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E364 – Rob Asks Questions



Rob Sadowsky worked in Portland bicycle advocacy for a long time; long enough to have some questions about how life works in this town.  We talk about change, will & apathy, the new bike tax (of course), nonprofits & government, and what it’s like to be be unemployed/underemployed.  Questions can find answers!

Also: Brock had some adventures around town and Guthrie made unexpected bicycle world connections at a potluck.

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

Calendar – Be A Part of It!
August 5: Jen’s Bike Move (friend of former guest Gerald Fitipaldi) 10 am
Aug 26: Cycle in the City Bike Party in Edmonton (thanks Glenn Kubish)
Aug 27-28: Dirty Sellwood (sellwood to cape lookout)
Sept 1: Filmed By Bike in Petosky, MI, Eugene, OR, Seattle, WA, and Charlevoix, MI
Oct 6: The AML_X challenge
Oct 6-8:  Youth Bicycle Summit

Headlines
From former cohost Brandon Rhodes – Willamette Week: A people-powered railcar ride on the Oregon Coast

Food Puns
Bicycle crash incident sparks garden pun thread on social network!

Mail
Nemo sends us some cash to rent a tandem with!

Aqua’s dad found the Seatylock!

Ranger Tom goes bicycling on highway 14… almost.

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music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
graphic design: Marcus Norman
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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, Orange & Purple, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Jim Goodin, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Chris Gonzalez, 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, 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


E363b – Brock Hikes the Colorado Trail



Brock & Adele took a 3 week trip to the Rocky Mountains to hike on segments of the Colorado Trail.  Here’s periodic audio journals from the trip!


E360 – Bryce & Bean Can Take The Heat



Bryce & Bean are relatively new transplants to Portland, but they’re probably taking the summer temperatures better than we are.  Living in Tucson, Arizona gave them plenty of experience in beating the heat and riding bikes in it.  Bryce works for Velo Cult as one of their shop staff after having a “come to bicycles” moment, and Bean spent a lot of time in a bakery with the cool bike kids of the Southwest. We talk about life there and here, and what’s next for the two of them.

Also: Brock did the WNBR, and Aaron did not, no buts about it. Aaron built 2 bikes in one day.

Calendar – Be A Part of It!
2nd Friday of every month: Indianapolis Bike Party
May 11- July 2: Vintage Italian Bike Exhibit presented by Brooklyn Velodrome Vintage Wheelmen
July 7: The Steens Mazama 1000
July 15-16: The Seattle-To-Portland
July 26: The Eve6 Ride
July 29: Pie-a-Thon (with LIVE Sprocket Podcast)
Sept 1: Filmed By Bike in Petosky, MI, Eugene, OR, Seattle, WA, and Charlevoix, MI
Oct 6: The AML_X challenge
Oct 6-8:  Youth Bicycle Summit

Sad News
Erin from Hungry Heart Bakery was critically injured after a hit-and-run. Donate to her medical expenses here.

Mail
A request from “polaroid ed:” get Armando on the show again for a pedalpalooza wrap-up!

Superfan Aqua shares a map of Portland’s custom bike lane thermoplast art characters!\

Joyce will switch it up on the tandem again if we will.  Double-dog-dare ya.

Voice update from David Robinson on the TransAm Race.

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, Orange & Purple, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Jim Goodin, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Chris Gonzalez, 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, 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


E355 – Aqua Camps, Steven Commutes



Steven Butler is a long-time friend and coworker of Brock and Aaron who has spent over a year commuting in to Portland from Vancouver, Washington.  We ask him what’s to know about crossing the bridge under one’s own power.

Superfan Aqua is in to talk about her first solo bike camping trip at L.L. “Stubb” Stewart State Park.  It was awesome, but it was wet!

Aaron almost missed the first Sunday Parkways, and Brock went bike camping.

Thanks to our generous sponsor The Beer Mongers and our Patreon donors that keep us going! You can still vote for The Beer Mongers as your favorite bottle shop in the Willamette Week

