My name is Linda Hardcastle and I live for my daily exercise.  My first love was running, where I competed in intercollegiate cross country and track.  I soon after discovered cycling, and have since logged over 50,000 miles on my various bicycles.  I currently compete in triathlons, recently learning to love the freedom of open water lake swims.  My days are not complete until I experience the rush of moving my body in one activity or another.

My love of sport steered me into my profession.  I have a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Purdue.  I have over 20 years of experience in the field, administering exercise and wellness programs through hospitals.  I have coached at the college level – working with the Women’s Cross Country and Track teams at Purdue. 

If you were to ask me what has brought me my greatest professional satisfaction, I would say that it comes from successfully guiding someone through their exercise experience.  Whether this is the novice individual beginning a walking program, or the elite athlete training for nationals, both situations bring me the same joy and sense of accomplishment.  I hope to do the same with my writing here for Bicycle Garage Indy.