Information Technology Manager and Bicycle Fit Specialist
I started working at Century Cycles in the fall of 2004, after my previous career as a billionaire/cowboy/astronaut/computer programmer. I help out on the sales floor when needed, but if you have ever ordered something from our web site, read something in our email newsletter or on social media, that's mostly my work. I also handle ordering parts and accessories from some of our suppliers, and Surly and Salsa bikes. You can also call me if you'd like to schedule a bike fitting in Peninsula.
I enjoy all kinds of cycling--from road, mountain, long-distance multi-day touring, to casual jaunts on the Towpath Trail or Bike & Hike Trail and other bike paths. I own five bikes: three Salsas, one Surly, and a classic Mongoose road bike.
My most epic bike trips were a supported tour from Seattle, WA to Gloucester, MA with Cycle America in 2004, a nine-day self-supported tour around southwestern New Mexico in 2007, a self-supported tour from Cleveland to Guatemala City in 2008, bikepacking the High Country Pathway in Michigan in 2012, RAGBRAI in 2006 and 2017, a solo trip on the Ohio to Erie Trail from Cincinnati to Cleveland in 2015, and a credit-card tour with friends from Washington, DC to Pittsburgh, PA on the C&O Canal/GAP Trails in 2016.
I dabble in bike racing occasionally, but just for fun, as I'm not very competitive. My biggest racing accomplishments are finishing the Iceman Cometh Challenge mountain bike race in northern Michigan every year from 2002 to 2014 (except 2008), finishing the Mohican 100k in 2012, finishing the Hi-Tec Adventure Race in 2000 and 2001, and placing 3rd in the co-ed team division at the 2001 24 Hour Champion Challenge mountain bike race at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania.
I'm a veteran of many, many of the Bike MS fundraising rides, including several of the recent Buckeye Breakaway; the Pedal to the Point in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013; the Escape to the Lake (Pittsburgh, PA to Conneaut, OH) from 1999 to 2004, and the Keystone Country Ride (Altoona to State College, PA) in 2001.
On October 8, 2017, I ran and finished the Towpath Marathon, my first (and probably last) marathon. Running sucks, but I still do it once in a while.