E585 – Micah and The Air We Breathe



Micah Bishop from Neighbors for Clean Air joins us to talk about diesel pollution, environmental justice, and just transitions. Aaron and Joan are horrified to learn that our home, Multnomah County, has some of the worst diesel pollution in the country. 

 

Discussion References:

Purple Air

WhatIsInOurAir

Oregon Just Transition Alliance

Sunrise Movement PDX, Youth Versus ODOT

Neighborsforcleanair.org

 

Mail/News:

Right to Repair

Podcast guests Adah Crandall and Cassie Wilson on KGW Straight Talk 

 

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E584 – Summer Adventures & Bike Travel Dreams



Guthrie stands in the shade with a distant view of water behind. He wears a hoodie, hat, and sunglasses, and stands next to his bike, loaded up with stuffed panniers.As we dig out our rain pants and bike lights, Aaron, Armando, Guthrie, and Joan gather outside in person on a drizzly night to chat about the best of summer and discuss future bike dreams and adventures. Plus we share adventures and plans from listeners Brian, Hami, Emily, Brock, and @blackrtea.

Check out this video of a lovely Vancouver Island bikeway (mentioned by Joan, tweet via Martyn Schmool).

News & such 
Josh Guttmacher sent us a few things: a great story (with photos!) about how Denmark is repurposing old wind turbine blades as bike shelters and a Nature article from 2008, “Bumper Stickers Reveal Link to Road Rage”(!). Thanks, Josh!

And, we mark about a year since Armando and Joan joined the podcast as co-hosts. Cheers!

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E583 – Jenna’s Glorious Bike Propaganda



A woman stands in the middle of a road. She wears a white sleeveless top, white bike helmet, and black pants, and she holds a black bike, and looks off-camera.Jenna Phillips is glamorizing the everyday bicycling life with her charming TikTok videos. Joan dubbed these romantic portrayals of running errands by bike “glorious bike propaganda,” and that’s what Aaron and Joan chat with Jenna about in this week’s episode.

Find Jenna on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter (she re-shares some TikTok videos on the other platforms). You can see some of our favorites here:
Come to Trader Joe’s with me on my bike
Let’s ride bikes in the rain
Who says you need to a car to carry heavy sh!t? 

News & such 
A review! From Emily Guise! On iTunes! “Keeps getting better! The last few episodes have been some of the best yet. I’m loving the interviews with diverse viewpoints and styles of riding-great to hear Sprocket highlighting all the awesome riders and events of the PNW!” Thanks, Emily!

Congratulations to @BikePOC for winning an Alice Award!

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E582 – Ramon Martinez Chats Bike Indy



Ramon faces the camera, smiling. He's wearing a bike helmet, sunglasses, and a turquoise cycling jersey over black long sleeves, with a black vest, and orange gloves. His hand is visibly perched on top of bike handlebars.Ramon Martinez joins us from the city of Independence, Oregon to let us know how he’s helping to turn this small Willamette Valley city into a big cycling destination. “Drop the Hammer” weekends offer short or long road or off-road rides that include some competition (if you want). Best thing about these rides? Your own start times!

BikeIndy website
Ramon on Instagram
Ramon on Strava

Mail
In response to our Wayfinding episode, we heard from a few folks. Maria Schur, @bicyclekitty told us, via Instagram, “When lost in the country on an overcast day (can’t determine south from the sun’s position), keep in mind that satellite dishes (in our region) point south.” And on Twitter, @VerseCycle Carolina Burrows said, “I sometimes look at churches to try and figure out which way’s east (the direction the seats face inside, so usually where the big stained glass window is).”

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E581 – Biking in Vancouver, BC with Spokesmama Lisa Corriveau



A side view of a woman posing on a bike. The bike is loaded up with packages on the front and back racks. She is smiling, looking, at the camera, and wearing a helmet.Spokesmama Lisa Corriveau is keeping busy in Vancouver, BC! She chats with Joan and Guthrie about bicycling with her kids, being a car-free family, volunteering with Cycling Without Age, and her job as a cycling instructor for HUB Cycling, teaching kids and adults how to ride a bike. She also shares how arthritis has impacted her bicycling and the changes she’s seen in infrastructure in Vancouver over many years on a bike.

Find out more about what Lisa is up to on her website, Spokesmama, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
Cycling Without Age
HUB Cycling

 

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E580 – Wayfinding with Guthrie, Joan, Armando, & Aaron



Screen capture of Zoom call with four people shown, including three laughingNavigate without an app? What kind of shenanigans are we up to now? Aaron, Armando, Guthrie, and Joan discuss wayfinding in new and familiar places without relying on mapping software. Thanks to Maria Schur for the topic suggestion!

 

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E579 – Fighting Climate Grief with Cassie Wilson



Cassie WilsonAaron and Joan chat with Cassie Wilson, a climate justice and disability activist, about the service and transportation challenges of living in a rural area, the freedoms and frustrations of having a driver’s license, the high costs of owning a car, and how we’re managing our climate grief and anxiety.

Instagram: @SunrisePDX
Twitter: @SunrisePDX & @wilsonxcassie
Bike Portland piece by Cassie

Mail
No mail this week 🙁

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E578 – Racing Bikes with Mateen Richey



 

Photo is a selfie taken by a woman standing on the right. She has light skin and her hair is pulled back and she's smiling. Behind her are a young man with dark skin and a green shirt and another older man with a black hat and small glasses. We talk with Mateen Richey, an 18 year old racer from right here in Portland, about how he got started racing bikes, why it’s easier when you fall in cyclocross, and his plans for college this fall. And Aaron and Joan feel old. 

Find Mateen:
teen503 on Instagram
Mateen Richey on Facebook
Teen503 ! on YouTube 
Mateen’s college fund 

Bike Portland profile of Mateen

 

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E577 – William Hsu & Bike Summer



A photo of William Hsu. He's wearing dark clothes and a hat, leaning against a park sign that says "Dude Chilling Park." The backdrop shows some mostly bare trees with yellow leaves on the ground.

We talk with William Hsu, a recent transplant to Portland who has jumped into Pedalpalooza by volunteering with them on their social media campaign. How is Pedalpalooza going now that it’s Bike Summer? 

Mail
In response to our bike commuting episode and how to clean up at work, Richard Wezenky commented, “
Witch hazel works as well as alcohol to get rid of odor causing bacteria, but doesn’t dry out your skin.”

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E576 – Hami Ramani – Cycling Advocate



 

Photo of two people standing along a black metal fence with a distant view of wispy clouds. She has a white shirt and dark pants and holds a bike helmet and smiles while looking at the camera. He has a mustache and yellow shirt and dark shorts and looks away.
Hami and Mia

Hami Ramani is a neurologist who has a big interest in making biking safer and reducing the usage of cars. He’s now in Portland and seems to be leading a resurgence of active transportation advocacy in the area.

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Jason Aufdenberg says, “Dear Sprocket Podcast, I enjoyed the discussion on bike commuting in EP 571! Like Guthrie, I too am interested if anyone is making bike maps with routes that optimized for shade. One easy upgrade that will make many city bike maps more usable is to make the maps available as a geospatial PDF files. This type of file, on your phone, allows you to see your location on the bike map using only the phone’s GPS signal, no internet connection/data plan required. My city, Daytona Beach, has no official bike map so I made one of my own and published it as a free geospatial PDF file that works with the Avenza Maps App. More info on my map here. I’m curious if any other Sprocket Podcast listeners live in places with no official bike map and have made their own maps.

Bradley Bouch told us about the Tour de Tulips in Orange City, Iowa.

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