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E572 – Sprocket Ride!



Image of a group bicycle ride, with several people on bikes with helmets on a neighborhood streetThe Sprocket Podcast goes for a bike ride! We convinced some folks to ride with us on a blazingly hot Portland evening, and we recorded an episode along the way. Listen to podcast listeners and friends chat with us at Irving Park, Colonel Summers Park, and Ladd’s Addition Park about their bicycling pet peeves, common misconceptions about bicycling, good things happening in their bike lives, and what else they’re looking forward to this year. We had a great time, and we’re so glad so many folks wanted to join us for a bike ride. This is one of our favorite episodes of the year so far, and we hope you enjoy it too!

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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.


E550 – TEN YEAR PODSTRAVAGANZA



OMG people!  It’s been 10 years since The Sprocket Podcast started dropping mp3s on the internet full of bicycle talk with a conscience.  So grateful for your presence with us in this made-up imaginary space that in which nonetheless we’ve cultivated productive and challenging conversations about real issues and inextricably woven them into complete bullshit.  That is why we love you!

For this 10 year anniversary and to mark the 550th episode of the podcast, we start with an acknowledgement of the time we are living through in the American democracy, toast Brock’s grandfather after his passing, acknowledge the ancestral occupants of the land we live in, and then get into some QUESTIONS.

rest in peace, Papa

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.

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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.


E546 – BIKE VIDS! with Gregory Braithwaite



Gregory Braithwaite is a good dude who not only listens to the show, but also creates content that blows ours out of the water.  BIKE VIDS! is an incredible set of explainers for the common matters bicycle enthusiasts face, such as communication, pricing, racism, or what kind of beer can is most commonly found on the shoulders of America’s highways.  Shoot him an email at santacruzbikevids@gmail.com to get in line for one of his branded hats!

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 warmshowers.org – The Warmshowers Mobile App is HERE!

Mail
Review!

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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.

 


E539 – Tom’s Cargo Bikes E058 REDUX



This week’s episode combines an interview from 2011 with bike builder Tom, who used to run Tom’s Cargo Bikes, and a few conversations with EJ & Eric, previous owners of his craftsmanship from 2020.  Producer Brock currently owns and rides #53 (lamplighter tall) & #95 (EJ’s bakfiets).  Eric’s cargo swingbike is currently in the custody of the Corvidae Bicycle Club.
We’re looking forward to bringing you another new studio show soon!

Tom’s Cargo Bikes built all kinds of conveyances from repurposed bicycle frames in style and with finesse.  Tom gave us the rundown on how he got into this pastime, how he cut his chops on the skills necessary, and what he’s done with the bikes he builds. His website is no longer active, but you can follow the hashtag #tomscargobikes to see some of the bikes out in the world, and view many of his creations on his Flickr page.

We discussed individual builds, growing up in Montana and fixing up muscle cars, moving to the city and getting out of regular car use, massive snowstorms, cargo bikes at Alaska Air, learning the terminology, 50 bikes built, Spin Art Bike, Yolo Colorhouse, blender bike, the Xtracycle,Multnomah County Bike FairBikes for Humanitybake feets, proprietary steering systems, “it’s all in beta,” marshmallow roasting, bass player uses cargo bike, Dutch sperm cargo bike, an unwitting bidding war, Tom’s Portland hotel bike serves beer & coffee, and environmental pragmatism.

Thanks to our nationally recognized “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, 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!

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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 Grahamand Erinne G.

featuring excerpts from “Heaven Sent” by Cush from their 2000 LP “The New Sound. Find this excellent record at www.northernrecords.com; Published by Songs of Media Creature (BMI) a/c Northern Records Music (BMI) and Media Creature Music (ASCAP) a/c Northern Rock N Roll (ASCAP); Courtesy of Northern Records by exclusive arrangement with Media Creature.


E530 – Jené Etheridge & the Black Liberation Ride



Jené Etheridge is not only a renowned Portland DJ (@DJblackdaria) of @wegotnextpdx, @nochelibrepdx, and @everydaymixtapes, but also the founder of the Black Liberation Ride, an annual celebration of culture on bikes holding space for BIPOC Portlanders.  We spend a little time talking to her about this year’s ride and her adventures on and off the bike!

Thanks to our nationally recognized “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, 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! 

Calendar:
-Swift Summit Cancelled
-April 10, 2021 LADDS 500 – that’s right, the Ladds 500 is also wisely cancelled for this year but that gives you time to work on your team costumes for next year.

-Sept. 10-13: 18th Annual Filmed by Bike: A series of interactive YouTube Livestream events featuring the world’s best bike movies – an all-new collection for 2020!

Headlines:
From the Portland Mercury: TriMet Wants Your Thoughts on Police and Security on Transit
(link to survey)

Mail:
From Exec. Producer Brock Dittus, possibly via dudeluna:
“Two things you shouldn’t do when you have an electric bike. That is self-working on the battery and not trying to put out an electric fire with water either.”

