Category Archives: Advocacy

E520 – Kurstin Graham from the Reno Bike Project



Kurstin Graham is the author of bikepackingnv.blog and has spent a lot of time helping others find adventure in northern Nevada.  He recently took a bikefishing trip in the Toiyabe Range, among other adventures.  He’s also involved with the Reno Bike Project, which repurposes abandoned bikes following the Burning Man festival, and has spent some time working with the Tahoe to Pyramid Lake Trail – a significant undertaking which runs 117 miles from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake (the Lake being within tribal lands). We’re grateful for the chance to hear about all of these projects, and grateful to Sebastien Poule for connecting us.

Thanks to our nationally recognized “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, and, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going! 

Calendar:
June 1 through July 5 – Pedalpalooza 2020!
August 15th – Swift Summit 200/100 V.4 in Lebanon, OR
August 16th – Swift Summit NW Hill Climb (location unknown)
September 12 – The Ladd’s 500, Fifth First Annual, Portland OR

2nd Thursday of every month Joyful Rider’s Club in Minneapolis
1st Friday of every month SF Bike Party
2nd Friday of Every Month Boston Bike Party
Also, 2nd friday of Every Month Indianapolis Bike Party
Also, Also, 2nd Friday of Every Month East Bay Bike Party
3rd Friday of every month is the San Jose Bike Party
Last Friday of every month: Baltimore Bike Party
The 1st Saturday of every month Civil Unrest Ride in PDX
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride
The last Sunday of every month is the Vintage & Classic ride in Huntsville, AL

Headlines

Hatch Magazine: Thoughts on the killing of George Floyd by Chad Brown

ACA Launches Dynamo Jenny – and it’s very good. 

Portland Street Medicine on Think Out Loud

Mail

Simon Paice sends feedback from Cornwall!

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Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, Wayne Norman, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien,Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, Dan Gebhart (who’s a time traveler), Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Nathan Poulton, Rory in Michigan, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, dudeluna, Matthew Rooks, Marshall, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy, Mayra M, Oso, Isaac M, David C, Five Oh Three, Byron Paterson, JT


E519 – ᐸᐠᐊᐧᒋᓂᓂ (bugwajiniinii, or Dan in MN)



ᐸᐠᐊᐧᒋᓂᓂ (“bugwajiniinii”, or Dan) has been with The Sprocket Podcast since its beginning, and has years of experience in bicycle maintenance, riding, instruction, advocacy with Bike Bemidji, and coffee outside.  We had the pleasure to ask him about his experiences and perspective as an enrolled member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe as we spoke with him for this recording – he in his hand-built tiny house and we in our respective locations.  We also briefly addressed #boatmonth.  Follow his adventures and projects on Instagram at @bugwajiniinii.

Thanks to our nationally recognized “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, and, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going! 

Calendar:
Important Calendar EventThe Black Liberation Ride June 19, 5:30pm
a community bike ride for Black Portlanders, hosted on Friday Juneteenth.

June 1 through July 5 – Pedalpalooza 2020!
August 15th – Swift Summit 200/100 V.4 in Lebanon, OR
August 16th – Swift Summit NW Hill Climb (location unknown)
September 12 – The Ladd’s 500, Fifth First Annual, Portland OR

2nd Thursday of every month Joyful Rider’s Club in Minneapolis
1st Friday of every month SF Bike Party
2nd Friday of Every Month Boston Bike Party
Also, 2nd friday of Every Month Indianapolis Bike Party
Also, Also, 2nd Friday of Every Month East Bay Bike Party
3rd Friday of every month is the San Jose Bike Party
Last Friday of every month: Baltimore Bike Party
The 1st Saturday of every month Civil Unrest Ride in PDX
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride
The last Sunday of every month is the Vintage & Classic ride in Huntsville, AL

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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 & instagram: @SprocketPodcast
Donate: Patreon (ongoing), Venmo (one time) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, Wayne Norman, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien,Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, Dan Gebhart (who’s a time traveler), Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Nathan Poulton, Rory in Michigan, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, dudeluna, Matthew Rooks, Marshall, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy, Mayra M, Oso, Isaac M, David C, Five Oh Three, Byron Paterson, JT


