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E412 – Heidi & Columbia Gorge Car Free!



Heidi Beierle is one of the people behind the website columbiagorgecarfree.com, a resource for people who would like to explore on of Oregon’s most beautiful regions by simpler transport.  Bicycling and the newest incarnation of the Columbia Gorge Express bus are two ways to expand one’s reach into a beautiful adventure.

Also thanks to our drink sponsor The Beer Mongers for generously providing our libations, and our generous Patreon donors for underwriting our operating costs!

Calendar
2nd Thursday of every month Joyful Rider’s Club in Minneapolis
2nd Friday of Every Month Boston Bike Party
Also 2nd friday of Every Month Indianapolis Bike Party
Last friday of every moth: Baltimore Bike Party
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride

May 12: “Mashley” Scavenger Hunt Ride
May 16: SANTA CRUZ, CA RIDE OF SILENCE (from ride leader Gregory Braithwaite)
May 17: Ohmydollar book release!
May 19: DC Bike Ride
May 19: The Pogues Run Relay in Indianapolis
June 2: Gifford Gravel 50 ( Ride With GPS route )
June 2: Weiser River Ride
June 5: MT. Tabor Stair Carry
June 16: Rivelo Third Anniversary Wing Ding. BBQ, beverages. Deets to follow.12PM
June 23: Petal Pedal*
August 19: Portland Century
Sept 2: Tour de Lab*
Sept 8-9: Bike MS150
Sept. 22: Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race Lowell, MA

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Albany, NY – July 22, 2018
Seattle, WA, Vancouver, WA – TBD
Arcata, CA – November, 2018
Bendigo, Australia – October, 2018

Headlines
From biketownpdx.com: RIDE FREE IN MAY!

From trimet.org: We’re going electric!

From bikeportland.org: A 30 year-old vision for a carfree Historic Columbia River Highway

Mail
From listener Keith Hutchinson: stoked on D&D & Pogues Run!

From Chris on E408: “Hey! I reffed roller derby with Jimmy something like two lifetimes ago at a tournament. What a small world.”

From Jason S: first ride of spring is utilitarian!

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graphic design: Marcus Norman
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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, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, Dan Gebhart (who’s a time traveler), Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Josh Zisson, 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, Mr. T, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Derek Waggoner, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, Jimmy Diesel, dudeluna, Matthew Rooks, Marshall


E392 – Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race



Happy Holidays, all you Sprocket Podcast devotees! Or, as these socks suggest, happy Challah Days if that is appropriate to your observance.


Brock went to Boston as is his custom for the Christmas season, and while there he spoke with Michael & Bianca of the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race, an amazing feat of engineering and teamwork that sees groups compete with homemade human-powered machines through obstacles such as a river and a mud pit.  Listen to our interview conducted in the back office of a seasonal skating rink!

The Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race happens every third Saturday in September EVERY YEAR, so get your team together and your machine engineered!

Other Kinetic Sculpture Races in the world (from Wikipedia):
Humboldt County, CA: Kinetic Universe, Memorial Day & all year round
Baltimore, MD: http://www.kineticbaltimore.com/, May 2018
Port Townsend, WA: https://www.ptkineticrace.org/, October 2018
Corvallis, OR: http://www.davincidays.org/, TBA 2018
Ventura, CA: http://www.kineticrace.com/, TBA 2018
Klamath Falls, OR: http://www.klamathkinetic.org/, TBA 2018
Philadelphia, PA: http://kensingtonkineticarts.org/, TBA 2018
Cour D’Alene, ID: https://www.gizmo-cda.org/, TBA 2018?

See you back after the new year with another studio episode.  Happy New Year to you & yours!


E320xl – The Beermongers Cyclocross Team 2016 Launch Party!



We spend four hours at The Beer Mongers (at SE Division & 12th!) for the season launch party of the Beer Mongers Cyclocross Team!  This noisy recording contains Brock & Aaron asking members of the team questions about their cross racing experience, as well as a 40th birthday party’s celebrants, Adele’s take on the summer hiking adventure, and Brock & Aaron commenting on obscure things.

Thanks to listener Patrick who dropped by to meet us!

