I first started riding a bicycle the I was 5, and endearingly my parents fought over whether I should get a boy’s, or a girl’s bike. I got what I wanted, a boy’s bike, and I have never looked back!
I had the great pleasure of working for Rocky Mountain Cycle Tours in the late 1980’s for 3 seasons, and they gave me a Miyata 612 touring bike for a perk. I took that to the UK and California and then let it sit in the shed for many years while I toured on my mountain bike. I now have a Kona Sutra which I will try out this spring on the Pacific Coast, hopefully with my new friend, Captain Pickles.