Cyclocross season is in full swing, so we’re going to keep rolling with the Cyclocross Edition of our Rider Profiles! We’ve talked to Aidan, Andy, Felix, Parker, and the always hilarious Matt Mahoney, and Rachel Carey. This week we’re catching up with half of BSC’s mainland contingent:
Have you been to a cross race this fall and watched BSC kit flash by near the front of the race, only to hear supportive echo’s of ‘Go Fake Parker!’ chasing after? Don’t worry, Parker’s not having a very public existential crisis, and you haven’t fallen into some weird vortex of bicycle sports and The Matrix / Inception / Rick & Morty. It’s just Marc Edwards flying by! You may hear cheers for ‘Fake Parker,’ but make no mistake: Marc is real, and real fast. Marc started his season rounding out an all BSC podium at Topaz, behind ‘OG Parker’ and Raph. The stair workouts continued back at home in Van, where Marc has had a string of VCXC podiums, from Donkey Cross to Junkyard Dog.
Now, some of you may be wondering: ‘How do I differentiate Marc/’Fake Parker’ from ‘Real Parker’ / everyone else wearing Broad Street Cycles stretchy fabrics? Well, Marc lives in Vancouver. And there’s a couple easy ways to tell Marc is living the big city dream:
2) He’s better dressed than all of us. Effortlessly. F’ing Vancouver. We can only invite Marc over to Island races when we know our best casual button down shirts are clean and ironed.
3) He owns an umbrella. F’ing Vancouver. F’ing umbrellas.
He’s also the only one brave enough to wade into the ‘Taylor’ section of the quiz, even if it’s only to dip a toe in. Past that, the similarities are uncanny. So, to help you get to know the real Marc better, we subjected him to our questions:
Broad Street Cycles: Who are you?
Marc Edwards: Marc Edwards aka Fake Parker
BSC: How many years have you raced cross?
BSC: Why do you race cross?
ME: I like the outfits
BSC: What is your spirit animal?
ME: Arctic Tern
BSC: What are you riding?
ME: Ridley X-Ride, tubeless, 1×10
BSC: Best type of Donut
ME: PB and J from Lucky’s
BSC: Tubes, latex tubes, tubular or tubeless?
ME: Tubeless, once you figure out what works
BSC: Favorite bike colour?
BSC: Home Province/State?
BSC: Favorite local place to ride your bike?
BSC: Place/trail you most want to ride your bike?
BSC: Favorite cross race you’ve been to?
ME: Either Queens (VCXC) or Woodland Park
BSC: Favorite Cross memory?
ME: Finishing Squamish provincials, 2016
BSC: Worst Cross race/memory?
ME: My hour as a space blanket burrito following Squamish provincials, 2016
BSC: Last book you read?
BSC: Taylor or Katy?
ME: Like Phinney vs. Compton? Wait… Next question please.