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BIO: RICHARD McINTOSH

training • Mt Diablo
It's not about the bike
I am a retired internet software executive. My wife and I live in Lafayette, California, near our two children and two grandsons. We spend a lot of time cooking and eating and enjoying wine, with family and friends. We also are fond of gardening, reading, hiking, and live music and theater. Endorphins are my drug of choice.

Keep moving; nothing to see here
Once upon a time, I was a long-distance runner. I don't remember not running as a child, all day, every day. I was captain of the high school cross-country team, then extended the distances to 10Ks, half-marathons and marathons. Favorite marathons: Arcata Six Rivers, San Francisco, and Boston. I gave it up in middle age, to reduce wear and tear on the body. The bike pedals beckoned.

OK, it is about the bike
I am an independent, competitive age-group hill climber and occasional road racer. I ride a custom titanium frame built by Carl Strong in Bozeman MT.

My training regimen is focused on the Northern California Championships in 2018, when I break into the 70+ age group. I will strive for podium finishes in the Hill Climb and Road Race disciplines. I hope to qualify for the 2018 Nationals, as well.

"Independent" means that I am my own team. That gives me freedom to train and race as I choose, but also means that I rely on partnerships to help defray the costs of training and racing. If you would like to help me get to the podium, and get some positive publicity in return, check out the partnership opportunities on offer.

Team HC

The team is supported by a staff of dedicated managers and coaches.



Diamond Construction
Diamond Construction Inc.
••• gold partner •••
Mr Sparkle
Mr Sparkle Window Washers
••• silver partner •••

Bike
East Bay

Chez
Hélène

MCE
Deep Green

Friends of
the Mountain



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