Bike Friday: Pocket Llama.
As Special Projects Manager, I'm primarily involved with marketing. That includes overseeing our website, advertising, shows, promotions, public relations and just about anything else you can think of.
If you need to contact us about something other than servicing your bicycle or buying a new one, drop me an email. I can help you find out who to talk to.
Now, a little background.
It's interesting how I got back into cycling after my college days. I was playing pickup basketball across the street from the Pacific Ocean in Southern California.
I got undercut driving to the hoop, and twisted my ankle. I'm on my back looking at my ankle grow to the size of a grapefruit. Nine guys stand over me, looking down. Their response?
"Can you get off the court?"
I did. Crawled away for good. Once my ankle healed, I pulled out my 1984 Trek, and hit the Pacific Coast Highway. I rode seven miles. Cycling took over.
As a sportswriter for The Orange County Register, I started writing about cycling. I rode just about every group ride there is in Orange County and Southern California.
I rode Rosarito-Ensenada, Solvang and eventually San Francisco to San Diego.
I created a weekly cycling column for The Register, that led to covering bicycle racing. I became a freelancer, chasing the likes of young Lance Armstrong, George Hincapie, Tyler Hamilton, Levi Leipheimer and others all across the U.S.
Eventually I landed as editor of VeloNews magazine, then left to start bike.com.
I got out of the cycling industry for a while, but never left my bikes behind. The long and winding road eventually brought my family to Eugene, OR.
I wrote a weekly outdoors column for The Register-Guard here in Eugene for a few years, got laid off, and after a long search, found an opening at Bike Friday.