Show #96 – June 30, 2012

Jun 30, 2012 by

It’s the start of the Tour de France and we begin this show with some insight into what might be coming up by by welcoming editor Daniel McMahon, who gives us his take on the array of disarray heading into the 21012 Tour de France. Who’s out, who’s in, who was out, and is now back in: Daniel sorts it out for us. Then, we switch over to a journalist I very much admire who has a broad and interesting perspective on transportation, cities, and the socio-political scene. columnist Will Doig writes a regular column called Dream City, and I always enjoy reading them. To get a first-hand impression of the impact of the wild files currently raging in Colorado, we check in with Jim Rutberg of Carmichael Training Systems. Because of...

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Show #95 – June 23, 2012

Jun 23, 2012 by

Here is my report from Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah where I attended Press Camp. I had the opportunity to interview a wide variety of folks from different corners of the cycling press and trade community. Here’s a list of who you’ll hear on this week’s show: Patrick Brady (Red Kite Prayer) Carlton Reid (Roads Were Not Built for Cars) Katherine Fuller (International Mountain Bike Association) Carla Hukee (Niner Bikes) Avelino Rivera (NuVinci Hubs) Jimmy “Mac” McIlvane (Mountain Bike Action Magazine) Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android |...

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Show #94 – June 16, 2012

Jun 16, 2012 by

Next week, I will be reporting from Press Camp in Park City, Utah. So this week I catch up with Press Camp organizer Chris Zigmont to give you a bit of insight into the event from the organizer’s perspective. After some news and a mini-rant from Greg, we get down to business with master mechanic Merlyn Townley. Merlyn has been a neutral support and team race mechanic for over 2o years. He also builds some of the most beautiful and durable custom wheels you’ll ever ride. Check out his shop online at Merlyn Mechanics. Finally, follow our favorite RAAM racers, Cassie Schumacher/Wheels 4 Change, and Andre Husain/Team Hope at Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android |...

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Show #93 – June 9, 2012

Jun 9, 2012 by

The cycling season is in full swing here in the Northern Hemispere, and whether you’re riding for sport or transportation, we’ve got something for you on this week’s Outspoken Cyclist. Are you an “advanced cyclist”? Our first guest, Hunter Allen can quickly help you answer that question. If you are, or if you want to be, his new book Cutting Edge Cycling: Advanced Training for Advanced Cyclists will show you how. Hunter’s discussion of power meters and the various metrics and training zones is really interesting stuff. If and when you’re ready to train with power, Hunter is the go-to guy. There is more than one way to be an advanced cyclist, and another way is to become proficient and comfortable riding on the roadways as a a vehicle (“I’m not riding in traffic;...

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Show #92 – Jun3 2, 2012

Jun 2, 2012 by

Track, Road and Tri: we’ve got a bit of each for you this week on The Outspoken Cyclist. Ian Dille has written a new book with and about Marty Nothstein, entitled The Price of Gold. Nothstein is a former World and Olympic track cycling champion, who was known as a terror both on and off the track. Dille talks about the process of writing the book, and provides a few tidbits to whet your appetite for a good summer read. After some news and a break, Diane welcomes Tour of Utah President Steve Miller. The Tour of Utah is billed as “America’s Toughest Stage Race”, and is poised to attract some of the top pro teams in 2012. Situated in early August between the TdF and the Vuelta, the Tour of Utah should deliver...

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