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E344 – Ride With GPS, and with Kevin & Zack!



Ride With GPS is a fantastic tool for bicycle riders, designed by bicycle riders who code.  Kevin & Zack join us to explain how their new Ride Report function can provide expert, local opinions on the rides you have wanted to take, but weren’t sure if you should.  Their Ambassador program has been connecting people with information, too!  We are also joined by a bottle of whiskey, a mystery bag, and a hell of a lot of laughter.  Enjoy!


E343x – KPTV Interview & The Beer Mongers on St. Patrick’s Day!



Hey, I don’t know if you heard, but we were on the TV!

Don’t worry, you can watch it on the internet if you killed yours.  Here’s the link!
http://www.kptv.com/story/34939343/hear-portlanders-stories-on-stream-pdx

Also, Brock stops by the Beer Mongers (on SE Division & 12th) for St. Patrick’s Day!


E343 – Sarah Iannarone For Portland



Sarah Iannarone is the once and future queen of Portland.  In her bid for the last mayoral election she lobbied for safer and better streets as a means to equity for all residents of the city, and she is the only car-free mayoral candidate we can think of!  Crossing town by bus, foot and long-tailed cargo bike, she has enough good ideas for ten shows.  AND she serves the best biscuits & gravy around.  Here’s an hour, anyways!

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
March 17: transit driver appreciation day
March 23: The Timber Trail launch party
March 30: Wolf OR-7 Expedition
April 15: 10am, Ladd’s 500
May 5: Filmed By Bike
June 10: Clever Cycles turns 10!
June 11: Dads on Vacation
June 14: Bicycle exsmuss
July 7: The Steens Mazama 1000
July 15-16: The Seattle-To-Portland

Headlines
Not completely in our vein (more race/trainer/performance than us) but maybe we should mention to our listeners: The Group Ride Podcast!

Sprocket Podcast reporting: new intercity transit company Pacific Crest Bus Lines offers bicycle accommodations to the Oregon coast & eastern Oregon!

From USAToday via DBR: Bike collision with grizzly bear killed Forest Service cop

From PortlandMercury via Josh G.: Need a Pothole Fixed? Maybe a Portland Anarchist Can Help!

Mail
From Ross P.: According to science, DST is total BS; Eric Iverson says Ross and John should debate its merits on our show

From Tom B.: donations, and first ride in a long time!

From Sebastien: Bike Exmuss in June is sort of messed up, Rocketman, and a link to Nathan Jones’ Race Around Earth

From Pedalshift: tides in the Columbia

From Chris B: cargo bikes with aero bars

From Glenn Kubish: pecha kucha on coffee outside

Tweet from Jay: ”I’ve been on 2 years of teams that wore aprons!”

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


E342 – David K’s Inclusive Sales Floor



David Kurushima is the Retail Manager for the Community Cycling Center, a nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon that aims to broaden access to bicycles for everyone, working to remove barriers that might keep someone off their ideal bicycle.  To that end, how do they design the bike shop experience for the best results?  David tells us about what he considers in this effort as he guides their staff and shop layout!

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
March 9: Thursday Night Ride #100! In Portland, OR
March 11: The Dalles Mountain 60!
March 17: transit driver appreciation day
March 23: The Timber Trail launch party
April 15: 10am, Ladd’s 500
May 5: Filmed By Bike
June 10: Clever Cycles turns 10!
June 11: Dads on Vacation
June 14: Bicycle exsmuss
July 7: The Steens Mazama 1000
July 15-16: The Seattle-To-Portland

Headlines
Help fund the Bike Hostel in Newton, Kansas!

From bikeportland.org via Steven B.: New ‘Friends on Bikes’ group wants to create a warm welcome for women of color

Who-Sent-Whom

Mail
From Josh G: geek rap about drop bars

From Eric:Is there etiquette for loading your bike on the bus when there are two slots open? And a voicemail!

From Mr.T, our resident bike geek on going to a compact double: “don’t overgear your way into a spinning Wheelhouse of Regret.”  Sheldon Brown gear inch calculations

From Keith H: Indiana is apparently the most liberated bike fun state

From Tomas Skadow: is Spinlister safe? (yes)

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, Christopher Barnett, Keith Hutchison


E337 – PJ makes some noise



PJ is a bike fun favorite of ours.  We chat about how to build an amazing sound system for your bike (that thumps).  We also discuss how to actively work for improvement in the city you live in, including after a traffic fatality, and gain the attention needed to spur your local officials towards action.

Also: Brock rides to the edge of the end of the world.

