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.
The Rad Dad Edition is a variation of Five Things articles leading-up to Father’s Day. This post-Father's day entry is a bonus edition. These blog posts show how kids and family-life factor into these Dad's bikestyle! Rad Dad #4 is James Orione. James is also the founder of Bridges Through Yoga an organization that brings yoga to where people are and Person of Color led. Bridges Through Yoga also facilities conversations about race through yoga.
Rad Dad #3 is T. C. Worley. Worley is a Minneapolis-based cinematographer and photographer who specializes in capturing people on the move. The fit father of two is not one to sit still in his personal or professional life. His ability to capture the perfect shot bring him to the far corners of the earth to help brands, agencies and people tell their stories.
Enjoy this Rad Dad Edition of Five Things.
- Cyclist and Rad Dad Phil Velo is a fixture in the Twin Cities Bike Scene. He's the admin of popular Facebook Groups Twin Cities Bicycle Trading Post and Twin Cities Stolen Bikes. He founded the popular Powderhorn 24 bike race. He and his wife Jana work hard to make new cyclists feel welcome and lately he's been ripping up some sweet singletrack with his young daughter.
- Rad Dad #1 is Trenton Raygor. Raygor might be best known for his contributions to Minnesota's gravel cycling scene, as the founder of The Filthy Fifty and The DAMn.