Belated introduction

Hi everyone,

I joined a while back but never gave a proper introduction.

I’m a type 1 diabetic of 6 years. I was diagnosed when I turned 30. I was a wild land firefighter for Cal Fire prior to being diagnosed then returned 5 years later (2019) as a type 1 diabetic. I proved to myself I could still do it and have now closed that chapter and I’m a stay at home dad to my 6 year old boy and 4 month old girl. I ride my mountain bike as much as I can and I’m also a race car driver and coach. I’ve had a crazy learning curve over the past 6 years and figured out some really helpful stuff along the way. Feel free to ask me anything you want to know regarding firefighting, elite cycling, etc.


Welcome to the forum and thank you for sharing. Thank you also for the important work you did a a first responder!

Welcome, indeed! Great to see more fellow travelers with active lifestyles, kids, and a habit of helping others. So glad you introduced yourself!

We’re road cyclists, not mountain, but my daughter’s expressed some interest in picking up cyclocross. It looks like a blast — if you don’t mind a little dirt. :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes: