Name: Matthew Cooper
Forum name: GizDrak
Stats: Single, 22-30
Location: Moore, Oklahoma, USA
Occupation: IT/Prepress Specialist
Found AZ community: Browsing the web looking for trikes
Joined forum: 2009
Bike building experience: A lot of previous experience
Welding experience: Newbie, no previous experience
Why joined AZ: I used to love taking a part bikes has a teen and putting them back together. I wanted to experience that again but at the next level. I decided that I wanted to build my own trikes sense I always wanted one so I found the warrior plans and feel in love and that is what brought me here.
Favorite type of bike: Trikes
Why? I just love the design and look of trikes. I think it would be a great bike to ride to and from work.
Projects completed: Fun/crazy
Projects currently working on: Trikes
Type of welding: Stick
Challenges: Learning to weld, learning to cut steel evenly, needing more tools
How you overcame these challenges: Practiced welding a lot, practice, went out and bought more tools
What it means to be part of AZ community: I think it is great to be part of a community which is very active and helpful all around. You never see anyone fighting over silly things just good debates all around. I always know if I get stuck on something I can come to the forums and ask and I am sure I will get some great advice on getting passed whatever I was stuck on.
Advice: Anyone can build a bike with time and some practice :-) and it is a lot of fun. I never really had a hobby before I got started with building bikes. It got me so excited about hobbies I wanted to create a place for everyone to socialize and share there hobbies.
Web sites: www.thehobbyspace.com has a social network for hobby people. It is just starting and have not got anyone to join, but it is there for the future and I am sure someone will use it one day!