|FRED JOHNSTON - OWNER
This is a lifelong gig for me. I've worked in bike shops since I was 15. This year
will make 40 in the bike business. For some reason it never gets old. It's more fun
now that we have our own building and can set things up any way we like. And it's
a cool building.
My latest inspiration is a big group of road riders that grew out of our indoor
training classes. And of course cyclocross racing, the craziest sport ever, very
fun. I love cross country and downhill mountain biking also.
|TJ - SENIOR MECHANIC
My original passion is BMXing, though when I started working at the bike shop, the
others kept begging me to try mountain biking. So I borrowed bike and haven't
looked back since. Though I am a fan of all types of biking, nothing gets me
stoked like loading up the truck and heading to the trail.
My favorite place to mountain bike, when I am lucky, is Whistler, BC. Whistler has
the best EVERYTHING, and at the end of the day I realize all you need is a good
bike and a good trail!
|Jonathan T. Suttles, MS, PT - Physical Therapy Consultant
Doing triathlons in the 1980s led to a career as a physical therapist in the 1990s.
Over the past 20 years I have had multiple opportunities to evaluate and treat
people with a variety of athletic injuries. I find that athletes are highly motivated,
interested in their overall fitness and don't mind working hard. How Inspiring is that!
My passion for cycling and running has never faded. Recently, with the help of
Fred and his team at The ReCycle Shop, I have replaced my 35 year old Pinarello.
As a cyclist I have come to fully appreciate a well-fitted bike; as a physical therapist
I know it can prevent injuries. I am honored that Fred has included me in the
ReCycle Shop team.
Good luck with your up coming season. Hope to see you on the road.
Click Here for Jonathan's Website
|KEN AUSTIN - SHOP RAT
My day job entails monitoring Earthquake and Volcanic hazards, building and
maintaining GPS monitoring networks. I've recently been certified by Specialized in
their bike fitting program, and you can find me here in the shop, working with Fred
on bike fitting, tweaking this website, working on the general web presence, or
doing design work for clothing and other items, occasionally leading spin class,
and doing special projects around the shop.
I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of cycling, racing Cyclocross, Mountain, and Road,
just going on fun group rides, or commuting around town. I have been around
shops and bikes for the last 22 years, and think that one of the best places to be is
outside in the saddle.
|COLTON BEUTEL - Mechanic
Colton was hanging out so much that we decided to give him a job for the
summer. Two years later he has proven to us that he is a real go-getter and an
ace mechanic. With his youthful enthusiasm, he definitely keeps the rest of the
crew in touch with their younger selves.
Numerous attempts to get him onto a mountain bike or road bike have fallen
short, but someday he will rip around with us "old folks." Until then, the streets are
no match for him and his BMX crew!
SETH MILLS - MANAGER
Being a part of a bike shop is all I ever wanted since I started working on bikes
"several" years ago. The people I get to help and talk to every day make every day
I come to the shop worth it. There is no reason to come to work in a bad mood
when you have the best job on earth.
I started as a mountain biker (hard to believe I know) but my love of road biking
has taken over in the past few years. I just can't get enough of pushing myself and
the bicycle to go faster.
Hopefully someday everyone will enjoy the benefits of cycling. I encourage people
to start small. Make the short trip to the store for some late night ice-cream. Trust
me it will be worth it, you'll feel like a kid again!
I’m a girl and I love to ride bikes. My primary passion for two wheeled adventures is
cyclocross but I’ll try out a road race or occasional duathlon just to mix things up.
Mostly, I enjoy the fun group rides every Monday (Ladies’ Night), Tuesday and
Seeing other people start out on a bike and seasoned veterans with years of
cycling experience all co-mingle is part of the spirit of cycling at The ReCycle Shop.
You’ll see me leading the Ladies’ Night rides and tagging along on the group rides,
always with a smile on my face.
Any day on a bike is a good day and I encourage anyone to challenge me on that.