Nathan Jones hasn’t been on the show in a while, and that’s because he’s been busy riding 18,000 miles around the planet. This weekend he gave a presentation at Bike Gallery’s Westmoreland location about the whole trip, including passage through monastery-filled eastern Europe, assembling a bike alone at 4am in an Indian airport, viewing a piece of Skylab at a truck stop in Australia, and letting the wind blow him around for a while in America’s heartland. He also discussed Mike Hall’s legacy and how he carried Mike’s bicycle tire pump the entire way. We’re sharing audio from the entire 2 hour presentation here!
Thanks to Bike Gallery Westmoreland for hosting this event! Visit their new location at 6717 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202.
Trevor Spangle organized a new event in Lebanon, Oregon this year, the Swift Summit 200/100, one that he described as “part brevet, part gran fondo, part self-supported endurance road race.” We host a speed-dating-styled roundup of 7 participants on their experiences with the event, including hills, gravel, climbing, heat exhaustion, vomit, and, of course, successful completion. Many thanks to all of the people who came in to share their stories! This is definitely one to catch next year.
Wayne Norman is a long-time donor to our show with a road trip happening now and an incredible story of recovering from a health scare to keep on moving from Adventure To Adventure! Maria Schur is a friend who has been on our show several other times. We invited her in to describe her involvement in the Swift Summit 200/100 and how she wants to approach the event. Annalisa took a cross country bicycle tour while taking photographs & managing type 1 diabetes, and ended up staying with Guthrie who happens to be her warmshowers.org host. Check out her portrait series at 4000milesofportraits.com!
Also, Brock & Guthrie ask everyone how their eclipse experiences were.
David Barstow Robinson (known better to his friends as DBR) completed another long distance endurance bicycle race you might have heard of – 2017’s Trans-Am Bike Race, an unsupported cross-continent contest of strength and persistence you might remember from our interview with Nathan Jones or the documentary Inspired To Ride. We ask him about his experiences, statistics, strategies, and emotional ups and downs. Why’s it such a long episode? ‘Cause he rode across the country!
From Phil in AK: Eric Iverson visited Alaska and caused the bears to manifest their scat: “Aaron – you need to throw some flat bars on that Pugs of yours and get it up here so I can show you how we do on fat bikes! I’ll take you places you’d never dream of getting to on two wheels.”
Josh Liberles is the “super domestique” of Hi Fi Wheels, who offer high performance at a comparatively lower cost and do so in style. We chat about their offerings and Josh’s adventures in this episode, including a ride he took around the east end of Maui one time!
Also: Aaron won a medal & finished his move and Brock walked around the city.
We Got To Hang Out is a fairly new cycling-centric podcast that is already exploding in popularity! We met them while chatting on an episode of the KBOO Bike Show a few months back about podcasting about bicycling. Annalisa Fish & Abby Watson are enthusiastic about outdoor recreation and have had the chance to interview many notable people in the field, including Katie “Fn” Compton and John Watson of The Radavist. We Got To Hang Out is a proud member of the Wide Angle Podium network, host to many other fine shows about active outdoor recreation. You’ll want to hear their show!
Also: Brock rode a lot of miles in a chamois, and Aaron rented a car for his upcoming move.
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
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!