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Cristian Curmei

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Our interview with Mr. Curmei was cut quite short due to the following response,“There’s really not much any man can say about himself that does not come across sounding egocentric. I’m gonna try and stick to that.”

He was born in Romania, yet left at the age of six. Destination? U.S. of A. Grew up in Chi-town for the first two years of his life, followed by the remaining 14 years in Phoenix, Arizona. A history of musical and martial arts made him the ‘crazy’ human he is today. Majors in Chemistry and English ‘endowed’ him with with a joy for jumbling letters, sometimes making people laugh in the process. His true joy and ultimate goal.

Even though a “professional” background in writing has not been developed yet, his love of expression, in any form, has led to a large stack of notebooks on his coffee table. Some stories are about love. Some stories are about clarity. Some stories are about trials and tribulations. All of them are about what it means to be a human. Most recently you’ll even find stories about anything vehicles, transportation, and more.
Beat the Crashing Housing Market With a $50K Coho 320 Container Home and Avoid Headaches
Beat the Crashing Housing Market With a $50K Coho 320 Container Home and Avoid Headaches

One of the hottest industries at the moment is mobile and prefabricated living. With the ability to offer you complete and sometimes mobile solutions you can call home for prices unheard of in the housing market, it's really no wonder. Let...

 
The Mind-Blowingly Cheap Condor Prefabricated Home Takes Flight in Just a Few Hours
The Mind-Blowingly Cheap Condor Prefabricated Home Takes Flight in Just a Few Hours

A few months ago, I covered a European tiny and prefabricated house manufacturer named Nidus. Blown away by their approach to downsized living with the Dove home, I decided to check back on this crew to see what they're up to. Sure enough, the...

 
Electra Is Spicing Up Your Grandma's Lifestyle With the Comfortable Townie Go! 5i E-Bike
Electra Is Spicing Up Your Grandma's Lifestyle With the Comfortable Townie Go! 5i E-Bike

Not everyone uses e-bikes for extreme sports. Some folks just need a slightly faster, less sweaty way to move around town. For people that may be looking for an e-bike from the latter category, Electra's Townie Go! 5i EQ is an option worth not...

 
Hermes Disrupts Your Brain Signals With a $23,600 Wooden Bike: All in the Name of Fashion
Hermes Disrupts Your Brain Signals With a $23,600 Wooden Bike: All in the Name of Fashion

For over a century, the name Hermès has been synonymous with the highest-class fashion to come out of Paris. Now, this luxury design house has decided to take another crack at an industry that doesn't have much to do with articles of cl...

 
Ayfraym Plus Is the Modern Adventure Cave: Boasts Two Floors, a Loft, and a Two-Car Garage
Ayfraym Plus Is the Modern Adventure Cave: Boasts Two Floors, a Loft, and a Two-Car Garage

"I'm telling you, man. It looks like nothing more than a pyramid rising out of the landscape. I thought I was visiting Egypt, but with trees and a lake nearby; no sand either." "I'm sorry, I just can't picture it."...

 
Shoot for the Moon With Your Very Own 1969 NASA Saturn V Rocket: Powered by CO2 Cartridges
Shoot for the Moon With Your Very Own 1969 NASA Saturn V Rocket: Powered by CO2 Cartridges

One of the most fun projects I ever carried out in school was building my own rocket and launching it on school grounds with the rest of my class. While reliving the good ol' days may be difficult, except during class reunions, you can still b...

 
Tomir XC MTB Boasts All That a Titanium Frame Can and Won't Rip a Hole in Your Pocket
Tomir XC MTB Boasts All That a Titanium Frame Can and Won't Rip a Hole in Your Pocket

I recently ran across a bicycle manufacturer that happens to offer riders a 100-year warranty on every single frame they build. Naturally, I had to dive deeper and figure out what the heck is going on here. To my surprise, I found that titanium is ...

 
The Wonders of Mathematics Are Responsible for Functional One-Off Designs Like This Bike
The Wonders of Mathematics Are Responsible for Functional One-Off Designs Like This Bike

Do you remember the days in schooling when we attended math classes? The most common question was when we would ever use trigonometric functions or other mumbo-jumbo in real life. Well, one YouTube channel has recently shown off exactly what c...

 
Winter Is Coming, and You Should Explore Machines Like the Timeless and All-Season Forager
Winter Is Coming, and You Should Explore Machines Like the Timeless and All-Season Forager

I recently received an e-mail that has shown me the proverbial way. As I assimilated the message produced by 1s and 0s, I realized I had just received news of a bicycle frame manufacturer that loves to dabble in exotic materials. That exotic m...

