Category Archives: Boats

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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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.”

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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?

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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!

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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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E248 – lnewt1



Laurie is a bicycle camping, distance riding, low-car living Portlander who camped near us in January; we finally meet face to face and talk travel, our town, and transit together.

My Bike Won’t Fit Here: Federal Edition

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

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Shelly and Troy are new generous donors!

Glenn from the Salish Sea says you can waterski without petrol.

Logan: NPR:Sandwich Monday – pizza paste

Tim Mooney wants to bus it to Boston, cheaply, shares “Paris to let cyclists skip red lights”, and discover’s JohnnyK’s motoshop:

JohnnyK helped us find Portland’s highest point.

Doug found the ice cream bike: ‘Mrs. Delicious’ ice cream trike

PBJ Matt shares Oregon to Patagonia.

Eric I: 99 hacks but a bike ain’t one, and his Kevin Bacon angry dancing song.

Headlines

Mychal Tetteh shares news about the uncertain and unfortunate state of federal highway funding:
Huffington Post and National Journal

BikePortland: City advisory committees oppose TriMet’s plans for swing gates on Orange Line

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music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
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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, 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

 


E238 – Jocelyn Gaudi: Team Komorebi



Jocelyn Gaudi is another one of our many-hat-wearing friends.  We talk about her new project with the Komorebi Cycling Team which takes women into the woods and off-road.  We also chat about her role on the KBOO Bike Show and her employment with Portland Design Works, also known as PDW!

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

Also:  The River Signal is up and running, Brock has finally arrived as part of the Portland bicycle crowd, and Aaron has a new dynamo hub!

Headlines
the oregonian: Portland’s worst street for bike-car crashes? SE Division
portland transport: TriMet Orange Line “First Ride” – Interviews

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JohnnyK found legos + bicycles!

Sysfail & crew have been building rafts too!

Ed fills us in on the new Quaxing trend.

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


E237b – Brian Benson Lives On A Boat



Brian Benson has been a guest on our show before when he talked about his book,Going Somewhere; now his project The River Signal is about to launch on a summer adventure down the Mississippi River during which he and his crew produce a fictionalized audio drama!

After the live broadcast of the pilot episode from a shipyard in north Portland, Oregon, and live music from many artists, including Those Willows, Brian was kind enough to give Brock & Adele a tour of the ship that he calls home, an old warship that is being restored into a haven for artists.  We’re pleased to share this exploration of alternate dwellings with you, and also to extend #boatmonth just a little farther.


E234 – BOATS with Josh Guttmacher, Andy Schmidt & John Fritz



Josh Guttmacher, Andy Schmidt & John Fritz are boat fans who also like to bicycle.  We discuss, in this long awaited #boatmonth podcast, how boating and bicycling are similar, transporting your vessel by bike, and adventures in getting marooned or racing past “secret” racecourse markers.  Never thought we’d be on a boat.

A few links: Seattle’s Center for Wooden Boats, Portland’s Lincoln Street Kayak & Canoe Museum, Boston’s Community Boating, and their universal access program.

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

Note: When Tammy and Logan came in to Clever Cycles they “were very polite” and apologized to the customer for the interruption.

Also: Inspired to Ride film was awesome, Brock rode De Ronde PDX, and Aaron is testing his newly home-built wheelset.

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Thanks to new donors Anna Olsen, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, and Krista Skucas!

Sustainable Joes documentary is in the works!

University of Washington Press published Bike Battles, a book by James Longhurst on the struggle for bicycle access on American roads.

Phil B in AK writes an editorial on access in Anchorage.

JohnnyK writes some fan fiction & explains wheel taco makers.

John in Goldendale mentions Team Rubicon’s wish list item, the Montague Paratrooper Folding Bike and accessories.

Kathy enjoyed last weeks show!

Gabriel wants us to talk about Friends of Trees.

Robert shares a school bus/bike incident in the other Portland.

Sir Bikes A Lot offers a contender for best transit city: San Antonio, Texas!

Tim mooney is riding amtrak!

