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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.