I am a retired professional cyclist living the dream in one of the most beautiful and epic cycling destinations in the world - South Carolina. If you find yourself in the area I, as well as the other pro and amateur VeloGuides in the area, would be happy to ride with you!
My wife surprised me for my birthday with a private VeloGuide ride with Christian as part of a trip we had already planned with friends to South Carolina. When the weather forecast that week looked ominous for the day we were supposed to ride, both VeloGuide and Christian were super flexible in exploring alternatives. We ended up meeting up at a local gran fondo where Christian was committed to riding and had a great ride as part of that event. Even though there were a number of other pro riders there who Christian ordinarily would have ridden with, he stayed with us the entire ride and was gracious in letting us talk his head off about all things pro cycling! Thank you Christian and VeloGuide!
Christian is friendly and welcoming from the start; quick with a smile and laugh. Happy to be riding your pace. Fell into a natural rhythm. Great "tour" guide with the surrounding Greenville knowledge. The ride passed quickly with amazing stories of the pro peloton and his TV commentating role today.
Christian is one of the nicest, friendliest guys you will ever ride with. Equally at home pulling you along at 30 mph or riding patiently next to you at 14 mph for 3 hours telling epic war stories or answering endless questions about what the pro peloton is really like. A little concerned that being a non-racer I would fell out of place, but instantly felt like friends out for a spin. Hors categorie recommendation.
Christian is definitely one of the coolest cats I have every had the chance to ride with. I was lucky to ride with both him and his wife Leah. They took me on a nice 90 minute ride out of downtown Greenville with a short but challenging climb up Paris Mountain. Super cool experience. Glad to have Christian on the VeloGuide team!