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email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
twitter: @SprocketPodcast
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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, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Drew the Welder, Anna Olsen, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Krista Skucas


E231 – The Benson Twins: #boatmonth



Leah Benson is the proprietor ofGladys Bikes, a bike shop catering specifically to the needs of women in Portland, Oregon, and one host of the newly created podcast Snack Parade!
Brian Benson
is the author ofGoing Somewhere, a book based on his crosscountry bicycle trip from Wisconsin to Oregon, and is working on creating The River Signal, an audio drama podcast, which will begin production this summer!

We talk about kayaking the Columbia River, sea lions, wearing pants, philosophy around bicycling, and more.  We also unwittingly created #boatmonth on the show!

Maren Souders Skypes in to update us on the petition to provide vegan meal options aboard Amtrak dining cars.

Also: Spinlister credit contest: “When did you most need a bike but not have one?” Inspired to Ride film is coming soon & the trailer is now available (4/18 in Portland).  Rolling Oasis grocers is launching an expansion Kickstarter and hosting an event at Community Cycling Center this thursday!

Donate at Patreon if you’re able to help keep us going!

Headlines

Tom Allen is working on a new film project!

Aaron Green’s We Were Like Sons is funded!

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The stickman’s son takes his first bike ride.

John from Goldendale finds a news story on LA’s newly legal free public gardening.

Gerald offers reverse psychology for angry motorists.

Ethan Georgi deals with parent drivers in school zones and makes an effort to maintain a zen-like calm.

Jim Goodin eschews earbuds while riding his bike and cranks the iPhone speaker.

Harm in NZ shares an awesome cycling/skating documentary.

Maren Souders sent us some car-sharing news.

Peanut butter jar Matt shares a few links on voluntarily limiting your technology.
Wired: Artificial Light May Be Harmful
Good Reads: 4 Arguments for the Elimination of Television

Glenn from Marrowstone Island has a suggestion for more compassionate automobility.

Path Less Pedaled met a Sprocket listener in Alabama!

Marcus Graham is shining up an old bike for a touring event!

Bicycle-towed tiny home gypsy wagon, found on Facebook & shared by David Griffiths

JohnnyK comments on the cost of living and says we’d better step up our game to compete with #YEGbike!

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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, Andy Brunner, Dave Knows, Lars V., Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Matt B., Patrick Archain, Gabriel Trainer, Sebastien Poule


E150 – Kiel Johnson & Billy Skiffington



Kiel Johnson is the proprietor of Go By Bike Shop & Valet, the recipient of an Alice Toeclips award, an innovator of a private bike sharing system, a former podcast guest, and a fan of sailing.
Billy Skiffington is a former housemate of Brock’s, a man of mystery, and a fan of sailing.

We discuss what it’s like to be in a boat on the water, harnessing the elements to take you where you want to go!

Brock & Aaron also discuss epic rides in the rain, the Rose City Comic Con, and more.

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Logan writes about Darius McCollum, a bit of a folk hero with songs (including this song by Dare Dukes) and a Wikipedia article on him.

Listener Brian twitters:
“Travelling around Portland & Vancouver on public transport thanks to@SprocketPodcast telling me how achievable it is. Car left at motel!”

Marcus, a listener and sit-in guest on E142, shares his reflections on visiting Portland.

JohnnyK offers links to BikeRV, Web Urbanist’s bike mobile home list, & Nomad trailers.

Steve in WY offers some fine points on the speed of bodies moving through the universe to dispute the idea that people aren’t meant to travel at high speeds; he also recommends JB weld for carbon frame repair, and even steel frames.

Trent says “Listening to you and Aaron on the sprocket and loving it / missing you all. I say the three of us go bike camping in cascade locks and grab some scotch ale!”

Glenn from Marrowstone Island recommends a rubber boot patching hierarchy.

Jack shares a train story.

Headlines
LGRAB via Marcus: The Dick Van Dyke Effect?
BikePortland: Green Zebra Grocery wants to be the bike-friendly Plaid Pantry
Phonebloks aim to offer a mobile phone with modular components to reduce electronic waste! (thanks to Logan for the link)

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