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A podcast about bicycling, cycling culture, bikepacking, gravel riding, bike touring and the bike industry.
 
Bicycle law and related topics to educate cyclists. California law will be the primary focus, but general legal principles will also be discussed.
 
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We interview Ron Lewis of OMTM.CC, a Portland based group mapping out awesome gravel routes in the Oregon and Washington area. We talk about what makes a good gravel ride and the growth of gravel riding. We taste High West Rendezvous Rye, a gift bourbon from Larry from Park City, UT! Show Sponsor: http://www.FilmedbyBike.org PATREON: http://www ...…
 
Our friends Martina and Jason from Swift Industries were visiting Missoula and we had to get them on the show! We taste Oban 14, talk about trailrunning, how different activities affect their design and the WTF Bike Explorer Summit. Help support original bikey content! PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/pathlesspedaled PayPal: http://www.paypal.me ...…
 
There have been a lot of gravel "innovations" from app controled suspension, short travel suspention forks, but are they necessary? We also talk about what sorts of classes we'd like to see bike shops offer and the emerging trend of smaller "big" rings and wide-range doubles. Support shenanigans: http://www.paypal.me/pathlesspedaled Supple Shir ...…
 
Trans Iowa is considered the grandfather of the modern gravel event in the US. We interview Mark Stevenson / Guitar Ted, one of the founders of TI, and talk about the early days of Trans Iowa and how it has influenced other events. We also ponder if we have reached Peak Gravel and other future trends. T This episode is proudly supported by Film ...…
 
We taste Burnside Bourbon Oregon Oaked. We have a special guest that rode from Spokane, WA to Missoula, MT to be on the show! We talk about what to keep in your survival kit and the ups and downs of being a bicycling parent. SUPPORT: http://www.paypal.me/pathlesspedaled
 
Gravel cycling is growing and gravel events are creating positive benefits to small rural areas. We interview Rebecca Rusch about why she started a gravel event, how it was initially received by the community and the many positive impacts it has brought to her home town of Ketchum, ID. Speaking of community, this episode is proudly supported by ...…
 
We lament the closing of one our favorite bike shops of all time, Velocult and what it means for other bike shops. We also wax philosophical about Phil Gaimon's Rules and #thesupplelife. This episode was made possible by FilmedByBike.org, a turnkey way to bring bike fun to your local community with bike films! Support shenanigans: http://www.pa ...…
 
Daniel Molloy from Tumbleweed Bicycles is in town to show El Silencio. He brought over a nice rye from the Bay Area and we geek out about why he started Tumbleweed, what he learned from working at Rivendell and the ups and downs of being a one man business. Support shenanigans: http://www.paypal.me/pathlesspedaled What we drank: Old Potrero…
 
Our most pointed #bikesxbourbon episode yet where we address the idea of "real" vs "fake" cyclists and also lay out the groundwork for the supple life manifesto. We also taste Stagg Jr, a surprisignly smooth and balanced bourbon for 125 proof! Support shenanigans: http://www.paypal.me/pathlesspedaled What we drank: Stagg Jr.…
 
We taste a bourbon that was aged at sea! On a boat! We also talk about a recent post from Alter Cycles about bike shops as a third space and how that means much more than just serving beer or coffee. Support shenanigans: http://www.paypal.me/pathlesspedaled What we drank: Jefferson's Ocean (Aged at Sea!)…
 
In today’s episode, we’re hearing from accomplished triathletes Julie Dunkle and Leslie Myers of the Nytro Women’s Racing Team. Composed of ten veterans in the sport, their team races all distances. They are prolific podium finishers who have gone on to qualify for world championships, a feat that is by no means easy. “The Nytro Women’s Team is ...…
 
In the previous episode of this series, we talked about marketing lawyer discount scams, sketchy group referral programs, and the importance of your lawyer’s bicycling knowledge in winning your case. Today on Bicyclist's Guide to Hiring an Injury Lawyer, we will learn about contingency fee agreements. “...You want an experienced lawyer, not a d ...…
 
