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 Bicycling.com 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. Salon.com 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 the fires, the air quality in the Colorado Springs are has degraded to the point where it’s unsafe to train outdoors. So Carmichael has opened its facility free of charge to anyone in the area who wants to ride or run indoors.

Wrapping up, we head for Berkley, California to speak with Ozzie Zehner, visiting scholar at UC Berkley, and author of a new book entitled Green Illusions: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism. More recommended reading and listening, especially if you think you’re living a ‘green’ lifestyle.

Enjoy the show!

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