Category Archives: Camping

E349 – The Ladd’s 500/Justin Patti’s Adventures



Brock & Aaron participated in The Ladd’s 500, arguably the stupidest bike event of the spring season.  And that’s why it’s so great!  Five hundred laps around a ⅕ mile circle, mostly by relay teams but also by a few individuals.  What happened?  All the stories, here.

Justin Patti is an acquaintance from Colorado who recently moved to Portland!  He’s a friend of former show guest The Professor, a bicycle enthusiast who once helped staff KRFC’s Bikes and Beer radio show, and he recently took a low-structure trip to have bicycling adventures in southern California.

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

Calendar – Be A Part of It!
2nd Friday of every month: Indianapolis Bike Party
April 15: 10am, Ladd’s 500
April 29: De Ronde
April 30: La Doyenne
May 5: Filmed By Bike
May 19: Bike to Work Day DC
May 20: Reach the Beach!
May 28: P-Town Throwdown skateboard race
June 6:  Alameda Stair Carry
June 10: Clever Cycles turns 10!
June 11: Dads on Vacation
June 14: Bicycle exsmuss
June 18: Brompton World Championships in NYC
June 24: Women Bike beginners bike camp
June 24: The Gathering at Gateway Green -Featuring Dirt Lab-
July 7: The Steens Mazama 1000
July 15-16: The Seattle-To-Portland
Oct 6: The AML_X challenge

Headlines

From fastcompany.com via Mr.T: At This Bike Shop, You Can Trade Your Old Car For An Electric Bicycle

From cyclingabout.com via Eric Iverson: What’s the Speed Difference Between Front/Rear Panniers and BikePacking Bags? Results

Mail
From Josh G: “I’m going down the copyright free kid music rabbit hole”

Right at the beginning is some pretty funny bike stuff.  and car safety is at 4:20 .. www.kiddierecords.com/mgac/streams/Songs_of_Safety.m3u
Songs of Safety- Frank Luther   Decca C.U. 113  (1) 12″ 78RPM record in bi-fold sleeve Total Time: 8:37
from http://www.kiddierecords.com/mgac/index_2.htm

From Cory Poole: An interesting tidbit on the Warhol banana.

From Keith Hutchison: peeps rolling into the first stop at BikeParty Indy

From Anna: “it looks like the dudes at this shop (disclosure, they visited clever AND gladys) rigged a soft guitar case into a pannier via ortlieb’s QL3 or QL2 hook system.”

iTunes Reviews!


E348 – Cat Goes For A Joyride



Cat Caparello radically changed her life through the Girl Eats Bike project, losing weight and leaning into a bicycling experience whether the world was ready for her to or not.  Now, she covers women in bicycling experiences, encouraging everyone to jump in and try it out; don’t wait for permission or for the imaging to change in the industry!  She hosts the Joyride Podcast which shares inspiring stories and conversation from interesting women involved in bicycling (including a show she just did with our best friend Aqua!), and you really should check it out.

Also Brock’s brother-in-law Phil is in town, and gives a short update on the nor’easter that just hit Boston.

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

Calendar – Be A Part of It!
2nd Friday of every month: Indianapolis Bike Party
April 15: 10am, Ladd’s 500
April 29: De Rhonde
April 30: La Doyenne
May 5: Filmed By Bike
May 20: Reach the Beach!
June 10: Clever Cycles turns 10!
June 11: Dads on Vacation
June 14: Bicycle exsmuss
June 24: Women Bike beginners bike camp
June 24: The Gathering at Gateway Green -Featuring Dirt Lab-
July 7: The Steens Mazama 1000
July 15-16: The Seattle-To-Portland
Oct 6: The AML_X challenge

Headlines
Via Tim Mooney: a Heads up to ACA PacCoast riders

From citylab.com Via senior headlines correspondent Josh G: How to Keep Cyclists Riding Even in the Frigid Snowy Winter

Mail
From Harry H.: loved Hawaii stories, Saddle road reworked

From Tom B.: room for another beard in PDX?

Voicemail debate from Eric & Ross on lights inside buildings, or the ozone.

Fine Print
Produced at STREAM PDX thanks to Open Signal
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, 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, Christopher Barnett, Keith Hutchison, Tom Benenati


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!

Fine Print
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, 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!

Fine Print
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 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.

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, 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

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, 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.”

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, 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.

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, 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.