Also affectionately know as “Loafers,” Tom does not let two minutes pass without some much needed silliness. You’ll have to ask him how the loafers help when running cross-country though. Tom came to Charlottesville intent on blacksmithing, but, not surprisingly, ended up finding it a bit hot. Before that he spent a few formative years at Warren Wilson in North Carolina.

Check out Tom’s blog when biking (moto style) cross country in 2009: Four Corners, One Piston