SUPPORT: http://www.paypal.me/pathlesspedaled Follow Ben's trip here: https://bit.ly/2HzfEjL Ben Weaver is a musician that bikepacks to his shows. In this interview, we talk about his Music For Free tour, bikepacking the Great Divide trail on its 20th anniversary with a banjo. How does he carry stuff? Why is he doing it? Support the #PLPTalks s ...…
 
What we drank: Balcones Baby Blue, Balcones Rye What we talked about: Philosophical and technical differences between racing and riding and Dirty Kanza. Joined by special guest Ally Mabry. Support shenanigans: http://www.paypal.me/pathlesspedaled
 
Previously, we discussed objective guideposts, markers, and reasons for hiring a lawyer. In this second installment of Bicyclist's Guide to Hiring an Injury Lawyer, learn about more hiring tips, questions to ask, and pitfalls you need to watch out for to help you in your decision making. “Remember you get to make the call whether you settle or ...…
 
An often untold story of Dirty Kanza is how the event has changed the town of Emporia, Kansas and how it has been slowly embraced by the community. In this episode we interview Jim Cummins, the ride direct of DK200 and Casey Woods from Main Street Emporia to learn how DK has grown from a small group ride to an international event! Support the # ...…
 
How to find the best attorney to represent you. In this episode, we'll discuss the Bicyclist's Guide to Hiring an Injury Lawyer. Learn how to hire, the best attorneys, professional tips, and pitfalls. "This series seeks to help bicyclists hire the best attorney -- the real lawyers, the trial lawyers, the people that will fight for you that are ...…
 
Hesitant to hire a lawyer fast? In this episode, we'll discuss social media pitfalls and designing a damages strategy. "The information between you and your attorney is sacrosanct. It protects you and is worth its weight in gold." - Richard Duquette Pitfall of Sharing Your Crash In today's day and age, many post information on social media abou ...…
 
Nick Legan has literally written the book on gravel cycling. In this episode, we discuss the current gravel cycling trend, why it is popular, gravel events, and his new book "Gravel Cycling". Visit Nick Legan's website at: http://rambleur.com Support the #PLPTalks series! This series is made possible by your generous donations. http://www.paypa ...…
 
What we drank: Blade and Bow Bourbon #4 (THANKS LAURA CRAWFORD!) What we talked about: Gravel events .Philosophical differences between 650b and 27.5, Gravel Bike vs. Mountain Bike, Semantics and nomenclature. Support shenanigans: http://www.paypal.me/pathlesspedaled
 
What we drank: Rabbit Hole Bourbon (THANKS LAURA CRAWFORD!) What we talked about: The new Niner full suspension gravel bike? Speedvagen Rough Road? BikeSnob's article on the Golden Age of Cycling. Support shenanigans: http://www.paypal.me/pathlesspedaled
 
Not sure whether you should hire a bicycle injury lawyer for your case? Prospective clients often delay in hiring for various reasons. Understand why it makes dollars & sense to hire a lawyer fast! "There are a lot of reasons [for the delay], ranging from uncertainty about the merits of their case to wanting to avoid the appearance of being lit ...…
 
Jay Ritchey has been in the bicycle industry a long time from helping his dad Tom Ritchey build bikes, to working at Rivendell Bicycle Works. Beyond bicycles, Jay is also a filmmaker working on commercial projects as well as his own endeavors. In this interview, we talk about the behind the scenes of filming El Silencio, his latest film with Da ...…
 
Tobie DePauw is a bike industry veteran. In this interview, he gives his insights on the future of bike shops, building a bike community from scratch and storytelling with routes. This episode is also supported by Ramble Ride, a unique semi-supported bikepacking experience. Learn more here: http://www.ramblerides.com Support the #PLPTalks serie ...…
 
