E023 – Adam & Jodie Rust: Car-Free With Kids

Adam & Jodie Rust are Portlanders who have been getting around with their two daughters primarily by bicycle for the past several years; they share some of their experiences with us on this week’s episode.

We discuss: burning stuff on Easter, tell us your stories, trouble finding the headlines sounder, bus to Tillamook, first timers vs. speed racers, Freudian slip and the clean episode, giving up the car, the cool two people on one bike trick, the evolution into bicycling, avoiding assumptions about needing a car, tricky times with newborns, it’s not a pain getting groceries, Mercy talks about hills and trailers, Chariot Cougar trailer, makeshift studio equipment, camping trip to Vernonia, surprises along the ride, “parenting win,” cars or bikes?, “crisis” moments when a car would be nice, pretending to watch a movie, flat tires are no fun, Adam is a bicycle realtor, but sometimes meets clients with a ZipCar, NE Portland is bikey and Williams Ave. is busy, Holland has a Facebook page, renting your house out (another fellow has written about this as well), bicycling tour this summer to Crater Lake, surround yourself with encouragers, Cambridge family writes blog Carfree With Kids, Cambridge’s Broadway Bicycle School

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BikePortland: Bunny On A Bike – ride photos

Brock bought Brandon a Mike’s Harder Blueberry Lemonade(8%), drank a Pabst Blue Ribbon himself, Adam drank the Guinness Extra Stout, and Jodie enjoyed Trader Joe’s coffee with a teaspoon of sugar.

Skamania County, Washington’s own Traffic And Weather present “Disappear” from their unreleased demo collection.

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