Just in case you had any question as to how badass Kris Mathur is: here is a picture of him on the podium at this weekend's SoCal Endurance 12 Hours of Temecula Mountain Bike Race. Kris and his Topanga Creek Bicycle team finished third in the single speed division. The two teams that finished in front of them were pro riders. With uniforms.
Let me put this into perspective: Not only is Mathur able to nail it on treacherous mountain trails that you'd have difficulty hiking on, but he did it with a SINGLE SPEED bike, and logged over 30 miles in grueling race conditions against some of the best riders in the world. And then he showed up to collect his hardware in pajama bottoms while smoking a Cuban and drinking from a bottle of Bourbon. Badass.