Category Archives: Commuting

E573 – Darrell Shines & The Blackstage Pass



RV Camper in black and white
Photo Credit – Darrell Shines

The Sprocket Podcast gets to catch up with Darrell Shines of The Blackstage Pass! Darrell has spent time cycling and living the commuter life in NY, Italy, and many others abroad. A recent resident, we chat about the “Portland” experience, and what it’s like to have fresh eyes on the city we call home.

Check out his latest project in PDX, Cosmic Studios.

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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, and Christopher Barnett.


E571 – Commuting By Bike!



Image of two people on bikes in a bike lane, as shown from behind
Photo by Jonathan Lee, @subtledream

The pandemic bike boom and shifts in working life may mean more folks will be commuting by bicycle as remote workers return to the office. Experienced bike commuters Armando, Guthrie, and Joan chat about bike commuting to make this episode a helpful resource for new bike commuters. We discuss common questions from folks new to bike commuting and share our best tips along with advice from Sprocket Podcast listeners. Topics include clothing, route planning, the ride itself, arriving at work, some gear basics, and attitude and mindset. Get some great advice about riding your bike to work.
Photo credit: Jonathan Lee

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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, 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, and Christopher Barnett.


E562 – Henry Grabar Talks Parking, Infrastructure, and Secretary Pete



Headshot of Henry Grabar. Shows a man with short brown hair and white skin wearing a gray tshirt and blue blazer against a dark background.

 

Parking geeks and non-parking-geeks rejoice! Slate staff writer Henry Grabar gives us the deep dive on parking, along with insights on bike lanes, gentrification, city street changes during the pandemic, Biden’s infrastructure plan, Secretary Pete, his high school bike commute in New York City, and more. Henry is writing a book on parking, and you can follow him on Twitter.

HEADLINES

‘Hill killerz’ trend has managed to make climbing hills fun
Armando and Joan are killing hillz this spring, organized by Maria Schur, Bicycle Kitty. BikePortland has a great write-up.

Cycling across Europe in the pandemic
Thanks to J. Leko for sending us this BBC World Service video! “Over a billion euros has been invested in cycling across Europe since the start of the pandemic. Some of the continent’s biggest cities are being transformed as people seek alternative, safer, greener ways to move around. Anna Holligan travels across Europe to see how people are getting on their bikes and asks if the surge in cycling is the start of a much bigger change in the way we travel.”

EVENTS

No events this week.

MAIL

Thanks to Tim Mooney and J. Leko for sending us questions for Henry! J. also has some tool suggestions and questions for Guthrie, which we’re holding til he hosts next.    

 

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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, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, 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, 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, Emma 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, David C, @Five.Oh.Three, Byron Paterson, Kurstin Graham, Erinne G, Rachel Moline, and Jimmy Diesel.


E553 – Crashes & Blackberries with Kimber Peterson



Our friend Kimber joins Joan and Armando to chat about biking in Germany, recovering from bike wrecks, and bringing life to gardens and death to invasive plants!

Also, as always, thanks to our nationally recognized “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers on SE12th and Division, now open for more than 4,000 days consecutively. They have a patio outside the place and, if you’re lucky, you might be able to catch some sports with sound.  The big stick remains indoor on the ceiling.  And, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going!

EVENTS

Free bike education every 4th Wednesday with Courtney Williams at 6pm Eastern, NYC Bike Mayor, via Zoom – find out more on Instagram at @thebrownbikegirl

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Produced at home thanks to:
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, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, 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, 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, David C, @Five.Oh.Three, Byron Paterson, Kurstin Graham, Erinne G, Rachel Moline, and Jimmy Diesel.


E551 – Jen Powis & Air Quality Monitoring By Bike



Today, we speak with Jen Powis from Houston, Texas on air pollution and bicycles and measuring air pollution by bicycle.   We discuss her experience with Sampling The City and Air Alliance Houston, Dr. Robert Bullard, (father of writing on environmental racism), Bike Houston, Houston’s Bayou Greenways, and her part in the Rules of the Game podcast!  And, of course, the “chicken and the egg” question!

AND: apparently it was #boatmonth in Portland again.  And, how to care for your birds during their own contagion time.

Also, as always, thanks to our nationally recognized “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers on SE12th and Division, now open for more than 4,000 days consecutively. They have a patio outside the place and, if you’re lucky, you might be able to catch some sports with sound.  The big stick remains indoor on the ceiling.  And, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going!

