In this episode of Slow Ride Stories, we join our heroes as they talk climate change with a hot dog salesman named Lenny, who reports that the weather has been “screwy” in his hometown of Otis, Mass. Erik tells us a little about his motorcycle, a sky blue Royal Enfield — and to get even more of an education, the fellas stop by a Royal Enfield dealership on Enfield St. in Enfield, Conn., where they get the salesman talking about — you guessed it, the weather.

Erik Fyfe and Albert Thrower are traveling across the Northeast by motorcycle, talking with a wide range of people about their perceptions of climate change and experiences with extreme weather. Their aim is to spark conversations about the changing climate and collect local stories about how it may impact everyday Americans. Find all of the Slow Ride Stories here.