pR Rider Spotlight – Morgan Brown

Name: Morgan Brown

Hometown: Varied

Current Home: Denver

Discipline (road/mountain/cross/everything) and category (if you race): Road/CX

When did you join pedal? 2016

How long have you been riding and racing? Second year of racing

What have you done to add value for our sponsors recently? How did you do it? I really appreciate what our sponsors do for the team and wish I could do more for them!  That said, I try to shop at pedal whenever I can and am a voracious consumer of Honey Stinger products.

What sponsor cant you live without, and what product or service of theirs do you like/need so much?Stages (https://stagescycling.com/). Stages makes a great power meter. I appreciate their generous sponsorship of pedal Racing.

Favorite motivational quote/saying? “It never gets easier, you just go faster.” – Greg LeMond

Best race or ride experience or highlight? I won the 2016 Cat 5 OZ Road Race, which was awesome. I upgraded soon thereafter, and proceeded to be peloton fodder for the rest of 2016. However, I had a wonderful time at the Steamboat Springs Stage Race – I had been sick for two weeks prior and wasn’t in good shape. I freed myself from the burden of worrying about placing, and instead just enjoyed a weekend of racing with great teammates (and my family). If I had to choose between winning a race and enjoying racing, I would choose the latter.

What are your goals or what are you looking forward to in 2017? I am looking forward to seeing our 40+4 group work effectively as a TEAM. The 2016 SM4’s had three riders (David McNeill, Will Pirkey, Nate Pitzer) who are all very strong in general, but each have a different “top strength”. These guys worked hard to get each other on podiums, and vaulted pR to #2 in the team cup. Regardless of individual outcomes, I want to see a core group of at least 5 40+4’s working together and taking some road cup points. The podiums will come if we can work together.

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