It’s been a big season so far for lobstering this year. In this episode, we learn about lobsters and talk about the weather and thoughts on climate change in Gloucester, Massachusetts with a locally famous lobster dealer and a cheerful wooden boat builder.
Saw mill operator Jeff talks climate change and explains his concerns that his company could suffer in the global marketplace if US environmental regulations are stepped up.
Ever wanted to know more about our sweet ride? In this episode, Erik talks about the bike and we visit a Royal Enfield dealership on Enfield St. in Enfield, Connecticut. Also, we talk with hotdog vendor Lenny about how the weather has changed in his lifetime.
During our ride across the Berkshire Mountains, we met George, a commodity corn farmer outside of Great Barrington, MA. He used to be a political science professor and says that everything is political. Also, Albert gets his eye checked out and Erik eats a peach.
Albert and Erik take the slow ride to Hunter Mountain Ski Resort in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. They talk to resort CEO, Russ about the impact of shorter ski seasons on his business, and former lift engineer Scott about the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irene in his nearby town of Hensonville. Along the way, Erik answers the burning question–Why are we talking about Hurricane Irene?
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.