After high school, I worked at Guy's Bicycles while attending school at night to get a degree in Engineering. Guy taught me about bikes, but more importantly, he taught me the necessary skills needed to pursue a trade that would allow me to make a living and raise a family. Thanks Guy! 30 some years later I have my own store and I still love my work. I am a mechanic, not a technician as some shops call it. My dad was a mechanic, my brothers are mechanics (though not in the bicycle industry). I fix things. I am a Campy Guy. I have been riding Campagnolo since my original Trek. I still have my license and race when I can. Usually I compete in the Cat. 3 field, but I prefer Masters Racing.
Most of the racing I do now is with a Soap Box Car with my youngest daughter. I have a wife of 22 years and 2 great kids, one in college, and the othera Freshman in high school.