Nickname: Shicoff (a result of too many Brians)
Marital Status: Single
Length of Time Skating: 7 years speedskating since June 2002, but learned to skate on the streets of NYC while in college
Equipment Brand and Type:
Favorite Skating Gadgets: I love accessories! Present collection includes a Garmin 405 GPS, an Apple iPod shuffle, Ezeefit ankle booties, and a Road ID bracelet.
Life Philosophy: Survive and Thrive!
Favorite Time to Skate: Nighttime!
Favorite Events: 24-hour Roller Montreal, the Miami EsSkate social skating weekend, the Squiggy Classic marathon in Tampa, FL, and of course the Texas Road Rash!
Biggest Adventures: I have 4 events I love to share stories about:
Want to Accomplish: In 2010, I want to place in the top 3 in the Montreal 24-hour race. And repeat as NROC champion for the Advanced Senior group.
Other Sports/Hobbies: rowing, cycling, chess, and discussing pop psychology
Mentors: Eddy Matzger and my dear friend Alice who helped me retun to skating in 2002
Helpful Advice to Beginners: I tell beginners, 'Do not to give up too soon: you have many unused and stabilizing leg muscles that need just a little bit of time to warmup'. Oh, and wear a helmet!
Favorite Quote: "Even if you�re on the right track, you�ll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers