Monthly Archives: June 2015

E244b Free Boxes, Dumpsters, and OKCupid



Clips of Lisa and Aaron. We remark on the dying art of dumpstering with the hanging question of “why can’t we take this trash home?” Aaron invents a reverse haunted house. Lisa admits to online dating.


E244 Nathan Jones Keep Ridin Yr Bike



@afterpalooza and so much more!

Nathan Jones of Ride Yr Bike joins us again! This time we talk about the Afterpalooza movement of bike fun in PDX, and we get him to commit to riding in the Portland Disaster Relief Trials.

Sorry this was a short one. Mr. Jones had to get on his way to lead a ride. Afterpalooza!!

Thanks to our beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, and, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going!

today’s drink:

DON VANUCHI THE KILLER

Barley Browns

9.20% | Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

headlines

from BBC World News via bikeportland.org: Nepal’s national mountain bike team turn rescuers

 

from bikeportland.org: ‘Scenic Bikeways’ now available on the coast and southern Oregon

Mail

From Brian Benson of The River Signal

 

From Josh G. in Portland

Tom P. comments on E240b

Tim Mooney of Pedalshift comments on E243

 

The Professor (E240) passes some sage advice to former “student” Johnny K

Matt P from St. Loius gives us a twiiter-shoutout

@shootfilmridesteel mentions E243 Bike Battles

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Logan Smith, JohnnyK, 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, Scott McAllister Morgan, Chris Gonzalez, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, John Blood, Alison Wiley, Andy Brunner, Dave Knows, Lars V., Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Gabriel Trainer, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Drew the Welder, Anna Olsen, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Krista Skucas, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson


E243b – Dittus Summer 2015 Tour part1



“Off to a really good, butt-kicking start.” -Adele Dittus

In this episode, we learn that cycletouring solo as a woman brings out the niceness in naturally nice people and creepy in the creepers. Brock runs into (not over) a little girl on a trail and soothes her with a ClifBar. Brock accidentally plots the covered elevation to the moon. California camp hosts have been great to our intrepid two.

Brock on sleeping in the luggage rack on Amtrak “If I’d used a pillow, it’d been perfect.”

Special thanks to Andy Brunner and Megan for their kindness in Sacramento.


E243 James Longhurst BIKE BATTLES



Americans have been riding bikes for more than a century now. So why are most American cities still so ill-prepared to handle cyclists? James Longhurst, a historian and avid cyclist, tackles that question by tracing the contentious debates between American bike riders, motorists, and pedestrians over the shared road.

Bike Battles explores the different ways that Americans have thought about the bicycle through popular songs, merit badge pamphlets, advertising, films, newspapers and sitcoms. Those associations shaped the actions of government and the courts when they intervened in bike policy through lawsuits, traffic control, road building, taxation, rationing, import tariffs, safety education and bike lanes from the 1870s to the 1970s.

note: our computer AND backup recorder stopped in the middle of our news section. So if you find yourself wondering “did I miss something?” The answer is yes.

Also: Will Vanlue joins to bring his perspective, aaron rides the solstice, and Lisa is back in PDX!

Thanks to our beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, and, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going!

Headlines

from bicycling.com via Doug Robertson(sustaining donor): Introducing the McBike – McDonald’s New Bike-friendly Takeout Container

from thehill.com: Scott Brown takes up bicycle repair

from theguardian.com: People power: the secret to Montreal’s success as a bike-friendly city

from momentummag.com: Unifying Bike Advocacy: National Brotherhood of Cyclists Conference

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music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
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email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
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Brock Dittus/The Sprocket Podcast
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Portland OR 97202
Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, JohnnyK, 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, Scott McAllister Morgan, Chris Gonzalez, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, John Blood, Alison Wiley, Andy Brunner, Dave Knows, Lars V., Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Gabriel Trainer, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Drew the Welder, Anna Olsen, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Krista Skucas, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson


E242b Pedalpalooza Talk



From E242, some talk about our Pedalpalooza experience so far.

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Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, JohnnyK, 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, Scott McAllister Morgan, Chris Gonzalez, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, John Blood, Alison Wiley, Andy Brunner, Dave Knows, Lars V., Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Gabriel Trainer, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Drew the Welder, Anna Olsen, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Krista Skucas, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson


E242 Tim and Austin of Holy Spokes



Happy tuesday folks! This week we have Tim and Austin formerly from Rolling Wrench (we’ll clear that up in the audio). We talk about his mobile repair shop and the transition into Holy Spokes, which I mix up all through the episode. Chris Gonzalez from Chico comes back to hang with us because he had a lot of questions about mobile repairs. Guthrie Straw from Pedal Dream also joins us as a substitute cohost and fills us in a little with what’s been going on in his life.

Dammit! Forgot to get pictures.

Thanks to our beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, who will be having the Sour Beer Festival this weekend June 19 & 20. Sour Beers on all taps Friday starting at 3:30pm with U.S. Breweries, and continuing Saturday, all day, with Imports.

As always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going!

