E500 – EPISODE FIVE HUNDRED



At long last, we reach the 500th episode of our show, and bring it to you for your enjoyment.  For this momentous occasion, we invited long-time conspirator and friend of the show, Tim Mooney (whose voice is briefly heard on our program nearly weekly), to join.  We love the fact that we can have long conversations about things other than bikes, and in this episode discuss the long arc of history as it pertains to simplifying the good life, with a little mention to bikes towards the end.  Stay tuned for a fitting end-of-Monty-Python-and-the-Search-For-The-Holy-Grail-esque ending, perfectly in tune with the history of the show.  Also featured: executive producer Brock Dittus, a call-in from founding cohost Brandon Rhodes, and perennial hosts Aaron Flores Guthrie Straw.

Thank you for listening!

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

Calendar:
May 9th – Mohawk Valley Metric Century, Armitage Park, Eugene
June 13 – Hop Head Hundred in Independence, 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:
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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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


E499 – Patrick on E-Bikes



Sinnbild E-Bikes

Our friend Patrick Mok returns to talk about E-Bikes and why he’s into them!

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

Calendar:
May 9th – Mohawk Valley Metric Century, Armitage Park, Eugene
June 13 – Hop Head Hundred in Independence, 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:
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, 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


E498 – Idaho Adventure with Paula & Eric



Paula & Eric go on an epic backcountry Idaho bike trip, and discover exactly how far you can go down the path less traveled.  We are glad they survived to tell the tale!

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:
Boise, ID – January 17th
L.A., CA – February 9th
Seattle, WA – Feb 28th
Idaho Falls, ID – March 5th
Pittsburg, PA – March 22nd

HEADLINES:
“The 2020 Chevy Silverado HD (seen advertised during this NFL football game) seems specially-designed to make people in front of this wall of truck invisible.” pic.twitter.com/FibNLs2cUF

Get Up And Go! Fareless Transit in Olympia WA

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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


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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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


E496 – Ed In Japan!



Guthrie’s friend Ed Piper goes to Japan and gets a bike!  He lives in the city of Kawagoe.

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

HEADLINES:
Portland Lime restricts it’s service to “winter zone”

Share Now Stops Sharing: …volatile state of the global mobility landscape

MAIL:
From Paula re: Studs/Chains/Salt

From Jon re: Broken collarbones

From Richard W. re: Texas bike laws

From Arne in Germany on laws and lighting

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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, 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


E261a REBROADCAST – Grilled By Bike does the Oregon Outback



Team Grilled By Bike.  The Oregon Outback.  What more needs to be said? Eric, JP, Eilif, & Ross party responsibly across the uninhabited lands of eastern Oregon, encountering mud, rain, fallen trees, and windfall burn barrels, while engaging in the throwing of sharp implements and the playing of table tennis.  How did it go down? They tell us.

Find Grilled By Bike on instagram.

For field audio of the adventure produced by Eric Ivy, listen to:
E261b Pt.1 Team Grilled By Bike: Exploring Unsharted Territory – The intrepid crew rides out of Klamath, plays some ping pong, watches a thunderstorm, chops down trees, interviews other bikepackers, and hangs out in a bike shop.
E261c – Pt.2 Team Grilled By Bike: Exploring Unsharted Territory – The crew interviews a long-time bikepacker, plays some more ping pong, throws the tomahawk, hangs around a campfire with some other Outback riders, and makes banana boats.
E261d – Pt.3 Team Grilled By Bike: Exploring Unsharted Territory – The crew eats all the queso, finds the endpoint at the Columbia River, talks to more bikepackers, makes camp one last time, and Eric returns to Portland with the record button still activated to talk to even more people.

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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


E495 – Aaron & Guthrie Talk Winter Weather



photo credit: Michael Hamann

Aaron & Guthrie chat about winter weather and regroup after a season of shows.  New studio, new takes on the roads and traffic when it all goes to hell in the winter.

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
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: 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

HEADLINES:
From the Oregonian – Jury awards more than $9 million to Vancouver, B.C. Couple hti by truck while biking along I-84 in Columbia Gorge

From Bike Portland: Gov. Brown calls for pause on I-5 Rose Quarter project

MAIL

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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


E100 REBROADCAST – Brock & Brandon’s Transit Adventure



Brock & Brandon celebrate 100 episodes of the Sprocket Podcast by traversing the city for hours using every mode of transport they can get into, including TriMet, the Portland Streetcar, the Portland Aerial Tram, and of course Car2Go.  Here’s a “lite” version of the 5 hours of audio we taped during the adventure.

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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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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


E216a REBROADCAST – Scatalogical Emergency



Last week was the Thanksgiving holiday and the guys took a week out of the studio.  Until the next new show, we’re sharing this piece about gastrointestinal troubles and bicycle commutes featuring Aaron & producer Brock from 2014.  Some of you may have heard about Aaron’s recent injury (he’s OK!) – don’t worry, we’ll fill you in with the next show.  Thank you for listening!

Brock gets into a predicament and can’t make it into the studio.  This is an explanation of the predicament.  What happens when you can’t find a bathroom?  And are there any lessons to be learned from such an experience?
note: those sensitive to conversation about bodily functions may wish to bypass this episode, as it contains many references to such.
If you care about public access to restrooms, you may wish to visit phlush.org
music from Waxxelerated (Willbe) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0