ORANGE COUNTY

Ryan Damato

Linked Cycling Founder

Home Church: Compass Bible Church - Aliso Viejo

Favorite Verse: Philippians 4:8-9

 

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you."

 

Favorite Ride: Whiting to Old Camp

MTB: Trek Top Fuel 9.9, Intense Primer

Paul Kuntzman

Leader of the Linked Cycling Ministry

 

Home Church: Compass Bible Church - Aliso Viejo

Favorite Verse: Psalm 40:1-4

 

"I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of xthe miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord. Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!"

 

Favorite Ride: Santiago Oaks

MTB: Trek Fuel EX 9.9

Road: Trek Domane SLR 9

Dr. Scott Vrzal

Leader of the Road Bike Ministry

 

Home Church: Compass Bible Church - Aliso Viejo

Favorite Verse: Matthew 25:21

 

"Well done good and faithful servant, you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you over many, enter into the joy of the Lord."

 

Favorite Ride: All of Them

MTB: Pinerallo Dogma HT 29'r

Road: Trek Domane SLR 9

Sean Smith

 

Home Church: Ccmpass Bible Church - Aliso Viejo

Favorite Verse: 1 Peter 2:9

 

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

 

Favorite Ride: Whiting to Old Camp

MTB: Giant Anthem Advanced 27.5

Road: Specialized Tarmac

 

Joshua Kolbo

Home Church: Compass Bible Church - Aliso Viejo

Favorite Verse: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

 

"Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it his not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."

 

Favorite Ride: SART (Santa Ana River Trail)

MTB: Trek Fuel EX 9.9

Josh Kompa

Home Church: Compass Bible Church - Aliso Viejo

Favorite Verse: Matthew 25:21

 

"Well done good and faithful servant, you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you over many, enter into the joy of the Lord."

 

Favorite Ride: 

MTB: Trek Fuel EX 9.9

Road: Specialized SWorks M4

Ryan Cox

Home Church: Compass Bible Church - Aliso Viejo

Favorite Verse: John 16:33

 

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."

 

Favorite Ride: San Juan Trail

MTB: Specialized Epic 29r

Road/Cross: Specialized Tri-Cross

Mike Sclimenti

Home Church: Compass Bible Church - Tustin

Favorite Verse: Romans 6:23

 

"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

 

Favorite Ride: Whiting Ranch

MTB: Trek Fuel EX9

Road: Diamondback Podium 5

Marty Budrovic

Home Church: Compass Bible Church - Aliso Viejo

Favorite Verse: Romans 5:8 and Colossians 3:23

 

"But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

  

"Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

 

Favorite Ride: Tijeras Creek Loop

MTB: Trek Fuel EX 9.9

Road: Specialized Roubaix

Ian Bare

Home Church: Compass Bible Church - Aliso Viejo

Favorite Verse: Ephesians 2:8-10

 

"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them."

 

Favorite Ride: Aliso & Woods Canyon (Meadows)

MTB: Trek Top Fuel 9.8

Sean Laurino

Home Church: Saddleback Church

Favorite Verse: Colossians 3:23

 

"Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

 

Favorite Ride: Whiting Ranch

MTB: Trek Fuel EX 9.9

Bow Lemp

Home church:  Foothill Family Church

Favorite verse or book: Hebrews 13:8

 

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."

 

Favorite ride: Anything with good friends, a wonderful view and singletrack.

MTB:  Intense Spider / Specialized Stumpy HT Road: Specialized Venge

James Aldrich

Home Church: Compass Bible Church - Aliso Viejo

Favorite Verse: Ephesians 2:1-10

 

"And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ by grace you have been saved and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them."

 

Favorite Ride: San Juan Trail

MTB: Specialized Epic 29r

Bart Maeda

 

Home Church: Mariners Church Irvine

Favorite Verse: Matthew 11:28-30

 

"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

 

Favorite Ride: The Morning Sunrise

MTB: Trek Superfly SL 29r

        Trek Superfly SS 29r

Tim Heinrich

 

Home Church: Heritage Christian Fellowship

Favorite Verse: Hebrews 12:1-4

 

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood."

 

Favorite Ride: San Juan Trail

MTB: Trek Fuel EX 9.9

Joshua Katcef

 

Home Church: Compass Bible Church - Aliso Viejo

Favorite Verse: John 3:16

 

"For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son that whoever believes on Him will not perish but have eternal life."

 

Favorite Ride: San Juan Trail

MTB: Specialized Fuze Comp 6Fatty

Road: Weiler

Craig Peters

 

Home Church: Calvary Chapel San Juan Capistrano

Favorite Verse: Romans  5:3-5

 

"Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us."​

 

Favorite Ride: Santiago Oaks

MTB: SantaCruz HighTower

Road: Specialized Tarmac

John Martindale

 

Home Church: Eastside Christian Church

Favorite Verse: Psalm 28:7

 

"The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him."

 

 

Favorite Ride: Santiago Oaks

MTB: Specialized Epic FSR & Niner HT

Road: Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel

Max Munoz

 

Home Church: Foothill Family Church

Favorite Verse: Psalm 115:14

 

"The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children"

 

 

Favorite Ride: Whiting Ranch to Tijeras Creek

MTB: Samba Groove

Road: Bianchi Impulso

Josh Keith

 

Home Church: Compass Bible Church - Aliso Viejo

Favorite Verse: Hebrews 12:1

 

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us..."

 

 

Favorite Ride: Twilight Zone (Mammoth), StageCoach (Laguna Wilderness)

MTB: Trek Fuel EX 9.9

Mike West

 

Home Church: Compass Bible Church - Aliso Viejo

Favorite Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17

 

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come."

 

 

Favorite Ride: Santiago Oaks

MTB: Intense Spider 29

Eric Maurer

 

Home Church: Saddleback Church

Favorite Verse: John 3:16

 

"For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son that whoever believes on Him will not perish but have eternal life."

 

 

Favorite Ride: Whiting Ranch / Old Camp

MTB: Intense Tracer 27.5

MTB2: OnOne HT 29

Troy Gielish

 

Home Church: Compass Bible Church - Aliso Viejo

Favorite Verse: John 10:27-30

 

"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. I and the Father are one.”

Favorite Ride: Flow Trail Santa Cruz

                    PCH Big Sur/San Simeon

Type of MTB: Trek Fuel EX 9.9

Type of Road Bike: Cannondale Super Six

Benjamin Islas

 

Home Church: Compass Bible Church - Aliso Viejo

Favorite Verse: Romans 5:8

 

"But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

 

 

Favorite Ride: Chiquita Trail

MTB: Niner AIR9 Carbon 29HT

Road: Giant TCR Zero