Who the heck is Kris Westwood, anyway?
A has-been cyclist? A wannabe bloggist? A burgeoning journalist?
The answer is ‘all of the above.’
As a cyclist I was a member of the national team and went as far as making a meagre living in Europe for a few years before packing it in. I was pretty good, but not that good.
My career since then has taken me to the Canadian Cycling Association, where I headed up the national team programs for a couple years, and then to the Ottawa Sun newspaper, where I was an editor for a little over four years, occasionally writing articles and editing video, too.
Among other things, I care about municipal government, bike racing, travelling and my motorbike.
I’m married to my lovely wife, and I care about her too.
I live in Ottawa, Canada, though at certain times of the year I wish I lived somewhere else. Then I go away for awhile and realize why I like it here.
— Kris W.