In 2009, Jay’s mother, a two-time breast cancer survivor, came to him with a plea: “Will you please quit smoking?” After 17 years as a pack-a-day smoker, Jay quit cold turkey at the end of September 2009 and bought a bike.
After a year of riding and racing, a pain in his left hip wouldn’t go away and Jay discovered he suffered from FAI (femoral acetabular impingement). After surgery and recovery, Jay resumed training and racing in 2012, focusing primarily on cyclocross, with the occasional road race thrown in for good measure.
Jay recently moved to Norfolk, Virginia and works as an editorial photographer, covering a variety of news and features in Hampton Roads as well as DC.
Cat 4 Cyclocross
Cat 4 Road