The complete Twenty Questions™ interview with Ted King will be published tomorrow. In preparation, we present Some Fun Facts™ About Ted King:

  1. Favorite Food: Maple syrup and pumpkin.
  2. Favorite Color: Red.
  3. Favorite Band: The Black Keys rock the piñata.
  4. Favorite Movie: Dumb and Dumber. When I was in the sixth grade, it was Under Siege.
  5. Pre-Race Ritual/Superstition(s): I drink an obscene amount of coffee.
  6. If you weren't a cyclist, what would you be? Less fit, less traveled, and less tanned.
  7. What do you do when you're bored? Interviews.
  8. Family: One older brother, Robbie—he got me into cycling—and a pair of amazing parents, Margie and Ted the elder.
  9. First Financial Splurge After Going Pro: An Audi. Ha! Kidding. No, a MacBook. Like every other pro alive.
  10. Guilty Pleasure(s): If a glass of wine is good and good for you, then surely the whole bottle is better and better for you.
  11. Sign: Yield.1
  12. Prized Possession: Health.
  13. What's most surprising about you? When people meet me in person, they're surprised by my height. Also my uncanny good looks and a dashing dose of humility. 2
  14. Celebrity Crush: Britney Spears has climbed back on the horse. I bet Charlize Theron would dig me, too.
  15. Role Model(s): Jesus, Anthony Bourdain, and my parents.
  16. Worst Fear(s): Complacency.
  17. Bad Habits: Correcting grammatical and spelling errors.
  18. Favorite Quote: The Golden Rule.
  19. Ticklish? I cordially regret to inform you that I'm not answering this question.
  20. Weirdest Dream: Every dream I have is weird, but promptly forgotten.
  21. Hidden Talents: I'm a mean baker and I can juggle for upwards of three seconds.
  22. Fanmail Address: Email, thank you kindly.

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  1. Ted was born 31 January, 1983—Aquarius. "Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the zodiac, and Aquarians are the perfect representatives for the Age of Aquarius. Those born under this sign have the social conscience needed to carry us into the new millennium." []
  2. 6’2” []