Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Profile: Mike

Name: Mike
Nick name: Apparently it's Goofy Mike
Your alter-ego name: Superman. "If I go crazy then will you still call me Superman", ..."as long as you'll be my friend at the end" from Kryptonite by 3 Doors Down and "Men weren't meant to ride with clouds between their knees" from Superman by Five For Fighting
Age: 48
Team Role: Super Second and Wilderness Guardian / preventing running injuries. If it's longer than 107km I'm seconding.
Occupation: Nerd. Writing verrry boring technical documents, in a room without windows (Except 7)
Home Town: Edenvale in Gauteng
Goals: To get out of Gauteng on every possible occasion, see the stars, feel the breeze, converse with the trees, enjoy the variegated grasslands and look far into uninhabited distances unspoilt by 'civilization'.
Best AR Memory: Canoeing across Sterkfontein dam then floating kit and all across the weir.
Worst AR Memory: Having to quit the Harrismith UGE after 110km because of ITB (iliotibial band tendonitis)
Ultimate AR fantasy: Every event is fantasy fantastic.
Strange hobbies: Cycling in gay lycra stretchy pants (according to my son, Chris)
Guilty indulgence: I live life guilt free. Indulgences ? - Every 5 minutes more sleep in the mornings!
Must-have on every race: No helmet No ride. - Cheese and Ham buns for the picnics.
Sporting history: School Rugby, Rock climbing, Gymnastics, Hiking. Sailing catamarans. 7 years of Touch Rugby every weekday, Open water swimming. Step. Cycling. MTB. Astro Turf Hockey. Sprint AR. NB. No running!
Preferred discipline: I love my bike, pity I can't swim with it!
Worst sporting injury: that ITB (iliotibial band tendonitis)
Who do you consider your greatest competition in the team: William. I like winning.
Who in the team is the best entertainer: Con. 100 moods per race.
Do you think anyone in the team has a criminal record and for what? Sue, for torturing trees and keeping them in captivity.
Motto: Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must. (Goethe)

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