Category Archives: Technology

E417 – Chris Talks Autonomous Vehicles



Chris Smith has been a community transportation advocate (in his spare time!) for about 20 years, and thinks a lot about how our streets work.  Who better to explain the coming autonomous vehicle revolution from the perspective of Portland, Oregon?  I, for one, welcome our new overlords!  Did I say overlords? I meant protectors.  How does all of this work, how safe is it, and who’s running this thing, anyways? {redacted}

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 from Heather in Oakland
Last friday of every month: Baltimore Bike Party
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride

June 13: Burial Beer Co. Night at the Beer Mongers
June 15: The Guthrie Ride
June 16: Rivelo Third Anniversary Wing Ding. BBQ, beverages. Deets to follow.12PM
June 23: Petal Pedal*
June 30 – July 1: Ride HiFi’s Show and Tell Bike Party
August 19: Portland Century
Sept 2: Tour de Lab*
Sept 8-9: Bike MS150
Sept. 22: Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race Lowell, MA

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Albany, NY – July 22, 2018
Seattle, WA, Vancouver, WA – TBD
Arcata, CA – November, 2018
Bendigo, Australia – October, 2018

Headlines
From massbike.org: MassBike Names Galen Mook as New Executive Director
Note: Galen was on E374

From streetbooks.org: Street Books: Year #8 on the Streets
Street Books was first featured on E044

Mail
From Ranger Tom: we have your back!

Sean and Brock thank Scott from Illinois via voicemail

and Sevren had a good time at the Mt. Tabor Stair Carry

Fool wants you to go on the Solstice Ride

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 & 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 (who’s a time traveler), Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, 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, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Mr. T, 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


E416 – Chris “Fool” is ready for Bike Fun



Chris Fool is a long-time participant, organizer and advocate for bike fun in Portland, Oregon through his involvement with shift2bikes.org.  We discuss Pedalpalooza, its history, and how it may change with the times. They are a-changin’.

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
Last friday of every month: Baltimore Bike Party
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride

June 13: Burial Beer Co. Night at the Beer Mongers
June 15: The Guthrie Ride
June 16: Rivelo Third Anniversary Wing Ding. BBQ, beverages. Deets to follow.12PM
June 23: Petal Pedal*
June 30 – July 1: Ride HiFi’s Show and Tell Bike Party
August 19: Portland Century
Sept 2: Tour de Lab*
Sept 8-9: Bike MS150
Sept. 22: Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race Lowell, MA

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Albany, NY – July 22, 2018
Seattle, WA, Vancouver, WA – TBD
Arcata, CA – November, 2018
Bendigo, Australia – October, 2018

Headlines
mapmyrun: 10 Annoying Things Cyclists Should Stop Doing

SEND US YOUR STORIES of people you met on the road and talk about them with Annalisa & Erik of Miles of Portraits 503-847-9774 – here’s some:

Mail
From “Mr. Lean”: Hey guys, I just was given a set of his and her 1960’s Raleigh 3 speed bikes that paint wise are almost new. Could you give me a recommendation for a shop that knows how to bring them back to life?

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 & 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 (who’s a time traveler), Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, 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, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Mr. T, 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


E412 – Heidi & Columbia Gorge Car Free!



Heidi Beierle is one of the people behind the website columbiagorgecarfree.com, a resource for people who would like to explore on of Oregon’s most beautiful regions by simpler transport.  Bicycling and the newest incarnation of the Columbia Gorge Express bus are two ways to expand one’s reach into a beautiful adventure.

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

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
Last friday of every moth: Baltimore Bike Party
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride

May 12: “Mashley” Scavenger Hunt Ride
May 16: SANTA CRUZ, CA RIDE OF SILENCE (from ride leader Gregory Braithwaite)
May 17: Ohmydollar book release!
May 19: DC Bike Ride
May 19: The Pogues Run Relay in Indianapolis
June 2: Gifford Gravel 50 ( Ride With GPS route )
June 2: Weiser River Ride
June 5: MT. Tabor Stair Carry
June 16: Rivelo Third Anniversary Wing Ding. BBQ, beverages. Deets to follow.12PM
June 23: Petal Pedal*
August 19: Portland Century
Sept 2: Tour de Lab*
Sept 8-9: Bike MS150
Sept. 22: Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race Lowell, MA

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Albany, NY – July 22, 2018
Seattle, WA, Vancouver, WA – TBD
Arcata, CA – November, 2018
Bendigo, Australia – October, 2018

Headlines
From biketownpdx.com: RIDE FREE IN MAY!

