Category Archives: Camping

E340 – Ashley & Daniel Go To Cuba



Ashley & Daniel have been on the show before, and that’s when we learned they were planning a bike tour to Cuba.  Now that they’ve gone there and returned, we ask all the crucial questions about base camp in Havana, headwinds, pollution & climbing, buying internet, camping in the humid air, and what you do when you run out of money.  Read the ORbike article here!

Also: Brock took a weekend bike trip to camp in a yurt, and Ross went to the 2017 Chariot Wars.

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

Calendar – Be A Part of It!
February 25: Open Signal, Portland Community Media Open House
February 26: Chilly Hilly ride in Seattle
February 27: Menagerie In Motion Kinetic Derby, Gainesville FL
March 11: The Dalles Mountain 60!
March 23: The Timber Trail launch party
April 15: 10am, Ladd’s 500
May 5: Filmed By Bike
June 11: Dads on Vacation
June 14: Bicycle Chrissmus
July 7: The Steens Mazama 1000

Headlines
Tyesha from Open Signal on OPB’s Think Out Loud!

Who-Sent-Whom

Mail
Thomas sends EXTRA donations and asks us to buy good beer.  Thanks!

STREAM PDX sends us a thank-you note which we pass on to you, our donors!

Kirk: Hey @SprocketPodcast
Do hip Portlanders use this umbrella technique as seen all over Japan?

Tim from Pedalshift went car-free!

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graphic design: Marcus Norman
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Logan Smith, 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 in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Krista, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Branden Shelby, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Kathy at Cycling Walking Eating Talking, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Mr. T, Harry Hugel, Ed Whitman, E.J. Finneran, Paul Culbertson, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow


E326 – DBR Does Route 66



The famous David Barstow Robinson participated in an endurance race on America’s famed Route 66!  The race got cancelled, but he kept riding.  We ask him how it went and what happened along the way.
(Route 66 Race Facebook chatter)

Calendar
November 19: Cranksgiving at Velo Cult
November 26: Puddlecycle: Off We Go To Lake Oswego
December 4: Puddlecycle: Symbols of the Season At Pittock Mansion
December 11: Kimmy Cross at The Beer Mongers! (Brock and Aaron play “black knights”)
February 27: Menagerie In Motion Kinetic Derby, Gainesville FL

Headlines
From kickstarter: Nexo Tires: Flat Free Bikes Forever
Fast Co.: Bike Lanes May Be The Most Cost-Effective Way To Improve Public Health
Dailymail: The bike lock that stinks: SkunkLock can spray thieves with noxious chemical that makes them vomit and ruins their clothes

Mail
@jim_christenson sends us some history:

Mac Nurse David sends us pics of his patch and where he put it.

Sleep Bus shares some construction pics with us!

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music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
graphic design: Marcus Norman
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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 in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Krista, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Branden Shelby, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Kathryn Minchin, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Mr. T, Harry Hugel, Ed Whitman, E.J. Finneran, Paul Culbertson, subvrt


E322 – The Greens Go West Coast Bicycle Touring!



Aaron Green is an experienced tourist-by-bike who wrote the memoir We Were Like Sons. Jada Green married a celebrity and got to bring her dream of bicycle touring the west coast to life!  This fall the magnanimous couple rode from Portland, Oregon to San Diego, California.  We chat with them about early mechanicals, transit use in San Simeon, amazing food experiences, meeting other tourists, and chatting with a disgruntled driver, among other things!

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

Calendar
Present – October 30: Drew “the welder’s” watercolors on display at Crema cafe
(2728 SE ANKENY STREET)
October: (ALL) Walktober
October 21-23: Freak Bike Fall
October 22: Disaster Relief Trials, Portland OR
February 27: Menagerie In Motion Kinetic Derby, Gainesville FL

Headlines
From Anna: Man Buys Brompton from Clever Cycles on Podcast Recommendation

From LATimes.com via Mr. T: On the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, bicycles take over Tel Aviv

Mail
From Joseph F in Gainesville, FL: The Menagerie in Motion Kinetic Derby,

Patches for Harry H. in  Walnut Creek, CA!

From EJ: talks that Jeff Speck has given at Ted about walkable cities!

From Rich Otterstrom:

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music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
graphic design: Marcus Norman
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, 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, Mr. T, Harry Hugel, Ed Whitman, E.J. Finneran, Paul Culbertson


E319 – Fresh Hops, Fresh Dudes



What kind of dudes? Eric Iverson regales us with tales of a 24 hour bicycle relay in Minneapolis, and Ross Putnam illustrates how great a trip to pick up fresh hops for Base Camp Brewing by cargo bike can be! Trust us, these guys are super cool.

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 alimited 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

Headlines
New Donors!! Todd Tillenger, Harry Hubel, Ed Whitman, E.J. Finneran and Paul Culbertson, Thanks!

From startribune.com via Anikwenze
Amtrak announces easier bike storage for cyclists traveling by train

From SeattleElectricBike.net via Anna
Riding An Electric Bike: It’s Not Cheating. Here’s Proof.

