'I don't do strava'
Robert has been obsessed with doing Race to Alaska from even before the time its creators dreamed it up. Any race in which an Olson 30 or a Hobie 33 or any other boat ending with 3x can be competitive is doing something right. He doesn't have a Fidbit nor an Apple Watch, and to him an Instagram Story is what you read at bedtime to your offspring so they let you watch the A-team in peace. Because he doesn't freak out in big winds, he thought he should be applying as a cyclist. He isn't sure he has the qualifications required but he doesn't get seasick and most bikers will be grateful to have him sit on the back bike.
Primary Role on the team: East Coaster.
Age he became a biker: Age is classified information.
Family: Mom still lives in Bainbridge Island.
Education: Evergreen State College, Columbia University.
Profession: journalist and magazine editor.
Type of biking he loves: Brooklyn to the George Washington Bridge, up the Palisades to PIermont.
Other Hobbies: he knows how to use Skype and he listens to Jazz.
1-hour power output on the bike: 210 watts
In his own words
Why Team Shut Up and Drive?: "If they've really managed to build a four-rider pedal power plant, I am thinking that maybe it has to be counted as a favorite this year."
His reaction to racing without a toilet: "Beats racing on a boat with a clogged toilet."