The next issue of Laidback Bike Report prepared by Gary Salomon and his team will be broadcast on Youtube today. Read here under what are the main topics.

Recent headlines about fires associated with e-assist batteries have prompted this look into practical safety and insurance measures you can take to prevent disasters both physical and financial. Our panel includes Doug Davis (bent shop owner/electrical engineer) with a primer on how batteries work, Jay Townley (bicycle industry journalist and regulatory expert) on fire stats and regulation and Steve Hansen (Bike Lawyer) on best insurance and legal choices for bent riders.

We also have a profile of Zach Kaplan owner of the California recumbent shop that bears his name. Zach has over 100 double century rides under his belt and has an interesting and deep history with bents going back to the 90s.