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Rouvy Legends - Chris Fandel

"When it gets busy, my cycling miles drop. The trainer helps sometimes because it’s so convenient. You just hop on and go. "

Greetings, Chris! Thank you for taking the time for our interview! What is your home country and town where you spent your childhood?                                                                                                                                  

My home is Saint Cloud, Minnesota in the U.S.

 

Please, could you describe your story of getting acquainted with cycling and your first bike?

I’ve been biking most of my life. I used to bike to school, including during the winter.  There were a few years when I didn’t ride much after I got my driver’s license. Then, I had a leg injury where I tore a quad.  I started riding again to strengthen it back up, and have been riding ever since. That was a little over 25 years ago. My first bike I bought at that point was a Raleigh R300.  That’s the oldest one I have left hanging in my garage that is yet waiting to be brought back to life.

 

Where are you based at the moment?

I am still in the Saint Cloud area; I’ve moved around a few times, but have stayed within 10 miles of where I started.

 

 

What are you doing outside of the training room (workplace)?

I work in the Information Technology area at a local university.

 

Nice! :-)  What does your "PainCave" look like (bikes, trainers, accessories)?

I have a couple of bikes that I rotate on the trainer, depending on the time of year.  In the winter, I usually use my main road bike. In the summer, I use one of my older bikes.  I sometimes use an iPhone or an iPad connected to the TV via an Apple TV, and sometimes I just use a laptop. It depends. I have the bike setup behind my couch in our basement living room - with a number of fans around me.  I don’t think you can have too many fans.