And a huge thanks to chief rabble rouser and team organizer Terry Campbell!

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

Calendar
October 1: Dr. Something EP, Rustic Machinery release party, also she’s got a limited Edition cassette on bandcamp!
October 15: Brown Bear, Brown Bear reunion show
October 21-23: Freak Bike Fall
October 22: Disaster Relief Trials, Portland OR

Mail
We read some mail from listeners between the interviews at timepoint 1:33:00!
PBJ Matt & Tim Mooney from Pedalshift on the new streamPDX studio!
Josh G submits “yestubes.”
Aaron Green “finds” a podcast sticker in CA!
John in Goldendale recommends Biketoberfest & cat videos.
Alex mentions cargo bikes on golf courses.

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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

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 Alderson, Drew the Welder, Anna, Krista, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Kingof Division, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Branden Shelby, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Kathryn Minchin, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson, Rory Closz, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman

 


E301a – Madi Carlson & Fat Rob, with Shawn Granton: Long Rides!



Madi Carlson is the author of Urban Cycling and the @familyride twitter feed.  She decided to do a long ride with the assistance of her friend Fat Rob from Seattle to Portland!  Aaron met them in Woodland, WA and ushered them back into our town.  Their friend, and ours, Shawn Granton of the Urban Adventure League, also joins to talk routes and tips on long rides.


E298 – Mariana Goes Beach Camping



Mariana Mo from Thursday Night Ride and other Portland bike scene events took a backpacking trip to the beach after finishing college, and camped out for about three months living the good life, thinking deep thoughts and meeting great people.  We ask what it takes to have such a compelling adventure!

Also: Brock bicycle camped over the weekend again & Aaron went to Filmed By Bike.

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

Calendar
May 15 and throughout the summer – Sunday Parkways needs volunteers!

May 18: Music + Bikes: Guilty Pleasures (the ride returns!)

May 19: 5-7pm at Clever Cycles, Hug Your Dog Tour: Meet Bixby and her Human: a 6yr old rescue dog and her human travel throughout the US and will be talking at Clever Cycles

May 20: 6-7pm at Clever Cycles, Heinz Stucke will be promoting his book 50 Years Around the World by Bike, books will be available for purchase as well as an opportunity to have Heinz sign your copy.

June 10 The Little Lebowski Urban Achiever Ride

June 15 – The Pollen Ride!  Comisserate with fellow allergen-sufferers

6:15pm at the Vera Katz Statue

The 3rd Annual Bike Mechanic Challenge!
Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM at velo cult

Headlnes

From Streetfilms via Anikwenze Ogbue: The Pulaski Bridge Protected Bike Path Is (Finally) Open!

From David Robinson: Overnight sleeper bus service is a reality!

Musician Ryan J Lane is the face of Gresham Bike Month!

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Ethan Georgi went bike camping!

Tim Mooney on Transit-bike Touring

Fine Print
music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
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, 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, 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, Christopher Barnett, Branden Shelby, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Kathryn Minchin, Nathan Poulton


E287 – Adam Newman: Bicycle Times



Adam Newman is the editor of Bicycle Times magazine, a succinct and informative publication that offers the latest news and buzz in simpler mobility, particularly in areas of interest to people that prefer a lifestyle approach to their favorite mode of transport.  We ask him what it’s like to report on a personal interest, and what he likes to do on bikes!

Brock decided not to buy a truck & Aaron probably has a house!

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

Calendar
Public Process hearings recommended by Chris Smith (listen to E285 for details!):

PSC Hearing on TSP
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, 2500 SW 4th Ave
Tuesday, March 8th (meeting as 12:30pm, agenda item time TBD)

PSC Hearing on TSP
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, 2500 SW 4th Ave
Tuesday, March 22th (meeting as 5pm, agenda item time TBD)

Comprehensive Plan Hearing on Amendments
City Hall Council Chambers 1221 SW 4th Ave
Thursday, April 14 2016, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Lumberjack (Brock’s band) playing The Old Gilbert Road Tavern March 4!