Anna sends a link to to an article on the Surly Blog: “The realities of a black man in the bike world”

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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, Dan Gebhart (who’s a time traveler), 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, JT, Kurstin Graham


E518 – SprocketShift Draft 2020



We joined Tim at the Pedalshift Project for an edition of his Bicycle Tour Draft, a “fantasy draft pick” exercise in which we assemble our hypothetical gear for a hypothetical tour.  As with any fantasy sport, the competition can get heated, and small things turn into big things!

Cast your vote for the winner – Tim says:
“Winner will be determined by fancy RANKED CHOICE VOTING, a super cool and superior way to vote. Click here to rank your top 4 (just drag and drop the names in order) and the winner is crowned! We’ll tally results at midnight on July 1st.  Again… you have the rest of June eastern time to vote… who has the better tour setup?”


E515 – Keith rides the Indy Underground



It’s a good time to reach out to our long-time donors and friends of the show – quarantining ourselves from our studio and our usual in-person interviews opens up the opportunity to connect with folks who have been with us for awhile.  Today: Keith Hutchison, listener and supporter from Indianapolis, who’s an instigator in the city’s bike fun scene when he’s not exploring unpaved and hidden scenes of the city to check out birds and secret graffiti galleries.  Check out Keith’s instagram and follow events through GentleFolks Bicycle Riding and Exploration Society of Indianapolis or Bike Party Indianapolis!

Thanks to our nationally recognized “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, and, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going! 

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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), 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


E514 – Pedalpalooza 2020 with Meghan Sinnott!



Meghan Sinnott joins us to explain how the inability to safely hold group ride events for Bike Fun as usual for Portland in June may actually be an opportunity to make future iterations of Pedalpalooza even more creative, inclusive, and exciting.  Visit pedalpalooza.org and follow hashtag #pedalpaloozapdx to stay up to date on the newest happenings!  We are also joined by Armando Luna, mayor of Portland bike fun, as a guest cohost.

Calendar:
Pedalpalooza 2020 – June 1 through July 5!
September 12 – The Ladd’s 500, Fifth First Annual, Portland OR

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Alvdal, Norway – Sept 4th
Sacramento, CA – Oct 23
Boise, ID January 23

Thanks to our nationally recognized “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, and, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going! 

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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), 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


E510 – The Three Amigos



Aaron, Guthrie, and Brock chat about floating creeks & irrigation ditches, and evaluate sleeping gear for home and travel after noting that we don’t run ads for mattresses.  

As referenced:
Oregon River Rentals.
Iohan Gueorguiev’s travel videos
Driving through a waterfall 

Thanks to our nationally recognized “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, and, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going! 

Calendar:
NOTE: Due to the current evaluated status of COVID-19, The Sprocket Podcast is choosing to read only events starting in July or later, however, each week we’ll be picking on of our recurring events to showcase and highlight, to get you pumped for when they are able to return. We checked on those we could – please let us know if your event has a date change, and let us know what new events are happening in your area!

July 11 – The Ladd’s 500, Fifth First Annual, Portland OR
August 15th – Swift Summit 200/100 V.4 in Lebanon, OR
August 16th – Swift Summit NW Hill Climb (location unknown)

Showcase One! This week – Corvadie bike club!

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:
Alvdal, Norway – Sept 4th
Sacramento, CA – Oct 23
Boise, ID January 23

HEADLINES:

Warmshowers Launches New Podcast (and bike giveaway): www.warmshowers.org

Chris Smith Turns Up The Heat

MAIL:
A correction from David N.  – thanks david!  “Dorset, not Denmark

From J. Leko: Tubolito – Not your normal tube

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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, David C, Five Oh Three


E506 – Gladys Bikes Passes The Torch




photo courtesy of Gladys Bikes

Leah Benson was the proprietor of the iconic Gladys Bikes shop on Portland, Oregon’s Alberta Street.  Cassie Hidalgo is the new owner!  We chat with them about the shop, the transition from one era to another, and whether artisan jello shots will be the next can’t-get-enough trend out of Portland.  As always, visit the shop and its exquisite saddle library (among many other things) at 2905 Alberta Street!  Read Leah’s post about her departure and Cassie’s introductory post on the shop’s website.

Thanks to our nationally recognized “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, and, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going! 

Calendar:
NOTE: we are posting the events read on this recording, but many events have been cancelled or postponed due to emerging public health concerns.  Verify before attending, make safe decisions, and best wishes until we can plan things again!
March 18th – Oregon Field Guide viewing party at Evolution Fitness, 7pm
March 21st – Fernweh Good Co-Gropu Hike V2 (with Ashley Lance!)
May 9 – Mohawk Valley Metric Century, Armitage Park, Eugene OR
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:
Bend, OR – March 19th
Pittsburg, PA – March 22nd
Bend, OR – April 16th
Sacramento, CA – May 6th
18th Annual – May 14th -> 17th Hollywood Theatre Portland, OR
Crested Butte, CO – June 25th
Alvdal, Norway – Sept 4th

MAIL:
Re: E490 Mr. T Talks Bike builds – Spartan Dale

Dan asks: What do the 5-timers patches look like?

Richard W comments on E497: “I LOVE THE EXPANSE !!!!!”

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This week’s end credits music courtesy of Jacob Lizzotte (YouTube channel)

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, David C, Five Oh Three