pR Rider Spotlight – Gary Harty

Name: Gary Harty

Hometown: Bellows Falls Vermont

Current Home: Lakewood Colorado

Discipline and category: Road and Cross MM60+ and MM40+ Cat 4/5 or MM50+ Cat 4

When did you join pedal? Jan 2016

How long have you been riding and racing? Started riding in 1967 – started racing 1976 – raced extensively 1987-88 – Returned to racing in 2012 after 25 years of not racing.

What have you done to add value for our sponsors recently? How did you do it? Through my advocacy work I am working to bring Cycling Without Age to Lakewood and to Littleton with involvement of Pedal Bike Shop. Cycling Without Age seeks to take seniors out of nursing homes and give them a riding experience in special rickshaws.

What sponsor cant you live without, and what product or service of theirs do you like/need so much?pedal ( I love my small stable of Cannondale Bikes (CAAD 9 – CAAD X – Flash Carbon Lefty).  My wife loves that the team wears the Orange LAZER helmets making us easy to spot in the pack.  Wish I had the Shimano S-Phyre shoes in yellow to complete my ensemble making me easy to spot at a distance.

Favorite motivational quote/saying? “Being a rational being is great. That way we can justify everything we do.” Ben Franklin (with tongue in cheek).

Best race or ride experience or highlight? Rode from Denver to New England on honeymoon in 1977 – rode Ride The Rockies with my son in 2011 – rode the Gap of Dunloe in Ireland in 2012 – Best Race experience: giving a friend a lead out to win a prime at Bannock Criterium in 2015.

What are your goals or what are you looking forward to in 2017? Fewer races but better performance. Supporting my teammates in a supporting role on the sidelines. Making Cycling Without Age a success.

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