I am a 50-somethig-year-old guy who has just recently moved from the hustle and bustle and crappy traffic of Puget Sound to Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast. My wife and I were very lucky the company we work for allowed us to move here and telecommute.
As a cyclist, this is one of the most amazing places in the world to ride. I spot whales, sealions, kite surfers and coast guard helicopters as I climb the hills, fight the head winds and thoroughly enjoy pedaling along the ocean and the inland forests.
I live there with my gorgeous, and luckily, very supportive wife Michelle. She encourages me to pick new challenges, pushes me to train on those days couch looks so comfy , and she is there at the finish line whenever possible on my long rides.
We have 2 sons, one is a grad student studying genetics at the University of Washington (much to my chagrin as an alumnus of Washington State University!), and one studying computer science in Western Washington University as an undergrad We are very proud of both of them for all that they do.
So in a short, just a normal guy, who likes to ride as much as possible.
This blog started out to help new riders and I hope it still does but since the beginning it has grown. Over the years it has grown and morphed into a place for me to share stories, thoughts and ideas, some related to biking, a lot with the outdoors in general, and sometimes, not related to anything in general, but I think its important, or fun or both!
Now, with new discoveries in Oregon, I have even more to share with you.
I am also an avid reader, though I am finding that blogging is cutting down on my reading time! This means there will be occasional book reviews as well.
I welcome comments, thoughts, ideas, disagreements and stories. Just like when I teach a class (I was a corporate trainer) things are a whole lot more fun and meaningful with an interactive conversation!
So thanks for visiting, if you like something let me know, and if you decide to follow my misadventure in blogging, I am honored!