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
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.”
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?
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!
Listener & donor Jeremy Kitchen drops into the studio to talk about how he got into amateur radio and how it connects to bicycling in his experience! Coordination of supported bicycling, response to emergency situations, and meeting people from all over the globe are just a few uses of this versatile communication strategy.
Alexis Gabriel joins us to talk about walking, its benefits as a transportation mode, and why people might not think so right away. We chat about fun walks, good food & friends, and more!
Link: The Oregon Environmental Council’s Emerging Leaders Board
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.