Monthly Archives: February 2016

E286 – Tim Mooney Joins the 5 Timers’ Club



Tim Mooney is the host of the famed Pedalshift Project and has returned to his favorite “land of sunshine and bunnies” for a visit.  We chat about his latest travels, what’s on his mind and the significance of the 40th anniversary of theACA’s TransAmerica touring route.

Brock kicked a head cold with zinc lozenges, and Aaron still needs a home, but borrowed a Prius.

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

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Public Process hearings recommended by Chris Smith (listen to E285 for details!)

Lumberjack (Brock’s band) playing The Old Gilbert Road Tavern March 4!

4/5/16 7pm humanity On wheels 3 from kick ass oregon history and trimet diariesat the Jack London bar!  Including music by Dr. Something

Some Ol’ Bullshit News
bikeportland.org: City wants taxpayers to finance $26 million hotel parking garage next to light rail

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Montana state parks adds hiker/biker sites

Sustainable Joes: how to create less waste in 2016

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Krista shares some oddly familiar copy from the WWeek Beer Guide.

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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, Andy Brunner, Dave Knows, 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, Krista, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Shelly & Troy, Kingof Division, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw


E285 – Chris Smith & Rob Sadowsky: Public Process Needs You!



Chris Smith is a tireless advocate for the public process and works for positive change in active transportation policy.  He describes himself as a citizen activistand is a member of the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission.  Rob Sadowsky is the executive director of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance.  Steph Routh is the former executive director of Oregon Walks and currently helms theWhy Isn’t Anyone Talking About This? podcast.

Important plans are being laid for the future of Portland, Oregon’s transportation options.  Chris asked to share how everyone can be involved in the process!  There are three different but closely related planning projects that affect cycling and transportation in Portland:

1: The Comprehensive Plan, at City Council now. Contains key policies (i.e., green transportation hierarchy) and the Transportation System Plan project list identifying spending priorities for the next 20 years. The next public testimony opportunity (intended to focus on amendments proposed by City Council are) :

Comprehensive Plan Hearing on Amendments
City Hall Council Chambers 1221 SW 4th Ave
Thursday, April 14 2016, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

2) Transportation System Plan (TSP)  Contains additional transportation policies and in particular, integrates the bicycle classifications from the Bicycle Master Plan into the TSP for the first time.  There are two hearings coming up at the Planning and Sustainability Commission on the TSP in March:

PSC Hearing on TSP
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, 2500 SW 4th Ave
Tuesday, March 8th (meeting as 12:30pm, agenda item time TBD)

PSC Hearing on TSP
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, 2500 SW 4th Ave
Tuesday, March 22th (meeting as 5pm, agenda item time TBD)

3) Central City Plan (CC2035)  Just to make life interesting, the street classifications (including bicycle classifications) for the Central City are not in the TSP, they’re in the Central City Plan, which is following in the process a bit (it will be the first amendment to the Comp Plan).

This plan integrates the three (we can’t count) Quadrant Plans developed over the last few years into one unified plan for the Central City. Staff has just released the discussion draft and there are a number of open houses and drop-in events coming up.

Other useful links:
Comp Plan  Map App
Comp Plan Map App Explorer (lets you layer multiple maps on top of each other):
(you’ll want to look at both the ‘Transportation Proposals’ and the ‘Reference Layers’)

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

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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, Andy Brunner, Dave Knows, 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, Krista, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Shelly & Troy, Kingof Division, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw


E284x – Dirigibles



never before heard!  vintage audio!

Jude Gerace from Sugar Wheel Works comes in to the IPRC studio and gets warmed up for the show.  Aaron asks a hard-hitting journalism question, and we talk about the alternate future of air travel.


E284 – Jude Gerace: Sugar Wheel Works



Jude Gerace is the proprietor of Sugar Wheel Works; we chat about what keeps us rolling, but first talk about bicycle storytelling event Live the Revolution, which she helped to start, and then cover wheel building and what she uses hers for.

Also: Aaron is still looking for a house, and Brock went to Eugene for the weekend.

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

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Lumberjack (Brock’s band) playing The Old Gilbert Road Tavern March 4!

4/5/16 7pm humanity On wheels 3 from kick ass oregon history and trimet diariesat the Jack London bar!  Including music by Dr. Something

surly, via Wayne: Don’t Be a ****

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Alex on twitter wonders about Aaron’s phone setup.

Rob & Eric talk about Strava & GPS art!

Wayne shares Liz Thomas’ PDX urban hike plans.

Phil in AK has good things to say about South Dakota’s Badlands and running without a phone.

Richard congratulates PDX on finally getting a bike share program.

