Category Archives: Simpler Living

E425 – Resiliency By Bike with Mike Cobb



This week, Mike Cobb tells us about his departure from an ordinary bike mechanic’s life into a quest to design and outfit a bike that can respond to crisis situations.  How do you mount a windmill to a bike? And why? Well, when the grid goes down, you know who to call. Mike details his outrageous cycle tour through the American southwest and what he terms “radical disassembly” to make a cargo bike fit into a prescribed box for shipping.  Among other things!

As always, thanks to our drink sponsor The Beer Mongers & our generous Patreon donors.

Also, Bicycle/Race, Adonia Lugo’s “…unforgettable picture of Los Angeles—and the United States—from the perspective of two wheels.” is available from Microcosm Publishing and wherever you get your books.

Hey, did you know that our friends at Path Less Pedaled have a podcast? Check it out!

Calendar
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
Also, Also, 2nd Friday of Every Month East Bay Bike Party
Last friday of every month: Baltimore Bike Party
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride

August 7th National Night Out
August 11: Swift Summit NW come talk with the sprocket on assignment
August 15: E-Scoot P-town Throwdown
August 19: Portland Century
Sept 2: Tour de Lab*
Sept 8-9: Bike MS150
Sept 13: Dr. Something’s “Beaverton TC” single release party (transit themed EP in the works)
Sept. 20 Street Books Fall Celebration
Sept. 22: Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race Lowell, MA
Sept. 29: Wheels On Fire 100, Tucumcari, NM
Nov 9 & 10: Portland Podcast Festival

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES: (note: many changes and additions)
Snoqualmie, WA – August 24 & 25
Eugene, OR – August 31
Chicago, IL – September 14
Hood River, OR – October 30
Akron, OH – November 4
Arcata, CA – November 15
Bendigo, Australia – November 30
Phoenix, AZ – November 30
Boise, ID – January 18

Headlines
OPB’s Think Out Loud gets in on the scooter talk with Cory Poole calling in

Mail
Paul L in Corvalis on aaron’s pic of donuts in a Carradice bag

Phil B in AK has joined our not-so-official Strava group

Isaac in NM sent us some audio

Mr. T in MT: I have ridden past this place outside Helena for a year or two.  It always makes me think of Aaron and his “Lionheart” kombucha.

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Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, Ethan Georgi, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, Dan Gebhart (who’s a time traveler), Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Derek Waggoner, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, Jimmy Diesel, dudeluna, Matthew Rooks, Marshall


E400b – Anna Interviews Aaron



Anna had a class assignment to interview someone, so naturally she chose the best subject on impulse control possible: Aaron Flores!  One of our core values at The Sprocket Podcast is an intentional approach to life, and this conversation digs into some of the nuances of that approach.

Happy 400th episodes!


E394 – Joan By Bike



Joan Petit is a librarian, engaged citizen, adoptive mother AND a bicyclist.  We chat with her about the downsides of gentrification and freeway expansion (a bad idea), and then move on tn bike lighting and its rigorous standards in Germany.  We obviously need to have her back for another episode.

Also, Guthrie & Aaron discuss the new year, and they tell the story of how Anna became a stolen bicycle retrieving superhero!

Calendar
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
Feb 3 (from Maria Schur): Caddyshack! A 25mi. “socially paced jaunt around local golf courses”
Feb 24: Menagerie in Motion Kinetic Derby Gainsville, FL
Sept. 22: Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race Lowell, MA

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Boise, ID – February 8, 2018
Aarhus, Demark – March 3, 2018
SXSW, Austin, TX – TBD around March 9-12, 2018
Copenhagen – March 10, 2018
Albany, NY – July 22, 2018
Seattle, WA – TBD
Vancouver, WA – TBD
Arcata, CA – November, 2018
Bendigo, Australia – October, 2018

Headlines
From bikeportland.org
Colville-Andersen: “Portland is completely overrated as a bike city”

From outsideonline.com
The Real-Life Superhero Who Beats the Cops to Bike Thieves

Mail
Via Josh G. apropos E392: “How about Minneapolis?”
SOUTHSIDE BATTLETRAIN

Omar Raul Pineda says: “Felíz navidad, amigos! Greetings from Bogotá, Colombia!”

