Category Archives: Touring

E477 – Touring Mix!



Aaron & Guthrie take a week off; that studio is hot anyways!  In the meantime, we present three different interviews from 2015 on the great subject of bicycle touring that fell off the feed recently.  Enjoy, and don’t forget to send us your touring stories as well!

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

Featured interviews:

E226 – Paul & Caroline Zavitkovski: The Honeymooners

E227a – Aaron M. Green: We Were Like Sons

E241 – THE BEER MONGERS

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Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne NormanEric Iverson, Cameron Lien,Richard WezenskyTim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, Dan Gebhart (who’s a time traveler), Dave KnowsChris 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, Lillian KarabaicPaula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A HoleBeth Hamon, Greg Murphy


E474 – Eric Ivy does 3 in 3



Eric Ivy wanted a way to get his bike fun in before he had to leave the country for work for awhile.  So he attempted to bike to each hiker/biker camp at a state park within a reasonable ride from Portland.  What adventures ensued?  Listen in to find 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
The 1st Saturday of every month Civil Unrest Ride
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride
July 19 E-scoot Ptown Throw down
July 19: Rocky Butte Sunset Dnce Party
July 20: The Turd La Fart
July 20: Gorge Pedal

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Missoula, MT – Sept 15
Bendigo, Australia – October 4
Akron, OH – November 3

Headlines
From the Montreal City News: Tall bike ties up traffic in Edmonton

From the Atlantic: Americans Shouldn’t Have to Drive, but the Law Insists on It

From treehugger.com: Health benefits of walkable cities won’t be realised without reducing automobile use

From the Columbia Gorge Express: The Columbia Gorge Express is your ticket to discounts in the Gorge!

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next week!

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graphic design: Marcus Norman
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phone/SMS: 503-847-9774
Twitter & instagram: @SprocketPodcast
Donate: Patreon (ongoing), Venmo (one time) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, 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, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy


E470 – Evan & Stephanie Do The San Juan Islands



Evan & Stephanie rode their bikes around the San Juan Islands in Washington state to spend some tie together before they move to Europe.  They learned a bit about the Pig War.  Oh, yeah, and they got engaged.  Follow Evan on Instagram at @ekluff

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

Calendar
Shift2bikes.org has the Pedalpalooza Calendar posted!!

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
The 1st Saturday of every month Civil Unrest Ride
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride
June 16: Pedalpalooza: Come Together Rides
June 19: The Games We Play Ride
June 23: PDX Eastside Mural Ride
June 23: Grilled By Bike VI
June 27: Rocky Butte Sunset Dance Party Picnic Ride
June 30: Mobile Bike Decoration Ride
July 20: Gorge Pedal

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Crested Butte, CO – June 27
Dallas, TX – June 29
Detroit, MI – July 12
Missoula, MT – Sept 15
Bendigo, Australia – October 4
Akron, OH – November 3

Headlines
Chloe Eudaly: When challenged in the comments section on what that would do for cars, Eudaly doubled down. “If you’re sitting in your single occupant vehicle cursing congestion,” she wrote, “remember: YOU ARE THE CONGESTION.“”

Columbia Gorge Express adds tracking

New Patreon donor Greg Murphy

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Grilled By Bike VI

Sunday June 23rd! (Ladd’s Addition, not overnight this time)

From Tim in DC: On my tour today – would be interesting to discuss old vs new pdx and what the definitions might be on the pod?

Chris sends a cool razor ecosmart link

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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), Venmo (one time) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, 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, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy


E467 REBROADCAST Guthrie’s First Interview!



Aaron & Guthrie are taking a much needed holiday this weekend, and while they are away we bring you Guthrie’s first appearance on the podcast from 2014!  New in-studio show next week.

Guthrie Straw grew up in Oregon and leads bicycle tours with Cycle Portland Bike Tours when he’s not enjoying longer bicycle tours of his own.  After he and Brock met during the Filmed By Bike jury screenings, they decided to record a show together, which also led to some interesting discussion about Ketchikan, Alaska and outdoor leadership dynamics.

