I never learned how to bike as a child. When I graduated from college, I moved to California, and within a week my Plymouth Acclaim died. I had no way to get to work, but thankfully, my friend found a '67 Schwinn Cruiser in the trash, so we dug it out and it became my transportation.
I got a "real" bike in 2006, tried a triathlon, then found track racing by going to a beginner session at Hellyer Velodrome. I mostly raced on the track from 2007 - 2009, then began doing more road races.
I won my first national titles on the track in 2011, joined a professional road team in 2012, and won a Pan American Championship title on the track in 2013. My goal is to make the 2016 Olympic team in the Team Pursuit.
For more information about my background, check out this article in the East Bay Express - which provides some excellent hyperbole about how I got started on the bike!