-How long have you worked in the bike industry? Approximately 27 years
-What's the most challenging repair or custom job you've done on a bike? There have been many. Buy me a beer or two and I'll disclose many tales of bike tomfoolery!
-What is your favorite type of riding? A good road ride with friends always seems to lift the spirits!
-Can you share your most memorable bike related memory?
There are so many good ones that it's hard to choose. Riding my first bike, a red Schwinn banana seat cruiser. Winning a national championship on the track.
-What is your favorite part about cycling?
Freedom and quiet.
-What steps do you think that cycling organizations can take to increase diversity and inclusivity among their members?
Be friendly and inviting.
-In what way/s are you involved in the local bike community?
I would say that I am not that involved in the local bike community except for repairing peoples bikes for them. It is something that I want to fix in the coming year. I do coaching and ride leading for different cancer organizations that hold fundraising rides across the country every year.
-What do you like to do outside of biking?
Hiking and camping. Spending time with my family.
-What is your favorite local bike route?
Cemetery loop. It's quick and challenging.
-Have you ever competed in any bike races/events? How was that experience?
Yes. I raced bikes at a decent level for over 10 years and I still dabble here and there. For me it was a life changing experience.
-What do you think is the biggest misconception about cycling?
That it's easy…