pR Rider Spotlight – Dave Martinez

pR Rider Spotlight – Dave Martinez


Name: Dave Martinez

Hometown: Denver, Colorado

Current Home: Aurora

Discipline: Road

When did you join pedal? March 2015

How long have you been riding and racing? Riding for 45 years in one way or another. Raced briefly when I was much younger, felt it was time to make cycling a priority after I retired

What is your absolute favorite road or trail to ride? Any road that is smooth and without excessive traffic. I try to make time to ride thru Washington park occasionally just to remember what it used to be like before the speed limits and when it was the place to be seen. 

DaveMartinez2What piece of bike equipment/gear can you not live without? Our Pactimo kit – Pedal is always recognizable at any event. 

Favorite thing to do when you’re NOT riding your bike? Working on my bikes – making them the instruments of freedom they are intended for

Favorite motivational quote/saying? Velominati Rule #5 – “Harden The F–k Up”

Best race experience or highlight? This year’s Wheels of Thunder – one of those days when everything went right. And last year’s Peak to Peak weekday Crit in July on Tabletop mountain . Sometimes just staying in pack without getting dropped is a thrill

What are your goals for 2016? Recovery from a spill in November. Then be selective about which races to enter; events that give me the best chance of representing Pedal.