Calendar – Be A Part of It!
2nd Friday of every month: Indianapolis Bike Party
May 11- July 2: Vintage Italian Bike Exhibit presented by Brooklyn Velodrome Vintage Wheelmen
May 26-29: Vanport Mosaic Festival
May 28: P-Town Throwdown skateboard race
May 31: Filmed by Bike in Park City, UT
June 1: Pedalpalooza!
June 3: Pioneer Century put together by the Portland Wheelmen Touring Club
June 4: Kyoto City Bikes and Beer (continuing monthly!)
June 6:  Alameda Stair Carry
June 7: Prince4Ever ride
June 8-11: Oregon Ramble
June 10: Clever Cycles turns 10!
June 10: ride with the winemaker
June 11: Dads on Vacation
June 14: Bicycle exsmuss
June 18: Brompton World Championships in NYC
June 24: Women Bike beginners bike camp
June 24: The Gathering at Gateway Green -Featuring Dirt Lab-
July 7: The Steens Mazama 1000
July 15-16: The Seattle-To-Portland
July 29: Pie-a-Thon (with LIVE Sprocket Podcast)
Sept 1: Filmed By Bike in Petosky, MI, Eugene, OR, Seattle, WA, and Charlevoix, MI
Oct 6: The AML_X challenge
Oct 6-8:  Youth Bicycle Summit

Headlines
New Donors! Microcosm Publishing and Tim Coleman, thank you!

From NPR via Ranger Tom via Text: How Did An Obese City Lose A Million Pounds?

From WAMU.org via Tim Mooney: This Guy Rides 28 Miles To The Office — And Not Just On Bike To Work Day

Mail
Heather chimes in on Helmet Debate 2017

Aqua tweets a product notice: a tool for weight weenies!

From a new listener/donor David: however do I give you money?!?

The Joyride Podcast tweets a brockism/sarahism: “It might be a slow bike, but it’s faster than dragging yourself around by your lips.”

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, Orange & Purple, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Jim Goodin, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Chris Gonzalez, 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, 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, Christopher Barnett, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Derek Waggoner, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing


E349 – The Ladd’s 500/Justin Patti’s Adventures



Brock & Aaron participated in The Ladd’s 500, arguably the stupidest bike event of the spring season.  And that’s why it’s so great!  Five hundred laps around a ⅕ mile circle, mostly by relay teams but also by a few individuals.  What happened?  All the stories, here.

Justin Patti is an acquaintance from Colorado who recently moved to Portland!  He’s a friend of former show guest The Professor, a bicycle enthusiast who once helped staff KRFC’s Bikes and Beer radio show, and he recently took a low-structure trip to have bicycling adventures in southern California.

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

Calendar – Be A Part of It!
2nd Friday of every month: Indianapolis Bike Party
April 15: 10am, Ladd’s 500
April 29: De Ronde
April 30: La Doyenne
May 5: Filmed By Bike
May 19: Bike to Work Day DC
May 20: Reach the Beach!
May 28: P-Town Throwdown skateboard race
June 6:  Alameda Stair Carry
June 10: Clever Cycles turns 10!
June 11: Dads on Vacation
June 14: Bicycle exsmuss
June 18: Brompton World Championships in NYC
June 24: Women Bike beginners bike camp
June 24: The Gathering at Gateway Green -Featuring Dirt Lab-
July 7: The Steens Mazama 1000
July 15-16: The Seattle-To-Portland
Oct 6: The AML_X challenge

Headlines

From fastcompany.com via Mr.T: At This Bike Shop, You Can Trade Your Old Car For An Electric Bicycle

From cyclingabout.com via Eric Iverson: What’s the Speed Difference Between Front/Rear Panniers and BikePacking Bags? Results

Mail
From Josh G: “I’m going down the copyright free kid music rabbit hole”

Right at the beginning is some pretty funny bike stuff.  and car safety is at 4:20 .. www.kiddierecords.com/mgac/streams/Songs_of_Safety.m3u
Songs of Safety- Frank Luther   Decca C.U. 113  (1) 12″ 78RPM record in bi-fold sleeve Total Time: 8:37
from http://www.kiddierecords.com/mgac/index_2.htm

From Cory Poole: An interesting tidbit on the Warhol banana.

From Keith Hutchison: peeps rolling into the first stop at BikeParty Indy

From Anna: “it looks like the dudes at this shop (disclosure, they visited clever AND gladys) rigged a soft guitar case into a pannier via ortlieb’s QL3 or QL2 hook system.”

iTunes Reviews!


E347 – SPRING BREAK



Brock & Aaron spent some time traveling!  Brock went to New Mexico and didn’t ride a bike.  Aaron went to Hawaii and rode a bike!  We talk about the trips and some thoughts on bicycling in Hawaii (and abroad in general), and the relative merits of standby travel.

