Hello world!  My name is Tim Stout……aka The Renaissance Man and now know as the Iron Deacon.

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.  At the end of 2015, I started to compete in Triathlons, leading to a Half Ironman in 2016 and a Full Ironman in 2017.

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!  My tri-bike is a Specialized Shiv that has carried me through many races.

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 December 2017, my cycling and triathlon 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.
  • Riding the Assault on Mount Mitchell.
  • Completing Ironman 70.3 Steelhead in 2016.
  • Completing Ironman Louisville in 2017

My goals are still numerous and I hope this adventure carries on for many more years.

If you are new or old to cycling, just remember to keep moving forward on your bike!