John Deaton started riding with the club around May 2019 and he joined a month later. He and his wife, Cindy, decided to join the club because they felt welcomed and enjoyed riding with us.
He grew up in Atlanta and attended the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine. John owned multiple veterinary hospitals and worked for Banfield the Pet Hospital for 10 years.
For the last 11 years, he’s been Deputy Chief, Department of Veterinary Science and was recently promoted to XO to a Deputy of the Commanding General at Ft. Sam Houston. Previously, he served in the US Army as a Scout/Sniper for the 1st Ranger Battalion and completed multiple deployments.
He’s been a road cyclist for most of his life, but just started riding again a year ago after 10 years off the bike. As a result of him getting back into fitness, John lost 80 pounds in one year! He told us that Cindy played a big role in his achievement because she’s been the best riding and diet partner. She’s been with him for the entire journey and every pedal stroke and is a success story in her on right.
John rides a 2018 Trek Domane and would love to have a Canyon Ultimate CF Evo Disc with SRAM Red eTap AXS.
One of his favorite rides is the Gruene Latte ride, which offers a few nice hills, great scenery and a chance to ride through historic Gruene. He usually joins us for all of the rides that start in or near the Cibolo area.
He and Cindy are currently training for the Wheelmen 100.
When John’s not riding, he enjoys guitar, darts and tinkering with his bike.