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E522 – Mary McGowan & The Greg Siple Award!



Mary McGowan, winner of the American Cycling Association’s Greg Siple Award, joins us to talk about leading bike tours for young people, momentum bike clubs, and what she appreciates about getting out on two wheels.  Follow Mary at rebelwithoutacar.com.

Thanks to our nationally recognized “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, and, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going! 

Calendar:
June 1 through July 5 – Pedalpalooza 2020!
August 15th – Swift Summit 200/100 V.4 in Lebanon, OR
August 16th – Swift Summit NW Hill Climb (location unknown)
September 12 – The Ladd’s 500, Fifth First Annual, Portland OR

2nd Thursday of every month Joyful Rider’s Club in Minneapolis
1st Friday of every month SF Bike Party
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
3rd Friday of every month is the San Jose Bike Party
Last Friday of every month: Baltimore Bike Party
The 1st Saturday of every month Civil Unrest Ride in PDX
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride
The last Sunday of every month is the Vintage & Classic ride in Huntsville, AL

Headlines/History
From historynet.com: The Buffalo Soldiers Who Rode Bikes

Mail
From Executive Producer Brock Dittus (“Should I get one?”): Shuttle Bike Kit | Turn Your Bicycle Into a Pedal Boat

From listener Jason D.: boat month!

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

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, 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), 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, Rory in Michigan, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, 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, Mayra M, Oso, Isaac M, David C, Five Oh Three, Byron Paterson, JT


EE267 REBROADCAST Daniel Harkins Saves the Forest



this is a rebroadcast of our episode with Daniel from 2015!
we look forward to bringing you another new studio show next week.

Daniel Harkins is our friend, a member of Team Sincerity, and also was deployed through the National Guard to fight wildfires in Washington state’s forested areas.  We invite him in to ask about his experiences and what he learned about the forest while he was there.

Also: Brock and Aaron go to Terry’s cross race, and Brock has a question.

headlines
from oregonlive.com
Could you live on Oregon’s minimum wage or $15 an hour?

from bikeportland.org
‘Families for Safe Streets’ to launch Sunday on national day of remembrance

mail
comments from E266
from Richard W.: respect for Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About This?

from Bert F: Aaron needs to know about Los Loosers

from Caleb J in Leeds: Britain is different than the States!

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

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, 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), 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, Rory in Michigan, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, 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, Mayra M, Oso, Isaac M, David C, Five Oh Three, Byron Paterson, JT


E511b – SprocketShift Happy Hour #4: How Is Your Bicycle Helping You Through All of This?



Pedalshift & The Sprocket Podcast have been getting together for online happy hours in these unusual times.  This is the fourth, recorded on April 17, 2020, also featuring friends of the show who joined the conversation!

Stay tuned to the news on our social media feeds for info about the next, or visit pedalshift.net/happyhour to view old video and learn about upcoming events.


E509 – Fixing Old Tech with Mac Nurse David



image by by Richard Pearson

Mac Nurse David is no stranger to bicycles or electronics repair.  He’s been on the show before to discuss our relationships technology and attempted to upgrade our studio computer in 2015, and this time around we chat about how far you’d go to make an old machine work and where he’s been riding lately.

Thanks to our nationally recognized “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, and, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going! 

Calendar:

NOTE: we are posting the events read on this recording, but many events have been cancelled or postponed due to emerging public health concerns.  Verify before attending, make safe decisions, and best wishes until we can plan things again!

May 9 – Mohawk Valley Metric Century, Armitage Park, Eugene OR
June 13 – Hop Head Hundred in Independence, OR
July 11 – The Ladd’s 500, Fifth First Annual, Portland OR
August 15th – Swift Summit 200/100 V.4 in Lebanon, OR
August 16th – Swift Summit NW Hill Climb (location unknown) TT p/b Chamois Butt’r

2nd Thursday of every month Joyful Rider’s Club in Minneapolis
1st Friday of every month SF Bike Party
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
3rd Friday of every month is the San Jose Bike Party
Last Friday of every month: Baltimore Bike Party
The 1st Saturday of every month Civil Unrest Ride in PDX
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride
The last Sunday of every month is the Vintage & Classic ride in Huntsville, AL

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
18th Annual – May 14th -> 17th Hollywood Theatre Portland, OR
Rogers, AK – June 4th
Salt Lake City, UT – TBD
Crested Butte, CO – June 25th
Alvdal, Norway – Sept 4th
Sacramento, CA – Oct 23
Boise, ID January 23

HEADLINES:
From nydailynews: NY Governor Calls to Ban Cars…

BikePortland: Bike shops can remain open under Oregon Governor’s ‘stay home’ order

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

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, 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, 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, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, 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, Mayra M, Oso, Isaac M, David C, Five Oh Three


E507c – SprocketShift Happy Hour #2



Pedalshift & The Sprocket Podcast continue getting together for online happy hours in these unusual times.  This is the second, recorded on March 20, 2020, featuring friend of the show Greg in California and former Sprocket guests EJ & Ellie!

Stay tuned to the news on our social media feeds for info about the next, or visit pedalshift.net/happyhour to view old video and learn about upcoming events.

