this episode is a rebroadcast of our friend Tim Mooney’s first appearance on the show in 2013!
Hope you enjoy – next week we will bring you another seasonal classic.
Aaron & Guthrie return to the studio in the new year.
Tim Mooney is working on a concept we like: how can you have a “grown-up job” and still pursue bicycle travel? While he hasn’t found the magic solution yet, he created Pedalshift to begin the conversation among those of us who are interested. We also discuss Portland’s changes over time, the World Domination Summit, and Tim’s bicycle tour down the West Coast.
Madi Carlson returns to the studio to talk about her bike’s birthday, going camping by bike, bikes & dogs, and riding with the family. It’s always a pleasure to have her join us! Check out her blog at familyride.us, and her column at BikePortland.
UPCOMINGFilmed By Bike TOUR DATES: CALL FOR ENTRIES! Submit your film by January 20 to be part of the collection Boise, ID – January 18 Los Angeles, CA – January 27 Hood River, OR – February 12 Arcata, CA – March 15 Bendigo, Australia – October 4
Mail Josh G proves he knows MSP: “Wedge & linden hills bike rack MSP! Locked up there 5days a week for 5 years.”
A tweet from Sebastein Poole: “Great story about Ms Hamilton and I’m looking forward to the book. Mr. Cowboy, did you know a woman did ride in the Giro d’Italia? Alphonsina Strada.”
Kevin F. in Texas: keep old electronics running!
Mr. T is back! (though he never left) Thanks for the nice words.
Adele hasn’t been on the show in a while, and that’s because she’s been working on a secret project with Brock: they have a bun in the oven! That’s right, little baby Cyrus is preparing for birth into the world as we speak, and Adele joins the show to fill us in on what it’s like to continue bicycling into pregnancy. It’s not all fun and games, but haters gonna hate, and there aren’t that many haters, really. And there is a lot of fun to be had!
DBR is a Portland Bike Fun Icon, and also rode his bike across the Australian continent. We ask him about the details, and he delivers, including the preferred cheap beer VB, catching roadhouses before they close, and dealing with critters. Lots of critters.
Eric Wahlstrom listens to our show, and created a new card game themed around Luchadore wrestling called Solo Una Noche! We discuss the concept, how gameplay works, and then Aaron takes on the master at his own game! Follow progress towards the game becoming available to the public, sign up for updates, and contribute to the crowdfunding campaign, at cabin21games.com! Thanks for tuning in to Gaming Week on the Sprocket Podcast.
Also, Brock references a weekend camping trip, a 54 mile ride, and another little game known as Bros Icing Bros (it’s a real thing).
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!
We are joined by return guests Armando, Aqua, and Joan to chat about volunteering for bicycling events and what they’ve been up to this winter.
Also thanks to our drink sponsor The Beer Mongers for generously providing our libations (this episode Aaron does his best Springsteen tribute for them), and our generous Patreon donors for underwriting our operating costs!
UPCOMINGFilmed By Bike TOUR DATES: Boise, ID – February 8, 2018 Aarhus, Demark – March 3, 2018 SXSW, Austin, TX – TBD around March 9-12, 2018 Copenhagen – March 10, 2018 Albany, NY – July 22, 2018 Seattle, WA – TBD Vancouver, WA – TBD Arcata, CA – November, 2018 Bendigo, Australia – October, 2018
“Catchin’ up” with Aaron & Guthrie: it’s the new year, and we take some time to reflect on the past year’s experiences, along with what the new one may hold. Also, Aaron goes through his bag and finally prepares to mail stickers and patches to our donors!
UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES: Boise, ID – February 8, 2018 Aarhus, Demark – March 3, 2018 SXSW, Austin, TX – TBD around March 9-12, 2018 Copenhagen – March 10, 2018 Albany, NY – July 22, 2018 Seattle, WA – TBD Vancouver, WA – TBD Arcata, CA – November, 2018 Bendigo, Australia – October, 2018
Jimmy Diesel & his sister Mary join to chat about Jimmy’s bicycle adventure from Lake Tahoe to Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine! He fills us in on his 104 day trip. Tim Mooney from Pedalshift joins us as well, because, y’know, bike touring!
Mail From Todd G in DC: A friendly FYI. Aaron was nearly impossible to hear this week.
From P-nut Butter Jar Matt – Speaking of the indignity of riding transit, did you happen to catch this State Farm ad?
Also, I saw these in my local grocery store the other day. Overnight oats are going mainstream! But, don’t buy these, just make them at home. It’s not hard. Seriously.