David Linkous

Coming to us from Lousiville, Kentucky, David Linkous originally came from Northern California and loves riding in both regions. 

Here’s a little but about the David and what he likes to ride! 

What’s your favourite ride to do in the real world?

 

Paradise Loop.  It’s an iconic ride that loops around Tiburon, California, across the bay from San Francisco. A couple of nice climbs, lots of rollers, and wonderful views.  Never gets old.

Favourite FulGaz ride & why?

 

That’s a hard one. There really are so many. I am drawn to the European Rides.  If I had to pick one, it would be Furkelpass – San Vigilio.  Beautiful scenery, beautiful day, and challenging ride for me.

How did you start filming rides for FulGaz?

 

Unfortunately, I developed bad spinal stenosis to the point that I could no longer ride.  I had to have a back fusion and after surgery was looking for a way to start getting my strength back.  I tried Zwift but it just wasn’t my speed.  Somehow, I stumbled upon FulGaz on a Google search.  For me, biking has always been about absorbing the scenery and clearing my head.  FulGaz lets me explore regions that I never would otherwise.

I started filming to share rides that I love but also to be able to do them myself off-season.  I feared that I was not going to ever have the leg strength again to pull it off.  Fortunately, FulGaz has been a great rehab tool and I am trying to film as many rides as I can manage before the chronological age graph intersects the fitness graph.

Favourite cycling memory?

 

FulGaz has rekindled a few for me.  A few years back, my wife and I organized our own cycling trip in the Dordogne region in France.  Sure enough, one of your contributors submitted a series of rides there.  

We lived in Wuerzburg, Germany in the 1990’s and I used to commute by bike through the wine fields that ring the city. Incredibly, someone had filmed the same route that I used to take!

Any other random facts you’d like to add?

 

I may lead the list of contributors for GPS glitches leading to rides that can’t be used. Seven by my count.  Switched GPS units and things are looking brighter.  Plan to repeat them all by next summer.

Dream bike bike?

 

At 62, any that has 34 teeth on the rear cassette.