Ep 232: NHS bike trip: Brant, Ava; automobeasts vs cyclist (Charlie, Salem); corded vs battery; Pitt’s transfer day

Cherries!  Mulberries!  Chestnut flower aroma!

sorry for the sound quality of my voice, the mic in the studio is still problematic.

5m : Northampton High School math teacher Brant Jones coordinated a 4-day bikepacking trip of 7 NHS sophomores a couple weeks ago.

14m: Ava Medaugh was one of the students who biked.  It was far from her first long bike trip, but the hardest.  oh, the uphills of Western Mass.

sad to say, I had recorder issues and Ava’s interview was cut short.

19m: bike trip them song (request) : Bon Jovi, Wanted Dead or Alive

24m: my rants about ecars, texting/videochatting/recording while driving (or biking!),   The driver who ran over and killed local musician Charlie Braun while he as riding his bike past  NHS last October was sentenced this week. She was on a 53-second videochat, her 2-year old in the back seat, when she ran the stop sign and crushed him.

Also my friend Salem Mazzawy was hit in Granby last Saturday morning, riding his bike near his house at dawn.  The driver left him on the side of the road, where he was discovered by neighbors an hour or two later.  He’s in the hospital with Traumatic Brain Injury and a broken neck, but stable.  His partner Adele Paquin has posted on facebook trying to find the driver, and when people ask what they can do do help Salem, she says, Ride a Bike! https://ne-np.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=5302826679797222&id=1552226788190582

35m: Prince sings about Mulberry Puree.  (or is it Raspberry beret?)

39m: Shannon from Valley Bike Share, at the opening of the Bay State Village bike station on Riverside Drive. and a word from Emily Hamilton, new vbs cyclist.

41m: one of my friendly bike path buddies

42m: Winston Close (and Nari ) talks about retiring his reel mower for an electric corded mower.  and why he prefers a corded mower over a battery-powered mower.  Batteries: expensive/intensive to manufacture, don’t last as long, disposal problems, etc.  No-mow May. ?

45m: my friend Pitt (Peter Mukuria) shares his PrisonRadio.org commentary about the day he was transferred from a VA supermax prison, where he as spent over a decade,  to a MD prison.

Peter “Pitt” Mukuria

56m: Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney: Ebony and Ivory




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