Alexander Martin

Founder of Don Kuson Community Bike Shop

Tell us about yourself.
Ok, so I’m originally from Omaha, Nebraska. I went to a community college there and got a degree in commercial photography. I didn’t use it though. Instead I spent years hitchhiking around North America, Western Europe, and Japan. After that got old I enlisted in the US Navy. That took me to Seattle, where I got introduced to community bike shop culture. I built my first bike at the Bikery in 2009.

What brought you to Thailand?
I first came to Thailand in 2012 via Port Laem Chabang aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln. While all the sailors were being bussed down to Pattaya, a friend and I paid way too much for a taxi and got dropped off in front of the State Tower. We spent most of that day walking around Bang Rak and I fell in love with the city then. I was already shopping around for schools to enroll in when my contract came up with the Navy, and I ended up back in Bangkok the following…

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