I'M A 63 YEAR OLD AVID CYCLIST with a few kinks in my armor.
The kinks I refer to are three spinal fusions, a separate disk decompression surgery, and numerous surgeries on my eyes for retina problems. But I'm still riding, pain-free, and I love it! (Also, I'm still a few pounds heavier than I'd like to be, but I'm working on it.)
Additionally, I advocate for cycling, mentor anyone willing to listen, and believe the bike can heal the body and awaken the mind. (I’m living proof of that.) I write and edit this blog where I share stories about cyclists and cycling adventures, and also where I discuss issues of safety, endurance, and health and fitness for people of a certain age, late-bloomers and other cycling enthusiasts. I also write for other publications and businesses.
I've been a bike rider for my whole life, but I got serious about road cycling in 2005. I've had road and traffic training from the League of American Bicyclists and Cycling Savvy. I've ridden my bike in 13 states and rack up thousands of road miles each year.
Additionally, I’ve been a commercial writer and marketing consultant for 30-years, and have worked with hundreds of astute marketers from around the world. I’m currently writing a book called: The Simplest Machine. It explores diverse styles of bicycle riding, the mental and physical benefits associated with a cycling lifestyle, and the adventure that cycling can be. My complete bio is available on Google Plus.