I began on 2 wheels like most people, jumping things and getting from one place to another on a cheap BMX bike as a kid. Over the years I lost touch with bikes as I fell in love with cars and focused on basketball and baseball through high school. I jumped on a mountain bike in the early 2000’s with a KHS Descent and never stopped riding. Today you’ll find Fay and me riding trails and playing softball all summer long. Hope to see you all on the trails!
I began my cycling career on the road in the 80’s while still in high school. After a brief but successful stint racing in local rides like the Hilly Hundred as well as time trials and criteriums, I lost touch with cycling after a series of injuries and adolescent distractions. I started mountain biking in college at the University of Arizona and had a blast hitting “real” mountain bike trails. After college, I returned home to find we actually had real trails around here.
At Large Board Member
I started riding ten speed bikes and cruisers down fire roads in hills of Northern California in the 1970’s, missed the mountain bike boom of the 90’s, and reentered the sport by buying a Trek 820 over 10 years ago to try out the trail a friend had mentioned at Rum Village. I have been riding and helping out with NIMBA ever since then. I am by no means fast, but enjoy riding all the trails in Michiana and making road trips to ride trails around the mid-west. NIMBA is an amazing group that has created and maintained some great trails in Michiana and I am honored to serve on the board.
I started racing BMX in 1978 and have been in love with cycling ever since. Over the years, I have participated in many disciplines of cycling: BMX, road (road race and criterium), mountain bike (XC, downhill & dual slalom) and Cyclocross. I also do a lot of my own builds and repairs; I was a manager of a bike shop for 4 years.
I can’t remember a time when biking wasn’t a part of my life. I bought my first mountain bike in college and, when I wasn’t trying to ride across town without braking or using the handle bars, I was knocking around the fire roads of southwestern Montana. But it wasn’t until I joined the Chicago Cycling Club that I discovered how much fun it was to ride with a group of folks who also loved bikes. I did the first of a fair amount of centuries, explored much of the city on two wheels, and was introduced to the trails at Palos and Kettle Moraine in Wisconsin.
Now that you know what we look like, say hello when you see us at the trail…