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E492 – How Oregon Got The Idaho Stop Law with Ray & Bjorn



Bjorn Warloe & Ray Thomas both worked on some very important legislation here in Oregon, and they return to the studio (graciously, after attempting a recording a few weeks ago that got dumped by a bad machine) to discuss pitching legislative concepts, persistence, and timing.  The “Idaho Stop Law” allowing bicycle riders to proceed without stopping through a signed intersection was passed in Oregon this year, and will take effect soon!  

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

Calendar:
2nd Thursday of every month Joyful Rider’s Club in Minneapolis
1st Friday of every month SF Bike Party
2nd Friday of Every Month Boston Bike Party
Also, 2nd friday of Every Month Indianapolis Bike Party
Also, Also, 2nd Friday of Every Month East Bay Bike Party
Last friday of every month: Baltimore Bike Party
The 1st Saturday of every month Civil Unrest Ride
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Pittsburg, PA – November 20
Ashland, OR – Dec 4
Bendigo, Aus – Dec 4
Seattle, WA – Feb 28th
Pittsburg, PA – March 22nd

MAIL:
Mac Nurse David calls in after awhile

From Nathon Poulton – “Where has the front mech gone?” https://twitter.com/mrcycology/status/1194980264566546433/photo/1

From ChillyWeatherChillyHeather: Listening to you all talking about figs when I just went on a fig scavenging group ride yesterday! Super fun.

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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 & instagram: @SprocketPodcast
Donate: Patreon (ongoing), Venmo (one time) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, 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, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, 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, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, dudeluna, Matthew Rooks, Marshall, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy


E491 – Thursday Night Ride & Tracklocross! with Mariana & Jeremy



Mariana & Jeremy join this episode to talk about Portland’s Thursday Night Ride (TNR), inspired in part by Mariana’s desire for something like Guadalajara’s “Cyclista Nocturna” and a lack of regular, noncompetitive events in town.  They also explain Tracklocross, an event which is competitive, in which one rides a track bike on rough terrain and has a great time doing it!

Thanks to our beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, and, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going!  If you enjoy what we do on the show, your donations are always appreciated.

Calendar:
November 13 – Bike Parking Code update weigh-in at Portland city council

2nd Thursday of every month Joyful Rider’s Club in Minneapolis
1st Friday of every month SF Bike Party
2nd Friday of Every Month Boston Bike Party
Also, 2nd friday of Every Month Indianapolis Bike Party
Also, Also, 2nd Friday of Every Month East Bay Bike Party
Last friday of every month: Baltimore Bike Party
The 1st Saturday of every month Civil Unrest Ride
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Akron, OH – November 3
Pittsburg, PA – November 20
Ashland, OR – Dec 4
Bendigo, Aus – Dec 4
Seattle, WA – Feb 28th
Pittsburg, PA – March 22nd

HEADLINES:
From Bikeportland.org: 15th annual BikeCraft fair is back with a new venue and more BikeCraft 2019 is set for November 30th and December 1st (a bit earlier this year to be closer to peak shopping season) at the DoubleTree Hilton in the Lloyd.

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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 & instagram: @SprocketPodcast
Donate: Patreon (ongoing), Venmo (one time) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, 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, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, 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, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, dudeluna, Matthew Rooks, Marshall, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy


E489 – Emily & RJ Bike Loudly



EmilyRJ are with Portland advocacy group BikeLoudPDX and join to discuss their experience and passion for the work and action of making their city safer and more effective for all citizens, including what to do when you realize you’re telling starry-eyed upstarts to “take their enthusiasm elsewhere” and how to stay grounded over time.

Links
BikeLoud Subscribe Link: subscribe.bikeloudpdx.org
BikeLoud Twitter: twitter.com/bikeloudpdx
BikeLoud Instagram: instagram.com/bikeloudpdx
BikeLoud FB: facebook.com/bikeloud

Testimony of the brave Harriet Tubman students: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImhIi5SlEQM
For folks who are interested in stopping ODOT’s efforts to expand freeways, follow No More Freeways: nomorefreewayspdx.com
And check out Portland’s Sunrise Movement chapter: https://www.sunrisepdx.org/
The candidate in our mayoral race who has committed to a “Green New Deal,” which includes e-bike subsidies, is Sarah Iannarone. You can learn more and support her campaign at: sarah2020.com
Community Cycling Center: https://communitycyclingcenter.org

