Ashley & Daniel have been on the show before, and that’s when we learned they were planning a bike tour to Cuba. Now that they’ve gone there and returned, we ask all the crucial questions about base camp in Havana, headwinds, pollution & climbing, buying internet, camping in the humid air, and what you do when you run out of money. Read the ORbike article here!
Also: Brock took a weekend bike trip to camp in a yurt, and Ross went to the 2017 Chariot Wars.
Our friend Ross Putnam from Base Camp Brewing helped to put a street party together in front of his brewery. Collabofest 2017 featured 16 local breweries working together to experiment and innovate; we went to taste some collaboratively created beers, meet some people, and enjoy the crisp winter day with friends!
Brock & Aaron get together to recap 2016’s best moments! We recall our top 5 events or adventures (Brock’s in order, Aaron’s nonsequential), and chat about Aaron’s holiday brunch and Brock’s brewery hike in Boston & radio appearance on WMBR’s Bike Talk.
Ben Flores and his fiancee Sande are in town, and we chat about their visit! Ben is the Beverage Director at 12th Ave Grill in Honolulu, so we ask him about “mixology” and carving ice. He’s also working on a collaboration with House Spirits Distillery from here in Portland! Sande rode the bus a lot, so we ask about island transit. Then we talk about longboarding. And there’s a whole lot of laughter, which we’ve come to expect from the Flores brand!
Kyle Heddy likes going outdoors, but don’t call him an adventurer. He likes cyclocross but don’t call him a racer. What do you call it when people just do cool things? We chat about it all and hear some kickass stories of outdoorsmanship and the crucible of experience that friends can go through. Treading Light Photography
Aaron Green is an experienced tourist-by-bike who wrote the memoir We Were Like Sons.Jada Green married a celebrity and got to bring her dream of bicycle touring the west coast to life! This fall the magnanimous couple rode from Portland, Oregon to San Diego, California. We chat with them about early mechanicals, transit use in San Simeon, amazing food experiences, meeting other tourists, and chatting with a disgruntled driver, among other things!
We spent an evening setting up the new studio at StreamPDX, an audio production project that we’re happy to announce we are helping to build. You get to be the fly on the wall as we chat with superhuman tech guru Aaron Parecki and long-time studio collaborator Lillian Karabaic! Super obscure affection for the World Book Encyclopedianear the end of the recording for those who would like to geek out with us.
We spend four hours at The Beer Mongers (at SE Division & 12th!) for the season launch party of the Beer Mongers Cyclocross Team! This noisy recording contains Brock & Aaron asking members of the team questions about their cross racing experience, as well as a 40th birthday party’s celebrants, Adele’s take on the summer hiking adventure, and Brock & Aaron commenting on obscure things.
Thanks to listener Patrick who dropped by to meet us!
And a huge thanks to chief rabble rouser and team organizer Terry Campbell!