'OUR DOUBTS ARE TRAITORS'
Brett actually stole this quote from Shakespeare to whom we apologize. The second half summarizes how this mostly shirtless stylish wearer of short shorts approaches life: [doubts] 'make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.' In English this translates into 'to boldly go where no one has gone before'.
Brett reaches inaccessible things: he crosses rivers, he climbs tall things, he skis upside down slopes. He's shat extensively in buckets. Steadily, creatively, helpfully and always smilingly. Brett actually isn't a real cyclist. He did dabble in sailing but buoy racing got repetitive and someone challenged him to bike to Ketchikan. He thought he'd prove them wrong: he would not only bike to Ketchikan but do so over water.
Birth: popped out in Denver, CO.
Primary Role on the team: Spinner of Wheels, semi professional cook of freeze-dried food.
Age he became a biker: he just took the training wheels off earlier this year.
Family: parents in Colorado, younger brother in LA.
Education: Undergrad and grad at MIT in Biological and Mechanical Engineering.
Profession: underwater basket weaver who designs medical devices in his spare time.
Type of biking he loves: darting through SF traffic at race speed and the stationary bikes at the climbing gym for good balance.
Other Hobbies: whitewater kayaking, climbing, making people fly with his feet.
1-Hour Power Output on the bike: 257.485 Watts (arbitrary precision)
In his own words
Why Team Shut Up and Drive?: "I like these people...so cramming together like sardines for days seems like a good idea.'
His initial reaction to racing without a toilet: "I've rowed the Grand Canyon for 16 days while packing out my poop. This can't be worse...right? Right?"