That's my daughter above. She was six at the time, and this was during a trip down the Olympic Peninsula in 2010. She was busy eating a ham and cheese baguette sandwich. She's now nearly 16, and just under an inch shy of my height. Raising her is my biggest and best job, but I manage to have some fun as well. Namely...
Among other things I am an active cyclist. I returned to competition in July 2011 after 15 years away from it and have really enjoyed it.
During my cycling salad days back in the early 1990s I turned from road racing, where I won two state championships and raced in college for the Claremont Colleges team, to mountain bike and then cyclocross racing. I was a factory team racer for Klein, Ellsworth, and finally Trek-Volkswagen between 1992 and 1997 and on the road for Saturn and Ellsworth. I currently am owner and head coach at LegSmith Coaching, title sponsor of LegSmith Racing.
Cooking is an almost perfect compliment to cycling: the latter forces me to power a two-wheeled vehicle that runs on fat, and the former enables me to refill the tank after I've run the bike on fat for a while.
I cook at home and much enjoy cooking for family and friends. With the luxury of time I'll happily spend all day in the kitchen but, being a single father, have come to have a weekday school night rotation of quick healthy meal options. You can find some of them and other recipes at singledadninja.com