Hi. I'm Mark Canizaro.
You may recognize me, i've appeared as a subject in a few blog posts in the past.
I'm a former co-worker of Kent's and i have had to pleasure to share many miles pedaling with him. (I'm in the blue wool jersey in the departure photos).
I am a 4,000 mile a year cyclist (about 50% of that urban riding). For the record, that's about 1/3 what Kent rides. I have been car-free for over 12 years and a daily bicycle commuter for 37 years (since first grade!). Although i'm certainly not a Divide Racer, i do have dreams of long, long, long bike trips.
Along with Christine, i'll be posting updates to this blog about Kent's progress while he's gone. I will have occasional contact with him and if he gets the chance to postal mail me the SD cards from his camera, i'll post plenty of fascinating photos. I'm also a serious data geek, and that's one of the reasons Kent asked me to do this so i'll try to post some geeky numbers as the ride progresses.
Kent is a very generous guy and a great riding partner and i'm pretty thrilled to be his temporary voice this month.