Headlines:

from bikeportland.org

Enough is enough: Another death must spur real action

State seems ‘very receptive’ to a raised bike lane on outer Powell, advocates say

from velonews.com Legally Speaking with Bob Mionske: Do cyclists pay their fair share? (read the whole article and you’ll notice a familiar PDX name)

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email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
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Brock Dittus/The Sprocket Podcast
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1001 SE Division St
Portland OR 97202
Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, JohnnyK, 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, Scott McAllister Morgan, Chris Gonzalez, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, John Blood, Alison Wiley, Andy Brunner, Dave Knows, Lars V., Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Gabriel Trainer, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Drew the Welder, Anna Olsen, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Krista Skucas, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson


E241 – THE BEER MONGERS



We pack more people into the studio than ever to celebrate our beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers!  Sean Campbell is the owner of the shop and talks running their unique establishment, Terry Campbell is his brother who likes bikes, rides cyclocross races for the BMCC team, and Sam Jackson rode up the slopes of Mt. Rainier with Terry.

Terry also mentions Goran Kropp.

Thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going!  Especially Chris Gonzales, who’s in the studio today!

Also: Brock led Bikes + Music Ride #2 & went bike camping, and Aaron went on the Guthrie Ride.

Pedalpalooza Highlights 6/16-6/22 (our pick of each day)

Mail
JohnnyK says life is too short not to be special!

Tim Mooney sends in some #mymonument pictures.  Yeegh.

Jon sends a highwheeler on a Prius’ bike rack.

Marcus in the UK explains what a “pig’s ear” is.

Glenn from Marrowstone Island fills us in on WWII submarine planes.

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music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
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mail things to: Brock Dittus/The Sprocket Podcast, ℅ IPRC, 1001 SE Division St, Portland OR 97202

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, JohnnyK, 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, Scott McAllister Morgan, Chris Gonzalez, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, John Blood, Alison Wiley, Andy Brunner, Dave Knows, Lars V., Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Gabriel Trainer, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Drew the Welder, Anna Olsen, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Krista Skucas, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson


E240c – Krista’s First Day of Pedalpalooza



A fun ride leads to a hot night during Portland’s bicycle fun festival; or, how to avert disaster with scissors. Bonus audio from our interview session with author Peter Rice featuring guest cohosts Eric Iverson & Krista Skucas.


E240b – Peter Rice: Spandex Optional Bicycle Touring



Peter Rice wrote the book on how to get out there on your bike without a bunch of expensive equipment.  That means he’s right down our alley on philosophical matters of travel: do what you want to with what you already have!  We talk about his new release together with Eric Iverson & Krista Scukas, whom you may be familiar with already.  Find the author at PeterBRice.com for all your simpler touring needs.

Find the book Spandex Optional Bicycle Touring here!

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music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
phone/SMS: 503-847-9774
twitter: @SprocketPodcast
mail things to:
Brock Dittus/The Sprocket Podcast
℅ IPRC
1001 SE Division St
Portland OR 97202

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, JohnnyK, 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, Scott McAllister Morgan, Chris Gonzalez, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, John Blood, Alison Wiley, Andy Brunner, Dave Knows, Lars V., Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Gabriel Trainer, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Drew the Welder, Anna Olsen, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Krista Skucas, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson


E240 – The Professor Comes To Portland!



The Professor has it made! He works for a brewery and got a summer free to have adventures! He explains his travel plans, his take on the first 6 hours in Portland, Oregon, and life in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Thanks to our beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, and, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going!

Also:  Brock made a bonfire in some aluminum foil & Aaron is twelve years old at the washington monument.

Pedalpalooza Highlights 6/9-6/16 (our pick of each day)

Headlines
BikePortland: Rider in Gladstone fatality graduated from Reed College last week

Found by Anna: a new website http://nearlykilled.me/

Mail
Krista & Coffee Kelley both know about the cool tallbike dude that did the Oregon Outback! Krista wants an “OO misfits” ride

Tim Mooney & Adam Rust share the Tall Bike tourist news clipping about Sean Gleason from 2011

Also Tim’s Pedalshift podcast has a new tour journal companion podcast feed!

Justin in Sacramento invited Brock on a mountain bike ride! He’s going.

Eric shares the Bike Mic! audio solutions for riding and listening.

Paul clarifies: The Corvallis bike club is the Mid-Valley Bicycle Club –http://mvbc.com

Logan shares the impending opening of Rivelo, a shop featuring Rivendell bikes & bags, etc! Dream come true? YES.

Andre sent mail to Ayleen and will likely be renting her Airbnb room!

Cory frowns on skitching! But come to Skate Critical Mass.

Jeremy doesn’t skate commute, but is curious about touring:

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music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
phone/SMS: 503-847-9774
twitter: @SprocketPodcast
mail things to:
Brock Dittus/The Sprocket Podcast
℅ IPRC
1001 SE Division St
Portland OR 97202

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, JohnnyK, 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, Scott McAllister Morgan, Chris Gonzalez, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, John Blood, Alison Wiley, Andy Brunner, Dave Knows, Lars V., Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Gabriel Trainer, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Drew the Welder, Anna Olsen, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Krista Skucas, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson