Dee Williams is a builder of tiny homes and the author of her new memoir, The Big Tiny. She shared a bit of her story and an excerpt from the book at a reading in Portland’s city of books. Thanks to listener & former guest Logan Smith for capturing this audio for us!
Monthly Archives: May 2014
Tammy Strobel & Logan Smith share a tiny house parked in rural northern California. We spoke with them just as they were moving there from Portland a few years ago, and now they return to fill us in on the experience as it has shaped up over time. Tammy writes at RowdyKittens.com, and Logan blogs at loganblairsmith.com
A few links of interest to things in our discussion:
the Caravan tiny house hotel in Portland, OR
the Recode Oregon project working on code issues with alternative dwelllings
the Phone Bloks project for modular mobile technology
Also: Brock & Aaron talk about their weekends, and a freight train passes.
Kirk twitters about our similarities to Sound Opinions.
Brandon shares the IKEA electric bicycle (available only in Europe, presently).
Bob shares the news about Wash Cycle Laundry!
Phoebe from Boston does a write up of her visit to Portland.
Pat writes in to comfort Aaron on his experience of eating fried baloney.
Roger sends in an update on the case of the lady suing a dead bicyclist’s family.
Brandon Rhodes, besides being one of the show’s founding cohosts and an all-around good guy, is the proprietor of the new sustainable (and replicable) local produce delivery service Rolling Oasis. He had a vision for a business that would connect his neighbors to healthier food options while he aimed to connect with his neighbors, and thus a great idea was born. We get the skinny from him on how his model works and what it’s been like to launch the venture! Steph Routh fills in as cohost in Aaron’s absence.
Dan (whom we convinced to move to Portland… kind of) weighs in on snippy attitudes between cyclists.
So, who would YOU like to see as guests for our big 202 epic live episode? We wanna hear your top fives!
Sebastian shares: “I’ve occaisionally heard the phrase “bandit camping” in your podcasts. This fellow artfully takes the practice to new heights.”
Brock dropped into Microcosm Publishing’s offices to chat with Joe Biel, the filmmaker behind the new documentary Aftermass. It surveys a history of the activism & advocacy behind Portland’s bicycle culture, and explores the history of Portland’s Critical Mass ride and what it can tell us about the city we live in today.
Joe’s dog Ruby joined us for the interview, and we began with some discussion about Amtrak and passenger train travel before getting into the film!
If you live in Portland, the film premiers at the Clinton Street Theater on May 23, 2014 at 7pm for just $7. If you don’t live near Portland you might be able to catch the film with the Dinner & Bikes Tour 2014 down the eastern seaboard!
Diane Goodwin coordinates the Transit on Tap events for TriMet, allowing the interested public and transit experts to interact about important issues concerning public transportation. We chat with her about the event series, her own personal history with transit, and many other things related to Portland’s regional transit provider!
BikePortland: Ashland OR man cited for leaving bike lane found guilty
Thunder Island Brewing: Bicycle Eclectic Portrait Exhibit now on display at the brewery
Jan Heine from Bicycle Quarterly: Pro-joy instead of Anti-racing
Phoebe writes in on women’s safety in transportation options, and cheering for running bus riders.
Timo writes appreciation for Madi & Katie’s episode and comments on the laws around cell phone use pertaining to bus drivers.
Mark shares a great summary of the Idaho Stop Law.
Neighbor Kelly found this Sprocket Beer:
and Tim in DC found ”the OG cargo bike:”
Jerry Zelada is an optometrist by day, and an advocate by night. Actually, he’s always an advocate and an activist, because that’s how changes get made at the levels that matter. We talk to him about how bicycling runs in his family and his touring adventures in an earlier decade, the infrastructure debate surrounding Portland’s NE 28th Avenue business district, and how the state of Oregon provided a place at the table for nonmotorized road users in all areas of the state through the ODOT ACT. Jerry’s website is: zelada.com
BikePortland: Skamania Transit offers bike-friendly weekend service starting May 1
[Also, UrbanTurnip offered on twitter: “i thought #skamania was going to be a music festival or a checkered bike lane”]
Eric from Portland wants to know what bike shorts and chamois creams we prefer. We respond by encouraging the use of leather saddles.
Doug on Surly snobs & custom details.