AREA OF EXPERTISE:
Support car driver, backup navigator, helper for Big Al lifting bikes on and off roofs, European motorway explorer.
EXPERIENCE IN # OF MILES COVERED WITH TJB:
I am the newest member of TJB. The second time I met Joe he offered Ian and I the chance to drive all of his race gear to Italy to take part in Race Across Italy 2015. I was extremely excited at the prospect and very grateful for the opportunity. I haven’t looked back since.
ENDURANCE RACING HAS TAUGHT ME:
The resilience and power of the human body is astonishing. Watching a man 30 years older than me do the things he does is nothing short of inspiring. It is so rewarding to be a part of something like this and experience it all with my fantastic fellow crew members.
MOST CHALLENGING MOMENT SO FAR:
Race Across Italy 2015 – my first race as a crewmember. Joe’s performance was excellent for approximately ¾ of the race, but unfortunately due to a nutritional blip, he had to DNF. Witnessing his disappointment was hard to take. He also expressed his disappointment for us as crew members, like he had let us down! No chance of that!
BEST MOMENT SO FAR:
Race Across Italy 2017 – A fantastic result for the team. Joe was magnificent and on this occasion didn’t just finish the race, but blitzed the over 50’s category finishing in 1st place and 3rd overall. Sixty-five riders set out at the start line and only 12 finished. Just about shows how demanding these events can be!
SIGNATURE PHRASE WHEN RACING:
“Fancy a bit of Hans Zimmer to keep us awake Andy??”
TWO WORDS TO DESCRIBE MY EXPERIENCE IN TEAM JOE BARR: