MOOTS Crew

Thad

Parts Program Manager…2.5 years in Steamboat Springs and at Moots…current quiver is all Moots: a 2008 Moots Rigormoots Rigid Singlespeed, a 2012 Moots Psychlo-X, and a 2018 Custom 650b Baxter nicknamed “Whaxter”…his Dad got him into cycling ..admires Stanley Wills. Thad refers to him as the Godfather and there’s an annual ride put together to honor, thank, and ride with Stanley back in Tennessee. “He’s everything you could ask for in a cyclist: friendly, inquisitive, tough as nails, loves seeking adventures, always finding great new “roads” and routes, stops and meets people all along the way, and is always smiling no matter how bad the ride gets.”…another cyclist he admires is Scott McConnell, who apparently is just like Stanley, only 30 years younger. “It’s worth getting to pedal with both of them.”..a dream cycling trip to Belgium enjoying cobbles, waffles, cross, and beer is on his to-do list..in the few remaining hours of the day that he isn’t on his bike you can find Thad typically playing in a creek with his four-legged buddy, JD, packrafting, or staring at maps dreaming up adventures…the Ramble Ride from Fort Collins to Steamboat and the 10 days he spent bikepacking around the Scottish Highlands have been the highlight rides of 2018 so far…

What working at Moots means to Thad:
“It means being able to follow one of my passions with people who share that passion. Plus it’s a rich culture of outdoors, adventure, bikes, dogs, exploration, giving back, being good stewards, and trying to enjoy every moment of these way too short and sometimes painful lives we live. It’s a healthy immersion.”