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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Transportation
Occupation Bicycle Mechanic
Location Vienna, VA, United States
Introduction I'm a fiftysomething guy who loves bicycles and just about everything related to bicycles. I used to work in the field of theatrical technical production (scenery and lighting, primarily), but in the last 5 years have begun a career in the bicycle industry. I'm now the owner of bikes@vienna, a small, independent bike shop in Vienna, VA, that specializes in what other shops don't carry... specifically, recumbents and folding bikes. We also cater to folks with special needs who want to enjoy the outdoors on two or three wheels. When I'm not riding or working on bikes, I enjoy hiking and other outdoor activities, as well as reading and just hanging out with my cat.
Interests Bicycling, Hiking, Camping, Reading, Photography
Favorite Movies Harold and Maude, Breaking Away, Triplets of Belleville, Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally, Saving Private Ryan, King of Hearts, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Star Wars (Episode 4), Raiders of the Lost Ark
Favorite Music Cat Stevens, King Crimson, David Bromberg, The Strawbs, The Beatles, Chris Smither
Favorite Books Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenace, Illusions, Running from Safety, Metal Cowboy, How to Keep Your VW Alive, Better Bikes!, Anybody's Bike Book, Richard's Bicycle Book, The Last Lecture, Blue Highways, Travels With Charley, The Little Prince

You've got to make contact with the alien leader. How will you tell when the conversation is finished?

Ummmm... I don't know... maybe when he embraces me and then presents his beautiful alien daughter???? :-)