Dan was born in Moscow, moved to Arizona, grew up in New Jersey, and now lives in Greenpoint Brooklyn. He was a competitive swimmer in high school when he got his first bike, a BMX. After high school he began in NYC alleycats and was known as Jersey Dan. He then moved to New York for school and began working as a messenger part-time. Now out of college, he works full-time as a messenger. He has also begun racing in earnest at the track, on the road, and most recently in cyclocross races.
In between races and training Dan keeps a high level of caffienation and travels, sending postcards to us back in NYC while doing so.