Phil Zajicek is, well, Phil Zajicek. Pro cyclist and Arizona homeboy. He tried to push me over the top of Pistol Hill once down in Tucson. He soon realized he was wasting his time and left me to my fate, but I appreciated the gesture.He’s got a website, and its philzajicek.com of all things.
Imagine that; his domain name is his own name.
Man, he’s good.
The Shocker poquito.
What do you like to be called?
When did you start riding bicycles?
Fell in love with the road bike when I was 15.
How did you first hear about drunkcyclist?
Ha! I ran into your fat ass down in Tucson one winter and saw the DC gear so decided to check it out.
How does it feel to be interviewed on drunkcyclist?
Do you read drunkcyclist?
On occasion. Normally don’t read too many bike sites but when I do I always hit yours.
Where do you work?
Where the bike takes me, right now Albuquerque.
How long have you been pro?
Since I was 21, going into year 7 now.
Do you like being in pro?
I love it. I get to wake up and ride my bike everyday. Does it get better?
Are pro cyclists gay?
Only the ones from Flagstaff.
Where were you born?
Are you Conservative or Liberal?
Mother fuck George Bush, or thank god he’s our President?
Oh jeeze. I’m counting the days until this imbecile is out of the office.
Iraq War: Good idea or fucking huge mistake?
Let’s see, several thousand dead with no end in sight? Mistake.
Coffee or tea?
Drinking plenty of coffee. I’ve got a pretty serious dependency.
Do you drink alcohol?
The occasional beer or glass of wine. Not a heavy drinker though.
Nah, never felt compelled to do any.
Winning Qing-hai Lake in China.
Testing positive at Qing-hai Lake in China.
Do you get along with your parents?
Ya, I’ve always been tight with my parents. I motorpace with my pop quite a bit.
What was your childhood like?
Lots of soccer, basketball, and running.
Did you fucking hate high school?
Hated it. Every minute in school was time that I could have been spending on my bike.
Did you go to your high school reunion?
Heck no. Didn’t even make it to graduation because of a race conflict.
Who pisses you off, and why?
George Bush pisses me off because of his pompous attitude and flagrant disregard for public opinion.
Who do you want to meet?
What do you read? Books? Magazines? Newspapers?
Ya, always reading. NYT and salon.com most days. Been on a Dickens streak of books lately.
Do you watch television?
Not really, if I catch any I look for Family Guy, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and the Daily Show.
Do you watch sports?
Mainly just tune in for the Olympics. And NBA playoffs.
Do you drive?
As little as possible.
What do you drive and why?
Where do you want to be in five years?
On top of a podium.
How ’bout in ten years?
On top of a podium with my kid in my arms.