Rob Sadowsky worked in Portland bicycle advocacy for a long time; long enough to have some questions about how life works in this town. We talk about change, will & apathy, the new bike tax (of course), nonprofits & government, and what it’s like to be be unemployed/underemployed. Questions can find answers!
Also: Brockhad some adventures around town and Guthrie made unexpected bicycle world connections at a potluck.
Bryce & Bean are relatively new transplants to Portland, but they’re probably taking the summer temperatures better than we are. Living in Tucson, Arizona gave them plenty of experience in beating the heat and riding bikes in it. Bryce works for Velo Cult as one of their shop staff after having a “come to bicycles” moment, and Bean spent a lot of time in a bakery with the cool bike kids of the Southwest. We talk about life there and here, and what’s next for the two of them.
Also: Brock did the WNBR, and Aaron did not, no buts about it. Aaron built 2 bikes in one day.
Emee Pumaregaloves beer, pizza, burritos, bikes and clothes! We chat about her affections for each in this episode, and find out a bit about her participation in the Portland bike fun scene! Check her Instagram at instagram.com/ejpevents
Also: donor Andre Johnson is in town! We chat about his Oregon ramblings. Brock sat in the woods while his wife ran a marathon, and Aaron got out The Kid (his fatbike) to dust off and ride.
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?
Brock & Aaron spent some time traveling! Brock went to New Mexico and didn’t ride a bike. Aaron went to Hawaii and rode a bike! We talk about the trips and some thoughts on bicycling in Hawaii (and abroad in general), and the relative merits of standby travel.
Megan Ramey had a vision to simplify the good trip. Why fret over car rentals, unfamiliar expressways with angry drivers, and spend half of your time dreading the drives to come when you could explore cities the way they are best experienced – by bike? She and her family have been living the dream for some time, guiding others into relaxing, human-scaled city tours with their travel guides, and getting there in style on Amtrak. We get the skinny on Bikabout.
Cory Poole returns to talk about what it’s like to travel with a skateboard in a new city, whether that’s his recent trip to San Diego or your upcoming trip to Portland. How does it work as you try to find your way around? What should you know before you go? We also chat a bit about skating with a young child in the city and what the law requires of us.
Also: Aaron and Anna “lived the revolution” and Aaron received a lot of hugs. Brock rented a car2go for a long trip when another option fell through.
Superfan Aqua rejoins us after a brief bout of good weather and tells us about the real Oregon experience. What’s it like to ride in winter weather on two coasts? Also, is it OK to walk through a grocery store in your stretchy bikey clothes?