Dai Endurance Athlete Zack Poindexter can fix your wheel with some cardboard

Dai Endurance Athlete of the Week is Zack Poindexter! He’s a thrill seeking skier and avid mountain biker that sells medical devices by day and shreds single track by weekend. Here’s a little on Zack from our Q & A…

Q. What do you do in real life?

A. Spinal Medical Device Sales

Q. What are your weaknesses?

A. I’ve always had cramping issues when its race time.

Q. Why are you training?

A. I want to be competitive in races I enter and I want to beat all my friends.

Q. Do you partake in any Dai Endurance Classes/Training/Fitting?

A. Training

Q. What’s your ideal sporting event to attend or compete?

A. Enduro racing is super fun, challenging and exciting to compete in.

Q. What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever seen on a bike ride?

A. Fixing a wheel with some cardboard, a zip tie and a ski strap.

Q. What is your favorite food to eat post training?

A. I’ve been into meat and cheese lettuce wraps post training. My favorite post race beverage is a Bud Light Michelada!

Q. How do you stop yourself from eating unhealthy foods?

A. Luckily my wife is very healthy so we don’t keep any junk food in the house.

Q. What’s the strangest or most embarrassing crash you’ve ever had?

A. I was riding some local flow trails when I came up short on a jump. I hit pretty hard shearing off my seat tube, cracking my seat in half and crushing the side wall of my carbon downhill bike. I was a little shook up and as I sat up to assess the damage the biggest Buck (deer) I’d ever seen in the Tahoe area was standing next to the trail about 20’ away just staring at me. One of the most surreal experiences I’ve ever had on my bike

Q. What do you think about during long training rides/runs/workouts to stave off the boredom?

A. I make up mini training segments and will try and focus on completing those. Sometimes I’ll listen to a podcast.

Q. Why do you train with Dai Endurance?

A. My wife trained with Julie for an Iron man and did amazing. Julie brought a style of training that pushed her to a higher level of fitness that I’m hoping to reach. After trying on my own I thought I’d give some formal training a try.