Episode 4: It’s Not About the Bike

2009 November 8
by nowhere

In this episode, we realise that even though we’re on a bike trip, there are so many other things going on: scones, java shacks and definitions of success. If a bike trip isn’t about the bike, then what is it all about?

Music Credits:
The Antlers: Two
Alex Neuman, Peter Hayes, Meredith Lewis: Wheat Kings (Tragically Hip), The Wind and the Rain (Peter Hayes)
Peter Hayes: Satisfied Mind
Yeasayer: Sunrise
Volcano Choir: Seeplymouth
Karen O and the Kids: Rumpus Reprise
The Penguin Cafe Orchestra: In the Back of a Taxi, Heartwind

3 Responses leave one →
  1. Steve permalink
    November 9, 2009

    Mer and Alex,

    great, great podcast!

    B and I sat by the fire , she knitted , I looked at sailing and skiing photos on the web , as we listened to the episode. We looked at each other and smiled when Peter posed the ‘hard’ question. We smiled more when Pam delicately let just a little air out of it. Nice to hear their voices , and yours.
    I wanted to join the conversation.

    I clicked on ‘leave a comment’ as you were talking about the need for listener response. Unfortunately that click ended the podcast before it was over, and I haven’t figured out how to pick up where I left off. Oh well , maybe you were nearly done.

    Keep riding and posting!

    What kind of bikes are you riding ?


  2. Chris (Nowhere Soon Fan of the Week, suckers!) permalink
    November 9, 2009

    This episode just took this thing to a whole new level for me. Powells? Story menus? A Sand County Almanac? An option for audio feedback?! A & M you blow me away.

    I bookended my day with this show – 30 minutes as I ironed my work shirt and munched some cereal, and the other half slumped on my couch at the end of the working day. It was truly wonderful way to splice my pre- and post- work routines.

    I also think that you’ve made me re-realise that the Pacific N/W is where I gotta live. Goal = set.


  3. November 20, 2009

    I finally got around to listening to this one today… after Leo had made his disappearance….its not about the bike. I sat by the fire, with a dog (Levi) on my lap, sipping a glass of really fine red wine (gift from a somellier client), munching on cucumbers and Asiago cheese, and so enjoying the stories. So much to live, so much to learn. Such a wonderful experience you are having. Thank you for finding such innovative ways of sharing it with all of us.
    Love you both.

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