"Ahnimal" is a phonetic spelling of someone with an accent saying "animal," which refers to a strong athlete. With cycling I'm surrounded by foreigners so this is the inspiration for the accent.
Soon after moving to LA I got lost on the "Donut Ride" and befriended a rider after he gave me directions. That wrong turn encounter and the subsequent networking led to not only new friendships but also a meeting with Michael Strahan, an exciting prospective client. Since then I've made many introductions connecting cycling friends after discussing their business needs, and the built-in common ground results in stronger relationships faster.
The notion of cycling being the new golf is talked and written about all the time so I'm creating a platform to facilitate bike business.
To facilitate business through a shared passion for cycling and support the culture in doing so. Provide a ton of business and cultural value to all users.
To have fun connecting with kind, intelligent, ambitious and active people.
Cycling has changed my life in the best ways. You could make an argument that spending 10-12-14 hours on a bike every week isn’t a good use of time, but for now I beg to differ. A bike unlocks possibilities and potential by pushing you to discover new reserves of energy, discipline and gratitude. This can manifest in PRs, consistent 630am riding, and a constant aura of well-being. Once a balance is struck, anxiety and some bad habits stop coming around as frequently.
Anyway, I share these personal feelings about riding from a business person’s perspective. I started riding in 2013 during the “startup mode” of Fame House, and cycling served as a reactive pressure valve—by riding solo after work I was able to release a ton of stress. It wasn’t until I moved to the west side of LA in 2015 that I became ingrained in a community of cyclists and made riding a lifestyle: increasingly long group rides, mentors, gear etc. I’ve hit a stride with riding which has had incredible implications for my routine, focus and self confidence. This is what the arcane lifestyle provides and it is such a powerful common ground. It is from this place that I’ve had overwhelming enjoyment meeting with and connecting cyclists over business.