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

Calendar
The Bike Parking Code update we discussed back in episode 448 is going to City Council at 2pm on November 13th.
Online info at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/70439
Online testimony at https://www.portlandmaps.com/bps/mapapp/proposals/#/bpc

2nd Thursday of every month Joyful Rider’s Club in Minneapolis
1st Friday of every month SF Bike Party
2nd Friday of Every Month Boston Bike Party
Also, 2nd friday of Every Month Indianapolis Bike Party
Also, Also, 2nd Friday of Every Month East Bay Bike Party
Last friday of every month: Baltimore Bike Party
The 1st Saturday of every month Civil Unrest Ride
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Coos Bay, OR November 2
Akron, OH – November 3
Pittsburg, PA – November 20
Ashland, OR – Dec 4
Seattle, WA – Feb 28th

Headlines
There’s nothing controversial about bike lanes
https://www.outsideonline.com/2402977/controversial-lanes-bike-snob

NACTO (National Association of City Transportation Officials) releases v2 of shared micromobility guidelines
https://nacto.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/NACTO_Shared_Micromobility_Guidelines_Web.pdf

From Citylab – ‘Walled Gardens’ vs. Open Mobility: The Battle Begins

From WDRB (Louisville) –Metro Council passes ordinance designed to make streets safer for all

From WSJ – Buses Cruise Through Manhattan Corridor as Traffic Change Takes Effect

Mail
From Chris in CO:
https://denverite.com/2019/10/13/denver-bicycle-cafe-will-close-soon/

From J. Leko Furniture Maker: Guthrie folds a tire

We got a text!  PDX bike maps in toilets

From Tim Coleman: “I like everything about bike packing except the camping out part.”

From Harm in NZ:  tips for visitors
Here’s the link: http://www.touraotearoa.nz
Also check out: https://nzcycletrail.com/

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
Donate: Patreon (ongoing), Venmo (one time) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, 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, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, 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, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, dudeluna, Matthew Rooks, Marshall, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy


E488 – Miles of Portraits’ next chapter



Annalisa & Erik of Miles of Portraits have a new project coming, and they join us to discuss the details.  Magazine, film, and more, brought to you by… you!  They describe the next part of their project and how you can support their work of personalizing the places we travel as they plan their trip to India.  We also talk about the infamously popular pool noodle!

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

Calendar:
2nd Thursday of every month Joyful Rider’s Club in Minneapolis

1st Friday of every month SF Bike Party
2nd Friday of Every Month Boston Bike Party
Also, 2nd friday of Every Month Indianapolis Bike Party
Also, Also, 2nd Friday of Every Month East Bay Bike Party
Last friday of every month: Baltimore Bike Party
The 1st Saturday of every month Civil Unrest Ride
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Coos Bay, OR November 2
Akron, OH – November 3

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
Donate: Patreon (ongoing), Venmo (one time) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, 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, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, 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, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, dudeluna, Matthew Rooks, Marshall, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy


E469 – Scott Batchelar, Bike Fun Facilitator



Scott Batchelar is a staple of bike fun organizing in Portland, Oregon and dedicates himself to well-planned rides with safety around the logistics and fun at the heart of it all.  We invite him into the studio to share some of his ideas on the history and future of bike fun, what makes a good ride, and what he’ll be leading during this year’s month of bike fun, Pedalpalooza.  Scott is also the caretaker of the Portland Bike Fun Library, a lending organization for gear that makes fun rides even more enjoyable.

As always, thanks to our drink sponsor The Beer Mongers & our generous Patreon donors.

Calendar
Shift2bikes.org has the Pedalpalooza Calendar posted!!

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
Also, Also, 2nd Friday of Every Month East Bay Bike Party
Last friday of every month: Baltimore Bike Party
The 1st Saturday of every month Civil Unrest Ride
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride

June 9: Get Lost Ride
June 10: Bikeship Discovery!
June 12: PDX Coolness Ride
June 14: History of Food Carts Ride
June 14: Light Brigade: Major Streets Ride
June 15: Splish, Splash It’s A Wet, Wet Portland
June 15: Light Brigade: The Slow Glow Ride
June 15th: Analog Alleycat
June 16: Pedalpalooza: Come Together Rides
June 19: The Games We Play Ride
June 23: PDX Eastside Mural Ride
June 27: Rocky Butte Sunset Dance Party Picnic Ride
June 30: Mobile Bike Decoration Ride
July 20: Gorge Pedal

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Crested Butte, CO – June 27
Dallas, TX – June 29
Detroit, MI – July 12
Missoula, MT – Sept 15
Bendigo, Australia – October 4
Akron, OH – November 3

Headlines

Mail

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
Donate: Patreon (ongoing) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, 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, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, 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, 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, Marshall, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon


E468 – Beth Hamon Returns



Beth Hamon returns for her third appearance, this time to share some new songs, discuss the difficult relationships some of us have with our mothers, carbon footprints, and much more.  Find her music on Facebook!

