I wedged this one in just as Ron DeSantis was running for cover as the CAT4 beast that is Ian came to visit. One blowhard to another. Just as it should be. What a week. I feel like the kid in the dodgeball game who ends up alone against a full team on the other side winging those pain inflicting red balls at his head. “Hey, can you kill this mouse, setup a satellite dish, teach an 87-year-old how to use Facetime, critique this PDF, write a quote, make this book, find this part, review these samples, drill this hole, and talk your mother off the ledge of running out of coffee.” And that before 10 AM. Thank God I’m so intelligent. (Unverified.)
Who is this week’s episode for? Anyone who says “Me and my kids are riding this thing out.” Then, when the reporter returns the next day the only thing left is a slab. THAT is my kind of adventurer. Who is our hero of the week? Our GOAT? Tune in and find out. This week we cover the departure of my drone, my experience with Starlink, Salsa Cycles coming through in a major way, my return to El Paso, and how much I miss Albania. In addition, we talk new laptops, horrible morning rituals, and the strange, fantastic world of letters, pens and mysterious correspondence. I bagged on some people in this podcast, some of whom are very deserving of my bagging, but I also state at the end that a lot of the folks punished the most by hurricanes are the ones already suffering more than anyone else. Economic means are a major factor in hurricane response.
And the next day quote is always, “we didn’t think it was going to be that bad”. And dead on about the people who can’t afford to evacuate, and have no other place to go. Ian is headed for us now, wind and rain already happening. Book recommendation, The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, I think you might like it.
Will add to list. I think we are finally hearing gov officials say “might want to rethink rebuilding.” They are hinting at the fact insurance companies are about to say “No, sorry.” And a fair number of those folks had insurance policies that only covered a fraction of their value and only for flood OR hurricane.
Yessss stoked to hear you’re coming over to the singlespeed dark side. You will love it. I’ve had a Kona Unit SS as my only mountain bike for many years, done some very long and stupid things on it!
Also, Bailey N and Alexandera Houchin (pretty sure you were referring to her in this episode) are my singlespeed and bikepacking heroes. I’d love to live in Santa Fe just to have Sincere as my local bike shop.
He is the man helping me out. I feel sorry for him because I don’t know enough about any of this to make it easy. I love his shop. And yes, she is the one I was describing. So I’m going carbon wheels, cranks and post. Keeping the rest of my kit. Simply can’t wait. Also; buying a Canyon Grisl if and when they are available.
Ron Desantis: He’s the guy who voted to not give New York any federal money after hurricane Sandy! I’m sure he will take all he can get now!
Oh ya, irony is dead. These idiots are all the same. Unless someone comes along with an actual penalty it will only get worse.
I´am already waiting for the next episode! Great work!
Had to pause for the cause, dammit! Holy S#*t! Valentino Rossi is a LEGEND and a genuine GOAT, and by that I mean “Greatest Of All Time”! Get on the iTunes and look for the films: “Faster”, “Faster and Faster” and “Fastest”. It’s a series of documentaries following Valentino Rossi as he makes history in the Moto GP series. It’s an amazing series, and some amazing footage from that period going from 500cc, two stroke death machines, to the 200mph plus, four strokes, that replaced them. It’s narrated by Obi Won Kenobi, seriously all three films are narrated by Ewan McGregor! Definitely worth checking out if you’re into that! Seriously, Dan, if you ever make it to Anchorage, AK, let me know! You are probably the only human alive, that I feel I could have an intelligent, yet humorous, conversation with! You just get it! Thanks for another great episode!
I’ve seen them….more than once. And I WILL be in Anchorage. I love it up there and think about returning…..all the time. Get ready for the van, the moto, the bikes and a sense of adventure.