Joe Parkin’s life has not been without adventure. He moved to Belgium as a teenager to become a professional bike racer. After a 6-year European road racing career, Parkin returned to the United States to begin a second career as a mountain bike racer. He has been a professional cyclist, stunt pilot, motorcycle racer, and sharpshooter. He represented the United States at the World Cycling Championships and the World Cyclocross Championships. Parkin is the editor of BIKE and Paved magazines.