In an attempt to become well acquainted with the 2014-15 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Wheelmen community, Ethan Lawrence marks the first rider spotlight. The following information was provided as a set list of questions, which Lawrence took in stride. All responses are unedited.
How long have you been a member of the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Wheelmen or Wheelwomen?
This is my first year as a part of the CP Wheelmen
What is your favorite part of the Wheelmen and cycling, in general?
I love the group/social rides because they allow me to meet new people while exploring new routes in the SLO area. It also makes my rides a lot more enjoyable.
What cycling disciplines are you involved with?
Officially, I am a roadie and cyclocrossy(?) and I love to race both bikes but whenever I can I try to get on a mountain bike.
Please describe your favorite San Luis Obispo ride.
My favorite ride in SLO is riding up Perfumo or See Canyon. Both rides are a struggle to the top but reward you with excellent views and exciting descents.
What are you interested in accomplishing, with the Wheelmen, throughout 2014 and 2015?
My goals for the fall and winter are to train as consistently as possible while trying not to burn my self out. Once 2015 rolls around I plan on racing as many collegiate and non-collegiate races as possible.
What are you studying at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo?
I am a third year Business Admin. Major with a concentration in Marketing
What is your favorite genre of music and your favorite song?
This is a tuff question because I am one of the most indecisive people in the world but what I’ve been listening to lately is more acousticy and live music. One of my favorite artists is William Fitzsimmons so pretty much any of his songs.
Do you prefer “SLO Donut Company” or “Old West Cinnamon Rolls”?
Old West Cinnamon Rolls because it’s the last one I went to.
Please provide us with one interesting fact about yourself.
I only have half of the feeling and use of my right pinky because I cut the nerve and tendon last year
Aside from cycling and education, what occupies your time?I love movies, music and have played guitar for the past few years so all my free time is spent doing those activities. I love going up to the top of the PCV parking structures at night to play guitar. Sometimes people come up there and listen for a little. It’s been a great and awkward way to meet people!