Brandon Dwight is a well known figure in the Boulder cycling scene. Not only is he a National CX champion (Men 35-39 - 2007 and 2008), he is also owner of Boulder Cycle Sport. With the opening of his second BCS store, 303Cycling decided to ask him some questions about his start in the sport as well as his latest endeavor. Here are his answers:
[303Cycling] Tell us a little about Brandon Dwight's cycling history.
[Brandon] When I came to Boulder in 1990 to attend the University of Colorado, like most freshman, I bought my first mountain bike. I believe, it was a hardtail Giant ATX 760. I thought it was the coolest bike ever. I started exploring the hills and trails around Boulder. In fact, I can recall riding up Flagstaff on that bike searching for trails, not knowing most trails in Boulder were off limits to mountain bikers. There I was in my hiking boots, old ratty t-shirt, baggy sweatpant shorts and no helmet, hammering up the base of Flagstaff. After about 5 minutes, it felt like my legs caught fire and my lungs were bleeding. I thought I as going to die of a heart attack at 19 years old. I had to pull over at the first turn out, hoping there was a pay phone (no cell phones back then!) in case I had to call 911.