Usually touring and living on the road isn’t ultra conducive to cycling. For Tyler Stewart though, drummer for the Barenaked Ladies, cycling has become an outlet to find solitude and sweat far from the stage. He brings his bike on tour both to ride alone, and to ride with other musicians. “You quickly identify each other and try and get out there.”
We met up with Tyler in downtown Boise and then pedaled to Hyde Park for iced coffee. Full disclosure: We let him borrow a roommate’s Schwinn Speedster. (Tyler rides a hybrid Cannondale.) Full disclosure: He bought us iced coffee.
When there isn’t three feet of snow, Tyler rides everyday he can in Toronto. “I bike for groceries, I bike to school (and) I bike my little daughter who’s 18 months right now around in the back (of the bike).”
Tyler was a huge fan of the Pho at Baguette Deli. We are a huge fan of their ~$4 BBQ Pork sandwich.
Before he knew that we worked for the biggest blog in Boise that specializes in bikes and also specializes in doing stories with photos and stereo sound, Tyler offered us tickets to his show at the Botanical Garden in Boise. We went, and of course, it was awesome. He tweets here. You should follow him, and hey, us too.
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