Welcome to my home page. I'm an ultra cyclist originally from England, now residing near Chicago, Illinois. I work at Northern Illinois University as the Department Chair for Kinesiology and Physical Education (KNPE). I like to believe that through my cycling I practice what I preach: the value of being physically active.
This summer I am competing in the Race Across America (RAAM). My goal is to be an official solo finisher, something I was unable to do when I competed in 2010. To learn more about my RAAM effort, please follow the links on the left or email me Paul Carpenter.
As part of the race, we will also be collecting data for research being conducted by KNPE faculty Dr. Amanda Salacinski and Dr. Matthew Stults. Ryan Friel, an Exercise Science undegraduate will be completing his internship by crewing. For more on this story please read the article on the Race Across America on the College of Education web site.
If you would like to follow my race progress, please join my facebook page or track my progress through the RAAM website. We will also try and blog which you can follow using the link on the left.
Competing in this event requires considerable financial support and asistance. If you would like to help me finacially and make a contribution, please use the PayPal button below. I will add your name or business logo to the web site and also to t-shirts being made for sale. For more information on contributing to my race fund please click on the CONTACT/HELP link in the menu bar on the left.
Click here for a short video of my 2010 race (.mov)