About Spokesman MTB
I have been an avid rider for over 40 years. Since I was a small child, I found a unique freedom in riding a bike. The openness and ability to go wherever I chose was liberating and that freedom has never faded. I feel incredibly lucky to have grown up here in the San Francisco Bay Area and to have a wonderful group of family and friends who support my crazy ideas and nutty bike trips.
I grew up in what is now called the Silicon Valley. I watched this area grow from a semi-orchard suburb into the traffic-congested clog of people and cars that it is today. Along with that, I was able to acquire some skills in photography and design and built a career for myself in technology. That helps pay for the bikes!
Along the way I have used bicycling to calm down and center myself physically and mentally. Taking part in road cycling, mountain bike racing and riding, triathlons, and even the occasional marathon/half-marathon helped me maintain my sanity in this crazy area and kept me from becoming an obese creature that still (dangerously) loves unhealthy foods.
Riding BMX around the neighborhood as a child introduced me to the potential of cycling. I also fell in love with bike handling. I learned to jump and balance at an early age and started racing in my early 20s. I may no longer have the physique I had in those glory days, but I still love to ride hard and bomb down a mountain.
These days, since I am no longer a spry young man. I find myself looking for outlets to enjoy my passion which are achievable and reasonable while still providing the fun and excitement that cycling has always give n me. These often take the form of weekend and multi-week road trips, but also exist as hiking & backpacking, fly fishing, hard local rides.
Since I have never had a public-facing outlet for my passion and since I work in digital media, I have a large amount of content hoarded away on everything from USB sticks to ZIP drives. This blog (and associated video account) serves as an extension of my activities and will be a place where I am easily able to record my adventures to share with those who are interested. I hope I am able to continue sharing for a good, long time.
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