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music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
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email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
phone/SMS: 503-847-9774
twitter: @SprocketPodcast
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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, Andy Brunner, Dave Knows, 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, Krista, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Shelly & Troy, Kingof Division, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw


E283 – Carl Larson’s Retirement



Carl Larson is the chancellor of bike fun. He’s been a tireless defender of many expressions of how bikes are the most enjoyable way to move around town, and will soon be a resident of another metropolis. We talk about his memories of good times, how he views both advocacy and activism, some interesting run-ins during the Zoobomb, and what comes next.
Here’s the Portland Police training video Carl mentioned!

Also: Brock finally figured out who he passes on his morning commute, and went camping in the rain, and Aaron did some rad climbs, and he forgot he was recording a show.

correction: his name is Ted, but he did the Mont Ventoux & Club des Cingles du Mont-Ventoux ride!

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

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4/5/16 7pm humanity On wheels 3 from kick ass oregon history and trimet diariesat the Jack London bar!

Citibike, Contribike: man rides NYC bikeshare across the continent
(we learned about it in the Article in bicycle times)
(our twitter exchange)

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Gerald has a few theories on why PDX bicycle commuters are so fast.

Tim from Pedalshift weighs in on DC river commutes.

Andy found the Unipiper’s other bike.

Shadowfoot is coming to Portland! Got a bike to lend?

Dr. Jeff reviews the show!

iTunes Review from “Fred”

JohnnyK found a pedal-powered bus.

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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, Andy Brunner, Dave Knows, 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, Krista, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Shelly & Troy, Kingof Division, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw


E282 – The Unipiper!



Brian Kidd carved out his own niche as Portland Oregon’s unicycling, bagpiping, flame-throwing kilted Darth Vader. We discuss it all!
unipiper.com
@theunipiper
facebook.com/theunipiper

Also: Brock found gravel north of the city, and Aaron has a less-than-Super Torta Experience and makes an apology.

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4/5/16 7pm humanity On wheels 3 from kick ass oregon history and trimet diariesat the Jack London bar!

Microcosm Publishing turns 20! Fabulous local punk startup celebrates the anniversary on February 12 2016, 5pm at Velo Cult, and Joe Biel gives a reading at Powell’s Books Hawthorne on February 11 2016, 7:30pm

Tom Allen introduces the Janapar Grant for young cycle tourists!

Via Pedalshift: awesome multimodal DC commute (#boatmonth)

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PBJMatt sent us a Mr. T storybook!  OMG!

Our bus episode made PBJMatt think of Kris Kross, which scared JohnnyK.

Listeners Glenn & Andre met up in Minnesota! Andre lent Glenn a bike.

Rob Felty is launching a compact multi-tool!

David Robinson shares a great interview with frame builder Burnsey.

Daniel shares a video of a dumpster diving bicycle tourist, and an article about how France is banning grocery store food waste!

Eric shares his experience in Mexico with traffic.

Wayne wants a bus to trailheads in the Columbia Gorge, and Bryan Blanc saysODOT is working on it! Survey to take!

Not sent specifically to us, but Sebastien’s strava profile is awesome.

Logan Smith shares his review on Facebook and sends us all a-blushing.

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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
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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, Andy Brunner, Dave Knows, 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, Krista, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Shelly & Troy, Kingof Division, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw


E281 – Renee T: West End Transit (or, Squatchin’ By Bus)



Renee works to make sure there is transit access to popular outdoors destinations in the Columbia River Gorge by helping to manage outreach and marketing for the West End Transit (WET) Bus in Washington State’s Skamania County!  Get to the trailhead without a car with the help of Friends of the Columbia Gorge!

Brock climbed 3200 feet and saw Peter Koonce, and Aaron stared at a “family” meeting in Mexico, and is looking for a house to move into.

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4/5/16 7pm humanity On wheels 3 from kick ass oregon history and trimet diariesat the Jack London bar!

Microcosm Publishing turns 20! Fabulous local punk startup celebrates the anniversary on February 12 2016, 5pm at Velo Cult, and Joe Biel gives a reading at Powell’s Books Hawthorne on February 11 2016, 7:30pm

From Momentum via PBJMatt: South Dakota is fighting with Missouri over the dumbest cycling laws

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Johnnyk made us a Roku: https://my.roku.com/add/TheSprocket

“Well I hope you don’t shoot me but I listen to your podcast through my TV.”

Sebastien loved Nathan’s “ripping yarn” about CA travel.  Made him think of this classic picture:

And Scott liked our f*** CA outro; was more offended that we forgot he lived there!

Eric Iverson: “I’m obviously on board for a #kingofdivision ride to Oxbow park w/@kingofdivision &@SprocketPodcast! #pedalpalooza ?”

Josh G wants a commenrtary on the Chinese bike racing movie “To the Fore”?

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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, Andy Brunner, Dave Knows, 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, Krista, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Shelly & Troy, Kingof Division, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw