E340 – Ashley & Daniel Go To Cuba



Ashley & Daniel have been on the show before, and that’s when we learned they were planning a bike tour to Cuba.  Now that they’ve gone there and returned, we ask all the crucial questions about base camp in Havana, headwinds, pollution & climbing, buying internet, camping in the humid air, and what you do when you run out of money.  Read the ORbike article here!

Also: Brock took a weekend bike trip to camp in a yurt, and Ross went to the 2017 Chariot Wars.

Thanks to our generous sponsor The Beer Mongers and our Patreon donors that keep us going!

Calendar – Be A Part of It!
February 25: Open Signal, Portland Community Media Open House
February 26: Chilly Hilly ride in Seattle
February 27: Menagerie In Motion Kinetic Derby, Gainesville FL
March 11: The Dalles Mountain 60!
March 23: The Timber Trail launch party
April 15: 10am, Ladd’s 500
May 5: Filmed By Bike
June 11: Dads on Vacation
June 14: Bicycle Chrissmus
July 7: The Steens Mazama 1000

Headlines
Tyesha from Open Signal on OPB’s Think Out Loud!

Who-Sent-Whom

Mail
Thomas sends EXTRA donations and asks us to buy good beer.  Thanks!

STREAM PDX sends us a thank-you note which we pass on to you, our donors!

Kirk: Hey @SprocketPodcast
Do hip Portlanders use this umbrella technique as seen all over Japan?

Tim from Pedalshift went car-free!

Fine Print
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: @SprocketPodcast

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, Orange & Purple, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Jim Goodin, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Chris Gonzalez, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Krista, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Branden Shelby, 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


E339 – Cory Skates in Other Cities



Cory Poole returns to talk about what it’s like to travel with a skateboard in a new city, whether that’s his recent trip to San Diego or your upcoming trip to Portland.  How does it work as you try to find your way around?  What should you know before you go?  We also chat a bit about skating with a young child in the city and what the law requires of us.

Also: Aaron and Anna “lived the revolution” and Aaron received a lot of hugs. Brock rented a car2go for a long trip when another option fell through.

Thanks to our generous sponsor The Beer Mongers and our Patreon donors that keep us going!

Calendar – Be A Part of It!
February 25: Open Signal, Portland Community Media Open House
February 26: Chilly Hilly ride in Seattle
February 27: Menagerie In Motion Kinetic Derby, Gainesville FL
March 11: The Dalles Mountain 60!
March 23: The Timber Trail launch party
April 15: 10am, Ladd’s 500
May 5: Filmed By Bike
June 11: Dads on Vacation
June 14: Bicycle Chrissmus
July 7: The Steens Mazama 1000

Headlines
The Washington Post via Chris R.: ‘Every second counts.’ Cities turn to cyclists to save lives

Inside Science: Driving Fee Rolls Back Asthma Attacks in Stockholm

Who-Sent-Whom
Pedalshift: 2     Sprocket: 0     Bicycle Times: 1

Mail
Alexis replies to Johns comment on E331

Mac Nurse David joins Team Sincerity for Ladds 500

Harry H. has pixies recommendations for Brock

Josh G is safety-conscious while expanding his mind, and found a disaster TV show that starts with a bicycle scene.

Russell P has been listening since E005 and is the son of a lorry driver (who are required to bike for greater empathy).

Sebastien Poole has listened to all episodes! “…hooked me way back when Retroshift was on. Later, I went back to the archives and gobbled up the rest.”  And: “Devo themed rides do happen”

From listener Jay: “Screw victim blaming from non cyclists and cyclists alike.”

Keith is a new listener. Welcome to the fold Keith!

Lastly, our senior bear-pelt correspondent gives us the what is the what.

Fine Print
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: @SprocketPodcast

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, Orange & Purple, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Jim Goodin, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Chris Gonzalez, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Krista, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Branden Shelby, 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


E338x big game/pixies/satanist in apple store/PC-ness



in this pre-show warmup, we talk a little about the big game, that one song everyone knows by The Pixies, Brock’s observations on a local satanist celebrity in the Apple Store, and a deconstruction of “PC culture.”


E338 – Aqua Survives An Oregon Winter



Superfan Aqua rejoins us after a brief bout of good weather and tells us about the real Oregon experience.  What’s it like to ride in winter weather on two coasts?  Also, is it OK to walk through a grocery store in your stretchy bikey clothes?

Also: it was the Big Game.  To me, those balls are perfect. (thanks Funemployment Radio)

Thanks to our generous sponsor The Beer Mongers and our Patreon donors that keep us going!

