I am Matt McCulley aka Bean Pole Matt. I got my start into bike racing with BMX at the wee age of 9 years young (1998). I raced BMX until the age of 16-17 and stopped mainly because most of my friends weren’t making great life choices. When I started college I got a sweet used road bike (a huge terd, nicely polished) for $400. I went to another shop to buy some tires for it because I kept getting flat tires and they had a help wanted sign. The rest is pretty much great from there.
I continued with college, gained a degree in English and Philosophy, and decided to continue my quest for the perfectly adjusted rear derailleur. Now it is 2015, I am 27 years old, and I am well versed in most road, cyclocross, and cross-country mountain bike technology. I never gave up my love of BMX and it shows when I jump things on my Crave, ride wheelies on my road bike, or hop barriers on the ‘cross bike.