1.From 1998-2000: Participated in several mountain bike races.
2.Started road cycling in 2000 and joined to the Long Island Bicycle Club (LIBC) where I soon became a ride leader for the A group.
3.Left LIBC in 2007 and started riding for the Huntington Bicycle Club as ride leader for the AA group. By 2009-10 I commenced to ride more often with the Trianglecyclists.
4.Accomplishments: 2005 LIBC Most Improved Rider award; Organized cycling events: Black Bear Century; Blood Sweat and Gears, Garret County Grand Fondo, Gold Coast Century, Cyclefest, Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge, etc. Worked with Endurance Films as producer consultant to produce training DVD entitled “Assault on Bear Mountain”. I designed the course and participated as a rider with the Huntington Bicycle Club. In August 2012 I completed the Trans-Alpe Challenge Tour (7 days; 443 miles; and 55,925 ft in the French Alpes).
5.Injuries: In 2003, I fractured my left hip during a crash and my right hip in 2006 during another crash. In 2008, a car hit me which resulted in a fractured pelvis. By December 2011, I developed arthritis in my left hip which put me out of cycling until I discovered the benefits of acupuncture in February 2012.