Prior to opening Southwest Cycle in 1981, I had worked in 3 different shops in New York and Connecticut beginning in 1974. I’ve always loved fine, handbuilt steel bikes and have several in my personal collection.
I try to ride up Cadillac Mountain as many times each year as my age plus 1. (I need 66 in 2019). I have achieved this goal every year in the last 10 except one.
George, Bicycle Mechanic Emeritus
I am a long time cyclist, sea kayaker, and cross country skier. In 2008, I retired from IBM, and took a 7 month solo bicycle tour leaving from Mt Desert Island and riding through the Canadian maritimes and across Canada to Vancouver Island. I continued down the west coast of the US to San Francisco where I flew to Adelaide Australia and rode from Adelaide to Melbourne and on to Sydney.
I returned to the US in December, and after finding my way back to Mt Desert Island started working at Southwest Cycle in 2009. In February 2010 I attended the Barnett Bicycle Institute school for bicycle mechanics. In November 2016 I retired from Southwest Cycle to pursue cycling adventures around the world.
“Get on your bikes and ride!” – Freddy Mercury