I have had a bike forever it seems and got the road riding bug around 1981 I really love the long tours on the road. It is my way to reduce my basic needs to riding, eating, sleeping and being outside. In those days it helped that I was unburdened by the joys of family and the associated responsibilities. I have completed coast to coast rides across the USA, ridden from Norway to Italy, and toured Australia and New Zealand. Most of all I have to thank my bike for taking me to Coles Bay, Tasmania where I met my future wife in 1997. I have also been a Pan Mass Challenge rider for the last 12 years and raised over 50K in donations for Dana Farber. I continue to use the PMC as a training carrot to stay in shape and to get out as much as possible. For now, long tours might not be in my future but getting out and about in the Concord area is awesome in its own way.