I opened this show with a few thoughts about bike commuting! I’ve ridden a whopping 2300 miles since May, and even though it’s cold, I’m really loving the way that commuting by bike has helped me to get to know Portland on a deeper level. Here’s a fun chart from Map My Fitness:
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On this week’s episode I chat with mechanic Tara Escudero (@femmewrench) about the joys of finding bike community, being a woman in bike tech, and tubeless tire evangelism.
16:21 women in bike tech
20:00 how’d you get into wrenching
john muir trail, pct
24:30 crowdfunding ubi, brompton
29:50 pedalpolooza (shift2bikes.org) sunday parkways, wnbr, shops – velo cult, sugar wheels, community cycling center, warm showers, couch surfing, perennial cycles
34:36 toxic shocks
35:40 tour de hood houston. blackstone bicycle works
46:19 box store bikes and why you’d want to shop at a local shop
55:50 tara’s bike shed
1:01:00 the case for tubeless, as a thing
1:07:00 parting words