Category Archives: Contemplation

E528 – Nice To Meet The Neighbors




photo by Another Believer, under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Aaron & Anna’s neighbor Larry shares his experience getting into bicycling, and they each trade compliments.  Guest cohost Armando, Portland’s mayor of bike fun, joins in Guthrie’s absence.

Also, Guthrie is quarantining on the road by riding where no one else happens to be, and shares two updates before and after the interview.

And: Abdul from Salem, Oregon’s Northwest Hub shares his Everesting challenge by which he’s raising funds for one of their wonderful programs, the Frame Up internship.  Read more and contribute to the cause on the Northwest Hub Facebook page.

Thanks to our nationally recognized “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, and, as always, thanks to our generous 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 & instagram: @SprocketPodcast
Donate: Patreon (ongoing), Venmo (one time) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, 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), 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, Rory in Michigan, 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, Mayra M, Oso, Isaac M, David C, Five Oh Three, Byron Paterson, JT, Kurstin Graham


E503 – Getting Weird with Joshua!



Joshua Force created mind-expanding puzzles using both ancient and modern symbols and deployed them into the public space.  What a great way to revitalize the streets!  We ask him what he does, how he does it, and how people respond, as well as chatting about the evolution of mobility in the city of Portland.  His instagram: @ukodus.rocks and story/contributions at gofundme/ukodus!

Calendar:
March 18th – Oregon Field Guide viewing party at Evolution Fitness, 7pm
May 9 – Mohawk Valley Metric Century, Armitage Park, Eugene OR
June 13 – Hop Head Hundred in Independence, OR
August 15th – Swift Summit 200/100 V.4 in Lebanon, OR
August 16th – Swift Summit NW Hill Climb (location unknown) TT p/b Chamois Butt’r

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
3rd Friday of every month is the San Jose Bike Party
Last Friday of every month: Baltimore Bike Party
The 1st Saturday of every month Civil Unrest Ride in PDX
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride
The last Sunday of every month is the Vintage & Classic ride in Huntsville, AL

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Columbus, OH – March 1st
Idaho Falls, ID – March 5th
Ithica, NY – March 10th
Bend, OR – March 19th
Pittsburg, PA – March 22nd
Bend, OR – April 16th
Sacramento, CA – May 6th
18th Annual – May 14th -> 17th Hollywood Theatre Portland, OR
Crested Butte, CO – June 25th
Alvdal, Norway – Sept 4th

HEADLINES:
Annual GOrge Pass

MAIL:
(Voicemail) – Heather in Oakland

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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, 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, 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, Mayra M, Oso, Isaac M


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


E407 – No More Freeways with Aaron Brown



Aaron Brown joins us in studio to talk NoMoreFreewaysPDX, an effort he leads to impact policymakers’ decisions through groundswell activism & advocacy for the better good of our communities here in Portland, Oregon.  Is a freeway expansion really a good idea? (hint: it’s not) Is congestion pricing really all that difficult or burdensome? (hint: it’s probably not) Aaron breaks it down for us.

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 in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride

April 21: Randi Jo Fabrications Trunk Show (from Rivelo PDX)
April 28: Grant Petersen at Rivelo
April 29: Monster Cookie Metric Century
April 29: Yakima Valley Fondo (from Pete D in Yakima)
May 4-6th: Filmed By Bike in PDX!
May 5th: Grilled by Bike Cinco de Mayo – from Iverson
May 12: “Mashley” Scavenger Hunt Ride
May 16: SANTA CRUZ, CA RIDE OF SILENCE (from ride leader Gregory Braithwaite)
May 17: Ohmydollar book release!
May 19: DC Bike Ride
June 2: Gifford Gravel 50 ( Ride With GPS route )
June 2: Weiser River Ride
June 16: Rivelo Third Anniversary Wing Ding. BBQ, beverages. Deets to follow.12PM
June 23: Petal Pedal*
August 19: Portland Century
Sept 2: Tour de Lab*
Sept 8-9: Bike MS150
Sept. 22: Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race Lowell, MA

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
May 4-6th: Filmed By Bike in PDX!
Albany, NY – July 22, 2018
Seattle, WA – TBD
Vancouver, WA – TBD
Arcata, CA – November, 2018
Bendigo, Australia – October, 2018

Headlines
Women Who Dare: There’s a new podcast in town!

TriMet: The virtual Hop card for Android is available now!

Mail
Bill C – Maybe the “Motorless City” or simply the “Wheeled City” or the “Winged Wheel City” for all the hockey fans!

Pete D in Wenatchee: photobomb!

Eric Iverson Left us another fine voicemail!

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:
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, Marshall


E400b – Anna Interviews Aaron



Anna had a class assignment to interview someone, so naturally she chose the best subject on impulse control possible: Aaron Flores!  One of our core values at The Sprocket Podcast is an intentional approach to life, and this conversation digs into some of the nuances of that approach.

Happy 400th episodes!


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