Born in 1954, I'm married and have one son. Besides bicycle touring, in my spare time I enjoy doing stained glass projects, pitching horseshoes, following University of Minnesota sports and relaxing at our cabin in northern Minnesota.
My bicycle touring style is as follows and always subject to change: I'm not a strong or fast rider. I stop often, being more concerned about the scenery than the number of miles covered (of course all us slow riders say that). I try to keep my load somewhat light and compact, but do not go to any extremes. I prefer to camp, but do not feel the least bit guilty at staying at a motel when whim or circumstances dictate. I like travelling solo for the felxibility it allows. I eat out along the way for the most part. An old fashioned fart, I'm not enamored with computers, gps, e-mail, digital cameras or cell phones. I prefer to start my touring days early in the morning and finish by mid-afternoon. I'm quite shy by nature but do my best to push that aside when I tour. There's too many intersting people in this world worth meeting.