Mail
Reviews from Aqua, Tim, and Paul

We convince @gypsyinfantry to consider visiting Portland.

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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


E314 – Dr. David Howell Thinks While He Rides



Dr. David Howell teaches ethics in Wisconsin, and needed time to work out a “problem of scale” (i.e. a big conundrum).  What better way to get some time to think and write than to ride your bicycle from Washington state back to home?  He authored the book “The Descent Into Happiness” while riding across vast, beautiful, empty landscapes that gave him the space he needed to ride more slowly, think deeper thoughts, and enjoy a few beers along the way.  We dig in for the deep stuff!  Oh, did we mention he’s a listener, too?  He kindly name-checks the podcast in the book!

Adele drops in as a fan of the book to fill in as cohost in Aaron’s absence, and shares a few experiences from her recent solo double century tour.

Calendar
August 26: Filmed By Bike in Chicago (thanks Marcus!)
August 27: country swim ride, Pip’s Donuts 4759 NE Fremont at 10:30, wheels up by 11.
August 28: Produced by Her: a film screening at the Hollywood Theatre at 5pm
September 10: 50 States & 13 Colonies from Tim Mooney
September 17: Tour de Brew
September 24: 6-10pm The Portland Hawthorne Hostel’s 13th Annual Bike-In Movie: Rising from Ashes
October 1: Dr. Something EP, Rustic Machinery release party

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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, Jeremy Kitchen


E313 – Michael & Tim Talk Touring



Show favorite Tim Mooney of the Pedalshift project and its, like, 7 podcasts, rejoins us to kick off his Oregon coastal bicycle tour, and to introduce us to our new friend Michael Riscica of Coast2Coast Bike Ride, a repository of knowledge, advice, and experiences gleaned from his three cross-continental bicycle tours, including the one in which he moved across the country and only had one small box of things mailed to him at the end.  Badass, right?  And he has a cool robot logo.

Follow Michael’s adventures on twitter: @biketouring999
Follow Tim’s progress too!  @pedalshift

Calendar
August 26: Filmed By Bike in Chicago (thanks Marcus!)
August 27: country swim ride, Pip’s Donuts 4759 NE Fremont at 10:30, wheels up by 11.
August 28: Produced by Her: a film screening at the Hollywood Theatre at 5pm
September 10: 50 States & 13 Colonies from Tim Mooney
September 17: Tour de Brew
September 24: 6-10pm The Portland Hawthorne Hostel’s 13th Annual Bike-In Movie: Rising from Ashes
October 1: Dr. Something EP, Rustic Machinery release party

Headlines
Beartooth: An off the grid network for your smartphone.

From bikeportland.org: Ian Mackay is on a wheelchair tour to promote better paths and trails

Mail
A Glowing Review From Rich Otterstrom

MacNurse David sends a definition of kitty-corner & wins a prize.

Aqua asks: What the hell were you guys drinking this episode?! (E312)

A tweet from Jay: “One of my earliest memories of bicycles is reading about them in Octavia Butler’s scifi book Parable of the Sower.”

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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, Jeremy Kitchen


E312 – Brittany Rides to Work (with special guest Dan Flores)



We chat with our friend Brittany about what it’s like to be a bicycle commuter in Portland, Oregon, even if you don’t go on a lot of special group rides or events.  What are the streets like? How do they facilitate a healthy existence in the city?  Also, we chat about some math and hair concepts.

And it’s the return of crowd favorite Dan Flores!

Also: Team Sincerity placed third in Bike Scout!

Calendar
September 10: 50 States & 13 Colonies
September 17: Tour de Brew
October 1: Dr. Something EP, Rustic Machinery release party

Headline
From Aqua: LIFT Turns Most Bikes Into ‘Cargo Bikes’

Mail
PBJ Matt wonders if the traffic-straddling bus in China is a fake.

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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, Jeremy Kitchen


E310b – more SM1K talk



Maria & David stayed around after we wrapped the show on the Steens Mazama 1000, and we ended up talking about the ride for 45 more minutes!  Even more detail on how fun AND painful the experience was.


E310 – The Steens Mazama 1000



Maria Schur & David Barstow Robinson both rode their bicycles from Portland to the other corner of the state, and up to the top of the two highest peaks in that state.  They were among several other racers that completed the unsupported Steens Mazama 1000 tour through incredibly steep hills, barren wildlands, and comforting tiny towns in rural Oregon.  We talk about both of their approaches to the challenge and how each of them found a way through to victory.  Find Maria’s write-up of the trip here.

Also: Brock and Aaron do some driving, separately.

Calendar
August 11: Pam Nichols Art Show at Western Bike Works Tigard 6pm
August 14: Bike Scout Scavenger Hunt
September 17: Tour de Brew

Mail
Mike finishes his bike tour at age 67!

We read some kind & overdue Stitcher reviews, and a new iTunes review!

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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, Jeremy Kitchen


E307b – Brock’s PCT Journal



Brock talked to himself into a phone while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.  Ten times!  If you’re curious what goes through someone’s head while they walk 15 miles a day, here’s a peek: