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My self-summary
I grew up with warm beaches and soul food, tempered myself with seven snowy winters, then moved to San Francisco, where the weather never changes. I miss the warm summers, but not the snowy winters.

I'm a sucker for new things. I form habits until something better comes along.

I'm well-traveled, and like to think of myself as well-rounded. I like being part of a good story.
What I’m doing with my life
My life is turning into a series of long-distance bike rides. As I started riding more and more of the past few years, I've realized I'm not really interested in going fast or racing, but I do really like just riding across the countryside for the whole day. I've now done a handful of brevets and enjoyed them all (some in different ways...), so I'm excited to have found a sport that reflects what I want to do on a bike. I'd like to do more touring/camping too but it's hard to find more than a long weekend to do it.

Developing an appreciation for how cities (and especially San Francisco) become better for the people in them. Urbanism, especially as it relates to transit, bicycles, and parklets is really interesting.

I am more or less a Silicon Valley stereotype; I work for a former startup that makes both software and hardware, we got eaten by a much bigger company, but it's cool because they're leaving us mostly alone. I try to fight the stereotype by being socialist and egalitarian: feminism, tenants' rights, social safety nets, education.

Living forever.
I’m really good at
Making decisions, not getting lost, bike commuting.

Technology in general.

Mille Bornes.

Coming in not-last-place.

I prize competence; "specialization is for insects." I enjoy being good at things and also learning new things to be good at. I like it when other people are good at lots of things too!
The first things people usually notice about me
People tell me I'm tall, although I've seen tall people, and I'm not them.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My bed is held up by bookshelves. I read streetsblog almost every day. For fiction, I mostly read for escapism, and I tend to stick with authors I like. Some recent favorites: Charles Stross, Iain (M.) Banks, Walter Jon Williams.

Sometimes I am cool (and listen to Jenny Owen Youngs on vinyl), sometimes I am 14 (and listen to Owl City or Macklemore), sometimes I am nostalgic (and listen to Eve 6), sometimes I am fresh (and listen to whatever's on Hype machine), and sometimes I just really miss summer (and listen to Buck-O-Nine).

Indian (well, Nepalese), and soul food (collards, okra, ribs) are my comfort cuisines. I will go out of my way for good Thai or a tasty banh mi. My tolerance for spicy food is far higher than it needs to be, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

The worst thing I ever ate was boiled prickly-pear cactus, which I actually couldn't force myself to chew long enough to swallow. It was like slimy milkweed-flavored green beans.
Six things I could never do without
A bike and somewhere to ride it! (TBH, it's more like n+1 bikes.)
Comfort food, for making up those calories.
The internet to remember things for me.
New places to explore.
Work/life balance to enable the rest.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where I am going to bike next so as not to overlap with previous rides. Optimizing my life through careful selection of phone apps. How many slices of pie I can eat after a 6 hour ride.
On a typical Friday night I am
Likely asleep so I can get an early start on Saturday. I'm apparently a morning person, and I like to go get scones and a coffee before the brunch crowd wakes up.

(I can be talked into staying up late for a good cause.)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm really excited to see little bits of 90s fashion reappearing! I ain't even being ironic.
You should message me if
You'd like to go on a bike ride (long or short), especially if it ends at food.

You want to go to the Exploratorium or one of the nerdy Long Now talks.

You just want to get a drink or a burrito and walk around the city.
The two of us