Privateer Jim Farmer Q&A

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for – the Q&A from the one and only, Jim Farmer. You’ll want to take notice of this one, ladies and gents. Jim’s been around the Chattanooga cycling scene since the beginning of time and has been instrumental in putting on every ‘cross race in Chattanooga. So here it is – here’s what Jim has to say about ‘cross (and other things).


What was life like for you 10 years ago?
A box of chocolates

Tell us about your career.Jim1
I sling code like a Waffle House cook slings hash

When was your first cx race and what was it like?
2007 – Rocking the MTB. Good times.

It’s race day – what do you do to get ready?
Poop a lot.

Do you eat anything particular before a race?
As little as possible. See previous question.

What are the first 2 things you feel like you do well during a race?
Get in the mix and then mix it up

Give us your best “fred” moment (or just share your most embarrassing race moment).
Tearing up my right shin in my first race because I was hesitating on my dismount and dangling my leg over the back wheel.Jim2

What’s the first thing you do after you cross the finish line?
Think about how I should train harder.

What are 2 things you’d like to improve upon this season?
Better skills and better fitness

What’s your favorite color on the PFM unicorn horn?
Black. I’m aesthetically challenged.

Where’s your favorite place to ride in Chattanooga?
Wherever my wife lets me.

What’s the one piece of bike gear you can’t live without?

What do you do when you’re not riding your bike or working?Jim3
Annoy people on Facebook.

Who’s your favorite Privateer to heckle and why?
Ryan Davis…er, Allen. He’s pretty chill, but I can get under his skin. The temptation to do so is too great forme to resist.

What would you sing at karaoke night?
Convoy by C.W. McCall. It’s the original rap song, but for rednecks.

If you had to be an animal, which one would you be and why?
A chihuahua, because I’ll make your ankles bleed until you give up.

Tell us something most people don’t know about you.
I’m actually a nice guy. I just play an a-hole on TV.

Anything else you want to tell us about yourself?
I think I’ve said enough already