From trimet.org: We’re going electric!

From bikeportland.org: A 30 year-old vision for a carfree Historic Columbia River Highway

Mail
From listener Keith Hutchinson: stoked on D&D & Pogues Run!

From Chris on E408: “Hey! I reffed roller derby with Jimmy something like two lifetimes ago at a tournament. What a small world.”

From Jason S: first ride of spring is utilitarian!

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 & 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 (who’s a time traveler), Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, 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, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Mr. T, 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


E393 – Dr. Peter Furth



Dr. Peter Furth is a smart guy who thinks about how people get around, and a friend of our former guest Peter Koonce who sent us his way.  He spoke with Brock at his office a few days before Christmas in his office on the Northeastern University campus; the conversation ranged from traffic logistics to bicycling stress, and it was great to hear the passion in Peter’s voice when he talks about how things could be.

Learn more about Peter & his work here: http://www.northeastern.edu/peter.furth/

We’ll be back soon with more in-studio episodes.  Have a great new year!


E392 – Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race



Happy Holidays, all you Sprocket Podcast devotees! Or, as these socks suggest, happy Challah Days if that is appropriate to your observance.


Brock went to Boston as is his custom for the Christmas season, and while there he spoke with Michael & Bianca of the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race, an amazing feat of engineering and teamwork that sees groups compete with homemade human-powered machines through obstacles such as a river and a mud pit.  Listen to our interview conducted in the back office of a seasonal skating rink!

The Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race happens every third Saturday in September EVERY YEAR, so get your team together and your machine engineered!

Other Kinetic Sculpture Races in the world (from Wikipedia):
Humboldt County, CA: Kinetic Universe, Memorial Day & all year round
Baltimore, MD: http://www.kineticbaltimore.com/, May 2018
Port Townsend, WA: https://www.ptkineticrace.org/, October 2018
Corvallis, OR: http://www.davincidays.org/, TBA 2018
Ventura, CA: http://www.kineticrace.com/, TBA 2018
Klamath Falls, OR: http://www.klamathkinetic.org/, TBA 2018
Philadelphia, PA: http://kensingtonkineticarts.org/, TBA 2018
Cour D’Alene, ID: https://www.gizmo-cda.org/, TBA 2018?

See you back after the new year with another studio episode.  Happy New Year to you & yours!


E382 – Lillian’s Finances & Felines



Lillian Karabaic is a good friend of the show, and has been on many times in the past, but today she brings something new: “purr-sonal” finance!  Her new project, Get Your Money Together, aims to knock down the difficulties standing between the average person’s goals of savings and affording the things they need in their lives.  She also fills us in on a recent train journey across Europe & Asia, ending in Siberia.  Follow Lily’s regularly release personal finance podcast at Oh My Dollar.

As always, Thank you to our drink sponsor The Beer Mongers for providing libations and to all of our Patreon donors who keep us going.

Calendar
IT”S BIKETOBER!
Wheel Options during October for commuters in WA
Oct 12-22: Ciclopalooza! In San Antonio TX (more in news)
Oct 13-Nov 19: 7th Annual Coffeeneuring Challenge
Oct 15: Endurance Bikepacking Stories from Around the World (with Nathan Jones)
Oct 20-22: Freak Bike Fall
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 18: Cranksgiving! With special guest Emcees!
Dec 1: Pedal Shift turns 100!
Dec. 15-17 BikeCraft 2017

Headlines
From bikeportland.org
11 questions for Keyonda McQuarters of Portland’s Black Girls Do Bike chapter

From semi-rad.com via Wayne Norman “Saw this post and film by Brendan Leonard and thought it might be something you would be interested in.”
CHOCOLATE SPOKES: A FILM ABOUT BICYCLES

From BikeloveJones, Beth Hamon’s Blog
refugee bikes: update

Mail
From E379, Robert R from FL helps us pronounce his city: “de-LAND. Sheesh…. :)”

A Tweet from Pedalshift’s Tour: A little callback from a past visit to @SprocketPodcast – this morning’s drink before ascending Leggett Hill? The kona coffee!

From E380, Harry Hugel: “Man, that intro music in the last episode ran FOREVER”

Brian Logan in NZ asks us Is “Hot Pizza!” a common replacement for a bicycle bell?

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 & 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


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!

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, 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!