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Andrew Valko
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The Decemberists put on an incredible show at The Greek last night!
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This handsome guy's name is Orion. #stravapup
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This is the view from the roof of my gym/swimming pool in Mission Bay. It's going to look very different in another year or two. #buildallthethings  
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Catching some zzz's. (From a little last minute photoshoot for my personal pet project: http://blog.strava.com/strava-snooze-9576/)
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Palm Springs!
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+Jamie Hamel-Smith​ it's fantastic!
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It didn't get quite the same media attention as Daredevil or House of Cards, but Netflix's latest original (docu-)series, Chef's Table, is really fun, especially if you're a wanna-be-foodie like Kristine or I.
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#EarthDay drum circle at the UCSF farmer's market. They'll probably go for hours. 
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My cycling idol and all around legend, Robbie McEwen, stopped by the office today during his brief visit to San Francisco. Coolest thing ever!
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That is completely awesome.  You should have challenged him to a sprint.  
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The Seven Sisters: a set of steep, rolling hills that are as challenging as they are beautiful. #fromwhereiride #strava 
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Sure way to get Beast Mode to talk.
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More praise for this year's best movie nobody's seen, Whiplash:

"J.K. Simmons’ Fletcher may be the most terrifying movie monster of the year, but I also think that anyone who has even considered themselves any kind of artist, be it writer, painter, or musician, didn’t secretly want their own personal Fletcher in their life – someone who pushed them to excel, forced them out of their comfort zone, and in the process helped them create true art. But is that what Fletcher is, or is he simply a sociopath, raging at others’ successes?

WHIPLASH, the astonishing second film by Damien Chazelle, is as thrilling as any major tentpole release, and it’s probably the best edited film of the year, cut at a breakneck pace that feels as if we’re inside a piece of music as it flows around and through us. Simmons is amazing, but he’s also helped by Miles Teller as his student/adversary, and although Teller’s work isn’t nearly as showy as Simmons’, Simmons wouldn’t have been as effective without Teller’s assistance.

I have the feeling that WHIPLASH is one of those movies that will really take root in the hearts of film fans in the coming years – I’ve seen it three times now, and each time is a revelation – if it’s not the performances of the actors, it’s the power of the filmmaking, the ideas that WHIPLASH tosses off like confetti at a party, that keeps me coming back for more. The final twenty minutes of WHIPLASH is as exhilarating as cinema can get – just charged with power and grace."
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Avid swimmer, aspiring cyclist, recreational runner
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8 x IRONMAN triathlon finisher
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  • Lehigh University
    B.S. Software Engineering, 2001 - 2005
  • Lehigh University
    B.A. Graphic & Web Design, 2003 - 2006
  • Caesar Rodney High School
    General Knowledge, 1997 - 2001
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My wife and I came all the way from foodie-central USA (San Francisco) only to have one of the best meals of our lives at Marjorie in Seattle. Scallops were amazing. Would go back in a heartbeat.
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