Ryan Gamm, 24, 5-7 140 lbs of Furry, Green Eyes.
Born: Cleveland Ohio, Currently (well by the time you get this) Oxford Ohio going after a Masters in Education, so I can yell at kids in a socially appropriate environment, er ah, I mean teach kids.
I started racing mountain bikes when I was 17 after a few years of BMX. At 19 I switched to Road Bikes and cut my teeth in the Atlantic Collegiate Cycling Conference while training in the mountains of Boone North Carolina where I was attending Appalachian State and even went to classes on rainy/snowy days.
By 20 I had transferred to Miami University and upgraded to a Cat 1, during 2003 I had a bout with Chronic Fatigue and Mono, by the end of the season I hung up my wheels for good, well until I had a chance meeting with fate. By fate I mean Tim Swain (Teammate- Ed), who convinced me to give racing another go and offered me a spot racing for Savage Hill.
I spent fall of 04 studying in Luxembourg and backpacking around Europe, Oktoberfest and Sweden were my favorites, from what I can remember. I also spent 3 weeks studying tropical plants on Andros Island in the Bahamas.
Funniest experience on a bike: I was attacked by a turkey, no joke.
I bake the best damn Chocolate Chip Cookies in the world. I used to be a fat kid, I could go back at any moment.
Nicknames, Gambo, Gammer the Hammer, 'The Game', Gamm, College, etc
In Dec 04 I graduated from Miami University of Ohio with BA in Geography and Environmental Science, I plan to do nothing with it.
I drove overnight once from College Station Texas to Cleveland Ohio so I could make it back in time for a 4th of July party.
My strenghts on the bike include climbing, sprinting if its been a hard race, mind control, and fitting through tight spaces in a field.
I have a mild obsession with Argile Socks.
I once organized a Pub Crawl after the Tour de France, the 'Tour de Beers' there were no finishers, but I did win stage one and held the Yellow Jersey until the TTT...people at Miami still Talk about the TDB!
Dislikes: mean people, tall women, boring weekends, jean shorts, growing up, and fat free anything.
Best Results, 11th Stage 2 Tour de Toona 04, 11th Murrysville 04, 6th Stage 8 Tour of Ohio 04, 10th GC tour of Ohio 05, 23 Elite Cits Natz 05, 1st Tour of Richland County 04, 1st Renissance Crit 05, 1st Yellow Springs GP 04. 3rd Overall Atlantic Collegiate Cycling Confernce, Ohio State Crit Championships Twice the Bronze Medalist.
Thats all I got, cheers.
Doesn't he put the pretty in Pretty Boy? (They tell me he's smart too ladies. Now, does he cook and do windows?)