VeloVoices popped up at the recent Trofeo Laigueglia to pose a few quick questions to one of our favourite riders – Ted “Maple Syrup” King – where, of course, we talked about maple syrup!
Sheree: You’re cooking dinner, what are we eating?
Ted: Man, is it a race day? I enjoy simple things. I’ll cook a nice steak with lots of great vegetables and a gorgeous salad.
Sheree: Probably better for my waistline! But I don’t let on to Ted I’m secretly disappointed we’re not having New England lobster and a dessert featuring oodles of maple syrup.
What would you have been if you hadn’t become a professional bike racer?
Ted: Since I’ve been six years old, I’ve wanted to be an entrepreneur. I wanted to start a business but I’ve no idea what I wanted it to be.
Sheree: I reckon you’re on track to achieve that with Untapped Maple Syrup. Which is your least favourite race and why?
Ted: I don’t have one. I love them all.
Sheree: Describe yourself in five words?
Ted: Ted King is the man! That’s five words. Okay – fun, calculated, educated, athletic and tall.
Sheree: Who, in your opinion, is the funniest rider in the professional peloton?
Ted: I’m going to go with Joe [Dombrowski] who’s unintentionally hilarious.
Sheree: I just knew you two would bond over your love of checked (plaid) shirts!