Name: Justin Williams

Racing Age: 27

Specialty: Finishing

Nationality: American

Hometown: City of Angeles

Residence: Los Angeles

Birthday: May 26, 1989

Height: 6’1

Strengths: Tactics, Execution, and Savagery

PRO Since: 2008

Achievements: Won over 30 races in 2016 alone. Won Tulsa Tough, North Star Grand Prix, Junior National Champion, Track National Champion

+ What inspires you every day to get on your bike?

The thing that gets me on the bike at the moment is becoming a symbol of change and hope for kids like me. It’s hard to reach for the stars when no one in the sky looks like you.

+ How do you use data for your training and racing?

Data from my training usually means nothing when I’m racing. It does help with controlling some efforts but racing is raw. You can usually push so much deeper when you’re in the heat of battle and you should trust your instincts.

+ What does technology bring into bike racing?

Technology is the future, I could write a ten page paper on why that is but we don’t have that kind of time. People want to connect with there favorite riders, they want hear what they have to say. People want to see the data and effort of there a favorite athletes to compare it to others and themselves.

+ If you have a college degree, (or currently in the process) what is it in?

I went to college to study graphic design. It ended up not being something I wanted to do but I 100% encourage everyone to give school a chance. If nothing else the experiences you’ll gain will be worth your time and effort.

+ If you could do one thing with AI (artificial intelligence) besides fight malware, what would it be?

I would use artificial intelligence to help me build a business empire. Having the advantage of a thing that doesn’t sleep, doesn’t feel, and gets things done would be a huge advantage in bringing ideas to life. Or maybe just have it Google things…

+ What is your super power?

My super power is uncorrupted imagination.

+ If you weren’t bike racing, what would you be doing?

Designing and trying to create a successful YouTube channel.

+ What are your favorite pastimes and hobbies outside of bikes?

My favorite thing to do outside of cycling is try new foods; I’m a fatty at heart. I also just love being competitive; unlike typical cyclist I’m really good at other sports. If anyone wants to try me let me know.

+ What is your most memorable day on the bike?

2014 Cross country cycling classic in my home country of Belize. It was the perfect day. I woke up in the morning knowing it was going to be a special day. I went across to the break with my brother at mile 25 of 144. We controlled the race, dominated the competion mentally and won a race deep in our family’s history. I’ll never forget that glorious day.

+ What is your favorite pre-race or post-race meal?

My favorite pre-race meal has to be rice and chicken. My favorite post meal is just my favorite food, yellow curry with chicken.

+ How long do you think you would last in a zombie apocalypse?

I think I'll be apart of the surviving few tasked to reestablish what’s left of civilization. I’ll accomplish this tall task by the simple rules of zombie land, good cardio, the double tap, being aware of bathrooms, and buckling up.

+ Who is your hero?

I don’t have a hero. I find inspiration in others and use their brilliant traits as motivation to get more out of myself.

+ What is one piece of advice you would give to another up and coming cyclist or fan?

Failing doesn’t make you a failure. Failing gives you the opportunity to become better, stronger, and more efficient. Embrace everything thrown at you, good or bad and set goals so that you can track improvement. Lastly practice mental strength, cause just like fitness its something you have to work for.

+ What is something “if you would have known then what you known now”?

I wish I understood that talent means nothing with out work ethic. I also would be more ambitious in going after the things that I wanted.

+ Favorite songs or playlist to listen to while training or warming up?

I have a warm up playlist. My favorite songs to listen to right before getting off the rollers are Hype - Drake, Manic - Kid Cudi, Rise and shine J. Cole and Control, Big Sean.

+ When you think of your happy place, where is that?

  • On a road trip, some place pretty.

    + What is your favorite race and why?

    My favorite race of the year is stage 1 of Tulsa Tough. It’s crazy fast, super technical and has a lit environment. You feel like a superstar it’s a great place to win a bike race.