AREA OF EXPERTISE:
Logistics and race planning, wrenching (master of the zip-tie), driver, and back-up for everything except lifting equipment on/off car roof. Occasional training partner and domestique.
EXPERIENCE IN # OF MILES COVERED WITH TJB:
About 10,000 miles covered with Joe; most of that with Joe on his bike ten yards in front of the van, much of it with him sitting in the copilot’s seat getting to race locations, and a sliver racing or training on his wheel. Pretty good for a rookie year with the team, and looking forward to many more.
ENDURANCE RACING HAS TAUGHT ME:
"Wherever you go, you meet a part of your story." I’m privileged to have a sport that has been a life-long passion, and the pursuit of that has opened doors to more experiences than I could’ve imagined. I get to see this sport from multiple perspectives (crew, racer, event organizer and WUCA officer) and I’ve seen how a shared passion can transcend diverse backgrounds to create a community.
MOST CHALLENGING MOMENT SO FAR:
RAAM (Race Across America) 2019 - Driving behind Joe on day-six as his sleep deprivation began to take over. We were rolling along at about 20 mph, and the legs were still turning the pedals, but the head drooped and the bike started veering off the road.
BEST MOMENT SO FAR:
I’m here as a crew-member, but those opportunities to train with Joe, and even to sometimes craft schedules so as to race together before turning to crew duties, are the most exciting.
SIGNATURE PHRASE WHEN RACING:
"I’ll take care of that."
FAVOURITE JOE ‘ISM’:
“Is there a Subway at the next exit?"
TWO WORDS TO DESCRIBE MY EXPERIENCE IN TEAM JOE BARR: