Category Archives: Advocacy

E354 – Ayleen Takes Filmed By Bike On The Road



Filmed By Bike is a Portland cultural institution that has gone from humble beginnings to its present home at the Hollywood Theater – and your town’s most suitable venue!  We chat with festival founder Ayleen Crotty (likely a member of the 5 timers’ club, though we forgot to count) about this year’s events and how this year’s batch of films could play anywhere there is demand for them as she facilitates gatherings with the same content as the flagship event in new cities around the world.  Check out the info on the webpage to get Filmed By Bike booked for your area!  And we are joined by #MascotOtis.

Also: Aaron orders some bike parts and Brock reads the fine print on his credit card’s car rental insurance coverage.

Thanks to our generous sponsor The Beer Mongers and our Patreon donors that keep us going! You can still vote for The Beer Mongers as your favorite bottle shop in the Willamette Week

Calendar – Be A Part of It!
2nd Friday of every month: Indianapolis Bike Party
May 11- July 2: Vintage Italian Bike Exhibit presented by Brooklyn Velodrome Vintage Wheelmen
May 19: Bike to Work Day DC, and in PDX?
May 20: Reach the Beach!
May 26-29: Vanport Mosaic Festival
May 28: P-Town Throwdown skateboard race
June 1: Pedalpalooza!
June 6:  Alameda Stair Carry
June 7: Prince4Ever ride
June 8-11: Oregon Ramble
June 10: Clever Cycles turns 10!
June 10: ride with the winemaker
June 11: Dads on Vacation
June 14: Bicycle exsmuss
June 18: Brompton World Championships in NYC
June 24: Women Bike beginners bike camp
June 24: The Gathering at Gateway Green -Featuring Dirt Lab-
July 7: The Steens Mazama 1000
July 15-16: The Seattle-To-Portland
July 29: Pie-a-Thon (with LIVE Sprocket Podcast)
Oct 6: The AML_X challenge
Oct 6-8:  Youth Bicycle Summit

Headlines
From cyclingabout.com via our senior debate antagonisor: How Much Does Dynamo Hub Drag Really Slow You Down? Lab Testing Results

From road.cc via senior controversies we weren’t aware of correspondent Eric Iverson: Cross-chaining: is it really all that bad?

Mail
From Mr.T: Brock’s statement is “about as perfect and descriptive as language can get.”  

From Kevin F. on sharing the road/path

A tweet from Keith Hutchison that makes Brock jealous: people with beer in public at BikeParty Indianapolis.

A tweet from Jay Ting Walker gently correcting us

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, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Derek Waggoner, Jason Aufdenberg


E353 – Tori Bortman: The Legend



Tori Bortman!  We should have had her on years ago.  She is one of the senior hosts on the KBOO Bike Show, teacher of mechanics and skills at Gracie’s Wrench, author of The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Beginners: Everything a new rider needs to know to gear up and start riding; on top of this, she is a delightful conversationalist.  We get to know the legend in person, discussing Portland’s vegan heritage sites, Christian rock music, radio, music, wrenching and teaching people to ride, and much more!

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

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, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Derek Waggoner, Jason Aufdenberg


E352 – Andrea & David on Equity In The Bike Shop



The Community Cycling Center offers bicycles & service to people who might otherwise experience barriers to access.  Andrea Chiotti is the bridge between the shop & the office and cares a lot about engaging youth in mechanical skills. David Kurushima recently moved on to other things but appeared on our show before as their shop’s retail manager.  We have a lively discussion about access, privilege, and apprenticeship.

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
May 11- July 2: Vintage Italian Bike Exhibit presented by Brooklyn Velodrome Vintage Wheelmen
May 19: Bike to Work Day DC, and in PDX?
May 20: Reach the Beach!
May 26-29: Vanport Mosaic Festival
May 28: P-Town Throwdown skateboard race
June 8-11: Oregon Ramble
June 10: Clever Cycles turns 10!
June 11: Dads on Vacation
June 14: Bicycle exsmuss
June 18: Brompton World Championships in NYC
June 24: Women Bike beginners bike camp
June 24: The Gathering at Gateway Green -Featuring Dirt Lab-
July 7: The Steens Mazama 1000
July 15-16: The Seattle-To-Portland
July 29: Pie-a-Thon (with LIVE Sprocket Podcast)
Oct 6: The AML_X challenge
Oct 6-8:  Youth Bicycle Summit

Headlines
New Donors! Derek Waggoner and Jason Aufdenberg!! Thanks fellas.

From neighborhoodbikeworks.org via Anna: No Racism on Safe Streets

From streetsblog.org:The Backstory and Aftermath of Philly’s Teen Bicycle Freeway Takeover
(Aaron was going to link the video of Corey being berated by a fox news anchor but it has been taken down)

Mail
More on “Helmet Debate 2017” From Ben V. & Harry Hugel

An iTunes Review

Brandon Rhodes sends us a txt about how to clear out the Bike Lane

Ethan Georgi sent us a text about dogs on bike racks

Voicemail from 541 area code about whose streets…

From Kathryn Minchin – she was on the radio!

Jeremy Kitchen is doing STP!

