For Brad Burton, biking has been a lifelong passion. An old roadie, he’s been riding competitively since he was thirteen. In both junior high and high school, he took several 2nds and 3rds in road races he entered. He also worked in several bike stores, mostly doing repairs.
He continued to ride and race as he worked on (and finished) his degree in marketing at the University of South Alabama. Soon he was mountain biking as well.
Then, in the summer of 1988, he took a job at Cadence 120. Little did he know how that would turn out. Within a few years, he had become a partner in the business. And it was at Cadence that he met his wife-to-be, Laura, which eventually led to the birth of his two sons, Will in 2000 and Nate in 2002.
In the meantime, the store prospered and grew, doubling its size with a move in 1992 and again with another in 1998.
Today, Brad stays busy raising his family, riding regularly, racing once in a while and, with the help of his staff, running the store. He’s not one of those guys who wonders whether he’s made the right choices in his life. He’s doing exactly what he wants to do.
It’s safe to say that bikes are in his blood.
James has lived in mobile his entire life, and began working at Cadence 120 in December of 2010. He started wrenching on bikes back in 2007. Tinkering with bikes led to his passion for road riding. He rides a Trek specked out with Dura-Ace and Ultegra components.
If James isn't working at Cadence 120, he is usually riding the roads. If you ask James his favorite route to ride, he will answer, “anything with hills, lots of hills”. His favorite area to ride is north Mobile and Saraland. His favorite long distance ride is from Mobile to Pascagoula and back, racking up over 100 miles in one day.
James also enjoys building, fabricating, and maintaining custom vehicles. In his spare time also attends auto shows.