Vanguard of Adventure
Gravel Cyclist on Instagram
NAME | Jayson O’Mahoney
MY FRIENDS CALL ME | JOM
GREW UP IN | Adelaide, South Australia (home of the Tour Down Under)
CURRENTLY LIVING IN | Gainesville, FL
What are you listening to right now? Doctor Rockit – Cafe de Flore
What is your go-to song at a karaoke bar? Midnight Oil – Beds are Burning
Describe yourself in a single sentence? An energetic bloke with a zest for exploring; fun, positive, driven and a little bit crazy.
What are your musts when it comes to creating the perfect trip? Good weather, killer cycling and no stress!
Are you a planner or do you go with the flow? I follow a loose plan, but enjoy the flexibility of options.
What are you reading or have read most recently? Boring document about software related to my website
Favorite Quote? “Fortune favours the bold.”
Country you visited that most surprised you? (in a good way? Or in a bad way?) Italy – Was surprised at how laid back many of these folks area. The idea of siestas / a three hour break in the middle of the day needs to be embraced world wide!
Who can you count on, every time, to hit the road with you? Unfortunately, I often travel solo, but my Gravel Cyclist teammate K-Dogg is a regular.
What is the most underrated travel gear? Passport
What three places are on your travel bucket list? Russia and the former Soviet states would be amazing, the remaining 6 states of the USA I haven’t visited and South Africa.
Favorite bike or adventure funny story? Any good gravel bike; although I do have a penchant for classic road racing bikes.
What motivates you? The next adventure; I live to play.
Who is a personal Hero? I wouldn’t say hero, but my Gravel Cyclist teammate K-Dogg aka Kerry. He’s 61yo. He rides and races gravel with me and never follows any training program – no power meter and no computer. Most recently he won the 60+ category at the Dirty Kanza 200 on his first appearance! And, he seldom takes life too seriously. Think big kid. Legend!
Rapid Fire Word Association
Money or Love: Love
Coke or Pepsi: Coke
Dogs or Cats: Both and chickens
Donuts or Bagels: Donuts
Mountain or Ocean: Mountain
Road or Gravel: Gravel
Beer or Cocktail: Beer
Appetizer or dessert: Desert
Pancakes or waffles: Pancakes
Tall socks or ankle socks: Ankle socks every time.
Coffee or Tea: Coffee (very rarely)
Twitter or Instagram: Instagram
Hangover or Anchorman: Hangover
Jordan or Lebron: Jordan
College Football or NFL: Neither, Aussie Rules Football or Rugby!
Island – Maui or Manhattan: Maui