I love the feeling of movement. In my ideal world, I wake up, have a fresh juice (and probably a ginger shot to start with as well), and then spend the vast majority of my day riding my bike. Maybe stop at the pool for an hour or so, stretch out, have a big dinner with friends, and call it a day. I am lucky because this is very often what I actually get to do. Although life always tosses us its little surprises, I try to welcome them with grace, warmth, and humor.
I love traveling by bike. Over the past year I have circumnavigated the Big Island, as well as traveled with a companion up the east coast of the US and then down the west coast. Touring is so nice because you get to see your mileage assembled linearly and can feel like you actually got somewhere, in contrast to riding in urban life which more often resembles running around like a chicken with its head cut off.
I am a Pynchonophile, love biology, botany and gardening, architecture, and cooking. I feel civility never lies further than a decent cup of tea and am always happy to take a few minutes out of my day to throw on the kettle.