Cold Weather Riding and Field Recording

THIS PAST WINTER, Marlin Ledin took it upon himself to bike around the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior on his brake-less Surly Pugsley. While he was at it, he made some recordings of the ice cracking beneath him.

He describes his adventure at

The “Gear/Safety” section in particular, in which he describes his rig and some of the precautions taken against freezing to death in the event of a fall through the ice, is a good read.

This is an inspiring undertaking, and some of the sounds he’s recorded while on his adventure are truly amazing (and creepy).

Audio: The Lake Drums

Also, check out what John Keston of has to say about this here.

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