Mike Hainsworth


My Gerard Experience

I’ve primarily been a criterium racer, so for me sure handling and stable agility are the most important qualities a bike can have.

Most of the crit races I’ve won were because I went through the last corner faster than anyone else. The only way I can do that is on a bike that I don’t have to “steer.” The Force 100 just turns itself when you lean the bike over. There’s no second guessing that creeps into your head, as with inferior bikes. With my Force 100 I can thread the quickest line on a curvy downhill with minimal braking and then punch through the last corner in a crit carrying more speed out of the corner than most other bikes I’ve ridden. The bike just goes exactly where I want it to.

Racing or not, my Gerard Force 100 suits me perfectly.

About Mike


From

Plymouth, NC USA

Based

Seattle, WA USA

Age

50

Claims to Fame

1996Champion—Washington State Criterium Championships, USA
1985Champion—North Carolina Junior Road Race Championships, USA
2004, 20061st place—Redmond Derby Days Criterium, USA

Pro Team(s)

  • 1993-1994: Tulsa Cyclones (National Cycling League)

Current Gerard Cycles Bike

Force 100

Off the Bike Obsession

Surfing

My Links

2006 Ballard Criterium

Looking forward to a sprint finish, keeping a wary eye.

2001 U.S. National Masters Criterium Championships

Ready for the next corner.

1993 Gastown Grand Prix

Diving into the corner and holding the line.

Off the Bike

Waiting for a big one at Neah Bay, WA USA