Category Archives: Health

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!

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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, 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

 


E369 – Wayne, Maria, Annalisa



Wayne Norman is a long-time donor to our show with a road trip happening now and an incredible story of recovering from a health scare to keep on moving from Adventure To Adventure!
Maria Schur is a friend who has been on our show several other times.  We invited her in to describe her involvement in the Swift Summit 200/100 and how she wants to approach the event.
Annalisa took a cross country bicycle tour while taking photographs & managing type 1 diabetes, and ended up staying with Guthrie who happens to be her warmshowers.org host. Check out her portrait series at 4000milesofportraits.com!

Also, Brock & Guthrie ask everyone how their eclipse experiences were.

Calendar – Be A Part of It!
Aug 23: trimodal transportation trivia
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
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
BIG NEWS from Path Less Pedaled
Meet Laura Crawford: U.S. Bicycle Route System Coordinator

From pantone.com via Richard Wezensky: THE PRINCE ESTATE AND PANTONE UNVEIL 

From bikeportland.org: How can our community support the fight against white supremacy?

Mail
Can someone decipher what Tim Mooney is saying?

A dispatch from Eric and Ross

Actually we got so many voicemails!

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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, 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


E363 Peter Koonce Talks Dutch Infra



Peter Koonce manages the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Signals, Street Lighting, & ITS Division. Today, however, he regales us with tales of biking in every Cyclist-American’s go-to country for arguing infrastructure.

Yes, that’s right, we talk about biking in the Netherlands. Specifically, Delpht, NOT Amsterdam.

damn! I forgot to get a photo.

And as always thanks to the Beer Mongers for providing our tasty beverages

Speaking of The Beer Mongers… (from the Willamette Week)
A Local Business Totally Trolled Willamette Week—And It Was Awesome
BeerMongers twisted the WW logo and printed it on shirts

BeerMongers decided to have a little fun at our expense, twisting the WW logo into a BM logo and printing our criticism (“Right breweries. Wrong beers.”) on the back. We were both chastened and honored. The mark of a truly great trolling.

Calendar – Be A Part of It!

2nd Friday of every month: Indianapolis Bike Party

July 26: Eve 6 Ride (#afterpalooza!)

July 29: Pie-a-Thon (with LIVE Sprocket Podcast)

August 5: Jen’s Bike Move (friend of former guest Gerald Fitipaldi)

Aug 26: Cycle in the City Bike Party in Edmonton (thanks Glenn Kubish)

Aug 27-28: Dirty Sellwood

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

From bikeportland.org

‘Adaptive Biketown’ program brings new riders to the fore

Portland now operates the nation’s first city-subsidized adaptive bike rental program.

Mail

Old mail:

An audio update from DBR

 

Physical Mail from Greg B in Santa Cruz!

Greg sent us a letter and a CD from one of his old bands!

He was in PDX on July 18 as part of a bike tour of the OR coast.

Greg, sorry to have missed you.

 

 

A couple texts from Ranger Tom

His son was in a car accident while riding. He’s fine and driver, and all included, were both helpful and encouraging. Here’s picture of his son’s helmet (which will be replaced) signed by the ER staff.

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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, 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


E341 – Stephanie Will Get You Fit



Stephanie Edman is a bike commuter, massage therapist, and bike fitter.  We talk about how body mechanics and care influence the quality of your ride! She offers fitting services at Gladys Bikes here in Portland, Oregon. Find more info at pdxbikemassagechic.com

Also: Brock and Aaron spent an entire day in the airstream, and Brock found a D.B. Cooper-themed brewery.

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 11: The Dalles Mountain 60!
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 Chrissmus
July 7: The Steens Mazama 1000
July 15-16: The Seattle-To-Portland

Headlines
Brock on The Podcast Host about podcasting!

Via Pedalshift: Coca-Cola vs Bike Lanes

Sad news about a walk across america, similar to a story from 2013

via Matt B.: Oslo, Norway, is giving residents $1200 toward purchasing an electric cargo bike

via Matt B.: Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge in Big Sur cracked beyond repair by rains, must be replaced

via Tim Mooney: don’t pack yr guns into yr tires

Who-Sent-Whom
Props to Logan, The Beer Mongers, and KBOO/Pedalshift/Joyride podcasts

Mail
New Donor Chris B.!

Anna: “would double my meager donation for a month to hear yalls commentary on this

Senior Chilly Hilly correspondent Mr. T chronicles his experience

Keith in Indy thinks Cory Pool is rad, ride clipless in the rain, and promotes the Indianapolis Bike Party.

Tom B. is “a grown 44-year-old man running in circles around the lake while mysteriously chuckling.”

