E456 – New [skate park] Who Dis?

Catherine Odell – Saturday Market Artist
Ryan Hashagen – Better Block PDX, Portland Pedicabs
Cory Poole – NW Skate Coalition

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

Every 2nd and 4th Monday 10:30am from now through March at Clever Cycles: Storytime with Kidical Mass
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

Feb. 16 Slough Country Ramble
March 2: Not-So-Noisy Bike Ride
March 9 Dead Freeways Ride
March 16: Trashed: A Bicycle Exploration of Illegal Dumping Sites in Indianapolis
March 17-19th Filmed by Bike in beautiful Portland, Oregon!
March 18: Four by 3000
Also March 18: National Transit Drivers’ Day
March 28: From Dr. Something, another debut of a transit center song! Thursday 9pm at Kellys Olympian
April 2 Bikes of Wrath @ Regal Fox Tower Stadium 6:30PM – https://tickets.demand.film/event/7005
April 13th The Ladds 500
May 26: P-town Throwdown 2019

Idaho Falls, ID – March 14
Arcata, CA – March 15
Rexburg, ID – March 21
Bozeman, – MT March 22
Ithica, NY – March 28
Victor, ID – May 17
Champaign-Urbana, IL – May 29
Crested Butte, CO – June 27
Dallas, TX – June 29
Detroit, MI – July 12
Missoula, MT – Sept 15
Bendigo, Australia – October 4
Akron, OH – November 3

The Miles of Portraits team will be taking the Tour de REI to the Southwest. We’ll ride our bikes almost 2,000 miles from LA to Santa Fe, NM, stopping at REIs along the way to share our story.
🌞 Mar 12 Arcadia, CA
🌊 Mar 15 Santa Monica, CA
🌵 Apr 04 Paradise Valley, AZ
🏜 Apr 09 Tucson, AZ
☀️ May 04 Santa Fe, NM
🌅 May 11 Albuquerque, NM

From bikeportland.org: Oregon Congressman Blumenauer seeks to re-instate bike commuter tax break

From Adventure Cyclist Magazine: The Ups and Downs of Touring with Type I

From a mysterious number: “A Pocket Guide to Pavement

A tweet from @pathlesspedaled has aaron thinking about equipment, and perception
“Every other day I get a comment on my poor equipment choices because nothing I’ve used has ever won the Tour (flat pedals, long sleeve shirts, wide drop bars, 650betc.,). What kind of weird activity is cycling that THAT is the most important metric?”

Here’s what our friends think happened when aaron had a donut:
-Tim Mooney: My answer comes in two parts (1) a GIF and (2) a lyric from the 1990 classic by Bel Biv Devoe. “Boy, I must waaaaarn yoooooou….” And yes, you should sing it.
-Betsy M. in OK: You guys burn up enough calories with your awesome bicycle lifestyle to be able to eat anything you want in any quantity you want. (Mama likes to see her babies eat).
-Eric Wiesz: It’s a donut! How could it not go swimmingly, especially on Mardi Gras! 📿🎉
-@thelordflores (Ben Flores): Minutes of fun. Hours of drag.
-@uncle3418 (Dan Flores): I think it went straight to your hips. 😂
-@wendyzworld (Wendy, trail snacker, dirt dawdler): Tastes great but then it feels like a brick in your belly?
-@tntmoriv (Mr. T): #glazedolfashioned Best. Donut. Ever.
-@beth.hamon.36 (you all should know Beth Hamon): I think they needed a spatula to get you off the ceiling.

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graphic design: Marcus Norman
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Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, Dan Gebhart (who’s a time traveler), Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Derek Waggoner, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, Jimmy Diesel, dudeluna, Matthew Rooks, Marshall, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G