I had the pleasure of meeting the man behind the independent film project Janapar, Tom Allen and his brother Ben Allen on a sunny day near the waterfront in downtown Portland, Oregon. We discussed his travels, the upcoming film release, and his current journey through the US Pacific coast with his brother. Adele Dittus makes an appearance as a second interviewer towards the end of the episode after disappointingly long lines made donut acquisition impossible.
Watch the trailer and follow the film’s release at janapar.com!
d’Arcy Lunn of the Global Poverty Project and the Live Below the Line challenge attempted a bicycle tour through the Pacific Northwest while living on the astounding figure of $1.50 USD per day. At the end of this trip he dropped into our studio to chat about his experience and his ongoing work to bring awareness around poverty issues worldwide.
Erstwhile pinch-hitter co-host David Heddy introduces his friend and bicycle advocate in Waco, Texas, Ian Moore, proprietor of Bicycles Outbackand lifelong bicycle enthusiast. We discuss off road bicycle access in urban areas, Ian’s bicycling background, Portland’s commuting scene, Portland Strava routes, playing nice with traffic, “brand representation,” bridging the gap between bicycling sub-cultures, and Brock’s propensity for snark and need for “soul rehab.”
Lane Kagay is the man behind CETMAcargo & CETMAracks out of Eugene, Oregon. We spoke with him on the phone about his company and its history, Eugene as a cycling town, bike messenger experience and touring with a cargo bike.
Listener Darren Sinn connected with me a few months ago as he was beginning his tour through Europe by bicycle. We spoke about: traveling New Zealand, meeting people, staying over in London, the tour plan, Willy Weir and the bicycle as a passport to adventure, bankrolling a year-long tour, diversions while traveling like photography and beer, the iPhone bucket amplifier, the Surly Long Haul Trucker and its facility for BMX parks, touring gear, problem stories, and Darren’s immutable law of bicycle touring.
Tour de Clack is coming, led by our friend and former guest Matt Picio! Tour de Clack is an inaugural bike ride in rural Clackamas County on July 7 2012. It’s free, and to draw attention to water quality projects done by the ride’s sponsor, the Clackamas River Basin Council (CRBC).