I have been riding in North County since the early 80's Ridden with many of the top guys back then, Wed morning Tri ride, Early Swami's rides... Along with others, helped Richard build the 1st Speedplay pedals in his garage. Today, I live with my wife and dogs on an 8,000 ft. mountain top in New Mexico.. the road to my house is a 10 mile 4-8% wonderful climb. There are 90 miles of single-track riding literally out the front door that I take advantage of almost daily. Almost finished with an AirB&B for cyclists to stay and play in our mountains.