28 years old
Balding white male with freckles
Not over wieght
In the military (8 years, USN) as I didn't have much to do and my then girlfriend/now wife wouldn't marry me or go out with me if I was still living in Golden Gate Park or in my truck. It was a fun life but as the song says "Rambling boy you gotta settle down".. Navy has kept me in, mostly by one time good deals (spent two point 5 years in Iceland.. and yes, I liked it, no I didn't live in a quonsen hut and yes the women are all viking blonds.. but I wasn't interested)..
I rode a lot as a kid. As soon as my parents took limits off where I could ride, I was 30 miles away in the next town. Saved all summer to buy an expensive (1989) 1000 dollar Nishiki Arieal Mountain bike, one of the first with index shifting. Ran cross country too until my sophmore year.. I met a girl, took up smoking and started to write poetry. I still have the bike, the girl long gone, the poetry stashed in a closet prolly. I gave up smoking in 1996, after moving to Iceland (try moving contient, changing climates, having not furniture for 3 months AND kicking the habit, can you say GRUMPY?). While I was there, I decided that I wanted to be a triathelete. So I planned my current bike. 1999 (bought in 2k at a discount) Cannondale R600 - not a triple like I wanted, but a double ~ I'm still mad for believing the salesmen when he said I'd never need the triple. But thankfull because it makes me work hard.
I own a Jeep wranger, and love to go out and play in it. It has big tires (33's) can flex like no tommorrow, and sucks gas so fast that you can watch the gauge move. It has taken my tons of places. I have a ton of pictures of it.. all over the place. I am in to trail maintenace and I'm not into destroying the trails I travel on.. so don't attack me. Besides, I like driving over rocks.. not mud... I'm not in a club, I have a group of friends I"ve met over the internet who go out to gether regularly. If anyone in Southern California want's to come along, we have a clean up in Big Bear 30 june...
Biking is transportation primarily, but it's more about my love will be to do long road trips as well as traithlons. I'll never be a top 10, but I'll go like crazy and try to have as much fun as possible. Everyone I work with believes that I am crazy for riding 14 miles one way to work. I think they are crazy for not getting out and seeing the real side of life and also not getting the heart moving.. But hey, it's only me.
I'm married with one kid. Wife is beautifull (can't figure out how she's hangin' round) and my child is nothing like me, which is a good thing, cause I was not a great kid.
Here's a link to a picture of me, I'm on the left in the tank top.
And another classic.. deep inside we've all wanted to do this once or twice...
No photos of me and the bike.. sorry.. but I ride alone now, I've yet to look into a bike club or the like.
I'm big in to travel.. even if it's just a walk around the block. Opening your eyes, you can see so much that you miss everyday.
Well, that's enough useless banter from William. Hope you're still awake!