THIS EPISODE Mike catches up with Clark Sheehan, one time 7Up Colorado Cyclist racer now known as the “Fencing Tycoon,” who turns the tables on Mike and makes the podcast as much about Creed as himself.
Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Sheehan was lured to cycling much the same way as other Colorado natives during the late ’70’s and early ’80’s – by the Coors Classic. He began racing at the age of 14, and soon showed his gift by winning a junior national time trial title. An ‘apprenticeship’ under the then-national coach Eddie Borysewicz at the Olympic Training Center soon followed, along with time spent racing in Belgium.
In between laughing and reminiscing, the two talk dream women, teammates past, shifting priorities, being a polylinguist, everybody’s Randy Wicker legend, their times on U.S. Postal and Rock Racing, and how you come to rationalize things as a bike racer.
Their conversation ranges from track racing to cyclocross on mountain bikes and everything in between, including that time that Clark ruined Creed’s prom.
You’re guaranteed to enjoy this funny and freewheeling trip down memory lane with two old friends.