E395 – Aaron & Guthrie Ring In The New Year



“Catchin’ up” with Aaron & Guthrie: it’s the new year, and we take some time to reflect on the past year’s experiences, along with what the new one may hold.  Also, Aaron goes through his bag and finally prepares to mail stickers and patches to our donors!

Calendar
2nd Friday of Every Month Boston Bike Party
Also 2nd friday of Every Month Indianapolis Bike Party
Every 2nd Sunday of every month Corvidae Bike Club Ride

Jan 28: Ovarian Psycos @ Hollywood Theater (and elsewhere!)
Feb 3: Caddyshack! ride
Feb 24: Menagerie in Motion Kinetic Derby Gainsville, FL
Sept. 22: Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race Lowell, MA

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Boise, ID – February 8, 2018
Aarhus, Demark – March 3, 2018
SXSW, Austin, TX – TBD around March 9-12, 2018
Copenhagen – March 10, 2018
Albany, NY – July 22, 2018
Seattle, WA – TBD
Vancouver, WA – TBD
Arcata, CA – November, 2018
Bendigo, Australia – October, 2018

Headlines
One-minute news from twitter: a fine upstanding #yegbike citizen (Edmonton, Canada) gives a 10 minute safety lesson to an errant motorist

Mail
From Sam who is cycling the world:

“I have a three part blog series coming out about my experience, the first of which is available here if you wanted to read more. https://pedalingtheglobe.com/trip-diary-bicycle-touring-the-annapurna-circuit-part-i/

“I also just finished putting together a short video of my experience which I’m hoping shows what its like to cycle at altitude on The Annapurna Circuit (video).”

Anna comments on E394 with Joan : “i just woke up the cohost because i was listening in bed and laughing at the coffee/whole30 commentary. such good banter.”

FROM THE RANGER OF TOM! on “Woo Woo Lights”

From William in MI: Where’s the new show? Don’t disrespect Detroit!

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Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, Dan Gebhart (who’s a time traveler), Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Mr. T, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Derek Waggoner, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, Jimmy Diesel, dudeluna


E394 – Joan By Bike



Joan Petit is a librarian, engaged citizen, adoptive mother AND a bicyclist.  We chat with her about the downsides of gentrification and freeway expansion (a bad idea), and then move on tn bike lighting and its rigorous standards in Germany.  We obviously need to have her back for another episode.

Also, Guthrie & Aaron discuss the new year, and they tell the story of how Anna became a stolen bicycle retrieving superhero!

Calendar
2nd Friday of Every Month Boston Bike Party
Also 2nd friday of Every Month Indianapolis Bike Party
Every 2nd Sunday of every month Corvidae Bike Club Ride
Feb 3 (from Maria Schur): Caddyshack! A 25mi. “socially paced jaunt around local golf courses”
Feb 24: Menagerie in Motion Kinetic Derby Gainsville, FL
Sept. 22: Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race Lowell, MA

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Boise, ID – February 8, 2018
Aarhus, Demark – March 3, 2018
SXSW, Austin, TX – TBD around March 9-12, 2018
Copenhagen – March 10, 2018
Albany, NY – July 22, 2018
Seattle, WA – TBD
Vancouver, WA – TBD
Arcata, CA – November, 2018
Bendigo, Australia – October, 2018

Headlines
From bikeportland.org
Colville-Andersen: “Portland is completely overrated as a bike city”

From outsideonline.com
The Real-Life Superhero Who Beats the Cops to Bike Thieves

Mail
Via Josh G. apropos E392: “How about Minneapolis?”
SOUTHSIDE BATTLETRAIN

Omar Raul Pineda says: “Felíz navidad, amigos! Greetings from Bogotá, Colombia!”

Eric Wiesz says: “Happy New Years, Sprocketeers!”

