I love going fast on the bike, the moment when the road changes to fresh pavement, photography, skipping rocks, hiking, bikepacking adventures, lime LaCroix, carnitas tacos and the national parks.
I've always held two rides as the "gold standard." The first being Going-to-the-Sun road in Glacier National Park. If you can do it in the short window of time where only bikes are allowed it is without doubt the best bike ride in the world. The other is Camino Cielo to Gibraltar, just outside of Santa Barbara. You get mountain and ocean views while riding in the clouds and pushing up steep climbs. Two perfect rides!
I live N+1.. I currently ride a Trek Emonda SLR 9, Trek Madone SL 7, Trek Checkpoint SL 7, Trek 1120, and a Trek 5500 USPS edition. It never ends!
BA - Economics/Political Science, Indiana University - Bloomington
Worked sales in Chicago and delivered Jimmy John's sandwiches (freaky fast bike delivery)