Thursday, May 14, 2015

Watch us on the Big Screen!

We're excited to be a part of this year's Filmed By Bike Festival next week! Not only will they be showing an episode of The Pedal Powered Talk Show as part of their World's Best Bike Movies Program B (Friday, May 22nd, 9PM at The Hollywood Theatre), but our cyclist-in-chief Phil Ross is also featured in their fun teaser video:

Buy your tickets here and remember to scream extra loud when our episode plays!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Recap of Southern Oregon

During season 4 we ventured into Southern Oregon to explore rivers, meet cheetahs and ride miniature trains. Now we've collected all our Southern Oregon adventures in one convenient location - this blog post.

Watch us raft through class two rapids right here:

Or watch a live cheetah jump on the bike here:

Watch me ride a teeny tiny train here:

Find out how Bob dealt with 300 pounds of mystery meat here:

Learn how chickens help make wine here:

Wasn't that fun? If you want to go back in time to last season and visit Eastern Oregon with us, click here!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wine and Chickens

During our trip to Southern Oregon we met up with Dan Marca at DANCIN Vineyards. Dan started the vineyard with his wife, Cindy, a few years back. In addition to making some amazing Pinots, Cindy's became renowned in the area for her unique and delicious pizzas. You can see me posing with some of those pizzas above. I chatted with Dan about growing grapes, raising chickens and birds with super powers:

You can learn more about DANCIN Vineyards by clicking anywhere on this sentence.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The von Trapps on Kazoo!

Sometimes everything that's right in the world converges. Like when you're filming at an amazing chocolate shop and they keep presenting you with delicious treats and The von Trapps start harmonizing on kazoo and the sun comes out and then they bring out freshly baked chocolate cookies. This interview was one of those times. Sarah and Ruth at Alma Chocolate graciously invited our large crew, The von Trapps and a baby (also named Alma) to cram inside their cozy chocolate shop and take over for a weekend morning. This is what happened:

Now click on this sentence to buy The von Trapps new EP, Dancing in Gold! And this is what our bike/desk looked like after an hour of singing and kazooing and eating chocolate:

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I Ate a Dog Biscuit

Our crew member (and big Bruce Campbell fan), Todd, challenged me to the Oregon Humane Society's Biscuit Challenge. I'm not one to back away from challenges so I ate a dog biscuit:

And now I'm nominating Carrie Brownstein, Mayor Charlie Hales and Bitsie Tulloch to take the Biscuit Challenge. It's your move, famous people!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

We'll Be Back Next Week!

We're over halfway through our fourth season and we thought it was about time everyone caught their breath for a moment. So go ahead and watch any episodes you might have missed and we'll be back with a brand new episode (featuring The Von Trapps) next week!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Pedal Powered Meets Water-Powered

During our trip to Southern Oregon we met up with Bob Russell, who's not only the mayor of Eagle Point; he's also owner of the Butte Creek Mill, a water-powered flour mill that's been in operation for over 140 years. Bob's always been an avid collector and he views the mill as his most prized possessions, all the while churning out tons of amazing flour and baking mixes.

Watch our interview with Bob where we chat about rummaging through demolition sites, antique mug shots and discovering abandoned mystery meat!

And since Bob is the mayor of Eagle Point, he also offered me this card before we parted in case I got in trouble with the local authorities.

I haven't used it yet but I'm holding onto it just in case.