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.
Madi Carlson returns to the studio to talk about her bike’s birthday, going camping by bike, bikes & dogs, and riding with the family. It’s always a pleasure to have her join us! Check out her blog at familyride.us, and her column at BikePortland.
UPCOMINGFilmed 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
Mail Josh G proves he knows MSP: “Wedge & linden hills bike rack MSP! Locked up there 5days a week for 5 years.”
A tweet from Sebastein Poole: “Great story about Ms Hamilton and I’m looking forward to the book. Mr. Cowboy, did you know a woman did ride in the Giro d’Italia? Alphonsina Strada.”
Kevin F. in Texas: keep old electronics running!
Mr. T is back! (though he never left) Thanks for the nice words.
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 as “the 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.
JP and Eric, the Kings of Swing [bike], go canoeing, swingbiking, and bladepacking, and live to tell about it. We get the scoop on how to take on nature’s greatest force using the minimal set of tools, and have a beer at some of the area’s best breweries like Walking Man, Amnesia & Thunder Island. Also, who knew there was once a bookstore in Stevenson, WA that had beer on tap?
Listener & donor Wayne Norman dropped by in the midst of a smoky and hot summer evening to spend some time chatting with friend of the show & former guest Maria Schur to trade stories and ideas over some crunchy snacks and cool beverages. We talk a bit about Maria’s experiences on long gravel rides, Wayne’s plans for trail hiking in the Columbia River Gorge, and updates on Aaron, Brock & Anna’s summers. Always great to see Wayne when he comes through town!
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
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!
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!
UPCOMINGFilmed 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
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
Adele hasn’t been on the show in a while, and that’s because she’s been working on a secret project with Brock: they have a bun in the oven! That’s right, little baby Cyrus is preparing for birth into the world as we speak, and Adele joins the show to fill us in on what it’s like to continue bicycling into pregnancy. It’s not all fun and games, but haters gonna hate, and there aren’t that many haters, really. And there is a lot of fun to be had!
DBR is a Portland Bike Fun Icon, and also rode his bike across the Australian continent. We ask him about the details, and he delivers, including the preferred cheap beer VB, catching roadhouses before they close, and dealing with critters. Lots of critters.
Sarah Gilbert of Cordilleran Tours in Portland, Oregon leads people into the natural beauty of the Columbia River Gorge on bikes, on foot, or in vehicles to explore and discover! We talk with her about the ins-and-outs of getting people into the nature they want to see, and what makes this particular region so spectaular – and special. (oh yeah, and Sarah’s been on the show before, in-studio and live!)
Also: Aaron goes on vacation to Mexico City, and Guthrie writes his will.
Also thanks to our drink sponsor The Beer Mongers for generously providing our libations, and our generous Patreon donors for underwriting our operating costs!
It’s a first for us – best-ofs! The Sprocket has been around long enough for a few years’ worth of episodes to fall off of the major distribution channels’ feeds, and with all of our staff busy (Guthrie in town, Aaron in Mexico & Brock in Utah), we thought we’d bring you two conversations with a fabulous bicycle touring author, Ellee Thalheimer!
Ellee is the author of the Cycling Sojourner series of bicycle touring guidebooks, one for Oregon and one for Washington (with the much-sought-after New Jersey edition still frustratingly out of sight in the future), featuring made-to-order routes in accessible lengths of 3-5 days each in some of the most scenic parts of these states, all delivered with her own charming personality and style. Get our copy and start planning your tours today!
Our first interview with her in 2011 from Episode 77 features Aaron Flores as a guest cohost before he joined the program full time with Brock Dittus & his wife Adele talking to Ellee about the Oregon edition; the second is from 2014 on Episode 187 about the Washington edition.
Enjoy, and see you next week with a fresh new live show from the Airstream. Cheers!