Welcome to Crank N Sprockets, a weekly call-in podcast that answers your questions provides insights and advice and starts a conversation about Bicycles. Think Car Talk for Bikes! Every episode features a special guest who rides a bicycle. Musician Al Doughty from Jesus Jones. Individuals who are making an impact on bikes like Louis Moore, president and founding member of a bicycle club named after the fastest bike rider in the world in 1899 who just happened to be African American, Major Taylor. Bob The Bike Man Charland founder of Pedal Thru Youth who has built and refurbished over 1,200 for kids in need. Stay tuned
We meet a Mt Biker from Colorado who managed to golf the back 9 while competing in the now legendary Leadville 100 race and wants to know if it’s possible to bow hunt on his Mt Bike with a bob trailer?
An embryologist from a ranch in Kansas who breeds cattle and wants to know why she can’t get air into a tube on her Electra Cruiser. But don’t tell her horse she’ll be riding without him!
Right Here and Right Now, we’ll meet Alan Doughty from the iconic Band Jesus Jones and the Waco Brothers. Al has become an advocate for enjoying long bike rides away from the maddening city that are 100% Donald and Boris Free!
In this episode;
We’ll meet a producer and documentarist who’s passion is riding bike trails around the Midwest. He wants to know ‘What’s UP with Mackinaw Island’? Why no cars? Hears there are some gnarly cliff side trails and wonders if he can navigate them?
A Hi Racer Recumbent biker who competes in endurance and ultra endurance competitions on pavement and is interested in getting dirty on some Mt Bike trails! She wants to if anyone is riding recumbents on serious single-tracks and if anyone is making Mt. Bike ready recumbents?
And finally, we’ll meet Bob The Bike Man who single-handedly created Pedal Thru Youth a non profit in Springfield Mass, and with the help of Local Law Enforcement Officers has gifted over 1,200 kids with a FREE bicycle! And if this was not enough, Bob has a Fatal neurodegenerative disease.
Bob’s story is one of inspiration and left us wondering if Angels ride bicycles?