Calendar
January 28: Collabofest @ Base Camp Brewing + SheJumpsPDX & Oregon Timber Trail
February 1-4: PDX WinterLight Festival
February 11: Friends of Gateway Green work party (RSVP)
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!
April 15: 10am, Ladd’s 500
June 14: Bicycle Chrissmus

Headlines
BikePortland: I helped sweep bike lanes this weekend (and it felt great)

Mail
Paula Funatake has a new website: http://www.funatakecyclecraft.com

Sean throws some shade about biking to a Bainbridge Island wedding.

And speaking of throwing shade… Nathan spreads the good word.

From senior math correspondent Harry Hugel: Aaron’s zip tie snow trip cost him $27.72 .11 a zip tie, 64×2 one way, 128×2 round trip. -4 unbroken 252 zip ties used.

From senior winter camping correspondant Doug Robertson: get the gear. And Weekend Report: First camping trip of 2017.

Jay Ting Walker poses a question we can’t quite answer.  But here’s Puddlecycle’s FB page!

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


E335 – Guthrie In India



Guthrie Straw took a trip to India to join his best friend’s wedding, and stayed around for a month to bicycle tour with his sister.  Snakes, elephants, and surprisingly intuitive traffic flow kept him alert and entertained!  We get the whole story on what to expect from such a venture.

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

Calendar
January 28: Collabofest @ Base Camp Brewing + SheJumpsPDX & Oregon Timber Trail
February 11: Friends of Gateway Green work party (RSVP)
February 26: Chilly Hilly ride in Seattle
February 27: Menagerie In Motion Kinetic Derby, Gainesville FL
March 11: The Dalles Mountain 60!
June 14: Bicycle Chrissmus

Mail
Aqua asks about bicycle transport on Amtrak to Pennsylvania.

Mr. T shares the Chilly Hilly ride in Seattle with us, along with an invitation!

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


E324 – Ben. Just Ben.



Ben is a local bike shop mechanic with a lot of deep thoughts.  We take the long way around while trying to keep the wheels on during the discussion on bicycle shops & customer service, shame and blame, cutrate online retailers, and more.

Also: Brock just moved, and Aaron helped him do it.  Don’t let the rental truck companies sucker you.

Calendar
November 5: Puddlecycle: Waterslide Ride!
November 11: Moonlit Miles – MatSu River Park in Palmer, AK  at 7:30 PM
November 12: Bikes for Humanity’s Gear Up Gala 6-9pm (Aaron emcees!)
November 13: Puddlecycle: Sunrise Corridor Ride ‘n Walk
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 citylab via Josh G The Ideal Cycling Speed Is 8 to 9 MPH, Says Science

Mail
From Phil in AK on riding in snow, parking in his garage, college days, and more bear news.
From Ethan Georgi: White Zombie
From Rachel in AL: listening to the show and riding distance

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


E323 – Jeremy Does Ham Radio



Listener & donor Jeremy Kitchen drops into the studio to talk about how he got into amateur radio and how it connects to bicycling in his experience!  Coordination of supported bicycling, response to emergency situations, and meeting people from all over the globe are just a few uses of this versatile communication strategy.

Also: Brock and Aaron compete in the disaster relief trials
Flicker DRT photos
And go on the rice cooker ride with Team Japan!
Flickr Rice Cooker Ride photos

Calendar
Present – October 30: Drew “the welder’s” watercolors on display at Crema cafe
October (ALL): Walktober!
October 29 TRICK OR TREAT RIDEat The Doll Asylum, 6315 N Michigan Ave., Portland, OR 97217 5:00pm, 7 p.m. Lone Fir tour. Adult advance tickets $10.
October 31 HALLOWEEN BIKE RIDE! 5:30p
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 the Portland Mercury: Cash-Strapped PBOT Doesn’t Want Your Free Crosswalks

From Listener/Graphic Designer  Marcus Norman: Cycling in Chicago by brompton bikes

Mail

Josh G shares a train movie… with zombies.

Jim G rode Death Valley!

From Joe Biel: glowing praise for the Bicycle Times article.

PBJ Matt says that overalls ARE cool.

Tim on twitter says ski goggles are the way to go.

Russell drinks the Sprocket IPA in Nottingham!

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:

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 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


E321 – Walking Has a Sexy Problem



Alexis Gabriel joins us to talk about walking, its benefits as a transportation mode, and why people might not think so right away.  We chat about fun walks, good food & friends, and more!
Link: The Oregon Environmental Council’s Emerging Leaders Board

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

Calendar
October: (ALL) Walktober
October 15: Brown Bear, Brown Bear reunion show
October 21-23: Freak Bike Fall
October 22: Disaster Relief Trials, Portland OR

Headlines
PATCHES: free for current donors or new ones, or purchase for about $3 (sliding scale according to need)

Mail
Chris Smith: bike/ped drive-thru access initiative.  PDX needs to hear your voice!  Portland residents should submit feedback at this link!

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 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