Jeff Brown is a native Baltimorean, now living in Chapel Hill, NC. At age 8, he received a Mongoose BMX bike, but that didn’t last long. The biking bug bit him again at age 35, and it’s here to stay!
Jeff has two favorite memories riding bikes, both shared with his Joe’s Racing Teammates. The first is Baker’s Dozen, a thirteen-hour relay race, during which he got to hang out with his friends the majority of the day, a real treat since, as he puts it, “Our bike team is really small and close, and I love seeing everyone.” The second is camping and racing with Joe’s Racing Team members Chris Lane, Kathleen Sheehan, and Carla Williams. “Cohutta and Mohican NUE races were so great because of their company. Love you guys.”
Jeff’s first race didn’t go so smoothly; he was in need of a repair early on and had forgotten his gloves, so with a rigid single speed on loan from Joe and bloodied, blistered hands, he had to bail by hour 3. To hear him tell it, however, the tale isn’t one of pain and disappointment, but of fun and getting hooked to the sport.
Loch Raven holds a special place in Jeff’s heart as where he learned to ride. He cites the ORAMM course as “silly fun,” and is a big fan of the Save-A-Limb route in northern Baltimore County.