Life is a journey... Click for a large picture of Rt 66 in Arizona



My passion for cycling began in 1972 when I realized I had gained 50 pounds since high school. I purchased a used Schwinn bicycle began to exercise. Two years later I had lost 50 pounds and was hooked on cycling. The experience also kindled my passion for healthy living which has continued to this day.

I tried competitive cycling but found that my abilities and interests moved in the direction of long distance or ultramarathon cycling. Between the years of 1980 and 1989 I rode more than 140, 000 miles. In 1985 I rode 22, 000 miles and participated in a transcontinental ride. I rode from Huntington Beach, CA to Virginia Beach, VA in 14 days, 10 hours (3,100 miles).

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In 1992 I road from Seattle Wa, to Williamsburg, VA in 23 days. (3,400 miles) The ride was through beautiful mountains and amber waves of grain. Despite rain for parts of the first eleven days, it was a great experience.


n 1996 I rode on the old Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica, CA. (2,400 miles) This ride made me realize I am getting older. Daily Ride Summary  

  Softride Bicycle

 My current bike! A Softride! Summer mornings you can find me at Once Upon a Bagel in Highland Park at about 6:00 AM. The rest of the year we ride there on weekends and holidays.

Cycling in Green County Wisconsin

The '50s

Since my wife and I grew up in the 50's, we have enjoyed the nostalgia that surrounds that era. We have, over the years, transformed parts of our home into a 50's era motif. First came 40's and 50's furniture. Our home was built in 1954.

Then, when a diner we had been eating at for years closed, we purchased the fixtures and turned our basement into a diner, complete with a jukebox!

Diner Movie

diner guest
diner guest
Recent diner guests!

Next came the car. After seeing a 1954 Buick in a storage space in Minnesota we agreed we had to have it...Finally came my bicycle trip down Route 66 which sort of culminated our growing interest in the 40's and 50's. With my brother in 1954.

 Gardening and Landscaping

purple tulips
yellos tulips
orange tulips
backyard water garden
our goldfish
Spring Tulips from Amsterdam
Our Pets-
Goldfish and Koi
Traveling with my wife

Vancouver Island 98 | Vancouver Island '99 | Iceland 2000

Hong Kong | China| Norway | Sweden | Prince Edward Island | Nova Scotia |
New Foundland | The American West

 My Friends Best Friends

Herbie the wonder dog
Spence, owned by Jerry T.
Frank Jr.

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