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E305 – Daniel, Leah, Aaron



Leah Benson and Dan Harkins are in the studio!

Calendar
July 16: Brompton Urban Challenge!
July 16: 7:00am at Pioneer Courthouse Square, Hosted by Livable Streets Action, an affiliate group of BikeLoudPDX
August 11: Pam Nichols Art Show at Western Bike Works Tigard 6pm
August 14: Bike Scout Scavenger Hunt

Headlines
From Cascade Bicycle Club via John in Goldengale: Sound Transit Board of Directors approves updated ST3 plan for November ballot

From Car2Go: car2go and the Portland airport

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New donor: Jeremy Kitchen, thanks!

From PBJ Matt:
I’m very impressed with Will’s rain barrel system. I myself have two 50 gallon containers (much like the one he is giving away), and while I usually have enough to water my garden and small trees & plants through the dryer stretches, have found with the lack of rain recently that I am running close to empty. May have to consider an upgrade, as well!

From Johnny K: In Florida we have to be careful with rain barrels due to the mosquito’s.

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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, 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, Chris Rawson, Rory Closz, Michael Flournoy


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
℅ 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, 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


E284 – Jude Gerace: Sugar Wheel Works



Jude Gerace is the proprietor of Sugar Wheel Works; we chat about what keeps us rolling, but first talk about bicycle storytelling event Live the Revolution, which she helped to start, and then cover wheel building and what she uses hers for.

Also: Aaron is still looking for a house, and Brock went to Eugene for the weekend.

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

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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

surly, via Wayne: Don’t Be a ****

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Alex on twitter wonders about Aaron’s phone setup.

Rob & Eric talk about Strava & GPS art!

Wayne shares Liz Thomas’ PDX urban hike plans.

Phil in AK has good things to say about South Dakota’s Badlands and running without a phone.

Richard congratulates PDX on finally getting a bike share program.

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


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.

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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

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
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


E279 – Joe Biel: Good Trouble



Joe Biel has been running Microcosm Publishing, an independent book and ‘zine publishing organization, for twenty years in many locations and iterations, starting with a milk crate he took to music venues that hosted punk shows.  Now he has released his memoir, Good Trouble, about his experience building that history and how it was influenced by his adult diagnosis with Asperger’s Syndrome.  We’re glad he’s kept at it, and joined him at his house to chat about his perspective on the world through the lens of simpler living!

Several anniversary events for Microcosm are planned – a reading on February 11 2016 at Powell’s Books on Hawthorne (Joe’s guest post on their blog here, too!) anda party at Velo Cult Bike Shop & Tavern on February 12 2016!

 


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


E261b Pt.1 Team Grilled By Bike: Exploring Unsharted Territory



The intrepid crew rides out of Klamath, plays some ping pong, watches a thunderstorm, chops down trees, interviews other bikepackers, and hangs out in a bike shop.


E247b – Aimee Benner: West Sac Veggie Trike, ECRs, & Carsick bags



Before his tour started, Brock hung out with listener and generous supporter Andy in Sacramento; Andy took him to The Bicycle Business and introduced him to Aimee Benner, an employee of the store who ended up having some fascinating conversation with them.  They cover Carsick Designs’ bags on the Jones H Bar, Brock test rides aSurly ECR, and they talk about the West Sac Veggie Trike and builderCycleTrucks.com!

 


E241 – THE BEER MONGERS



We pack more people into the studio than ever to celebrate our beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers!  Sean Campbell is the owner of the shop and talks running their unique establishment, Terry Campbell is his brother who likes bikes, rides cyclocross races for the BMCC team, and Sam Jackson rode up the slopes of Mt. Rainier with Terry.

Terry also mentions Goran Kropp.

Thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going!  Especially Chris Gonzales, who’s in the studio today!

Also: Brock led Bikes + Music Ride #2 & went bike camping, and Aaron went on the Guthrie Ride.

Pedalpalooza Highlights 6/16-6/22 (our pick of each day)

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JohnnyK says life is too short not to be special!

Tim Mooney sends in some #mymonument pictures.  Yeegh.

Jon sends a highwheeler on a Prius’ bike rack.

Marcus in the UK explains what a “pig’s ear” is.

Glenn from Marrowstone Island fills us in on WWII submarine planes.

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


E232 – Brandon Rhodes, Mychal Tetteh, Scott Davison: Rolling Oasis Expansion



Brandon Rhodes is The Sprocket Podcast’s former cohost, and founder of the bicycle-based local organic produce delivery business Rolling Oasis Grocers.
Scott Davison createdVocoform, an organization that helps people with barriers to advancement find their calling in meaningful work, and powered the startup of Rolling Oasis.
Mychal Tetteh is CEO of theCommunity Cycling Center, a Portland nonprofit with the goal of “broadening access to bicycling and its benefits” that is partnering with Rolling Oasis to expand grocery delivery service to other Portland neighborhoods, particularly those with less access to affordable produce.

This week we discuss how to put the heart and soul back into local business to help people thrive.  Hint: It involves bicycles!  Find the Rolling Oasis Crowdfunding page here.

We’d like to welcome our new beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers!  Many appreciations to Sean Campbell for keeping us socially lubricated.  And as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going!

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).

Headlines
copenhagenize.org: Make Life Shine – Yes, You Volvo
Lovely Bicycle: The Bicycle Safety Check: from Mnemonic to Automated Ritual
bikeportland.org: Dear everywhere else: This is how to do a detour. Sincerely, Multnomah County

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Logan finds Volvo Lifepaint, a spray-on reflective for your clothes and bikes.

Twitter thread: James suggests alternate names for private combustion engine vehicles: “carcoon,” “carcophagus;” Orange & Purple add “Sensory Deprivation Chamber.”

Lisa Nims checks in from the field with taxidermy in a bike shop.

Dion sends in some ol’ bullshit from ABC news.

On Overnight Oats, PBJ Matt & Jeremy Mendelson.

On Ski Trains, Jeremy.

On infrequent bus service, Matt.

My Bike Won’t Fit Here: Ethan Georgi photographs “limited” bike parking.

JohnnyK weighs in on oldies & alternate transport.

Update: Path Less Pedaled met a Sprocket listener in Alabama! His name is Dan!

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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, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Gabriel Trainer, Sebastien Poule