Aaron & Guthrie take a week off; that studio is hot anyways! In the meantime, we present three different interviews from 2015 on the great subject of bicycle touring that fell off the feed recently. Enjoy, and don’t forget to send us your touring stories as well!
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Eric Ivy wanted a way to get his bike fun in before he had to leave the country for work for awhile. So he attempted to bike to each hiker/biker camp at a state park within a reasonable ride from Portland. What adventures ensued? Listen in to find out!
Evan & Stephanie rode their bikes around the San Juan Islands in Washington state to spend some tie together before they move to Europe. They learned a bit about the Pig War. Oh, yeah, and they got engaged. Follow Evan on Instagram at @ekluff
Aaron & Guthrie are taking a much needed holiday this weekend, and while they are away we bring you Guthrie’s first appearance on the podcast from 2014! New in-studio show next week.
Guthrie Straw grew up in Oregon and leads bicycle tours with Cycle Portland Bike Tours when he’s not enjoying longer bicycle tours of his own. After he and Brock met during the Filmed By Bike jury screenings, they decided to record a show together, which also led to some interesting discussion about Ketchikan, Alaska and outdoor leadership dynamics.
Also: fossil fuel divestment (OPB & Alison Wiley), former co-host Brandon’s new business Rolling Oasis(now defunct), pedestrian assumptions & motorized vehicle proliferation.
Emily & Greg could have spent Valentine’s Day anywhere, but they chose to spend it with us playing a bicycle touring themed board game! The Open Road is a fantastically good time, and we’re including the entire gameplay in this week’s episode because it was just that much fun. Guthrie’s love for bananas and Aaron’s whole 30 obsession both make appearances, along with much more.
From Dancing Moose Cycle Adv. Supplies: A cool wee snippet guys! Loving your podcasts all the way down here in Rotorua New Zealand!
From the Pedalshift Project: Look at you guys rockin the slo mo!
From Joyce Wilson: A surreal experience if, like me, you don’t get the sound of the video but instead the mysterious Christian radio station which always seems to be playing at very low volume on my computer (I only notice it when I’m trying to get sound from something I can’t get sound from and turn the volume way up). (Joyce W. also enjoyed our interview with the Sprockettes: And this is why I didn’t snooze you even though you mentioned whole30.)
Andrew Shaw-Kitch and Patty Otero drop into the studio and explain how they plan to bicycle from California to New York during the winter. Is this tempting of fate, or a fabulous adventure in the making? It sounds like a lot of fun since we don’t usually get to talk about bicycle touring that much in the winter ourselves.
UPCOMINGFilmed By Bike TOUR DATES: CALL FOR ENTRIES! Submit your film by January 20 to be part of the collection Boise, ID – January 18 Los Angeles, CA – January 27 Hood River, OR – February 12 Arcata, CA – March 15 Bendigo, Australia – October 4
Speaking of Tour Dates, Miles of Portraits are touring REIs on the East Coast, we already missed a bunch, but here’s what’s upcoming:
Jan 24 Washington, D.C.
Jan 29 New York, NY
Jan 31 Paramus, NJ
this episode is a rebroadcast of our friend Tim Mooney’s first appearance on the show in 2013!
Hope you enjoy – next week we will bring you another seasonal classic.
Aaron & Guthrie return to the studio in the new year.
Tim Mooney is working on a concept we like: how can you have a “grown-up job” and still pursue bicycle travel? While he hasn’t found the magic solution yet, he created Pedalshift to begin the conversation among those of us who are interested. We also discuss Portland’s changes over time, the World Domination Summit, and Tim’s bicycle tour down the West Coast.
Joe “The Metal Cowboy” Kurmaskie has a new book coming out: Lightning In A Saddle, an incredible true story of Evelyn Hamilton. BikePortland refers to it as “the untold, unbelievable but true story of cycling’s female Jackie Robinson meets Saving Private Ryan.” We check in with Joe for his 5th visit to our show and get the scoop.
Darius is working with a new way to share your things, and keep them too! Omni started as a storage option for people’s extra stuff, but now is also working to find people who want to rent the objects you think are cool, but don’t use all the time; they’re described as “an on-demand access company for things you don’t use every day, but can’t live without” That margarita mixer & those snowboarding pants just sit unused most of the time, why not put them to work earning money for you and making someone else’s life more interesting, while retaining access whenever you need them? “Rent what you want now, store what you’ll want later.” Omni just launched in Portland; Darius breaks it down for us.
Also, Aaron celebrates an anniversary & Brock rents a car. After the regular segments Brock laments the end of his regular cohosting duties & they both bag on Dave Matthews.