Show #323 – November 26, 2016...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2016-11-26.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Bill Strickland; Guy Andrews Our Thanksgiving week show is really sweet! Editor-in-chief of Bicycling Magazine Bill Strickland is my guest and we have a GREAT conversation about a lot of cycling stuff – from his book Ten Points to the state-of-the-magazine. Probably need to have a bunch more of these chats to get the whole picture! Then it’s off to Mallorca, Spain where I catch up with Guy Andrews. The founder of Rouleur Magazine has just launched the definitive book spanning the entire career of Greg LeMond. Yellow Jersey Racer is arguably the “coffee table book” gift for this holiday season. Guy found an amazing array of folks to cover each phase of Greg’s career – beginning in 1977! There are photos...

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Show #322 – November 19, 2016...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2016-11-19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Paul Brodek; Scott Kasper It’s the week before the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S. and some folks are celebrating while others are licking their wounds. I for one am grateful for the weather that has been warm enough to ride right up until this weekend here in the NE Ohio area and for the great guests we will introduce you to this evening. First, we meet Paul Brodek. Paul goes WAY back in our industry – back to the early days when Sun Tour, Shimano, AND Campagnolo were all headquartered in New Jersey. Paul decided in his senior year at Rutgers that maybe what he was thinking wasn’t what he really wanted, and so turned his attention to the bicycle business,...

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Show # 321 – November 12, 2016...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2016-11-12.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we begin the first of our “holiday” shows with a delightful conversation about bicycle paintings. Taliah Lempert’s work is immediately recognizable for its style and color.  Her “statement” says: “Bicycles are important, beautiful, and worth a close look. Most bikes I paint are, or have been, used daily for transportation, recreation, messenger work and/or for racing, They are worn and customized uniquely, being at once a specific bike and a collective symbol of empowerment.” Her work has been applied to all kinds of “stuff“: magnets, coffee cups, coloring books, and T-shirts.  And, she uses her talents to paint custom bike portraits, much like you’d have a painting of your wife, husband, children, or pets. It’s a fun and chatty conversation! Then,...

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Show #320 – November 5, 2016...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2016-11-05.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Ayesha McGowan; Keith Laughlin; Marlaine Koehler First show of November and it’s a great one! We start with a bright, energetic go-getter by the name of Ayesha McGowan. Ayesha began racing at 28 and quickly shot up the ladder – winning the Cat 4 NY State Criterium Championship in 2015, she took first place at the 2016 NY State Road Race, and has her sights set on stage and time trial races for the upcoming season. What’s so interesting besides the quick one-two wins? She’s a music teacher and is involved with the tandem group InTandem that trains captains to ride with sight-impaired stokers . There’s a lot more to this young lady; just listen in! Then we head to Washington, DC...

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Show #319 – October 29, 2016...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2016-10-29.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Jacob VanSickle; Euan Wilson; Mighk Wilson Great Show with 3 guests and 3 topics. First up, Bike Cleveland’s director Jacob VanSickle talks about the Cleveland Refugee Bike Project. In its initial fund-raising phase, the project is “looking to fund a one-year pilot program, launching officially in Spring 2017. Before the project officially launches, the project partners – Bike Cleveland, Catholic Charities Migration & Refugee Services, and the Ohio City Bicycle Co-Op – will work together to secure the necessary supplies and develop culturally appropriate training curricula to provide to participants.” According to the information on the fundraising platform, ioby.org: Approximately 1,000 refugees relocate to Cleveland each year. They can provide new life and serve as an economic driver for our region, but...

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Show #318 – October 22, 2016...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2016-10-22.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Patrick Brady, Stephen Bilenky, Jason Sumner Earlier this week, NPR’s Terry Gross (Fresh Air from WHYY in Philadelphia) interviewed Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu. He coined the term Net Neutrality and studies how and what we see on our screens. In a new book, The Attention Merchants, Professor Wu discusses how we are literally sucked in to such applications as FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, and pretty much everything else we see and search on our electronic devices. He also notes that we want everything for free – but is that the best way to get what we really want? So, while this doesn’t directly address the conversation I have with our first guest, it does preface the proposal of paying for what we...

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Show #317 – October 15, 2016...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2016-10-15.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuest: The Laidback Bike Report’s Gary Solomon This week, it’s podcast only so the show is a bit shorter than usual. WJCU’s football game has preempted out broadcast! While attending Recumbent Cycle-Con last weekend, I met up with Gary Solomon. Gary is a retired pharmacist who lives in the Columbus, Ohio area and has been riding a recumbent tandem with his wife for 15 years. Last year, he started a new venture – the Laidback Bike Report, a monthly interactive video production that is broadcast on You Tube. His “shows” cover the gamut of recumbent news, interviews, and reviews. His viewers can also participate in the show as it is happening. I wanted to know more and, since we do audio and he...

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