This week we speak to Jonathan Maus of BikePortland.org about his locally focused bicycle news service. We discuss: getting to Portland, getting bit by the bicycle bug, 12 year old completes a century, Santa Barbara mountain biking, BikePortland is six years old!, moderating a forum for people with so many differing opinions, the spectrum of cyclists & creating a “big tent” for all kinds of people, activism and journalism coming together, myths about bicycle infrastructure, a bird’s-eye view of the many subcultures in the bicycling world, language as it relates to media and perception, a favorite/ least favorite place to bicycle in town.
We hear from listener Carl about the “crazy vegan expresso” tour in Europe, listener Patrick who named his band after a bus route, and Amos from Bike Temple who is on tour to Vancouver BC and thwarted a dog attack.
We speak with Sally, the author of the I Love The Bus website, about her experiences on public transit in Portland, Oregon. We also discuss LL “Stub” Stewart State Park & the Banks Vernonia Trail, getting excited about transit, misconceptions and reality, long distance transit trips (PDX – SEA northbound & southbound), meeting people in public space, and more.
Jonathan Maus of BikePortland.org joins our show next week, Rosa donates her contest prize to our beer fund, Logan finds us Dan Price’s phone number for simple living consultations (541-398-2299), Antonio shares a link to the dyno hub at clever cycles, and we request more indie music submissions.
We sit down with Lance Poehler of Edible Cycles this week for our first live show since before the summer. We discuss: pedalpalooza rides, bamboo trailers, touring to San Francisco, Edible Cycles, USB converters and dyno hubs, volunteer work with the Lloyd TMA, Benson High School pedestrian problems, building a bike corrall, and more.
Also: We didn’t forget about the survey – someone gets $10!, Thanks Logan for another donation (Wrench Raiders got their trike!), Listener Carl shares a Woody Guthrie documentary with us on our facebook page.
Hey folks, sorry to have to bring you two weeks in a a row of no show, but after an excellent bicycle tour with friends Brock contracted an illness of some kind, although he was the last of seven to get it. We had planned to interview Rob Sadowsky of Portland’s Bicycle Transportation Alliance, but he graciously agreed to reschedule so we don’t give him the virus. Expect him to join us on the show later in September.
As for the bicycle tour Brock was on, we’re hoping to assemble the members of that tour for an episode to share the craziness that went down between Portland and Crater Lake on the tempestuous but memorable journey with Team Sincerity.
Well, that’s not entirely true… Brock & Brandon sit down to share about 10 minutes’ worth of conversation to say thanks to a few people and get used to being behind microphones again. Also, Brandon saw the Google Maps Car on our last cycle trip!
Listener Jameson, formerly of Ft. Collins and living in Korea, writes in. He also shared a nice Ft. Collins brewery bicycle tour he’s partial to! We recommend Catfish & Mandala by Andrew X. Pham because he mentions bicycle touring through Vietnam.
Listener Susan W. of Plano TX makes a generous donation. Thanks!