Name: Dave Walston
City: Traverse City
2012 GTMTBA Races: Yankee Springs TT, Mud, Sweat and Beers, Arcadian Grit and Gravel, Battle at the Burg, Peak2Peak, Iceman Cometh, and more.
Favorite Place to Ride: VASA Single Track and Arcadia Dunes.
Started Mountain Biking: Dave started riding in August 2010. His first race was in October 2010.
More Details About Dave: Dave says, “I’m a 40 year old former Marine and father of six (think the Brady Bunch). I’m happily married to my best friend Mrs. Stacy Walston, a real keeper. I’ve worked in sales/purchasing and management of the forestry and lumber industry since 1994. I enjoy all types of outdoor activities, especially the ones that can be done with my family. Camping, kayaking, backpacking, and archery all top my list of top outdoor activities to do.”
Dave’s favorite place to visit is anywhere in the Caribbean with his wife. His favorite foods are Mexican and Italian cuisine, and just about anything with chocolate or peanut butter.
He’s Most Looking Forward To: Dave says he is most looking forward to improving his fitness and abilities on a bike this year. 2011 was his first season of competition of any sort in a long time, and he can’t wait to see some more changes!
“I want to feel physically and mentally better each year by being more active on the bike and training more between rides. I can’t wait to enjoy this upcoming season with this biking community that I’ve so luckily stumbled upon.”
Editor Note: You can also check out Dave’s personal blog at deedub12.blogspot.com.