Born in Columbus, Ohio – I started riding (after the childhood transportation years) in college. There was a paved loop trail around a small lake, and I figured a mountain bike was going to be the best way to meet chicks. Wrong! What it led to was a new hobby that has taken me a bunch of places and let me meet a bunch of people.
A co-worker at the time took me out to the woods for the first time. HOOKED! Then I figured that I could supplement my income with a part-time job at the local shop. GOT IT! Then I figured California would be a better place to live than Ohio. MOVED THERE! Became a full-time bike shop employee and a full-time bike junkie. Put the car away for 3 years and did everything by bicycle. Worked my way up to middle management before I decided to move back to Ohio. Ran a service department, then a store for a handful of years. Took a couple of years off, worked for a skateboard bearing company, and a pipeline construction company. Reconnected with a beautiful woman and moved to Maryville. The rest is history in the making. Go Bucks!