A newcomer's story
Name: Kevin Madzia
Occupation: Information Technology Coordinator for Century Cycles, a local enterprise that sells bikes at its four area stores and online at www.centurycycles.com.
From: Originally from the small eastern Ohio town of Adena, which is near Steubenville. Most recently lived in Pittsburgh for almost 20 years, working in a variety of IT jobs.
Lives in: Chagrin Falls
Best part about NEO: "The Metroparks. You can do a lot of hiking and biking there."
Least favorite: The fact that everything is so spread out. "Maybe it's just where I live, but it takes me 45 minutes to get across town."
What he'd change: "More mountain bike trails. That's one thing Pittsburgh has over Cleveland."
Why he's here: Madzia, an avid cyclist, met Century co-owner Lois Moss last year on a cross-country bike ride from Seattle to Boston. He was looking for a new job; she was looking for an IT guy. "I thought it was a good fit," Madzia said.
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