And so the adventure begins! Starting in New Haven, CT, we take to the slow roads to hear from people around the Northeast about what they do, observations of the weather, and any thoughts they have on the subject of climate change.
We’ve had a terrific start to the trip! The motorcycle is running great, and we’ve had some great conversations so far. The first leg of our trip takes us to the eastern shore of the Hudson River in New York, where we hop on board a historic sailing ship and talk with the crew.
Check out our latest trip update. Albert gets a haircut, Erik fixes a trailer, and we talk to some extraordinary everyday folk in the Hudson Valley, NY about climate change.
The story continues in Newburgh, NY, where more immediate survival concerns might be superseding climate concerns. Plus, the first Slow Ride Stories climate change rap!
Albert and Erik visit the Tuthilltown Distillery in Gardiner, NY, the state’s first distillery since prohibition. As well as sampling some of their fine spirits (and being gifted a bottle!), the boys talk to Tourmaster, Cordell about climate change and the Hudson Valley.
We roll into beautiful Kyserike, NY and talk with James and Dolores. James and Dolores are vegetable farmers, and they’ve noticed a lot of changes in the weather over the last 70 years of living in the area.
In 2011, Taliaferro Farms was hit by a hurricane, a tropical storm, and a blizzard, all within a few months. In this episode, farm owner, Pete describes the experience and the impacts on his farm.