Present #599 – April 16, 2022


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Show #599 - April 16, 2022

Visitor: Paul Sadoff – Rock Lobster Cycles

This week, my visitor is Paul Sadoff.  Paul and I haven’t related since our final dialog in 2014 and after I noticed a submit of his come up on FB, I knew it was time.

One of many many victims of COVID was bike reveals .  From NAHBS to the Builder’s Ball, we’ve missed with the ability to mingle among the many artisans whom we’ve each admired and, in some circumstances, aspired to emulate.

So, after I noticed a submit on Paul’s FB web page speaking about one thing referred to as “Guest House” I needed to learn about it and naturally, meet up with him.

Seems, it was fairly the “thing!”  From a celeb chef to among the excessive rollers – like Chris King, The Sycips, and naturally Paul himself, the present might need been small, nevertheless it was attended.

Paul Sadoff began constructing bikes in 1988 and remains to be constructing nearly 100 frames a 12 months.  He nonetheless sponsors a racing workforce, and he nonetheless loves and performs music.


Afghan Cyclists

Over the previous few months, I’ve spoken concerning the girls cyclists of Afghanistan.  Thus far, they don't seem to be allowed to trip bicycles or go to highschool within the nation.  Many will not be again at their jobs.  The Taliban isn't residing as much as its guarantees – though, I’m not sure anybody actually believed they'd.

The unique 25 girls who had been evacuated by my pal and colleague Shannon Galpin are FINALLY heading to Canada after 7 months in limbo within the UAE.  As soon as in Canada, they are going to start rebuilding their lives.

Since then, there are 80 extra cyclists who're being safeguarded across the globe and one other 70 in protected homes nonetheless in Afghanistan who're ready for the best time to depart.  Most are in hiding.

The scenario turns into extra dire as assets in and to Afghanistan dwindle and, with the world focuses on Ukraine, we would overlook the Afghans for a time.

If you wish to assist, here's what Shannon says and a hyperlink to the present fund elevating group.

“All of the fundraising is going directly through the human rights organization iProbono who will be handling all of the funds as it’s a registered charity! I am working with them to ensure a long-term oversight for the safeguarding of the cyclists and ongoing evacuations.”

Dmitry Nechaev

Here's a fast replace on Russian body builder Dmitry Nechaev.  As you could keep in mind, he left Russia originally of the Ukraine invasion on the urging of his household and fled to Israel.

His household FINALLY made it out of Russia a few weeks in the past – his spouse, kids, Mom, Mom-in-Regulation, AND the household canine all arrived safely in Tel Aviv.

He's hoping to have his firm, Triton Bikes, up and working once more quickly.

Flags For Ukraine

Lastly, only a reminder which you can assist the Ukraine conflict effort with the buy of a Ukrainian flag or lapel pin at  The cash will purchase medical provides for the entrance strains.

You'll be able to view the unique submit right here

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