Archive for May 28th, 2007

Spoke-Speak

Tonight's show (at 7:30) is a lovingly restored rebroadcast of an episode that ran earlier this season -- one that focused on two-wheeled conveyances. So in order to keep the conversation balanced, we had to keep moving forward. (Sorry -- I'm a bit under the weather, and my writing is possibly even loopier than usual.)

Two-Wheeler Type 1: Choppers -- those beautiful, raunchily loud, handmade motorcycles. Expert: Tom Zimberoff, chopper-lover, photographer extraordinaire, and author of the dazzling photo book Art of the Chopper II.

Two-Wheeler Type 2: Mountain bikes -- that relatively new species of bicycle that allows people very much not like me to go at high speeds up and down really big hills. (Okay, I do have a mountain bike -- and I love it -- but I tend to stay on the flatlands.) Experts: biking pioneers Joe Breeze and Jacquie Phelan. Joe made one of the first mountain bikes and currently makes commuter-friendly "Breezer Bikes." As for Jacquie, she was one of the early woman mountain-biking champions and now -- among other endeavors -- runs WOMBATS: the Women's Mountain Bike & Tea Society.

Plus, there's a "Wandering Josh" segment in which I attended a chopper show at the Cow Palace and earned my leathers -- well, tried to.

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