Mechanical Engineer (designing medical devices for a living) by day and father/dog trainer and trialler/online retailer/online racing promoter by night (i.e. seriously bloody time crunched!). Raced BMX as a kid (fat lad coming last) have raced 24 hour MTB as part of a team and at some point want to have a go at CX. Started off racing ZTR at the end of July 2015. Loved it but as Zwift started to play with the drafting and as more and more races were spoilt by people not respecting the neutral started to get a bit disenchanted with it. Offered to help Wayne out as the ARCC race fizzled out and then KISS rose form the ashes. Glen and I tried to copy the neutral and after making a complete cock up of it binned it. I tend to focus on the scheduling /rules/human performance side of things (I am one of the ZADA members) and in the early days did the results by hand whilst watching Nathan's stream.
Ian has been training and racing on Zwift since October 2015. He was roped in by the GCN race in September of 2015 and soon found the racing community through Nathan Guerra's ZTR broadcasts.
His first exposure to #type2fun was the KISS Chase in February, which led to his race series (TWW) being merged into the KISS family later that month. KISS Americas was born and the rest is history!
David started zwifting in September 2015 shortly after getting his first smart trainer and began racing on zwift not long afterward - initially ZTR races on Tuesdays and Thursdays and ODZ races and group rides on the weekends and, a bit later, Ian's Tuesday and Thursday morning races (North America time). After some of his posts on the Zwift Racers Facebook group, the KISS team reached out to him with the thought of staging a KISS race at a time more convenient for most people in North America and he was more than happy to help. Of course, with limited cycling fitness and essentially no computer experience, his sole lasting contribution to KISS was immediately introducing Ian to the rest of the KISS team!
Glen discovered Zwift in September 2015 as a replacement for his monotonous training schedule staring at a blank wall. His first race was the ARCC race at the end of November that year. This series later went on to become the KISS Night Road Race Series.
What followed has changed virtual cycle racing on Zwift forever.
Carol has been riding with Zwift since the beta days of 2015. Zwift was a good coping mechanism for long snowy winters. She became involved with KISS after responding to a request from Glen & Mike looking for a logo design for the newly formed racing series. Carol became the organization's go-to graphic designer. Carol participates in races on a casual basis, with her favourite being the Monday Starter Series.
James took up Zwifting in October 2015 as a way to maintain fitness over winter. Racing in Zwift became more addictive and enjoyable than the monotony of real life crits (an hour of bunch riding avoiding crashes before the final sprint).
In March 2016 ZwiftPower was born. After being approached by KISS the site received an overhaul and now provides LIVE results for most Zwift races.
Mike started Zwifting in November 2015. Looking for a more competitive experience, but unable to make the existing KISS Americas race times, Mike contacted Glen about setting up a KISS race at 6.00 am West coast USA time.
The first KISS Pacific event took place in September 2016. Rapidly increasing participation numbers soon made KISS Pacific a permanent mid-week fixture.