E538 – Karen & Keith’s First Bike Camping Trip

Karen & Keith were interested in bicycle camping, and so they went out to try it for the first time!  We talk about what the experience was like from the perspective of someone who’s new to the idea.  Routefinding, traffic & road surfaces, tire sizes, tents, and camp stoves, and much more.  Follow Karen at @pogschampion and Keith at @eyeletsandoptions.

Thanks to Mountain Shop and their webinar series that gave Karen the idea to try it out herself!

Also, Brock & Aaron chat about mechanical difficulties and other mishaps.

Thanks to our nationally recognized “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, now open for more than 4,000 days consecutively. They have a patio outside the place and, if you’re lucky, you might be able to catch some sports with sound.  The big stick remains indoor on the ceiling.  And, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going!

we’re gonna start up our calendar section again. If you have a COVID-responsible event you’d like us to promote let us know!

-First Saturdays in PDX: Civil Unrest Ride
-Every 2nd Friday: The Boston Bike Party
-Every 2nd Sunday in PDX the Corvidae Bike Club Ride

-October 24: San Jose Bike Party Presents the Dia De Los Muertos Ride
-October 30 – November 30: Love to Ride Challenge in FL (details in mail)\
-November 6: Bikes Not Bombs 10th Annual Building Momentum Breakfast (Roxbury, MA near Boston)

From CityLab: 9 Reasons to Eliminate Jaywalking Laws Now

Jason sends in a ride for the Calendar!

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