As always, thanks to our drink sponsor The Beer Mongers & our generous Patreon donors.

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
Also, Also, 2nd Friday of Every Month East Bay Bike Party
Last friday of every month: Baltimore Bike Party
The 1st Saturday of every month Civil Unrest Ride
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride

June 8th: Brooklyn scavenger hunt 1pm at Brooklyn city park (maria schur)
June 8th: The Alley Ride (2:30pm meets at Peninsula Rose Garden Fountain)
June 15th: Analog Alleycat
July 20: Gorge Pedal

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Crested Butte, CO – June 27
Dallas, TX – June 29
Detroit, MI – July 12
Missoula, MT – Sept 15
Bendigo, Australia – October 4
Akron, OH – November 3

Headlines
From Annalisa Van Den Bergh: “why every cyclist needs a pool noodle

Bowie vs Prince: CANCELLED

From Path Less Pedaled – We Finally Know how to do it, to pronounce PANNIER

From Trimet/HOP: now available on iPhone/Apple Watch

Paula Funatake is a humanoid of Surly!

Mail
Nation says“Really digging the most recent episode btw, I started listening after Guthrie had started!”

From Ben Flores: voicemail

From Gregory Braithwaite: ride of silence

How to describe Pedalpalooza to those who haven’t experienced it

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
Donate: Patreon (ongoing) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, 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, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, 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, 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, Marshall, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole


E460 – Filmmaker Drew Coleman



photo credit: Drew Coleman via BikePortland

Drew Coleman will be a featured filmmaker at this year’s Filmed By Bike festival in Portland, Oregon, so we invited him in to talk about his craft.  Festival founder Ayleen Crotty joins as well.  Drew’s film plays Sunday of this year’s festival!  Get your tickets at filmedbybike.org

Also: Guthrie’s thoughts on emojis, and Aaron’s take on Kombucha flavored Kombucha.

Note that this episode was recorded out of studio, so the audio quality is different than usual!  Thank you for understanding – we’ll be back in the studio next week.

Calendar
Shift2bikes.org has the Pedalpalooza Calendar posted already!!

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
Also, Also, 2nd Friday of Every Month East Bay Bike Party
Last friday of every month: Baltimore Bike Party
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride
Every Saturday morning in April Pastry Ride at Perennial Cycle in MSP

April 1-30 in Minneapolis 30 days of biking
April 1-30 in PDX the 3 Speed Adventure Challenge (more deets in headlines)
April 13th in Portland Ladds 500
April 24:Sturmey Archer Hub Overhaul Workshop-Golden Pliers 7pm
May 15th: The Santa Cruz CA: Ride of Silence, Abbot Square 6:30PM
May 17-19th Filmed by Bike in beautiful Portland, Oregon!
May 26: P-town Throwdown 2019, Daddies board shop

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Victor, ID – May 17
Champaign-Urbana, IL – May 29
Crested Butte, CO – June 27
Dallas, TX – June 29
Detroit, MI – July 12
Missoula, MT – Sept 15
Bendigo, Australia – October 4
Akron, OH – November 3

The Miles of Portraits team will be taking the Tour de REI to the Southwest. We’ll ride our bikes almost 2,000 miles from LA to Santa Fe, NM, stopping at REIs along the way to share our story. Here’s the Southwest lineup:
🏜 Apr 09 Tucson, AZ
☀️ May 04 Santa Fe, NM
🌅 May 11 Albuquerque, NM

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
Donate: Patreon (ongoing) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, 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, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, 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, 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, Marshall, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G


E458 – The Unipiper Keeps It Weird



It’s been about 5 years since we checked in with Brian Kidd, better known in Portland and on the internet as The Unipiper!  He’s just launched a nonprofit organization, Weird Portland United to foster and support the kind of homegrown weird stuff that Portland, Oregon has long been known for.  Listen in to our chat with this local legend and get inspired to celebrate the unique in your own life! Visit weirdportlandunited.org

As always, thanks to our drink sponsor The Beer Mongers & our generous Patreon donors.

