Alan Snel worked on the front lines of daily journalism, working on city newspapers around the USA. After over two decades of this grind, however, he gave it up last summer to do marketing for a chain of five bicycle stores in Tampa, Florida. "It was time for a change and a time to re-charge my batteries."
As Marketing Director for Carrollwood Bicycle Emporium and Oliver's Cycle Sports bike stores, his main job is to organize and promote an annual bicycle festival for the stores and also work on bicycle rights and advocacy issues.
Alan rides more than 10,000 miles a year on the road, though he does plenty of mountain biking, too.
Alan's Bike Stories blog is, he says, "about life I see from the seat of a bicycle. It's the best way to soak in life."
Bike Stories is one year old this month. If you're not yet familiar with this blog, drop by and take a look.