downthemountain
40Calgary, Canada
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My self-summary
A man's past invariably colors his future. -Ernest Hemmingway

He neither drank, smoked, nor rode a bicycle. Living frugally, saving his money, he died early, surrounded by greedy relatives. It was a great lesson to me. -John Barrymore

- I am less concerned with having, more concerned with being.

-It’s not always about faster and better. Sometimes there's just something about waiting.

- It is not a matter of where one is from. It is where their heart's at.

- If one has nine lives, like a cat, this boy is down to three. Meow...

- Snow, and moreover winter, makes me happy.

- Being outdoors is way better than being.

Yep,that just about covers it.....

Oh yeah, almost forgot; I'm not much of a chaser but would love to meet you halfway...
What I’m doing with my life
Constructing a time machine from an old DeLorean...
I’m really good at
Riding a bicycle. Many different types to boot...

Was a decent snowboarder. In fact, it was probably the thing I was best at. But I no longer ride and am fine with it.

I'm pretty handy at driving an 18 speed transmission. Doesn't impress many but I'd like to see them do it.
The first things people usually notice about me
I wear a toque... even inside... and it doesn't have to be winter...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
A- Fifth Business (or anything else Robertson Davies for that matter), The Count of Monty Christo, One Man's Wilderness, All Quiet on the Western Front, Neuromancer, Animal Farm, Manufacturing Consent, The Economist (which is not really a book but who's counting anyways), Park Tool's "Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair" and my maps and guide books.

B(i)- Lost in Translation, FUBAR, Evil Dead II, Hard Core Logo, Bobby, V for Vendetta, The Watchmen Unbreakable, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Endless Summer, Riding Giants, On any Sunday, Dust to Glory, The Last American Hero, Days of Thunder, The Empire Strikes Back, Kill Bill, The Last Waltz, Mallrats, The Big Lebowski, The Life Aquatic, The Eiger Sanction

B(ii) Deadwood, Arrow, Alaska's Last Frontier, The Wire, No Reservations, Justified, Metalocalypse, Top Gear UK, BBC's coverage of F1 racing, MotoGP

C- James Brown, Social Distortion, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, At The Drive-In, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Ike and Tina Turner, Merle Haggard, Black Flag, Fugazi, The Runaways, The Stooges, Wu Tang Clan, The Meters, Rancid, Otis Redding, The Spencer Davis Group, Blondie, Dusty Springfield, The Temptations, Mr. Lif, Kayne West, P.O.S.,The Clash, the Weakerthans, Justice, MSTRKRFT, Mark Farina mixes, K'naan, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, The Band, The Unband, Dolly Parton, Daft Punk, Agent Orange, Dick Dale, Wire, Swervedriver, The Walkmen, Mastadon, Joni Mitchell, Weezer, Black Sabbath, DFA 1979, Metallica, Rush, Sloan, Chixdiggit, DOA, Bad Religion, The Ramones, Remy Shand, The Isley Brothers, Sly and The Family Stone, Isaac Hayes, Sam and Dave, Dangermouse, Brother Ali, Aesop Rock, Bobby Womack, The Roots, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, The Verve, The Foreign Exchange, The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye (especially Marvin Gaye), Wilson Picket, Propaghandhi, Minor THreat, Slayer, Coheed & Cambria, The White Stripes, No Use For A Name, Pavement, Dethklok, Modest Mouse, Mike Watt, Neil Young, Lagwagon, The Sex Pistols, Thin Lizzy, Operation Ivy, Waylan Jennings, The Get Up Kids, Queens of the Stone Age, Common, Miles Davis, The Cult, SNFU, Gangstarr, Murs, Del, The Donna's, Helmet, The Police, Al Green, Barry White, Kraftwerk...

D- Barbecue, Curry (the hotter the better), sushi, greek, fried chicken and apple crisp
Six things I could never do without
Bicycles, James Brown, the mountains, literature, wool socks, Sriracha (yes, the hot sauce)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
A threesome with Rizzoli and Isles
On a typical Friday night I am
Riding (or fixing) my bike followed by something decent to eat... maybe listen to a little Marvin Gaye...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
For a brief yet intensely proud period of my existence, I was the lead singer of a Rush tribute band.
You should message me if
-you like to hike; in any weather.
-understand why bicycles are the best form of transportation.
-like James Brown.
-your bike needs a tune up...
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