I’ve been a cyclist for as long as I can remember. It all started with a red Ross coaster brake bike and then progressed through BMX, XC MTB and DH. Today I’m a hardcore roadie. In 15-ish years of training and racing I’ve progressed to USCF Cat. 2. I balance my cycling atop my small business (graphic design) and a family life w/ a wife and 2 younger children.
My writing here covers all aspects of bicycles, training and racing. I’ll review bikes and components from the perspective of a racer — what works and doesn’t, is it worth the cost and will it make me better/faster/happier. Let me know if you’d like me to review a product.
I love the sport and everything that goes along with it — the bikes, the components, the clothes, the physical and mental suffering, the rolling soap opera that is the pro peloton, the local race scene, the smell of burning brake pads, lounging around the bike shop after a group ride, the anticipation of rolling out of my driveway and the satisfaction of rolling back in with several dozen Ks in my legs. All of it, the good and the bad, just makes me tick.