Brad Wade is a cross-country bicycle tourist from Newfoundland, and he is unique in his physiology: his heart is located in a different part of his body than most people’s, and only has one functional lung. That hasn’t stopped him from adventuring! We chat with him near the end of his trip about his experiences, health, food access, and (of course) his gear. Aaron Green, author of We Were Like Sons and founder of The Regrainery, joined us in this conversation.
Lizzy took a huge bike tour over 6 months covering all 48 contiguous states, with a pet rat, Beefy, in tow, and ate a vegan diet the whole time. She tells us some tales from the road. Did we mention she’s a friend of Superfan Aqua? Check out her adventures from multiple tours at withinbikingdistance.com
Reid Lustig is an all-around game-for-anything kind of guy, which has lead him to such adventures as the half fictional drama, half travelogue music podcast The River Signal as well as long-distance bicycle tours, a season living south of the border, and his newest venture in mobile bicycle repair, SprocketFly. How can you pass up the opportunity to chat with someone this interesting?
Brock met Ryan LaBarre at Velo Cult and they got to talking about bicycling and camping. Ryan and Val Brown of The Om Cycle experimented with camping by bike in Santa Cruz, San Francisco & Napa Valley before moving to Portland and camping at Ainsworth State Park. We talk about the experiences, what they learned, and what they want to do next!
Also: Brock & Adele ride the Steens Mountain area, and Aaron asks a question about road use.
Brock & Aaron participated in The Ladd’s 500, arguably the stupidest bike event of the spring season. And that’s why it’s so great! Five hundred laps around a ⅕ mile circle, mostly by relay teams but also by a few individuals. What happened? All the stories, here.
Justin Patti is an acquaintance from Colorado who recently moved to Portland! He’s a friend of former show guest The Professor, a bicycle enthusiast who once helped staff KRFC’s Bikes and Beer radio show, and he recently took a low-structure trip to have bicycling adventures in southern California.
Harry Dalgaard & Gabriel Amadeus present the first public announcement, explanation, and question/answer session of the Oregon Timber Trail, a new public route allowing people to cross the state of Oregon from south to north (or vice versa, weather conditions depending) by mountain bike or a number of other methods. We were there and caught it on tape! Thanks to Base Camp Brewing for hosting the event, filling its walls with perhaps more beards and cycling caps than ever!
What kind of dudes? Eric Iverson regales us with tales of a 24 hour bicycle relay in Minneapolis, and Ross Putnam illustrates how great a trip to pick up fresh hops for Base Camp Brewing by cargo bike can be! Trust us, these guys are super cool.
Soren Impey & Dan Gebhart are involved with Bike Loud PDX and drop in to explain why streets don’t have to be dangerous to work, and what their organization is doing to catch the attention of Oregon’s legislators. They’re riding from Portland to Salem to make their voices heard!
Also: Aaron washes a hat, and Brock stops carrying everything plus the kitchen sink.