Low Profile - Dave McIntosh

Dave McIntosh - Music Man

When and where were you born ?

Early 60s in Moray

When did you start cycling and what was your first club ?
Three years ago and joined the Ythan club

What was your first race ?

Would have been the Ythan 10 mile time trial

What was your first win ?
 I seem to remember I was quite useful in the egg and spoon race. P7 Portsoy primary 19 something or other!!

What was your last win ?
as above

What is your favourite food ?
Curry, nothing else comes close

What is your favourite drink ?
I do like a whisky , partial to a drop of wine and of course the odd pint of the black stuff

What was the first record you ever bought ?
It was a long time ago can’t really remember but I think it was Peter’s and lee “welcome home”  not for myself, a present for my mum

And your favourite song ?
Tough one this, so many to choose from, I like most music however if I had to select one it could be “we will rock you by Queen.”

What were you like at school ?
Quiet  and studious (really)

What kind of books do you read ?
The last book I read was a Lance Armstrong one every second counts, other than that its mainly work related , bit boring but that’s how it is.

Do you have a favourite TV programme ?
Euro sport – love the moto gp

And your favourite film ?
Don’t really have a favourite film, the first one to come in to my head was Rocky, so I’ll go with that.

Which newspaper do you read ?
P&J Ft on Saturday, Sunday Times on funnily enough Sunday

What’s your ideal holiday destination ?
Any skiing destination will do me fine

How do you relax ?
I find cycling very relaxing

What is your greatest fear ?
Getting beat by Colin Allanach

How would you describe yourself in a lonely hearts ad ?
Lonely I guess

What is your favourite training ride ?
I do like the Cairn O mount

What is your best personal achievement ?
Setting up my own business, starting from nothing but a phone and a laptop.

What is the highlight of your life to date ?
Has to be my family, my wife and two daughters.

Do you have time for hobbies ?
Not much time, if you don’t include cycling.

Who would you like to play you in the film of your life ?
Interesting one

What is your most unpleasant characteristic ?
I do tend to insist on holding the TV / SKY controls, changing channel just to annoy the family. Come to think about it that is quite annoying

Who would you most like to meet ?  Bill Clinton

What was your most embarrassing moment ?
There have been a few of these over the years, mostly involve drink and what I thought was a smart comment. Buy me a drink sometime, you’ll see what I mean

If you weren’t an IFA what would you like to be ?  Retired 

Who is your hero ?
No one person springs to mind. I do admire people who achieve great things, who show the determination and courage of their own convictions to see things through. I admire people who selflessly run clubs, devoting a large amount of time for the benefit of others, often without a word of thanks.

Four words to describe yourself ?
Happy, enthusiastic, sarcastic, determined .

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