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

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