Aaron and Joan chat with Cassie Wilson, a climate justice and disability activist, about the service and transportation challenges of living in a rural area, the freedoms and frustrations of having a driver’s license, the high costs of owning a car, and how we’re managing our climate grief and anxiety.
Cohost Guthrie Straw took a very responsible, very intense and very isolated bicycle tour across Oregon last summer in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. How do you stay separated from others, avoid stores, and carry all your food while riding across the state? We talk about this. And a LOT about food.
Also, as always, thanks to our nationally recognized “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers on SE12th and Division, now open for more than 4,000 days consecutively. They have a patio outside the place and, if you’re lucky, you might be able to catch some sports with sound. The big stick remains indoor on the ceiling. And, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going!
EVENTS Free bike education every 4th Wednesday with Courtney Williams at 6pm Eastern, NYC Bike Mayor, via Zoom – find out more on Instagram at @thebrownbikegirl
Last week was the Thanksgiving holiday and the guys took a week out of the studio. Until the next new show, we’re sharing this piece about gastrointestinal troubles and bicycle commutes featuring Aaron & producer Brock from 2014. Some of you may have heard about Aaron’s recent injury (he’s OK!) – don’t worry, we’ll fill you in with the next show. Thank you for listening!
Brock gets into a predicament and can’t make it into the studio. This is an explanation of the predicament. What happens when you can’t find a bathroom? And are there any lessons to be learned from such an experience?
note: those sensitive to conversation about bodily functions may wish to bypass this episode, as it contains many references to such.
If you care about public access to restrooms, you may wish to visit phlush.org
This week, Mike Cobb tells us about his departure from an ordinary bike mechanic’s life into a quest to design and outfit a bike that can respond to crisis situations. How do you mount a windmill to a bike? And why? Well, when the grid goes down, you know who to call. Mike details his outrageous cycle tour through the American southwest and what he terms “radical disassembly” to make a cargo bike fit into a prescribed box for shipping. Among other things!
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.
Hey, did you know that our friends at Path Less Pedaled have a podcast? Check it out!
UPCOMINGFilmed By Bike TOUR DATES: (note: many changes and additions) Snoqualmie, WA – August 24 & 25 Eugene, OR – August 31 Chicago, IL – September 14 Hood River, OR – October 30 Akron, OH – November 4 Arcata, CA – November 15 Bendigo, Australia – November 30 Phoenix, AZ – November 30 Boise, ID – January 18
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We spoke again with Tad and some students, Yass, Kaide, & Kodi from University in Tsukuba. You might remember them from Disaster Relief Trials 2016! We talk about the Kamado, a wood fired rice cooker, international cycling standards compared, and how they think about responding in an emergency.
Also thanks to our drink sponsor The Beer Mongers for generously providing our libations, and our generous Patreon donors for underwriting our operating costs!
Mail New Members of our (un)Official Strava Club: John O. “Brompton rider dodging buses and Ubers ” Hello from rainy San Francisco Dereck Waggoner: “Saying hi from Topeka Kansas!” Christa A:“Hi from Springfield,MO! I’m relatively new to cycling and am training for the MS150 in September here in the Ozarks. Love listening to podcast and I’ve learned some good stuff.”