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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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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E199c – Katie & David Proctor: Car Free Lifestyle

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Katie & David Proctor live in Portland without owning a car despite having children and enjoying outdoor recreation.  We ask why and how.

Also: e200 live show!, retort to close pass contest, Bike Scout! Oh yeah, and Brock rented a moving truck.

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Pedalshift: trying Amtrak Express to ship a bike home after tour

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Patreon switches for our donations, including new donor Richard, Tim from Pedalshift, and Orange & Purple!

Richard sent us “bikes allowed full lane” pins! We wore them for Bike Scout.

Uncle Lou asks about shed flats.

Jim in NY joins the listener army and shares his newfound passion for charity riding.

JohnnyK says all routes are flatroutes in Florida.

David in NC writes in.

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Logan Smith, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Roger Grigsby, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Orange & PurpleKidicalmassPDX

E199b – Nathan Jones: TransAm Bike Race

Nathan Jones is the owner of Ride Yr Bike who conceived of and organized the Trans Am Bike Race, an unsupported ride from coast to coast in which the participants competed simply for the bragging rights!  He tells us about the trip.

Also: e200 live show!, retort to close pass contest, explosions on the waterfront
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BikePortland: Community bike rally against violence in North Portland

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Dan from MN recommends the Surly Disc Trucker.

Drew clarifies the strength of Brock’s bike repair.

Logan recommends the Soma Saga for its kickstand plate.

Phil in AK corrects Aaron on the origins of the band X.

David joins PDX cargo bike gang!

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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, Roger Grigsby, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky

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E199 – Kath Youell & Tessa Walker: Flatroute Your Laundry

Kath Youell is a return guest who runs Portlandize.com and participated in the 2014 Disaster Relief Trials in Portland;

Tessa Walker owns a sweet little handmade cargo bike (that has a tumblr!) and also competed in the DRT.

We talk about the experience of the disaster simulation, “flatrouting,” and doing laundry by bike, amongst other things.

Also: Listener Drew welds Brock’s bike back together, drink segment dedicated to Aaron’s niece, retort to close pass contest

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BBC: cargo delivery by bike hits the news again!

Tom Allen: how and why to WWOOF around the world by bike

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Darren recommends the Vivente World Randonneur.

Harm from Rotorua NZ has a wicked commute in New Zealand!

JohnnyK asks about recumbent bakfietsen.

Dan from MN sponors this week’s episode with a donation!

Tim Mooney from Pedalshift calls in! check out his tour journals. He also sends a picture of a train for us to get hot and bothered about.unnamed

Sebastien asks about the warranty on Brock’s broken bike.

Chris in Arcata: Northern CA now has red asphalt for its bike lanes, & a question about glasses

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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, Roger Grigsby, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien

E198 – Phillip Ross: Metrofiets

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Phillip Ross makes cargo bikes!  Metrofiets brings the classic dutch box-bike concept into an American iteration.  We talk about his passion for bicycling innovation.

Phil mentions the atomic zombie’s bicycle builder’s bonanza!

Also: Brock’s bike breaks, a combine demolition derby, and Cory’s summer.

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dcist.org: Courtland Milloy goes on a bike ride, rethinks bicycling. (from Pedalshift)

Aftermass!
7 PM on Sept 12 at the Clinton Street Theatre with more Q&A afterwards.
also upcoming screenings in Roanoke, VA, Seattle, WA, and Pittsburgh, PA! More info at: http://microcosmpublishing.com/aftermass

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Eric swingbikes to vista house!

Betsy sends us this:
Watch the Portland bike network grow from 1950 until today

Last week’s mystery donor was Kevin!  Thanks, dude.

The mystery burp by text message came from Dan in MN! He also texts about similarities between road guard & “corking.”

Jim from St. Petersburg Russia enjoys a bit of Oregon home while listening to Lenny Anderson’s stories.

JohnnyK sends in a wikipedia article on post-vacation blues and tells Brock to buck up. (LOL)

Roger shares suggested reading:  Kunstler’s “Geography of Nowhere”.    You’ve been “there.”

David from PDX clears up the “eat meat for healing” thing.

Doug feels a little guilty about receiving the postcard Adele bought for someone else, and did in fact hike the entire Appalachian Trail.

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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