I've been cycling since childhood. Current bikes are 1990 Merlin road, 2000 Serotta CST and 1994 Dean hard tail. Been riding road since mid-nineties and mountain since 1989. Live in Van Nuys, CA and ride all around the Los Angeles area, usually 30-60 miles on road and 13-30 miles in the dirt, depending on days, time, and occasion. I'm a retired postal worker and bike mechanic, building and maintaining bikes at a major sporting goods company for seven years. Now just having a good time.