HEADLINES
Charging drivers to use roads can be equitable. Here’s how to guarantee it.

What Is the True Cost of Car Ownership?

MAIL
Well, a tweet: Peter Koonce, @pkoonce, transportation engineer and podcast guest tweeted a list of Top 10 podcasts for transportation professionals and included us!

Via Instagram, Junk Miles said, in response to our conversation about bike tours, “Super interesting answers, Joan and team – thank you!” 

Answer for J Leko about studded tires from Doug CohenMiller: “I do studded tires. They are AWESOME for Ice. They make minimal difference on snow. I don’t have a Brompton, so I can’t speak directly to that, but maybe some sort of thick neoprene cloth could be carried on board and placed over the tire where it would hit  so it doesn’t scratch.”

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Produced at home thanks to:
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, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, 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, 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, David C, @Five.Oh.Three, Byron Paterson, Kurstin Graham, Erinne G, Rachel Moline, and Jimmy Diesel.


E549 – Shawne Martinez will @RescueEwe



Whoa! Check out that helmet cam!
Shawne Martinez joined us on the show to talk about cargo bikes, riding in Washington county and benefits of electrical assist motors!  Follow Shawne on twitter at @RescueEwe

Also, as always, thanks to our nationally recognized “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers on SE12th and Division, now open for more than 4,000 days consecutively. They have a patio outside the place and, if you’re lucky, you might be able to catch some sports with sound.  The big stick remains indoor on the ceiling.  And, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going!

WINTER BIKE LIGHTS
We are keeping the calendar on hiatus for now, but please do take some photos of how you are lighting your bike this winter. In line with local laws and regulations, we encourage you to add some more festive lights. If you do, take a photo, and share it with us on any of our social media, on Facebook at Sprocket Podcast, or Twitter or Instagram @SprocketPodcast and use the hashtag #sprocketwinterbike. Bring a bit of cheer to our days without much daylight.
of course we encourage you to follow any and all locally applicable regulations when riding your bicycle on public roadways.

Headlines
How New Yorkers Want to Change the Streetscape for Good

Covid Showed Us Ways We Can Make Our Cities More Liveable

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Produced at home thanks to:
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, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, 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, 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, David C, @Five.Oh.Three, Byron Paterson, Kurstin Graham, Erinne G, Rachel Moline, and Jimmy Diesel.


E547 – Todd Groesbeck!



Todd Groesbeck is one of our loyal supporter who’s been listening since 2016, and joins us to discuss adventures (and misadventures) by bike, mechanical failures, and kerosene lanterns, among other things.  It was a pleasure to spend some time together!  Check out his artwork at toddgroesbeck.com

Also, as always, thanks to our nationally recognized “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers on SE12th and Division, now open for more than 4,000 days consecutively. They have a patio outside the place and, if you’re lucky, you might be able to catch some sports with sound.  The big stick remains indoor on the ceiling.  And, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going!

WINTER BIKE LIGHTS
We are pausing the calendar til things are a bit safer, and we don’t have any mail this week. But! We do have something fun. With the pandemic and lack of social outings, winter is looking a bit bleak, so we are asking listeners to decorate your bikes with any extra fun lights, take a photo, and share it with us on any of our social media. Bring a bit of cheer to our days without much daylight. Use the hashtag #sprocketwinterbike
of course we encourage you to follow any and all locally applicable regulations when riding your bicycle on public roadways.

CALENDAR
Gladys Bikes
will be live streaming a Basic Maintenance Course featuring Cassandra, her partner Sydney, and housemate/BF Mateo. In which we plan on overloading viewers and participant with compliments and helpful tips!

Headlines
BikePortland: Could have been a costly “mistake.” Legal wonks, get ready. 

New World Record for World’s Longest Bicycle (But IS IT REAL): World’s Longest Bicycle
Previous from Netherlands in 2015
and 2016

Community Cycling Center: new executive director Momoko Saunders! (friend of the show, formerly featured in our Bike Farm episode (E189!))

Mail
J Leko: How do you prevent the studs in Schwalbe winter tires from scratching the Brompton frame when the rear wheel is folded?

Misha in New Brunswick: love Aaron’s rant, reminds of “Stay The Blazes Home!”

Ryan C: Love the show! I was listening to episode 542 and knew there was a good video about the pronunciation of Pannier… (Path Less Pedaled!)

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Produced at home thanks to:
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, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, 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, 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, David C, @Five.Oh.Three, Byron Paterson, Kurstin Graham, Erinne G, Rachel Moline, and Jimmy Diesel.


