Category Archives: Mountain Biking

E356 – we get to hang out with We Got To Hang Out!



We Got To Hang Out is a fairly new cycling-centric podcast that is already exploding in popularity!  We met them while chatting on an episode of the KBOO Bike Show a few months back about podcasting about bicycling.  Annalisa Fish & Abby Watson are enthusiastic about outdoor recreation and have had the chance to interview many notable people in the field, including Katie “Fn” Compton and John Watson of The Radavist.  We Got To Hang Out is a proud member of the Wide Angle Podium network, host to many other fine shows about active outdoor recreation.  You’ll want to hear their show!

Also: Brock rode a lot of miles in a chamois, and Aaron rented a car for his upcoming move.

Thanks to our generous sponsor The Beer Mongers and our Patreon donors that keep us going! You can still vote for The Beer Mongers as your favorite bottle shop in the Willamette Week

Calendar – Be A Part of It!
2nd Friday of every month: Indianapolis Bike Party
May 11- July 2: Vintage Italian Bike Exhibit presented by Brooklyn Velodrome Vintage Wheelmen
May 26-29: Vanport Mosaic Festival
May 28: P-Town Throwdown skateboard race
May 31: Filmed by Bike in Park City, UT
June 1: Pedalpalooza!
June 3: Pioneer Century put together by the Portland Wheelmen Touring Club
June 4: Kyoto City Bikes and Beer (continuing monthly!)
June 4: We Got to Hang Out Live! At Seattle’s Rapha Clubhouse
June 6:  Alameda Stair Carry
June 7: Prince4Ever ride
June 8-11: Oregon Ramble
June 10: Clever Cycles turns 10!
June 10: ride with the winemaker
June 11: Dads on Vacation
June 14: Bicycle exsmuss
June 18: Brompton World Championships in NYC
June 24: Women Bike beginners bike camp
June 24: The Gathering at Gateway Green -Featuring Dirt Lab-
July 7: The Steens Mazama 1000
July 15-16: The Seattle-To-Portland
July 29: Pie-a-Thon (with LIVE Sprocket Podcast)
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
Another new donor! Thank you, David Moore!

From columbiagorgeexpress.com: Oregon’s Columbia Gorge Express will operate Friday through Sunday (and federal holidays), May 26 through Sept. 24 in 2017.

From metro UK via Ranger Tom: Guerrilla gardeners are filling potholes with flowers to make a point

Also via Ranger Tom from ksat.com: Cyclists use 120 plungers to raise bike lane awareness

From Santa Cruz Sentinel  via Greg B in Santa Cruz, CA: Massive Big Sur slide may keep Highway 1 closed for a year

Mail
Harry Hugel Tweets: “For those that are joiners and are not asses while riding their bikes they should consider joining this fine club.”

From Keith Hutchison: regarding our Simpler Times question

From Mr.T: “Grocery shopping with pannier hooked to cart. I thought everyone did it this way.”

From Josh G: Ghost Rider (no, not that one)

From EJ Finneran: Citizen Jane documentary

Shadowfoot says: “As a non-American I appreciated the explanation as to what a Sonic is.”

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, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Derek Waggoner, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore


E353 – Tori Bortman: The Legend



Tori Bortman!  We should have had her on years ago.  She is one of the senior hosts on the KBOO Bike Show, teacher of mechanics and skills at Gracie’s Wrench, author of The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Beginners: Everything a new rider needs to know to gear up and start riding; on top of this, she is a delightful conversationalist.  We get to know the legend in person, discussing Portland’s vegan heritage sites, Christian rock music, radio, music, wrenching and teaching people to ride, and much more!

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

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, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Derek Waggoner, Jason Aufdenberg


E349 – The Ladd’s 500/Justin Patti’s Adventures



Brock & Aaron participated in The Ladd’s 500, arguably the stupidest bike event of the spring season.  And that’s why it’s so great!  Five hundred laps around a ⅕ mile circle, mostly by relay teams but also by a few individuals.  What happened?  All the stories, here.

Justin Patti is an acquaintance from Colorado who recently moved to Portland!  He’s a friend of former show guest The Professor, a bicycle enthusiast who once helped staff KRFC’s Bikes and Beer radio show, and he recently took a low-structure trip to have bicycling adventures in southern California.

