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Dan, a long-time bike commuter and home fix-it guy, returned to Charleston in 2010 burned out on digital media consulting. Instead of looking for new clients, he got a job as a mechanic in a Lowcountry bike shop, earned his certification from United Bicycle Institute in Portland, Oregon, and spent about a year turning wrenches professionally.

In 2012 he launched his own mobile repair service, CHS Uptown Bikes, and spent several years as the part-time “bike guy” at Google’s campus in Berkeley County, SC. He ran Uptown Bikes until he took a full-time job running communications for the local orofessional soccer club.

Dan’s road bike is a 2007 Trek Madone 5.2 with various upgraded components. His mountain bike is a 2010 Gary Fisher Cobia 29er with hand-built wheels, wide-sweep handlebars, and sweet, reliable BB7 mechanical disks. His commuter is a chromoly steel Trek cyclocross frame that he’s messed with so many times, in so many ways, that he can’t remember exactly how it’s configured at the moment.