Following his fathers footsteps, at age 6, David started his sporting lifestyle with competitive running and has been in motion ever since.
Ran his first 30k at age 10, & smashed a sub 32 minute 10k at 14 years old. Captain of the Track & Cross Country Teams at New Albany High School in Indiana, darting to a blistering 1:42.8 for 800 meters, national level 4:08 mile, and rounding out a sub 15 minute 5k on the grass. He picked up his lifelong athletic passion, Bike Racing, at age 14 and has been hammering ever since.
Cranked out more than 200,00 miles with fair share of victories, podiums, defeats, getting dropped countless times, hundreds of flats, spills, thrills, mishaps, & spent thousands of hours on in the saddle across all disciplines.
After 26 seasons, "Retired*" from Elite competition in 2012, having pinned a race number on over 1800 times, which is 5+ consecutive YEARS of daily racing!
*One never to give up, recently started limited local racing in 2017.
- Everyday Bike: Fuji Transonic SL
- Other bikes: Cyfac Spirit, 1992 custom Cherry Bomb, Breezer Beltway 11
- Components: Shimano Ultegra Di2 with Stages Power
- Wheels: HED Jet 60
- Favorite Ride: Qinqhai Lake Region
- Favorite Race: Tour of South China Seas or maybe Vuelta Zulia in Venezuela
- Favorite Clothing: TOR+ woven bib shorts by Verge Sport
- Muffin or Pastry: Scone
- Liquid: Strong Coffee, cream no sugar
- Chamois Creme: Yes, please
- You can find me riding: In the gutter
Handcrafted in La Fuye, France, to celebrate the birth of my son Devin, blending old world craftsmanship with new era technologies, & displayed as a NAHBS show bike. Aggressive "Criterium" geometry, this Spirit features bi-laminate bottom bracket, silver fillet brazing, & custom paint.
Fuji Transonic SL
Having worked with ASI as a supplier for several projects with Sommerville Sports, it was natural to gravitate towards riding models from across their collections and brands. Previous to the Transonic SL was a special edition Altimari, which was outstanding, and when this rocket was announced I swtiched with no looking back. It started close to spec with Red 22, but switched over to Ulterga Di2 6800 in early 2016 with Hed Jet 60 Wheels in 2016
Breezer Beltway 11
Daily commuter featuring Gates CDX CenterTrack Carbon Drive , Shimano Alfine 11 group (Front dymno, rear 11-speed internal rear hub & hyrdo disc brakes), B&M Lumotech headlight and taillight and the full fenders with integrated lighting conductors