Category Archives: Simpler Living

E358 – Reid Lustig, Renaissance Man



Reid Lustig is an all-around game-for-anything kind of guy, which has lead him to such adventures as the half fictional drama, half travelogue music podcast The River Signal as well as long-distance bicycle tours, a season living south of the border, and his newest venture in mobile bicycle repair, SprocketFly. How can you pass up the opportunity to chat with someone this interesting?

Also:  Clever Cycles 10th Anniversary ride & Grilled By Bike’s axe throwing exploits

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
June 14: Bicycle exsmuss
June 17:
Fuck Yeah! It’s Summer Ride! in Indianapolis, IN
June 18: Brompton World Championships in NYC
June 24: Women Bike beginners bike camp
June 24: The Gathering at Gateway Green -Featuring Dirt Lab-
June 25: Dads on Vacation
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
Josh explains why we’ve been noticing the seasonal pollen: Eugene count is 720!?!  It’s that time of year.

Mail
Keith in Indy says: take yr allergy meds to Colorado

Donation from Drew the Welder!

Joyce grills by bike, and didn’t care for switching up tandem rider roles.

David Heddy thanks us for our grammar on the bike tax issue.

Amber feels the pinch on Portland Interstate Bridge bike traffic.

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


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!


E323 – Jeremy Does Ham Radio



Listener & donor Jeremy Kitchen drops into the studio to talk about how he got into amateur radio and how it connects to bicycling in his experience!  Coordination of supported bicycling, response to emergency situations, and meeting people from all over the globe are just a few uses of this versatile communication strategy.

Also: Brock and Aaron compete in the disaster relief trials
Flicker DRT photos
And go on the rice cooker ride with Team Japan!
Flickr Rice Cooker Ride photos

Calendar
Present – October 30: Drew “the welder’s” watercolors on display at Crema cafe
October (ALL): Walktober!
October 29 TRICK OR TREAT RIDEat The Doll Asylum, 6315 N Michigan Ave., Portland, OR 97217 5:00pm, 7 p.m. Lone Fir tour. Adult advance tickets $10.
October 31 HALLOWEEN BIKE RIDE! 5:30p
December 11: Kimmy Cross at The Beer Mongers! (Brock and Aaron play “black knights”)
February 27: Menagerie In Motion Kinetic Derby, Gainesville FL

Headlines
From the Portland Mercury: Cash-Strapped PBOT Doesn’t Want Your Free Crosswalks

From Listener/Graphic Designer  Marcus Norman: Cycling in Chicago by brompton bikes

Mail

Josh G shares a train movie… with zombies.

Jim G rode Death Valley!

From Joe Biel: glowing praise for the Bicycle Times article.

PBJ Matt says that overalls ARE cool.

Tim on twitter says ski goggles are the way to go.

Russell drinks the Sprocket IPA in Nottingham!

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


E321 – Walking Has a Sexy Problem



Alexis Gabriel joins us to talk about walking, its benefits as a transportation mode, and why people might not think so right away.  We chat about fun walks, good food & friends, and more!
Link: The Oregon Environmental Council’s Emerging Leaders Board

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

Calendar
October: (ALL) Walktober
October 15: Brown Bear, Brown Bear reunion show
October 21-23: Freak Bike Fall
October 22: Disaster Relief Trials, Portland OR

Headlines
PATCHES: free for current donors or new ones, or purchase for about $3 (sliding scale according to need)

Mail
Chris Smith: bike/ped drive-thru access initiative.  PDX needs to hear your voice!  Portland residents should submit feedback at this link!

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 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


E319 – Fresh Hops, Fresh Dudes



What kind of dudes? Eric Iverson regales us with tales of a 24 hour bicycle relay in Minneapolis, and Ross Putnam illustrates how great a trip to pick up fresh hops for Base Camp Brewing by cargo bike can be! Trust us, these guys are super cool.

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 alimited 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

Headlines
New Donors!! Todd Tillenger, Harry Hubel, Ed Whitman, E.J. Finneran and Paul Culbertson, Thanks!

From startribune.com via Anikwenze
Amtrak announces easier bike storage for cyclists traveling by train

From SeattleElectricBike.net via Anna
Riding An Electric Bike: It’s Not Cheating. Here’s Proof.

Mail
Reviews from Aqua, Tim, and Paul

We convince @gypsyinfantry to consider visiting Portland.

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


E316 – Steve Banfield’s New Take on Carsharing



Steve Banfield is the man leading ReachNow out of the planning room and into the future to provide a new take on point-to-point car rentals, and it turns out it’s an approach that is not only smart, but also promises to be classy, easy, spacious, benevolent, and perhaps even someday autonomous!  We chat about the fleet of BMW and Mini vehicles that will be rolling out in Portland this week, how they can help meet the transport needs of low-car lifestyles, and what it’s like to take your mom to the top of the Space Needle.  “Free-floating car share” for the win!

Also: Brock and Aaron did the #freshhopcentury!

