E324 – Ben. Just Ben.

Ben is a local bike shop mechanic with a lot of deep thoughts.  We take the long way around while trying to keep the wheels on during the discussion on bicycle shops & customer service, shame and blame, cutrate online retailers, and more.

Also: Brock just moved, and Aaron helped him do it.  Don’t let the rental truck companies sucker you.

November 5: Puddlecycle: Waterslide Ride!
November 11: Moonlit Miles – MatSu River Park in Palmer, AK  at 7:30 PM
November 12: Bikes for Humanity’s Gear Up Gala 6-9pm (Aaron emcees!)
November 13: Puddlecycle: Sunrise Corridor Ride ‘n Walk
November 19: Cranksgiving at Velo Cult
November 26: Puddlecycle: Off We Go To Lake Oswego
December 4: Puddlecycle: Symbols of the Season At Pittock Mansion
December 11: Kimmy Cross at The Beer Mongers! (Brock and Aaron play “black knights”)
February 27: Menagerie In Motion Kinetic Derby, Gainesville FL

From citylab via Josh G The Ideal Cycling Speed Is 8 to 9 MPH, Says Science

From Phil in AK on riding in snow, parking in his garage, college days, and more bear news.
From Ethan Georgi: White Zombie
From Rachel in AL: listening to the show and riding distance

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