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Interview with a Bikemonster

From: Kids of CAT
Length: 05:45

David and Ed interview Eli about the bike he built last year.

Newedu012_small Last year, Eli -- a student at the Center for Appropriate Transport in Eugene, Oregon -- decided to fabricate his own bike, a one-of-a-kind chopper with decorative “ribs” welded onto the frame. With next to no experience, Eli worked for months on his project. His classmates interview him on how it all turned out.

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Last year, Eli -- a student at the Center for Appropriate Transport in Eugene, Oregon -- decided to fabricate his own bike, a one-of-a-kind chopper with decorative “ribs” welded onto the frame. With next to no experience, Eli worked for months on his project. His classmates interview him on how it all turned out.

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Review of Interview with a Bikemonster

A funny and interesting story. The choice of music brings this “bad boy” image into out minds, much like the image that a chopper gives us. The sense of accomplishment given by this piece makes us look at our own work and wonder if we feel the same way Eli does.
There are a few things that I feel need to be fixed. The narration sounds robotic and the intro reminiscent of a class syllabus. These small tidbits should have this piece ready for the air in no time.

Broadcast History

Produced for our podcast, CHAINLINKS RADIO on November 9, 2005

Transcript

Eli Reid is a student at the Center for Appropriate Transport in Eugene. We call it CAT for short. At CAT, students get a hands-on program that takes them through a variety of real-world skills such as computers, sewing, bike maintenance, farmwork and fabrication using a real machine shop. Students work with a different instructor for each class and Fridays are special because students get to work on projects of their own choosing.

ELI: If a student wants to make something specific…

Last year, Eli decided to build his own unique bike for his special project. But knowing Eli, his bike was definitely not going to be normal.

ED: He has quite the imagination…

Eli got the idea for his bike right after his first visit to the CAT program, before he was even a student. Eli took a tour during a regular schoolday and returned to his middle school with an idea.

ELI: It wa...
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Musical Works

Beastie Boys- "Groove Holmes" from the album THE IN SOUND FROM WAY OUT (Capitol 1996) length <1:30

Related Website

http://www.catoregon.org/chainlinks