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    It's Bike to Work Week - Listen to the Dirtbag Diaries after your Ride Home

    Humanmule Once again it's time to leave the car in the garage and clean up your commute. It's Bike to Work Week and we'll start it off with a new episode of the Dirtbag Diaries. Fitz Cahall, host of the podcast, has this to say about episode 19:

    Life was good. The approaches were short. The routes straightforward. The work wonderfully mindless. After a long dry-spell of writing, a job as a climbing guide at Smith Rock was like a vacation from life. I was 22 again, not a failing writer struggling to pay the rent. It was too good to last.

    Through the years, I’ve tried to escape words and journalism, but the writing life always has a funny way of creeping back into my world. This time it came in the form of a 230-pound cameraman with a fear of heights, a fast talking New York producer and a 30-year-old broadcaster trying to return to her childhood. It turns out you have to earn your 15 seconds of fame.

    Listen to The Dirtbag Diaries:
    Episode 19 – The Human Mule (mp3)

    Like what you heard? The RSS feed, subscription link to iTunes, and contact information for future story ideas are all available at

    [Big thanks to Adrienne for this week's custom masthead.]

    Update: Changed title and edited post to discourage listening to iPod while riding. Thank you Todd.

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