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E403 – Rebroadcast: Ellee Thalheimer, Cycling Sojourner



It’s a first for us – best-ofs!  The Sprocket has been around long enough for a few years’ worth of episodes to fall off of the major distribution channels’ feeds, and with all of our staff busy (Guthrie in town, Aaron in Mexico & Brock in Utah), we thought we’d bring you two conversations with a fabulous bicycle touring author, Ellee Thalheimer!

Ellee is the author of the Cycling Sojourner series of bicycle touring guidebooks, one for Oregon and one for Washington (with the much-sought-after New Jersey edition still frustratingly out of sight in the future), featuring made-to-order routes in accessible lengths of 3-5 days each in some of the most scenic parts of these states, all delivered with her own charming personality and style.  Get our copy and start planning your tours today!

Our first interview with her in 2011 from Episode 77 features Aaron Flores as a guest cohost before he joined the program full time with Brock Dittus & his wife Adele talking to Ellee about the Oregon edition; the second is from 2014 on Episode 187 about the Washington edition.

Enjoy, and see you next week with a fresh new live show from the Airstream.  Cheers!


E400 – Brock, Madi, & Some News



It’s our four-hundredth episode, and Madi Carlson came in!  Oh, and some guy named Brock.  We chat about Brock’s newest adventures & news, Madi’s relocation to Portland and what it’s like to live here vs. there!  And a little chat about Disney movies, to round it out.  And Guthrie’s bike shop foiled another bike theft!

Thanks to YOU for listening – it makes us happy to see your comments, pictures, patch locations and adventures as you share your stories with us.  Can’t believe we made it to 400 episodes!

Also thanks to our drink sponsor The Beer Mongers for generously providing our libations, and our generous Patreon donors for underwriting our operating costs!

Calendar
2nd THURSDAY of every month Joyful Rider’s Club in Minneapolis
2nd Friday of Every Month Boston Bike Party
Also 2nd friday of Every Month Indianapolis Bike Party
Every 2nd Sunday of every month Corvidae Bike Club Ride
April 8:  Pedal Pursuit
April 14: Ladd’s 500 Team Sprocket Podcast will interview you!!
April 29: Monster Cookie Metric Century
April 29: Yakima Valley Fondo
May 16: SANTA CRUZ, CA RIDE OF SILENCE
May 19: DC Bike Ride
June 23: Petal Pedal*
August 19: Portland Century
Sept 2: Tour de Lab*
Sept. 22: Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race Lowell, MA

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Aarhus, Demark – March 3, 2018
SXSW, Austin, TX – TBD around March 9-12, 2018 (10 days left to back their fundraising efforts to go.)
Copenhagen – March 10, 2018
Albany, NY – July 22, 2018
Seattle, WA – TBD
Vancouver, WA – TBD
Arcata, CA – November, 2018
Bendigo, Australia – October, 2018

Headlines
From bikeportland.org
Oregon’s expanded bike tax passes out of committee with unanimous support

From CityLab.com
The Strongest Case Yet That Excessive Parking Causes More Driving

Mail
Joyce W comments on the Ladds 500: “Reminds me of the time I rode (almost) 50-miles’ worth of laps around a nearby 1/3-mile MUP loop.”

Heather M has joined the Sprocket Strava Club: “Hello from Oakland, CA.”

A Text from Ethan Georgi: “Maybe I’m the only one who enjoyed hearing about Aaron’s Whole 30 adventure. Food matters. Different points of view matter.”

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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
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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, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, Dan Gebhart (who’s a time traveler), Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Mr. T, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Derek Waggoner, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, Jimmy Diesel, dudeluna, Matthew Rooks


E392 – Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race



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!

Other Kinetic Sculpture Races in the world (from Wikipedia):
Humboldt County, CA: Kinetic Universe, Memorial Day & all year round
Baltimore, MD: http://www.kineticbaltimore.com/, May 2018
Port Townsend, WA: https://www.ptkineticrace.org/, October 2018
Corvallis, OR: http://www.davincidays.org/, TBA 2018
Ventura, CA: http://www.kineticrace.com/, TBA 2018
Klamath Falls, OR: http://www.klamathkinetic.org/, TBA 2018
Philadelphia, PA: http://kensingtonkineticarts.org/, TBA 2018
Cour D’Alene, ID: https://www.gizmo-cda.org/, TBA 2018?

