E300 – THE BIG ONE

photo credit: Adam Newman

Well, this is it.  We made it to 300 episodes, and, rather than go big with a live event like we have for previous milestone episodes, we decided to go small and dive into our own internal process on bicycling, the simpler life, and our relationship with you, the listener. Brock & Aaron do a little intro banter, and then both of us recorded monologues that we hope are enlightening, encouraging, and express our grateful attitude toward your repeat visits to our little show every week.

Thanks so much for listening! We wouldn’t be here without you.

also: Brock hiked in central Oregon and tried to help a phoneless guy, and Aaron saw lifetime bicycle tourist Heinz Stucke.  Look for audio from his appearance at Clever Cycles in our feed soon!

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

Calendar
June 10: The Little Lebowski Urban Achiever Ride
June 11: The Last Bowie/Prince Ride
June 11: Grilled By Bike!
June 15: The Pollen Ride!  Comisserate with fellow allergen-sufferers
June 18: The 3rd Annual Bike Mechanic Challenge!
July 16: Brompton Urban Challenge!

Headlines

Columbia Gorge Express opens up bus service to areas east of Portland for carless people!

WBUR covers move by bike in Portland! Thanks for the link, Josh G.

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Tim from Pedalshift shares the can opener hack.

Jim in NY talks about getting into a collision, observing a grief and our influence on his thought process.

Chris in Denver shares his self-defense strategy: pepper spray, mounted on the handlebars.

Swiftly, a classy transit app, is launching in Portland.

Fine Print
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, Mac Nurse David, Kathryn Minchin, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson

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E299b – Shadowfoot

Brian (aka “Shadowfoot“) from Wellington, New Zealand, joined us in the studio and we stuck around for a bit to chat about beer, bikes, transit, and many other things.  Brock & Aaron were joined by David Robinson from E299 as well.  We were glad to meet a long time listener, first time guest!

Inc article about overnight sleeper bus service

E299 – David Goes Places

David Robinson helped a bunch of people enjoy a Saturday by making them ride in circles (i.e. The Ladd’s 500) and also had a hell of a time riding his bike through the woods (the Venersborg 200).  Such adventures bear repeating for our benefit!

Also: Brock took a practice hike. Aaron drove through the original and better Broadway. They both went to a school bus rodeo!

And: Shadowfoot is in the studio with us from NZ!

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

Calendar
May 19: 5-7pm at Clever Cycles, Hug Your Dog Tour
May 20: 6-7pm at Clever Cycles, Heinz Stucke: 50 Years Around the World by Bike
June 10: The Little Lebowski Urban Achiever Ride
June 11: The Last Bowie/Prince Ride
June 11: Grilled By Bike! Eric VM
June 15: The Pollen Ride!  Comisserate with fellow allergen-sufferers
June 18: The 3rd Annual Bike Mechanic Challenge!

Headlnes
Dan C. is on KPSU

From bikepackersmagazine.com via new listener Aqua: Introducing the Bikepack Backpack

From bikepacking.com BIKEPACKING HACKS

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New Listener Aqua!

Tweet from Pedalshift: “Old Skool bike touring slogan from @brockmon & @sprocketpodcast appropriated by a flavored sugar water company”

From Sebastien Poole: Estrella Beer in the USA

Fine Print
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, Mac Nurse David, Kathryn Minchin, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson
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E298 – Mariana Goes Beach Camping

Mariana Mo from Thursday Night Ride and other Portland bike scene events took a backpacking trip to the beach after finishing college, and camped out for about three months living the good life, thinking deep thoughts and meeting great people.  We ask what it takes to have such a compelling adventure!

Also: Brock bicycle camped over the weekend again & Aaron went to Filmed By Bike.

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

Calendar
May 15 and throughout the summer – Sunday Parkways needs volunteers!

May 18: Music + Bikes: Guilty Pleasures (the ride returns!)

May 19: 5-7pm at Clever Cycles, Hug Your Dog Tour: Meet Bixby and her Human: a 6yr old rescue dog and her human travel throughout the US and will be talking at Clever Cycles

May 20: 6-7pm at Clever Cycles, Heinz Stucke will be promoting his book 50 Years Around the World by Bike, books will be available for purchase as well as an opportunity to have Heinz sign your copy.

June 10 The Little Lebowski Urban Achiever Ride

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 at velo cult

Headlnes

From Streetfilms via Anikwenze Ogbue: The Pulaski Bridge Protected Bike Path Is (Finally) Open!

From David Robinson: Overnight sleeper bus service is a reality!

Musician Ryan J Lane is the face of Gresham Bike Month!RyanGresham

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Ethan Georgi went bike camping!photo

Tim Mooney on Tansit-bike Touring

Fine Print
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, Mac Nurse David, Kathryn Minchin, Nathan Poulton

E297 – Meg Keys: Radio & Redevelopments

Meg Keys from the KBOO Bike Show, and, you know, Portland.  As well as New York, Chicago, and other towns.  We chat bicycling and culture in hip cities, and how she thinks about change, redevelopment and gentrification.  We also got a bike touring story out of her!

Filmed By Bike
BTA’s Bike More

Also: Brock bicycle camped over the weekend & Aaron got some candy from his mom, and was dubbed “champion” by Walk+Bike People!

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

May 15 and throughout the summer – Sunday Parkways needs volunteers!

May 18: Music + Bikes: Guilty Pleasures (the ride returns!)

June 10 The Little Lebowski Urban Achiever Ride

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 at velo cult

Mail

New donor Nathan Poulton!  Thanks!

Voicemail from Scott in CA!

David would have loved to have been able to find his Kona that was stolen back in June. BikeIndex.org is the solution!

Tim Mooney from Pedashift.net shares a transit nerdery timetable for getting back to PDX after a southbound coastal tour:

Day 1
Brookings to North Bend (Curry County transit)7:20am – 10:35am
Ride North Bend to Honeyman SP. Camp overnight.

Day 2
Finish off Honeyman to Yachats (70miles total from Brookings)
Yachats-Newport (Lincoln County transit) 7am-7:50am
Ride 25 miles to Lincoln City
Lincoln City-Tillamook (THE WAVE) 10:36am – 11:52am
Tillamook-PDX (THE WAVE)12:55pm-3:10pm

 

Kokua Bikes wants you to know about them!

Richard asks about Bicycle Time’s provenance.

Anna’s Mom from E235 did a cool bike ride!

Fine Print
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, Mac Nurse David, Kathryn Minchin, Nathan Poulton