I’m a non-practicing U.S. licensed attorney currently riding, writing, and playing with my food in Tokyo, Japan.
I bought the first bike of my adult life in January 2008, halfway through my first year of law school. What started as a way to get around town and stay sane turned into a project making cycling hats, and this site was born.
Five years, two bikes, and a few cities later, this blog has turned into a collection of stories about riding, traveling, and everything I’ve experienced on two wheels. Simply put, it’s a love story of all the worlds, cultures, places, rides, and friends I’ve met through the bike. It’s been [and continues to be] quite a ride.
If you like what you see, I’m available for freelance writing or art projects…and generally making awesome things happen. Feel free to get in touch, even if only to say hello!
Thanks for reading!
What I ride
Frame: Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel [welded by Tyler E., painted by Clint L. One of the last to be made in Somerville, MA]
Wheels: DuraAce C24 clinchers, Continental Grand Prix 4000 tires
Bars: Deda “girls” 38cm
Group: Ultegra 6600 [with a SRAM cassette]
Power meter: Quarq Cinqo Saturn with Rotor 3D 165mm cranks
Saddle: Specialized Toupe 155mm
Pedals: Shimano Ultegra clipless
Frame: 45cm Dolan Pre Cursa [with custom decals], Alpina fork
Wheels: Velocity Deep V’s laced with DT Swiss Competition double-butted spokes to Miche Primato hubs [double-fixed] — built by Erich at IBC
Bars: Nitto aluminum bars [found in the basement of Cambridge Bikes]
Crankset: Sugino messenger
Chainring: Sugino messenger
Brake levers: Cane Creek SCR-5
Pedals: MKS Sylvan pedals with some shitty toe clips and straps