FIVE THINGS WITH CYCLIST AARON THOMAS SMITH THE MPLS MUSETTE
FIVE THINGS is a 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 Aaron Smith, a.k.a Mpls Musette. Mr. Smith is currently a channel sales manager for Podiumwear Custom Sports Apparel.
The Banjo Brothers have a long history with Mr. Musette dating back to his days as a blog publisher, race promoter, and bike shop manager. For a while, he served as the staff photographer for Banjo Brothers. Some of Aaron's fine work still lives in infamy on the Banjo Brothers website. These days the father of two has a busy home life but still finds time for the bike, mainly as a commuter.
We hope you enjoy this week's Banjo Brothers Five Things.
BANJO BROS: WHAT ARE YOU RIDING?
MM: My All City Zombie Boy. When they first announced the Nature Boy, I remember wanting one incredibly bad but was struggling financially at the time. I stupidly splurged on the All City Nature Boy Complete in that sick highlighter green when it came out and made it my first new bike purchase ever.
BANJO BROS: WHERE ARE YOU RIDING?
MM: Truth be told, I'm not doing much riding lately due to the arrival of Child #2. My ride is generally the 2.6 miles to and from work. What's great about it, however, is that I go over the Mississippi every day. Once in the morning light and now in the dark. Seeing the seasons change on the banks of that great river is a treat, and the ride is short enough (and I'm geared low enough) that I can really enjoy it.
My ride is generally the 2.6 miles to and from work. What's great about it, however, is that I go over the Mississippi every day. Once in the morning light and now in the dark.
BANJO BROS: WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO, READING OR WATCHING?
MM: I've gone crazy for cookbooks and my favorite two are Salt, Acid, Fat, Heat by Samin Nosrat and Matty Matheson, A Cookbook by Matty Matheson. Salt, Acid, Fat, Heat completely changed the way I look at cooking and made me a far more adept cook than I was before I encountered it. Matty's book is much more a story of his life (and what a story it is!) and his energy in his recipes comes through in a wonderful way.
BANJO BROS: WHAT ARE YOU COOKING EATING/DRINKING?
MM: Pancakes. My mom recently gave me the family pancake recipe and I love playing around with it to make different flavors and textures. I really want to just nail it, so that as my kids are growing up they can have from scratch pancakes every weekend morning.
BANJO BROS: WHAT'S STUCK IN YOUR CRAW?
MM: Social Internet Use, in general, isn't getting very high marks from me lately. Not that I'm in favor of getting rid of it entirely, I just don't think our society has developed a good set of ethics or guidelines for how one should behave on the Internet and it's growing/changing so fast I don't see that changing anytime soon....he said on multiple platforms of social media.
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A big Banjo Brothers thank you to Aaron Thomas Smith for participating in this week's edition of Five Things. These short interviews about life and bicycles will appear every Friday on the Banjo Brothers Blog. If you liked this FIVE THINGS from Banjo Brothers you should check our full series of past five things interviews.
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