Hometown: Wheaton, IL
Current Residence: Media, PA
Why I race: To improve my skills, get faster, work with a team toward a common purpose, and see how I stack up against other racers.
Memorable Cycling Moment: Garrett County Savage Century — 102 miles, 12,700 feet of climbing, on a rainy day, in a downpour between miles 80 and 95, with a 2-mile climb at the end.
Likes: The feeling of flow in a paceline where bikes and riders become one bio-mechanical organism, enthusiasm, original thinkers, Margaritas (up in a Martini glass), Led Zeppelin and Neil Young, chocolate chip cookies.
Dislikes: Drivers who pass too close, cynicism.