Big Mike, Big Mike, Big Mike in da house! Often mistaken as the team DS or mechanic, based solely on his looks (he claims his beard), Big Mike is the next Competitive Cyclist to answer, “22 Questions with Tommy”.

As you will find out in his following answers, Mike Olheiser is quite entertaining, and a great member of the Team. He is as strong as an ox, and won his very first race with the team (and his first race as a pro), which was a 55km solo breakaway in Uruguay. He claims to be the most interesting man in the universe… taking things up a notch… as always.

How many bicycles do you own?

If my wife’s bikes don’t count, I own 4, I think. Yes 4. If hers do count, 7 between us.

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?

25. It is a good age, was a good age.

On a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being the weirdest, how weird would you say you are?

6. Just a little above average!

Jennifer Aniston or Angelina Jolie?

Oh, Halle Berry for sure. Hell yeah.

Do you want to bring sexy back?

Oh yeah.

If the entire Competitive Cyclist Racing Team lived in a commune, who would try to skip out on doing chores?

Oh that’s Cesar, everybody knows that. Well, that’s kind of a tricky one, because we’ve got Cole as well. We’ve got Cesar who can’t cook rice, and… what the hell does Cole do? Can I just say both? I don’t wanna be biased.

What is your favourite colour?


What is the worst job you’ve ever had?

I gotta be honest, I have not had too many jobs I haven’t liked. If I have to say something, plumber’s assistant, but it wasn’t that bad. See, I was taught how to do plumbing so I can do my own on the house.

What’s your favourite food? How often do you eat it?

Pizza. Easy. And I try once a week. Stuffed crust. I make a bad ass stuffed crust pizza. Chicago style deep dish.

Favourite drink?

I will be honest on that one and I will say red wine.

What would you have for your last meal?

Pizza and red wine. What’s wrong with that?

What chore do you absolutely hate doing?

Folding clothes.

What is your favourite form of exercise?

I wanted to say sleeping… um, but I don’t think that would fly. I would say cycling, I still like to ride…

If you started your own bicycle brand, what would you name it?

Cockman Bikes. Doesn’t that sound like a nice manly name for a brand of bikes? And the head badge of it will be a rooster.

If you can make any bicycle industry product, what would it be, and what name?

A frame cos it holds all the pieces together? I don’t know…

Are you a morning or night person?

Oh, night. (Mike is up at about 5 every morning, so this is news to me). I frikken’ hate mornings.

If you could throw any kind of party, what would it be like and what would it be for?

I do like cocktail parties.

Who in the team has the worst taste in music?

I dunno. I can’t understand any of the Spanish music, so it’s gotta be Rabou.

What is your favourite body part?

My own body part, or in general? That is the answer.

What sound do you love?

Sound? … sound l love… water.

If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?

Ah, no. I don’t think I would.

Who is your favourite Hollander on the team?


Who is the best looking Hollander on the Competitive Cyclist Racing Team?


Fact about Big Mike: it’s pretty well known, but Mike Olheiser is a four-time Masters World TT champion, has one Masters World Road Race silver medal, was twice Elite USA Road Race champion, and twice Elite Time Trial champion.

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