Category Archives: Performance

E375 – Swift Summit 200/100



Trevor Spangle organized a new event in Lebanon, Oregon this year, the Swift Summit 200/100, one that he described as “part brevet, part gran fondo, part self-supported endurance road race.”  We host a speed-dating-styled roundup of 7 participants on their experiences with the event, including hills, gravel, climbing, heat exhaustion, vomit, and, of course, successful completion.  Many thanks to all of the people who came in to share their stories!  This is definitely one to catch next year.

Also, join You Hear So Deep (A Swift Summit NW Bicycle Community Campout) on October 15 2017!

photo credit Apelbaum Studios

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

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graphic design: Marcus Norman
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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, Chris Barron


E365 – DBR Does TABR!



David Barstow Robinson (known better to his friends as DBR) completed another long distance endurance bicycle race you might have heard of – 2017’s Trans-Am Bike Race, an unsupported cross-continent contest of strength and persistence you might remember from our interview with Nathan Jones or the documentary Inspired To Ride.  We ask him about his experiences, statistics, strategies, and emotional ups and downs.  Why’s it such a long episode?  ‘Cause he rode across the country!

Check out his race Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DBRbikes/
And his Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/barstow/

Thanks to our generous sponsor The Beer Mongers and our Patreon donors that keep us going!
“&$@# that. It’s like the surface of Venus. But surely I can get to SE Division and 12th!”

Aaron got a burger for burger week. Brock drank outside in public. Legally!

Calendar – Be A Part of It!
Aug 12: OR’s first Pan-African Festival 12 – 8:30pm
Aug 26: Cycle in the City Bike Party in Edmonton (thanks Glenn Kubish)
Aug 27-28: Dirty Sellwood (sellwood to cape lookout)
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 citylab via listener Joyce W “I’m in a state that can’t throw stones on this topic: the NAACP just issued a travel advisory for Missouri. 🙁 –Joyce W.”
The Racist History of Portland, the Whitest City in America
shit white ppl say to black or brown folks in PDX

From HumanTransit.org
The Dangers of Elite Projection

From bikeportland.org
PBOT fines contractors for blocking streets; but what about bikeway blockage?

Mail
From Alan H: where do I go in Portland?

Comments from E364: Sebastien Poole says “the vegetable puns sent me back to the ’80s,   Kip Addotta – Life in the Slaw Lane.”

From Bill in Detroit: Be nice to Detroit! (Detroit Greenway)

From Phil in AK: Eric Iverson visited Alaska and caused the bears to manifest their scat:
“Aaron – you need to throw some flat bars on that Pugs of yours and get it up here so I can show you how we do on fat bikes! I’ll take you places you’d never dream of getting to on two wheels.”

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, Dennis O’Brien


E309 – Live at Pie-A-Thon 2016!



Brock & Aaron made an appearance at Pie-A-Thon 2016 in Portland, Oregon as both event hosts and featured performers.  Here’s their chat with Djinn Maury of Violin Secrets who creates amazing, beautiful soundscapes as a street performer.  His performances, such as this one from Portland’s Last Thursday event on NE Alberta Street, are well worth watching.  We totally forgot to mention that he hauls all of his equipment by bicycle, too!

Brock & Aaron also chat about making pies and chat with their friend Mark who was leading a group of friends who dropped in during a birthday ride, and event coordinator Trent Price of bands Lumberjack and Owl Antique shares his thoughts on the benefits of sharing creativity.  If you’re interested in how the emceeing went down, we’ve included a bit of that at the end as well!  And special thanks to our friends who came out to join us, including Eric, Aqua, Jon & Katie, Billy, Steven and Bob!


E106 – Honky Tonk Prison



Honky Tonk Prison is (left to right): Timo Forsberg, Esther Harlow, Chelsea Kline, Ken Southerland, Vivian Yuan, and Amos Hunter.

Portland’s premier bicycle-loving ukelele band Honky Tonk Prison was kind enough to invite Brock into their weekly rehearsal to share some songs and talk about eco-friendly life in the Pacific Northwest, as well as many bad puns and some rollicking laughter! We present an hour of music and conversation as this week’s show. 

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email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
twitter: @SprocketPodcast
phone in or SMS: 503-847-9774
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)