Bill Walsh

Club Member Since 4/22/2009

Bill Walsh -
"Ride it like you just stole it."

“Gears are for cyclists over 70”

City: Colorado Springs State: Co

Favorite Shoe: Asics Size: 10

Age: 72.7 years old

Marital Status: Married

Family members:
1 sister, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 1 nasty parrot and of course a wife.

What I do for work:
As little as possible (retired)

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
New York, Calif. Colorado I am mainly a cyclist and love riding up mtn. passes.

When I started running and what got me started:
2000, I needed a change from my cycling obsession

What does running mean to me:
Sometimes pain sometimes pleasure. I enjoy the companionship of the other runners.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
P.P. Ascent, P.P. Marathon, Mt. Evans Ascent, Discovery Trail Marathon, Barr Trail Mtn. race,Triple Crown of Running and one double.

What I like about trail/mountain running:
Scenery and easier on the joints than street

Favorite running trail and why:
Barr Trail because it's like an old friend

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Barr Trail Mtn race because it's managed well and has a friendly atmosphere about it and good pizza at the if only there was beer

Best running experience:
Finishing the double in "05"

Worst running experience:
08 Ascent in the snowstorm. I was so cold on top I felt sick, and not being able to finish the marathon the next day.

Neatest thing found on a run:
A bear

Running pet peeves:
People with earphones who don't hear on your left.

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I've made 11 parachute jumps and I smoked for 30 years (what was I thinking)? I didn't coach a famous San Fran. football team.

Other hobbies and interests:
Photography, cycling, drinking good beer

Other stuff:
favorite books... It's not about the bike...Atlas Shrugged
favorite foods...Italian, hot Thai food and on rare occasions a good steak
favorite movies.. "The Thing" and other old b/w horror films also "Breaking Away"

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