E596 – Megan Ramey



In this episode we catch up with THREE TIME award WINNING guest, Megan Ramey! Covering cyclocross, transit, family biking, maps, adventures, and more!

https://www.bikabout.com/

Bikabout inspires 2-wheeled tourism in North America’s best biking cities.

In the news: “Crazy bike lady” helps kids walk and roll in Hood River

 

Megan is Mobility Director for Anson’s Bike Buddies, a Columbia Gorge Non-Profit Organization.  Anson’s Bike Buddies started as an idea formed in conjunction with Anson’s realization that there are children in his community who cannot afford a bicycle and the monthly service projects adopted by his school.
http://www.ansonsbikebuddies.org/

 

Opinion: Thinking about an electric car? An e-bike may make more sense (and save you more money)

Megan’s Twitter thread & replies on ebikes (before she wrote the article) 

Columbia Area Transit CAT Bus from Portland to Columbia River Gorge & beyond
Megan on Twitter: @bikeabout

 

New podcast alert from Joan: 

Arrested Mobility

Why are Black Americans and other people of color disproportionately victims of overly aggressive police enforcement and brutality while walking, running, riding bicycles, taking public transit, or while driving? This podcast explores the ways in which people of color have had their mobility arrested.

Hosted by Charles T. Brown, the founder and CEO of Equitable Cities LLC—an urban planning, policy, and research firm working at the intersection of transportation, health, and equity. Charles will take you to the streets of Philly, the sidewalks of Seattle, and the neighborhoods of Kansas City. In each place, he’ll ask: What can we do to change the outcomes when people of color step out their door to exist in the world?

 

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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:

Shadowfoot, Wayne Norman, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Eric Weisz, Cameron Lien,Doug CohenMiller, Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Anna, Richard G,  Kampcite, Aaron Green,  Jeremy Kitchen, Todd Tillinger , Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Keith Hutchison, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Andre Johnson, Gregory Braithwaite , Chris Barron, Dennis O’Brien, Sean Baird,  dudeluna, Emma Rooks, Lillian Karabaic, Spartan  Dale, Philip M,  Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy, Guthrie Straw, Mayra Martinez, Oso, Byron Patterson, Mac Nurse David, Kurstin Graham, Erinne G, Rachel Moline, Jonathan Lee, Damiana Day, Hami Ramani, and Alan Kessler.


E595 – Roo Albisurez



Roo Albisurez riding down a single track trail on a mountain bike

Join us as we chat with Roo Albisurez, photographer, athlete, extraordinaire.

Mentions

https://www.instagram.com/roo_media

https://www.instagram.com/warpaintmag/

https://www.ralbisurez.com/

https://www.warpaintmag.co/

Jessa the surfer: https://www.instagram.com/p/CaAwDVtujoA/ 

Bike Instructor Certification Program

https://icp.bike/bicp-certification-usa/

Courtney Williams highlights BIPOC bike folks at @thebrownbikegirl 

 

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music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
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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, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Eric Weisz, Cameron Lien,Doug CohenMiller, Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Anna, Richard G,  Kampcite, Aaron Green,  Jeremy Kitchen, Todd Tillinger , Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Keith Hutchison, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Andre Johnson, Gregory Braithwaite , Chris Barron, Dennis O’Brien, Sean Baird,  dudeluna, Emma Rooks, Lillian Karabaic, Spartan  Dale, Philip M,  Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy, Guthrie Straw, Mayra Martinez, Oso, Byron Patterson, Mac Nurse David, Kurstin Graham, Erinne G, Rachel Moline, Jonathan Lee, Damiana Day, Hami Ramani, and Alan Kessler.


E594 – Indoor Bicycling



A stationary bike on a mat in a house in front of stairs
When he injured his hand, our friend GoDigaHole shifted his riding to an indoor bicycle

When we say all bikes are good bikes, do we mean exercise bikes too? Guthrie, Joan, and Armando tackle the big questions in our latest episode, with a discussion of stationary bikes and trainers, with lots of comments from listeners. Plus, we consider some new directions for the podcast…

Mentioned in this episode: Shiey train and bus surfing

News
The Sprocket Podcast will be releasing new episodes every other week, after 10 years of (mostly) weekly episodes. This will be a more sustainable approach for us to keep the conversations rolling along.

Mail & Such
From Maria Schur, BicycleKitty, about our recent guest Devery: “A note on Devery – he is a rad competitor in every alley cat race I organize and also killed it on the Swift hill Summit Kill (5 mega repeats up Walter in Gresham). A talent on two wheels!!!”

