David Pearl is a performer, keynote
speaker, author, father of two and cyclist. Coming from a
performance background based in opera, David has spent much of his
life integrating the arts with business, looking to build
connections that can improve business life, communications and
creativity. All the while he has continued to perform with his
improvisational opera company Impropera.
Mindfulness and the awareness found in cycling helped to inform
his co-founding of Street Wisdom in 2012, a
non-profit venture that sees participants take deeper stock of
their surroundings and gain extraordinary learning from ordinary
David admits to being relatively new to cycling, though in the
last couple years his thoughts turned to getting himself a really
decent bike. "Cycling is both connective and a leveler, it forces
us to reassess our relationships with ourselves and others. I've
met some incredible people through cycling, and it's something
that's really important to me." David came to Bespoke to start the
process of building his dream bike.
Having worked closely with Ben
Hallam on getting the perfect fit, a process which David
related to very well, reminding him of the physicality of theatre,
he moved on to choosing a bike. I wondered what had drawn David to
Parlee: "I'd seen a a couple around and people had always spoken
very highly of them, so I did some research. I like the story, the
values, the indie nature of Parlee."
Everyone that has seen the finished bike has been struck by the
unusual custom paint job.