Josh Patterson has spent the better part of his life riding, racing and wrenching on bikes. Prior to joining the BikeRadar team, Patterson was the editor of Dirt Rag magazine. Before that, he worked as the assistant editor of Cyclocross Magazine while studying journalism at the University of Kansas. His 10 years of experience as a cycling mechanic and background in journalism allow him to clearly and succinctly explain the intricacies of any bicycle to cyclists of all ability levels. An avid mountain biker with an addiction to cyclocross, he prefers dirt to asphalt, and enjoys exploring the singletrack and gravel roads that surround his home in Fort Collins, Colorado, with his wife and border collie.