E314 – Dr. David Howell Thinks While He Rides

Dr. David Howell teaches ethics in Wisconsin, and needed time to work out a “problem of scale” (i.e. a big conundrum).  What better way to get some time to think and write than to ride your bicycle from Washington state back to home?  He authored the book “The Descent Into Happiness” while riding across vast, beautiful, empty landscapes that gave him the space he needed to ride more slowly, think deeper thoughts, and enjoy a few beers along the way.  We dig in for the deep stuff!  Oh, did we mention he’s a listener, too?  He kindly name-checks the podcast in the book!

Adele drops in as a fan of the book to fill in as cohost in Aaron’s absence, and shares a few experiences from her recent solo double century tour.

Calendar
August 26: Filmed By Bike in Chicago (thanks Marcus!)
August 27: country swim ride, Pip’s Donuts 4759 NE Fremont at 10:30, wheels up by 11.
August 28: Produced by Her: a film screening at the Hollywood Theatre at 5pm
September 10: 50 States & 13 Colonies from Tim Mooney
September 17: Tour de Brew
September 24: 6-10pm The Portland Hawthorne Hostel’s 13th Annual Bike-In Movie: Rising from Ashes
October 1: Dr. Something EP, Rustic Machinery release party

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email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
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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, Rory Closz, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen

E313 – Michael & Tim Talk Touring

Show favorite Tim Mooney of the Pedalshift project and its, like, 7 podcasts, rejoins us to kick off his Oregon coastal bicycle tour, and to introduce us to our new friend Michael Riscica of Coast2Coast Bike Ride, a repository of knowledge, advice, and experiences gleaned from his three cross-continental bicycle tours, including the one in which he moved across the country and only had one small box of things mailed to him at the end.  Badass, right?  And he has a cool robot logo.

Follow Michael’s adventures on twitter: @biketouring999
Follow Tim’s progress too!  @pedalshift

Calendar
August 26: Filmed By Bike in Chicago (thanks Marcus!)
August 27: country swim ride, Pip’s Donuts 4759 NE Fremont at 10:30, wheels up by 11.
August 28: Produced by Her: a film screening at the Hollywood Theatre at 5pm
September 10: 50 States & 13 Colonies from Tim Mooney
September 17: Tour de Brew
September 24: 6-10pm The Portland Hawthorne Hostel’s 13th Annual Bike-In Movie: Rising from Ashes
October 1: Dr. Something EP, Rustic Machinery release party

Headlines
Beartooth: An off the grid network for your smartphone.

From bikeportland.org: Ian Mackay is on a wheelchair tour to promote better paths and trails

Mail
A Glowing Review From Rich Otterstrom

MacNurse David sends a definition of kitty-corner & wins a prize.

Aqua asks: What the hell were you guys drinking this episode?! (E312)

A tweet from Jay: “One of my earliest memories of bicycles is reading about them in Octavia Butler’s scifi book Parable of the Sower.”

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, Rory Closz, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen

E312 – Brittany Rides to Work (with special guest Dan Flores)

We chat with our friend Brittany about what it’s like to be a bicycle commuter in Portland, Oregon, even if you don’t go on a lot of special group rides or events.  What are the streets like? How do they facilitate a healthy existence in the city?  Also, we chat about some math and hair concepts.

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Also: Team Sincerity placed third in Bike Scout!

Calendar
September 10: 50 States & 13 Colonies
September 17: Tour de Brew
October 1: Dr. Something EP, Rustic Machinery release party

Headline
From Aqua: LIFT Turns Most Bikes Into ‘Cargo Bikes’

Mail
PBJ Matt wonders if the traffic-straddling bus in China is a fake.

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, Rory Closz, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen

E311 – Elly Blue Talks Books, Zombies, and Trains

Elly Blue is back for another chat after an all-too-long absence.  She joins us to chat about the new edition of her fascinating book Bikenomics, a collection of short stories titled Pedal Zombies that she edited, and the Groundswell film project she worked on with her partner Joe Biel.  We also discuss the nature of long-distance train service and customer service, and whether the twain shall meet.

Also: Aaron hauled some sound gear around thanks to Clever Cycles, went to The Beer Mongers, and hung out with his brother Dan, and Brock biked to a crawfish festival.  We also mention vintage utopian novel Ecotopia and the new Joyride podcast.

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

Calendar
August 11: Pam Nichols Art Show at Western Bike Works Tigard 6pm
August 14: Bike Scout Scavenger Hunt
September 17: Tour de Brew

Headlines
From KBOO Bike Show: Meg Keys Interviews The Bike Snob

From OregonLive.com via Logan Smith
BMW to challenge Car2Go with its own Portland car-sharing service

From CNNMoney via Tim Mooney
China’s ‘elevated bus’ that glides over traffic completes first road test

Mail
Aqua listened to all the episodes!  Who else has?

Mary in PDX was amused by our Pie-A-Thon episode.

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, Rory Closz, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen

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E310b – more SM1K talk

Maria & David stayed around after we wrapped the show on the Steens Mazama 1000, and we ended up talking about the ride for 45 more minutes!  Even more detail on how fun AND painful the experience was.