Roy M. Wallack has survived the Eco-Challenge, the Soviet Union by bike, and some of the world's toughest two-wheel events. He is the author of The Traveling Cyclist and several running and fitness books, a former editor at Bicycle Guide, California Bicyclist, and Triathlete magazines, a longtime sports-gear columnist and health-features writer for the Los Angeles Times. He also covers cycling, fitness, longevity, triathlon, running, MMA, and sports trends for many national magazines. Calling himself "a religious man who believes in the Holy Trinity of road, mountain, and tandem," Roy has traveled the world by bike and spent much of his career writing about them. He lives with his family next to the bike path in Irvine, California.