Bill G. is the next subject in our series of employee profiles. The staff of both Discount Tri Supply and Kyle’s Bikes work hard to provide you with excellent customer service and we want you to be able to get to know them.
Bill G. has worked at Discount Tri Supply since February 2011.
BA in Business from Iowa State University
How long have you been working in the cycling/triathlon field?
What do you like best about working at Discount Tri Supply?
Two things. After 20-plus years working sales in the bike business, I enjoy the hours here. Until this job I’ve worked weekends since high school. And I like getting to work with a good mix of people I’ve worked with for years and a bunch of new people.
Do you consider yourself a triathlete, a cyclist, a runner, a swimmer…?
Recreational cyclist. I enjoy road and mountain biking.
What got you interested in cycling?
As a kid I loved riding my bike and was always having to fix my bikes, so I would hang out at the local bike shop. It just grew from there.
Do you race?
I used to mountain bike race and have done a couple of cyclocross races in the past. I'd like to do some more cross races because I like the idea of seeing how far can you go in a fixed time period.
If you could have any bike in the store, which one would it be?
S-Works Hardtail Stumpjumper
What bike accessory could you not live without?
Garmin GPS. Never thought I would buy one, but now I’m hooked. Can’t wait to get home and download my ride to see where I went.
What's some of your favorite gear?
Tools. I like to be able to fix anything on my bike at home, and I carry small lightweight tools that can do a lot on rides. Nothing makes me feel better than running into a novice on the trail with a problem and being able to fix it. And a CO2 pump—best thing ever invented.
Wife Julie and a houseful of cats
Building bikes by starting with 1 part, ex: finding a cool rear hub on sale and starting the project there Watching car races, especially anything on dirt Remote control cars Fishing
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Right here trying to help Discount Tri Supply and Kyle's Bikes keep growing and improving.