On Writing & Riding: Urban Adventure League

And I get interviewed by Mary of Chasing Mailboxes D.C. Thanks, Mary!

Today’s On Writing & Riding finds us spending some time with Shawn Granton, the man behind Urban Adventure League.

Many readers may be familiar with Urban Adventure League, either through Shawn’s drawings, recaps of rides around Portland, or perhaps through his passion for three-speeds and letter writing (yes, real letters!).

1. What is one sentence or phrase that summarizes your blog?

I’ll go with the tagline found in the header of the blog:

“Exploring the urban environment through fun human-powered adventures, riding bicycles, and gawking at bicycles in and around Portland, Oregon, Cascadia.”

It’s been refined a little over the years (the gawking at bicycles is a more recent addition) but the main gist stays the same.

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2. What prompted you to start your blog and why did you choose to write about bicycling?

A pretty boring answer: I “founded” the Urban Adventure League in 2004…

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