Member Spotlightby Paul Baldwin
Editor’s note: This is the first installment of a new feature that highlights individual Louisville Bicycle Club members. Each newsletter will tell a little bit about each cyclist, how they got into cycling, and their favorite rides. Thanks to Paul Baldwin for implementing this special addition to the newsletter. If you would like to nominate someone to be featured in a future Member Spotlight, please send your nomination to or call Sara Ferebee at 664-2642.
Steve Montgomery, Sales Manager for Dealer Specialties, an Internet marketing firm for car dealerships.
Years riding: Two
Accolade: Most improved rider for 2005.
How I got into cycling: Two years ago, Steve began a Team in Training program for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with stepdaughter Sandy Vazzana. One of his first club rides was out of E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park to Bagdad,Ky. Although it took him and his stepdaughter five hours to complete the 45-mile route, LBC member Mary Brice stayed with them the entire way. The 2003 Old Kentucky Home Tour, during which he rode the 55-mile route, was one of his first longer rides.
Favorite rides: Century ride to New Haven, Ky.; Cades Cove in Smoky Mountain National Park
Advice to cyclists: “Get a good bike. Get some good equipment. Stay on the bike, and get the miles in. Be patient. Don’t feel like you have to ride with the lead group to have fun. Just ride the bike.”
Goals for 2006: To log 10,000 lifetime miles by the end of the 2006 season. (He currently has more than 6,300 miles with the club.)
Jenny Gray, registered associate at SmithBarney’s East Louisville branch
Years riding: Three
Accolade: Most improved rider for 2005
Favorite rides: Mad Dog centuries; Sunday rides from E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park
Advice to cyclists: To become a better rider, she took the advice of fellow club member Mike Kamenish: “You just have to ride all the time.”
Goals for 2006: To participate in the Mad Dog Challenge; to continue riding and maintaining her fitness.
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web posted: 31 December 2005
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