I am Andrei Chiver, I am an electrical engineer passionate about IT & cycling. I embrace the Do-It-Yourself way of life, solving everyday problems.
Ever since I helped building our family cottage I came to realise that being out of the comfort zone is the way to become a smarter, better person.
Although I played different sports during childhood like football, basketball, or performed martial arts, downhill mountain biking, I even became a glider pilot, I didn't excel in any of them (well, I did win the bronze medal at the Taekwon-Do ITF national championship).
However, long distance cycling felt natural to me, especially because it involved more planning & mechanical troubleshooting, and when I turned 17 I had a 4-day trip 840 km long from my hometown to the seaside in Romania.
As the years passed by, I became a velomobile advocate and finally I built my own trike (well, except for the rear fork) and the Sun Trip adventure is great for designing & testing which is the best way for sustainable transportation.
You can see my trike here: https://imgur.com/a/z9187
I would rather like to participate to suntrip with a velomobile, the trike being my last option.
All in all, I think I rode about 2500 km in 1 to 4 days expeditions and also I have commuted daily to work for about 2 years.
And after some former Sun Trip participants said that they would do this all over again, I said for myself that I can't miss this opportunity!