Category Archives: Air Travel

E329 – Ben & Sande Visit Portland



Ben Flores and his fiancee Sande are in town, and we chat about their visit!  Ben is the Beverage Director at 12th Ave Grill in Honolulu, so we ask him about “mixology” and carving ice.  He’s also working on a collaboration with House Spirits Distillery from here in Portland!  Sande rode the bus a lot, so we ask about island transit.  Then we talk about longboarding.  And there’s a whole lot of laughter, which we’ve come to expect from the Flores brand!

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

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graphic design: Marcus Norman
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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, 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


E299b – Shadowfoot



Brian (aka “Shadowfoot“) from Wellington, New Zealand, joined us in the studio and we stuck around for a bit to chat about beer, bikes, transit, and many other things.  Brock & Aaron were joined by David Robinson from E299 as well.  We were glad to meet a long time listener, first time guest!

Inc article about overnight sleeper bus service


E278 – Nathan Jones’ Spicy Southwestern…



Nathan Jones is the reigning world champion, but encountered a significant setback on his most recent conquest.  From Portland to California’s Central Valley and back again, but not in the way you’d expect.

Brock lost some important bits of metal, and Aaron went to MEXICO.

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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

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Richard yells at our podcast about toy HPVs.  Shares a badass adult big wheel video!

JohnnyK had a big wheel too!  And passes on Paul Elkins’ DIY projects, as well as something that makes this, too, #boatmonth: a bike-towable boat camper.

PBJ Matt is a fan of wonky conversations!

Box Bike Collective in Santa Cruz is launching a funding project for affordable e-assist cargo bikes!

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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


E272 – Leah Benson & Jocelyn Gaudi, & a Pizza



Today we’re joined by two of Portland’s bike legends: Jocelyn Gaudi joins us to update about her trips with womens’ cycling adventurers Komorebi Cycling TeamLeah Benson talks home ownership, and we attempt to eat a pizza while recording.

headlines
from bikeportland.org: Advocate! Tell the city how to change residential infill rules

Madi Carlson: Urban Cycling book signing party at Clever Cycles

TriMet.org: Celebrate Safely with TriMet for New Year’s Eve

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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, 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, Krista Skucas, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Shelly & Troy, Kingof Division, Josh Zisson, Richard G


E271 – Movie Commentary: Speed



It’s our yearly movie commentary!  This year: Speed.  There’s a bomb on this bus.

We evaluate the movie as we watch it, joined by Russ & Laura from The Path Less Pedaled, who have some first hand knowledge of the LA transit network.  Actual commentary begins at about the 3:00 mark, for your syncing needs!

Happy holidays, and see you soon!


E266 – Adron Hall: The Sleuth Is Back On The Case



Adron Hall spent some time traveling in Europe, and returns with his conclusions!  We are excited to share his incisive commentary on how great it is there, and what we can learn stateside.  Adron is widely known as The Transit Sleuth!

Headlines
A new podcast from Open Roads studio! Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About This?

from aeon.co: Why Boring Cities Make for Stressed Citizens

from oregonlive.com: Portland known for bicycles, beer and … syphilis

from lovely bicycle: Friend Forgot Their Set of Lights? Form a ‘Bike Train’ in the Night!

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tweets
Sébastien: mountain bike the undergound in Louisville

Krista: Listening to @SprocketPodcast ep254 “Sober Sept & Sysfail,” while folding laundry. 1st thought, “need beer w laundry folding!” #pointmissed

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E264 – Adam Stewart & Friends: Overnight Ride
from Phil in AK: “Riding in the dark is a wonderful thing.” “Aaron, be careful of the N+1 trap.” The new Surly Wednesday.

Logan in CA sends instructions on RAM installation. We’re still scared.

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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, Krista Skucas, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Shelly & Troy, Kingof Division, Josh Zisson, Richard G


E232b – David Griffiths: The Cascadian Ministry of Transportation & Mobility



David Griffiths took a trip to Colombia with his handcycle for the World Bicycle Forum after his first visit to our studio, and returns to share some of his experiences there, as well as some new ideas on transportation and mobility!  Also Brock tries to come up with a way to tie this into #boatmonth.

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email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
twitter: @SprocketPodcast
phone in or SMS: 503-847-9774
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
beverage sponsor: The Beer Mongers

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


E219 – Beth Hamon: Leaving On A Jet Plane



Beth Hamon is a cantorial soloist on a circuit to synagogues in various parts of the USA, sharing her talents of music and spiritual direction with the people she has made connections with there.  She joins us to give an update on her most recent work, discuss the environmental impact of air travel, and consider ethical living in transport as well as the rest of life.

Some of the resources Beth shared:
NYT: The Biggest Carbon Sin?
Wikipedia: Environmental Impact of Air Travel
Ivan Illich: Energy and Equity (Ideas in Progress)
Slate: Driving vs. Flying

Look for Beth’s music at CDbaby.com!

Also: Brock & Aaron take a trip to Stubb Stewart State Park

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Tim Mooney is dismayed by the possible leverage of fees on the C&O canal.  In particular, from $0 to $20 in the time it takes a congressperson to sign a document.

Alvaro is rocking our sticker (the old school one!) and says “give me 3”

Brandon Rhodes sends us a story about a dog that rides the bus to the park by itself.

Chris Gonzalez says “not the cable!”

Logan Smith sends us a fundraiser for “smart grips.”

Gerald got some polyester pants.

Eric Iverson:
@SouthEastGrind also serves delicious 24 hr food! And I also don’t like Dave Matthews or his band or any combo thereof.”

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email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
twitter: @SprocketPodcast
phone in or SMS: 503-847-9774
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)

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


E215 – Ed Hanna: The Leaving Is The Hardest Part



Ed Hanna was having beers at the Landmark Saloon in SE Portland, Oregon, when Brock locked up his bike in front of the place.  Ed asked him a few questions about his bike setup, and eventually they decided to share Ed’s European bicycle tour stories on the podcast.  Spoilers: it’s tricky getting started!

Also: Hi, Jason in Eugene who got Brock’s free bus tickets.  Brock breaks his grandpa’s tandem seat post, may or may not have used Uber, and has a scatalogical emergency. Aaron makes toaster granola.

Headlines

Former interview Laura Moulton from Street Books subject of a documentary film and aNY Times article.

Former guest Christopher Delaney interviewed in long form on Radical Personal Finance.

Trimet transfer times have gone from 2hrs to 2.5 hrs. woot!

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Apparently none of our listeners mind the train horn in the background.

Alison Wiley wants an Aaron-centric social media episode.

Glenn in YEG has a witty suggestion.

Jeremy in PDX has been going car-lite!

Richard tips us off to press in Bicycling magazine on Leah Benson of Gladys Bikes!

Orange & Purple share their Brompton plane stowing technique:

Eric shares a fat tire longtail:

and asks what this is (answer – it’s a speeder!):

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email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
twitter: @SprocketPodcast
phone in or SMS: 503-847-9774
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)

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