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“They look like mountain bikes on steroids”

In Nature, NPR, Travel, Weekend Edition on January 20, 2013 at 4:08 pm

You likely have never heard of “fat biking,” but it’s one of the fastest-growing segments of the cycling industry. From station KUAC in Fairbanks, Alaska, hear how Alaskans are getting (and enjoying?) outdoors…even in subzero weather.

Bike shop owner Kevin Breitenbach rides a fat bike in the White Mountains National Recreation Area in Alaska in March.[npr.org / Josh Spice]

Bike shop owner Kevin Breitenbach rides a fat bike in the White Mountains National Recreation Area in Alaska in March.
[npr.org / Josh Spice]

Two Albums, Two Toddlers, and One Mini-Van

In Music, NPR, Pop Culture, Travel, Weekend Edition on January 13, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Morning Edition Sunday interviewed the husband-wife duo that make up Big Harp, a “low-key folk-rock laced with subtle irony and dark humor”┬áband signed by indie favorite Saddle Creek Records. Their sophomore album, Chain Letters, will be released later this month. Hear the story and check out their sound.

“I didn’t start touring, playing music until I was like 25, and Hank was born when I was 26, so I only had a year of doing it the other way,” he says. “It was really fun, but this way it feels a lot healthier. We wake up early in the morning don’t stay out too late.”