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.
Steve Banfield is the man leading ReachNow out of the planning room and into the future to provide a new take on point-to-point car rentals, and it turns out it’s an approach that is not only smart, but also promises to be classy, easy, spacious, benevolent, and perhaps even someday autonomous! We chat about the fleet of BMW and Mini vehicles that will be rolling out in Portland this week, how they can help meet the transport needs of low-car lifestyles, and what it’s like to take your mom to the top of the Space Needle. “Free-floating car share” for the win!
Show favorite Tim Mooney of the Pedalshift project and its, like, 7 podcasts, rejoins us to kick off his Oregon coastal bicycle tour, and to introduce us to our new friend Michael Riscica of Coast2Coast Bike Ride, a repository of knowledge, advice, and experiences gleaned from his three cross-continental bicycle tours, including the one in which he moved across the country and only had one small box of things mailed to him at the end. Badass, right? And he has a cool robot logo.
Maria Schur & David Barstow Robinson both rode their bicycles from Portland to the other corner of the state, and up to the top of the two highest peaks in that state. They were among several other racers that completed the unsupported Steens Mazama 1000 tour through incredibly steep hills, barren wildlands, and comforting tiny towns in rural Oregon. We talk about both of their approaches to the challenge and how each of them found a way through to victory. Find Maria’s write-up of the trip here.
Also: Brock and Aaron do some driving, separately.