E515 – Keith rides the Indy Underground



It’s a good time to reach out to our long-time donors and friends of the show – quarantining ourselves from our studio and our usual in-person interviews opens up the opportunity to connect with folks who have been with us for awhile.  Today: Keith Hutchison, listener and supporter from Indianapolis, who’s an instigator in the city’s bike fun scene when he’s not exploring unpaved and hidden scenes of the city to check out birds and secret graffiti galleries.  Check out Keith’s instagram and follow events through GentleFolks Bicycle Riding and Exploration Society of Indianapolis or Bike Party Indianapolis!

Thanks to our nationally recognized “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, and, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going! 

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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 & instagram: @SprocketPodcast
Donate: Patreon (ongoing), Venmo (one time) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, Wayne Norman, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien,Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, Dan Gebhart (who’s a time traveler), Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Nathan Poulton, Rory in Michigan, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, dudeluna, Matthew Rooks, Marshall, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy, Mayra M, Oso, Isaac M, David C, Five Oh Three


E510 – The Three Amigos



Aaron, Guthrie, and Brock chat about floating creeks & irrigation ditches, and evaluate sleeping gear for home and travel after noting that we don’t run ads for mattresses.  

As referenced:
Oregon River Rentals.
Iohan Gueorguiev’s travel videos
Driving through a waterfall 

Thanks to our nationally recognized “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, and, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going! 

Calendar:
NOTE: Due to the current evaluated status of COVID-19, The Sprocket Podcast is choosing to read only events starting in July or later, however, each week we’ll be picking on of our recurring events to showcase and highlight, to get you pumped for when they are able to return. We checked on those we could – please let us know if your event has a date change, and let us know what new events are happening in your area!

July 11 – The Ladd’s 500, Fifth First Annual, Portland OR
August 15th – Swift Summit 200/100 V.4 in Lebanon, OR
August 16th – Swift Summit NW Hill Climb (location unknown)

Showcase One! This week – Corvadie bike club!

2nd Thursday of every month Joyful Rider’s Club in Minneapolis
1st Friday of every month SF Bike Party
2nd Friday of Every Month Boston Bike Party
Also, 2nd friday of Every Month Indianapolis Bike Party
Also, Also, 2nd Friday of Every Month East Bay Bike Party
3rd Friday of every month is the San Jose Bike Party
Last Friday of every month: Baltimore Bike Party
The 1st Saturday of every month Civil Unrest Ride in PDX
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride
The last Sunday of every month is the Vintage & Classic ride in Huntsville, AL

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Alvdal, Norway – Sept 4th
Sacramento, CA – Oct 23
Boise, ID January 23

HEADLINES:

Warmshowers Launches New Podcast (and bike giveaway): www.warmshowers.org

Chris Smith Turns Up The Heat

MAIL:
A correction from David N.  – thanks david!  “Dorset, not Denmark

From J. Leko: Tubolito – Not your normal tube

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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 & instagram: @SprocketPodcast
Donate: Patreon (ongoing), Venmo (one time) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, Wayne Norman, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien,Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, Dan Gebhart (who’s a time traveler), Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Nathan Poulton, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, dudeluna, Matthew Rooks, Marshall, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy, Mayra M, Oso, Isaac M, David C, Five Oh Three


E506 – Gladys Bikes Passes The Torch




photo courtesy of Gladys Bikes

Leah Benson was the proprietor of the iconic Gladys Bikes shop on Portland, Oregon’s Alberta Street.  Cassie Hidalgo is the new owner!  We chat with them about the shop, the transition from one era to another, and whether artisan jello shots will be the next can’t-get-enough trend out of Portland.  As always, visit the shop and its exquisite saddle library (among many other things) at 2905 Alberta Street!  Read Leah’s post about her departure and Cassie’s introductory post on the shop’s website.

Thanks to our nationally recognized “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, and, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going! 

