Although I was just headed to Buffalo Bill’e to meet Rick Brune this day (2/8/22) and did not expect to see anyone riding the mountain, 28 year old Michael Wedler surprised me. It was my first time up Lookout in 2022 (by car in this instance) and it was Michael’s first ride up Lookout. He is normally a mountain biker, but his knobby tires were just what was necessary to handle the snow packed road on this day. If I can decipher my notes correctly, he grew up in Santa Cruz, CA and lived in Saint Louis for a time. He got a degree in software engineering from the University of Miami in Florida. And in some respect, maybe in procuring a bicycle, he got help from his brother, Arthur.

Thanks for your patience, Michael and good on you for making it up Lookout under these conditions.