E425 – Resiliency By Bike with Mike Cobb

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!

As always, thanks to our drink sponsor The Beer Mongers & our generous Patreon donors.

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!

2nd Thursday of every month Joyful Rider’s Club in Minneapolis
2nd Friday of Every Month Boston Bike Party
Also, 2nd friday of Every Month Indianapolis Bike Party
Also, Also, 2nd Friday of Every Month East Bay Bike Party
Last friday of every month: Baltimore Bike Party
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride

August 7th National Night Out
August 11: Swift Summit NW come talk with the sprocket on assignment
August 15: E-Scoot P-town Throwdown
August 19: Portland Century
Sept 2: Tour de Lab*
Sept 8-9: Bike MS150
Sept 13: Dr. Something’s “Beaverton TC” single release party (transit themed EP in the works)
Sept. 20 Street Books Fall Celebration
Sept. 22: Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race Lowell, MA
Sept. 29: Wheels On Fire 100, Tucumcari, NM
Nov 9 & 10: Portland Podcast Festival

UPCOMING Filmed 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

OPB’s Think Out Loud gets in on the scooter talk with Cory Poole calling in

Paul L in Corvalis on aaron’s pic of donuts in a Carradice bag

Phil B in AK has joined our not-so-official Strava group

Isaac in NM sent us some audio

Mr. T in MT: I have ridden past this place outside Helena for a year or two.  It always makes me think of Aaron and his “Lionheart” kombucha.

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