Listener & donor Wayne Norman dropped by in the midst of a smoky and hot summer evening to spend some time chatting with friend of the show & former guest Maria Schur to trade stories and ideas over some crunchy snacks and cool beverages. We talk a bit about Maria’s experiences on long gravel rides, Wayne’s plans for trail hiking in the Columbia River Gorge, and updates on Aaron, Brock & Anna’s summers. Always great to see Wayne when he comes through town!
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Cory Poole is back after far too long. Who’s Cory? You mean that guy on the FEMA website? Nah, we’re talking to Portland’s foremost skateboard transportation advocate about getting around town and what’s new in the arena of skating around town! Why hate on something that’s so much fun?
Also, Bicycle/Race, Adonia Lugo’s “…unforgettable picture of Los Angeles—and the United States—from the perspective of two wheels.” is available from Microcosm Publishing and wherever you get your books.
Adele hasn’t been on the show in a while, and that’s because she’s been working on a secret project with Brock: they have a bun in the oven! That’s right, little baby Cyrus is preparing for birth into the world as we speak, and Adele joins the show to fill us in on what it’s like to continue bicycling into pregnancy. It’s not all fun and games, but haters gonna hate, and there aren’t that many haters, really. And there is a lot of fun to be had!
Heidi Beierle is one of the people behind the website columbiagorgecarfree.com, a resource for people who would like to explore on of Oregon’s most beautiful regions by simpler transport. Bicycling and the newest incarnation of the Columbia Gorge Express bus are two ways to expand one’s reach into a beautiful adventure.
Also thanks to our drink sponsor The Beer Mongers for generously providing our libations, and our generous Patreon donorsfor underwriting our operating costs!
Aaron Brown joins us in studio to talk NoMoreFreewaysPDX, an effort he leads to impact policymakers’ decisions through groundswell activism & advocacy for the better good of our communities here in Portland, Oregon. Is a freeway expansion really a good idea? (hint: it’s not) Is congestion pricing really all that difficult or burdensome? (hint: it’s probably not) Aaron breaks it down for us.
Also thanks to our drink sponsor The Beer Mongers for generously providing our libations, and our generous Patreon donors for underwriting our operating costs!
Madeline Kovacs is the program director of Portland for Everyone a coalition of community organizations, individuals, and local businesses that support those land use policies that will help provide abundant, diverse & affordable housing options in all of Portland’s neighborhoods.
Emily & Jessica are involved in Bike Loud! The organization coordinates the concerns of their members & those of their surrounding community with direct actions that make needs evident – like blocking a lane of traffic with hay bales to emphasise the need for fewer lanes on a busy street where people have been hurt or killed. What’s the best response to adversity? Absurdity. Check in with them to get involved, or how you can spark your own activism & advocacy in your own area.
Mail Call To Action from Chris Smith: “The Central City Plan is going to City Council with a hearing on 9/7. Included in the plan is a $450M freeway expansion at Rose Quarter. I’m helping organize a coalition of folks to oppose this. The letter below will get sent to City Council on Wednesday, signed by 12-15 advocacy groups.” Testify against PDX freeway expansion!
Some helpful mechanical advice on brake adjustments from Don B
More Detroit stuff from Bill C
From Ben in HI: “Tomorrow is my day off and I am planning on only using the public bike system to get around. There will be a full report from your new field reporter in Hawaii.”
Aaron & Anna joined Team Lime for our friend Lily’s 30th birthday party, which happened to be a transit-system-based adventure scavenger hunt event all over Portland! Jesse, also a member of Team Lime, also comes into the studio so that they can all relive the adventure. From posed photos with transit operators, to karaoke on a party bus, #spy30 happened. Listen for the details!
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.