Ethan Georgi asked to use Eric Iverson’s song as a ringtone; Eric responds “YES”

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music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
graphic design: Marcus Norman
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
phone/SMS: 503-847-9774
Twitter & instagram: @SprocketPodcast
Donate: Patreon (ongoing) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Kathy at Cycling Walking Eating Talking, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Mr. T, Harry Hugel, Ed Whitman, E.J. Finneran, Paul Culbertson, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Derek Waggoner, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Dennis O’Brien, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, Jimmy Diesel, dudeluna


E393 – Dr. Peter Furth



Dr. Peter Furth is a smart guy who thinks about how people get around, and a friend of our former guest Peter Koonce who sent us his way.  He spoke with Brock at his office a few days before Christmas in his office on the Northeastern University campus; the conversation ranged from traffic logistics to bicycling stress, and it was great to hear the passion in Peter’s voice when he talks about how things could be.

Learn more about Peter & his work here: http://www.northeastern.edu/peter.furth/

We’ll be back soon with more in-studio episodes.  Have a great new year!


E392 – Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race



Happy Holidays, all you Sprocket Podcast devotees! Or, as these socks suggest, happy Challah Days if that is appropriate to your observance.


Brock went to Boston as is his custom for the Christmas season, and while there he spoke with Michael & Bianca of the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race, an amazing feat of engineering and teamwork that sees groups compete with homemade human-powered machines through obstacles such as a river and a mud pit.  Listen to our interview conducted in the back office of a seasonal skating rink!

The Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race happens every third Saturday in September EVERY YEAR, so get your team together and your machine engineered!

Other Kinetic Sculpture Races in the world (from Wikipedia):
Humboldt County, CA: Kinetic Universe, Memorial Day & all year round
Baltimore, MD: http://www.kineticbaltimore.com/, May 2018
Port Townsend, WA: https://www.ptkineticrace.org/, October 2018
Corvallis, OR: http://www.davincidays.org/, TBA 2018
Ventura, CA: http://www.kineticrace.com/, TBA 2018
Klamath Falls, OR: http://www.klamathkinetic.org/, TBA 2018
Philadelphia, PA: http://kensingtonkineticarts.org/, TBA 2018
Cour D’Alene, ID: https://www.gizmo-cda.org/, TBA 2018?

See you back after the new year with another studio episode.  Happy New Year to you & yours!


E391 – EJ & Ellie



EJ & Ellie join us in the studio to retell the fateful story of their first bike camping trip, marked by (soft) tradgedy! Actually, it all worked out pretty well in the end, and got them hooked. Do YOU have a wrench in your toolkit?

Calendar
2nd Friday of Every Month Boston Bike Party
Also 2nd friday of Every Month Indianapolis Bike Party
Every 2nd Sunday of every month Corvidae Bike Club Ride
Dec. 23 – Christmas Eve Eve: Night of Barrel Aged Beers

Headlines

Continue reading E391 – EJ & Ellie


E390 – Kraig Pauli wins the Steens Mazama 1000



Kraig Pauli raced in and won the 2017 Steens Mazama 1000 (a 1000 mile endurance race through Oregon). He joins us in the studio to describe his journey through the event and what his tips, tricks and surprises were.  Learn more about the Steens Mazama 1000, and apply if you dare, at steensmazama1000.com

Also, the Holidays are upon us and Aaron feels conflicted.

Calendar
2nd Friday of Every Month Boston Bike Party
Also 2nd friday of Every Month Indianapolis Bike Party
Every 2nd Sunday of every month Corvidae Bike Club Ride
Dec. 12: Hanukkah begins at sunset
Dec. 15-17 BikeCraft 2017
Dec 17 Starkwood Holiday Lights Ride

Headlines
New donor! Jimmy Diesel! Thanks, Jimmy.

Bike Umbrellas are a real thing!

From cleveland.com: NOACA boosts protected bike lane projects in Cleveland with spending package\

Mail
Chris in CO sent us a video of the world’s lightest (electric) (motorcycle) bike

From the PDXPodFest – cleaner audio! we’ll be remastering and reposting the audio from last week.

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music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
graphic design: Marcus Norman
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
phone/SMS: 503-847-9774
Twitter & instagram: @SprocketPodcast
Donate: Patreon (ongoing) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Kathy at Cycling Walking Eating Talking, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Mr. T, Harry Hugel, Ed Whitman, E.J. Finneran, Paul Culbertson, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Derek Waggoner, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Dennis O’Brien, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, Jimmy Diesel


E389 – Jimmy Diesel Talkin’ Tourin’



Jimmy Diesel & his sister Mary join to chat about Jimmy’s bicycle adventure from Lake Tahoe to Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine!  He fills us in on his 104 day trip.  Tim Mooney from Pedalshift joins us as well, because, y’know, bike touring!

Calendar
2nd Friday of Every Month Boston Bike Party
Also 2nd friday of Every Month Indianapolis Bike Party
Every 2nd Sunday of every month Corvidae Bike Club Ride
Dec 9: BBQ & Booch Ride
Dec. 15-17 BikeCraft 2017
Dec 17 Starkwood Holiday Lights Ride

Headlines
From CNN Travel
Great-grandmother cycles 10,000 miles — and she’s not stopping

Mail
From Todd G in DC: A friendly FYI.  Aaron was nearly impossible to hear this week.

From P-nut Butter Jar Matt – Speaking of the indignity of riding transit, did you happen to catch this State Farm ad?
Also, I saw these in my local grocery store the other day. Overnight oats are going mainstream! But, don’t buy these, just make them at home. It’s not hard. Seriously.

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music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
graphic design: Marcus Norman
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
phone/SMS: 503-847-9774
Twitter & instagram: @SprocketPodcast
Donate: Patreon (ongoing) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Kathy at Cycling Walking Eating Talking, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Mr. T, Harry Hugel, Ed Whitman, E.J. Finneran, Paul Culbertson, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Derek Waggoner, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Dennis O’Brien, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro


E388x Live at the Portland Podcast Festival!



newly remastered version with high quality audio!

Guthrie, Aaron & Brock gave a live 20 minute presentation of the show at the first annual Portland Podcast Festival, an exciting event that brought many of Portland’s talented media creators together for a great night of fun.  We captured our 20 minute set, plus some audio backstage before and after.

Many thanks to Greg & Sarah of Funemployment Radio and Jason Lamb of Minority Retort for their hard work putting this event together.  Keep your eyes on the festival’s website for the next one!


E388 – Madeline talks YIMBYism



Madeline Kovacs is the program director of Portland for Everyone  a coalition of community organizations, individuals, and local businesses that support those land use policies that will help provide abundant, diverse & affordable housing options in all of Portland’s neighborhoods.

Calendar
2nd Friday of Every Month Boston Bike Party
Also 2nd friday of Every Month Indianapolis Bike Party
Nov 23: Dead Streets Ride
Nov 28: Winter Wonderland Bike the Lights Ride
Dec 1: Pedalshift turns 100!
Dec 2: Portland Podcast Festival (with Sprocket Podcast!!!)
Dec 2: Bike Parade 3 coloring book launch party
Dec 9: BBQ & Booch Ride
Dec. 15-17 BikeCraft 2017

Headlines
From theguardian.com via @dudeluna ‘s twitter feed
The big bike helmet debate: ‘You don’t make it safe by forcing cyclists to dress for urban warfare’

From metronews.ca via our many #yegbike friends
‘The sole reason why I am still cycling’: Newbie winter bikers praise downtown bike grid

From mobilitylab.org
Portland’s parking-policy successes will get a go now in California

Mail
None, this time around!  Send us some?

Fine Print
Produced at STREAM PDX thanks to Open Signal
music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
graphic design: Marcus Norman
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
phone/SMS: 503-847-9774
Twitter & instagram: @SprocketPodcast
Donate: Patreon (ongoing) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Kathy at Cycling Walking Eating Talking, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Mr. T, Harry Hugel, Ed Whitman, E.J. Finneran, Paul Culbertson, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Derek Waggoner, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Dennis O’Brien, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro