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I opened this show with a few thoughts about the wintry weather we’ve had here in Portland over the past week. Last Tuesday we got clobbered with a foot of snow and a city that screeched to a halt. But, as the first flakes fell, I had no idea what we were in store for. I took a snap to show you my experience. Check it out here.
In the week since then, I mostly worked from home but then braved public transit (with a ride to and from the Max station here and there) and today, finally, the snow has melted and I was able to get on the bike after 8-ish days. I have so much gratitude for public transportation, but I do not enjoy paying to go slower than I can on bike. That said, I do think it’s excellent. I definitely had a miracle moment or two making dubious one minute connections. C’est la vie!
>>Do you have wintry bike rides? Tag me up on the Instagram on your wintry bike pictures.<<<
On this episode I chat with the Cyclist Lawyer Megan Hottman (@cyclist_lawyer) about getting competitive, her first bikepacking trip, and the one thing she wishes cyclists knew about the law.
Here are links to some of the topics discussed in this show:
5:00 Colorado livin’
all the bikes!
14:30 what she wishes everyone would know about bikes and the law
18:00 origins! Check out this little puddin!
19:33 how did Megan find cycling in college?
21:00 Megan’s bike stable 2 road, 2 cx, 2 mtb, fat bike, commuter, tt, track (10)
29:00 Megan’s advice for getting competitive
32:00 Power Tap
– train with power – a watt is a watt, and the data don’t lie!
matters for commuters!
37:00 how to find the right team for you
39:50 solo or group ride preference?
47:00 advice for new riders
Big thanks to Megan for hanging out and talking bikes with us! Here’s her law practice
and be sure to follow her on Instagram
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