Category Archives: Adventure

E345 – Megan Ramey from Bikabout



 

Megan Ramey had a vision to simplify the good trip.  Why fret over car rentals, unfamiliar expressways with angry drivers, and spend half of your time dreading the drives to come when you could explore cities the way they are best experienced – by bike?  She and her family have been living the dream for some time, guiding others into relaxing, human-scaled city tours with their travel guides, and getting there in style on Amtrak.  We get the skinny on Bikabout.

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

Calendar – Be A Part of It!
2nd Friday of every month: Indianapolis Bike Party
March 23: The Timber Trail launch party
March 30: Wolf OR-7 Expedition
April 15: 10am, Ladd’s 500
May 5: Filmed By Bike
June 10: Clever Cycles turns 10!
June 11: Dads on Vacation
June 14: Bicycle exsmuss
July 7: The Steens Mazama 1000
July 15-16: The Seattle-To-Portland
Oct 6: The AML_X challenge

Headlines
KPTV: We were on television!  Our feature about Stream PDX

From the Washington Post via Tim Mooney (“Look at DC being all PDXy!”): D.C. wants employers to pay workers not to drive to work

Mail
A series from @oregon_history and @seb_velo on towing an Airstream by bike

Josh G. captioned our screenshot: “A. wistfully remembers his 1st podcast ever”

A letter of praise from Gregory B., & 2 questions.

A Missive from the Midwest via Keith H. In Indy

Ethan Georgi re: going car-free

Heather on Twitter: “Be nice to your drivers (all the time, not just tmrrw)”

Harry H on Twitter re: @sarahforpdx How the hell did I not know about Arleta Library Bakery and Cafe?

Seb P on aaron flat-tire hell: you might find tire talc helpful with your tire situation.

Ed M. also on flat tires: ”The technique is not to let the lever go past 90 degrees when levering the tire on the wheel.”

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: @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, Christopher Barnett, Keith Hutchison, Tom Benenati


E344 – Ride With GPS, and with Kevin & Zack!



Ride With GPS is a fantastic tool for bicycle riders, designed by bicycle riders who code.  Kevin & Zack join us to explain how their new Ride Report function can provide expert, local opinions on the rides you have wanted to take, but weren’t sure if you should.  Their Ambassador program has been connecting people with information, too!  We are also joined by a bottle of whiskey, a mystery bag, and a hell of a lot of laughter.  Enjoy!


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


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


E335 – Guthrie In India



Guthrie Straw took a trip to India to join his best friend’s wedding, and stayed around for a month to bicycle tour with his sister.  Snakes, elephants, and surprisingly intuitive traffic flow kept him alert and entertained!  We get the whole story on what to expect from such a venture.

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

Mail
Aqua asks about bicycle transport on Amtrak to Pennsylvania.

Mr. T shares the Chilly Hilly ride in Seattle with us, along with an invitation!

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


E333 – Auld Lang Syne



Brock & Aaron get together to recap 2016’s best moments!  We recall our top 5 events or adventures (Brock’s in order, Aaron’s nonsequential), and chat about Aaron’s holiday brunch and Brock’s brewery hike in Boston & radio appearance on WMBR’s Bike Talk.

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 27: Menagerie In Motion Kinetic Derby, Gainesville FL
March 11: The Dalles Mountain 60!
June 14: Bicycle Chrissmus

Headlines
road.cc via BikePortland.org via Steven: Hundreds of lorry drivers made to ride bikes on London’s roads

Mail
Brad H & Thomas S are new donors! THANKS!

Jay likes the cut of Alexis’ jib.

Cameron Lein sent us a Sunrise Coffee Club picture a year and a half ago on Instagram!

Doug is from Minnesota, not Wisconsin.

Mr. T sends us an article about a septuagenarian lymphoma survivor who watches birds by bike!

Andre Johnson: “Stylish and functional. It’s covering a hole where a mouse went after a Clif bar.”

Chris in CO found a Portland tarp in his town.

Naptown Chris amuses Brock with response to all-caps location announcement.

Sebastien shows us how to tow an Airstream trailer with a bicycle, and reminds us “it wasThe Woodwright’s Shop that has the guy with only hand tools”.

