Saturday, February 26, 2011

Laughter Filled Podcast with Bicycle Man, one of Nation's Biggest Bent Dealers

Listen as we have great fun with Peter Stull at his bike shop in Alfred Station, NY.  In the words ahead you will hear how Peter wanted to be a bike shop owner from the time he was 11 years old. And about Willy, the harmonica player pictured below, who inadvertently helped him make his dream real. Along the way, Peter will also tell you about the odds he overcame to become the owner of one of the Nation's biggest recumbent dealers, the Bicycle Man

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Fascinating Interview with Ride Sponsor, Angle Lake Cyclery

We went to the Pacific NW (Seattle) to visit with Dale Clark a national level bike shop (Angle Lake Cyclery) owner whose fascinating personality is explained by all the many different kinds of bike he makes available to people all over North America.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Podcasts Return | Sponsor List | Lightning Interview I Oakland Mayor

As we build up for the 
2011 Eagle/ Busycle Mayors' Ride
, as you have no doubt seen, we are bringing back the Mountain Mover's Podcast Series to show you all the people who are helping to make our upcoming ride real. . 

In fact, Tim Brummer, the maker of the world's fastest production bicycle, the Lightning,  just took us through why the average racer can blow the doors off Lance Armstrong on one of his bikes and why he needs our National Bicycle Greenway  to make his bikes go even faster. Other amazing interviews with fellow Mountain Mover supporters of our ride are soon to follow. For example, we are organizing a conference call podcast with principals from the amazing American River Parkway , arguably the nicest car free bikeway in the world. What's more, we will be talking with Sunfood this week as they explain the rocket fuel that needs to be in every hard driving cyclist's musette ......

Right now you can also  hear ride sponsors Jason Reser of Reser Bicycle Outfitters, Kirk Newell of Kirk's Bike and my wife, Virginia Krieg, all at our Mountain Mover Podcasts and at our 2011 SJ/SF to DC/Boston Blog.

If you were at our podcast page a few weeks ago, unbeknownst to us, our server had  made a number of them inoperable by changing the folder configuration on the hard drives they service us with. They are all better now, so go listen to Fast Freddy talk about his amazing racing career, or Berkeley Mayor, Tom Bates, talk about why he is called the Father of Ttaffic Calming. You can even hear Matthew Mazzotta describe how the 15-person Busycle became the reality it is, etc. At  there are many dozens of podcasts from bike messengers and activists to inventors and city leaders, etc, from all across America to choose from.

In other news, do get a look at the picture Mr. Bike Oakland just sent us. It is of me with new Oakland Mayor Jean Quan. It comes from the Oakland Mayor's ride we did with Ron Bishop's Easy Rider Bike Touring Group last May. Ron is behind Mayor Quan in the picture.

Just also spoke with San Jose bike coordinator, John Brazil. He tells me his city is ramping up for our Friday April 8th send off!!

Led off by the City of San Jose, whose biking prowess is so strong they warranted a whole chapter in my book, "How America Can Bike and Grow Rich", our sponsors to 2/1/11 can all be found HERE 

Too much excitement!!

           THX 4 all of U!! 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

More Speed - Why Lightning Bikes Supports Our Ride and NBG!!

We visited with Tim Brummer, the former aerospace engineer who builds bikes so fast that even a middle of the pack roadie can blow the doors off Lamce Armstrong on one. In his quest to go even faster,  you will hear why his company, Lightning Bikes,  supports the National Bicycle Greenway  and our upcoming the ride across the US .

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Eagle Visits Elko Where Gold is Mined with Chemicals

I just remastered this sound file from my 2009  Eagle visit to Salt Lake City. It is an iPhone recording I did with recumbent cyclist, Greg Parker, pictured below,  in Elko, NV...." scale="aspect" src="" autoplay="false" type="video/quicktime" height="100" controller="false" target="myself" width="500">


Thursday, February 3, 2011

2011 Mayors' Ride Sponsor Kirk Newell Podcasted

We went to the Southern California desert to talk to a new sponsor for our Eagle / Busycle ride from San Jose/San Francisco to Boston. Indeed you will take inspiration from Kirk Newell, a bike shop owner who has used tragedy to move mountains with his actions in a way all of u s can take example from.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Fossil Fool's Double Decker "Tandem" Recumbent!!

A product of San Francisco based Fossil Fool Paul's inventive mind, indeed the machine featured in the videos  below is phenomenal. Do also get a look at the build out
per this link 
or learn more at Fossil Fool 

About the Inventor

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Paul Freedman (also known as Fossil Fool, the Bike Rapper) began Rock the Bike in Summer of 2004. The company was initially called "Fossil Fool", but that name now refers only to his bike rapping alter ego.

In addition to sending out the bike vibe through his rap, custom Soul Cycle party bikes, and the Down Low Glow bike lights, Paul also contributes to, a nonprofit developing low cost cargo bikes for poor countries.
Previous to dedicating himself as a bike culture artist, musician, and social entrepreneur, Paul worked at Metazoa, a scientific software company making collaboration tools for research biologists. Paul graduated from Harvard with a degree in Computer Science. He hardly uses his formal education, except to communicate with coder Brandon Bergren. When it comes to product design, engineering, business, marketing, etc., he is self-taught.