The endless winding mountain roads—paved or otherwise—of northern California
Extra spicy kakuni tonkotsu ramen from Ramen Izakaya Goku in San Francisco
Eagle's Nest Double IPA, from Mad Fritz in St. Helena, California
A tent in the wilderness
Trained as a journalist, Nathan tries to write about cycling whenever possible, leveraging experience as a tech writer and gear reviewer at magazines like Wired and Outside, as well as a seven-month bike tour from Cape Town to Cairo. Originally from Wisconsin, Nathan has traveled extensively across the United States (and elsewhere), and also brings a background in ecology and science and nature. When he’s not on his road bike, you’re most likely to find him on his mountain bike.