SpinAdventure is a narrative blog about the human experience of riding a bike — good, bad and ugly. Its Editor-in-Chief, Michael Collier, is a veteran journalist and endurance cyclist who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from Earlham College and completed courses in a Master’s program in Journalism at UC Berkeley. He learned to ride at age 6 on a red Huffy, which he later used for his morning paper route. His favorite cycling movie is “Breaking Away.” At age 19, he embarked on his first big bike adventure. He rode a train west across Canada, while reading “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.” He then rode his bike 500 miles from British Columbia to Portland, Ore. In 2013, he earned the California Triple Crown award for completing at least three 200-mile, one-day rides in a calendar year.

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Sunset over the Marin Headlands in the San Francisco Bay Area, enhanced with Instagram. Photo by Michael Collier

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  1. Go, Michael! Unfortunately I hadn’t realized we are arch rivals, as is Joan, as well. I spent both undergraduate and post-graduate years at Stanford!

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