September 2, 2009
KBOO Bike Show: Bicycle-based Vendors
Listen to the show (mp3, 27.0MB)
Bicycle-based vendors are making their mark on Portland's street culture and business landscape. Elly and Sara host a discussion with local two- and three-wheeled shopkeepers. Can you fit an entire convenience store onto a bike? What does it feel like to pedal a coffee shop over the Hawthorne Bridge? How is the city permit office handling these new kinds of mobile businesses?
September 2, 2009 1:29 PM
Is the espresso machine pedal-powered? Either while-you-brew, or via a battery which is charged by the bike's drivetrain?
For some reason, I'm now having visions of the bike-powered haircutting machine Dick van Dyke takes to the funfair in the opening act of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang...
September 2, 2009 7:40 PM
great show Elly and Sara! as I listen to the segment about the bar rush hours that pedicab serves, I'm visited by a fond memory of showing around some friends who were visiting from Montana. As I waited on NW 5th in front of Someday Lounge, waiting for them to meet up with me, I recall watching a pedicab cruise by, and at the perfect moment, one of the very intoxicated and totally ecstatic passengers suddenly bellowing: "WE'RE FROM IDAHO!".....well, now....a shoutout like that could only get a nod of respect from me...
September 10, 2009 9:03 AM
Does anyone know the contact information for Roth on the show that talked about building a bike food cart? I am interested in a cart like that, but lack the engineering skills to build it.
September 18, 2009 5:01 PM
Guerrilla Giving Says:
Just came across your show recently. It's a great encouragment and feeds the soul. As does your beautiful city. I visited PDX for the first time this summer. Loved, loved the bike culture and the overwhelming options of local micro-brew. And, of course, Powells. Bikes, beer, books--what a great thing you've got going there. Looking forward to taking the Amtrak from Vancouver, BC, again very soon.