Show #69 – December 17, 2011
Guests: Charles Youel, Art Crank & Dave Kirk, Kirk Frameworks
Snow is falling (and sticking) in northeast Ohio at this writing. That’s nature’s way of telling you to stay indoors, curl up with your favorite audio player and prepare to be entertained, informed, and perhaps even inspired by a fresh episode of The Outspoken Cyclist.
This week, we have a couple of regular guys doing extraordinary things. The first is Charles Youel, the founder, director and curator of Art Crank. Charles is a cyclist and graphic designer who decided to put on a ‘poster party for bike people’ in Minneapolis, and 500 people showed up! Realizing there might be something to this idea, he’s done about twenty more similar events around the country. Caution: listening to this interview may cause you to want to travel long distances to attend an Art Crank event.
After a brief bit of news, the second half of the show brings us an interview with Dave Kirk, of Kirk Frameworks Custom Bicycles in Bozeman, Montana. Dave is a fan of The Outspoken Cyclist, but we would have had him on anyway, just to hear about his history as a racer, production framebuilder for Serotta, and now proprietor of his own shop. Plus, he has some interesting insights for those who might want to start framebuilding for themselves.