I am a 50-year-old guy living in a small community called Mountlake Terrace, about 15 miles north of Seattle. As a biker, this is good and bad. Good because MLT is on top of a hill, so every ride from home starts with a fast down hill. Bad, because no matter HOW tired I am, I have a 1 to 3 mile uphill before I get home.
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 the red chairs look so comfy, and is there at the finish line whenever possible on my long rides.
We have 2 sons, one about to graduate as a Cellular biology major/math minor from Western Washington University, and one starting his senior year in high school. 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!
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 am 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!