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FIVE THINGS WITH CYCLIST CRAIG ALTHEIDE

Banjo Brothers Five Things Interview With Craig Altheide

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 cyclist Craig Altheide.

From Hannibal, Missouri, Mark Twain's hometown, the 54-year-old father and high school teacher starting riding seven years ago to fix a gimpy knee and drop a few pounds and hasn't looked back.  

Craig's epic and cycling-rich Instagram feed, where he goes by the moniker "@oversizedcyclist", caught our eye, so we said, "Hey, how'd you like to submit a Five Things profile?" We dig his no-nonsense, straightforward style.

Enjoy this week's Banjo Brothers Five Things.

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FIVE THINGS WITH CYCLIST LILAH GUERTIN

BANJO BROTHERS  FIVE THINGS WITH LILAH GUERTIN

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 cyclist Lilah Guertin.

The former bartender at Dangerous Man Brewing has also been a freelance event marketing professional, and store manager at Erik's. A year-round bike commuter, Lilah founded Wreckhouse and #SomethingInspirational Racing. A new photojournalism project on Instagram called femme_oral_order  features a series of images that lift up femme-oriented people in Guertin's immediate communities.

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FIVE THINGS WITH BIKE SNOB EBEN WEISS

FIVE THINGS WITH  BIKE SNOB EBEN WEISS

One of the most interesting cycling personalities to emerge in the past decade, Weiss was made famous (or infamous) by his moniker and blog of the same name, "Bike Snob NYC", where he writes funny, insightful and sometimes lacerating commentary about cycling.

The once anonymous blogger revealed his identity in 2010 and parlayed his notoriety, insight into cycling culture, and writing talents into something bigger—  a sustainable writing career. 

We hope you enjoy this week's Banjo Brothers Five Things.

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FIVE THINGS WITH THE LEGENDARY CHRIS SMITH -AKA SMITHERS MPLS

Banjo Brothers Five Things With Cyclist Chris Smith, aka Smithers MPLS

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 cyclist Chris Smith, a.k.a. Smithers MPLS.

"I don’t have a favorite bike. For me, a bike is just a tool to accomplish a task. I have favorite rides and choose the appropriate bike for that ride, or sometimes the inappropriate bike in order to make the ride more entertaining."

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FIVE THINGS WITH PITTSBURGH CYCLIST BRAD QUARTUCCIO

FIVE THINGS WITH PITTSBURGH CYCLIST BRAD QUARTUCCIO

Quartuccio's other claim to fame is as co-founder and editor of Urban Velo, the definitive city-cycling culture magazine which was published from 2007-2014.

These days he works at Pfaltzgraphic, a design studio, toiling over brand identity, product graphics, messaging, and photography for bike industry clients. He's also a board member of Bike Pittsburgh, the local non-profit working towards bike and ped access, education, and Open Streets events.

He's married (to his best friend) and has a five-month-old son (Salvador) who he's priming for adventure. 

We hope you enjoy this week's Banjo Brothers Five Things.

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