E203 – Olive & Dingo: Clowning Around

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Dingo Dizmal & Olive Rootbeer are professional clowns in Portland and make entertainment and fun a lifestyle.  From days of yore to the present day, their distinctive style & bikes make them local icons and loved legends in bikey circles.  We chat about their cafe shows, clowning & its phobia, tallbikes and their occasional misappropriation, and how activism dovetails into everyday lifestyle habits. So much good stuff! I couldn’t edit it down. Settle in folks, it’s a long one.

Also: Brock gets hailed by a listener downtown, and Aaron gets a new patch on his jacket; the Transportastic studio opener is on 10/25 6:30pm at IPRC!

note: still ironing out the wrinkles of our new machine and the audio cuts to left-channel only in the last 10-15 minutes.

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Listener Drew offers us a rain cape trial before hearing last week’s episode.

Listener John (who builds cargo bikes) from the other coast is coming to Portland west.

Eric in Vancouver asks: does this count as a bicycle? Yes, yes it does.

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Logan Smith, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Orange & Purple, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Jim Goodin, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Scott McAllister Morgancropped-newbanner2

E202 – Aaron Hand & Raggy: Bike Polo

apparently neither host is excited to be in a photograph; extra points for our guests!

apparently neither host is excited to be in a photograph; extra points for our guests!

Aaron Hand & Raggy are bike polo enthusiasts in Portland whom we connected with through listener James.  They break down bike polo into its basics to help us understand how the game works, how it differs from traditional polo, how much fun it is, and how to get involved! Check out 3-2-1 Polo and League of Bike Polo.

Also: Aaron takes some drugs and trips balls, and Brock & Adele take some people bicycle camping in Cascade Locks.

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new Patreon donor: Scott McAllister Morgan

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Gerald on riding in the rain.

Doug in TX on “escort services.”

Dan in MN tells us what he’s been up to.

Tim Mooney sends us a story about riding your bike to a marathon.

dudeluna twitters a picture of that rack we were wondering about from Breadwinner Cycles’ instathingummy:

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music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:

Logan Smith, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Orange & Purple, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Jim Goodin, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Scott McAllister Morgan321polo34p

E201 – Tom McTighe: Puddle Cycle

Tom McTighe plans and runs events for Puddlecycle, including the charity-minded Portland Cranksgiving coming again this fall.

Also: e200 live show! I swear this is the last we’ll talk about it, but Aaron Parecki made a sweet video.  Brock yells at brunch-going auto drivers, and Aaron hurts his back.

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WKYT: Jessamine County, KY cyclist arrested
philly.com: Biking & bonding recent Bicycle Coalition report – more niche rides have popped up.

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new Patreon donors Jim, Doug & Todd, thanks!

Tim Mooney adds a few details on shipping your bike by boat & Amtrak Express.

Milestone Rides: “I’m hoping to go zoobombing at least once in my life. Heard about it on@SprocketPodcast.” buff.ly/1u0c8yc

James sent us a picture of his mailbox. (And his new bike project)

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Todd the Truck Driver draws the distinction between hunters & farmers.

The Stickman: “this is called me taking the space back from automobiles :)”

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Dan in MN:

“Great show E200 I’m bicycle camping drinking a beer listening to E200. Again.”

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email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
twitter: @SprocketPodcast
phone in or SMS: 503-847-9774
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Roger Grigsby, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Orange & Purple, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Jim Goodin, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker

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E200 – LIVE at Velo Cult: Dan Christensen, Sarah Gilbert, & Joe Kurmaskie

2014-09-22 22.58.48It’s been nearly 4 years of podcasting, and we celebrate with a live storytelling event at Velo Cult Bike Shop & Tavern in Portland OR’s Hollywood district.  Dan Christensen tells his account of how bicycling allows the world to touch him, Sarah Gilbert lays down the beat poetry of empowerment, and Joe Kurmaskie shares several stories of life on two wheels.  We also enjoyed a ride with the Grilled By Bike crew before the show!

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E199d – Sarah Mirk’s Stolen Bike

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Sarah Mirk of the Portland Mercury, Bitch Media & the Popaganda podcast had a bike she loved. Then it got stolen.  What happened next… may surprise you.  A man without a home said he had a “funny story” about the bike that “looks well loved.” A park meetup was where she met a friendly homeless guy who told me, “Your bike is sweet. It hauls ass.”  Listen in for the rest of the story and hear Sarah’s precautions and advice for those with stolen bikes.

Also: e200 live show! (with live streaming), why Aaron doesn’t have friends, Brock gets the tandem restored, the retort to close pass contest wraps up.

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new Patreon donors Glenn Kubish & Matt Kelly, thanks!

Todd the Truck Driver sends us photos of his sweet rig.

Eric in the ‘Couve shares bicycle advocacy by bus.

Cory Poole says “SKATE EVERYWHERE!”

Jean likes EcoSpeed electric assist.

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email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
twitter: @SprocketPodcast
phone in or SMS: 503-847-9774
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Roger Grigsby, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Orange & Purple, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly

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