I joined Century Cycles in 2012 after a long illustrious career as an advertising art/creative director, but I’m a life-long bike rider and a regular customer.
One day during the busy season Scott asked me if I could build a bike. I’d never worked at a real bike shop, but boy, did I have lots of practical riding experience, including assembly, disassembly, and lots of home workbench repairs. I already knew everybody at the shop, and my regular group ride met there. I said yes, built bikes a couple days a week for a while, and then he asked me to come on full-time. Now I build and sell bikes, do routine repairs, work the sales floor, and do bike fittings.
I train all year, do tours, centuries, time-trials, cyclocross, and my favorite, mountain bike races. Currently, I have seven bikes: tri-bike to fat bike and everything in between. I had 11 bikes at one point, and have had over two dozen bikes over the years. I commute by bike year-round, rain or shine, and always take the long way home through the Metroparks.
In the last couple of years, I’ve taken up swimming and running, so naturally, I do triathlons, too.
I’m a founding member of Ray's Indoor Mountain Bike Park (an awesome, one-of-a-kind place you have to see to believe) and I can tell you everything about every mountain bike trail in Ohio, and beyond. And if you aren’t already psyched about mountain biking, after talking to me you will be.
Back to the Meet Our Rocky River Staff page...