Richard W. gives us a movie recommendation: Alleycats

A Tweet from Anthony Hardwick: any similar podcasts from CO? Check The Bike Nerds

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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: @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


E303 – Joe Kurmaskie: Too Metal Cowboy



Joe Kurmaskie, famously known as bicycle touring storyteller The Metal Cowboy, joins us to tell some stories from the road, update us on his hereditary genetic disorder he recently discovered he was living with and what he’s doing to help others it affects, and discuss some local politics and social responsibilities.  Expect the rich and entertaining style you’ve come to expect from the cowboy – he brings it!

Visit ironitout.org to learn more about Hereditary Hemochromatosis (Iron Overload).
Find Joe and his new book Falling Down In Public at metalcowboy.com

 

Also: Brock had an epic weekend with Grilled By Bike and Aaron and Anna almost missed the Prince/Bowie ride

Calendar
June 15: Biking Vikings!
June 18: The 3rd Annual Bike Mechanic Challenge! (SOLD OUT!)
June 21: The Pollen Ride! (NEW DATE)
June 24: The Little Lebowski Urban Achiever Ride (NEW DATE)
July 16: Brompton Urban Challenge!
August 11: Pam Nichols Art Show at Western Bike Works
All Summer: Outer Rim Bicycles + Gateway Brewing – Fridays & Saturdays 12-6

Mail
Whoa!  iTunes review describes us as “Sriracha sauce for my brain!”

Mark still has our Team Sincerity spoke card!

Mac-Nurse David passes along “Where are my pants”

Logan from shows us an all wheel drive bike

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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


E276b – Mail & News with Joe Wheels & David Robinson



Our show with Joe Wheels and David Robinson continues, including:

headlines

The Atlantic, via Logan: Which Jobs Have the Highest Rates of Depression?
50 years of research on bus driver well-being.

mail

Phil in AK approves of the beards.

JohnnyK adds ASCII beard art and thinks cycling is good for your back pains.

Tim is taking the Amtrak sleeper car too!

TopHat says Amtrak ought to allow cargo bikes.  Say it again!

Nathan chimes in on Amtrak too with a story from his childhood.

Doug Robertson is blogging at four season cycling!

Anna says saddle sores are dumb and there are some solutions:
-diaper rash cream
-hydrocortisone cream
-salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide cream (a.k.a the stuff for acne)

Dom from onebikeoneworld.com shares an unusual saddle to avoid the unpleasantness:

Drew the Welder says saddle sores could be boil/abscess instead of lymph system.  Best to stop riding until it goes away.

Also he mentions the Rinko for easy train travel!

Scott says everyone should get “‘bent” – as in recumbent bicycles. He referencesbikeism, and Australia’s HPV race.

PBJMatt asks: Why is it that all the great adventurers are British?

Review from Logan!  “Great podcast and I look forward to their show every week. Their perspectives foster community and collaboration.”

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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, Gabriel Trainer, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Drew the Welder, Anna, Krista Skucas, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Shelly & Troy, Kingof Division, Josh Zisson, Richard G


E274 – Three Duuudes



In a post-holiday season show, Brock describes a recent medical problem and why Amtrak’s sleeper car is the best way to travel, Aaron has some back pain and is a Filmed By Bike juror! And David Robinson rides his 29er through the icy slush to join the discussion.

headlines
from theradavist.com: 3D PRINTED PROSTHETICS ENABLE A KID TO RIDE BMX PART 1

from Portland’s roll easy blog: WAMGAD! WHAT MAKES GRUMPY ASS DRIVERS

mail

from cycletourstore.co.uk – a cycle touring podcast roundup

Wayne: Xmas card!

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music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
phone/SMS: 503-847-9774
twitter: @SprocketPodcast
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Brock Dittus/The Sprocket Podcast
℅ IPRC
1001 SE Division St
Portland OR 97202

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, John Blood, Alison Wiley, Andy Brunner,Dave Knows, Lars V., Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Gabriel Trainer, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Drew the Welder, Anna, Krista Skucas, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Shelly & Troy, Kingof Division, Josh Zisson, Richard G


E053 – Alex Rauch: Tour to Chicago



This week we share with you a phone interview done with Alex Rauch, a former Oregonian now living in Chicago who Brock met as he was beginning his tour across the western states.  He details the joys of lesser known national parks, the great expanse of emptiness that exists in Idaho, connections with strangers along the way, and a (somewhat graphic) description of an unpleasant physical setback solved, in part, by attendance at a Wal-Mart health clinic.

Brock & Brandon share stories from their Thanksgiving weekend events and commiserate about patchy beards.

Mailbag
Donation received from John in NZ – thanks!

Listener Tony compliments the dialogue montage from the 50th show

Blayne from BC suggests we interview someone from Icebreaker, the merino wool company from NZ that has its US headquarters here in Portland OR!

Adri comments: “Love it. This was fun as hell to listen to. Dr. Jeff is great. He should be on the podcast again.”

JohnnyK comments: “Since not many leave comments I thought I would. Hmmm I noticed that you guys get much clearer to understand the more you drink. Anyway great fun and good learning.“

and an iTunes store review from Amos Hunter.

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