(check back on website for show notes later today – posting quickly to get the info to you as soon as possible!)
Aaron Brown visits the studio to explain the public comment opportunity on the proposed freeway expansion project in Portland. If you are local, engagement is a fine opportunity to express your opinion.
It’s been about 5 years since we checked in with Brian Kidd, better known in Portland and on the internet as The Unipiper! He’s just launched a nonprofit organization, Weird Portland United to foster and support the kind of homegrown weird stuff that Portland, Oregon has long been known for. Listen in to our chat with this local legend and get inspired to celebrate the unique in your own life! Visit weirdportlandunited.org
Also March 18: National Transit Drivers’ Day March 28: From doctor something, another debut of a transit center song! Thursday 9pm at Kellys Olympian April 2 Bikes of Wrath @ Regal Fox Tower Stadium 6:30PM April 13th in Portland Ladds 500 May 15th: The Santa Cruz CA Ride of Silence (in memory of friends and loved ones killed by cars while riding bikes. Meets at Abbot Square for a 6:30PM Departure, Greg encourages listeners to seek out Ride of Silence events in your town. May 17-19th Filmed by Bike in beautiful Portland, Oregon! May 26: P-town Throwdown 2019: Daddies board shop
UPCOMINGFilmed By Bike TOUR DATES: Ithica, NY – March 28 Victor, ID – May 17 Champaign-Urbana, IL – May 29 Crested Butte, CO – June 27 Dallas, TX – June 29 Detroit, MI – July 12 Missoula, MT – Sept 15 Bendigo, Australia – October 4 Akron, OH – November 3
Miles of Portraits 🌵 Apr 04 Paradise Valley, AZ 🏜 Apr 09 Tucson, AZ ☀️ May 04 Santa Fe, NM 🌅 May 11 Albuquerque, NM
Biketown implements fee for improperly locked cycles
Because we missed it: New bus route from NE to NW started March 3rd
Mail From Wayne Norman in California: Miles of Portraits
From Nation (@yar2084 on twitter): “You guys need more “Aaron and Guthrie shoot the shit” episodes! :)”
From Eamonn K.: “Just listening to your episode on Steel skatepark while driving back from Sandy when I passed (I think) Brock on Halsey. Portland is a small world.”
From Andy K.: “Finally got around to seeing “This Girl is Badass.” One of the worst movies ever made, an hour too long, and not even the funny parts came remotely close to redeeming it. If it were made later I’d call it a really bad ripoff of “Premium Rush.””
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We fold in two episodes from earlier in the feed from Tad Hara and his friends from Team Japan. In 2016 they competed in the Disaster Relief Trials alongside Team Sprocket Podcast. In 2017 they returned to host the Rice Cooker Ride in which they demonstrated simple food preparation as a practical disaster response skill using a traditional Japanese wood-fired rice cooker. And in 2018 Tad brought more friends back into the studio, which is what we start this collection with.
Keep your ears tuned for Tad’s documentary project. He and a friend returned to Portland this weekend to film subjects for a film about the bicycle lifestyle! Aaron & Guthrie made sure to connect him with many special people, many of which you may already know.
UPCOMINGFilmed By Bike TOUR DATES: Idaho Falls, ID – March 14 Arcata, CA – March 15 Rexburg, ID – March 21 Bozeman, – MT March 22 Ithica, NY – March 28 Victor, ID – May 17 Champaign-Urbana, IL – May 29 Crested Butte, CO – June 27 Dallas, TX – June 29 Detroit, MI – July 12 Missoula, MT – Sept 15 Bendigo, Australia – October 4 Akron, OH – November 3
The Miles of Portraits team will be taking the Tour de REI to the Southwest. We’ll ride our bikes almost 2,000 miles from LA to Santa Fe, NM, stopping at REIs along the way to share our story. 🌞 Mar 12 Arcadia, CA 🌊 Mar 15 Santa Monica, CA 🌵 Apr 04 Paradise Valley, AZ 🏜 Apr 09 Tucson, AZ ☀️ May 04 Santa Fe, NM 🌅 May 11 Albuquerque, NM
NEITHER NEWS OR MAIL, BUT A GOOD DISCUSSION MAYBE A tweet from @pathlesspedaled has aaron thinking about equipment, and perception “Every other day I get a comment on my poor equipment choices because nothing I’ve used has ever won the Tour (flat pedals, long sleeve shirts, wide drop bars, 650betc.,). What kind of weird activity is cycling that THAT is the most important metric?”
Here’s what our friends think happened when aaron had a donut:
-Tim Mooney: My answer comes in two parts (1) a GIF and (2) a lyric from the 1990 classic by Bel Biv Devoe. “Boy, I must waaaaarn yoooooou….” And yes, you should sing it.
-Betsy M. in OK: You guys burn up enough calories with your awesome bicycle lifestyle to be able to eat anything you want in any quantity you want. (Mama likes to see her babies eat).
-Eric Wiesz: It’s a donut! How could it not go swimmingly, especially on Mardi Gras! 📿🎉
-@thelordflores (Ben Flores): Minutes of fun. Hours of drag.
-@uncle3418 (Dan Flores): I think it went straight to your hips. 😂
-@wendyzworld (Wendy, trail snacker, dirt dawdler): Tastes great but then it feels like a brick in your belly?
-@tntmoriv (Mr. T): #glazedolfashioned Best. Donut. Ever.
-@beth.hamon.36 (you all should know Beth Hamon): I think they needed a spatula to get you off the ceiling.