Today we have a bicycle theme on Modern Notion Daily. Our guest is Tim Moore, who recreated one of the worst bicycle races in history and wrote about it in his new book, Gironimo! The Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy (Pegasus, May 2015). Moore fashioned a bicycle that would resemble the wooden-wheeled vehicles of the 1914 tour, donned a period cycling costume, and followed the route that the original cyclists took. We also hear the story of Thomas Stevens, the man who cycled around the world in the 1880s.

Music this hour:

  • Elle va au Japon” by Nic Bommarito, from the album A Quiet Age
  • Soldiertype (militarised)” by Ketsa, from the album What’s Without’s Within
  • “People Are Strange” by The Doors
  • Step On” by Jahzzar, from the album Tumbling Dishes Like Old-Man’s Wishes