I spent a good portion of my formative years in Europe, but the US has been my home for most of my adult life. It seems the mountains have always called me, despite spending the better part of 10 years at the ocean in Santa Cruz, my spiritual home. Currently based out of Colorado, I still love travel and adventure and will do so at a moment's notice. I am a regular pilgrim to the desert southwest, especially Moab, UT, whenever I get the chance.
Not too many places make me happier than being out of doors. Equally, not many activities rise to the level of spending time on my mountain bike. Add camping with friends/family and you complete the happiness trifecta.
In my free time I volunteer on non-profit boards, help to build mountain bike trails, lend my skills as a bike mechanic to a large group of friends, and spend as much time as possible around people who share my interests.