Calendar – Be A Part of It!
February 10: Live the Revolution: Bike Love Stories
February 11: Friends of Gateway Green work party (RSVP)
February 12: Bike Tour Cuba – Photos and Info
February 25: Open Signal, Portland Community Media Open House
February 26: Chilly Hilly ride in Seattle
February 27: Menagerie In Motion Kinetic Derby, Gainesville FL
March 11: The Dalles Mountain 60!
March 23: The Timber Trail launch party
April 15: 10am, Ladd’s 500
May 5: Filmed By Bike
June 11: Dads on Vacation
June 14: Bicycle Chrissmus
July 7: The Steens Mazama 1000

Headlines
From Sleepbus.co: a sneak peek!

From bikeportland.org: A bicycle rider has died in a collision with a box truck driver in North Portland

Mail
From listener Bill C via facebook: “I’ve reached maximum complication and just want to ride my bike!”

From Thomas Skay-Doe: deep cuts, Pedalshift, and pronunciations

From Colin at thepodcasthost.com: kind words

From Harry H: “After a crap day like today @SprocketPodcast always puts a smile on my face.”

Fine Print
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: @SprocketPodcast

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, Orange & Purple, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Jim Goodin, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Chris Gonzalez, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Krista, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Branden Shelby, 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


E337 – PJ makes some noise



PJ is a bike fun favorite of ours.  We chat about how to build an amazing sound system for your bike (that thumps).  We also discuss how to actively work for improvement in the city you live in, including after a traffic fatality, and gain the attention needed to spur your local officials towards action.

Also: Brock rides to the edge of the end of the world.

Calendar
January 28: Collabofest @ Base Camp Brewing + SheJumpsPDX & Oregon Timber Trail
February 1-4: PDX WinterLight Festival
February 11: Friends of Gateway Green work party (RSVP)
February 25: Open Signal, Portland Community Media Open House
February 26: Chilly Hilly ride in Seattle
February 27: Menagerie In Motion Kinetic Derby, Gainesville FL
March 11: The Dalles Mountain 60!
April 15: 10am, Ladd’s 500
June 14: Bicycle Chrissmus

Headlines
BikePortland: I helped sweep bike lanes this weekend (and it felt great)

Mail
Paula Funatake has a new website: http://www.funatakecyclecraft.com

Sean throws some shade about biking to a Bainbridge Island wedding.

And speaking of throwing shade… Nathan spreads the good word.

From senior math correspondent Harry Hugel: Aaron’s zip tie snow trip cost him $27.72 .11 a zip tie, 64×2 one way, 128×2 round trip. -4 unbroken 252 zip ties used.

From senior winter camping correspondant Doug Robertson: get the gear. And Weekend Report: First camping trip of 2017.

Jay Ting Walker poses a question we can’t quite answer.  But here’s Puddlecycle’s FB page!

Fine Print
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: @SprocketPodcast

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, Orange & Purple, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Jim Goodin, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Chris Gonzalez, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Krista, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Branden Shelby, 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


E336b – Collabofest!



Our friend Ross Putnam from Base Camp Brewing helped to put a street party together in front of his brewery.  Collabofest 2017 featured 16 local breweries working together to experiment and innovate; we went to taste some collaboratively created beers, meet some people, and enjoy the crisp winter day with friends!

We spoke with people from:
She Jumps
Base Camp Brewing Co.
Laurelwood Brewing
Ex Novo Brewing Co.
Culmination Brewing
Ecliptic Brewing
Ted Beer at The Slammer Tavern
Happy Mountain Kombucha
Oregon Timber Trail


E336 – Puddlecycle 2016-17!



Today we have Tom McTighe and Tom Howe of Puddlecycle in studio to detail what it’s like to lead people through a wet or cold season of bike fun. Also, Paula Funatake of Funatake Cycle Craft was this year’s guest host winner at Cranksgiving 2016 and steps in to ask a few questions of the Puddcycle crew.

Also: Brock & Aaron discuss cold weather camping and choking on tapioca pearls, amongst other things.

Thanks to our generous sponsor The Beer Mongers and our Patreon donors that keep us going!

Calendar
January 28: Collabofest @ Base Camp Brewing + SheJumpsPDX & Oregon Timber Trail
February 11: Friends of Gateway Green work party (RSVP)
February 26: Chilly Hilly ride in Seattle
February 27: Menagerie In Motion Kinetic Derby, Gainesville FL
March 11: The Dalles Mountain 60!
June 14: Bicycle Chrissmus

HEADLINES
We’re moving (servers)!
Our website is still the same: thesprocketpodcast.com

There’s a new transit/travel app out there: https://www.letskedaddle.com/

From the Washington Post via Tim Mooney: Is biking stressing you out? Here’s how planners are trying to make things better.

Mail
E261a comment: Marty says “Stihl is pronounced ” steel””
J.P. adds the internet’s difference of opinion
Ross says “​STIHL IZ RIHL!​”

Phoebe comments on E335 – Guthrie is a good guy!

Superfan Acqua talks about YakTrax

Fine Print
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: @SprocketPodcast

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, Orange & Purple, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Jim Goodin, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Chris Gonzalez, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Krista, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Branden Shelby, 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