One thing's for sure, I live to ride my bike and I love bikes! I grew up in Minnesota where I went to College and obtained my first bike shop job. As soon as I was done with school, I immediatly headed west. I lived in Montana, Utah and thanks to a great friend (thanks Ann!) I discovered Leadville. I visited a few times, broke my bike, couldn't get it fixed, wondered if a proper bike shop would make it, picked up my belongings in Utah and opened a bike shop here in town. I've now made Leadville my home for the past 17 years and I'm not leaving! My dad once told me that if you can combine what you love to do with what you do for a living, you'll be just fine.