Troy Siahaan #72

Troy Siahaan #72

For 2011 I’m focusing on the Utah Sportbike Association’s Masters of the Mountain series, with the occasional cameo whenever the James Gang crew will have me.

Career Highlights

“Riding on the same track as Troy Bayliss. When I motioned for him to get closer to me for photos, he rested the mirror of his 1198 firmly on my arm. Made for a great picture!”

Interview

What’s your typical pre-race meal?
know it’s bad, but I tend to have a big dinner the night before and not really eat much on race day until after I’m done racing.

What is your pre-race OCD behavior?
I always put my left boot on before my right. Same with gloves.

What is one of your best racing memories?
I’ve had a couple, but probably my favorite so far is racing vintage machines side-by-side with Jay Springsteen.

What motivated you to get started racing?
I love competing and seeing how far I can push myself. I’ve always been a gearhead and the racetrack is one of my favorite places to be.

What would you be doing if you weren’t a professional motorcycle racer?
Probably my real job: Associate Editor for www.Motorcycle.com

What else is in your garage?
Test bikes I ride for the website.

Any advice to the readers dreaming to turn pro?
Give it your all, be humble and remember that no matter how fast you think you are, there’s probably someone faster. Learn from them.

How many hours a week are you on Facebook?
A couple.

Do you Twitter?
Sure do! Follow me @troysiahaan

What are your favorite magazines and websites?
www.Motorcycle.com, of course!

Who are your heros?
My Mom. And all those who make sacrifices for the greater good.

Beach or mountains?
Beach

High fives or fist bump?
Fist Bump

iPhone , Blackberry or Android?
Android

Mac or PC?
Mac

Greatest strength?
Pushing myself that little extra.

Most frustrating challenge?
Not having enough money and/or skills to do this full time!