Calendar

Every 2nd and 4th Monday 10:30am from now through March at Clever Cycles: Storytime with Kidical Mass
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
Also, Also, 2nd Friday of Every Month East Bay Bike Party
Last friday of every month: Baltimore Bike Party
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride

Also March 18: National Transit Drivers’ Day
March 28: From doctor something, another debut of a transit center song! Thursday 9pm at Kellys Olympian
April 2 Bikes of Wrath @ Regal Fox Tower Stadium 6:30PM
April 13th in Portland Ladds 500
May 15th: The Santa Cruz CA Ride of Silence (in memory of friends and loved ones killed by cars while riding bikes. Meets at Abbot Square for a 6:30PM Departure, Greg encourages listeners to seek out Ride of Silence events in your town.
May 17-19th Filmed by Bike in beautiful Portland, Oregon!
May 26: P-town Throwdown 2019: Daddies board shop

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Ithica, NY – March 28
Victor, ID – May 17
Champaign-Urbana, IL – May 29
Crested Butte, CO – June 27
Dallas, TX – June 29
Detroit, MI – July 12
Missoula, MT – Sept 15
Bendigo, Australia – October 4
Akron, OH – November 3

Miles of Portraits
🌵 Apr 04 Paradise Valley, AZ
🏜 Apr 09 Tucson, AZ
☀️ May 04 Santa Fe, NM
🌅 May 11 Albuquerque, NM

Headlines

Get Supple with Pathless Pedaled – patches & stickers in!

Biketown implements fee for improperly locked cycles

Because we missed it: New bus route from NE to NW started March 3rd

Mail
From Wayne Norman in California: Miles of Portraits

From Nation (@yar2084 on twitter): “You guys need more “Aaron and Guthrie shoot the shit” episodes! :)”

From Eamonn K.: “Just listening to your episode on Steel skatepark while driving back from Sandy when I passed (I think) Brock on Halsey. Portland is a small world.”

From Andy K.: “Finally got around to seeing “This Girl is Badass.” One of the worst movies ever made, an hour too long, and not even the funny parts came remotely close to redeeming it. If it were made later I’d call it a really bad ripoff of “Premium Rush.””

A thank you to a long time supporter for a generous donation!

And to all listeners and supporters for tuning in

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
Donate: Patreon (ongoing) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, 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, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, 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, 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, Marshall, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G


E438x – Anniversary of Montana’s Statehood



One year ago, Aaron turned a year older and a few friends gathered at the studio after a recording to celebrate the anniversary of Montana’s statehood.  Aaron has a special connection to that day, and we wanted to mark the occasion.  Present were Aaron & Anna, Guthrie, Armando, Brock & Adele, and we’re sharing a minimally edited version of a live mic in the room with all of their permission.  You get to be a fly on the wall for this celebration.

New studio show coming later this week.  Enjoys!


E429 – Rebroadcast: Jeff Everett & The FBC, Y’all



This content was originally published in November 2014, and it’s so much fun we’re bringing it back! Expect more new studio shows next week!  Happy Labor Day, y’all.

Jeff Everett (the Jeff Everett) is a relatively new Portland resident, but he’s been coordinating bike fun for years.  We talk about his early life in the southern US states, the bicycling scene in St. Louis, Missouri, and his move to Spokane, Washington where he established the long-running FBC, a series of rides at night leading from bar to bar, and through some shenanigans.  Jeff also fearlessly disassembled our sound board before the show to fix an issue, like a champ.

Check out the great short form documentary about Spokane’s FBC, Keep It Simple, on Vimeo.

Also: Brock & Team Sincerity do Cranksgiving, and Aaron goes to see Cold Specks.

Headlines

BBC, from From Anna in PDX: The psychology of why cyclists enrage car drivers

From Clever Cycles: Who says poetry doesn’t pay?

Mail

JohnnyK sends us instructions for using a protractor to determine how steep that hill you’re climbing is.  “add a small level to toptube then hang a short string with a small weight at the end from toptube card for degree.” (conversation on Twitter)

Anna sends us a link to Cycling Without Age.

Ben sends in a record-playing bicycle.

Chris in Arcata sends us a video about a bike trip full of left turns.
[reminds us of what Tom Allen likes about touring]

Phil in AK on why he’s not vegan, but appreciates our considerations on clothing.

The Stickman tells us that Phoenix gets its bike share going ahead of Portland. Starts November 25th care of gridbikes.com

Glenn in YEG did Coffee Outside!

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