E206 – Timo & Esther: Sweet Bike Love

2014-10-27 20.47.15Timo & Esther are established figures in the Portland transportation scene, Timo as a part of the Portland Bureau of Transportation & Esther with Sunday Parkways events. We chat with them about how bicycling (and breakfast on the bridges) brought them together, a bikey wedding near Silverton, OR, and a honeymoon of epic proportions through southern Europe!

Our musings on bicycle music brought these mentions: Johnnyrandom’s “Bespoken”, Frank Zappa, and the Portland Bike Ensemble.

Also: Brock rides through the hardest rain of the season to check out the new Type 5 MAX light rail cars, meets listener John from Maine; Aaron is off drugs! He also ran into Greg and Sarah from Funemployment Radio, who are having a live show soon.  The Transportastic studio opener was awesome.

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Zoe is our newest monthly supporter (and also a vocal one)! Thanks!  JohnnyK has been donating forever and somehow never made it into the credits.  Bad, Brock, bad!

Chris in Chico climbs 3000 feet at Lassen Volcanic National Park’s car free day, and Meets His Maker at a Paul Components event.

Dan Christensen shares this photo of a man’s recumbent bike/inflatable raft combo! The website Adventures of Greg is a human powered adventure log!bikeraftDan in MN looks pretty damn awesome in his raingear.DanMNraingear

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Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, JohnnyK, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Roger Grigsby, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Orange & Purple, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Jim Goodin, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Scott McAllister Morgan, Chris Gonzalez, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna

This is us climbing over the hilly border from the Costa Brava to the Côte Vermeille on our Bromptons. The sign warned of “vent violent” (strong wind) with a picture of the windsock.

This was the view behind us; The town of Cerbére on the Côte Vermeille with bonus 16th century graveyard on the way down.

E205 – Transportastic Studio Opening Party Podcast LIVE

transportasticSo now that we at Open Roads Broadcasting have a network of shows being produced around themes of bicycling, transport, and simpler living, we decided to throw a party at the Independent Publishing Resource Center to show off our new digs.  We recorded audio postcards (short interviews which you’ll hear included in future shows soon), posed in a photo booth that turns you into a crosswalk signal, played urban growth boundary twister, and recorded a live podcast for the crowd using hot-swappable show hosts!

Open Roads Broadcasting website coming soon!

E204 – Anna Olsen & Justin Miles: We’re New Here

Anna Olsen used to be a podcast listener from Oklahoma. Now, she’s a guest!  I guess she’ll never have to listen again.  We’re glad to welcome her to Portland after an education at United Bicycle Institute where she learned to be a bicycle mechanic.  Her coworker Justin Miles joins us as well.

Also: Drew lends the rain cape! Brock gives it a first go; the Transportastic studio opener is on 10/25 6:30pm at IPRC! Aaron’s still on drugs, and does a very frugal thing followed by a rather infrugal thing.

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Chris in Chico sends a link to a creative Latvian demonstration of how much traffic cycling can reduce.

Chris is also a new monthly donor! So is Dan G.!

Kurt, whom Brock met in Copperfield on the OR/ID border, sends in pictures of his full suspension mountain bike.

JohnnyK is freaked out by clowns, maybe because of scooby doo’s ghost clown episode.

Ethan G asks how to best tell meddling, uninvited advisors to your bicycling style to “piss off.”

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Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Orange & Purple, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Jim Goodin, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Scott McAllister Morgan, Chris Gonzalez, Dan Gebhart

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E203 – Olive & Dingo: Clowning Around

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Dingo Dizmal & Olive Rootbeer are professional clowns in Portland and make entertainment and fun a lifestyle.  From days of yore to the present day, their distinctive style & bikes make them local icons and loved legends in bikey circles.  We chat about their cafe shows, clowning & its phobia, tallbikes and their occasional misappropriation, and how activism dovetails into everyday lifestyle habits. So much good stuff! I couldn’t edit it down. Settle in folks, it’s a long one.

Also: Brock gets hailed by a listener downtown, and Aaron gets a new patch on his jacket; the Transportastic studio opener is on 10/25 6:30pm at IPRC!

note: still ironing out the wrinkles of our new machine and the audio cuts to left-channel only in the last 10-15 minutes.

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Listener Drew offers us a rain cape trial before hearing last week’s episode.

Listener John (who builds cargo bikes) from the other coast is coming to Portland west.

Eric in Vancouver asks: does this count as a bicycle? Yes, yes it does.

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Logan Smith, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Orange & Purple, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Jim Goodin, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Scott McAllister Morgancropped-newbanner2

E202 – Aaron Hand & Raggy: Bike Polo

apparently neither host is excited to be in a photograph; extra points for our guests!

apparently neither host is excited to be in a photograph; extra points for our guests!

Aaron Hand & Raggy are bike polo enthusiasts in Portland whom we connected with through listener James.  They break down bike polo into its basics to help us understand how the game works, how it differs from traditional polo, how much fun it is, and how to get involved! Check out 3-2-1 Polo and League of Bike Polo.

Also: Aaron takes some drugs and trips balls, and Brock & Adele take some people bicycle camping in Cascade Locks.

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new Patreon donor: Scott McAllister Morgan

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Gerald on riding in the rain.

Doug in TX on “escort services.”

Dan in MN tells us what he’s been up to.

Tim Mooney sends us a story about riding your bike to a marathon.

dudeluna twitters a picture of that rack we were wondering about from Breadwinner Cycles’ instathingummy:

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music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:

Logan Smith, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Orange & Purple, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Jim Goodin, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Scott McAllister Morgan321polo34p