E545 – Doug CohenMiller In Kazakhstan!



Doug CohenMiller has been a podcast listener and friend, and we met across time zones to chat without causing a quantum reaction that would implode our known reality.  Doug did a lot of bicycling in Texas before his family relocated to Kazakhstan (no, he hasn’t seen Borat, though we discuss “my wife”) where he braves pummeling winds and bitter cold in three different winter coats!  He’s also the graphic designer behind the coffeeneuring patches!  Stay tuned after the credits for his story of meeting bicycle legend Gary Fisher after chasing him through an airport.

Also, as always, thanks to our nationally recognized “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers on SE12th and Division, now open for more than 4,000 days consecutively. They have a patio outside the place and, if you’re lucky, you might be able to catch some sports with sound.  The big stick remains indoor on the ceiling.  And, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going!

WINTER BIKE LIGHTS
We are pausing the calendar til things are a bit safer, and we don’t have any mail this week. But! We do have something fun. With the pandemic and lack of social outings, winter is looking a bit bleak, so we are asking listeners to decorate your bikes with any extra fun lights, take a photo, and share it with us on any of our social media. Bring a bit of cheer to our days without much daylight. Use the hashtag #sprocketwinterbike
of course we encourage you to follow any and all locally applicable regulations when riding your bicycle on public roadways.

CALENDAR
Gladys Bikes
will be live streaming a Basic Maintenance Course featuring Cassandra, her partner Sydney, and housemate/BF Mateo. In which we plan on overloading viewers and participant with compliments and helpful tips!

Headlines
From Seattle Times: Tire dust killing coho salmon returning to Puget Sound, new research shows

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Produced at home thanks to:
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, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, 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, 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, David C, @Five.Oh.Three, Byron Paterson, Kurstin Graham, Erinne G, Rachel Moline, and Jimmy Diesel.


E544 – Dan Kaufman on Bikes for Protest & Mutual Aid



Dan Kaufman is a Portland-based musician, music and video producer, and activist who has been protesting all the way back to the Iraq War protests and up to the recent Black Lives Matter protests right here in Portland.  A friend of the show (episodes E126 and E180) and founder of PDXK Productions and CrankMyChain Cycle TV, he joins us this week to talk protests, and also he sings a new song of his, “Ride On, Stride On“! Find Dan Kaufman and his music at https://www.dankaufmanband.com

Also, as always, thanks to our nationally recognized “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers on SE12th and Division, now open for more than 4,000 days consecutively. They have a patio outside the place and, if you’re lucky, you might be able to catch some sports with sound.  The big stick remains indoor on the ceiling.  And, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going!

WINTER BIKE LIGHTS
We are pausing the calendar til things are a bit safer, and we don’t have any mail this week. But! We do have something fun. With the pandemic and lack of social outings, winter is looking a bit bleak, so we are asking listeners to decorate your bikes with any extra fun lights, take a photo, and share it with us on any of our social media. Bring a bit of cheer to our days without much daylight. Use the hashtag #sprocketwinterbike

Headlines
Black Portlanders Are Killed Crossing the Street at Three Times the Rate of White Pedestrians

How to Build a Better Post-Pandemic New York City

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Produced at home thanks to:
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, 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, 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, David C, @Five.Oh.Three, Byron Paterson, Kurstin Graham, Erinne G, Rachel Moline, and Jimmy Diesel.


E542 – Becky Jo’s Carfree Life!



BikePortland columnist Becky Jo gives us a rundown on her fascinating induction into low-car life and how she keeps herself rolling!

Also, as always, thanks to our nationally recognized “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers on SE12th and Division, now open for more than 4,000 days consecutively. They have a patio outside the place and, if you’re lucky, you might be able to catch some sports with sound.  The big stick remains indoor on the ceiling.  And, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going!

No Calendar until events can be responsibly held!

Headlines

I Love to Ride My Bike. But I Won’t Call Myself a ‘Cyclist.’

Mail

From Beckaroo Banzai: mocktails!

From Shawne Martinez: Binge listening sprocket podcast while painting interior walls. Good to hear dudeluna getting some airtime! #cargobikes #homebuilt #frankenbike

From Greg B.: Ep. 540–thanks for the shout out at the top of the show!

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Produced at home thanks to:
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, 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, 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, David C, @Five.Oh.Three, Byron Paterson, Kurstin Graham, and Erinne G