Once again it’s time to leave the car in the garage and clean up your commute. It’s Bike to Work Week and we’ll start it off with a new episode of the Dirtbag Diaries. Fitz Cahall, host of the podcast, has this to say about episode 19:
Life was good. The approaches were short. The routes straightforward.The work wonderfully mindless. After a long dry-spell of writing, a jobas a climbing guide at Smith Rock was like a vacation from life. I was22 again, not a failing writer struggling to pay the rent. It was toogood to last.
Through the years, I’ve tried to escape words andjournalism, but the writing life always has a funny way of creepingback into my world. This time it came in the form of a 230-poundcameraman with a fear of heights, a fast talking New York producer anda 30-year-old broadcaster trying to return to her childhood. It turnsout you have to earn your 15 seconds of fame.
Listen to The Dirtbag Diaries:
Episode 19 – The Human Mule (mp3)
Like what you heard? The RSS feed, subscription link to iTunes, andcontact information for future story ideas are all available at www.dirtbagdiaries.com.
[Big thanks to Adrienne for this week’s custom masthead.]
Update: Changed title and edited post to discourage listening to iPod while riding. Thank you Todd.