Chris Wherry’s Last Pro Road Race this Thursday
Local professional road cyclist, Chris Wherry will be racing in Dallas Texas this thursday for his last road race of his career. Then he’s shooting back to Durango to race SSWC09. Chris won the National Championships in Philadelphia in 2005 and had a super solid career with high powered teams, Toyota-United and Saturn.
Q: How many years have you been racing road bikes? How many mountain
bike races have you done?
A: I’ve been racing for 25 years on the road. I’ve done only about 15
mt. bike races in my career but one was winning the inaugural Vail 100.
Q: What’s the lowdown on this last race of yours?
A: The last official race I’m doing for my road racing career is the
Texas Tough USA Crit Series race in Dallas TX. It’s the biggest crit
in TX but I wish it was in Boulder CO where I started racing. I’m
still planning on racing local races and anything that looks like
it’s gonna be a ton of fun. I’m just not gonna race full time
anymore. Let the fun rides begin!
Q: What gear are you running for sswc09?
A: I have no idea. Probably whatever is on my bike now. Which I also
don’t know the answer to. Is a 53X12 too big?
Q: What is your best mtb trick? Road bike trick?
A: I’m pretty low on the trick totem pole but I like to flick small
rocks and sticks off the trail when I’m riding. I can only do it to
the left though. Pretty lame I know. My best road bike trick is being
able to adjust my barrel adjuster on my rear derailer while riding
the bike. I’ve had to do it in quit a few races over the years.
Q: If you had an hour and a half to ride from town, what route would you
take with the 1×1?
A: I’d probably do Sailing Hawks then over to Hidden Valley, to Star-
wars, to roots, to the new dump trail, to Spirt trail.
Q: What is your current 1×1 bike setup?
A: I’m riding a full carbon Fuji, Mt fuji model. 100m Rock Shox
Recon. It’s pretty light and stiff which is nice for SS’n. It’s a
bike I got from the Toyota United team and just striped the parts off
of it. Nothing too special.
Q: Do you want the tattoo?
A: Got to be honest, don’t have any tats and not really lookin to get
one anytime soon. So no.