Category Archives: Sailing

E248 – lnewt1



Laurie is a bicycle camping, distance riding, low-car living Portlander who camped near us in January; we finally meet face to face and talk travel, our town, and transit together.

My Bike Won’t Fit Here: Federal Edition

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Shelly and Troy are new generous donors!

Glenn from the Salish Sea says you can waterski without petrol.

Logan: NPR:Sandwich Monday – pizza paste

Tim Mooney wants to bus it to Boston, cheaply, shares “Paris to let cyclists skip red lights”, and discover’s JohnnyK’s motoshop:

JohnnyK helped us find Portland’s highest point.

Doug found the ice cream bike: ‘Mrs. Delicious’ ice cream trike

PBJ Matt shares Oregon to Patagonia.

Eric I: 99 hacks but a bike ain’t one, and his Kevin Bacon angry dancing song.

Headlines

Mychal Tetteh shares news about the uncertain and unfortunate state of federal highway funding:
Huffington Post and National Journal

BikePortland: City advisory committees oppose TriMet’s plans for swing gates on Orange Line

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E234 – BOATS with Josh Guttmacher, Andy Schmidt & John Fritz



Josh Guttmacher, Andy Schmidt & John Fritz are boat fans who also like to bicycle.  We discuss, in this long awaited #boatmonth podcast, how boating and bicycling are similar, transporting your vessel by bike, and adventures in getting marooned or racing past “secret” racecourse markers.  Never thought we’d be on a boat.

A few links: Seattle’s Center for Wooden Boats, Portland’s Lincoln Street Kayak & Canoe Museum, Boston’s Community Boating, and their universal access program.

Thanks to our beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, and, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going!

Note: When Tammy and Logan came in to Clever Cycles they “were very polite” and apologized to the customer for the interruption.

Also: Inspired to Ride film was awesome, Brock rode De Ronde PDX, and Aaron is testing his newly home-built wheelset.

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Thanks to new donors Anna Olsen, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, and Krista Skucas!

Sustainable Joes documentary is in the works!

University of Washington Press published Bike Battles, a book by James Longhurst on the struggle for bicycle access on American roads.

Phil B in AK writes an editorial on access in Anchorage.

JohnnyK writes some fan fiction & explains wheel taco makers.

John in Goldendale mentions Team Rubicon’s wish list item, the Montague Paratrooper Folding Bike and accessories.

Kathy enjoyed last weeks show!

Gabriel wants us to talk about Friends of Trees.

Robert shares a school bus/bike incident in the other Portland.

Sir Bikes A Lot offers a contender for best transit city: San Antonio, Texas!

Tim mooney is riding amtrak!

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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)
beverage sponsor: The Beer Mongers

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 Olsen, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Krista Skucas


E150 – Kiel Johnson & Billy Skiffington



Kiel Johnson is the proprietor of Go By Bike Shop & Valet, the recipient of an Alice Toeclips award, an innovator of a private bike sharing system, a former podcast guest, and a fan of sailing.
Billy Skiffington is a former housemate of Brock’s, a man of mystery, and a fan of sailing.

We discuss what it’s like to be in a boat on the water, harnessing the elements to take you where you want to go!

Brock & Aaron also discuss epic rides in the rain, the Rose City Comic Con, and more.

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Logan writes about Darius McCollum, a bit of a folk hero with songs (including this song by Dare Dukes) and a Wikipedia article on him.

Listener Brian twitters:
“Travelling around Portland & Vancouver on public transport thanks to@SprocketPodcast telling me how achievable it is. Car left at motel!”

Marcus, a listener and sit-in guest on E142, shares his reflections on visiting Portland.

JohnnyK offers links to BikeRV, Web Urbanist’s bike mobile home list, & Nomad trailers.

Steve in WY offers some fine points on the speed of bodies moving through the universe to dispute the idea that people aren’t meant to travel at high speeds; he also recommends JB weld for carbon frame repair, and even steel frames.

Trent says “Listening to you and Aaron on the sprocket and loving it / missing you all. I say the three of us go bike camping in cascade locks and grab some scotch ale!”

Glenn from Marrowstone Island recommends a rubber boot patching hierarchy.

Jack shares a train story.

Headlines
LGRAB via Marcus: The Dick Van Dyke Effect?
BikePortland: Green Zebra Grocery wants to be the bike-friendly Plaid Pantry
Phonebloks aim to offer a mobile phone with modular components to reduce electronic waste! (thanks to Logan for the link)

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email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
twitter: @SprocketPodcast
phone in or SMS: 503-847-9774
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