Born in 1954, I'm married and have one son. Besides bicycle touring, in my spare time I enjoy doing stained glass projects, attending live music, following University of Minnesota sports and relaxing at our cabin in northern Minnesota.
My bicycle touring style is as follows: 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 while touring, gps, e-mail 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.