AMBASSADOR PROFILE

Gregor Syben

Gregor Syben

Tahoe City, CA

HOMETOWN: Laguna Beach, CA

BIO | Gregor has been cycling for a very long time… he started mountain biking back in the late 80’s when he was in high school.  “I love to ride my bike, preferably mountain, but I’ll road ride if necessary.  I used to race a little bit but and rode in the BCBR over the summer, what I really enjoy these days is riding with friends and family — chasing my kids down the mountain, laps on western states with our dog Max, and of course exploring new singletrack when ever possible.”

BIKES | 2017 Ibis Ripley LS 29’er w/ 1×12 Eagle, perfect from long climbs and amazing on the descents. When chasing the kids I ride a 2015 Specialized Stumpjupber Expert Carbon World Cup 29er, and finally an old Niner single speed, which is perfect for loops on Jackass and a lot of the local trails.

WHY DO YOU LOVE OLYMPIC BIKE SHOP? Olympic Bike Shop has fantastic service and the ever important quick turnaround times, but what I love the most about Olympic Bike Shop is all the great people who work there.  Stopping by to have my bike worked on or grabbing a spare part is like visiting a friend’s house, it’s not just a ‘retail experience’.  John & Peter will take the time to chat for a moment, even on the busiest of days… Craig always seems to have baked some sort of goody for the shop that he is willing to share… Molly always has a sense of humor and seems to secretly run the business in the background… and the mechanics (I better keep this ‘short’) are just awesome – whether making a joke at one another’s expense (or mine when I often deserve it) or focusing on getting the bike just right and out the door ASAP.  While out riding I try to act as a mountain biking ‘goodwill ambassador’ of sorts, sharing my positive experience with others, and Olympic Bike Shop shares this interest.

 

Gregor Syben

Accomplishments

2017

209th Overall

BC Bike Race

BC Bike Race

18th of 68 in Solo Veterans Div. 7 days of sweet riding and racing. Totally exhausted by the end!

Activities

mountain biking
skiing
running
paddleboarding

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