Calendar:
NOTE: we are posting the events read on this recording, but many events have been cancelled or postponed due to emerging public health concerns.  Verify before attending, make safe decisions, and best wishes until we can plan things again!
March 18th – Oregon Field Guide viewing party at Evolution Fitness, 7pm
March 21st – Fernweh Good Co-Gropu Hike V2 (with Ashley Lance!)
May 9 – Mohawk Valley Metric Century, Armitage Park, Eugene OR
June 13 – Hop Head Hundred in Independence, OR
August 15th – Swift Summit 200/100 V.4 in Lebanon, OR
August 16th – Swift Summit NW Hill Climb (location unknown) TT p/b Chamois Butt’r

2nd Thursday of every month Joyful Rider’s Club in Minneapolis
1st Friday of every month SF Bike Party
2nd Friday of Every Month Boston Bike Party
Also, 2nd friday of Every Month Indianapolis Bike Party
Also, Also, 2nd Friday of Every Month East Bay Bike Party
3rd Friday of every month is the San Jose Bike Party
Last Friday of every month: Baltimore Bike Party
The 1st Saturday of every month Civil Unrest Ride in PDX
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride
The last Sunday of every month is the Vintage & Classic ride in Huntsville, AL

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Bend, OR – March 19th
Pittsburg, PA – March 22nd
Bend, OR – April 16th
Sacramento, CA – May 6th
18th Annual – May 14th -> 17th Hollywood Theatre Portland, OR
Crested Butte, CO – June 25th
Alvdal, Norway – Sept 4th

MAIL:
Re: E490 Mr. T Talks Bike builds – Spartan Dale

Dan asks: What do the 5-timers patches look like?

Richard W comments on E497: “I LOVE THE EXPANSE !!!!!”

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This week’s end credits music courtesy of Jacob Lizzotte (YouTube channel)

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 & instagram: @SprocketPodcast
Donate: Patreon (ongoing), Venmo (one time) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, Wayne Norman, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien,Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, Dan Gebhart (who’s a time traveler), Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Nathan Poulton, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, dudeluna, Matthew Rooks, Marshall, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy, Mayra M, Oso, Isaac M, David C, Five Oh Three


E505 – Chris For Metro!



Chris Smith is a favorite repeat guest, and while we know he’s an incredibly smart guy, the general public is about to learn how much he can help the Portland region!  Chris is tossing his hat into the ring in the upcoming May election for Metro Councilor in the regional government that helps to regulate transportation, housing, and environmental matter, among other things. There are some times when it feels good to be an independent platform, and we are excited to endorse him as the best choice for the job.  Listen to our chat with him here, read the great recent BikePortland article about his campaign, and visit chrisformetro.com to dive into supporting him!

Thanks to our nationally recognized as “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, and, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going! 

Calendar:
March 8th – International Womanx’s day ride / food drive fr bradley angle house benefiting survivors of domestic assault,
March 8th – Magpie Ride (*check corvidae facebook for both this and above.)
March 18th – Oregon Field Guide viewing party at Evolution Fitness, 7pm
March 21st – Fernweh Good Co-Gropu Hike V2 (with Ashley Lance!)
May 9 – Mohawk Valley Metric Century, Armitage Park, Eugene OR
June 13 – Hop Head Hundred in Independence, OR
August 15th – Swift Summit 200/100 V.4 in Lebanon, OR
August 16th – Swift Summit NW Hill Climb (location unknown) TT p/b Chamois Butt’r

2nd Thursday of every month Joyful Rider’s Club in Minneapolis
1st Friday of every month SF Bike Party
2nd Friday of Every Month Boston Bike Party
Also, 2nd friday of Every Month Indianapolis Bike Party
Also, Also, 2nd Friday of Every Month East Bay Bike Party
3rd Friday of every month is the San Jose Bike Party
Last Friday of every month: Baltimore Bike Party
The 1st Saturday of every month Civil Unrest Ride in PDX
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride
The last Sunday of every month is the Vintage & Classic ride in Huntsville, AL

