I live in the Hampton Roads area of Southeast Virginia and work in the electronics support field. I grew up on bicycles. So it’s no shock to my longtime friends that I still ride. I consider 1987 as the year in which I really dove into cycling. Since then, I had been a licensed racer (three years), a year-round commuter (ten years) and I had ridden several centuries before hanging up the bike in 2003. I returned to the saddle in 2010 after a hiatus. Striving for self-sufficiency, I quickly developed a reputation for being an overpacker. I carry snacks, tools, parts, extra clothing (winter) and first aid supplies. Click here for a video explanation of why I chose “Captain Overpacker” as my site name.
Since 2010, I’ve ridden dozens of centuries, both supported and unsupported, and I enjoy riding in the BikeMS and Tour de Cure charity rides. My longest ride was during a brisk 1100-mile Tour of the Southeast. I rode over 4500 miles in 2012 and over 5300 miles in 2013. I joined “Randonneurs USA” (RUSA) in October 2012 and completed an R-12 series in 2013. I may pursue a P-12 endeavor in the future. I attempted a Super Randonneur series (200km, 300km, 400km, and 600km) in both 2013 and 2014. I learned a lot of hard lessons. I hope to earn the Super Randonneur once I overcome my current obstacles.
Scott, RUSA #8059