Eric Wiesz says: “Happy New Years, Sprocketeers!”

Ethan Georgi asked to use Eric Iverson’s song as a ringtone; Eric responds “YES”

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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 & instagram: @SprocketPodcast
Donate: Patreon (ongoing) or Square Cash (one-time)

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, 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, 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, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, Jimmy Diesel, dudeluna


E389 – Jimmy Diesel Talkin’ Tourin’



Jimmy Diesel & his sister Mary join to chat about Jimmy’s bicycle adventure from Lake Tahoe to Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine!  He fills us in on his 104 day trip.  Tim Mooney from Pedalshift joins us as well, because, y’know, bike touring!

Calendar
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
Dec 9: BBQ & Booch Ride
Dec. 15-17 BikeCraft 2017
Dec 17 Starkwood Holiday Lights Ride

Headlines
From CNN Travel
Great-grandmother cycles 10,000 miles — and she’s not stopping

Mail
From Todd G in DC: A friendly FYI.  Aaron was nearly impossible to hear this week.

From P-nut Butter Jar Matt – Speaking of the indignity of riding transit, did you happen to catch this State Farm ad?
Also, I saw these in my local grocery store the other day. Overnight oats are going mainstream! But, don’t buy these, just make them at home. It’s not hard. Seriously.

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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 & instagram: @SprocketPodcast
Donate: Patreon (ongoing) or Square Cash (one-time)

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, 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, 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, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro


E384 – Jeremy’s Nomadic Travel Career



Jeremy Mendelson has been following The Sprocket Podcast for some time, and has been on the show a few times before (once in 2012 and once in 2015), but this is the first time he’s been to Portland!  We chat about his many travels by bike, the transit jobs between trips that fund his adventures, and his take on the oft-hailed Portland, Oregon now that he’s finally been able to see it in person.  Listen to episodes of his Critical Transit podcast!

Calendar
Oct 13-Nov 19: 7th Annual Coffeeneuring Challenge
Oct 26-28: St. Johns River-to_Sea Loop Summit and Trail Celebration Deland, FL
Oct 27: The Beer Mongers Halloween Party Costumes,Music, Prizes
Oct 28: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH GRANT PETERSEN. At Rivelo bike shop
Nov 1-9: Nine Days of Pie!
Nov 16: Lumberjack at the White Eagle
Nov 18: Cranksgiving! With special guest Emcees!
Dec 1: Pedal Shift turns 100!
Dec 2: Portland Podcast Festival (with Sprocket Podcast?!?)
Dec. 15-17 BikeCraft 2017

Headlines
From Logan Smith
“TRAVEL OREGON: THE GAME” LAUNCHES, INSPIRED BY CLASSIC VIDEO GAME

Mail
Physical Mail from Greg and Hod & The Helpers:

Oh yeah, and watch the amazing video for “Learn To Relax!”

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music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
graphic design: Marcus Norman
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email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
phone/SMS: 503-847-9774
Twitter & instagram: @SprocketPodcast
Donate: Patreon (ongoing) or Square Cash (one-time)

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, 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, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro


E378 – Donnie & Kevin Play In The Dirt



Kevin Prentice has joined us before – he’s one of the geniuses at Ride With GPS, an indispensable tool for planning and having active adventures.  He brings his friend Donnie Kolb from oregonbikepacking.com onto the show to talk about adventures in dirt and how to get into some fun trouble in the woods or the desert.  Some of you might remember Donnie from the Oregon Outback route or his former project VeloDirt; we’re excited to finally get to meet him.

Not mentioned on the show, but a must-see: Donnie Kolb tells his Steens Mountain breakdown story at Live The Revolution 2016.

Calendar – Be A Part of It!
Sept. 30: Bike Your Park Day
Sept 30: Bae Bae PDX Neighborhood CleanUp Ride Plus Party
(
11am meet at Twenty Six Cafe, 2723 NE 7th)
Oct 6: The AML_X challenge
Oct 6-8:  Youth Bicycle Summit
Oct 20-22: Freak Bike Fall
Oct 26-28: St. Johns River-to_Sea Loop Summit and Trail Celebration Deland, FL
Dec 2: Pedal Shift turns 100!