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Columbus, OH – March 1st
Idaho Falls, ID – March 5th
Ithica, NY – March 10th
Bend, OR – March 19th
Pittsburg, PA – March 22nd
Bend, OR – April 16th
Sacramento, CA – May 6th
18th Annual – May 14th -> 17th Hollywood Theatre Portland, OR
Crested Butte, CO – June 25th
Alvdal, Norway – Sept 4th

HEADLINES:
BeerMongers secures vote for best in state according to CraftBeer.com

From Willamette Week via Brock: It’s now a violation of portland city code for drive-thru windows to refuse to serve people who pedal & walk to the window

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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 & instagram: @SprocketPodcast
Donate: Patreon (ongoing), Venmo (one time) or Square Cash (one-time)Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:

Shadowfoot, Wayne Norman, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien,Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, Dan Gebhart (who’s a time traveler), Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Nathan Poulton, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, dudeluna, Matthew Rooks, Marshall, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy, Mayra M, Oso, Isaac M

E502 – John & Carrie Help You Get To Community College



John Carter is the Interim Transportation Demand Management / Active Transportation Specialist and Carrie Cantrell is the Active Transportation Ambassador at Portland Community College.  At an institution of higher learning with four separate campus locations, it can be difficult to imagine getting where you need to be under your own power, but these two are here to make it seem a little more realistic and less daunting.

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

Calendar:
Feb 15th – Chariot Wars 2020, Essex City Park
February 27th –  Madi & Maria on Oregon Field Guide, Oregon Public Broadcasting
February 28th – Gladys Bikes Passing the Torch Party! @ Either/OR
March 18th – Oregon Field Guide viewing party at Evolution Fitness, 7pm
May 9 – Mohawk Valley Metric Century, Armitage Park, Eugene OR
June 13 – Hop Head Hundred in Independence, OR
August 15th – Swift Summit 200/100 V.4 in Lebanon, OR
August 16th – Swift Summit NW Hill Climb (location unknown) TT p/b Chamois Butt’r 

2nd Thursday of every month Joyful Rider’s Club in Minneapolis
1st Friday of every month SF Bike Party
2nd Friday of Every Month Boston Bike Party
Also, 2nd friday of Every Month Indianapolis Bike Party
Also, Also, 2nd Friday of Every Month East Bay Bike Party
3rd Friday of every month is the San Jose Bike Party
Last Friday of every month: Baltimore Bike Party
The 1st Saturday of every month Civil Unrest Ride in PDX
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride
The last Sunday of every month is the Vintage & Classic ride in Huntsville, AL

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
L.A., CA – February 9th
Seattle, WA – Feb 28th
Columbus, OH – March 1st
Idaho Falls, ID – March 5th
Ithica, NY – March 10th
Bend, OR – March 19th
Pittsburg, PA – March 22nd
Bend, OR – April 16th
Sacramento, CA – May 6th
18th Annual – May 14th -> 17th Hollywood Theatre Portland, OR
Crested Butte, CO – June 25th
Alvdal, Norway – Sept 4th

HEADLINES:
From Tim Mooney: DC plans to build 100 off-sidewalk corrals for dockless bikes and scooters in residential zones all across the city in the coming months.

I-5 Rose Quarter “Improvement” Project Seeks Community Advisory Committee members: https://i5rosequarter.org/.

“It is with a heavy heart that we’re writing to say, that after 30 years of publishing, Dirt Rag is shutting its doors and ceasing all operations, including the website and Dirt Fest.”

MAIL:
(Voicemail) – Tim Mooney

From Beth Hamon – “love this podcast. And all you guys. Thanks for podding 500 times, kids!

From Jay H – PartySparkleremoji PartySparkleremoji 500 MEDALemoji

Sebastian P. – You’re only halfway to 1000.

From Steve S.: Simplifying the Good Life…          

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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 & instagram: @SprocketPodcast
Donate: Patreon (ongoing), Venmo (one time) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, Wayne Norman, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien,Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, Dan Gebhart (who’s a time traveler), Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Nathan Poulton, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, dudeluna, Matthew Rooks, Marshall, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy, Mayra M, Oso, Isaac M


E216a REBROADCAST – Scatalogical Emergency



Last week was the Thanksgiving holiday and the guys took a week out of the studio.  Until the next new show, we’re sharing this piece about gastrointestinal troubles and bicycle commutes featuring Aaron & producer Brock from 2014.  Some of you may have heard about Aaron’s recent injury (he’s OK!) – don’t worry, we’ll fill you in with the next show.  Thank you for listening!

Brock gets into a predicament and can’t make it into the studio.  This is an explanation of the predicament.  What happens when you can’t find a bathroom?  And are there any lessons to be learned from such an experience?
note: those sensitive to conversation about bodily functions may wish to bypass this episode, as it contains many references to such.
If you care about public access to restrooms, you may wish to visit phlush.org
music from Waxxelerated (Willbe) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

E492 – How Oregon Got The Idaho Stop Law with Ray & Bjorn



Bjorn Warloe & Ray Thomas both worked on some very important legislation here in Oregon, and they return to the studio (graciously, after attempting a recording a few weeks ago that got dumped by a bad machine) to discuss pitching legislative concepts, persistence, and timing.  The “Idaho Stop Law” allowing bicycle riders to proceed without stopping through a signed intersection was passed in Oregon this year, and will take effect soon!  

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

Calendar:
2nd Thursday of every month Joyful Rider’s Club in Minneapolis
1st Friday of every month SF Bike Party
2nd Friday of Every Month Boston Bike Party
Also, 2nd friday of Every Month Indianapolis Bike Party
Also, Also, 2nd Friday of Every Month East Bay Bike Party
Last friday of every month: Baltimore Bike Party
The 1st Saturday of every month Civil Unrest Ride
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Pittsburg, PA – November 20
Ashland, OR – Dec 4
Bendigo, Aus – Dec 4
Seattle, WA – Feb 28th
Pittsburg, PA – March 22nd

MAIL:
Mac Nurse David calls in after awhile

From Nathon Poulton – “Where has the front mech gone?” https://twitter.com/mrcycology/status/1194980264566546433/photo/1

From ChillyWeatherChillyHeather: Listening to you all talking about figs when I just went on a fig scavenging group ride yesterday! Super fun.

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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 & instagram: @SprocketPodcast
Donate: Patreon (ongoing), Venmo (one time) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien,Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, Dan Gebhart (who’s a time traveler), Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, dudeluna, Matthew Rooks, Marshall, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy


E491 – Thursday Night Ride & Tracklocross! with Mariana & Jeremy



Mariana & Jeremy join this episode to talk about Portland’s Thursday Night Ride (TNR), inspired in part by Mariana’s desire for something like Guadalajara’s “Cyclista Nocturna” and a lack of regular, noncompetitive events in town.  They also explain Tracklocross, an event which is competitive, in which one rides a track bike on rough terrain and has a great time doing it!

Thanks to our beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, and, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going!  If you enjoy what we do on the show, your donations are always appreciated.

Calendar:
November 13 – Bike Parking Code update weigh-in at Portland city council

2nd Thursday of every month Joyful Rider’s Club in Minneapolis
1st Friday of every month SF Bike Party
2nd Friday of Every Month Boston Bike Party
Also, 2nd friday of Every Month Indianapolis Bike Party
Also, Also, 2nd Friday of Every Month East Bay Bike Party
Last friday of every month: Baltimore Bike Party
The 1st Saturday of every month Civil Unrest Ride
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Akron, OH – November 3
Pittsburg, PA – November 20
Ashland, OR – Dec 4
Bendigo, Aus – Dec 4
Seattle, WA – Feb 28th
Pittsburg, PA – March 22nd

HEADLINES:
From Bikeportland.org: 15th annual BikeCraft fair is back with a new venue and more BikeCraft 2019 is set for November 30th and December 1st (a bit earlier this year to be closer to peak shopping season) at the DoubleTree Hilton in the Lloyd.

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graphic design: Marcus Norman
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Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien,Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, Dan Gebhart (who’s a time traveler), Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, dudeluna, Matthew Rooks, Marshall, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy