E031 – Jed Lazar: SoupCycle

Jed Lazar of SoupCycle joins us to talk about the origin and excellence of his local food delivery business, which revolves around human power and bicycle trailers!

Jed was also nice enough to offer a SoupCycle discount for Sprocket Podcast listeners – use discount code “Brock” for half off your first week of soup delivery!

We discuss: deliveries to Souplandistan and Soupvallis, Bainbridge Graduate Institute and a project that turned into a business, bicycles are simple business models, owning cars = driving all the time, summer job as a pedicab driver, logistics of soupmaking and delivery, “quit your job,” using local and organic ingredients, coconuts are a tropical fruit, “no margin, no mission” says New Seasons head, mistaken for a homeless person, “whatcha got in there?”, traveling with CityBikes buckets, trailers from Blue Sky Cycle Carts, which are also used by Wingnut Confections, stopping with disc brakes, started with a recumbent electrical assist, batteries won’t last 30 miles and are heavy, currently using aRaleigh Sojourn, Brooks saddles, a friend inspires a love for the outdoors, voluntary simplicity and neighborhood investment, http://soupcycle.com, SoupCycle discount for Sprocket listeners

BikePortland: Tori Bortman shows you how to take care of your brakes & wheel rims;Oregonian: helmets filled with cardboard do a better job protecting your head than the usual ones; Bike Trailer Blog: cutest bike train ever 

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