E406 – Ridealong: The Ladd’s 500, 2018



We bring you audio from this year’s edition of Ladd’s 500, a relay event hosted  in a traffic circle in southeast Portland, OR.  “It’s spring, let’s do something stupid.”

Team Sprocket Podcast took 12th place in about 5 hours.  Join the fun next year!


E405 – Lillian Karabaic: Moar Purrsonal Finance!



Lillian Karabaic, perhaps best known in bicycling circles as the leader of the Bowie vs. Prince bicycle ride in Portland, is the host of Oh My Dollar, a personal finance advice show for the rest of us!  We’re proud of what she’s put together as we’ve been able to watch her build it.  She’s also put together a cat-themed workbook through a kickstarter campaign that you really should get a copy of.  More purrsonal finance talk than you can shake a stick at!

Also thanks to our drink sponsor The Beer Mongers for generously providing our libations, and our generous Patreon donors for underwriting our operating costs!

Calendar
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
Every 2nd Sunday of every month Corvidae Bike Club Ride

April 14: Ladd’s 500 Team Sprocket Podcast will interview you!!
April 21: Randi Jo Fabrications Trunk Show (from Rivelo PDX)
April 28: Grant Petersen at Rivelo
April 29: Monster Cookie Metric Century
April 29: Yakima Valley Fondo (from Pete D in Yakima)
May 4-6th: Filmed By Bike in PDX!
May 12: “Mashley” Scavenger Hunt Ride.
May 16: SANTA CRUZ, CA RIDE OF SILENCE (from ride leader Gregory Braithwaite)
May 17: Ohmydollar
May 19: DC Bike Ride
June 2: Gifford Gravel 50 ( Ride With GPS route )
June 2: Weiser River Ride
June 16: Rivelo Third Anniversary Wing Ding. BBQ, beverages. Deets to follow.12PM
June 23: Petal Pedal*
August 19: Portland Century
Sept 2: Tour de Lab*
Sept 8-9: Bike MS150
Sept. 22: Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race Lowell, MA

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Albany, NY – July 22, 2018
Seattle, WA – TBD
Vancouver, WA – TBD
Arcata, CA – November, 2018
Bendigo, Australia – October, 2018

Headlines
Trimet Bike & Ride New Facilities Going In

Mail
Jeremy Kitchen – “Cycle Oregon has 4 different events and is always looking for volunteers.”

Marcus Norman – Re: 400th episode & Brock’s soon-to-be-child: “Bike tours teach you to believe in yourself, be ready for anything, be self-reliant (to a degree anyway), make meeting people easier, cost you as much or as little as you like and leave you feeling open for the next adventure. THIS MAY BE EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW IN RAISING A KID.”

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:
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 (who’s a time traveler), Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, 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, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Mr. T, 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


E404 – Sarah of Cordilleran Tours



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!

Calendar
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
Every 2nd Sunday of every month Corvidae Bike Club Ride
March 20 – 31: Errandonnee (from Joyce W)
March 24: Spring Equinox Ride in Indianapolis from Keith in Indy
April 8:  Pedal Pursuit
April 14: Ladd’s 500 Team Sprocket Podcast will interview you!!
April 21: Randi Jo Fabrications Trunk Show (from Rivelo PDX)
April 28: Grant Petersen at Rivelo
April 29: Monster Cookie Metric Century
April 29: Yakima Valley Fondo (from Pete D in Yakima)
May 12: “Mashley” Scavenger Hunt Ride.
May 16: SANTA CRUZ, CA RIDE OF SILENCE (from ride leader Gregory Braithwaite)
May 19: DC Bike Ride
June 2: Gifford Gravel 50 ( Ride With GPS route )
June 2: Weiser River Ride
June 16: Rivelo Third Anniversary Wing Ding. BBQ, beverages. Deets to follow.12PM
June 23: Petal Pedal*
August 19: Portland Century
Sept 2: Tour de Lab*
Sept 8-9: Bike MS150
Sept. 22: Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race Lowell, MA

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Portland, OR – May 4-6 2018
Albany, NY – July 22, 2018
Seattle, WA – TBD
Vancouver, WA – TBD
Arcata, CA – November, 2018
Bendigo, Australia – October, 2018

Headlines
Spinlister is NO MORE

Reach Now is NO MORE

The Columbia Gorge Express is improving, and it wants your feedback!

Mail
From listener Jeremiah“Old Moody was no joke!”

From Rory in MichiganBlack Circle Radio.

From EJ. Finneran (and Hi Ellie!)Flavor Flav’s got a rad tall bike!
Also, The survey is available until April 9 at https://survey.participate.online/s3/CGE-2018.

From Thomas Skadow – “Love the golden oldies…when Aaron’s brother was on the show: I have that saved to a special place on my ipod when I need a pick me up.”

From Keith Hutchinson “Generally, I wouldn’t bother emailing about a random ride that happened in Indianapolis, but holy shit.  The Spring Equinox Ride was the most epic group ride I’ve ever led!”
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bgv8zRAAQKY/
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bgv_WGDASKN/
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bgv7XwggLB003BPw6d4PzHU0YWpOdCbt5Mi2-U0/

From Eric Iverson: THEY’RE COMING FOR OUR HOPS!

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:
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 (who’s a time traveler), Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, 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, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Mr. T, 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


E403 – Rebroadcast: Ellee Thalheimer, Cycling Sojourner



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!


