Hello world! My name is Tim Stout……aka The Renaissance Man.
I am a very fortunate to be married to a beautiful and smart woman for the past 20+ years that has supported many of my undertakings. In July 2010, due to my growing weight, I jumped head first into road cycling. As always, my wife offered her support and now I am a cycling junkie.
We have 3 awesome kids that have and will continue to achieve great things. We live in Georgetown in an awe inspiring area for cycling and attend Ss. Francis and John Catholic Parish. I am a University of Louisville graduate (Thanks to my friends Luigi and Farhood!) with a degree in Industrial Engineering (but I am an avid University of Kentucky sports fan). Currently, I am the COO for a limestone mining company in Lexington, KY.
My first bike was a Giant Seek 0 Hybrid. A heavy 28 pound bike that helped me ride 1,000 miles in my first six months. But I soon realized it was going to take more ”bike” to help me achieve my goals. So I acquired a Litespeed Archon C3 full carbon bike with Ultegra components. Going from a 28 pound bike to an 18 pound bike makes a huge difference!
Two things pointed me to cycling – my weight and my oldest son. Two things keep me going – my good friend Masher and the satisfaction I get from pedaling mile after mile and knowing that I can do it. From August 2010 through July 2011, my cycling accomplishments have been great:
- A lasting friendship with my good friend Kevin “The Masher” Pearl.
- Losing 25 plus pounds of extra weight – headed towards losing another 40.
- Riding over 2,500 miles including two centuries and a ride across Kentucky.
My goals are still numerous and I have just begun this cycling adventure. But over the past year, I have realized how important bicycling safety needs to improve. So we have started RAM Cycling. One major focus will be to improve cycling awareness and hopefully to pass a “3 feet 2 pass” law in Kentucky.
If you are new or old to cycling, just remember to keep moving forward on your bike!