About Me

About Me

I have two dis­tinct pas­sions in life. Cycling and Sail­ing.
To me, at the heart of both are the sim­i­lar­i­ties that tie the two togeth­er.
Both rep­re­sent clean, silent, for­ward motion.
You nev­er see either nat­u­ral­ly going back­wards.

I love bicy­cles. Some­thing so sim­ple as rid­ing a bike yet so very com­plex to those who wish to make it so.
I love the free­dom and the silence of the road when it is just you and your bike.
The exhil­a­ra­tion of that down­hill run or cross­ing the line by bare­ly the width of a wheel.

It is by rid­ing a bicy­cle that you learn
the con­tours of a coun­try best, since
you have to sweat up the hills and coast
down them.” — Ernest Hem­ing­way

When the spir­its are low,
when the day appears dark,

when work becomes monot­o­nous,
when hope hard­ly seems worth hav­ing,
just mount a bicy­cle and go out for a spin down the road,
with­out thought on any­thing but the ride you are tak­ing.” 
― Arthur Conan Doyle

I love sail­boats. I love the physics of sail­ing. I love the ocean.
The silent motion of mov­ing with the wind.
The salt spray in the air.
The abil­i­ty to lose one­self in the move­ment of nature, going where the wind goes.
I love the free­dom that sail­boats rep­re­sent.

Wher­ev­er we want to go, we go.
That’s what a ship is, you know,
not just a keel and a hull, and
deck and sails, that’s what a ship
needs. But what a ship real­ly is,
is free­dom.”        — Jack Spar­row

Twen­ty years from now
you will be more dis­ap­point­ed by the things
you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bow­lines.
Sail away from the safe har­bour.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Dis­cov­er.”
-Mark Twain

Not all those who wan­der are lost.”
- J.R.R. Tolkien