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 lives in Little Rock Arkansas and is a self-proclaimed grease monkey. Meet S. Tyler Hendrix.
We hope you enjoy this week's Banjo Brothers Five Things.
BANJO BROS: WHAT ARE YOU RIDING?
STH: I've got a few bikes and they're all steel. Not intentionally at first but here we are now! Robin Williams's Waterford R30 for speed on the road; Jamis Satellite Sport with front and rear racks(it's my pizza and beer carrier); Voodoo Hoodoo for rippin' and shreddin' trails; and last but not least the Banjo Brothers tricked out rescue that I found in my backyard and rehabbed back from the brink, a 1987 Trek 300, now with Continental Cyclo X-King Tires.
BANJO BROS: WHERE ARE YOU RIDING?
STH: I love to gather my crew which includes my wife and go for a leisurely cruise around the River Trail here in Little Rock, Arkansas. With a stop for lunch, a stop by a brewery, a stop for ice cream, another stop for a beer, then a stop to string the hammocks up on the river shore, we can easily get in 30 to 40 miles and manage to "waste the whole day just riding bikes."
I'm always eating ice cream. It's why I started riding bicycles. I knew I would have to stop eating ice cream or begin moving around more. And I'll NEVER give up ice cream.
BANJO BROS: WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO, READING OR WATCHING?
STH: Unfortunately, my current commute is 60 miles each way by car so I'm listening to the Expanse series novels by James S. A. Corey on audiobook. On the bike, I tend to gravitate towards the Foo Fighters, Dawes, or The Current radio out of Minneapolis. I find music makes it easier to pedal when you're by yourself.
BANJO BROS: WHAT ARE YOU COOKING EATING/DRINKING?
STH: I'm always eating ice cream. It's why I started riding bicycles. I knew I would have to stop eating ice cream or begin moving around more. And I'll NEVER give up ice cream. Mint chocolate chip is my old reliable choice but I'll get adventurous from time to time.
BANJO BROS: WHAT'S STUCK IN YOUR CRAW?
STH: I'm super excited about all the technology involved with turning my house into a smart home. I love turning off lights with my voice, turning on my cappuccino machine from bed, turning the air conditioner on as I leave work, etc. But I also enjoy the simplicity of going camping, hiking, and/or biking and cooking on an open flame, listening to crickets for entertainment, and waking up when the sun starts to make me sweat. There has to be a way to reconcile the two. Or maybe not. Maybe our generation is the one to live in both worlds as society continues to transition toward automation. And then there's Artificial Intelligence...
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A big Banjo Brothers thank you to S. Tyler 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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