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E381 – Nathan Jones Races Around Earth



Nathan Jones hasn’t been on the show in a while, and that’s because he’s been busy riding 18,000 miles around the planet.  This weekend he gave a presentation at Bike Gallery’s Westmoreland location about the whole trip, including passage through monastery-filled eastern Europe, assembling a bike alone at 4am in an Indian airport, viewing a piece of Skylab at a truck stop in Australia, and letting the wind blow him around for a while in America’s heartland.  He also discussed Mike Hall’s legacy and how he carried Mike’s bicycle tire pump the entire way.  We’re sharing audio from the entire 2 hour presentation here!

Thanks to Bike Gallery Westmoreland for hosting this event!  Visit their new location at 6717 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202.


E375 – Swift Summit 200/100



Trevor Spangle organized a new event in Lebanon, Oregon this year, the Swift Summit 200/100, one that he described as “part brevet, part gran fondo, part self-supported endurance road race.”  We host a speed-dating-styled roundup of 7 participants on their experiences with the event, including hills, gravel, climbing, heat exhaustion, vomit, and, of course, successful completion.  Many thanks to all of the people who came in to share their stories!  This is definitely one to catch next year.

Also, join You Hear So Deep (A Swift Summit NW Bicycle Community Campout) on October 15 2017!

photo credit Apelbaum Studios

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

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music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
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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, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, 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, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, 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, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron


E374 – Biketalk 88.1 & Bikabout



Galen Mook & Jess “DJ Hot Mic” are hosts on Cambridge’s BikeTalk 88.1, a live radio show broadcasting every other Wednesday at 8pm EST on FM & web.  They’ve been visiting Oregon’s prime locations including Bend, Hood River, & Portland.  Small catch: it’s been really smoky here due to some cataclysmic wildfires – they haven’t seen any mountains yet.  Enter Bikabout.com: their friends Megan (who’s been on the show before) and Kyle Ramey got out of dodge for awhile to avoid the smoke from the Eagle Creek Fire, and dropped into the studio as well.  We catch up with them and find out what’s next for the bicycle travel guide website and the people behind it.

(if you missed the BikeTalk 88.1 episodes Brock was on, hear them: in studio on bike fun, and call-in about 2017 Biketown vandalism)

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

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music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
graphic design: Marcus Norman
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email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
phone/SMS: 503-847-9774
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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, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, 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, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, 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, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron


E373 – @graveneutral does the eclipse outback!



Eric Iverson & Ross Putnam rode the famed Oregon Outback route to view the 2017 total eclipse.  We love getting audio from peoples’ adventures, and they were kind enough to send voice memos specifically for us while on the trip.  They also posted quite a few #trailtips on the @graveneutral Instagram account!  So we stitched them into a neat little documentary of their trip for your listening pleasure.  Be sure to watch their daily recap videos on Eric’s personal account as well for even more adventure that we didn’t include in this episode.

Day 1 video montage
Day 2 video montage
Day 3 video montage
Day 4 video montage
Day 4 part 2 video montage

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

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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: @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, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, 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, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, 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, Todd Groesbeck


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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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


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.

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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.”

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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: @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!

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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: @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