@GoDigaHole has a new podcast episode on archaeology and bicycles!

 

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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, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Eric Weisz, Cameron Lien,Doug CohenMiller, Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Anna, Richard G,  Kampcite, Aaron Green,  Jeremy Kitchen, Todd Tillinger , Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Keith Hutchison, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Andre Johnson, Gregory Braithwaite , Chris Barron, Dennis O’Brien, Sean Baird,  dudeluna, Emma Rooks, Lillian Karabaic, Spartan  Dale, Philip M,  Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy, Guthrie Straw, Mayra Martinez, Oso, Byron Patterson, Mac Nurse David, Kurstin Graham, Erinne G, Rachel Moline, Jonathan Lee, Damiana Day, Hami Ramani, and Alan Kessler.


E593 – Zoning & Bike Parking with Iain MacKenzie



Close up selfie of Iain looking just off camera. He has a beanie and beard, light skin, and is wearing a sweatshirt and jacket. The blurred background shows bridge supports. Architect Iain MacKenzie joins us to talk about his mom’s bike trip to Scotland as well as zoning, urban design, and indoor bike parking.

Iain on Twitter: @maccoinnich
Iain’s blog: NextPortland

Discussed in this episode: Bike Portland Wonk Night

News
The Sprocket Podcast will be releasing new episodes every other week, after 10 years of (mostly) weekly episodes. This will be a more sustainable approach for us to keep the conversations rolling along.

Mentions
From @GoDigaHole: “If you haven’t listened to @SprocketPodcast before, they’re an incredible resource for folks looking to use bikes in their daily lives. I owe much of my bike-focused lifestyle to their advice.”

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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, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Eric Weisz, Cameron Lien,Doug CohenMiller, Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Anna, Richard G,  Kampcite, Aaron Green,  Jeremy Kitchen, Todd Tillinger , Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Keith Hutchison, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Andre Johnson, Gregory Braithwaite , Chris Barron, Dennis O’Brien, Sean Baird,  dudeluna, Emma Rooks, Lillian Karabaic, Spartan  Dale, Philip M,  Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy, Guthrie Straw, Mayra Martinez, Oso, Byron Patterson, Mac Nurse David, Kurstin Graham, Erinne G, Rachel Moline, Jonathan Lee, Damiana Day, Hami Ramani, and Alan Kessler.


E592 – Devery Sheridan



Devry Sheridan

This week we catch up with recent Reed grad, Devery Sheridan. Can better marketing save us from our transportation woes? Stay tuned to find out.

News: The Sprocket Podcast will be releasing new episodes every other Monday, after 10 years of (mostly) weekly episodes, this balance lets us keep the show going and keep the conversations rolling along.

Mail:
From Joan – Mechanics Ask Walmart, Major Bike Manufacturers to Stop Making and Selling ‘Built-to-Fail’ Bikes.

Mentions:
Theodore Lowi
MAXed Out Memes

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music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
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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, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Eric Weisz, Cameron Lien,Doug CohenMiller, Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Anna, Richard G,  Kampcite, Aaron Green,  Jeremy Kitchen, Todd Tillinger , Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Keith Hutchison, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Andre Johnson, Gregory Braithwaite , Chris Barron, Dennis O’Brien, Sean Baird,  dudeluna, Emma Rooks, Lillian Karabaic, Spartan  Dale, Philip M,  Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy, Guthrie Straw, Mayra Martinez, Oso, Byron Patterson, Mac Nurse David, Kurstin Graham, Erinne G, Rachel Moline, Jonathan Lee, Damiana Day, Hami Ramani, and Alan Kessler.


E591 – January Reboot



 

Portland

It’s our January Reboot!

Mail:

From Josh Guttmacher:
POINTLESSLY SHIFT YOUR BIKE’S ELECTRONIC GEARS LIKE A MANUAL CAR

From Anna:
Biking and Birding Across The Great Divide

As an American politics professor, I always encourage my students to drive across country at some point in their lives to better understand these United States—the immense diversity, the varying terrains, and the absolute vastness of this nation.

And so as a birder, I was intrigued when I learned that ornithologist Scott Edwards had embarked on exactly such a trip last summer. On his bike. A 3,800-mile, 76-day bicycle ride from East Coast to West

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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, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, 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, Todd Tillinger, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon Paice, Gregory Braithwaite, dudeluna, Emma Rooks, Philip M, Lillian Karabaic, Spartan Dale, Josh Myles, Dennis O’Brien, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy, Mayra M, Oso, Isaac M, David C, Byron Paterson, Kurstin Graham, Erinne G, Rachel Moline, Jimmy Diesel, Christopher Barnett, Jonathan Lee, and Hami Ramani.


