About Me

If you haven't noticed by now, this website is about hikes, bikes, beer and gear. If you landed here, you probably like at least one of these items. Let me go into a little more detail and explain.

Let me start out with a little personal info. I have a tech background in engineering, physics, and product development, and by day I run a design team at a local consumer electronics company in Cincinnati.


Much of my free time is spent hiking. I like to hike, and spend time in nature. During the week, I typically walk in the evening to the local park just to get outside. I also run, but more for exercise than enjoyment. As I get older, I am finding that I would rather walk than run for exercise. I just enjoy it more. I also love to travel. I love the spending time in the mountains, and this website might be a good place to share some of those trips.

I also love to bike. I ride on the road, I commute, and I mountain bike. I'm a believer that you can never have too many bikes. I've done triathlons in the past, but that time is over. I ride for pleasure. I don't care as much as I used to about going fast - now I'm out to enjoy the ride and comradery, and just have fun.

Being a techie, I also have an affinity for gear. I have done product reviews for fitness tech products that are currently on the market for other websites. I thought this website might be a good place to share some gear info going forward. This website is not a review site. This is just me sharing some info on gear I've thoroughly tested and enjoy using.

Last, but of course not least, is beer. Here in Cincinnati, we now have a huge number of craft beer brewers, and many of them have really good beers. I love trying new beers of all varieties, but IPAs are my clear favorite. Part of getting older is staying active enough to work off a beer. I hope to bring some info on the local beer scene, and as I travel, learn about the beer scene in different locals.

Content on Trail and Bike is posted in good faith. Please keep in mind that this is a blog - not a reference guide, journalistic publication, or advice column. If you see something that you wish to correct or expand upon, feel free to post a comment - or drop me a line at firstburn@trailandbike.com.



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