Greg Hum is a drumbiker. What is that, you ask? Well, take some rhythm and add it to your transportation. That’s where it starts. Brock speaks with him at his apartment in Cambridge, MA about sound and motion, bike fun, and the delicate line along which an event organizer walks when dealing with sensitive authority figures. Watch his videos on YouTube, especially the film “Making a Splash in Miami” that he submitted to last year’s Filmed By Bike, and join in on the fun with Boston Bike Party if you’re near the Boston area!
Armando Luna is a twitter genius with his finger on the pulse of the Portland bicycle culture. He’s a mountain bike enthusiast and a fun loving ride participant, a father and a husband, an all-around good guy. Also: he’s a listener! We sit down and wind a conversation through our points of commonality.
Richard says teaching adults to ride bikes is “truly more rewarding than any of the other classes that we teach.”
Phoebe admires the resilience of bicyclists.
Logan corrects Brock’s misunderstanding of his locking skewers: “we use Zefal “Lock’n Roll” skewers” and also use their locking seat post clamp. You don’t have to lock them upside down.” Also, jewelry from Leatherman.
A shout out to Richard in England!
And John in Goldendale shares a poster for a bicycle rack design contest in his town.
Phoebe Sinclair lives in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood and has a great sense of connection with the world around her. We appreciate her ability to cut the BS and buckle down to a mindful lifestyle, and have been grateful for her comments since she became one of our listeners several years ago. Our discussions rolls through several topics, including food, bicycling, transit, local community involvement, and dancing! Follow Phoebe’s adventures and observations atwholeheartlocal.com and keep an eye peeled for her forthcoming book in the future!
“May you be happy, may you be safe, may you be at peace.”
Beth Hamon is a cantorial soloist on a circuit to synagogues in various parts of the USA, sharing her talents of music and spiritual direction with the people she has made connections with there. She joins us to give an update on her most recent work, discuss the environmental impact of air travel, and consider ethical living in transport as well as the rest of life.
Hub Powderworks is the new project from our friends in Cambridge, MA – Josh Zisson, whom we’ve interviewed before, and Emily Thibodeau, the woman behind Hub Bicycle Co. We talk a little about the unique aspects of her shop, and then we discuss retro-reflection and how you get it onto your bicycle frame.
Hub Powderworks is licensed byHalo Coatings to offer their patented retro-reflective powder coat for individual bicycle frames. Since we recorded the interview, prices have lowered!
$329 for customers local to Boston and $419 for bicycles shipped in & out of the shop from elsewhere. Visit hubpowderworks.com for details.
Susan McLucas teaches adults to ride bicycles if they have never learned to ride before. Her compassionate attitude and generous spirit are easily felt when speaking with her! We talk about what it takes to teach people to ride, what her experience in the field has been over 30 years of teaching. Find out more at bicycleridingschool.org!
Branden Shelby & Daniel Harkins come in to tell us about their epic wilderness tour last summer. They took a turn through the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and lived to tell about it, including negotiations after a stealth camping bust, a difficult fix on the side of a road, and midnight attempts for tacos at a fast food drive-thru.
Also: it’s Boston month (interviews), Brock went to Boston, and Aaron went to Missoula.
Logan shares the Seatylock, a bicycle saddle that doubles as a lock.
Doug says our scatalogical emergency reminded him of this TED talk, and thinks bicycling can make people more compassionate. Glenn said that it needed a “soiler alert.” [wah wah] Richard shared his similar experience, and recommends imagining a farther-off destination.