For part of our 300th episode gala, how could we possibly avoid sharing the many stories and perspectives of one Heinz Stücke, especially when he came to Portland?
Heinz is promoting his new book, Home Is Elsewhere, as he cycles across America. He’s been everywhere, man, and has some wisdom to share on nearly every aspect of living on the road. He’s been sponsored by Brompton, everyone’s favorite folding bicycle company, since 2009, who has helped bring his book to the presses and on to the public!
Thanks to Clever Cycles in Portland, Oregon for hosting this informal session. Like we said, he’s been everywhere, so this Q&A lasts for almost two hours. Our recording got the whole room so it’s a little echo-y. But it’s all good stuff! We hope you enjoy hearing from this legendary icon of bicycle touring.
Well, this is it. We made it to 300 episodes, and, rather than go big with a live event like we have for previous milestone episodes, we decided to go small and dive into our own internal process on bicycling, the simpler life, and our relationship with you, the listener. Brock & Aaron do a little intro banter, and then both of us recorded monologues that we hope are enlightening, encouraging, and express our grateful attitude toward your repeat visits to our little show every week.
Thanks so much for listening! We wouldn’t be here without you.
also: Brock hiked in central Oregon and tried to help a phoneless guy, and Aaron saw lifetime bicycle tourist Heinz Stucke. Look for audio from his appearance atClever Cycles in our feed soon!
Meg Keys from the KBOO Bike Show, and, you know, Portland. As well as New York, Chicago, and other towns. We chat bicycling and culture in hip cities, and how she thinks about change, redevelopment and gentrification. We also got a bike touring story out of her!
David would have loved to have been able to find his Kona that was stolen back in June. BikeIndex.org is the solution!
Tim Mooney from Pedashift.net shares a transit nerdery timetable for getting back to PDX after a southbound coastal tour:
Brookings to North Bend (Curry County transit)7:20am – 10:35am
Ride North Bend to Honeyman SP. Camp overnight.
Finish off Honeyman to Yachats (70miles total from Brookings)
Yachats-Newport (Lincoln County transit) 7am-7:50am
Ride 25 miles to Lincoln City
Lincoln City-Tillamook (THE WAVE) 10:36am – 11:52am
Tillamook-PDX (THE WAVE)12:55pm-3:10pm
Carl Larson is the chancellor of bike fun. He’s been a tireless defender of many expressions of how bikes are the most enjoyable way to move around town, and will soon be a resident of another metropolis. We talk about his memories of good times, how he views both advocacy and activism, some interesting run-ins during the Zoobomb, and what comes next.
Here’s the Portland Police training video Carl mentioned!
Also: Brock finally figured out who he passes on his morning commute, and went camping in the rain, and Aaron did some rad climbs, and he forgot he was recording a show.
Joe Biel has been running Microcosm Publishing, an independent book and ‘zine publishing organization, for twenty years in many locations and iterations, starting with a milk crate he took to music venues that hosted punk shows. Now he has released his memoir, Good Trouble, about his experience building that history and how it was influenced by his adult diagnosis with Asperger’s Syndrome. We’re glad he’s kept at it, and joined him at his house to chat about his perspective on the world through the lens of simpler living!