It is now almost 20 years that I have been riding bikes, and of course it started with a far too small mountain bike from grade school. I was trying to keep up with a friend and his brother on their far fancier rides. But, I was hooked.
Since then I have pretty much tried it all on two wheels, racing road, gravel, cyclocross, fat bikes, and now enduro and downhill. When not travelling with my wife and two dogs to awesome riding spots, I keep up to date on all the newest bikes, gear, and other trade gossip.
I still help out at the local shop seasonally, frequently filling in when student employees go home for break. Mostly I am upstairs doing sales, but have been known to turn a wrench a time or two.