Phil Gaimon is a cyclist, writer, and entrepreneur who retired from laziness and computer games in 2004 in favor of riding a bike to lose weight. On a whim, he started racing and soon discovered that he was a natural. Phil advanced rapidly through the amateur ranks and turned professional in his second full year, still ignorant of a century of cycling etiquette. He slowly learned the rules and clawed his way to the top of the American pro ranks, joining Garmin-Sharp in 2014, losing his contract, and getting re-signed. He retired from professional racing after the 2016 season. He maintains a website, Philthethrill.net, where he chronicles his ceaseless pursuit of the best cookies in America.