Cycling Hints:

  • Keep drinking water
  • Eat well
  • Ride with friends
  • The hills are your friend
  • Stay safe, watch the weather

Did you know?

Bike Facts, The are nearly a billion bicyles in the world. That's almost twice the number of cars. China alone has about 400 million bikes.   The first bicycle type invention didn't even have pedals. Those came later. Check out the link above to learn more.

Welcome to my site

Since being layed off in the slow economy of 2009, I have been training to be a Microsoft Certified Technician. I hope that this training accents my Bachelors Degree in Business Administration recently received from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. The training in,, and SQL Server also included learning Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server Management Studio Express. In the process of designing this web site, I was able to utilize my knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to create several of the images located here. With the addition of a Flash file of my own design (located on the projects page) I have gained some insight to new ideas and concepts. Please feel free to download a copy of my RESUME in pdf format.

While training at Centriq, I tried to find time for my favorite past-time: cycling. Within this same time frame, I have also helped to organize the Greater Liberty Ride for MS. This was our 7th year for this event and it was a great success. We had 182 riders, 6 rest stops, an abundance of food and volunteers and beautiful weather (even if it was a bit windy). Most of the volunteers were compliments of Farm Bureau Insurance of Missouri. Food and drinks were donated by McDonalds and Price Chopper. There were numerous other companies that donated items or money, all to aide us in raising money to fight Multiple Sclerosis.

My favorite vacation spot

Red Lodge, Montana. If you can get there, you can do any number of outdoor activities.
beartooth mountains

Here is what you can do:
  • Backpacking
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife Watching
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Drive the Beartooth Highway
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Snowskiing
  • Cycling
  • Photography
quoteIf the mountain can't come to me, I will go to the mountain.

My pastime

Cycling is one of the oldest forms of transportation. Although many bicycles are sold each year, only a small group of people actually ride their bikes to work.
Posted today: The 150th day until my 14th anniversary of being a rider on the MS Bike Tour.