Adam Leyrer from Co-Creative Pruning is truly car-free and runs his arborist business on a fantastic bike trailer from Seattle’s Haulin’ Colin. We discuss becoming an arborist, certification, why no cars, the bike & trailer setup, hand powered tree care, partnership with a beekeeper, and Forest Park Conservancy donations.
Brock is a witness to a hit-and-run, and Aaron attends a bike move and a repair clinic (gallery below). Listeners Marcus & Beth from Chicago are in town and sit in on the taping as well as generously providing our drinks!
Chris & Heidi Hershberger-Esh took the opportunity of being young and in-between life stages to bicycle across the continent at their own pace and choosing their own course. What happens when these two Mennonites expand their commitment to bicycling to a national scale? Lots of fun and practical lessons for life, that’s what. Guest host David Heddy joins us to make the connection and help bring their great journey to the Sprocket’s studios. You can find in-depth writing about the trip atcyclicalsimplicity.com and find out how the experience ends.
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 createdPedalshift 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.
Tom Allen returns to talk a little more with us about his film Janapar and the book of the same title, both fantastic interpretations of the bicycle travel experience. We were also privileged to join him for a meetup discussion and film screening at Velo Cult and were pleased to see such a great turnout. Watch the film, read the book, and tell your friends!
Ethan donates (thanks!) and supports our nerd-out on Dune references, stating that the sci-fi equivalent of fatbikes is riding a sand worm. He also affirms Ethan Jewett’s recommendation of The Wind-Up Girl.
Marcus also donates! (Thanks!)
Robert enjoyed E134 and plans a move back to Portland with kids on bikes. He also appreciates our even-handed dialogue about conservatism and hopes to find common ground in that debate.
Ethan Jewett is one of the masterminds behind the wildly popular Disaster Relief Trials, the event demonstrating the value of cargo bikes in large-scale emergencies for transport of relief supplies and maintaining contact when other modes fail. We are excited to talk with him on the eve of the second event based in Portland this year!
Listener Dan from Portland released a dystopian novel entitled The LIghtcap and wants us to know about it!
Emily Finch is a success story of transitioning herself and her family from auto-dependent life into simpler transport thanks to the genius of the bicycle – specifically, the bakfiets. Her amazing story has been featured by BikePortland, broadcast to the masses on Ricki Lake’s television program, and also passed around Reddit. Today she shares her story with us!