E036 – Aaron LaVanchy: The Professor’s Tour

We speak to Aaron “The Professor” LaVanchy about his recent midwest tour, living in Fort Collins, and the New Belgium Brewing Company.

We discuss: handkerchieves and allergies, badass bicycle & backpacking journey, Char Burger & sad vacations, response to fred adversity with absurdity, Brandon has been “ankling,” Logan Smith is a good man, Aaron LaVanchy and how he got to Fort Collins, Lewis & Clark route in 500 mile segments, Omaha to St. Louis, the Wabash Trace Trail, bigfans of Lewis & Clark, calling the sheriff to camp at a boat launch, motorcyclist disappointment, the home of the piggy bank, Ed runs the town, chased by dogs, hit by a phone book at 70mph, the Katy Trail, Shenandoah IA home of the Everly Brothers, fighting a headwind in the rain on unpaved surface, the Rivendell Hunqapillar, mountain biking in Carharts & flannel, tornado alley, Marshall MO and Bud’s cafe, a ride to the edge of town with a local character, postcards to the donut shop, smoking and cooking, camping by a waterslide, weekending in Fort Collins with the THC ride, self-supported adventuring, bike culture at New Belgium Brewing, custom NB bike by Felt Bikes, better than the IKEA bikes, NB pays for its employees’ race entry fees, six week sabbatical after two years’ employment, bike share for lunch

Brock & Brandon share the New Belgium Brewing Super Cru, ABV 10%, courtesy of Aaron, who drank the Funkwerks Saison

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