My name is Derek Lynch and I grew up in Oak Ridge, TN. I started riding as a sophomore in high school with friends where ever I could while saving up for a road bike. I was directed to the Bike Zoo around this time and eventually purchased a Cannondale R500 during the winter. About a year and a half later I came in to the Bike Zoo inquiring about a job. I talked to the guys here and started working towards the end of my senior year. Now, a little over five years later I am still here and loving it. Although I started riding road bikes, which I do continue to enjoy, I really enjoy mountain biking and riding broken, sketchy roads on skinny tires. The bikes I currently own start with my Independent Fabrication Planet X single speed/ fixie, a Cannondale 1FG, a Specialized Tarmac Pro SL and a very old Rudge English 3 speed.
My other interests lie in music and art. I played the drums religiously from middle school through high school and still continue to play on occasion. Currently, I am also pursuing a B.F.A with a focus on drawing and also have a love for painting and a few months ago a painting of mine was purchased for a permanent collection that was started at PSCC this last year.