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Meet the Staff

At Las Vegas Cyclery, we take pride in our staff.  Knowledgeable, experienced and friendly, they all share a passion for cycling and Las Vegas.  Stop by today for a tune up, maps, directions or your brand new ride!

HEATHER FISHER, President

Rides: Specialized S-Works Tarmac

If I’m not riding, I’m: Running or swimming
Material possession I value most: My violin, family photo album
I used to be: A wimp
I love: My family (Jared, Orion, Dakota, Phoenix and Sequoia), sunsets and frogs
I want: More time
I need: A clone
My favorite type of trail: Uphill or sandy
Favorite trail: Power Point, Escalante Mountain Singletrack
Best Escape memory: Watching a thunderstorm wind its way back and forth through the 
Grand Canyon beneath out camp on the rim.
Words of wisdom: Aspire higher

 

JARED FISHER, Tour Director

Rides: Foes Mutz
Tires: Kujo 3.0 for 24’ wheels
Name of your bike: The Pig
Why I bike: I don’t like to run
Road Ride: Only when I want to make myself think I might be fast
If I’m not on tour, I’m: Eating ice cream at 2am
I hate: Being cold and sweaty simultaneously
I need: 6 more hours in the day
My favorite type of trail: Is usually the kind that other people dislike
Favorite grub box item: Gummy worms
Best Escape memory: Developing the Bryce to Zion tour in 1992 with Heather

Shawn Tyrone, General Manager & Master Mechanic

Hometown: Las Vegas
Years at LVC/Escape:  Handful of years.                                    
If I’m not riding, I’m:  eating
Winter sport: we have a winter?
Rides: Cannondale Scapel 29er
Tires:  round
Why you bike:  so I can eat what I want
What you drive: my coworkers crazy
Freeride or Cross Country:  Cross Country
Road ride:  yes please
Puke or Surrender:  puke, then surrender
Always carry: Iphone
Words of Wisdom: admit to nothing, deny everything, demand proof

Kevin Ford, Escape Adventures Tour Manager

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Years at LVC/Escape: Good amount.                                   
If I’m not riding, I’m: Planning next ride
If I’m not on tour, I’m:  Riding with my son
Favorite vacation spot:  whats that?

Winter sport: snow ball fight
Plans for the future:  Bikepacking, riding everywhere

Off-season gig:  Beer
Rides:  Santa Cruz Bullit
Tires: Maxxis
Name of your bike: Beast
First bike: Huffy, then Scwhinn Rigid
Why you bike: Explore, clear my head, exercise, enjoy nature, why would you not?
Worst crash: 10 years old huffy crash, ohhhh jumps.

What you drive: Nission Frontier
What material possession do you value most:  Bike
Won’t go on tour without: Camel Bak
Freeride or Cross Country: Both
Road ride: Panguitch Lake to Bryce Canyon
Puke or Surrender:  Puke
I use to be:  a Mechanic
I love:  my family
I hate:  bills
I want:  to keep riding
Most likely to find this is my guide pack: cliff bars
Other’s will say I’m:  LOUD
Always carry:  water
Words of Wisdom: slow down and breathe

Steve Clausse, "the Belgian", Sales Manager,

 

Hometown: Dampicourt, Luxembourg Region in Belgium.
Years at LVC: Started 2010

I use to be: A professional road bike racer in the 90's
Rides:  Specialized Diverge Bike, Santa Cruz Tallboy 27.5+.
Favorite bike: Specialized Crux, Specialized Venge, Santa Cruz 5010.

I'm not riding, I'm: Watching movies, eating out great food and Belgium Beers and wine.
Start cycling: Born in a bike shop. Daddy was a racer, at 6 years old first race in the grass in 1981

Favorite ride/trail: Gooseberry Mesa, Utah (MTB), Park City, Utah (Road)
Favorite tool: Feedback Sports Torque Wrench kit.
Words of wisdom/cycling tips: Slow or Fast, never stop and finish your ride or tri.
Best cycling experience: Won a couple of stages in the Tour of Ivory Coast, West Africa in 1996
Racing experience:  Road Pro raced in Europe then Central and South America until 1999. Start MTB racing in 2000 in Puerto Rico. Now Riding/Running for fitness mainly.

