Category Archives: Emergengy Preparedness

E425 – Resiliency By Bike with Mike Cobb



This week, Mike Cobb tells us about his departure from an ordinary bike mechanic’s life into a quest to design and outfit a bike that can respond to crisis situations.  How do you mount a windmill to a bike? And why? Well, when the grid goes down, you know who to call. Mike details his outrageous cycle tour through the American southwest and what he terms “radical disassembly” to make a cargo bike fit into a prescribed box for shipping.  Among other things!

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

Also, Bicycle/Race, Adonia Lugo’s “…unforgettable picture of Los Angeles—and the United States—from the perspective of two wheels.” is available from Microcosm Publishing and wherever you get your books.

Hey, did you know that our friends at Path Less Pedaled have a podcast? Check it out!

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
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride

August 7th National Night Out
August 11: Swift Summit NW come talk with the sprocket on assignment
August 15: E-Scoot P-town Throwdown
August 19: Portland Century
Sept 2: Tour de Lab*
Sept 8-9: Bike MS150
Sept 13: Dr. Something’s “Beaverton TC” single release party (transit themed EP in the works)
Sept. 20 Street Books Fall Celebration
Sept. 22: Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race Lowell, MA
Sept. 29: Wheels On Fire 100, Tucumcari, NM
Nov 9 & 10: Portland Podcast Festival

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES: (note: many changes and additions)
Snoqualmie, WA – August 24 & 25
Eugene, OR – August 31
Chicago, IL – September 14
Hood River, OR – October 30
Akron, OH – November 4
Arcata, CA – November 15
Bendigo, Australia – November 30
Phoenix, AZ – November 30
Boise, ID – January 18

Headlines
OPB’s Think Out Loud gets in on the scooter talk with Cory Poole calling in

Mail
Paul L in Corvalis on aaron’s pic of donuts in a Carradice bag

Phil B in AK has joined our not-so-official Strava group

Isaac in NM sent us some audio

Mr. T in MT: I have ridden past this place outside Helena for a year or two.  It always makes me think of Aaron and his “Lionheart” kombucha.

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, Ethan Georgi, 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


E402 – Rice Cooker Ride 2018 with Tad & friends



We spoke again with Tad and some students, Yass, Kaide, & Kodi from University in Tsukuba. You might remember them from Disaster Relief Trials 2016!  We talk about the Kamado, a wood fired rice cooker, international cycling standards compared, and how they think about responding in an emergency.

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
March 20 – 31: Errandonnee (from Joyce W)
March 24: Spring Equinox Ride in Indianapolis from Keith in Indy
April 8:  Pedal Pursuit
April 14: Ladd’s 500 Team Sprocket Podcast will interview you!!
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 12: “Mashley” Scavenger Hunt Ride.
May 16: SANTA CRUZ, CA RIDE OF SILENCE (from ride leader Gregory Braithwaite)
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:
Albany, NY – July 22, 2018
Seattle, WA – TBD
Vancouver, WA – TBD
Arcata, CA – November, 2018
Bendigo, Australia – October, 2018

Headlines
From Shift2Bikes.org: an announcement from Chris “Fool”

Sleep bus is now CABIN

From Bicycle Retailer via Josh G.
Knockoff “Shinano” parts surface in repair rooms!

From NW News Network via Josh G.
Some Parents Want Stockpiles At Schools To Prepare For The Big One

Mail
New Members of our (un)Official Strava Club:
John O. “Brompton rider dodging buses and Ubers ” Hello from rainy San Francisco
Dereck Waggoner: “Saying hi from Topeka Kansas!”
Christa A:“Hi from Springfield,MO! I’m relatively new to cycling and am training for the MS150 in September here in the Ozarks. Love listening to podcast and I’ve learned some good stuff.”

From Joyce W.: running for transportation and fading the music

From Keith H in Indy: tumbleweave means spring!

From Dan in Boise, ID: he’s heard them all, went to FBB & still listening!

Another voicemail from Eric Iverson!  In Roswell.

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