On this episode of The Joyride, I meet up with Aqua Dublavee for a long-awaited coffee outside. On this super conversational episode, we talk about the magnetic pull of Portland Oregon, talk about tips for finding your tribe, I confess about passive aggressive responses to road rage, and we do LOTS of day dreaming about bike camping.
This show is a little different folks – it’s the first time I’ve recorded face to face as well as outside with all of the elements you might expect to hear in an urban park. You’ll get some ambiance like birds and the sound of camp stoves, as well as some guy yelling in the background, and there’s a fairly loud fountain nearby! I tried to clean it up to have our voices stand out as strongly as possible, but I apologize in advance if it’s hard for anyone to hear. First time, ya know?
Here are a list of links to stuff discussed in this episode in no particular order:
WomenBike by StreetTrust (formerly known as the BTA)
Friends on Bikes – the Women of Color social ride in Portland hosted by a new group called Friends on Bikes. The ride is intended to break down barriers and claim space for Women/trans/femme/non-binary people of color in this overwhelmingly pasty-white biketown. Check out this fantastic write up in the Portland Mercury here. Check out their FB group here, and follow up on Twitter and Instagram.
Dude, this was rad. Big thanks to Aqua for hanging out and sharing the bike love with us! Connect with her on the Instagram or on Twitter.
Friends, you know I believe in the transformative power of the bike, in our personal lives, our communities, and the world at large. I would be super grateful if you’d leave a rating or review in iTunes, Stitcher, or via whatever method you listen. It helps more gals find the show, and I believe the more stories we share, the more women who ride, we make this world – both our internal and external worlds – better with every revolution. Ratings and reviews help with that, but nothing is better than a personal referral, it’d be rad if you would share the show with even just one woman who you think might dig it.
Remember, life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
Keep moving forward and until next time I hope you enjoy the ride.