greetings from the occasionally apathetic streets of Chicago
Hi everybody. My name's Nick and I'm in Chicago, with plans to move to Portland, OR in mid December of '06. I've been commuting via bicycle for a bit over a year now, riding an average of 80 or so miles a week (50 mi./wk. to the job and 30 mi./wk. for my volunteer work). My chief interests in cycling beyond the pragmatic A to B stuff largely involve safety/advocacy issues and mechanical work. I've always been into DIY efforts and find cycling to be the perfect example of such, as well as a great excuse to muck about with tools now and again. Other interests are computers (esp. free and/or open-source software), graphic design, and music.