this episode is a rebroadcast of our friend Tim Mooney’s first appearance on the show in 2013!
Hope you enjoy – next week we will bring you another seasonal classic.
Aaron & Guthrie return to the studio in the new year.
Tim Mooney is working on a concept we like: how can you have a “grown-up job” and still pursue bicycle travel? While he hasn’t found the magic solution yet, he created Pedalshift to begin the conversation among those of us who are interested. We also discuss Portland’s changes over time, the World Domination Summit, and Tim’s bicycle tour down the West Coast.
One year ago, Aaron turned a year older and a few friends gathered at the studio after a recording to celebrate the anniversary of Montana’s statehood. Aaron has a special connection to that day, and we wanted to mark the occasion. Present were Aaron & Anna, Guthrie, Armando, Brock & Adele, and we’re sharing a minimally edited version of a live mic in the room with all of their permission. You get to be a fly on the wall for this celebration.
JP and Eric, the Kings of Swing [bike], go canoeing, swingbiking, and bladepacking, and live to tell about it. We get the scoop on how to take on nature’s greatest force using the minimal set of tools, and have a beer at some of the area’s best breweries like Walking Man, Amnesia & Thunder Island. Also, who knew there was once a bookstore in Stevenson, WA that had beer on tap?
Ish & Kevin run a physical therapy practice that helps people get back on their feet (and their bikes) after injuries such as those brought on by repetitive motion, and more. We chat about the medical knowledge and understanding the bicycle when if comes to rehabilitation! Pedal PT is your solution.
Also, Bicycle/Race, Adonia Lugo’s “…unforgettable picture of Los Angeles—and the United States—from the perspective of two wheels.” is available from Microcosm Publishing and wherever you get your books.
DBR is a Portland Bike Fun Icon, and also rode his bike across the Australian continent. We ask him about the details, and he delivers, including the preferred cheap beer VB, catching roadhouses before they close, and dealing with critters. Lots of critters.
Eric Wahlstrom listens to our show, and created a new card game themed around Luchadore wrestling called Solo Una Noche! We discuss the concept, how gameplay works, and then Aaron takes on the master at his own game! Follow progress towards the game becoming available to the public, sign up for updates, and contribute to the crowdfunding campaign, at cabin21games.com! Thanks for tuning in to Gaming Week on the Sprocket Podcast.
Also, Brock references a weekend camping trip, a 54 mile ride, and another little game known as Bros Icing Bros (it’s a real thing).
We spoke again with Tad and some students, Yass, Kaide, & Kodi from University in Tsukuba. You might remember them from Disaster Relief Trials 2016! We talk about the Kamado, a wood fired rice cooker, international cycling standards compared, and how they think about responding in an emergency.
Also thanks to our drink sponsor The Beer Mongers for generously providing our libations, and our generous Patreon donors for underwriting our operating costs!
Mail New Members of our (un)Official Strava Club: John O. “Brompton rider dodging buses and Ubers ” Hello from rainy San Francisco Dereck Waggoner: “Saying hi from Topeka Kansas!” Christa A:“Hi from Springfield,MO! I’m relatively new to cycling and am training for the MS150 in September here in the Ozarks. Love listening to podcast and I’ve learned some good stuff.”
Jimmy Diesel & his sister Mary join to chat about Jimmy’s bicycle adventure from Lake Tahoe to Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine! He fills us in on his 104 day trip. Tim Mooney from Pedalshift joins us as well, because, y’know, bike touring!
Mail From Todd G in DC: A friendly FYI. Aaron was nearly impossible to hear this week.
From P-nut Butter Jar Matt – Speaking of the indignity of riding transit, did you happen to catch this State Farm ad?
Also, I saw these in my local grocery store the other day. Overnight oats are going mainstream! But, don’t buy these, just make them at home. It’s not hard. Seriously.
Tim Mooney of The Pedalshift Project returns to help us light up another episode of the however-many-timers’ club, chat a bit about his upcoming coastal bike tour, and provoke us to maximum jackassery. And apparently he was a child actor?!?!
Also: It’s Brock’s last show, and he passes a literal four foot torch to new cohost Guthrie Straw; Guthrie wears a face mask while driving and gets away from the smoke on the coast, Aaron picks up trash with Bae Bae PDX, and Brock has a chicken named after him.