Also: fossil fuel divestment (OPB & Alison Wiley), former co-host Brandon’s new business Rolling Oasis (now defunct), pedestrian assumptions & motorized vehicle proliferation.

Headlines
Multimodal Alaska Adventures: some poetry, a bus story, and ruminations on privilege

Bike Safe Boston: a field guide to predicting vehicle driver behvior

BikePortland: Travel Oregon needs your input on bicycling in the Columbia River Gorge!

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Robert explains why the London elevated cycleway doesn’t make sense.

Card from Richard in TX!

JohnnyK says “You can force sound into a persons ear but you cannot make them a listener.”

Dan in MN will bike to Portland someday.

Ginny twitters about #RAGBRAI.

Ethan Seltzer from Pedal Power & E049saw this article and thought of us.
Tim chimes in: “Now THAT’s a cool recumbent!”
Stay tuned for our interview with Organic Transit’s Rob Cotter and ELF owner Lorraine later this week!

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web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
Thanks to sustaining donor Shadowfoot for supporting our show costs.


E454 – Doug Walsh, “Tailwinds Past Florence”



Doug Walsh joins us to explain why the last thing the world needs is another travel memoir, and why he didn’t write one.  Doug authored Tailwinds Past Florence, a fresh take on a bicycle travel story.

Calendar
Every 2nd and 4th Monday 10:30am from now through March at Clever Cycles: Storytime with Kidical Mass
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
Feb. 16 Slough Country Ramble
March 2: Not-So-Noisy Bike Ride
March 9 Dead Freeways Ride
March 18: Four by 3000
March 28: From doctor something, another debut of a transit center song! Thursday 9pm at Kellys Olympian
April 2 Bikes of Wrath @ Regal Fox Tower Stadium (tba)

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Arcata, CA – March 15
Bendigo, Australia – October 4

Headlines
From Curbed, Wash. DC, via Tim Mooney: D.C. moves to keep cars, including Ubers and delivery trucks, out of bike lanes

From the Oregonian: Orange is the new bus: TriMet goes retro with new bus colors

Mail
First, Tour Update from Patty and Andrew

From Keith in Indy

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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:
Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne NormanEric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard WezenskyTim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, Dan Gebhart (who’s a time traveler), Dave KnowsChris 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, Lillian KarabaicPaula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G


E453 – The Open Road with Greg & Emily (full gameplay)



Emily & Greg could have spent Valentine’s Day anywhere, but they chose to spend it with us playing a bicycle touring themed board game!  The Open Road is a fantastically good time, and we’re including the entire gameplay in this week’s episode because it was just that much fun.  Guthrie’s love for bananas and Aaron’s whole 30 obsession both make appearances, along with much more.

The Open Road!  Buy your copy here!
The Open Road! Buy your copy here!

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We got comments on Bridgeliner’s video (Facebook link if you haven’t seen it yet):
Josh G sezNE Bridgeton never looked so cinematic

From Dancing Moose Cycle Adv. SuppliesA cool wee snippet guys! Loving your podcasts all the way down here in Rotorua New Zealand!

From the Pedalshift ProjectLook at you guys rockin the slo mo!

From Joyce WilsonA surreal experience if, like me, you don’t get the sound of the video but instead the mysterious Christian radio station which always seems to be playing at very low volume on my computer (I only notice it when I’m trying to get sound from something I can’t get sound from and turn the volume way up). (Joyce W. also enjoyed our interview with the SprockettesAnd this is why I didn’t snooze you even though you mentioned whole30.)

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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:
Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, 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, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G


E449 – Andrew & Patty




Andrew Shaw-Kitch and Patty Otero drop into the studio and explain how they plan to bicycle from California to New York during the winter.  Is this tempting of fate, or a fabulous adventure in the making?  It sounds like a lot of fun since we don’t usually get to talk about bicycle touring that much in the winter ourselves.