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

Calendar
September 10: 50 States & 13 Colonies from Tim Mooney
September 17: Tour de Brew
September 17: Brock’s band – Seventy Six 10 year album anniversary show
September 24: 4-10pm The Portland Hawthorne Hostel’s 13th Annual Bike-In Movie: Rising from Ashes **For full ride details and ride RVSP go here:https://www.facebook.com/events/503994316458125/
October 1: Dr. Something EP, Rustic Machinery release party

Headlines

BY JOCELYN GAUDI: A REFLECTION OF SEVEN YEARS SPENT CYCLING IN PORTLAND
FROM BRANDEN SHELBY: THE EXBURY EGG

From citilab.com: Bad Trains, Explained
From oregonlive.com via dudeluna: Forest Grove police log: Nothing illegal about ‘mobile grilling’

Mail

Aaron Green donated some more money, Thanks!

Aqua Gives us 5 Stars on iTunes, Thanks!

Jalet F on our Metrofiets riding: “Like driving a Corvette Stingray with all that nose out ahead. :)”

Soon-to-be field reporter Jim Goodin on CitiBike

Jay Ting Walker is torn…listen while riding or not?

From Patrick Archain: “The good mood [on E313] was contagious and brought many smiles.”

From Mac-Nurse David: you gonna play at the Disaster Relief Trials?

Phil writes in!  He’s a badass with a bear on his back, as usual.

Brian Benson has a favor to ask: rate Going Somewhere on Goodreads
BONUS POINTS: Rate the book.
DOUBLE BONUS: Write a 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


E315 – The Wives & Girlfriends Show! (With Tim Mooney)



We talk with Adele & Anna about what it’s like to be romantically connected to a podcaster.  And we talk about bikes!  And Tim Mooney is back! (Checkpedalshift.net for the companion episode where we talk to his girlfriend Kimberly)

Also: Brock rented a car and drove in circles looking for parking, and Aaron went to a wedding.  And Tim went bicycle touring!  And NOBODY burned a car.

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

Calendar
September 10: 50 States & 13 Colonies from Tim Mooney
September 17: Tour de Brew
September 17: Brock’s band – Seventy Six 10 year album anniversary show
September 24: 6-10pm The Portland Hawthorne Hostel’s 13th Annual Bike-In Movie: Rising from Ashes
October 1: Dr. Something EP, Rustic Machinery release party

Mail
A tweet from Alex S. about cargo bikes.

Brian H. starts campaigning for us.

JR Roloff sends us pics of his Travoy Tailer.

Dan leaves us a voicemail.

Timo chimes in about Tour de Brew.

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


E313 – Michael & Tim Talk Touring



Show favorite Tim Mooney of the Pedalshift project and its, like, 7 podcasts, rejoins us to kick off his Oregon coastal bicycle tour, and to introduce us to our new friend Michael Riscica of Coast2Coast Bike Ride, a repository of knowledge, advice, and experiences gleaned from his three cross-continental bicycle tours, including the one in which he moved across the country and only had one small box of things mailed to him at the end.  Badass, right?  And he has a cool robot logo.

Follow Michael’s adventures on twitter: @biketouring999
Follow Tim’s progress too!  @pedalshift

Calendar
August 26: Filmed By Bike in Chicago (thanks Marcus!)
August 27: country swim ride, Pip’s Donuts 4759 NE Fremont at 10:30, wheels up by 11.
August 28: Produced by Her: a film screening at the Hollywood Theatre at 5pm
September 10: 50 States & 13 Colonies from Tim Mooney
September 17: Tour de Brew
September 24: 6-10pm The Portland Hawthorne Hostel’s 13th Annual Bike-In Movie: Rising from Ashes
October 1: Dr. Something EP, Rustic Machinery release party

Headlines
Beartooth: An off the grid network for your smartphone.

From bikeportland.org: Ian Mackay is on a wheelchair tour to promote better paths and trails

Mail
A Glowing Review From Rich Otterstrom

MacNurse David sends a definition of kitty-corner & wins a prize.

Aqua asks: What the hell were you guys drinking this episode?! (E312)

A tweet from Jay: “One of my earliest memories of bicycles is reading about them in Octavia Butler’s scifi book Parable of the Sower.”

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


E311 – Elly Blue Talks Books, Zombies, and Trains



Elly Blue is back for another chat after an all-too-long absence.  She joins us to chat about the new edition of her fascinating book Bikenomics, a collection of short stories titled Pedal Zombies that she edited, and the Groundswell film project she worked on with her partner Joe Biel.  We also discuss the nature of long-distance train service and customer service, and whether the twain shall meet.

Also: Aaron hauled some sound gear around thanks to Clever Cycles, went to The Beer Mongers, and hung out with his brother Dan, and Brock biked to a crawfish festival.  We also mention vintage utopian novel Ecotopia and the new Joyride podcast.

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

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

Headlines
From KBOO Bike Show: Meg Keys Interviews The Bike Snob

From OregonLive.com via Logan Smith
BMW to challenge Car2Go with its own Portland car-sharing service

From CNNMoney via Tim Mooney
China’s ‘elevated bus’ that glides over traffic completes first road test

Mail
Aqua listened to all the episodes!  Who else has?

Mary in PDX was amused by our Pie-A-Thon episode.

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

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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.