Astral Cycling Staff: Jordan Brandt

Name: Jordan Brandt
Position: Marketing Coordinator

What are you currently pedaling? Give us the full kit!

I am a vintage bike fiend. Always scouring Craigslist for those weird finds, but currently rocking a couple project bikes:

- 1976 Raleigh Super Course MK II that was my dads in high school. Right now it is setup on a single-speed/fixed flip flop that I keep on fixed. Wasn't my idea to do that but I am slowly compiling the parts to refurbish her back to her 10-speed glory days.

- 1973 Mossberg 10-speed that I am transforming into a touring bike. Hoping to pedal her to the coast with by surfboard in tow for some of the dual sport action

What got you into cycling?

I grew up ripping BMX bikes on this dirt trail with a buddy of mine, then I discovered skateboarding and so cycling became my device to get from place to place after that. I wouldn't really define myself as a cyclist by any means, but I am making an attempt to become one. Still no spandex kit but I wear mad tight pants so I would say I am meeting in the middle...

What is the one tool you couldn't do your job without?

I would love to get all theoretical and say something soulful like my imagination BUT if it were not for my computer I would probably be hunched over a drafting table in some no-view office drawing ads for Colgate. So my computer and wifi.

What do you like to do on your days off?

Family time, surf, ride bikes, train Muay Thai, shoot okay photos and make horrible dad jokes at an unwelcoming rate.

What is your hidden talent?

I have an obscene tolerance for pain...I guess that's not a talent but it's hidden in plain sight!

Ok and let's hear some favorites… 

Food: Mexican
Music: Blues, Acid jazz, punk, Hip-hop, metal, and essentially anything with soul and back bone.
Bike: I have my eyes on a Dosnoventa so if anyone in that office sees this and wants to hook a fella up then...that'd be sweet!
Wheels: Leviathan 

What is the best thing after a long ride?

Water chugs and bear hugs from the misses.

If you could take a bike adventure anywhere in the world where would it be?

I would like to do the temple tour in Japan or the Camino in Spain. If it's kosher to pedal those. Those or maybe the original Silk Road route. Pretty much anywhere that would involve my feet being on a board at some point.