Michael Barry Interview

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07/1/2003| 0 comments
by Ian Melvin
US Postal rider Michael Barry and wife Dede Demet.
US Postal rider Michael Barry and wife Dede Demet.

Michael Barry Interview

Ian talks to US Postal Service rider Michael Barry.

We never really had a concrete idea to write a cookbook. We both just realized that we had a lot of neat stories that went along with recipes we had put together through the years. One of our friends, Matt Hansen, who has also done quite a bit of writing, has put all the recipes and stories together and has done all the editing. It has been a fun off-season project.

All bike riders have goals and ambitions.  What are yours for this season and also the future?
Helping Roberto win the Vuelta is a big goal this year. And hopefully, for me, finishing unscathed this year. It has been great helping my teammates out in some of pre Tour races. The Worlds are on my home turf in
Canada
, quite near to where I grew up, so racing there and doing well would be a dream come true. I would like to do the Tour in the future as well as good performances in the World Cups and classics. I have yet to do
Liege
but think this is a race that would suit me well.

Before you retire from the sport, is there any one thing that you really must do?  A race you desperately want to win perhaps?
I have many goals and there are a lot of races that I dream of winning. I haven't really thought too much about retirement, or more precisely what I want to accomplish before I do retire. I simply love riding my bike, riding hard, progressing, learning and being a member of a good, winning team.  When I focus on these goals the results come.

 

Thanks for taking the time to speak to us Michael, and good luck with what lies ahead in your future.

 

Got feedback for Ian Melvin? Send him an email at Cycletw@aol.com. Visit Michael Barry online at http://www.michaelbarry.ca/.

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