The Sprocket Podcast Talks Bicycle Touring

The Sprocket Podcast is a online radio show hosted by Portland, Oregon residents Brock Dittus and Brandon Rhodes. On the show, the men discuss a multitude of topics – everything from food, art, bicycles, travel, the Internet and more!

I recently had the pleasure of joining Brock and Brandon on their latest podcast session and while I was on the show we discussed a number of different things. Things like…

  • The Portland beard craze
  • Slow Internet connections
  • Coming home early from your travels
  • How I started bicycle touring at the age of 17
  • My 11 years of big and wild adventures
  • Working while traveling and how I stay self-employed
  • Park City, Utah
  • What kind of information you can find on
  • Cold weather bicycle touring in Europe
  • My 2005 skateboard bicycle tour (where I stopped and skateboarded at skate parks along the way)
  • Being told “you’re doing it wrong”
  • My 5-month sojourn in Peru
  • Renting cheap bicycles
  • Tricycle touring on a single-speed tricycle taxi cab
  • Vegetarian eating
  • The difference between dignitarian, flexitarian, and freegan
  • Stealth camping & hospitality is Peru vs. America
  • How traveling in Europe can be done on a budget
  • Supplementing your income by renting out your home
  • My attempts at running a marathon with absolutely no training
  • The music I’m listening to right now
  • And a whole lot more!

To listen to my interview with Brock and Brandon… or to check out any of the other Sprocket podcasts… head on over to

About Darren Alff

Darren Alff is a world-renowned authority on bicycle touring and is the founder of - the world's most popular bicycle touring website and how-to information source. He is the author of "The Bicycle Touring Blueprint" and three additional cycling books. Darren has dedicated his life to helping others conduct the bicycle tour of their dreams. His websites, books, email newsletter, products and public appearances now inspire and assist hundreds of thousands of people from all around the world.

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