Kyle Paolucci

Kyle Paolucci is a Psychology and Criminal Justice double major at Monmouth University with aspirations of working for the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Kyle started with Elite Endurance in the spring and, in his first year back on the bike after a five-year hiatus, thorougly dominated the Beginner Category in the H2H Mountain Bike Race Series, podiuming at almost every event and taking 1st overall.

Height: 6’0”

December Weight: 167 lbs.

Race Weight: 158 lbs.

Birthdate, Location: April Fool’s Day, 1985 – Suffern, NY

Childhood Heroes: “My old man.”

Hobbies and Interests: “Skiing, hiking, tinkering, shooting, German cars.”

Favorite Movies: “Cocktail, Goodfellas, Full Metal Jacket, Rudy, A Few Good Men.”

Musical Tastes: “Metal. Hip-Hop.”

Favorite TV Shows: “Entourage, Top Chef.”

Favorite Meal: “Buffalo Wings and bottled beer.”

Favorite Breakfast Cereal: “Cracklin’ Oat Bran.”

Favorite Pre-Race Meal: “Penne with meat sauce, garlic bread, and salad.”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: “Coffee in the winter. Strawberry in the summer.”

Childhood Dream: “To design cars.”

First Car: “1997 Volkswagon Jetta.”

First Job: “Bike Sales at Campmor.”

Favorite Vacation Spot: “Anywhere the RMS Explorer of the Seas is traveling.”

Pre-Race Feeling: “Nervous, but a good nervous.”

Early Racing Memory: “Finishing 1st and thirteen minutes ahead of 2nd place in my very first race at age thirteen.”

Funny Racing Memory: “Got lost pre-riding a race course in Maryland late at night and stumbled upon a deaf child summer camp. The deaf camp counselor had to drive us out of the woods in her ratty, old pick-up.”

Greatest Racing Moment: “Actually finishing a lap at the Darkhorse 40.”

Most Painful Moment In Life: “When an irresponsible old lady broadsided my Jetta and totaled it.”

Worst Injury from Racing: “Separated shoulder.”

Closest Racing Friends: “Zack Koop.”

Funniest Racer: “Huh? Me.”

Favorite Race: “Tymor Park because the course is only open once a year for racers to race there. Neat feeling blasting through these woods…”

Embarrassing Racing Memory: “Missing my start time because in was in a Port-a- John.”

Toughest Competitors: “My pride.”

Favorite Athletes to Watch: “Earl Campbell, the 1970s Houston Oilers running back. Hans Stuck, a driver for the Audi World Rally Team during the 1980s.”

Qualities You Most Admire in People: “Respect and outspokenness.”

What You Love Most About Riding Your Bicycle: “Being outside and knowing I’m bettering myself.”