E296 – David Talks Tech

Mac Nurse David stops in to talk about how we think about technology in a fast-paced age.  He used to be a customer support representative before he entered the medical field, but a few years ago he got tired of machines intruding on his life.  We ask what he did about it and how he feels now.  He also gave us some government issue pens!

Also: Brock & Aaron did Ronde PDX!

Thanks to our generous sponsor The Beer Mongers and our Patreon donors that keep us going!

Calendar

5/6,7,8/16 Filmed By Bike at the Hollywood Theatre with (off) Street Party at Velo Cult bike shop on Friday 5/6 5-9:30pm

June 15 – The Pollen Ride!  Comisserate with fellow allergen-sufferers

6:15pm at the Vera Katz Statue

The 3rd Annual Bike Mechanic Challenge!
Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Headlines
From OPAL.org: The Oregonian is Wrong on YouthPass

From theverge.com via Johnny K This bicycle has 4GB of RAM: and lasers too

Mail
Kathryn is a new donor!

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Logan Smith, JohnnyK, 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 Morgan, Chris Gonzalez, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, Andy Brunner, Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Drew the Welder, Anna, Krista, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Shelly & Troy, Kingof Division, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Christopher Barnett, Branden Shelby, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David

E295 – Mariana Mo & Nathan Jones: A Year of Thursday Night Rides

Nathan Jones & Mariana Mo started a weekly bike ride through Portland a year ago.  People keep joining in droves, and the event has been happening every week since then.  And it’s just a positive, relaxed bike ride without any frills.  What happens and how does it work?  Are there rules?  We ask all the questions.
THURSDAY NIGHT RIDE

Thanks to our generous sponsor The Beer Mongers and our Patreon donors that keep us going!

Calendar
5/6,7,8/16 Filmed By Bike at the Hollywood Theatre with (off) Street Party at Velo Cult bike shop on Friday 5/6 5-9:30pm

The 3rd Annual Bike Mechanic Challenge!
Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Headlines
From NJ.com via PBJ Matt
NJ Transit turns deaf ear to calls for audio surveillance transparency

From citylab.com via Anna
The Myth That Everyone Naturally Prefers Trains to Buses

Mail
Gerald revises the Pollen Ride idea, and Brock gets more on board.

From Brandon Rhodes: “As it turns out, most people cannot draw a bike.

Aaron Green is a new donor, and wants to paint the town with stickers.

David Robinson speculates on the future of a century in the round in another notable Portland circular street.

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

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, JohnnyK, 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 Morgan, Chris Gonzalez, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, Andy Brunner, Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Drew the Welder, Anna, Krista, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Shelly & Troy, Kingof Division, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Christopher Barnett, Branden Shelby, Kampcite, Aaron Green

E294 – Kristen Stallman: 100 Year Highway

Kristen Stallman works for the Oregon Department of Transportation and is excited about the upcoming anniversary of the Historic Columbia River Highway!  We talk about natural beauty, tourism, and simpler transport (including proposed bus service!) in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
HistoricHighway.org
GorgeTransitStudy.org

Renee from WET Transit Bus in Washington State adds that trailhead bus service is starting this weekend to Dog Mountain as well!  Click here for the schedule

Brock went bike camping after a week of tallbike commuting, and Aaron rode the DeRonde route and in the Ladd’s 500!!

Thanks to our generous sponsor The Beer Mongers and our Patreon donors that keep us going!

Calendar
5/6,7,8/16 Filmed By Bike at the Hollywood Theatre with (off)Street Party at Velo Cult bike shop on Friday 5/6 5-9:30pm

Headlines
John in Goldendale shares SRAM’s awesome bikey office

TriMet is hiring!

Mail
Gerald suggests that we lead the Pollen Ride for pedalpalooza.

Chris in Denver (Parker) bought a new bike!

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Sebastien fills us in on Santa Rosa.

Tim Mooney adds to our “New York, not the city” report.

JR Roloff elaborates on his “Plan.”

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

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, JohnnyK, 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 Morgan, Chris Gonzalez, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, Andy Brunner, Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Drew the Welder, Anna, Krista, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Shelly & Troy, Kingof Division, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Christopher Barnett, Branden Shelby, Kampcite

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E293 – Humanity On Wheels 3: An Evening of Transit Tales

Screen Shot 2016-04-10 at 9.09.19 PMKick Ass Oregon History and TriMet Diaries are proud to announce our third installment of Portland Mass Transit Stories, which we are calling “Humanity on Wheels 3!” Previously labeled “TriMet’s Woodstock,” this live story telling event took place on April 5th, 2016 at The Jack London Bar.

Selected story tellers opened the evening. Dan Christensen, William Reagan, Aaron Flores, Dr. Jeff and Heather Goguen all shared stories of riding TriMet. Then, the master of ceremonies, KAOH’s Doug Kenck-Crispin introduced an Open Mic section of the program, where audience members shared their own Portland Mass Transit stories!

For the audience’s enjoyment, we also offered musical interludes provided by Dr. Something (who’s songs include “Beaverton TC” and “Shitsplosion at the Lloyd Center Macy’s”). AND we enjoyed viewing vintage TriMet training films and advertisements that we obtained from the agency’s archives!

A big thank you to Heather Goguen for the graphic design! AND to Matthew Cowan at the Oregon Historical Society for assisting with the vintage film transfer.

This episode’s music was provided by Seattle band Explone.  The Ballad of Murtzuphlus is available in its entirety on bandcamp.

Thanks to ghost host Andy Lindberg for voicing this week’s introduction!

E292 – Daniel Erle

We met Daniel and Ashley at Cranksgiving 2015, the charitable alleycat race to benefit people in need.  Daniel is a fascinating fellow, originally from Albany NY, who loves to restore and rebuild old bikes.  We talk about wrenching on specialties, growing up around Amtrak, his touring aspirations, and more.

Also: Brock prepped for his summer adventure by climbing a mountain while his ride is in the shop, and Aaron attempted an early De Ronde!

Thanks to our generous sponsor The Beer Mongers and our Patreon donors that keep us going! And welcome to our newest donor Kampcite! Thanks to Josh Z for upping his support!

Calendar
Comprehensive Plan Hearing on Amendments
City Hall Council Chambers 1221 SW 4th Ave
Thursday, April 14 2016, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

5/6,7,8/16 Filmed By Bike at the Hollywood Theatre with (off)Street Party at Velo Cult bike shop on Friday 5/6 5-9:30pm

Headlines
City of Fort Collins CO: Launches Bicycle Friendly Driver Course

Kansas City Star: Amtrak derailment raises safety, track replacement concerns

Mail
Andre asks about maps for the Mount Saint Helens area; Brock recommends this one.

Josh G mentions transit analysis mistakes and busing to Boston using a national transit map.

JohnnyK shares a crash story, a fat tandem, and making coffee with a bicycle air pump.

Timmy in TX knows of a lot going on in the Dallas area!

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

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, JohnnyK, 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 Morgan, Chris Gonzalez, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, Andy Brunner, Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Drew the Welder, Anna, Krista, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Shelly & Troy, Kingof Division, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Christopher Barnett, Branden Shelby, Kampcite