Bike Gear. Grant Peterson, owner and operator of Rivendell Bicycle Works, is a card carrying challenger of Conventional Wisdom. While my beef is with flawed and outdated health and fitness paradigms, Grant questions modern bicycle design.
In a time when bicycle sales are driven by the latest high tech materials (and by which brands pro cyclists are riding) his bikes are decidedly uncomplicated, approachable, sensible, useful and comfortably low tech. His handmade lugged steel bespoke bikes are truly a work of art. I’d include “riding a Rivendell,” in my top ten list of ways to move frequently at a slow pace. To paint you a picture, people don’t try to win the Tour de France on a Rivendell, but two sweethearts might ride Rivendells out to that special “sweetheart tree” to share a picnic and a bottle of Cabernet.
So check out Grant’s handmade beauties, and sample a little taste of the goods by entering today’s contest. Ten folks will get $25 gift certificates good for anything at Rivendell. That’s right, today there will be ten winners. Get yourself a shirt, a Laken waterbottle, or whatever bicycle accessory you need.
It’s Twitter time. While many of you are content with the posts and the forums of MDA, there’s a world of Primal people on Twitter chatting in real time. It’s a handy way to share meal pics, commiserate about the occasional Primal fail, or share the good Primal spots you find on the web. Read a little more about the Primal Twitter community here. Today’s contest requires you to do three extremely complicated things (note light sarcasm):
Have a Twitter account. If you don’t have one, get one.
Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.