Dave Williams, 24, grew up in Grand Rapids, MI, which is cool because I lived there for a season! Dave is a multiple-time Collegiate National Champion on the track. I have a soft spot for trackies, as that was also the way I entered the cycling world, and it is a great way to learn vital skills. Our team has three riders with a track background, as Ian Burnett is a past trackie too.

Dave studied Exercise Physiology at Marion University in Indiana. He is also my reference point for all things hockey, as he’s an avid Detroit Red Wings fan.

In his spare time, Dave works as a coach at Major Taylor velodrome, coaching collegiate athletes to national titles.

He once had an awkward moment just to see how it felt.

Here’s Dave:

How many bicycles do you own?

I own two.

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

I think probably 10 is a good bet.

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

I’m pretty good at disguising myself as normal, but for the people who really know me, I’m a good 7.

Lindsay Lohan or Selina Gomez?

Lindsay Lohan.

Do you want to bring sexy back?

I can’t help it, it’s a gift.

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

Hmmm… I’ve spent time with everyone so far. With all due respect, it would be Cole.

What is your favourite colour?

I like silver. Like a bullet.

What is the worst job you’ve ever had?

Definitely the worst job I’ve had to do would be sorting through trash cans full of beer bottles by brand. That was a hating life moment.

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

My mom’s white chicken chili… now that I have the recipe, it’s a bi-weekly meal.

Favourite drink?

I’m going to have to say a Bell’s Oberon on a hot summer day.

What would you have for your last meal?

Mom’s white chicken chili again…

What chore do you absolutely hate doing?

Probably the worst chore as a kid and would still be if I had to do it would be cleaning up the dog crap in the backyard. Once again, a hating life moment.

What is your favourite form of exercise?

The Richard Simmons “Sit Tight” workout video.

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

I’d just put a picture of myself on the head tube and down tube. People would know what’s up.

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

I would make high end racing saddles… “Williams Bicycle Saddles” the name is not too creative, but that’s all I’ve got.

Are you a morning or night person?

It depends on the day, but usually a night person.

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

I’d host a beach party on Lake Michigan just for the heck of it.

Who in the team has the worst taste in music?

I haven’t heard many of my teammate’s music, but if I had to guess I’d say Nate.

What is your favourite body part?

“Da butt” aka buttocks.

What sound do you love?

The sound of the old V12 Ferrari Formula 1 engine.

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

No, because I don’t think anyone could replace me with the same charisma that I possess.

Who is your favourite Hollander on the team?

Thomas Rabou

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

Thomas Rabou

Fact: In the super fast criterium series, Speed Week, Dave Williams was the only rider to take a lap on the field for the whole week. Solo!

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