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

Calendar – Be A Part of It!
2nd Friday of every month: Indianapolis Bike Party
April 15: 10am, Ladd’s 500
April 29: De Rhonde
April 30: La Doyenne
May 5: Filmed By Bike
May 20: Reach the Beach!
June 10: Clever Cycles turns 10!
June 11: Dads on Vacation
June 14: Bicycle exsmuss
June 24: The Gathering at Gateway Green -Featuring Dirt Lab-
July 7: The Steens Mazama 1000
July 15-16: The Seattle-To-Portland
Oct 6: The AML_X challenge

Headlines
From bikeportland: Vandals hit at least 11 Biketown stations, over 200 bikes

From archdaily.com via William C in Detroit (“Keep killing it in Portland! Add Detroit to the cause!”): 13 Inspiring Architectural Projects for Bicycles

From the Guardian via Mr. T: Uber for bikes: how ‘dockless’ cycles flooded China – and are heading overseas

Mail
From Phil in AK: glacier rides

Richard W sends us a pic of his patch:

So did Glenn!

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, Orange & Purple, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Jim Goodin, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Chris Gonzalez, 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, 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, Christopher Barnett, Keith Hutchison, Tom Benenati


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!


E339 – Cory Skates in Other Cities



Cory Poole returns to talk about what it’s like to travel with a skateboard in a new city, whether that’s his recent trip to San Diego or your upcoming trip to Portland.  How does it work as you try to find your way around?  What should you know before you go?  We also chat a bit about skating with a young child in the city and what the law requires of us.

Also: Aaron and Anna “lived the revolution” and Aaron received a lot of hugs. Brock rented a car2go for a long trip when another option fell through.

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

Calendar – Be A Part of It!
February 25: Open Signal, Portland Community Media Open House
February 26: Chilly Hilly ride in Seattle
February 27: Menagerie In Motion Kinetic Derby, Gainesville FL
March 11: The Dalles Mountain 60!
March 23: The Timber Trail launch party
April 15: 10am, Ladd’s 500
May 5: Filmed By Bike
June 11: Dads on Vacation
June 14: Bicycle Chrissmus
July 7: The Steens Mazama 1000

Headlines
The Washington Post via Chris R.: ‘Every second counts.’ Cities turn to cyclists to save lives

Inside Science: Driving Fee Rolls Back Asthma Attacks in Stockholm

Who-Sent-Whom
Pedalshift: 2     Sprocket: 0     Bicycle Times: 1

Mail
Alexis replies to Johns comment on E331

Mac Nurse David joins Team Sincerity for Ladds 500

Harry H. has pixies recommendations for Brock

Josh G is safety-conscious while expanding his mind, and found a disaster TV show that starts with a bicycle scene.

Russell P has been listening since E005 and is the son of a lorry driver (who are required to bike for greater empathy).

Sebastien Poole has listened to all episodes! “…hooked me way back when Retroshift was on. Later, I went back to the archives and gobbled up the rest.”  And: “Devo themed rides do happen”

From listener Jay: “Screw victim blaming from non cyclists and cyclists alike.”

Keith is a new listener. Welcome to the fold Keith!

Lastly, our senior bear-pelt correspondent gives us the what is the what.

Fine Print
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, Orange & Purple, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Jim Goodin, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Chris Gonzalez, 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, 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


E338 – Aqua Survives An Oregon Winter



Superfan Aqua rejoins us after a brief bout of good weather and tells us about the real Oregon experience.  What’s it like to ride in winter weather on two coasts?  Also, is it OK to walk through a grocery store in your stretchy bikey clothes?

Also: it was the Big Game.  To me, those balls are perfect. (thanks Funemployment Radio)

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

Calendar – Be A Part of It!
February 10: Live the Revolution: Bike Love Stories
February 11: Friends of Gateway Green work party (RSVP)
February 12: Bike Tour Cuba – Photos and Info
February 25: Open Signal, Portland Community Media Open House
February 26: Chilly Hilly ride in Seattle
February 27: Menagerie In Motion Kinetic Derby, Gainesville FL
March 11: The Dalles Mountain 60!
March 23: The Timber Trail launch party
April 15: 10am, Ladd’s 500
May 5: Filmed By Bike
June 11: Dads on Vacation
June 14: Bicycle Chrissmus
July 7: The Steens Mazama 1000

Headlines
From Sleepbus.co: a sneak peek!

From bikeportland.org: A bicycle rider has died in a collision with a box truck driver in North Portland

Mail
From listener Bill C via facebook: “I’ve reached maximum complication and just want to ride my bike!”

From Thomas Skay-Doe: deep cuts, Pedalshift, and pronunciations

From Colin at thepodcasthost.com: kind words

From Harry H: “After a crap day like today @SprocketPodcast always puts a smile on my face.”

Fine Print
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, Orange & Purple, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Jim Goodin, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Chris Gonzalez, 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, 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