E402 – Rice Cooker Ride 2018 with Tad & friends



We spoke again with Tad and some students, Yass, Kaide, & Kodi from University in Tsukuba. You might remember them from Disaster Relief Trials 2016!  We talk about the Kamado, a wood fired rice cooker, international cycling standards compared, and how they think about responding in an emergency.

Also thanks to our drink sponsor The Beer Mongers for generously providing our libations, and our generous Patreon donors for underwriting our operating costs!

Calendar
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
Every 2nd Sunday of every month Corvidae Bike Club Ride
March 20 – 31: Errandonnee (from Joyce W)
March 24: Spring Equinox Ride in Indianapolis from Keith in Indy
April 8:  Pedal Pursuit
April 14: Ladd’s 500 Team Sprocket Podcast will interview you!!
April 21: Randi Jo Fabrications Trunk Show (from Rivelo PDX)
April 28: Grant Petersen at Rivelo
April 29: Monster Cookie Metric Century
April 29: Yakima Valley Fondo (from Pete D in Yakima)
May 12: “Mashley” Scavenger Hunt Ride.
May 16: SANTA CRUZ, CA RIDE OF SILENCE (from ride leader Gregory Braithwaite)
May 19: DC Bike Ride
June 2: Gifford Gravel 50 ( Ride With GPS route )
June 2: Weiser River Ride
June 16: Rivelo Third Anniversary Wing Ding. BBQ, beverages. Deets to follow.12PM
June 23: Petal Pedal*
August 19: Portland Century
Sept 2: Tour de Lab*
Sept 8-9: Bike MS150
Sept. 22: Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race Lowell, MA

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Albany, NY – July 22, 2018
Seattle, WA – TBD
Vancouver, WA – TBD
Arcata, CA – November, 2018
Bendigo, Australia – October, 2018

Headlines
From Shift2Bikes.org: an announcement from Chris “Fool”

Sleep bus is now CABIN

From Bicycle Retailer via Josh G.
Knockoff “Shinano” parts surface in repair rooms!

From NW News Network via Josh G.
Some Parents Want Stockpiles At Schools To Prepare For The Big One

Mail
New Members of our (un)Official Strava Club:
John O. “Brompton rider dodging buses and Ubers ” Hello from rainy San Francisco
Dereck Waggoner: “Saying hi from Topeka Kansas!”
Christa A:“Hi from Springfield,MO! I’m relatively new to cycling and am training for the MS150 in September here in the Ozarks. Love listening to podcast and I’ve learned some good stuff.”

From Joyce W.: running for transportation and fading the music

From Keith H in Indy: tumbleweave means spring!

From Dan in Boise, ID: he’s heard them all, went to FBB & still listening!

Another voicemail from Eric Iverson!  In Roswell.

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:
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 (who’s a time traveler), Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, 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, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Mr. T, 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


E401 – Jean Luc Is The Man



Jean-Luc and Armando roll in to talk about the tender age of adolescence in which one makes their own decisions about being a person and getting around.  Jean Luc is the son of the famed @dudeluna, and is also The Man.  We talk with him in the studio, first of all about why he wouldn’t go over a waterfall in a barrel, but also about more pressing topics!

Also thanks to our drink sponsor The Beer Mongers for generously providing our libations, and our generous Patreon donors for underwriting our operating costs!

Calendar
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
Every 2nd Sunday of every month Corvidae Bike Club Ride
March 24: Spring Equinox Ride in Indianapolis from Keith in Indy
April 8:  Pedal Pursuit
April 14: Ladd’s 500 Team Sprocket Podcast will interview you!!
April 29: Monster Cookie Metric Century
April 29: Yakima Valley Fondo (from Pete D in Yakima)
May 16: SANTA CRUZ, CA RIDE OF SILENCE (from ride leader Gregory Braithwaite)
May 19: DC Bike Ride
June 2: Gifford Gravel 50 ( Ride With GPS route )
June 23: Petal Pedal*
August 19: Portland Century
Sept 2: Tour de Lab*
Sept. 22: Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race Lowell, MA

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Albany, NY – July 22, 2018
Seattle, WA – TBD
Vancouver, WA – TBD
Arcata, CA – November, 2018
Bendigo, Australia – October, 2018

Headlines
From Citylab: What Airbnb did to New York City

From Humantransit.org: Excellent Principles for Shared Mobility
Referenced company principles: https://www.sharedmobilityprinciples.org/

Book Review
“The Classic Bicycle Coloring Book” – Drawings by Teliah Lempert,
available from Microcsm Publishing

Mail
A(Lex) on Facebook: how to get patches?

From Keith in Indy: first tumbleweave of spring & a ride!

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:
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 (who’s a time traveler), Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, 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, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Mr. T, 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


E400c – Ridealong: The Dalles Mountain 60 with Eric Iverson



Brock & Eric Iverson go for a bike ride on some gravel.  It’s all fun and games until someone gets a stubborn, mysterious flat tire that can’t be fixed!  Will they make it home?

Ride the Dalles Mountain 60 route anytime – it’s great!  Thanks to Oregon Bikepacking (formerly VeloDirt) for assembling this and many other great routes!


E400b – Anna Interviews Aaron



Anna had a class assignment to interview someone, so naturally she chose the best subject on impulse control possible: Aaron Flores!  One of our core values at The Sprocket Podcast is an intentional approach to life, and this conversation digs into some of the nuances of that approach.

Happy 400th episodes!