Ride With GPSis a fantastic tool for bicycle riders, designed by bicycle riders who code. Kevin & Zack join us to explain how their new Ride Report function can provide expert, local opinions on the rides you have wanted to take, but weren’t sure if you should. Their Ambassador program has been connecting people with information, too! We are also joined by a bottle of whiskey, a mystery bag, and a hell of a lot of laughter. Enjoy!
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.
We spent an evening setting up the new studio at StreamPDX, an audio production project that we’re happy to announce we are helping to build. You get to be the fly on the wall as we chat with superhuman tech guru Aaron Parecki and long-time studio collaborator Lillian Karabaic! Super obscure affection for the World Book Encyclopedianear the end of the recording for those who would like to geek out with us.
Superfan Aqua drops in to see how the show is made! We chat aboutAaron’s charity ride to breweries for a clean water project, Brock’s old band’s reunion show, a dustup on twitter over a misconception, and what to do about our feet now that the rainy season is on its way back.
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.
Today a remote conversation with Aubrey Anderson, the designer/developer ofRuncible, the circular “anti-smartphone.” What do you do when you’re tired of seeing people stare down blankly at a rectangle? Reinvent the darned thing. Runcible is a legacy electronic, designed to last and constructed of quality & socially responsible materials, and it’s specially calibrated to enahnce your interactions with the world around you, not distract you from it. And you can carry it on a stylish chain! Visit the IndieGoGo page for more info, or the theMonohm site.
Also: Aaron is pretty sure he’s not concussed (at least that’s what he’s saying).
Will Vanlue is back! With new tales of rain barrels and riding bikes with his son! He breaks down what’s great about low-car life in a family context, recaps his fascinating rain barrel system described in episode 236 and describes the upgrade that he recently installed! Resilience is strong with this one.
“Dear family, if you call during recording times, I will answer it and plug you into our mixing board. You’ve been warned. Love, aaron.”
Guess who called right before we rolled tape on Episode 300?
(Aaron’s brother, for those who don’t already know him from the first EXmas Special)
We engage in general FM DJ radio jackassery, promote THE BEER MONGERS at SE Division & 12th, then talk helmets and their warranties, Portland’s mayoral politics, Dan coming to Portland, riding the Columbia Gorge Express, and finally math theory and heresy and The Pet Shop Boys.