If I’m passionate about anything it’s simply life itself – I’m awfully jazzed that I get to be here. Everything else is small potatoes. But I’m also endlessly fascinated by the natural world, especially trees. I also love plants, but mostly the ones that make coffee.
Up to this point I’ve only ridden my bike in my home state of Kansas, and riding through the Flint Hills is without a doubt my favorite place to explore. It’s scenic and historic, being one of the longest rail-trails in the country and part of the Oregon Trail.
I would like either a Checkpoint ALR 5 for off-road touring or a Farley 9.6 for all-purpose awesomeness.
Most popular nickname is Bouzi, but my nieces call me Nicky. Once in the sixth grade someone called me “radish-boy” because I don’t like radishes and I’ve yet to fully recover from the humiliation.
BA - Nutritional Sciences, Kansas State University; Master’s Degree in Anthropology, University of Edinburgh
Spent the previous year in Lawrence, KS; lived in the Midwest most of my life.
I’m determined to learn Spanish and soon!
I’ve been a student most of my life, but I did a lot of community organizing and advocacy while in college. I began working in public health during the pandemic and quit that to work at a bike shop in the summer of ‘21.