Hipster bike mother lode & Mountain Sun feast.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jul 1, 2008
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I’m just back from dinner, where my brau David Rogers, my main man and one of my main business advisors, talked me through the aftermath of a difficult day on the job. Where’d we meet? Mountain Sun, of course—whenever I’m down and out I head to the Sun, my favorite comfort food n’coversation joint since ’99 (when I moved back to Boulder from Boston via Barnet).

Mountain Sun, Southern Sun and its new Denver location all boast awesome local beer (including the best hoppy beer ever, “Kind”), wholesome and sometimes natural and always affordable (in Boulder, who knew?!) food (with great vegetarian options), and lots of folks you know. It’s Boulder’s “Cheers”—where everyone knows your name—and where a half order of nachos is just about too much for me, and I weigh in at 190 pounds of joy.

My brau David is the same feller with whom I share an Indiana-Jones-like obsessive search for the ultimate commuter bike…a search that has bore fruit but not yet that perfect combination of style, value, comfort, details (chainguard, fenders, comfortable riding position, lightweight). Today he emailed me a discovery…a web site full of gorgeous bike gear. If you’re a daily bike commuter, the reading of this blog will wind up costing you hundreds of hard-earned, well-spent bucks.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


5 Responses to “Hipster bike mother lode & Mountain Sun feast.”

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