Welcome to the homepage of Paul Dorn. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, I have resided in California since 1991. (No Mom, I ain't moving back east anytime soon. Enjoying the acclaimed "California Outdoor Recreation Lifestyle"" too much.) I spend my working time as marketing director for the Department of Campus Recreation at UC Davis.
Most of my non-working time I'm usually found out on a bicycle. I commute by bike, and, for the sake of my sanity, avoid driving like the plague. The automobile is a fine thing for certain purposes, like killing wildlife, alienating people from each other, polluting and congesting urban areas, and directing huge sums of money to Exxon/Mobil and General Motors. Me, I prefer the best achievement of the Industrial Revolution, the humble velocipede. To help people kick their addiction to fossil fuels, I created a bike commuting tips page several years ago.
In addition to my employment and bicycling, I am an active writer and activist in several campaigns for environmental protection, transportation reform, peace, and social justice. I have long been involved with bicycling advocacy in San Francisco, the birthplace of Critical Mass. I am a former board member and newsletter editor for the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC), and served for a year as the executive director of the California Bicycle Coalition. I've written on many topics, rant occasionally on my blogs Vélorution gauchiste, Bike Commute Tips Blog, and War Budget Gone Bad, contributed art reviews for various publications, and served a short stint as the visual art critic for the daily Davis Enterprise.
For more than 13 years, I was privileged to share life with a most beloved gray dog, Muki Jacques, adopted in 1993 from San Francisco's Animal Care and Control. Sadly, he passed away in January 2007 after a life of much adventure.
In addition to cycling, I also enjoy reading, photography, foreign movies, camping, hiking, snowshoeing, spicy Indian food, Boston Red Sox baseball, studying French, and fine vegetarian cuisine.
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