See you back after the new year with another studio episode.  Happy New Year to you & yours!


E380 – Robert Rides Recumbent Relentlessly



In the studio today we have Robert Weaver who rode his recumbent bike across the land.  He gives us the lowdown on being closer to the ground, and what he learned as he crossed the continent!  We’re glad he got in touch on his way to the west coast.  Follow Robert at whatifitspossiblenow.com

As always, Thank you to our drink sponsor The Beer Mongers for providing libations and to all of our Patreon donors who keep us going.

Calendar
IT’S BIKETOBER!
Wheel Options during October for commuters in WA
Oct 12-22: Ciclopalooza! In San Antonio TX (more in news)
Oct 15: Endurance Bikepacking Stories from Around the World (with Nathan Jones)
Oct 20-22: Freak Bike Fall
Oct 26-28: St. Johns River-to_Sea Loop Summit and Trail Celebration Deland, FL
Nov 18: Cranksgiving! With special guest Emcees!
Dec 1: Pedal Shift turns 100!
Dec. 15-17 BikeCraft 2017

Headlines
Tweeted to us from Bicycle San Antonio from the Rivard Report: Ciclopalooza: San Antonio’s First DIY Bike Festival

From PBOT’s News blog: News Blog: Youth-designed bike lane art hits the streets of Portland

From StreetsBlog: Wisconsin Decides It Can Live Without $1.1 Billion Highway Widening After All

From bikeportland.org: My day as a Portland Public Schools bus driver by Brock Dittus

Mail
From Jeremy Kitchen: much love but GAAAAH the compression!

From Ranger Tom: another bike/walk/etc. Contest for October if you live or work in WA
“Also may reduce the effects of Stout on your ass.”

From Todd G.
“On the last show Brock asked if I received stickers.  I have not.”

From Nathan Poulton
“I mined your pods…what was said helped me to my first multi day trip”

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 & instagram: @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, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, 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, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, 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, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Derek Waggoner, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Dennis O’Brien, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro


E373 – @graveneutral does the eclipse outback!



Eric Iverson & Ross Putnam rode the famed Oregon Outback route to view the 2017 total eclipse.  We love getting audio from peoples’ adventures, and they were kind enough to send voice memos specifically for us while on the trip.  They also posted quite a few #trailtips on the @graveneutral Instagram account!  So we stitched them into a neat little documentary of their trip for your listening pleasure.  Be sure to watch their daily recap videos on Eric’s personal account as well for even more adventure that we didn’t include in this episode.

Day 1 video montage
Day 2 video montage
Day 3 video montage
Day 4 video montage
Day 4 part 2 video montage

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

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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, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, 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, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, 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, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Derek Waggoner, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Dennis O’Brien, Todd Groesbeck


E372 – Ridealong: Anna’s First Bike Camp!



Aaron & Anna took an end-of-summer bike camping trip, and recorded a little audio!
Check out the pictures at instagram.com/sprocketpodcast

 

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

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, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, 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, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, 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, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Derek Waggoner, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Dennis O’Brien, Todd Groesbeck


E371 – Brad from Newfoundland



Brad Wade is a cross-country bicycle tourist from Newfoundland, and he is unique in his physiology: his heart is located in a different part of his body than most people’s, and only has one functional lung.  That hasn’t stopped him from adventuring!  We chat with him near the end of his trip about his experiences, health, food access, and (of course) his gear.  Aaron Green, author of We Were Like Sons and founder of The Regrainery, joined us in this conversation.

Follow Brad’s adventures on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/btwade212/

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

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, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, 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, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, 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, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Derek Waggoner, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Dennis O’Brien, Todd Groesbeck

 


E367 – Lizzy Does The Lower 48



Lizzy took a huge bike tour over 6 months covering all 48 contiguous states, with a pet rat, Beefy, in tow, and ate a vegan diet the whole time.  She tells us some tales from the road.  Did we mention she’s a friend of Superfan Aqua?  Check out her adventures from multiple tours at withinbikingdistance.com

Brock took a huge ride and saw a giant salamander, and Aaron is finally gonna go bike camping after switching his daily ride.

