E429 – Rebroadcast: Jeff Everett & The FBC, Y’all

This content was originally published in November 2014, and it’s so much fun we’re bringing it back! Expect more new studio shows next week!  Happy Labor Day, y’all.

Jeff Everett (the Jeff Everett) is a relatively new Portland resident, but he’s been coordinating bike fun for years.  We talk about his early life in the southern US states, the bicycling scene in St. Louis, Missouri, and his move to Spokane, Washington where he established the long-running FBC, a series of rides at night leading from bar to bar, and through some shenanigans.  Jeff also fearlessly disassembled our sound board before the show to fix an issue, like a champ.

Check out the great short form documentary about Spokane’s FBC, Keep It Simple, on Vimeo.

Also: Brock & Team Sincerity do Cranksgiving, and Aaron goes to see Cold Specks.


BBC, from From Anna in PDX: The psychology of why cyclists enrage car drivers

From Clever Cycles: Who says poetry doesn’t pay?


JohnnyK sends us instructions for using a protractor to determine how steep that hill you’re climbing is.  “add a small level to toptube then hang a short string with a small weight at the end from toptube card for degree.” (conversation on Twitter)

Anna sends us a link to Cycling Without Age.

Ben sends in a record-playing bicycle.

Chris in Arcata sends us a video about a bike trip full of left turns.
[reminds us of what Tom Allen likes about touring]

Phil in AK on why he’s not vegan, but appreciates our considerations on clothing.

The Stickman tells us that Phoenix gets its bike share going ahead of Portland. Starts November 25th care of gridbikes.com

Glenn in YEG did Coffee Outside!

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