Jim Vreeland

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Height: 5’8″

December Weight: 180

Race Weight: 170

Birthdate: November 30, 1974

Childhood Heroes: “Matt Hoffman, Kirk Hammett.”

Hobbies and Interests: “Volkswagens and Guitars.”

Favorite Movies:Rad, Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”

Musical Tastes: “My iPod is filled with everything from Christina Aguilera to Cannibal Corpse.”

Favorite TV Shows:How It’s Made, South Park, anything where people freeze in Alaska.”

Favorite Meal: “Baked Tofu and mashed potatoes in Mushroom gravy.”

Favorite Breakfast Cereal: “Fruity Pebbles.”

Favorite Pre-Race Meal: “MetRX Big100.”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: “Birthday Cake.”

Childhood Dream: “To become a rockstar.”

First Car: “1988 Ford Bronco2.”

First Job: “McDonald’s in Cliffwood Beach.”

Favorite Vacation Spot: “Asheville, NC.”

Pre-Race Feeling: “I have to pee.”

Early Racing Memory: “I remember when they held MTB races at Allaire.”

Funny Racing Memory: “My first road race I clipped in and sprinted off the line to get the Holeshot. Years of racing MTB and BMX cannot be unlearned.”

Greatest Racing Moment: “Winning Waywayanda as my first Cat1 race.”

Most Painful Moment In Life: “Losing my grandmother, she was a huge role model for me.”

Worst Injury from Racing: “I’ve had too many to list while training, but while racing I snapped my arm during my first Pro Race at Fair Hills in 2010.”

Closest Racing Friends: “I don’t have any friends while racing.”

Funniest Racer: “Steve Mancuso.”

Favorite Race: “BearScat50.”

Embarrassing Racing Memory: “I don’t get embarrassed, I’ve made many, many stupid mistakes throughout the 30+ years I’ve been racing bicycles.”

Toughest Competitors: “Jay Petervary, Charly Tri, Joe Stiller, Ben Doom, Dan Lockery.”

Favorite Athletes to Watch: “Jay Petervary.”

Qualities You Most Admire in People: “High work ethic, enthusiasm, sense of adventure.”

What You Love Most About Riding Your Bicycle: “Getting lost far away from home. Seeing my son come into his own as a mountain biker.”

Photo Credit: Luke Kelly