Member Profile: Brad Auen

[Brad Auen in Bike Masters colors, McColgan photo. ]  

Today we feature the newest member of EVCCX-Monster, Brad Auen. Some may remember Brad from taking the top spot in the 2011 Cat 3 race at the Maskenthine Psycowpath race. Others may remember him taking the top step at the Bone Bender, or the Lewis and Clark Cat 1 TT. Our own Todd Wixon brought Brad on board and we’re really looking forward to getting to know him better. Below is a bit of information to get us all started.

Name: Brad Auen
Age: 25 years old
Current City: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Home town: Logan, Iowa
Significant other’s name/family: My wifes is jessie auen and my son Patrick James Auen (Note: Check Brad’s Facebook page to see photos)
What pays for your cycling addiction (where do you work)? Well im a motorcycle mechanic but my wife is who really supports my racing
What do you do away from cycling for fun? I like golfing camping running and having cookouts with family and friends
How long have you been cycling: Ive been cycling for almost a year now, I’m a newby.
Bikes:  I have a 2010 jamis dakar xam and a 2011 giant anthem x
Favorite cycling discipline: Well im new to the sport but right now i would say xc followed by time trials
Most memorable race: Pretty early to say but getting the lewis and clark overall in the cat1 tt was cool
Highlight of your cycling career: Too new to say.
Goals for 2012: Win a cat 1 xc overall and wining my class in Iowa and Nebraska
If given the means, what would be your dream bike and accessory set up? 2012 sworks epic 29er
One thing you want your teammates to know about you: I will do my best to make you proud