BikePortland Podcast: What are you thankful for?
For this concise vacation week episode, I attempted something brand-new: On-the-bike meetings with arbitrary individuals pedaling around the roads of Rose city. I ordered my recorder as well as mic, gotten on my reliable Tern HSD e-bike, as well as rode up together with total unfamiliar people to ask one concern: What concerning cycling in Rose city are you appreciative for? Practically everyone required as well as grinned as well as mored than happy to conversation. I talked with individuals of any ages as well as dimensions as well as riding designs.
I have actually obtained rather negative from my job over the years, so it was wonderful to go out from my lobbyist as well as online Twitter bubbles to speak with individuals in reality. Possibly it was even if both days I did the meetings the sunlight was out as well as it was definitely remarkable cycling weather condition– yet there was no negative thoughts to be listened to. And also there was lots of appreciation. It advised me of the crucial duty cycling plays in a lot of individuals’s lives as well as exactly how the modest bike has to do with a lot greater than simply receiving from A-to-B.
All the meetings were videotaped while cycling on either N Willamette Blvd, NE Ainsworth, on the Eastbank Esplanade, or in Waterside Park.
I’m delighted for exactly how my configuration functioned as well as I aspire to do even more on-the-bike meetings. If you have an inquiry you desire me to ask individuals in a future episode, please simply contact us. Mentioning which, please ensure to price as well as examine our podcast as well as inform your close friends concerning it. It’s offered anywhere you pay attention, as well as remember you can constantly simply ask your clever audio speaker to “Play the current episode of the BikePortland Podcast”.
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Our motif songs is by Kevin Hartnell.
Many thanks for paying attention! And also if I really did not capture you out on the roads, do not hesitate to share your appreciation declaration in the remarks.
Jonathan Maus is BikePortland’s editor, author as well as creator. Call him at @jonathan_maus on Twitter or by means of e-mail at [email protected] or phone at 503-706-8804 (messages okay).