Jerry Gala

Height: 5’10”

December Weight: 155 lbs.

Race Weight: 148 lbs.

Birthdate: May 23, 1969

Childhood Heroes: “Superman.”

Hobbies and Interests: “Riding bikes with my son.”

Musical Tastes: “Some old rock, some new.”

Favorite TV Shows:Criminal Minds, Surviving the Cut, Sniper. I also enjoy watching documentaries.”

Favorite Meal: “My favorite meal is the one I’m eating!”

Favorite Breakfast Cereal: “Don’t do the cereal thing – cannot stand the taste of milk.”

Favorite Pre-Race Meal: “3-egg bagel with cheese.”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: “Anything with peanut butter and chocolate.”

First Car: “1971 Ford station wagon for a year… until I earned enough money to buy my Camaro.”

First Job: “Winn Dixie – stocking shelves and cashier.”

Favorite Vacation Spot: “Jamaica—floating in pool with an Appleton Rum drink.”

Pre-Race Feeling: “Just ready to get it started.”

Early Racing Memory: “BMX racing with my buddy. We would make it a contact sport in the berms.”

Worst Injury from Racing: “Crashed hard in an off-camber turn, causing my shoulder to be shoved into the neck. Surgery soon followed to cut back the clavicle. OUCH!”

Closest Racing Friends: “Still racing with my friend, Kevin, from the BMX days.”

Favorite Athletes to Watch: “I really enjoy watching the ‘Isle of Man TT’ – those guys are FEARLESS!”

What You Love Most About Riding Your Bicycle: “Just getting away from the stress of owning and running a service business.”