4/5/16 7pm humanity On wheels 3 from kick ass oregon history and trimet diariesat the Jack London bar!  Including music by Dr. Something

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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
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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, Andy Brunner, Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, 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


E281 – Renee T: West End Transit (or, Squatchin’ By Bus)



Renee works to make sure there is transit access to popular outdoors destinations in the Columbia River Gorge by helping to manage outreach and marketing for the West End Transit (WET) Bus in Washington State’s Skamania County!  Get to the trailhead without a car with the help of Friends of the Columbia Gorge!

Brock climbed 3200 feet and saw Peter Koonce, and Aaron stared at a “family” meeting in Mexico, and is looking for a house to move into.

headlines

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

From Momentum via PBJMatt: South Dakota is fighting with Missouri over the dumbest cycling laws

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Johnnyk made us a Roku: https://my.roku.com/add/TheSprocket

“Well I hope you don’t shoot me but I listen to your podcast through my TV.”

Sebastien loved Nathan’s “ripping yarn” about CA travel.  Made him think of this classic picture:

And Scott liked our f*** CA outro; was more offended that we forgot he lived there!

Eric Iverson: “I’m obviously on board for a #kingofdivision ride to Oxbow park w/@kingofdivision &@SprocketPodcast! #pedalpalooza ?”

Josh G wants a commenrtary on the Chinese bike racing movie “To the Fore”?

Fine Print

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


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.

headlines

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!

Fine Print
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, 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


E265 – Ayleen Crotty & Meghan Sinnott: Plan An Event!



Ayleen Crotty & Meghan Sinnott are both return guests to the show, and they perform a flawless tap takeover featuring How To Plan An Event!  Ayleen & Meghan have been involved with so many things: Filmed By Bike, Breakfast On The Bridges, Midnight Mystery Ride, World Naked Bike Ride, Mountain Bike Oregon,Pedalpalooza events, Zoobomb, and also we discuss a recent experience with Treo Bike Tours.

Also: Brock & Aaron are Halloween costume wearers, and it got wet in Portland.

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

Headlines
from urbanadonia.com: Unsolicited Advice for Vision Zero
from bikeportland.org: Community Cycling Center unveils new logo, website and a very nice video

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comments
Sebastien Poole on E264b:  “Great episode. Nice to know there’s someone who isn’t bristling with tasers and guns to help with these situations. Stay dry Portland.”

email
from PBJar Matt: overnight salad dressing in a mustard bottle!
– Add 1/3 each olive oil, balsamic vinegar and soy sauce
– Add any desired spices (I like crushed red pepper and garlic powder and maybe some thyme — about a tsp each)
– Enjoy tasty, cheap salad dressing while cursing the individual(s) who decided that a squeeze bottle was a better vessel for mustard than a good old wide mouth jar
PBJ Matt Strikes Again.

from Shadowfoot: Helsinki is rad, and Chicago once contained wierd bikes.

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from Russ and Laura from Path Less Pedaled: merit badges! nominate someone!

Tim Mooney sends us some RAM!  Thanks! Anyone know how to do this safely?

Fine Print

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


E254 – sysfail



Portland’s own Sysfail from Dropout Bike Club, PAZ, and many other bike fun things, joins us to talk about our city then and now, and the state of bike fun.

Headlines
from theverge.com via Logan in Cali
Google’s self-driving cars might be too good at braking for cyclists

from mplsbike.org the Minneapolis Bike Connection
Health Connections: “Active Transportation” Report Summary
link to the referenced report and summary

from bikeportland.org
SW 3rd Avenue is about to get downtown’s only buffered bike lane

Please step up and support BikePortland today

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Glenn says you can can meat.

-tweets

from Scott M: he rides with us in his ear.\

from Eric Iverson: “Clearly this guy needs to listen to @SprocketPodcast.

from Rory C.: #coffeeoutside at Lake Michigan

-comments

“E253b – News, Mail, and an Overnight Ride”

Tim Mooney and JohnnyK support late night riding.

Richard Wezensky likes our old-timey voices.

“E252x – grapes of confederate flag wrath”

Brother Dan in HI clearing up our import/export confusion: “Aaron is an island export!”

-Physical Mail!

Extra-excited to see what Listener/Donor Christi Caister mailed us: instant underpants!

Fine Print

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 Olsen, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Krista Skucas, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Shelly & Troy

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