What to look for in an attorney? How to measure his competence? This is the first in a series of episodes that focus on California Legal Ethics. "An attorney must competently perform legal services." - Richard Duquette What Is a Competent Attorney You can hear from a lot of attorneys in the industry. Unfortunately, not all of them are competent ...…
 
Randi Jo Fabrications is a small bicycle bag and cap company with a surprisingly large reach in the bike industry. We talk with Randi Smith about what it's like have a business based out of the small town of Elkton, Oregon but have products sold nationally and internationally. This episode is also supported by Ramble Ride, a unique semi-support ...…
 
Golden Saddle Cyclery in Los Angeles is a small shop with big reach. We interview Kyle B. Kelley, shop owner and Radavist contributor, about what it takes for a bike shop to survive these days, bike shops he looks up to, the fat tire road bike trend, his favorite bourbons and portrait photography. This episode is also supported by Ramble Ride, ...…
 
Valuing the Loss of a Bicycling Lifestyle Pt.2. is a continuation of part 1 where we discussed economic and non-economic damages. Today we focus on the non-economic damages such as your loss of bicycling enjoyment and how to value those. Involving the Jurors As famous trial lawyer Moe Levine says, “We should look at the whole person. How were t ...…
 
Richard Duquette’s job is to get his clients’ money. Money is justice. When you’re injured, you lose more than personal property, hospital bills and time off work. There is a value assigned to a loss of a bicyclists lifestyle. Richard helps you determine Valuing the Loss of a Bicycling Lifestyle in two episodes. Economic Damages Economic damage ...…
 
Jan Heine, publisher of Bicycle Quarterly and founder of Compass Bicycles has been an evangelist for performance bikes with wider tire clearances. The bike industry has finally caught up with him. In this interview we talk about the origins of Bicycle Quarterly, the idea of "planing" and what's in store for the future fo BQ and Compass Bicycles ...…
 
What's it like to tour across the US if you're not a white male? How do you find and create a diverse cycling culture? We talk with Molly Sugar, co-founder of Friends On Bikes, about race, diversity and inclusion in bicycle touring and bicycling culture. Support the #PLPTalks series! This series is made possible by your generous donations. http ...…
 
Gabe, route designer of the Oregon Outback and Oregon Timber Trail, tells us what he thinks makes an iconic ride. We also get a behind the scenes look at the Oregon Timber Trail, a cross state bikepacking route connecting hundreds of miles of singletrack in Oregon. What is it like to have a route with a committee, working with land owners and h ...…
 
How and why did Erick start the Bicycle Nomad brand? Why is it important for bike shops to create a community? Why are people of color so under represented in bikepacking media? In this fun and insightful conversation with Erick Cedeno of Bicycle Nomad Cafe we dig a little deeper into his origin story and what his mission is with his brand Bicy ...…
 
The Great Divide bikepacking route is turning 20 this year. It has inspired many to tour, race and open businesses along the route. One of those persons is Cricket Butler. She learned about the route when she turned 40 and it has forever changed her life. She no longer races it, but supports and welcomes traveling cyclists all over the world at ...…
 
We taste bourbon and talk about the most interesting bikes at this years NAHBS, as well as the new releases from Surly and All-City at Frostbike. We also talk about a recent artcile on Bikepacking.com comparing panniers and a bikepacking setup and how it left out a few things. Russ also denies he is @bicyclepubes, but you should follow him anyway.…
 
Gravel grinding with a gourmet meal at the end of each day? Sign us up! We interview Zander Ault of The Cyclist's Menu, a company that is redefining the bike road camp model with mixed terrain riding and food made from locally sourced farmers and ranchers. This episode is made possibly by viewers and listeners like you and is also supported by ...…
 
In this episode of PLPTalks we interview Eric Parsons of Revelate Designs, one of the originators of modern bikepacking bags! We talk about the early days of bikepacking, how his business has grown over the years and what it is like to pioneer lots of things we take for granted now! This episode is supported by Art of Survival Century Ride: htt ...…
 
