E391 – EJ & Ellie

EJ & Ellie join us in the studio to retell the fateful story of their first bike camping trip, marked by (soft) tradgedy! Actually, it all worked out pretty well in the end, and got them hooked. Do YOU have a wrench in your toolkit?

2nd Friday of Every Month Boston Bike Party
Also 2nd friday of Every Month Indianapolis Bike Party
Every 2nd Sunday of every month Corvidae Bike Club Ride
Dec. 23 – Christmas Eve Eve: Night of Barrel Aged Beers


From streesblog via EJ in PDX “apparently a car salesman doesn’t like public transit”
Surprise! Elon Musk Is Revolted By Transit
Listen to the words Musk says, and it’s clear he has a very superficial understanding of the dynamics of transportation systems. “People like individualized transport,” alright. Until they all want to go the same way at the same time in big clunky cars and get stuck in traffic. The frustration of a traffic jam is something Musk is quite familiar with, and yet he seems oblivious to the fact that his own individualized transport solutions will end in the same congestion.

From Fotune.com
Elon Musk Calls Transit Expert ‘An Idiot’ and Says Public Transport ‘Sucks’
A Boring Company spokesman sought to clarify to Wired that Musk was criticizing current public transit systems, not the concept of public transit as such. Musk’s ambition, which he’s pursuing through projects including The Boring Company, is to replace subways and buses with autonomous, individualized ‘pods’ to take riders precisely where they want to go, on demand.

From oregonlive.com via listener Wroderick “not sure if you guys saw this. A lot of my Oregon peeps are screaming about it.”
Southeast Portland Fred Meyer to close
The Fred Meyer at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Foster Road will close by Jan. 20, the grocer’s corporate parent said Wednesday, citing underperformance.
“The decision to close this location was based on long-term business performance and forecasts,” spokesman Jeffery Temple said in a written statement.


New Donor Armando Luna! Thanks!

From EJ in PDX
Hey Sprocket Podcast!
I just watched a documentary on minimalism that fits into the “simpler living” category even if doesn’t cover bikes or transit.

From Listener Jason
A Bakfiets that turns into a stroller

From Eric Iverson
Audio of what riding a swing bike is like

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