Deep Thoughts with Luke Mullis

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We don’t just hand over a pair of pajamas to anyone, so it’s a real testament to the quality rider and person when another rider joins our ranks. We’re very happy to welcome Michigan wunderkind and all-around class act Luke Mullis to the squad for 2019. Even at the tender age of twenty, Luke already feels like he’s been around forever; because he has. Racing since he was just 11 years old, he has the experience and the perspective of a rider twice is age, but with plenty of youthful potential still to tap.  Meet Luke and get ready for a killer season from 3TQM.

DETAILS

Age: 20
Hometown: Rochester Hills, MI
Primary Discipline: Road
Occupation: Student at Michigan State University

Biggest achievement of 2018:

3rd at MI Road Race Championships while having a teammate win.

Biggest achievement ever:

Breaking the U19 250m flying lap record and U19 hour record in 2016

2019 goals:

Ride 10,000 Miles

What drivetrain/set-up are you riding next year on the road?

Shimano

What brought you to 3T QM?

Racing and riding with people who trust and respect you as much as you do them.

What are your social media handles?

Luke Mullis (Facebook) I must be the only Gen Z in the US without a twitter or Instagram or anything like that

Who got you into cycling?

My dad. We went to the velodrome in Bloomer Park when I was 9 and I crashed and didn’t come back for another 2 years. I actually got up on the boards and riding when I was 11 and have been on two wheels ever since.

Favorite place to ride:

Just outside of Oudenarde in Flanders, Belgium.

Favorite food on a coffee stop or favorite place for a coffee stop:

Astros Coffee off Michigan Avenue

DEEP THOUGHTS

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Hitting over 1700 watts in a race

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Being Injured. You have bad races, bad days on the bike, at school, in life, etc. But not being able to ride, it feels like a sense of lost freedom

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Patience.

Which living person do you most admire?

Elon Musk – Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, The Boring Company. A real life Tony Stark? Maybe.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

“Non-sequitur”.

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?

Tom Brady at the age of 55 (still playing)…

What is your motto?

“Exceptional claims require exceptional evidence”.