 
Here's How To Build a Powerful Electric Drift Trike and Relive the Glory Days of Childhood
Here's How To Build a Powerful Electric Drift Trike and Relive the Glory Days of Childhood

The world is a big place and full of marvelous ideas and projects. Some you can even reproduce in your garage. This is the case with a video posted by King Builds that details how to build your own electric drift trike. Yup, like the ones we used t...

 
Mersey 2.4 Is a Truck Camper Boasting the Works: Complete Off-Grid Living in a Half Shell
Mersey 2.4 Is a Truck Camper Boasting the Works: Complete Off-Grid Living in a Half Shell

If you have a pickup truck, this one is for you. Most people love towing some massive trailer home behind their vehicle. Others, on the other hand, take their beloved pickup and transform it into the ultimate nomadic RV. Folks, there's no...

 
Entegra Coach Puffs Its Chest With the Versatile and Luxurious 2023 4x4 Launch Camper Van
Entegra Coach Puffs Its Chest With the Versatile and Luxurious 2023 4x4 Launch Camper Van

Every summer, automakers show off what they feel will be the next best thing for the following year. Well, the same is true for the RV industry, and one team, Entegra Coach, has begun to unveil its newest machines bent on off-grid domination. ...

 
Revelstoke Titanium MTB Takes Versatility to New Heights: A Mr. Potatohead of Cycling
Revelstoke Titanium MTB Takes Versatility to New Heights: A Mr. Potatohead of Cycling

Let's face it, when you look to buy a bicycle, you have to consider what sort of terrain you'll be using it on. After all, it's the main reason you don't see hardened riders bombing down mountain trails on beach cruisers. H...

 
Remembering the One-Off Opera Camper Trailer: Untouchable Glamping at Its Finest
Remembering the One-Off Opera Camper Trailer: Untouchable Glamping at Its Finest

There I was, minding my own business, when I suddenly took a wrong turn, or at least it felt that way. But, to my surprise, I was confronted with a one-of-a-kind travel trailer that, unfortunately, we can't own. Nonetheless, our journey throug...

 
Trek's 920 Touring Machine Is No Longer Being Built, But Some May Still Be Hiding in Shops
Trek's 920 Touring Machine Is No Longer Being Built, But Some May Still Be Hiding in Shops

For three years, Trek designed and manufactured a machine dubbed the 920. Today, your best chance of getting your hands on this adventure and touring machine is to check local for-sale ads in your area. Let's explore if you should put in the w...

 
Giant's Revolt 2 Gravel Bike Proves You Don't Need Tons of Cash To Ride Far and Fast
Giant's Revolt 2 Gravel Bike Proves You Don't Need Tons of Cash To Ride Far and Fast

What is it that we must look for in a bicycle? Well, it all depends on the sort of cycling you have in mind. As for the topic of today's discussion, it's going to be about a bike that can cover any terrain that requires both wheels on the...

 
Standert's Stainless Steel Erdgeschoss Is a Gravel Machine for Burning Through Any Roads
Standert's Stainless Steel Erdgeschoss Is a Gravel Machine for Burning Through Any Roads

One of the fastest-growing categories of cycling is gravel and bikepacking. In this spirit, we'll be taking a closer look at a machine straight out of Germany, the Erdgeschoss. Sure, it's a tongue twister, but that doesn't take away ...

 
For Around $1,200, You Can Grab the Acid MTB and Master Trips Down Any Adventurous Trails
For Around $1,200, You Can Grab the Acid MTB and Master Trips Down Any Adventurous Trails

I'm a sucker for hardtail MTBs, but I still haven't figured out why and I've even talked to my psychologist about it. I feel it has something to do with their ability to be that sort of go-to machine for any of your adventures. ...

 
Ridgeback's Steel Panorama Touring Bike Is Loaded to the Brim With Adventure-Ready Gear
Ridgeback's Steel Panorama Touring Bike Is Loaded to the Brim With Adventure-Ready Gear

Sure, e-bikes are nice and all, but some folks love the burn of a good workout and those last moments of the day when you finally lay your bones to rest for the night. In this spirit, we'll be exploring all that the new Ridgeback Panorama tour...

 
Avida's Escape Camper Is an Australian Machine Ready To Survive Inhospitable Destinations
Avida's Escape Camper Is an Australian Machine Ready To Survive Inhospitable Destinations

In the search for camper vans that can blow away the competition, I've decided to head back to the land down under (Australia) as they're known for building machines capable of withstanding the harshest landscapes and terrains around. ...

 

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