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, 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, 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, Kathryn Minchin, 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, subvrt


E330 – Matt Reinvents the Mini Mart



Matt Brown is an old friend of Brock’s, and in addition to his impressive career in the coffee industry, he’s just pioneered a new concept in convenience stores: Mini Mini, offering a simple yet satisfying solution to your immediate needs for food and beverage on your way to the next thing.  We chat about that, and cover stolen band equipment and coffee on the way!  And listen carefully at the 1:13:10 mark for a special offer for listeners…

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

Calendar
December 9,10: STREAM PDX Fundraiser Party and 24-Hour Podcast Challenge Screening
December 11: Kimmy Cross at The Beer Mongers! (Brock and Aaron play “black knights”)
December 18: Puddlecycle, Grinch Singalong Ride
December 23: Silent Soltice Ride
December 25: Puddlecycle, Empty Streets Downtown Ride
February 27: Menagerie In Motion Kinetic Derby, Gainesville FL

Headlines
From cyclingindustry.news via Josh G.: Larry vs Harry starts global cargo bike partnership with DHL
From dirtysixer.com: Shaq rides a DirtySixer in ad

Mail
Via the facebooks: Ryan Tracy rated your podcast 5 stars!
From Phil in AK: congrats and challenge for apparel, new ice beard.

From Superfan Aqua: “Finally saw that Pugsley. That thing is badass!”

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, 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, 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, Kathryn Minchin, 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, subvrt


E328 – Kyle Heddy: Unracer & Unadventurer



Kyle Heddy likes going outdoors, but don’t call him an adventurer.  He likes cyclocross but don’t call him a racer.  What do you call it when people just do cool things? We chat about it all and hear some kickass stories of outdoorsmanship and the crucible of experience that friends can go through.
Treading Light Photography

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

Calendar

December 4: Puddlecycle: Symbols of the Season At Pittock Mansion
December 9,10: STREAM PDX Fundraiser Party and 24-Hour Podcast Challenge Screening
December 11: Kimmy Cross at The Beer Mongers! (Brock and Aaron play “black knights”)
December 18: Puddlecycle, Grinch Singalong Ride
December 25: Puddlecycle, Empty Streets Downtown Ride
February 27: Menagerie In Motion Kinetic Derby, Gainesville FL

Headlines
From surlybikes.com: Permission Granted
From surlybikes.com: Kickstands for Some, Little American Flags for Others

From oregonlive.com: 2 earthquakes recorded off Oregon coast

Mail
Doug Robertson throws down the gauntlet
Chris R asks about video
Mr. T has a BikeFlights Story

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, 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, 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, Kathryn Minchin, 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, subvrt


E327 – Ashley & Daniel Do Alleycross!



Ashley & Daniel are in charge of the upcoming Alleycross race at The Beer Mongers on December 11 entitled “Kimmy Cross.”  It’s in memory of a dear friend, starts and ends at the coolest spot, and is a TON OF FUN.  We ask how it works, and get to hear a little about their upcoming tour plans as well!

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

Calendar
November 26: Puddlecycle: Off We Go To Lake Oswego
December 4: Puddlecycle: Symbols of the Season At Pittock Mansion
December 11: Kimmy Cross at The Beer Mongers! (Brock and Aaron play “black knights”)
February 27: Menagerie In Motion Kinetic Derby, Gainesville FL

Headlines
Aaron is in the latest issue of bicycle times – get your subscription here to see him

Brock finds a hack for cheap egg white replacer

From Huffingtonpost.co.uk via superfan Aqua:

Dyson Award 2016 Winner Announced: A Folding Paper Bicycle Helmet That Could Save Lives

From Brompton.com via Doug Robertson

“I’ve been getting caught up on podcasts this weekend. In E323 you mentioned Marcus Norman being featured on the Brompton website. I wanted to let you know that Marcus was not the only person connected with the Sprocket Podcast to befeatured.”

Beth Hamon has a call to action: donate old bicycles to refugees in Portland

Mail
Nathan Poulton sends us a pic of his patch

From Todd In MD: Worksman has been making industrial cargo bikes for over 100 years.

From Michael Flournoy: It’s my new SprocketBike.

From Josh G in New Concordia: Transportation music: “Skate Rock”  – Thrasher mag. used to have cassette compilations

Harry H from CA: “My coworker Vince digs the patch @SprocketPodcast sent us.”

Paul C sends us a pic of a bike frame beer tap

Christi Caister sends us a pic of her bedazzled patch

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, 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, 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, Kathryn Minchin, 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, subvrt