I have been riding since a kid, commuted since college, but got into distance cycling in 1999. Since then, I have continued to commute and average around 10,000 miles a year. I do all the Bicycle Ride Across Georgia rides every year and commute to most of them, including this year, which a friend and I added five days to the week making it a round trip of more than 700 miles fully loaded and an addition 100 without the gear.
I volunteer as the Safety Director for the Southern Bicycle League and am involved in almost every transportation meeting in the area where I live, work, and ride. I also promote the car-free lifestyle.