ROY M. WALLACK has toured tens of thousands of miles across North America, Europe and New Zealand, was one of the first Westerners to bike-tour the Soviet Union, and has survived some of the world’s toughest cycling and multisport events, including Paris-Brest-Paris, La Ruta de los Conquistadores, the Eco-Challenge, and the TransAlp and TransRockies Challenges. As a long-time editor and writer specializing in cycling and fitness, he served as Editor-in-Chief of Bicycle Guide and California Bicyclist magazines and Features Editor of Triathlete in the 1980s and 90s and authored Doubleday’s ”The Traveling Cyclist: 20 5-star cycling vacations,” a narrated travel guide of his many bike trips around the world. (Click HERE to see his photos).
He currently writes a bi-weekly sports gear column and features for the Los Angeles Times and contributes stories about cycling, running, triathlon, adventure racing and general fitness matters for Bicycling, Mountain Bike, Outside, VeloNews, Men’s Journal, Runner’s World, National Geographic Adventure, Competitor, and other magazines. He lives with wife and son next to the bike path in Irvine, California.
Also, last but not least (and strange but true), Roy is officially the world’s second-fittest man. Click HERE to read about how, personally living the Bike for Life lifestyle, he was able to attain this odd pinnacle of international fitness notoriety.
To keep up with more of Roy Wallack’s Bike for Life fitness/longevity articles and adventures, go to his blog SecondFittestMan.blogspot.com click HERE.
BILL KATOVSKY rode his bike across America in 1979, did the Hawaii Ironman triathlon in 1982, then founded what is now Triathlete magazine a year later. Since then, he’s gone on many long-distance bike tours of the western U.S., founded and re-launched several other magazines, including Inside Triathlon, Multisport, and Winning, and done another Hawaii Ironman. A political junkie, Bill has gained has some recent acclaim as a columnist for the influential Huffington Post, the founder of Politixxx.com, and as an author of several recent books exploring current affairs. In 2004, with coauthor Timothy Carlson, he wrote “Embedded: The Media at War in Iraq,” an oral history of the reporters embedded with the troops invading Iraq, which won Harvard’s Goldsmith Book Prize. In 2006, he published “Patriots Act: Voices of Dissent and the Risk of Speaking Out.” He lives in northern California.