E557 – Peter Flax



Peter Flax

We take a moment to chat with Peter Flax,

Peter Flax is a journalist and lifelong cyclist. As the editor in chief of Bicycling magazine, he got to cover the Tour de France and ride more than 500 different bikes. He has ridden with Eddy Merckx, Greg Lemond, Miguel Indurain—and has maintained a complicated relationship with Lance Armstrong. He has ridden cross-country and raced bikes for year with great passion and little success. Six years ago, Flax moved to Los Angeles, where his bike life has become centered around transit riding, and that experience has shifted the focus of much of his writing to advocacy. If pressed to express his mission statement, Flax says that anyone riding a bike is doing it right.

 

HEADLINES
From bikepacking.com via our friend Josh G.

ADIDAS LAUNCHES NEW VELOSAMBA CYCLING SHOES

Adidas just unveiled a surprising new take on one of their classic sneaker models. The new Adidas Velosamba takes the iconic Samba design and makes it clipless compatible for style and comfort on and off the bike.

From Willamette Week

Blumenauer Wants Tax Credit for E-Bikes

Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Portland) has introduced a bill to give up to $1,500 in tax credits to anyone buying an electric bicycle.

The Electric Bicycle Incentive Kickstart for the Environment, or E-BIKE, Act would cover 30% of the cost of e-bikes with a sticker price up to $8,000.

Via Instagram:

Bikeliferex: He and his friends ride their bikes around Philly, on the streets

LETS GET KIDS ON BIKES

MAIL
From Dan Kaufman

Dan produced and released the song he played with us on an episode a few months ago… 

Ride On, Stride On debuted on March 5 exclusively on bandcamp. The song is meant to inspire perseverance during life’s hardships and is a counterpoint to The Hurricane Song that they released last June.

From Dr. Something

Howdy pals! It’s been a while since I released new tunes, but I’m excited to announce that my new EP is finished and will be dropping tomorrow (beloved Bandcamp Friday)! It’s a 5 song dork pop / chamber pop EP I recorded in my bedroom this past month. Hope you like it!

 

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