Watch the 3/20 rebroadcast:


E507b – SprocketShift Happy Hour #1



Pedalshift & The Sprocket Podcast have been getting together for online happy hours in these unusual times.  This is the first, recorded on March 15, 2020, featuring, among others, friend of the show Eric Iverson!

Stay tuned to the news on our social media feeds for info about the next, or visit pedalshift.net/happyhour to view old video and learn about upcoming events.

Watch the 3/15 rebroadcast:


E497 – Aaron & Guthrie give a SPOILER ALERT



Image result for gravity wellAaron & Guthrie take a minute to rundown their assessment of the turning of the clock, the calendar, and the decade, and give some SPOILER ALERTS for the coming year of bicycling culture in Portland, Oregon. Also, how urban bicycling networks are like a gravity well. #scifi

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

Calendar:
2nd Thursday of every month Joyful Rider’s Club in Minneapolis
1st Friday of every month SF Bike Party
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
3rd Friday of every month is the San Jose Bike Party
Last friday of every month: Baltimore Bike Party
The 1st Saturday of every month Civil Unrest Ride in PDX
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride
The last Sunday of every month is the Vintage & Classic ride in Huntsville, AL

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Ashland, OR – January 9th
Boise, ID – January 17th
L.A., CA – February 9th
Seattle, WA – Feb 28th
Idaho Falls, ID – March 5th
Pittsburg, PA – March 22nd

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

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, 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, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, 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, Mayra M, Oso


E494 – Spills & Chills



photo credit: Helmuts Rudzītis

Aaron broke some bone.  Guthrie heads over to his house to tape this week’s episode!  Recorded at chateau de Aaron, so expect some room tone in the audio this week.  We all wish Aaron the best in his recovery and mending, and get into some of the dynamics of commuting in weather.

Thanks to our beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, and, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going! Beer Mongers will be open Thanksgiving, find your people!

Calendar:
Dec. 25th – Socksgiving ridestarts at PAZ PDX

2nd Thursday of every month Joyful Rider’s Club in Minneapolis
1st Friday of every month SF Bike Party
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 in PDX
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Pittsburg, PA – November 20
Ashland, OR – Dec 4
Bendigo, Aus – Dec 4
Seattle, WA – Feb 28th
Pittsburg, PA – March 22nd

HEADLINES: 

The Case for Portland-to-Vancouver High-Speed Rail

Gender Studies in Mobility

ODOT backtracks plan for EIS to take place in freeway expansion debacle
ACCOUNTABILITY FOR ODOT RALLY
Tuesday, December 10, 4-6pm
Oregon Department of Transportation, Region 1 HQ
123 NW Flanders St 

MAIL:
From the blag: Re: Ep 491 (TNR & Tracklocross with Mariana & Jeremy) – “Awesome podcast! Great job Mo! #WEARETNR Episode500attnr” – TJ Baxter

Re: EP492 (How Oregon Got The Idaho Stop Law with Ray & Bjorn) 

“I’m not sure about Oregon laws but they sure are different in Texas. We have nothing in our laws about impeding speed. Basically, if the lane is larger than 14” (I think), you have to ride as far to the right as practicable (which is subjective with debris and cracks). If the lane is smaller than 14”, you can take the lane. Speed is not a factor.” – Richard Wezensky

“Impeding speed doesn’t appear to be a factor in Florida either. In Daytona Beach, the Florida Department of Transportation has installed “Bike May Use Full Lane” signs on one 6-lane arterial (Nova Rd) which has a speed limit of 50 mph. I’ve never seen anyone ride in this lane, there is an adjacent narrow sidewalk with the right-of-way for a shared-use path upgrade. It’s also a shame because I would love BMUFL signs on many of the narrow two-lane, no shoulder, 25 mph roads in the city so that people behind would chill out when I take the lane.” – Jason Aufdenberg

From J. Leko, Furniture Maker LLC: I’ve got a calendar entry for you. The last Sunday of every month is the Vintage & Classic ride in Huntsville, AL at 14:00 local. Meets at Huntsville Junior High School. No one gets dropped! 😎
Ride organizer: Jacqy Stone
Contact: jacqybike@comcast.net

From Katie Heaney
Hi fellas,
I just started listening to your podcast. I really enjoy it! I have a question though…
During your Calendar segment you always mention various Bike Parties throughout the country. Thanks for that! But why no mention of San Jose Bike Party? SJBP is the original bike party that started in October 2010. It also boasts the largest monthly ridership of the various Bike Parties by far.
If you decide to add San Jose Bike Party to your calendar, it is the 3rd Friday of the month. Website is sjbikeparty.org. 🙂

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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, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, 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


E487 – Around Portland Tours!



photo credit: @aroundportlandtours

Around Portland Tours (Sarah, Madi, and Edwin) join us to talk a little about what it’s like to host groups of people around town, usually from out of town.  They discuss tour tips, weather, and why you don’t really need that donut everyone’s been telling you about unless you really want it.

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

Calendar
2nd Thursday of every month Joyful Rider’s Club in Minneapolis
1st Friday of every month SF Bike Party
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

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Missoula, MT – Sept 19 – 20
Salem, OR – Sept 27
Bendigo, Australia – October 4
Grand Rapids, MI – October 7
Coos Bay, OR November 2
Akron, OH – November 3

News
Portland’s bike commute rate is down.  Why?

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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 & 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, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, 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