Headlines
From bbc.com via Ben in HI: Abandoned at Burning Man, bicycles now head for Houston and the Caribbean

From Thunder Island Brewing: WE DID IT! $20,000 raised for our Gorge Fire Crews in just 20 days

Via Cory Poole: WORLD ON BOARD
Also: Kevin’s tip on a lady doing a cross-country skate trip! [link coming soon]

Mail
From Simon P. in Cornwall: badassery, and donations

From Joyce W in MI: this backwards music video, and Petoskey Filmed By Bike! Before the biketopia of Mackinac Island.

From greg in Santa Cruz: Springsteen says “cease & desist”

From superfan aqua: matching tattoos

From PBJ Matt: farewell to Brock for now

iTunes review from “Prentick”

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graphic design: Marcus Norman
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
phone/SMS: 503-847-9774
Twitter & instagram: @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, 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, Simon


E372 – Ridealong: Anna’s First Bike Camp!



Aaron & Anna took an end-of-summer bike camping trip, and recorded a little audio!
Check out the pictures at instagram.com/sprocketpodcast

 

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

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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, 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


E371 – Brad from Newfoundland



Brad Wade is a cross-country bicycle tourist from Newfoundland, and he is unique in his physiology: his heart is located in a different part of his body than most people’s, and only has one functional lung.  That hasn’t stopped him from adventuring!  We chat with him near the end of his trip about his experiences, health, food access, and (of course) his gear.  Aaron Green, author of We Were Like Sons and founder of The Regrainery, joined us in this conversation.

Follow Brad’s adventures on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/btwade212/

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

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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, 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

 


E367 – Lizzy Does The Lower 48



Lizzy took a huge bike tour over 6 months covering all 48 contiguous states, with a pet rat, Beefy, in tow, and ate a vegan diet the whole time.  She tells us some tales from the road.  Did we mention she’s a friend of Superfan Aqua?  Check out her adventures from multiple tours at withinbikingdistance.com

Brock took a huge ride and saw a giant salamander, and Aaron is finally gonna go bike camping after switching his daily ride.

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!”

Calendar – Be A Part of It!
Aug 26: Cycle in the City Bike Party in Edmonton (thanks Glenn Kubish)
Aug 26: Swift Summit 200/100
Aug 27-28: Dirty Sellwood (sellwood to cape lookout)
Sept 1: Filmed By Bike in Petosky, MI, Eugene, OR, Seattle, WA, and Charlevoix, MI
Sept. 5 & the weekend prior: The Beer Mongers’ anniversary!
Sept. 30: Bike Your Park Day (selected WA State Parks)
Oct 6: The AML_X challenge
Oct 6-8:  Youth Bicycle Summit
Oct 26-28: St. Johns River-to_Sea Loop Summit and Trail Celebration Deland, FL

Headlines
From WaPo via Tim Mooney “Hey @SprocketPodcast – it’s that overnight bus from SF to LA thing. And it looks pretty awesome!”
Can a better night’s sleep in a ‘hipster’ bus replace flying?

Mail
New Donor Todd Groesbeck!

From Jason Aufdenburg: “Still awaiting The Sprocket Podcast stickers!”

Dan and Phil ask if you remember that time all the plants turned to chocolate.

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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, Todd Groesbeck


E366 – Ridealong: The Rice Cooker Ride with Team Japan, October 2016



Back in 2016 in the fall, Team Japan came to Portland to participate in the Disaster Relief Trials.  Their ringleader Tad, a professor from a university in Japan, organized the Rice Cooker Ride with the help of DRT organizer Mike Cobb, and they demonstrated a resilient method for preparing simple food during a potential disaster scenario, a traditional wood-burning stove used to prepare rice that they easily transported by bicycle.  Brock & Aaron attended the ride and caught some audio from the event, including an interview that local television station KATU used to create a story about the ride on the evening news.  There was also a body cam compilation made of scenes from the ride!

We were grateful for the chance to meet Team Japan, and look forward to seeing them again someday soon!