My cycling focus has shifted over the decades and come back full circle somewhat. I started out like most kids, riding a BMX bike and getting yelled at by the cops to stop jumping dirt piles at construction sites. I gradually shifted to road riding and doing endurance events in my 20’s. My late 20’s and early 30’s saw a shift to triathlons, culminating with a Half Ironman. Triathlons no longer hold any interest for me, and in my 40’s I’ve shifted my focus to exploration. Mountain bikes and gravel bikes are my friends. I may or may not have cut through some construction sites this summer, and my joy on a bike has certainly come back to where it started. I just want to get out, explore, and have fun.