In a misguided attempt to meld and replicate the movies Breaking Away and Easy Rider, Joseph bought a Peugeot 103 from the BikeSmith (that great, defunct, Freret St. cyclery) and rode it to California in 1984. Yes, he envisioned this misadventure as some kind of Easy Rider, on a bicycle, in reverse. Thankfully, the trip’s outcome was much more pleasant, and Joseph has been riding since, now bike-commuting to work a few days a week and cycling on the levee most weekends.
Professionally, Joseph is a psychologist who serves as the Associate Chief of Staff for Research at the New Orleans VAMC, a position that involves oversight of the facility’s research activities. He has served as a member of Boards that have overseen behavioral/biomedical research and the provision of mental health services in our community. A BikeEasy Board member since 2018, Joseph is interested promoting safe streets for cyclists as well as safe habits by cyclists.