Our friend Ross Putnam from Base Camp Brewing helped to put a street party together in front of his brewery. Collabofest 2017 featured 16 local breweries working together to experiment and innovate; we went to taste some collaboratively created beers, meet some people, and enjoy the crisp winter day with friends!
Sean Stroup is working on the Gateway Green project in Portland, Oregon, a planned trail riding park that will leverage a large unused property on the east side of town to allow for the first real recreational off-road bicycling within city limits! What will it take to make it a reality?
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Ashley & Daniel are in charge of the upcoming Alleycross race at The Beer Mongers on December 11 entitled “Kimmy Cross.” It’s in memory of a dear friend, starts and ends at the coolest spot, and is a TON OF FUN. We ask how it works, and get to hear a little about their upcoming tour plans as well!
“I’ve been getting caught up on podcasts this weekend. In E323 you mentioned Marcus Norman being featured on the Brompton website. I wanted to let you know that Marcus was not the only person connected with the Sprocket Podcast to befeatured.”
Beth Hamon has a call to action: donate old bicycles to refugees in Portland
Mail Nathan Poulton sends us a pic of his patch
From Todd In MD: Worksman has been making industrial cargo bikes for over 100 years.
From Michael Flournoy: It’s my new SprocketBike.
From Josh G in New Concordia: Transportation music: “Skate Rock” – Thrasher mag. used to have cassette compilations
Harry H from CA: “My coworker Vince digs the patch @SprocketPodcast sent us.”
Paul C sends us a pic of a bike frame beer tap
Christi Caister sends us a pic of her bedazzled patch
We spend four hours at The Beer Mongers (at SE Division & 12th!) for the season launch party of the Beer Mongers Cyclocross Team! This noisy recording contains Brock & Aaron asking members of the team questions about their cross racing experience, as well as a 40th birthday party’s celebrants, Adele’s take on the summer hiking adventure, and Brock & Aaron commenting on obscure things.
Thanks to listener Patrick who dropped by to meet us!
And a huge thanks to chief rabble rouser and team organizer Terry Campbell!
Maria Schur & David Barstow Robinson both rode their bicycles from Portland to the other corner of the state, and up to the top of the two highest peaks in that state. They were among several other racers that completed the unsupported Steens Mazama 1000 tour through incredibly steep hills, barren wildlands, and comforting tiny towns in rural Oregon. We talk about both of their approaches to the challenge and how each of them found a way through to victory. Find Maria’s write-up of the trip here.
Also: Brock and Aaron do some driving, separately.
David Robinson helped a bunch of people enjoy a Saturday by making them ride in circles (i.e. The Ladd’s 500) and also had a hell of a time riding his bike through the woods (the Venersborg 200). Such adventures bear repeating for our benefit!
Also: Brock took a practice hike. Aaron drove through the original and better Broadway. They both went to a school bus rodeo!
He’s baaaaack! Terry Campbell, brother of Sean Campbell of The Beer Mongers (at SE Division & 12th!) drops by the brand new garage studio to share his exploits with some friends bikepacknig through Eastern Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands. We ask him what it takes to do a trip like that, he shares stories about being sought out by the local state trooper, and we also ask him about his thoughts on commuting and being social when he’s riding around town.
Also: Brock went to Mexico, and Aaron got into an argument, and we moved into a new studio with SO MUCH SPACE