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My self-summary
*** under construction***

I'm a designer by profession and found my way to design through a combination of what once seemed very divided passions for both creative and rational work. Hand in hand with design I love building things, learning how things work, and rediscovering first-hand the innovations of the past. In the past I've built furniture, bicycles, mopeds, electric guitars, telescopes...

Five years ago I took up road cycling and fell in love with it a few months later, after my first big charity ride (Bike MS). Since then, cycling has provided me a great way to exercise, explore my surroundings, and I've developed some great friendships with fellow riders. Do you ride?

I easy get along with most, but keep small and eclectic group of truly great friends. I enjoy meeting new people, always strive to be openminded, and can appreciate/enjoy both commonalities and differences in others.
What I’m doing with my life
designing things.
riding and building bicycles.
driving my honda.
listening to great music.
scouring the internet for knowledge, obscure parts, and now, awesome people!
The first things people usually notice about me
are likely that: I'm tall, reserved, like to draw pictures to explain things, and if something has just broken, I'm more than likely the guy who offered to fix it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books / The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, A Brief History of Time

movies. the world's fastest indian, urban outlaw(short), into the wild, the aviator, koyaanisqatsi, master and commander, v for vendetta

shows. i very rarely watch television. the only show i make a point of keeping up on is sons of anarchy. occasionally i will watch an episode of top gear (the BBC UK version). DiscoveryHD used to have a program call "Sunrise Earth" which was beautiful... i don't know that it airs anymore.

music. i love music. i'm particularly fond of classical, industrial, film scores, electronic, and some metal, though I can appreciate most genres. favorites include: ludivico einaudi, break of reality, yo-yo ma, nine inch nails, the glitch mob, m83, vnv nation, depeche mode, henry jackman, john powell, in flames, michael nyman, and daft punk.

food. i enjoy almost all foods including mexican, italian, indian, mediterranean, chinese... i do however tend to shy aware from uncooked meats... a semester of research on liver flukes will do that to you.
Six things I could never do without
a bicycle.
the internet or books.
good food.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
SO many things...
On a typical Friday night I am
Unwinding from a week of designing at work. This may take the form of dinner/drinks with friends, spinning a wrench on the latest project/build, sketching, reading, going for a bicycle ride, making a spontaneous drive to the lakeshore, or just enjoying some good music and relaxing.
The two of us