Born and raised on Vashon Island, Brian grew up playing in the woods and taking things apart for fun. He has a natural mechanical ability and is an entrepreneur at heart. In fourth grade he started his own small engine repair service and he has worked in the Automotive industry since he was 16 year old. He rides for fun, and loves repairing and maintaining his favorite machine...the bicycle.
Why do you like repairing bicycles?
Riding a well maintained and operating bicycle allows you to focus on your ride. There is a challenge and satisfaction in taking a bike that does not operate properly and smoothly and making it function like clock work. It's the satisfaction of riding a well maintained machine.
What is your favorite type of repair?
I enjoy building wheels from scratch due to the intricacy and interdependence of all the pieces.
What is the biggest mistake of bicycle owners?
Lack of routine maintenance.
What do you do when you're not biking or fixing bikes?
Skiing, hiking, camping and spending quality time with my beautiful wife and son.
What is your favorite type of biking?
I thouroughly enjoy downhill mountain bike riding due to the pure size and magnitude of the bikes and the terrain. It's like riding an agile dirt bike without a motor. But I also enjoy all mountain riding. No matter what terrain i'm riding I find a way for it to work for me. No matter who you ride with or where you ride you are always able to learn, and practice atleast one specific skill set.