A FUNctional Ride w/ Brandon Lust aka @AmericanFietser


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Show Notes:

In 2017, Brandon joined his wife Tatiana on a trip to The Netherlands. She had some work to do there and they figured why not combine the travel for a bit of vacation time. What Brandon couldn’t have known at the time, was that this trip would forever alter his life and spark a curiosity to learn more about functional cycling, and ignite a passion for the simple pleasures of getting stuff done while riding a bike. Thus the @AmericanFietser on Twitter was born.

The Dutch, have a couple of different words that apply to cyclists. They use the word Fietser to refer to a person who rides for everyday purposes such as meeting one’s daily needs. While they use the term “wielrenner”, literally wheel runner, to describe a sport cyclist or racer.

Enjoy this ride with Brandon!

Additional Helpful Links:

Active Towns Landing page for this episode - access more photos and videos

American Fietser blog

BicycleDutch – Mark Wagenbuur

Not Just Bikes – Jason Slaughter

Work CyclesJ.C. Lind Bike Co.

Gazelle Bikes

Defining Opafiets and Omafiets (step-through frame) blog post

Tern BicyclesPerennial Cycle, Minneapolis

Tatiana’s First E-Bike Ride – Twitter video

What is 4-H

FFA – Future Farmers of America


Mobycon and the Mobycon Academy


STROADS video by Not Just Bikes for StrongTowns

Woonerf definition (shared space)

Walk/Bike/Places Conference

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