E590 – Biketag!



biketag with two bikes and a graphic

In this Episode, join Guthrie & Player 2 on a cycle around Portland playing… Biketag! That’s right, you’ve heard it on the show and now you can join us on a night of discovery. This episode is one in a series of each Sprocket member doing something a little different… a little… creative? We hope you enjoy these vignettes 🙂

Learn More:
biketag.org (find or start a chapter near you!)

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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, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, 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, Todd Tillinger, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon Paice, Gregory Braithwaite, dudeluna, Emma Rooks, Philip M, Lillian Karabaic, Spartan Dale, Josh Myles, Dennis O’Brien, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy, Mayra M, Oso, Isaac M, David C, Byron Paterson, Kurstin Graham, Erinne G, Rachel Moline, Jimmy Diesel, Christopher Barnett, Jonathan Lee, and Hami Ramani.


E589 – Bike Draft 2021



A man taking a selfie centered in the frame on a dirt path in green woods. He's wearing a black shirt and hat and smiling. Behind him, his bike is leaning and covered with panniers and other equipment.Armando, Aaron, and Joan are joined by Tim Mooney of Pedalshift for a new round of Bike Draft, a sportsball-inspired draft game where we each attempt to assemble a bicycle for touring. Who wins the game? That’s up to you to decide! Let us know via the episode post or stories (while it lasts) on Instagram, on Twitter, or via email. Here’s what we ended up with (don’t read this if you don’t want spoilers!): 

Armando – Salsa Fargo

  1. Spare tubes
  2. Water filter
  3. Masterlink
  4. Backpack
  5. Front headlight
  6. Puffy jacket
  7. iPhone

Joan – Surly Disc Trucker

  1. Rear rack
  2. Ortleib panniers
  3. Fenders
  4. Warm Showers account
  5. Rain cape
  6. Water bottle
  7. Bike map of UK

Tim – Brompton

  1. Ortleib O bag
  2. Camping hammock
  3. Schwalbe marathon plus tires
  4. Showers Pass rain gear
  5. Self heating MREs
  6. Bike multitool
  7. Camelback

Aaron – Pugsly

  1. Frame pump
  2. Front rack
  3. Tubeless tires
  4. Caradice double flap
  5. 3-person tent
  6. Swiss army knife
  7. Compass

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music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
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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, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, 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, Todd Tillinger, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon Paice, Gregory Braithwaite, dudeluna, Emma Rooks, Philip M, Lillian Karabaic, Spartan Dale, Josh Myles, Dennis O’Brien, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy, Mayra M, Oso, Isaac M, David C, Byron Paterson, Kurstin Graham, Erinne G, Rachel Moline, Jimmy Diesel, Christopher Barnett, Jonathan Lee, and Hami Ramani.


E588 – Little Known Bike Facts



A bike mechanic wears a mask and backwards ball cap, standing inside with glass walls behind him, and he's looking down at working on a bike wheel

We asked, you answered! We discussed some of the more inane ways to finagle life on a bike and other little known bike facts. (Or maybe you know em’, but we’ll have some fun anyway!)

 

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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, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, 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, Todd Tillinger, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon Paice, Gregory Braithwaite, dudeluna, Emma Rooks, Philip M, Lillian Karabaic, Spartan Dale, Josh Myles, Dennis O’Brien, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy, Mayra M, Oso, Isaac M, David C, Byron Paterson, Kurstin Graham, Erinne G, Rachel Moline, Jimmy Diesel, Christopher Barnett, Jonathan Lee, and Hami Ramani.


E587 – Earl’s New Bridge



Construction site on highway, with cranes on the highway and platform above, showing part of new bridge as it's being installed. Backdrop shows blue sky with fluffy white clouds.

Joan & Aaron are joined by friend Kimber to watch part of the installation of Portland’s new Congressman Earl Blumenauer Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge. We chat with a few fellow spectators, project our own fears and anxieties onto the crane operators, and admire Earl’s aubergine bike from afar.

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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, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, 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, Todd Tillinger, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon Paice, Gregory Braithwaite, dudeluna, Emma Rooks, Philip M, Lillian Karabaic, Spartan Dale, Josh Myles, Dennis O’Brien, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy, Mayra M, Oso, Isaac M, David C, Byron Paterson, Kurstin Graham, Erinne G, Rachel Moline, Jimmy Diesel, Christopher Barnett, Jonathan Lee, and Hami Ramani.