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
April 15: 10am, Ladd’s 500
April 29: De Ronde
April 30: La Doyenne
May 5: Filmed By Bike
May 19: Bike to Work Day DC
May 20: Reach the Beach!
May 28: P-Town Throwdown skateboard race
June 6:  Alameda Stair Carry
June 10: Clever Cycles turns 10!
June 11: Dads on Vacation
June 14: Bicycle exsmuss
June 18: Brompton World Championships in NYC
June 24: Women Bike beginners bike camp
June 24: The Gathering at Gateway Green -Featuring Dirt Lab-
July 7: The Steens Mazama 1000
July 15-16: The Seattle-To-Portland
Oct 6: The AML_X challenge

Headlines

From fastcompany.com via Mr.T: At This Bike Shop, You Can Trade Your Old Car For An Electric Bicycle

From cyclingabout.com via Eric Iverson: What’s the Speed Difference Between Front/Rear Panniers and BikePacking Bags? Results

Mail
From Josh G: “I’m going down the copyright free kid music rabbit hole”

Right at the beginning is some pretty funny bike stuff.  and car safety is at 4:20 .. www.kiddierecords.com/mgac/streams/Songs_of_Safety.m3u
Songs of Safety- Frank Luther   Decca C.U. 113  (1) 12″ 78RPM record in bi-fold sleeve Total Time: 8:37
from http://www.kiddierecords.com/mgac/index_2.htm

From Cory Poole: An interesting tidbit on the Warhol banana.

From Keith Hutchison: peeps rolling into the first stop at BikeParty Indy

From Anna: “it looks like the dudes at this shop (disclosure, they visited clever AND gladys) rigged a soft guitar case into a pannier via ortlieb’s QL3 or QL2 hook system.”

iTunes Reviews!


E346b – LIVE announcement of the Oregon Timber Trail at Base Camp Brewing



Harry Dalgaard & Gabriel Amadeus present the first public announcement, explanation, and question/answer session of the Oregon Timber Trail, a new public route allowing people to cross the state of Oregon from south to north (or vice versa, weather conditions depending) by mountain bike or a number of other methods.  We were there and caught it on tape!  Thanks to Base Camp Brewing for hosting the event, filling its walls with perhaps more beards and cycling caps than ever!


E336b – Collabofest!



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!

We spoke with people from:
She Jumps
Base Camp Brewing Co.
Laurelwood Brewing
Ex Novo Brewing Co.
Culmination Brewing
Ecliptic Brewing
Ted Beer at The Slammer Tavern
Happy Mountain Kombucha
Oregon Timber Trail


E334 – Sean Stroup Working on Gateway Green




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?

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 27: Menagerie In Motion Kinetic Derby, Gainesville FL
March 11: The Dalles Mountain 60!
June 14: Bicycle Chrissmus

Headlines
Via listener Fred: Library Bikes in Dallas

Mail
Kathy in Japan wishes us a happy new year!

Jeremy from Critical Transit shares a hiking itinerary by bus on Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula.

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, Kathy at Cycling Walking Eating Talking in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Mr. T, Harry Hugel, Ed Whitman, E.J. Finneran, Paul Culbertson, subvrt


E327 – Ashley & Daniel Do Alleycross!



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!

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

Calendar
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
Aaron is in the latest issue of bicycle times – get your subscription here to see him

Brock finds a hack for cheap egg white replacer

From Huffingtonpost.co.uk via superfan Aqua:

Dyson Award 2016 Winner Announced: A Folding Paper Bicycle Helmet That Could Save Lives

From Brompton.com via Doug Robertson

“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

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


E320xl – The Beermongers Cyclocross Team 2016 Launch Party!



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!

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

Calendar
October 1: Dr. Something EP, Rustic Machinery release party, also she’s got a limited Edition cassette on bandcamp!
October 15: Brown Bear, Brown Bear reunion show
October 21-23: Freak Bike Fall
October 22: Disaster Relief Trials, Portland OR

Mail
We read some mail from listeners between the interviews at timepoint 1:33:00!
PBJ Matt & Tim Mooney from Pedalshift on the new streamPDX studio!
Josh G submits “yestubes.”
Aaron Green “finds” a podcast sticker in CA!
John in Goldendale recommends Biketoberfest & cat videos.
Alex mentions cargo bikes on golf courses.

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, 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

 


E310b – more SM1K talk



Maria & David stayed around after we wrapped the show on the Steens Mazama 1000, and we ended up talking about the ride for 45 more minutes!  Even more detail on how fun AND painful the experience was.


E310 – The Steens Mazama 1000



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.

Calendar
August 11: Pam Nichols Art Show at Western Bike Works Tigard 6pm
August 14: Bike Scout Scavenger Hunt
September 17: Tour de Brew

Mail
Mike finishes his bike tour at age 67!

We read some kind & overdue Stitcher reviews, and a new iTunes review!

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