Mark Satinsky is every Transportation Security Administration
agent's worst nightmare. Most of us have to remove only our
shoes, belts, watches, and cell phones to get through airport
security. But Mark travels for business with 300 pounds of
high-tech surveillance equipment, much of which has been handled by
SWAT teams, who inadvertently taint the gear with explosives
residue. In other words, Mark has a cozy relationship with alarms,
flashing lights, and some very skeptical TSA personnel. "It
takes me two to three hours to get through security," he says. "I
keep trying to figure out ways to make the process shorter, but I
haven't been able to yet." Given all that Mark endures while
on the road, it's pretty understandable that he considers "the
other side of security" to be his home away from home. It also
explains why he's a self-proclaimed "Smarte Carte maven."
Still, Mark takes most of the inconveniences of the road warrior
lifestyle in stride - with one exception. "I don't have the
time to do any biking these days," laments the man who once rode
across Montana while battling a stiff headwind the entire way. "I
think I've gained about 35 pounds in the last year." So when
we gave Mark the chance to combine his two passions - cycling and
showing off his company's products - he didn't miss a beat.
"This is great!" he said during the photo shoot. "I could go all
day!" Spoken like a true road warrior.
I'm 41 years old, but I feel like I'm
I feel as young and physically fit and adventurous as ever. I've
got the benefits of age, without the drawbacks.
My first airplane trip was
When I was 6
years old, to Cincinnati to visit my grandmother and aunt. I flew
When I was a little boy, I wanted to grow up to be
Five years from now, I want to
finished an around-the-world adventure odyssey.
Mary Ann or Ginger? Ginger - hands
If I'm having a party and have to prepare one
dish, it would be
A 24-ounce porterhouse steak on the
grill. Medium rare.
Sing in the car or shower? Both - much to
my wife's chagrin.
My go-to song when I'm in the mood to belt out a
tune: "Wanted Dead or Alive" by Bon Jovi.