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

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
Feb. 1 Kidical Mass Planning Meeting
Feb. 16 Slough Country Ramble
March 9 Dead Freeways Ride

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
CALL FOR ENTRIES! Submit your film by January 20 to be part of the collection
Boise, ID – January 18
Los Angeles, CA – January 27
Hood River, OR – February 12
Arcata, CA – March 15
Bendigo, Australia – October 4

Speaking of Tour Dates, Miles of Portraits are touring REIs on the East Coast, we already missed a bunch, but here’s what’s upcoming:
Jan 24 Washington, D.C.
Jan 29 New York, NY
Jan 31 Paramus, NJ

Headlines
From Brock: Lumberjack’s new album is out!

From bikeportland.org: PBOT: Better Naito will return three months early this yearPBOT: Better Naito will return three months early this year

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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
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, 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, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw


E445 – REBROADCAST E140 Tim Mooney: Pedalshift



this episode is a rebroadcast of our friend Tim Mooney’s first appearance on the show in 2013!
Hope you enjoy – next week we will bring you another seasonal classic.
Aaron & Guthrie return to the studio in the new year.

Tim Mooney is working on a concept we like: how can you have a “grown-up job” and still pursue bicycle travel?  While he hasn’t found the magic solution yet, he created Pedalshift to begin the conversation among those of us who are interested.  We also discuss Portland’s changes over time, the World Domination Summit, and Tim’s bicycle tour down the West Coast.

Also referenced is Brock’s bicycle tour journal from 2012:
Brock & Adele Go Bicycling

Tim is also a podcast producer for Kimberly Wilson’s Tranquility Du Jourblogger, twitterer, and, of course, a loyal Sprocket Podcast listener.

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phone in or SMS: 503-847-9774
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music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)


E439 – Lightning In A Saddle (by Joe Kurmaskie)



Joe “The Metal Cowboy” Kurmaskie has a new book coming out: Lightning In A Saddle, an incredible true story of Evelyn Hamilton.  BikePortland refers to it asthe untold, unbelievable but true story of cycling’s female Jackie Robinson meets Saving Private Ryan.”  We check in with Joe for his 5th visit to our show and get the scoop.

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

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
Nov. 19: Oct 29th’s P-town Scooter Throwdown
November 22: PDX Thanksgiving Dead Streets Ride
Nov. 24: CRANKSGIVING!
Nov. 27: Bike to Winter Woderland “Bike the Lights”
Nov. 29: Brompton Storytime (Minneapolis)
Dec. 2: Reed Ravine Ramble
Dec.15 and16 Bike Craft
Jan. 8: Bowie Birthday Ride

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Hood River, OR – December 7
Bendigo, Australia – November 30
Phoenix, AZ – November 17
Boise, ID – January 18
Los Angeles, CA – January 27
Arcata, CA – March 15

Headlines
Tim Mooney wants your voice on his show! Help others learn as you learn about your first bicycle tour!  pedalshift.net

From bikeportland.org: Tired of leaves in bike lanes, this Portlander made a pedal-powered sweeper

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From Anna in MSP (actually Dallas at the time of recording) re: our “dead” wifi router

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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, 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, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale


E434 – Darius from Omni: Sharing Stuff



Darius is working with a new way to share your things, and keep them too! Omni started as a storage option for people’s extra stuff, but now is also working to find people who want to rent the objects you think are cool, but don’t use all the time; they’re described as “an on-demand access company for things you don’t use every day, but can’t live without” That margarita mixer & those snowboarding pants just sit unused most of the time, why not put them to work earning money for you and making someone else’s life more interesting, while retaining access whenever you need them?  “Rent what you want now, store what you’ll want later.”  Omni just launched in Portland; Darius breaks it down for us.

Also, Aaron celebrates an anniversary & Brock rents a car.  After the regular segments Brock laments the end of his regular cohosting duties & they both bag on Dave Matthews.

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

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
October 12th – Gladys Bikes’ 5th Anniversary!
Nov 9 & 10: Portland Podcast Festival

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
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
from Josh G. “how many liters are you running?”
From #thesupplelife blog

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From Paula at Funatake Cyclecraft: “Here’s a group shot of the infamous Klickitat trail ride.”

From Chris in Colorado:

From Ranger Tom “cop stuff:” “No cop wants to be the one that gets a call from the prosecutor’s office asking “You wrote this guy a ticket for what?!””  

Ranger Tom also gave us an audio postcard!

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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, 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, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale