John is an avid cyclist.
"Once I gave up motorcycle racing, I had to find something to do. After about a year after my big crash I could walk again without a cane, and my friend Bob Ostertag talked me into trying sea kayaking. Hmm. Some things I like—outdoors, dangerous at times, possibly fast if you surf-kayak like Bob. But you are cold and wet all the time. So I switched to bicycle racing. It's safer than motorcycle racing, but not exactly safe."