This episode is made possible by the Art of Survival Century Ride (http://www.survivalcentury.com) and listeners like you. Learn how you can support the series at (http://www.pathlesspedaled.com/subscribe-monthly/) In this episode of PLPTalks we interview Lael Wilcox! We talk about what she thinks about on long rides, how she prepares for epic ...…
 
In this episode of PLPTalks we interview Walter Skrzypek, from Falls Creek Outfitters, the man behind so many of the bicycle patches you see on Instagram. How did he start? Why are bike patches so popular? What are the latest patch trends? This episode is made possible by Art of Survival Century Ride: www.survivalcentury.com Support the #PLPTal ...…
 
A blast from the past. When we first set off almost a decade ago we wanted to make audio slide shows. We only made a few. I distinctly remember making this in a cheap motel in far west Texas. We had nothing to eat but a tin of olives and vienna sausages. To channel the hunger, I worked on making videos. This is one of those moments that you exp ...…
 
In this interview we talk with Jalet and Pat, the owners of Spoke'n Hostel in Mitchell, OR. Mitchell is a town of 125 people along the ACA TransAm route. Find out whay they started it, how it has changed the town's perception of cyclists and the delicate balance between bikepacking and rural spaces. Support the podcast at: http://www.pathlesspe ...…
 
In this interview we talk with Matt, the man behind Crust bikes about what it is like to start a bike company from scratch making unique touring and bikepacking bikes. We hear about the ups and downs of essentially being a one person bike brand! Support the channel! This podcast is listener supported, find out how at our website: http://www.pat ...…
 
In this interview we talk with Bobby Wintle of District Bicycles in Stillwater, OK. In addition to operating a bike shop with his wife Crystal, they also run the Landrun 100 a popular midwest gravel event. We talk about the growth of midwest gravel, the evolution of gravel events, bikepacking and the need for bike shops to become community part ...…
 
In this interview we talk with Whitney Ford-Terry about land art and bikepacking, WTF Bike Explorers Summit, are bike brands responsible for promoting Leave No Trace and whether or not social media is ruining bicycle travel. This podcast is listener supported. Find out how you can keep the episodes coming at :www.pathlesspedaled.com/subscribe-m ...…
 
In this video we interview one of cycling's most interesting personas, Benedict, aka UltraRomance. What are his cycling origins? How does one become a professional bike tourist? Does he consider himself a bike tourist or a bikepacker? How does one keep one's hair so shiny and vibrant? This podcast is listener supported. Find out how you can kee ...…
 
In this next installment of #PLPTalks, I interview one of our favorite people in the bike industry, Martina Brimmer, co-founder of Swift Industries! Swift Industries is a small bicycle soft goods maker based in Seattle, Washington that focuses on bicycle touring, bike camping and randonneuring bags. We talk about what it has been like to grow t ...…
 
In this next installment of #PLPTalks, I interview Nam Arya (@goodolenam on Insta), about how she got into touring, being a Blackburn Ranger and race and gender in the bike industry! It's a good one! This podcast is listener supported. Donate to the show and keep it going at our website: http://bit.ly/2rOITHv…
 
In this installment of #PLPTalks, I talk with Jay Petervary about his career as an endurance athlete, but also what it takes to do this full time. We talk about some of the new events and clinics he is hosting. He also gives us some advice about training for Dirty Kanza 200. This podcast is listener supported! To donate to keep the show going v ...…
 
Sarah J Swallow is a well respected bike traveler. We talk about how she creates routes, riding Dirty Kanza, the downsides of living the dream and the WTF Bike Explorer summit she is helping to organize. Keep up with Sarah on www.sarahjswallow.com and @sarahjswallow on Instagram. This podcast is listener supported. Visit our website to support ...…
 
In this first episode of PLPTalks, I interview Kurt Refsnider a former Tour Divide winner, geologist and founder of BikepackingRoots.org. We talk about his bikepacking and geology class in Prescott College, route development, founding BikepackingRoots.org and some future trends in bikepacking. This podcast and interview series is listener suppo ...…
 
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