I was born in Pasadena,California in 1945. Which makes me 66. When I was around 10, a friend and I would start taking longer and longer trips around Pasadena.
When I was in my mid-20s I got into bike touring. In 74, my first tour was to Hawaii. I toured Maui and Hawaii. In 75 I rode the Pacific Coast from Canada to Mexico. In 76 I rode BikeCentennial.
In 77 I had an article published on riding BikeCentennial and then had the first of my five books published. Bicycling in Hawaii.
I didn't do any tours until my kids were older. In 1999 I rode the Great Divide Trail from Kalispell to Helena,MT. The next year I did a road tour in Montana. In 2002 I did RAGBRAI. In 2004, I did the Lewis and Clark Trail from Portland to Helena.
This year I rode the Lewis and Clark trail from St. Louis to Sioux City, Iowa and then did RAGBRAI again.