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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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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, 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

 


E368 – Team Lime does Lily’s Birthday Adventure



Aaron & Anna joined Team Lime for our friend Lily’s 30th birthday party, which happened to be a transit-system-based adventure scavenger hunt event all over Portland!  Jesse, also a member of Team Lime, also comes into the studio so that they can all relive the adventure.  From posed photos with transit operators, to karaoke on a party bus, #spy30 happened.  Listen for the details!

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

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 SmithShadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne NormanDoug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard WezenskyTim Mooney, Orange & PurpleGlenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Jim Goodin, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Chris Gonzalez, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, Dave KnowsChris 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


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!


E344 – Ride With GPS, and with Kevin & Zack!



Ride With GPS is a fantastic tool for bicycle riders, designed by bicycle riders who code.  Kevin & Zack join us to explain how their new Ride Report function can provide expert, local opinions on the rides you have wanted to take, but weren’t sure if you should.  Their Ambassador program has been connecting people with information, too!  We are also joined by a bottle of whiskey, a mystery bag, and a hell of a lot of laughter.  Enjoy!


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


E320x – Movin’ On Up: setting up the StreamPDX studio



We spent an evening setting up the new studio at StreamPDX, an audio production project that we’re happy to announce we are helping to build.  You get to be the fly on the wall as we chat with superhuman tech guru Aaron Parecki and long-time studio collaborator Lillian Karabaic!  Super obscure affection for the World Book Encyclopedianear the end of the recording for those who would like to geek out with us.

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 a limited 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

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


E318 – Aqua Is Not A Guest



we forgot to take a photo together.

Superfan Aqua drops in to see how the show is made!  We chat aboutAaron’s charity ride to breweries for a clean water project, Brock’s old band’s reunion show, a dustup on twitter over a misconception, and what to do about our feet now that the rainy season is on its way back.

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

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Dan Flores clears it up: this is not a Dead Milkmen song, it’s a Dan Flores original! Inspired by Tim’s disappointment! And Tim thinks it’s amazing!

Heather shares anti-bike rhetoric mad-libs.

Uma K is spearheading a new podcast called Industry Spin, and Aaron is the producer!

David & Tim are new donors!  Thanks!

TriMet retro gear

Calendar
September 22: BikeLoudPDX Rides to Salem’s Legislative Days
September 24: 4-10pm The Portland Hawthorne Hostel’s 13th Annual Bike-In Movie: Rising from Ashes
September 24: New Gorge trail segment opens, Viento State Park, 10am
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

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


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


E308 – Aubrey Anderson: Runcible



Today a remote conversation with Aubrey Anderson, the designer/developer ofRuncible, the circular “anti-smartphone.”  What do you do when you’re tired of seeing people stare down blankly at a rectangle?  Reinvent the darned thing.  Runcible is a legacy electronic, designed to last and constructed of quality & socially responsible materials, and it’s specially calibrated to enahnce your interactions with the world around you, not distract you from it.  And you can carry it on a stylish chain!  Visit the IndieGoGo page for more info, or the theMonohm site.

Also: Aaron is pretty sure he’s not concussed (at least that’s what he’s saying).

Calendar
July 30: Pie-a-Thon 2016
August 11: Pam Nichols Art Show at Western Bike Works Tigard 6pm
August 14: Bike Scout Scavenger Hunt

Headlines
From the verge.com via Logan Smith
These ultra-tough socks almost stopped me wearing shoes

Biketown contract forces users to waive their legal rights – unless they act quickly

And also This Musical Double Negative

Mail
From Cristi : Vernors is the best ginger ale!

From Todd T in Helena, MT: Vernors is a cure-all!

From Aqua D in PDX: E204 is full of cute interactions between two star-crossed lovers.

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