Married to his lovely wife Linda. Two children: Melissa and Michael.
Born in Holland 1949. Living in USA since 1978.
Neuroradiologist at Brotman Medical Center, Culver City, CA
Member of Santa Rosa Cycling Club
Other interests: Scuba diving , underwater-photography and horseback riding.
Started taking cycling seriously in 1992 , rehabilitating from a chronic back problem sustained in polo. First long distance event was the 1993 Markleeville Deathride.
Total cycling 1993: 7265 miles with an elevation gain of 765,930 ft.
In 1994 he finished 54th in his first double century, the Death Valley DC, in 14hr 55min, wondering how anybody could finish in less than 13 hours. Completed all 7 of the Triple Crown DC's in 1994 , 6 in 1995, 6 in 1996 and 8 in 1997
Total cycling 1994: 10612 miles in 703 hours with an elevation gain of 1,070,310 ft.
Qualified for RAAM in the 1995 Furnace Creek 508 , finishing 4th in 30hr 24min.
Total cycling 1995: 12437 miles in 759 hours with an elevation gain of 1,010,540 ft.
First place 1996 Death Valley DC, 11hr 44min.
First place 1996 Heartbreak DC, 11hr38min.
Fourth place 1996 Triple Crown Stage Race
Third place in 1996 Tour of North Texas, 36hr 31min.
Eleventh place RAAM 1996, 10d 5hr 40min.
Second place in 1996 Furnace Creek 508, 30hr 8min.
Total cycling 1996: 15310 miles in 1016 hours with an elevation gain of 1,328,445 ft.
RAAM 1996 Sponsors: E-Caps, MLO Products, Draftmaster Sport Racks
First place 1997 Rainbow DC, 12hr20min.
First place 1997 Heartbreak DC, 10hr55min.
First place 1997 Eastern Sierra DC, 10hr33min.
Second place 1997 Triple Crown Stage Race
First place 1997 Longstreet Stage Race
Sixth place RAAM 1997, 10d 13hr 26min.
Sixth place 1997 Furnace Creek 508, 34hr 15min.
Total cycling 1997: 16445 miles in 1072 hours with an elevation gain of 1,207,520 ft.
91th Place 1998 TEVIS CUP on Sahara Firestorm ( "Stormy" ), 21hr 11min.
Eight place 1998 Furnace Creek 508, 35hr 30min.
Total cycling 1998: 8106 miles in 549 hours with an elevation gain of 678,056 ft.
Total cycling 1999: 4167 miles in 288 hours with an elevation gain of 461,800 ft.
First place 2000 Badwater to Durango, 66hr 16min.
First Place Solo 50+ and fifth place overall 2000 Furnace Creek 508, 34hr 50min.
Total cycling 2000: 10338 miles in 704 hours with an elevation gain of 877,980 ft.
First Place Two man Team RAAM 2001 50+. Team E-caps with Jim Pitre, 61.
First Place Solo 50+ and eight place overall 2001 Furnace Creek 508, 35hr 32 min.
Total cycling 2001: 12190 miles in 824 hours with an elevation gain of 864,674 ft.
Total cycling 2002: 8411 miles in 628 hours with an elevation gain of 917,590 ft.
Total cycling 2003: 4445 miles in 405 hours with an elevation gain of 578,466 ft.
Twelfth Place 2004 Furnace Creek 508, 39hr 28min. 7th solo finish.
Total Cycling 2004: 7399 miles in 586 hours with an elevation gain of 906,809 ft.
Last update: 01/02/2005