Category Archives: Unicycling

E461 – Ladds 500 2019 Special



Aaron & Guthrie do a little pre-event discussion, conference call the team, and then take you on-site with Team Sprocket Podcast and the mobile recorder to talk with participants, onlookers, and the organizer himself!

some photos by Eric Thornburg
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Produced at STREAM PDX thanks to Open Signal
music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
graphic design: Marcus Norman
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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


E458 – The Unipiper Keeps It Weird



It’s been about 5 years since we checked in with Brian Kidd, better known in Portland and on the internet as The Unipiper!  He’s just launched a nonprofit organization, Weird Portland United to foster and support the kind of homegrown weird stuff that Portland, Oregon has long been known for.  Listen in to our chat with this local legend and get inspired to celebrate the unique in your own life! Visit weirdportlandunited.org

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

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

Also March 18: National Transit Drivers’ Day
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 6:30PM
April 13th in Portland Ladds 500
May 15th: The Santa Cruz CA Ride of Silence (in memory of friends and loved ones killed by cars while riding bikes. Meets at Abbot Square for a 6:30PM Departure, Greg encourages listeners to seek out Ride of Silence events in your town.
May 17-19th Filmed by Bike in beautiful Portland, Oregon!
May 26: P-town Throwdown 2019: Daddies board shop

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Ithica, NY – March 28
Victor, ID – May 17
Champaign-Urbana, IL – May 29
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

Miles of Portraits
🌵 Apr 04 Paradise Valley, AZ
🏜 Apr 09 Tucson, AZ
☀️ May 04 Santa Fe, NM
🌅 May 11 Albuquerque, NM

Headlines

Get Supple with Pathless Pedaled – patches & stickers in!

Biketown implements fee for improperly locked cycles

Because we missed it: New bus route from NE to NW started March 3rd

Mail
From Wayne Norman in California: Miles of Portraits

From Nation (@yar2084 on twitter): “You guys need more “Aaron and Guthrie shoot the shit” episodes! :)”

From Eamonn K.: “Just listening to your episode on Steel skatepark while driving back from Sandy when I passed (I think) Brock on Halsey. Portland is a small world.”

From Andy K.: “Finally got around to seeing “This Girl is Badass.” One of the worst movies ever made, an hour too long, and not even the funny parts came remotely close to redeeming it. If it were made later I’d call it a really bad ripoff of “Premium Rush.””

A thank you to a long time supporter for a generous donation!

And to all listeners and supporters for tuning in

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:
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


E299 – David Goes Places



David Robinson helped a bunch of people enjoy a Saturday by making them ride in circles (i.e. The Ladd’s 500) and also had a hell of a time riding his bike through the woods (the Venersborg 200).  Such adventures bear repeating for our benefit!

Also: Brock took a practice hike. Aaron drove through the original and better Broadway. They both went to a school bus rodeo!

And: Shadowfoot is in the studio with us from NZ!

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

Calendar
May 19: 5-7pm at Clever Cycles, Hug Your Dog Tour
May 20: 6-7pm at Clever Cycles, Heinz Stucke: 50 Years Around the World by Bike
June 10: The Little Lebowski Urban Achiever Ride
June 11: The Last Bowie/Prince Ride
June 11: Grilled By Bike! Eric VM
June 15: The Pollen Ride!  Comisserate with fellow allergen-sufferers
June 18: The 3rd Annual Bike Mechanic Challenge!

Headlnes
Dan C. is on KPSU

From bikepackersmagazine.com via new listener Aqua: Introducing the Bikepack Backpack

From bikepacking.com BIKEPACKING HACKS

Mail
New Listener Aqua!

Tweet from Pedalshift: “Old Skool bike touring slogan from @brockmon & @sprocketpodcast appropriated by a flavored sugar water company”

From Sebastien Poole: Estrella Beer in the USA

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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


E282 – The Unipiper!



Brian Kidd carved out his own niche as Portland Oregon’s unicycling, bagpiping, flame-throwing kilted Darth Vader. We discuss it all!
unipiper.com
@theunipiper
facebook.com/theunipiper

Also: Brock found gravel north of the city, and Aaron has a less-than-Super Torta Experience and makes an apology.

headlines
4/5/16 7pm humanity On wheels 3 from kick ass oregon history and trimet diariesat the Jack London bar!

Microcosm Publishing turns 20! Fabulous local punk startup celebrates the anniversary on February 12 2016, 5pm at Velo Cult, and Joe Biel gives a reading at Powell’s Books Hawthorne on February 11 2016, 7:30pm

Tom Allen introduces the Janapar Grant for young cycle tourists!

Via Pedalshift: awesome multimodal DC commute (#boatmonth)

mail
PBJMatt sent us a Mr. T storybook!  OMG!

Our bus episode made PBJMatt think of Kris Kross, which scared JohnnyK.

Listeners Glenn & Andre met up in Minnesota! Andre lent Glenn a bike.

Rob Felty is launching a compact multi-tool!

David Robinson shares a great interview with frame builder Burnsey.

Daniel shares a video of a dumpster diving bicycle tourist, and an article about how France is banning grocery store food waste!

Eric shares his experience in Mexico with traffic.

Wayne wants a bus to trailheads in the Columbia Gorge, and Bryan Blanc saysODOT is working on it! Survey to take!

Not sent specifically to us, but Sebastien’s strava profile is awesome.

Logan Smith shares his review on Facebook and sends us all a-blushing.

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
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Brock Dittus/The Sprocket Podcast
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Portland OR 97202

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, Gabriel Trainer, 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