Interview: Portlan Beckman (Video)


I am kicking off an interview series called, “Everyday Bike Tourists”, where I interview everyday people who decided to get out there and bike tour. My first interview is with Portlan Beckman, a special education teacher who resides in San Diego. We crossed paths during our Pacific Coast bike tour in 2014 near Florence, Oregon. We ended up spending our entire time riding down the coast until we reached our destination in San Francisco and he kept traveling home to San Diego.

Portlan is one of those guys that can express himself in very fine detail with his intricate vocabulary. His trip down the coast was a spur of the moment event where he had little time to prepare and dived right into it without much complaints. Hear what he has to say in the video below! Portlan proves that you don’t need that much to get yourself going.

The Video


About Johnny Lam

Johnny is an avid cyclist who enjoys bicycle touring as well as anything bicycle related. Johnny has traveled the entire Pacific Coast by bike from Vancouver to the border of California and Mexico. He's also toured through-out locations in Southern California. Johnny is also a League of American Bicyclists League Certified Instructor (LCI) and also completed the Adventure Cycling Association's Leadership Training Course (LTC). He is an active member in Los Angeles bicycling community being involved in organizations like the Los Angeles County Bicycling Coalition (LACBC), C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change through Live Exchange), and Bike San Gabriel Valley (Bike SGV) by taking part in ride marshaling, pedestrian & bike counts, and other volunteering opportunities.

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