Jason Miller, Assistant Sales Manager

Hometown: South Haven, MI

Years at LVC: 4 years
Rides: 2015 Tarmac Pro Disc
Favorite Bike: If it’s what I have owned they have all been nice
I use to be: A manager at a decorative gravel yard
If I’m not riding: I’m sleeping or with the family
Start cycling: A long time ago
Favorite ride/trail:  While I mostly ride road now I loved mountain biking in Flagstaff, AZ
Favorite tool: Torque wrench (Ritchey it’s rebranded and was terribly expensive compared to the competition but it’s rarity endears it to me)
Words of wisdom: Don’t quit your day job
Best cycling experience: Aren’t they all good?
Racing Experience: I know how to get shelled in a Cat 5 race pretty well.
JOSEPH GAREY, Service Manager
Hometown: Las Vegas!
Years at LVC/Escape: Since summer 2020                            
If I’m not riding, I’m: Thinking about my next ride or consuming large quantities of food, mostly pizza. 
Winter sport: Just like my summer sport: BIKES!!!!
Rides: Specialized Epic EVO (MTB) and Gaulzetti Interclub (road)
Tires: Preferably rubber ones :)
Why you bike: Every day of riding brings its own new challenges and rewards, I have never had a dull day when I jump on the bike.  It has allowed me to travel across our beautiful country, creating a TON of memories that money can never buy and creating relationships with the BEST of people. But most importantly, riding brings me so much peace, that freedom to go where YOU want to go. 
What you drive: Murdered out honda civic Si AKA THE Batmobile 
Freeride or Cross Country: Cross country
Road ride: I have been known to do a couple of those.
Puke or Surrender: NEVER surrender. 
Always carry: My beloved birkenstocks 
Words of Wisdom: Don't try to do the best thing, just do the right thing.

Kevin Abalos, Sales Associate

 

Years at LVC/Escape: Since 2014                                      
If I’m not riding, I’m: Running
If I’m not on tour, I’m: Working
Off Season Gig- Running, playing PC games, and cross training
Favorite vacation spot: Ko-olina, Oahu,Hawaii
Winter sport: N/A
Plans for the future:  N/A
Rides: Specialized Venge Expert Disc
Tires:  continental GPA000s 2
First bike:  Allez Evo
Why you bike: excuse to wear tights 
Worst crash:  N/A
What you drive:2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo
What material possession do you value most: My presription glasses and Garmin
Road ride: Red Rock Scenic Loop
Puke or Surrender:  throw up and keep going
I love: when I hit a PR
I hate: when someone is cross wheeling me when I am by myself
I want:  To travel out of the U.S. more often. 
Other’s will say I’m:  A computer Geek 
Favorite grub box item: Clif Bars
Always carry: My iphone
Words of Wisdom: 
Make one up for me?

Chris Wideman, Sales Associates

Hometown: Woodbridge, VA
Years at LVC/Escape: Summer of 2020           
If I’m not riding, I’m: Spending time with family, and planning what, where and when I'm gonna ride next.
Winter sport: I moved to Las Vegas so I would not have to think about that.
Rides: Everything, but Steel Is Real.
Tires: Help my bicycle roll faster.
Why you bike: Because bikes help me to go fast, have fun and feel free!
What you drive: A Big A** Truck
Freeride or Cross Country: XC
Road ride: Yes please!
Puke or Surrender: Can't Stop, Won't Stop!
Always carry: Water
Words of Wisdom: Always be the pilot, never a passenger.

Bruce Balch, Sales Associates

Hometown: Las Vegas

Years at LVC/Escape: 1 wonderful year                                   
If I’m not riding, I’m: Playing bass at church or putting price tags on inventory.
Winter sport: Cycling
Rides: Specialized Tarmac and Stumpjumper
Tires: Road, Conti GP5000--Dirt, Specialized Butcher
Why you bike: Riding bikes is fun!
What you drive: Honda Element 
Freeride or Cross Country: Cross Country  
Road ride: Yes...The Loop  
Puke or Surrender: Puke
Always carry: Cell Phone, or Insulin Pump if you are diabetic.
Words of Wisdom: Keep it all in perspective. Faith, Family, then everything else.

Sheri Archibald,

Sales Associates and 2020 Specialized Ambassador

 

Hometown: Lambertville, NJ

Years at LVC: .5 
I use to be: A Painting Contractor for 20 years
Rides: S-works Tarmac and a Masi
Favorite bike: Specialized Venge or Stumpjumper

I'm not riding, I'm: thinking about riding.
Start cycling: At 3 years old

Favorite ride/trail: Anything dirt or Ride the Rockies with the Davis Phinney Foundation
Favorite tool: My bike.
Words of wisdom/cycling tips: Work hard and laugh through it all.
Best cycling experience: Racing Track Masters Worlds, Ride the Rockies, or Intelligentsia Cup
Racing experience: Spent many years racing Triathlon then moved on to Road Racing- (Stage races and criterium) as well as Track racing.

Chris Gorney, Tour Guide and Service

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Years at LVC/Escape: 4                              
If I’m not riding, I’m: Climbing a mountain
Winter sport: Desert Ultra Running or Snowboarding on the mountain
Rides: Everything
Tires: Rubber
Why you bike: To save my feet for trail running
What you drive: Tacoma Baby!
Freeride or Cross Country: Freeride, Freerun
Road ride: for fitness
Puke or Surrender: Rarely Puke, but I don't know what Surrender means...
Always carry: Water
Words of Wisdom: Go big or Go home! 

Erik Timbol, Sales Associates

Hometown: Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
Years at LVC/Escape: Feb 2020
                          
If I’m not riding, I’m: Running or swimming
Winter sport: Still thinking about it. 
Rides: cannondale super six evo
Tires: Specialized Turbo Pros 
Why you bike: To make my way to a triathlon’s 2nd transition.