Create: For What It’s Worth, Episode 042

It’s been a while. I’m sorry. LOADED. We talk cameras, politics, bikes, and Kamala Harris’s boots. We talk being good enough for people to leave you alone to do what you do. We talk AG23 update.(Issue Two on the way to the designer.) We talk hot rods, racing and being macho. We talk sociopathic identifying features and how to avoid this growing menace. And we talk about the danger of convenience store pickles. Get on it and stay on it.

20 Comments on “Create: For What It’s Worth, Episode 042”

      1. Yes, stream of consciousness, but what the heck, I’ve got lots of free time since I left social media.

  1. Hands down my favorite Shifter feature. I don’t know where the “hands down” phrase comes from. This FWIW is long. I might have several comments. I’ll start with DJI. I bought the Mavic Air a few years ago. Have used it once. It’s me, not DJI. I also got their Osmo Pocket. That was a mistake. It’s me, not DJI. After coming up with excuses to not use the products, I looked into whether their stock was publicly traded because I thought immediately that DJI is going to take over the world. Private company.

    I contacted Wayfarer. Mentioned your name. Haha, they were stoked. They’re a fan of Shifter Media.

    It’s hard to type and listen. This is probably going to be a disaster comment. Stopping here.

    No, wait…I’m going to drone the living shit out of it….hahahaha. Best podcast.

    1. Dude. I’ve listened to most of the FWIWs, and I’m on record as liking them. Something changed with this one. In a really good way. This was conversational invite you into the home of Shifter FWIW. Awesome. I think a lot of us who have blogs, follow blogs, and comment on blogs worry about sounding cheesy…screw it…sometimes you just have to tell people you like what they’re doing. There was something different about this FWIW, and it was good.

      1. Scott,
        Ah, thanks man. I’m not sure what changed but I’ll take it. It was actually completely unscripted, planned. I’ve been so busy there was no time. I have about ten items lined up for this week but I just got saddled with last minute film so I’m probably looking at next week.

    2. Scott,
      I almost lost my little “Mosquito” this weekend in high wind. THAT would have been all on me. I’m loving the challenge. The van, well it speaks for itself. Life changing.

  2. I’ve got SRAM 1X on my Curve GXR and I like how simple it is compared to a normal double front chainring. Never had any problems.

    However, living where I do I feel like a complete idiot. For the life of me I still don’t know why I decided to go with SRAM and not Shimano. I may switch one day.

    1. Sean,
      I wish mine was a simple solution. Bike is at shop now and they are attempting to figure out what I need, what I can actually do. It’s SO complicated. And Shimano is nearly sold out worldwide. I was thinking single up front but after describing the kind of riding I do they were like “No way, go double.”

  3. Hi Dan.

    You say you are a wicked birder …
    I know you are an avid reader and you do love stories

    Got something special for you to up your birding game

    I studied at the Wilderness Awareness School (Duvall, WA.)
    Now I run a wilderness school here in Germany.

    Jon Young, my mentor has written a book, I would like to recommend to you.
    Promise, after that you will perceive the world around you differently.

    Tracking is like looking in the rearview mirror.
    Birdlanguage tells you what is going on around you NOW

    Cool when you trail a fox and the birds tell you that fox is trotting over there …

    Oh yes, the book: What the Robin knows by Jon Young

    Cheers from Germany
    Axel

    1. Axel,
      Just wait for my next Everyday Expedition film……it’s about birding. One of many I hope. I’m in front of the library now picking up four new books. I’ll this one to my list. And yesterday, as I was tracking a bird……a coyote ran in front of me….

  4. Dan, I was actually worried you‘d might have stopped doing fwiw.
    You podcast where with me through many hours on the treadmill during various stages of the pandemic.
    I‘m glad you‘re still doing fwiw!
    And thank you for the link to David Goldbergs blog. Amazing essay on Sociopath and good reading material for a few evenings.
    Re. Bikes: I have a Shimano group on my mountain bike for seven years now and it is still working fine. Re-adjusting the derailers now and then, but apart from that, no issues. if I would go for a gravel bike (tempted), I would look for one with Shimano GRx group.
    Stay healthy!

    1. Robin,
      Shimano is so solid. If I was looking for a new bike I’d either go Rohloff with Gates belt drive or a GRX bike.

  5. Dan, I was actually worried you‘d might have stopped doing fwiw.
    Your podcasts were with me through many hours on the treadmill during various stages of the pandemic.
    I‘m glad you‘re still doing fwiw!
    And thank you for the link to David Goldbergs blog. Amazing essay on Sociopaths and good reading material for a few evenings.
    Re. Bikes: I have a Shimano group on my mountain bike for seven years now and it is still working fine. Re-adjusting the derailers now and then, but apart from that, no issues. if I would go for a gravel bike (tempted), I would look for one with Shimano GRx group.
    Stay healthy!

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  8. Dan,

    The Gates drive and Rohloff hub are indeed a lust worthy pair. Even if you don’t cycle around the world, you could and that dream, however ephemeral, can give one strength in these dark days.
    Those hubs are heirloom worthy bike jewelry.
    I understand I only get one vote, but it would be for a clean build with these parts. Gift, sell, wall mount the Fargo and get a bike built up by the pros; time for a new chapter. What’s money anyway and now with #vanlife plus this…why bother checking in anymore?

    Emphasis added with regards to Shimano. Unromantic to be sure compared to the above but I have nothing but gushing praise for the product. They higher you can reach up their product line, sure the more $$ but it is loveliness itself. Sets up magnificently. Without abuse, lasts indefinitely. Best value is one down from the top of the line; if Dura Ace is top, one down is Ultegra that is 95% of the performance for 2/3rds the cost. 105 is 80% of the performance for half the money…don’t go any lower than that.

    SRAM has always been more sizzle than steak; even (especially) from the very beginning where my relationship with bikes (as a mechanic) started.

    Look forward to seeing what you do with all the pending bike and photo toys for boys and girls you have planned.

    1. Aaron,
      I totally agree. At some point in the near future I will either have a pinion bike or a rohloff, both with Gates. It will happen. Until then, GRX Shimano upgrade on the Fargo. My Bianchi, 11 years old, has Dura Ace and has never been adjusted. It’s perfect.

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