Bobby Rishel AKA: Rish has been representing Evomo out in PA for a few years now. Typically you’ll find Rish out on the Central Mountains Shared-Use Trails System and Nail Trail System. They both offer a great mixture of singletrack, hill climbing for training. We had a chance to interview him for our followers out there to learn more about what makes him tick (besides a case of Yuengling).
EVOMO: whats your current bike set up?
RISH: My current bike set up is KHS XC TEAM 2007 with FOX 32 F-SERIES, Titec Pluto Carbon stem, seatpost/saddle and handlebars, Shimano XT wheelset UST with Kenda small block eight, Shimano drivetrain, Crank Bros eggbeater SL and can’t forget about Ergon GX1 grips.
EVOMO: When did you first get into mountain biking?
RISH: I got into it about 13 years ago by Dave Wilson at the LBS who invited me to join a group ride.
EVOMO: What has been your best finish in racing?
RISH: 4th place at Laurel Classic Mountain Bike Challenge. I would say hard training paid off!
EVOMO: What is your favorite part of your bike?
RISH: Ergon GX1 Leichtbau grips because my fingers never go numb.
EVOMO: Being out in the deep woods of PA, have you ever come across a bear playing a banjo and drinking moon shine?
RISH: HAHAHA…I have never came across that (yet), but that would be awesome!
EVOMO: Have you ever been to the hospital due to a mountain bike injury?
RISH: Yes I have been to the hospital due to mountain bike injury which happened back in June of this year at Tour De Tykes XC race in Danville, PA. I had a concussion and broken blood vessels in my left eye.
EVOMO: Whats the best thing about mountain biking?
RISH: Is having the freedom to ride some of the best singletrack in Central PA.
EVOMO: How did you find out about Evomo?
I found out about Evomo from Jay Hughen – Evomo Team Rider. I thought Evomo could be a awesome company to ride for.
EVOMO: How often do you train?
RISH: I average about 200 miles a week and ride pretty much every day during race season.
EVOMO: Do you cross train, say with other sports like hunting?
RISH: I do cross train by hiking, kayaking, running, tennis and swimming.
EVOMO: Whats the deal with all the roots and rocks out there in PA? Can we get those removed and put some nice flat fire roads in?
RISH: I would have to be honest and say it offers some of the best technical riding in PA. NO WAY DUDE, we dont need your west coast fire roads!