E494 – Spills & Chills

photo credit: Helmuts Rudzītis

Aaron broke some bone.  Guthrie heads over to his house to tape this week’s episode!  Recorded at chateau de Aaron, so expect some room tone in the audio this week.  We all wish Aaron the best in his recovery and mending, and get into some of the dynamics of commuting in weather.

Thanks to our beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, and, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going! Beer Mongers will be open Thanksgiving, find your people!

Dec. 25th – Socksgiving ridestarts at PAZ PDX

2nd Thursday of every month Joyful Rider’s Club in Minneapolis
1st Friday of every month SF Bike Party
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
The 1st Saturday of every month Civil Unrest Ride in PDX
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride

Pittsburg, PA – November 20
Ashland, OR – Dec 4
Bendigo, Aus – Dec 4
Seattle, WA – Feb 28th
Pittsburg, PA – March 22nd


The Case for Portland-to-Vancouver High-Speed Rail

Gender Studies in Mobility

ODOT backtracks plan for EIS to take place in freeway expansion debacle
Tuesday, December 10, 4-6pm
Oregon Department of Transportation, Region 1 HQ
123 NW Flanders St 

From the blag: Re: Ep 491 (TNR & Tracklocross with Mariana & Jeremy) – “Awesome podcast! Great job Mo! #WEARETNR Episode500attnr” – TJ Baxter

Re: EP492 (How Oregon Got The Idaho Stop Law with Ray & Bjorn) 

“I’m not sure about Oregon laws but they sure are different in Texas. We have nothing in our laws about impeding speed. Basically, if the lane is larger than 14” (I think), you have to ride as far to the right as practicable (which is subjective with debris and cracks). If the lane is smaller than 14”, you can take the lane. Speed is not a factor.” – Richard Wezensky

“Impeding speed doesn’t appear to be a factor in Florida either. In Daytona Beach, the Florida Department of Transportation has installed “Bike May Use Full Lane” signs on one 6-lane arterial (Nova Rd) which has a speed limit of 50 mph. I’ve never seen anyone ride in this lane, there is an adjacent narrow sidewalk with the right-of-way for a shared-use path upgrade. It’s also a shame because I would love BMUFL signs on many of the narrow two-lane, no shoulder, 25 mph roads in the city so that people behind would chill out when I take the lane.” – Jason Aufdenberg

From J. Leko, Furniture Maker LLC: I’ve got a calendar entry for you. The last Sunday of every month is the Vintage & Classic ride in Huntsville, AL at 14:00 local. Meets at Huntsville Junior High School. No one gets dropped! 😎
Ride organizer: Jacqy Stone
Contact: jacqybike@comcast.net

From Katie Heaney
Hi fellas,
I just started listening to your podcast. I really enjoy it! I have a question though…
During your Calendar segment you always mention various Bike Parties throughout the country. Thanks for that! But why no mention of San Jose Bike Party? SJBP is the original bike party that started in October 2010. It also boasts the largest monthly ridership of the various Bike Parties by far.
If you decide to add San Jose Bike Party to your calendar, it is the 3rd Friday of the month. Website is sjbikeparty.org. 🙂

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