We’re finally back in the cave this week, stuffing our faces with ADVENTURE food. Well, the Australians call Vegemite food. I’m not so sure. Wiki calls it a by-product of beer brewing. I can only imagine at some time in the past, some Australian alcoholic was really desperate for his buzz and started eating the crap off the floor of some brewery. After not immediately dying, he stuck it in a jar and the rest was history. Bad bad history. What was the Japanese stuff I made Todd eat? It’s this: black sesame paste. Trust me, it was a LOT better than the Vegemite.
Big thanks to Franca for the chocolates! It had a big blue label on it that said TSCHIRREN, which, I can only imagine, means AWESOME.
This week, we’re talking to Justin Bradshaw and Court Butler of Butler Maps: http://www.butlermaps.com
Butler Maps offer maps that are targeted specifically to motorcycle riders. Each one is a pretty painstakingly (HAHA, pain. RIGHT) researched map that is very accurate PLUS highlights the routes that are of interest to us riders. Stuff with curves and turns and windy bits. I got the Utah map and it even shows some good off-pavement routes that even I can ride!
Justin and Court are the two guys on the left. They talk about the company, how they got started, and where they’re going to go with their offerings in the future. We also talk about peeing on maps and hanging out on beaches with muscled-up dudes.
That part was a little weird.
These guys were really great guests and they fit right in with the Wheelnerds. We’re fans of the maps. I think we’re going to do some… uh… quality-testing on some. Stay tuned for that.
What else we got? Oh yes, the Triumph Tiger “Exploder” Will this be the successor to the Buell in Chuck’s stable? Does owning two Brit bikes qualify him for knighthood? Will I be required to wear a frilly collar? God, I hope they aren’t as itchy as they look!
Finally, here’s Claude doing Make-A-Wish hack-style. This is a real… wow kind of video. Really. Claude and his guys did a REALLY SHARP job on this hack for Nicolas. Watch the video…
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