I started bicycling right out of high school. After playing team sports I was looking for something I could do individually. In college a group of friends decided to do a trip from San Francisco back to Orange County and camp along the way. I was immediately hooked on touring. In 1982 a friend and I rode unsupported from Huntington Beach, California to New York City. I have continued to tour and I have been a bike commuter to my job at the University of California, Irvine with my wife. I guess you could say we bike pool. I am a member of the Campus Bicycle Advisory Group and have assisted in bicycle safety and commuting seminars for both students and staff. I also enjoy century and distance riding and have earned my California Triple Crown. I have become interested in bicycle advocacy and cyclist safety which is why I became a League Cycling Instructor in 2010.