Name: Simon or Si
Position: Finish Gimp A.K.A. The Guy Who Always Gets Hurt
Time at Moots: 1 year
I was born in Steamboat Springs when Moots still made steel frames. Unfortunately, circumstances meant I was raised on the South-West Side of Cleveland, Ohio. Despite this, I began riding road bikes when I was in my teens and messing around on a mountain bike soon after. During high school my interest in manufacturing and design took off and combined with my interest in cycling lead me on a path to engineering.
After high school I attended the Colorado School of Mines and participated in some racing along with competing in swimming and diving with a side of snow sports.
After obtaining a degree, I returned to Steamboat to spend some time with family and try my hand at being a ski and bike bum… I couldn’t have guessed that I would get the opportunity to work at Moots.
Outside of cycling and Moots, I enjoy reading, skiing and snowboarding, springboard and cliff diving, spending time with my family and all that fun stuff. I guess that some combination of those interests would make for my perfect day, but I’d be just as happy to go for a relaxed mountain bike ride with friends followed by a good meal.
(From Simon’s toaster) “Simon wakes up every day rushing to get out the door. Every day he burns a bagel and slathers it with copious cream cheese. If he wakes up early enough, he reads CyclingNews and BikeRadar’s bikes, tech, gear and race updates on his computer while munching down on said bagel, a banana and slamming some OJ and water. Then, he leaves me sitting out all day to cool down.”
(From Braden R. Kappius) Simon likes to be dominated. He takes whatever I say or give to him. Couldn’t ask for someone more accepting.