Luke Allen

Luke Allen

 

Age : 19

Major : Political science – Pre-law

Place I call home : Abilene, TX.

Top 3 results :

10th P1,2 HHH criterium 2014

1st Junior Mountain Bike Nationals

1st Junior 17-18 State Road Race

 

What got you started in cycling?

My dad is an avid rider and introduced me to mountain biking when I was 8 years old.  Living with my four sisters, it was a good way for us to get out of the house and enjoy do something together.

 

Why do you ride?

I enjoy the personal performance side of cycling and its direct correlation with effort and hard work.

 

If you could race any race, which would it be and why?

I would race the ten and under class at mountain bike nationals, because I might then have a shot at winning a big, national-caliber race.

 

What are your goals for next season?

I would like to personally contribute to the team as much as possible at collegiate road nationals and in doing so possibly grab a top ten finish in one of the individual road events.

 

What is your five year goal?

I would like to attend law school, hunt as much as possible, and race bicycles at the highest level that I am physically capable of.

 

Who do you look up to?

My dad has always been my role model.  He has taught me everything from how to tie a fishing knot to how to change a flat tire and has instilled in me the Christian values and personal standards that are necessary to lead a happy, successful live.

 

What has cycling taught you?

Cycling has taught me how to set goals and work to achieve those goals.  It has also taught me that anything is possible with focus and desire.

 

What is the most difficult thing about being a cyclist and student?

For me personally, the most difficult thing about being a cyclist and a student is simply time management.  There are many days when I want to go fishing after class rather than immediately doing homework or a workout, and I have to really focus on daily priorities in order to efficiently finish everything I need to do for that day.

 

What do you plan to do after school?

I plan to attend law school at either the University of Texas or Harvard University and race bikes and hunt deer as much as time allows for the mean time.  After law school, I would like to hire on with an established firm and practice personal injury law.

 

What would you say to other up and coming athletes who are interested in cycling, some advice?

I would say that it is impossible to set your sights too high but to remember to have fun and enjoy all aspects of life while you work towards your goals.

Midwestern State University