Name: Kyle Murphy

Racing Age: 26

Specialty: all-rounder

Nationality: USA

Residence: Townshend, VT

Birthday: Oct. 5th, 1991

Height: 6’1’’

Strengths: Time Trial, Climbing

PRO Since: 2015

+ What inspired you to start bike riding/racing?

Commuting by bike was my gateway. Commuting lead to alleycats, which lead to sanctioned racing.

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

Coffee and the outdoors.

+ What does inspire to achieve mean to you now?

Visualize and hope and strive for something better, fight complacency and inertia, believe.

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

It can be very useful to have something objective to compare to when you are unsure about how a day went on the bike. It is helpful to be able to hold yourself accountable during an interval with a power number.

+ What does technology bring into bike racing?

Technology gives riders the tools to gather the data they need to be able to train intelligently. It makes those tools portable, effortless to use, and affordable.

+ Did you like math and science in school?

I enjoyed the hands-on aspects, especially once I got to college. Science and math are everywhere, I enjoy learning things that bring depth to everyday experiences.

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

BFA in Furniture at California College of the Arts.

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

Approach the singularity with caution, slowly, patiently, and with high regard for the delicate qualities that make humans special.

+ What is your super power?

I am a dog.

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

Working in art fabrication in New York City, using my degree, and brewing and drinking copious amounts of beer.

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

Doodling & walking.

+ What is your most memorable day on the bike?

The last one.

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

I’m not sure, but at least I wouldn’t die stuck in traffic in a car, because I would definitely be on my bike.

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

Don’t let the details complicate the beauty of riding.

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

Ride mountain bikes more.

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

With my friends and family, wherever they are.

+ What does Artificial Intelligence mean to you?

Singularity.

+ Do you have a favorite quote or mantra?

Bend like the reed.

+ What is your vice?

Sloth.

+ What is your favorite race and why?

I like the big, long one days. None of the compound stress of a stage race and the races are much more unpredictable and chaotic- but you still need to be strong and committed to win.