I have bad news for some, good news for all. Nathan, one of the most beloved cyclists of the peloton is moving. His many friends will be disappointed with the news but out of this change in life is the dawn of "Cycling Blog West". Yes, not only will you be able to read my irreverent posts but there will be access to Nathan's cycling blog and its irrelevant posts. As you may know, Nathan used to cover for me on occasion when I missed a ride but after I discovered his reports were superior to my own, I had to do the logical thing and stop asking him to cover for me.
Nathan has accepted a position at Kaiser Permanente, a health care provider, as the Director of Cloud Services & Utilities. In this capacity, Nathan will be working in the area of San Francisco/Oakland but more importantly, establishing himself within that area's vibrant cycling community and reporting in a similar fashion to what you read here, just better quality. I can only imagine how this experience, riding in the mountains around the Bay, will transform him into a real cyclist who will return and crush us. Nathan will remain in Ohio until late September but he promises that his new mansion with multiple guest rooms overlooking the Pacific, is available year round to those who knew him best.
Best known, if not for his cycling strength and endurance, was his strange collection of jerseys, such as the "Cat in the Hat", that very weird neon yellow with multi-colored stripes and who can forget the "Fruit Loops" jersey.