It all started one day in Kansas when my brother "taught" me how to ride a bike at the age of three. He removed my training wheels, found a steep hill and gave me a push. After several tries and a lot of bruises later, I learned how to ride on two wheels.
Since that day cycling has always been a part of my life in one way or another. I began racing BMX bikes at age five and shortly after learned how to start fixing my own carnage. When I turned 15 I began working for a small shop in Kansas, where my love for bikes grew even more. I eagerly took in all the knowledge that I could.
I moved to Dallas in 2000, at the age of 19, and was offered a job at a large bike shop in North Texas. This is where I met Johnny and where we worked side by side. As the years went on, my position grew within the company along with my responsibilities, leaving very little time for my personal life. After several years in the bike industry, a new offer presented itself, and I felt that it was time for a change.
Several years went by, and I missed wrenching, but I knew I didn’t want to go back to "cranking out bikes." I wanted to keep the passion going but in a different way than before. I received a call from Johnny asking, “How do you feel about doing a bike shop of our own, the way we always talked about?” That was the day everything changed and a new chapter began.