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, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Derek Waggoner, Jason Aufdenberg


E348 – Cat Goes For A Joyride



Cat Caparello radically changed her life through the Girl Eats Bike project, losing weight and leaning into a bicycling experience whether the world was ready for her to or not.  Now, she covers women in bicycling experiences, encouraging everyone to jump in and try it out; don’t wait for permission or for the imaging to change in the industry!  She hosts the Joyride Podcast which shares inspiring stories and conversation from interesting women involved in bicycling (including a show she just did with our best friend Aqua!), and you really should check it out.

Also Brock’s brother-in-law Phil is in town, and gives a short update on the nor’easter that just hit Boston.

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
April 15: 10am, Ladd’s 500
April 29: De Rhonde
April 30: La Doyenne
May 5: Filmed By Bike
May 20: Reach the Beach!
June 10: Clever Cycles turns 10!
June 11: Dads on Vacation
June 14: Bicycle exsmuss
June 24: Women Bike beginners bike camp
June 24: The Gathering at Gateway Green -Featuring Dirt Lab-
July 7: The Steens Mazama 1000
July 15-16: The Seattle-To-Portland
Oct 6: The AML_X challenge

Headlines
Via Tim Mooney: a Heads up to ACA PacCoast riders

From citylab.com Via senior headlines correspondent Josh G: How to Keep Cyclists Riding Even in the Frigid Snowy Winter

Mail
From Harry H.: loved Hawaii stories, Saddle road reworked

From Tom B.: room for another beard in PDX?

Voicemail debate from Eric & Ross on lights inside buildings, or the ozone.

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


E346b – LIVE announcement of the Oregon Timber Trail at Base Camp Brewing



Harry Dalgaard & Gabriel Amadeus present the first public announcement, explanation, and question/answer session of the Oregon Timber Trail, a new public route allowing people to cross the state of Oregon from south to north (or vice versa, weather conditions depending) by mountain bike or a number of other methods.  We were there and caught it on tape!  Thanks to Base Camp Brewing for hosting the event, filling its walls with perhaps more beards and cycling caps than ever!


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!


E343x – KPTV Interview & The Beer Mongers on St. Patrick’s Day!



Hey, I don’t know if you heard, but we were on the TV!

Don’t worry, you can watch it on the internet if you killed yours.  Here’s the link!
http://www.kptv.com/story/34939343/hear-portlanders-stories-on-stream-pdx

Also, Brock stops by the Beer Mongers (on SE Division & 12th) for St. Patrick’s Day!


E343 – Sarah Iannarone For Portland



Sarah Iannarone is the once and future queen of Portland.  In her bid for the last mayoral election she lobbied for safer and better streets as a means to equity for all residents of the city, and she is the only car-free mayoral candidate we can think of!  Crossing town by bus, foot and long-tailed cargo bike, she has enough good ideas for ten shows.  AND she serves the best biscuits & gravy around.  Here’s an hour, anyways!

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 17: transit driver appreciation day
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

Headlines
Not completely in our vein (more race/trainer/performance than us) but maybe we should mention to our listeners: The Group Ride Podcast!

Sprocket Podcast reporting: new intercity transit company Pacific Crest Bus Lines offers bicycle accommodations to the Oregon coast & eastern Oregon!

From USAToday via DBR: Bike collision with grizzly bear killed Forest Service cop

From PortlandMercury via Josh G.: Need a Pothole Fixed? Maybe a Portland Anarchist Can Help!

Mail
From Ross P.: According to science, DST is total BS; Eric Iverson says Ross and John should debate its merits on our show

From Tom B.: donations, and first ride in a long time!

From Sebastien: Bike Exmuss in June is sort of messed up, Rocketman, and a link to Nathan Jones’ Race Around Earth

From Pedalshift: tides in the Columbia

From Chris B: cargo bikes with aero bars

From Glenn Kubish: pecha kucha on coffee outside

Tweet from Jay: ”I’ve been on 2 years of teams that wore aprons!”

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


E342 – David K’s Inclusive Sales Floor



David Kurushima is the Retail Manager for the Community Cycling Center, a nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon that aims to broaden access to bicycles for everyone, working to remove barriers that might keep someone off their ideal bicycle.  To that end, how do they design the bike shop experience for the best results?  David tells us about what he considers in this effort as he guides their staff and shop layout!

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 9: Thursday Night Ride #100! In Portland, OR
March 11: The Dalles Mountain 60!
March 17: transit driver appreciation day
March 23: The Timber Trail launch party
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

Headlines
Help fund the Bike Hostel in Newton, Kansas!

From bikeportland.org via Steven B.: New ‘Friends on Bikes’ group wants to create a warm welcome for women of color

Who-Sent-Whom

Mail
From Josh G: geek rap about drop bars

From Eric:Is there etiquette for loading your bike on the bus when there are two slots open? And a voicemail!

From Mr.T, our resident bike geek on going to a compact double: “don’t overgear your way into a spinning Wheelhouse of Regret.”  Sheldon Brown gear inch calculations

From Keith H: Indiana is apparently the most liberated bike fun state

From Tomas Skadow: is Spinlister safe? (yes)

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, Christopher Barnett, Keith Hutchison


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