Ok, so it’s not all that often that I get to capture my inspirations on video but this time I was fortunate (for all of us) enough to have the video cam available and ready to roll and was able to capture an interview I did with legendary cycler and true hero, Davis Phinney.
Davis is a former professional cycler who In 1986, became the first American to win a stage at the Tour de France, while riding on the American-based team 7-Eleven Cycling Team. He was known as an extraordinarily fast sprinter and very well have won the most races in American history. His racing career spanned two decades and included two stage victories in the Tour de France.
Since retiring from cycling, Davis has remained active as a cycling sports commentator, public speaker, journalist, and avid Nordic ski racer. In 2007 Davis’ son Taylor became the Junior World Time Trial champion at the 2007 UCI Junior World Road and Track Championships.
Davis was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 40, and established the Davis Phinney Foundation in 2004. The Boulder, Colorado based foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease – today and in future.
Listen to Davis’ words carefully they are the words of experience and true courage. Applying them in our own lives would impact not only us but the world.