EPISODE 113, SEASON 3:
In this episode, I reconnect with
Brandon Lust aka American Fietser of Twitter fame

We discuss his initial impressions of his new home, Carmel, IN, and dive into all things Dutch bikes, Dutch-inspired cycling infrastructure, cargo bikes, roundabouts, #BikeTwitter influences, #BikeTwitterMemes, and so much more.
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In this episode, I reconnect with Brandon for a chat about his new home, Carmel, Indiana a location famously known as the roundabout city in North America. We discuss the amazing transformation of the Monon Trail into Monon Boulevard and the establishment of a new city center. Additionally, we cover Dutch bikes, Dutch-inspired cycling infrastructure, cargo bikes, roundabout, #BikeTwitter influences, #BikeTwitterMemes, and so much more in the return of The American Fietser to the Podcast.

Helpful Links (note that some may include affiliate links to help me support the channel):
– Brandon on Twitter
– Brandon on YouTube
– American Fietser #BikeTwitterMemes hashtag on Twitter
– My first episode w/ Brandon
Video of my visit w/ Brandon in June 2021
– My video episode w/ Tatiana (Mrs. American Fietser)
– My video episode w/ Mark “BicycleDutch” Wagenbuur
– My recent episode with Jason Slaughter NotJustBikes and my first episode with Jason

Other Online Creators & Influencers We Talk About:
– Thomas Schlijper, YouTube and Twitter
– Henrik Lundorff, Twitter
– Commute de Paris, Twitter
– Jere M , Twitter
– The Filming Fietser, Twitter
– Pekka Tahkola, Twitter
– Plain Bicycle Project, Twitter
– Erin Riediger, Twitter – Plain Bicycle Podcast
– Dustin, DOT Engineer, Twitter
– Chris Nolte, Propel, YouTube
– London Bicycle Café, Twitter
– Bike Curious, Twitch
– Relaxing train footage, Twitter
– NotJustBikes on YouTube
– BicycleDutch on YouTube

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Resources used during the production of this episode:
– My awesome recording platform is Ecamm
– Adobe Creative Cloud Suite

Studio Equipment:
– Microphone – Shure MV7
– Camera – Sony ZV-E10 (currently sold out)
– Lens – Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
– Elgato Cam Link 4k
– Elgato Streamdeck XL*
– Elgato Streamdeck (*you may not need the XL)

Editing Computer System:
– Apple MacBook Pro 16″ 2021 M1 Pro
– LG 34WP88C-B 34-inch Curved 21:9 UltraWide QHD (3440×1440) IPS Display with Ergo Stand

All video, audio, and music production by me, John Simmerman

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Background:
Hi Everyone, my name is John Simmerman.

I’m a health promotion professional with over 30 years of experience and my area of concentration has evolved into a specialization of how the built environment influences human behavior related to active living and especially active mobility.

In 2012 I launched the non-profit Advocates for Healthy Communities as an effort to help promote and create healthy, active places.

Since that time I’ve been exploring, documenting, and profiling established, emerging, and aspiring Active Towns wherever they might be, in order to produce high-quality multimedia content to help inspire the creation of more safe and inviting, environments that promote a “Culture of Activity” for “All Ages & Abilities”.

My Active Towns suite of channels feature my original video and audio content and reflections, including a selection of podcast episodes and short films profiling the positive and inspiring efforts happening around the world as I am able to experience and document them.

Thanks for tuning in, I hope you find this content helpful.

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