Thank you so much for stopping by my page for a visit! For those of you new to WMUS, I'll give you a little bit of insight into who Mark Dixon is. For those of you who have been around for some time, you pretty much know everything about me. My life is pretty much an open book.
I've come by my career in broadcasting honestly, having grown up in Kalamazoo as a son of a radio disc jockey. My father was a DJ at WKZO and was the long time "voice" of TV Channel 3 (WKZO, currently WWMT). Years later, my career in radio began in 1978 in the small town of Ottawa, Ohio. From there I had a short stint in Lima, Ohio. Since 1988 my family has called WMUS and West Michigan home.
My interests are bicycling, deer and turkey hunting, bowling, golf, and computers (I've become quite a geek late in life.). I also enjoyed coaching my son in soccer when he went to Fruitport
You probably know that I'm not shy about bragging and talking about my grandkids, Katelyn and Brendan on the air either!
8/12...It was tough but the ODRAM has been tamed by me, with the help of Cal & Tom! As expected the first half was extremely hilly, but after lunch in Blanchard the rest of the ride was either flat or downhill. It was really rewarding to ride across this great state of ours and I will gladly do it again, except next time I will find more hills to train on. Thanks for your well-wishes and congratulations on what has been a personal goal of mine for the last 5 years. Now I have to set another goal. Maybe the 24 Hour Challenge on Father's Day weekend. Stay tuned!!!!
8/9...Tomorrow's the big day and I'm feeling like a kid before Christmas. Finding it really hard to sleep. Lots of last minute things rolling through my brain. Looks like the weather will cooperate. Now I just hope that my bike and legs will do the same! I'll post pictures here on Monday. Wish me luck!!!!!
8/8.....Ok gang...I have to admit it, I'm getting really excited about my ride this Saturday. I've been dreaming about riding in the ODRAM (One Day Ride Across Michigan) for many years now and it's finally going to happen! That's 150 miles in one day!!! My goal is to just finish the thing and I'm certain that I can. Now that I have a bike that can handle it and set up right by Cross Country Cycle (thanks Laura). The big thing is this year it isn't on Moose Fest Saturday! So...wish me luck!!!! I'll make sure to post pictures.
6/12...Nothing better than a sunset ride on my bike. Another quick 8 mile ride. Not much, but hey, the miles add up. I have to beat 1500 miles this season and I've got a long way to go!
6/11....Last night just a quick 8 mile ride. The riding is great just don't stop or you'll get swarmed by mosquitoes. That's perfect motivation!
6/10...It was a great weekend for riding! Friday's commute in was awesome. The sunrise was amazing, weather was perfect and the smell of flowers and road-kill is something people travelling in their metal coffins don't get to experience. Had a chance to ride Saturday and Sunday so Mark is a happy boy today!
If you have been tempted to take up bike riding but have some questions feel free to contact me. I would love to share my passion of cycling with you and any knowledge I have acquired over the last 5 years of riding. Send your emails to: Mark@107mus.com.
I'm still amazed at how much better my bike feels since I had it fitted to me. If you are planning on doing any riding this summer you should do yourself a favor and have it professionally fit to you at Cross Country Cycle. If it feels good to ride, chances are you will ride even more. The more you ride...the more gas (at $4.29 a gallon) you'll save. Now that my bike is matched to me I'll be doing even more commuting to work this season.
My goal this summer is to get better at climbing along with improving my speed and endurance. Ultimately I'm going to participate in the O.D.R.A.M (One Day Ride Across Michigan) for the first time in August.
Thanks again Laura!
I highly recommend Cross Country Cycle in Holland to do your fitting. It's worth the short drive! Check out their site here.