Although Alex has a Dutch last name, he was neither born nor raised in the Netherlands. He did cycle to school for a year in the Netherlands though. Alex cycles to Kanata (22 km, 15 miles) where he works in a building next to a large parking lot, which makes him grumpy.
Alex drools over data and makes it a weekend challenge to create a heat map of bike collisions in Ottawa, when others go to a hockey game. He writes a blog and looks after the back end of our IT infrastructure, because few others know it.