I've been riding bikes all my life. I can remember some particularly frustrating experiences trying to master the Schwinn 3-speed and other low-end bikes sold to the kid market.
After moving to northern California, I became a mountain biker as an avocation and spent many a wonderful day exploring off-road trails and single-track.
My first bike love was a Bridgestone MB-2. I spent the next few years doing a lot of off-road and learning how to fix my bike so I didn't have to walk home.
With the passing of time, huffing up steep, rubble-strewn fire roads grew somewhat old and I began getting more interested in bike culture and bikes as a way of life and a form of primary transportation.
I tend to love the retro bike influence. I have a growing menagerie of bikes including two Bridgestones, two recumbents (one electric), road, mountain and art bikes, and soon a Bike Friday.
I've also become fascinated by the opportunities presented by the growth of the Internet, especially in marketing and content creation. I find the interplay between people's shopping behavior and the Internet to be very interesting and changing constantly.
I like to tinker with projects such as lighting systems and other add-ons for my bikes that make them more useful and fun to ride. I'm looking forward to riding my Bike Friday on some great adventures.