Pascal Kolkhuis Tanke (1962) studied political science and business administration. After wandering (and wondering!) in professional cycling, business and the university world, he started Tropical Cyclist in 2000.
In 1996 the novel 'The gladiolus and the death' was published by De Arbeiderspers.
In 'Seven nomadic years(2006) Pascal describes both the bizarre and the everyday events in a (family) life without a house key, without a permanent place of residence. This describes the origins of Tropical Cyclist.