In 2008 I survived Stage IV Cancer (13 tumors on my spine) I'm a survivor. I see the world differently ;) I Started racing when I was 13. From ages 15-17 I spent Winters at the OTC in Co. Springs. I won the Jr. New England Criterium championships, placed 2nd at Sommerville Crit in '84 just 1 week before losing 1/2 my left knee in the New Britain Crit. I raced as a Cat I jr and Cat II sr from 18-23. Then I raced MTB and worked for Cannodale. After a broken back and multiple other injuries I stopped racing when I was 30. After almost 15yrs w/o owning a bike I am back on it and loving it.