Here at UCSC Cycling, we have an awesome group of young, talented riders who balance academics and athletics on the daily. As a new feature on ucsccycling.com, we will be providing weekly features of outstanding members of our team and sharing their story with you!
Our inaugural feature goes to Eddie Santos, a 3 year Slug Cycling veteran and Team Treasurer/ Road Captain. Eddie has always contributed a large amount of behind the scenes work that helps the team run smoothly. So here’s the scoop on this radical guy:
Nickname: Eddie $Money$
Hometown: Martinez, CA
Grade Level: Graduate
Field of Study: Theoretical Physics
What is your favorite class at the moment and why?
Done with that phase… but I’ve taken all sorts of goodies in my day. General Relativity or Genetics are probably two of my favorites. Been honing my programming skills lately to prepare for the job market!
Favorite type of riding and best rides around Santa Cruz? Roadie through and through. Group ride: Giro ride Roads: Mt. Charlie, Alba, Felton-Empire, Bonny Doon, and Swanton.
What are your racing goals this year?
It’s going to be a slow start to the season, recovering from a knee injury stemming from my last race of the season last year, the Everest Challenge. It’s taken a while, but I think it’s finally under control. I’m hoping to come back for the WCCC Championships held by UC Berkeley, who always have a tough/great course. After that, I hope to be in peak shape for some of this Summer’s classics, including Mt. Hamilton, Pescadero, and Patterson Pass.
What’s on your playlist today? Star-spangled banner, on repeat.
Favorite Food? Mom’s Enchiladas.
Anything unique that you want to share with us?
Hold the fastest team times up the Swanton Rd climb and Bonny Doon Rd at 4:53 and 13:54, respectively… waiting for someone to beat them! (Editors note: Challenge accepted)