Art without engineering is dreaming;
Engineering without art is calculating.

Steven K. Roberts, N4RVE

Interview with Laidback Bike Report

In January of 2017, living aboard Datawake in Friday Harbor, I did a live video interview with Gary Solomon of the Laidback Bike Report. This proved to be an interesting and lively event, and is embedded below. Gary has done a huge collection of interviews related to the dynamic recumbent bicycle scene… something that quite delights me, given how esoteric and “weird” they were back when I was pedaling around the United States in the eighties. Some beautiful bike (and trike) technology is now available off the shelf, including electric systems, and the collection at the Laidback link (or his YouTube channel) is a great place to learn about what is happening.

Here is our interview, which fills approximately the first hour of this video. My audio level is a bit low compared to Gary’s (I was a newbie at this), but it has some good moments of looking back at my whole 17,000 mile adventure that took place from 1983 to 1991, as well as a few questions from viewers: