Welcome to Collateral Creators.
Hi! Thanks for visiting Collateral Creators, which is owned and operated by Dan Tobin in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
I’m the Western Pennsylvania Regional Director of Marketing and Communications for a national nonprofit. I’m also an avid cyclist and “advanced amateur” photographer.
This site provides a place for me to share some of my adventures, whether I’m discussing a new cycling route or showing a photo from a successful shoot.
Damn… it’s been awhile since I sat and wrote a blog post. In fact, it had been so long that I had removed all the blogs from my website.
For the first time in many, many months I was able to turn off all electronics and sneak away for an unplugged weekend. It was just me, my bike, a camera, and… let’s just say… a few beers.
Mile 0 – That’s where I was on January 1, resetting my exercise mileage clock and heading out for a brisk bike ride along the James River in Lynchburg while most were still snoozing off their booze from the night before. I end the year this evening sitting in Pennsylvania, a place I am once …