Category Archives: Running

E400 – Brock, Madi, & Some News

It’s our four-hundredth episode, and Madi Carlson came in!  Oh, and some guy named Brock.  We chat about Brock’s newest adventures & news, Madi’s relocation to Portland and what it’s like to live here vs. there!  And a little chat about Disney movies, to round it out.  And Guthrie’s bike shop foiled another bike theft!

Thanks to YOU for listening – it makes us happy to see your comments, pictures, patch locations and adventures as you share your stories with us.  Can’t believe we made it to 400 episodes!

Also thanks to our drink sponsor The Beer Mongers for generously providing our libations, and our generous Patreon donors for underwriting our operating costs!

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
April 8:  Pedal Pursuit
April 14: Ladd’s 500 Team Sprocket Podcast will interview you!!
April 29: Monster Cookie Metric Century
April 29: Yakima Valley Fondo
May 19: DC Bike Ride
June 23: Petal Pedal*
August 19: Portland Century
Sept 2: Tour de Lab*
Sept. 22: Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race Lowell, MA

Aarhus, Demark – March 3, 2018
SXSW, Austin, TX – TBD around March 9-12, 2018 (10 days left to back their fundraising efforts to go.)
Copenhagen – March 10, 2018
Albany, NY – July 22, 2018
Seattle, WA – TBD
Vancouver, WA – TBD
Arcata, CA – November, 2018
Bendigo, Australia – October, 2018

Oregon’s expanded bike tax passes out of committee with unanimous support

The Strongest Case Yet That Excessive Parking Causes More Driving

Joyce W comments on the Ladds 500: “Reminds me of the time I rode (almost) 50-miles’ worth of laps around a nearby 1/3-mile MUP loop.”

Heather M has joined the Sprocket Strava Club: “Hello from Oakland, CA.”

A Text from Ethan Georgi: “Maybe I’m the only one who enjoyed hearing about Aaron’s Whole 30 adventure. Food matters. Different points of view matter.”

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E118 – Adham Fisher: Tube Challenge

Adham Fisher attempts to break the records held for visiting every station in urban rail systems in as little time as possible.  He has been to many cities in this pursuit including London, New York, Barcelona, Toronto, and Chicago, and while he does not yet hold the current record, he is perhaps one of the most dedicated practitioners in his field.  We spoke about the Tube Challenge, his experiences with transit, and cultural perspectives on its use.

Adham’s compilation of transit-themed music, 1000 Stations – Metro EP, can be found on the iTunes Store.  Also, see Adham’s kit for these challenges.

Also, Brock & Aaron chat about Little Free Libraries and organized bike rides in the neighborhood.

Atlantic Cities via Brandon:Austin develops bike maps based on rider comfort level
The Mail via Logan: Cycle tourists killed in Thailand collision(

Zed writes from PDXK’s CrankMyChain: “Here is a story on the show from & one of our favorite shows for Open Bike.”

Thanks to former guest Dan for a generous donation!  It’s going to keep us rolling easy.

David Heddy mentions new bicycle travel publication Bunyan Velo!

Dan in MN texts us a burp.

JohnnyK asks how to get your significant other to bike with you if they’re not really that into it yet.

And Jeremy leaves us a voicemail!

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