I love riding because of all the beautiful places you get to see, you really get to experience the world in a new light. I love working at Spoke-N-Sport because I get to share that passion with everyone else. If I'm not riding, I am running, hiking, running with my dog, or hiking with my dog.
I have 3 kids and the most amazing wife who all graciously put up, and sometimes even play along with my passion for cycling. I love all types of bikes and let my imagination run a wild, when customizing the wide variety bicycles in my personal fleet.
Things I like in no particular order: Bikes, riding bikes, racing bikes, pasta, cheese, beer, wine, traveling, fixing bikes, selling bikes, spring, summer, fall, avoiding winter, fresh rubber, down coats, nice socks, quality tools and riding with my wife.
You will usually find me doing one of these five things: Repairing bikes, spending time with my girlfriend, selling bikes, playing music, or building bikes. Cycling and everything that revolves around it is a big part of my life and has been for 12 years now.
I enjoy riding for many reasons but the biggest is for fitness. I also ride to release stress form the day to day grind and enjoy nature. Riding a bike is pure freedom from the world, just you the wind, sunshine, music or great conversations with new or old friends.
Cycling has been apart of my life for as long as I can remember. Whether it’s riding down around town on the bike trails or cranking out endless miles on the open road, any day on a bike with friends and family riding there with you is the something you just can’t beat!
My love of bicycles started at a young age watching my father tour all across the country. As soon as I was old enough, I began to join him and eventually I ventured out into the wind on my own. Riding often acts as an escape or refuge to me, but it also represents an open and welcoming community. Every day I learn something new from other like minded individuals who are also passionate about the sport.
The healthy lifestyle aspect of cycling is what motivates me to get outside and ride the bike trail. Or when it's more challenging to be outdoors, I still enjoy a good cycling workout by having my bike indoors on a trainer. I'm also keen on using cycling as a mode of transportation, it's a great alternative that is more gentle on our beautiful planet. The most fun is spending quality time with my charming husband while riding the tandem around town. My favourite bike feature: the dropper post on my Giant Liv Pique. Oh, also, I love pigs!
Cycling is a unique space for me. It can be a place of quiet and solitude where I find the space and clarity to process life or it can be one of the richest places of community as bonds are established through conversation and shared experience. When I'm not wrenching or riding you can find me making music, reading, or hanging out with friends, my family or my cat Monica Lewhiskers.
Cycling has become more than just a mode of transportation and means of competition for me. Cycling has transformed into an outlet of expression, a way for me to find purpose and motivation throughout my day-to-day life, and most importantly an avenue for me to give back to the world around me. It’s a lifestyle and it’s here to stay.