Hey. I’m sitting in a hotel room in State College so I thought I’d drop by and say hello. I have been back into cycling for 2 years now after some back and wrist problems but am in full swing again. I ride a cross bike to commute a few times a week from Esplen to Bridgeville and I also ride around town on the trails and such. Love it.
I got my nickname from a friend who once was making fun of me, although it has been a good trail name as a backpacker. I get out a bit with friends from the NEOHBackpackingClub and I lead some trips for the local Sierra Club now and again. If you google Patsquach you can find my photo page of adventures and email.
Now I am riding quite a bit and a friend at work is teaching me how to maintain my ride (rebuilt my hubs last weekend). I finally know the correct direction to turn the spokes and am coming along with that too.
I gave up a Schwinn World Tour when I couldn’t ride and was too depressed to look at it anymore. One of the worst mistakes of my life, and who else could understand something odd like that but you guys?