Meet a Westsider:
Mike Greer

Profession/Occupation... owner/ mechanic at Japanese Auto Specialist.

What I like most about the Westside is... all the parks, Garden of the Gods, Red Rock, Bear Creek, Monu-ment Valley and Beidleman.

If I could change anything about the Westside, it would be... Id like to have better access from Garden of the Gods to Red Rock Canyon. Also a construction store like Home Depot.

A good movie Ive seen recently is... War of the Worlds, with Tom Cruise. It was a good show.

The worst advice Ive ever gotten was... probably back when I first started the business. I was told that most businesses fail within the first 5 years. Ive been in business now since 1979.

If I could meet someone famous, Id like to meet... the Wright brothers, Orville & Wilbur. They had a going business and they set it aside to pursue their dreams. It takes a lot of guts to do that when you have a profitable business and you take the chance of going broke.

The next time I travel, Im going to... Im thinking of going to Hawaii. Ive been there before but Id like to take my wife there.

My favorite childhood memory is... just hanging around the Westside. I remember that in Old Colorado City, there used to be a toy store that had a balcony. Also hiking in the Garden of the Gods. Getting up on the rocks and being so scared about getting down. My friends and I used to do a lot of stuff on our own.

My favorite summer pastime is... riding my bike on all the trails, including Gold Camp Road. I can stay on the trails most of the time; theyre pretty well linked.

Something good Ive read is.. Nothing Like It In the World: the Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869, by Stephen Ambrose.

My pet peeve is... people who answer cell phones while were talking and then they take the call.

If I won the lottery, Id... invest in new technology that I want to get off the ground. I want to build exercise simulators.

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