I renewed my interest in bicycling in November, 2010. My main purpose was to develop the skills and confidence to ride my bike for fun and fitness. Since then I have logged close to 700 miles, met new friends, seen new places and enjoyed the experience of traveling at “Bike Speed” – read my post “Welcome to Bike Speed” to learn more about that phrase.
I also took up riding as therapy to control some of the symptoms that began when I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in January 2010. A great deal of research has proven the benefit of exercise – particularly cycling – on controlling this illness. I have become an advocate for Parkinson’s research and recently had the privilege of participating in the “Ride With Larry” in South Dakota.
When not riding, I enjoy travel, writing, reading, and time with family and friends. My wife, Laura, and I have been married for 36 years. We have two married children and are expecting the birth of our first grandchild very soon.
I am employed by the National Restaurant Association and assist major restaurant companies with programs to develop their managers and staff.
As the current President of the Clan MacAlister Society, I share information about my Scottish Heritage and can often be found attending Scottish Highland Games around the country.
I hope that you enjoy my articles. See you on the trail at “Bike Speed,”