About The Masters Cycling Channel

My name is John Swanstrom, my friends call me Swanny. I am a native of Southern California and currently live in a city called Oak Park. I have a corporate career in Sales Management and have been riding bikes for over 30 years.  I am a Masters Cyclist, a decent CAT 2 Cross Country Mountain Bike Racer, and love to ride on the roads and trails of Southern California with friends and have recently started riding Gravel Bikes as well.  

Throughout my 30+ years of riding, I have learned a lot about cycling.  I’m not ashamed to admit I’ve learned a lot by doing things the wrong way and learning from my mistakes. So I’m not going to be writing about something I read on the Internet, but rather I will write about stuff I’ve learned firsthand. 

The purpose of The Masters Cycling Channel is for me to share what I’ve learned through the years with the goal of making your cycling life (and maybe other parts of your life) better.