Thanks to our generous sponsor The Beer Mongers and our Patreon donors that keep us going!
“&$@# that. It’s like the surface of Venus. But surely I can get to SE Division and 12th!”

Calendar – Be A Part of It!
Aug 26: Cycle in the City Bike Party in Edmonton (thanks Glenn Kubish)
Aug 26: Swift Summit 200/100
Aug 27-28: Dirty Sellwood (sellwood to cape lookout)
Sept 1: Filmed By Bike in Petosky, MI, Eugene, OR, Seattle, WA, and Charlevoix, MI
Sept. 5 & the weekend prior: The Beer Mongers’ anniversary!
Sept. 30: Bike Your Park Day (selected WA State Parks)
Oct 6: The AML_X challenge
Oct 6-8:  Youth Bicycle Summit
Oct 26-28: St. Johns River-to_Sea Loop Summit and Trail Celebration Deland, FL

Headlines
From WaPo via Tim Mooney “Hey @SprocketPodcast – it’s that overnight bus from SF to LA thing. And it looks pretty awesome!”
Can a better night’s sleep in a ‘hipster’ bus replace flying?

Mail
New Donor Todd Groesbeck!

From Jason Aufdenburg: “Still awaiting The Sprocket Podcast stickers!”

Dan and Phil ask if you remember that time all the plants turned to chocolate.

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, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Derek Waggoner, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Dennis O’Brien, Todd Groesbeck


E366 – Ridealong: The Rice Cooker Ride with Team Japan, October 2016



Back in 2016 in the fall, Team Japan came to Portland to participate in the Disaster Relief Trials.  Their ringleader Tad, a professor from a university in Japan, organized the Rice Cooker Ride with the help of DRT organizer Mike Cobb, and they demonstrated a resilient method for preparing simple food during a potential disaster scenario, a traditional wood-burning stove used to prepare rice that they easily transported by bicycle.  Brock & Aaron attended the ride and caught some audio from the event, including an interview that local television station KATU used to create a story about the ride on the evening news.  There was also a body cam compilation made of scenes from the ride!

We were grateful for the chance to meet Team Japan, and look forward to seeing them again someday soon!


E358 – Reid Lustig, Renaissance Man



Reid Lustig is an all-around game-for-anything kind of guy, which has lead him to such adventures as the half fictional drama, half travelogue music podcast The River Signal as well as long-distance bicycle tours, a season living south of the border, and his newest venture in mobile bicycle repair, SprocketFly. How can you pass up the opportunity to chat with someone this interesting?

Also:  Clever Cycles 10th Anniversary ride & Grilled By Bike’s axe throwing exploits

Calendar – Be A Part of It!
2nd Friday of every month: Indianapolis Bike Party
May 11- July 2: Vintage Italian Bike Exhibit presented by Brooklyn Velodrome Vintage Wheelmen
June 14: Bicycle exsmuss
June 17:
Fuck Yeah! It’s Summer Ride! in Indianapolis, IN
June 18: Brompton World Championships in NYC
June 24: Women Bike beginners bike camp
June 24: The Gathering at Gateway Green -Featuring Dirt Lab-
June 25: Dads on Vacation
July 7: The Steens Mazama 1000
July 15-16: The Seattle-To-Portland
July 29: Pie-a-Thon (with LIVE Sprocket Podcast)
Sept 1: Filmed By Bike in Petosky, MI, Eugene, OR, Seattle, WA, and Charlevoix, MI
Oct 6: The AML_X challenge
Oct 6-8:  Youth Bicycle Summit

Headlines
Josh explains why we’ve been noticing the seasonal pollen: Eugene count is 720!?!  It’s that time of year.

Mail
Keith in Indy says: take yr allergy meds to Colorado

Donation from Drew the Welder!

Joyce grills by bike, and didn’t care for switching up tandem rider roles.

David Heddy thanks us for our grammar on the bike tax issue.

Amber feels the pinch on Portland Interstate Bridge bike traffic.

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, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Derek Waggoner, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore