Now, an elder statesman among cyclists in Minneapolis, Hurl is known worldwide for his iconic Cars-R-Coffins brand, represented by a simple line drawing of a four-wheeled coffin. Birthed by a ‘Zine, the sentiment behind the brand still resonates with cyclists and not just out of nostalgia. A carefully curated set of goods still exist bearing the mark and are as much a form of artistic expression as a means of paying the bills.
FIVE THINGS is a weekly feature on the Banjo Brothers Blog. It’s a short interview about life and bicycles with a notable person. This week's notable person is cyclist David Brauer. In the past few years as he transitioned out of journalism, Brauer chaired the board of the Kingfield Farmer's Market, finished up his college degree at the University of Minnesota and started a podcast. As more biking content infiltrated his somewhat epic Twitter feed, we wanted to get Brauer's take on bikes and for sure wanted to know what is "stuck in his craw."
Trained as a civil engineer, he realized he wanted to design more than dirt, roads, and retention ponds so he became a professional mapper and cartographer. In 2007 he became a partner and General Manager at Catrike and has helped the company grow exponentially ever since. He's most passionate about design and manufacturing and loves being involved in the product development process.
We hope you enjoy this week's Banjo Brothers Five Things.