Area of San Diego You Reside: UTC
1. We hear you like biking to breweries! Tell us more.
San Diego County has 115 operational brewhouses and I love beer! I moved to UTC four years ago when the scene was starting to get really big in nearby Miramar, and I thought it was just awesome that I could check out industry icons like Alesmith and Green Flash right at the source and just a few minutes ride away. Now I'm trying to add all the county's breweries to my visited list, but they open so fast I'm always about 10 shy! Checking out a new location for a flight is a perfect excuse to take a 10 or 20 or 50 mile ride. I've biked as far as Oceanside, Poway, and Barrio Logan for a taste! I'm also a huge fan of events like Bikes and Beers and the Tour de Fat, I just love how this city celebrates my passions the way I do.
2. Mountain or road?
I never ride anything other than a mountain bike even though these days about 99% of the riding I do is on roads. I like the freedom it gives me to take spontaneous short cuts or scenic detours off the asphalt (I love the Sewer Trail bypass of Torrey Pines!), and I definitely appreciate the extra defensive maneuverability I get in hairy traffic situations. Plus, all that extra weight turns my daily commute into a nice little workout...
3. What is your favorite or most useful bicycle accessory?
Haha, I'm a brutally minimalistic kind of personality and I'm notorious for rejecting accessories! But I will admit, I've been using a gel saddle seat cover for about ten years now and I don't think I'll ever be able to get my pampered butt off it again.