2014 Salsa Colossal II (steel frame, Carbon fork) Outfitted with Shimano 105 11 speed and Holy Grail wheels Featuring Downtown Los Angeles.
Who are you?
I’m an Inland Empire native whose roam the streets on a BMX bike during my early years. If it wasn’t for a 6 months stint on crutches I would have turned pro, not really but I’d like to think so.
But I’m glad and grateful after all these years I still can pedal all my bikes. I enjoy wrenching on them as much as riding them and hope to inspire people to give bicycle repair and maintenance a shot thru Biciamour. So on with the show.
How long have you been riding?
I re-adopted cycling almost a decade ago and it’s been with me ever since. Mountain bike riding is by far my favorite. It’s a different animal in general and the mountains surrounding the I.E. are simply amazing. Road bikes come in at a cool second but after riding Strada Rossa last year, a gravel bike is an order. I think the infamous bicycle owner equation (N +1) is simply starting to take effect. N = # of bicycles you currently own.
Any advice for a new cyclist?
Some advice I would give a newbie find out what riding style you like most and invest in a good bike. The bike you ride and how it fits will play a huge part on whether you stick to cycling or it goes into the garage with the rest of the exercise equipment you never use. You can start at your local bike shop with a proper bike and saddle fitting!
What else do you do?
Other activities I enjoy are anything and everything really. I’m pretty simple when it comes down to it. I'm happy to partake in any and all adventures, challenging rides, and fun entertainment. So if you do ever see the group out pedaling don’t be afraid to say hi and join the party.
Lastly, I’d like to just give kudos to all the advocates and organizations who continue to help the cycling communities in Southern California. I’m hoping one day protected bike lanes are just a normal part of building new roads and you don’t have to worry about getting sideswiped or hit!