Hello and welcome to The Clever Cyclist.
A Sonoma County native, I left the beauty of this glorious homeland to seek bountiful treasure, the golden fleece and the ever elusive sense of self. Fueled by caffeine and driven by a deep desire to “just barely succeed,” I did exactly that and more, barely. People talk of raising the bar, but I find that the higher the bar, the easier it is to scrape under. After a 10 year odyssey that included stints in San Francisco, Mill Valley, Oakland and Alameda, I have returned to Sonoma County. This peripatetic existence served to forge an inner strength and bolster my liberal views. “If only you could see what I’ve seen with your eyes.” Well, eventually one makes the discovery that a cliche really is a double edge sword and where ever you go, there you are. Oh, joy of joys, I am back. Coffee abounds and and all is right with the world.
I raced my bike – in the US, Italy and France
I went to art school
I worked in bike shops
I worked in the movie biz
I owned a bike shop
Dad, Cyclist, Tinkerer
I have an incredible 5 year old son and I REALLY like being a dad!
a few favorite things:
Taking a nap on the couch with my son.
Discovering a twisty new road or cobble-stoned street.
Riding my bike on a perfect day.
The joy of discovery.
Thanks for reading