Show #110 – September 29, 2012...

Sep 29, 2012 by

http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2012-09-29.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSLesli Cohen, Andy Shen, Ingo Lou This week’s show seems to unintentionally revolve around legal matters, but happily you’ll find very little legalese here. Irish journalist Paul Kimmage is being sued by the UCI for his 1990 book Rough Ride, which deals with doping in professional cycling. Lesli Cohen of Cyclismas.com & Andy Shen of NYVelocity.com have started a Chip-In fund to help raise money for Kimmage’s legal expenses. Lesli and Andy have a lot of great info about the book, the lawsuit, along with some strong opinions on the current state of the UCI. In the second half, we meet up with Ingo Lou, whose To Catch a Bike Thief project takes a rational and objective approach to what is almost always...

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Show #109 – Interbike Part 2...

Sep 23, 2012 by

http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2012-09-23.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSJock Boyer, Kimberly Coats, Ed Rae, Mike Deme, Winona Bateman Fred Clements Greg and I went in to the studio this morning to bring you the second half of the interviews from my trip to Interbike. I hope you enjpy them. A special bonus for podcast listeners this week: part 2 of Diane’s report from Interbike 2012: Jock Boyer and Kimberly Coats from Team Rwanda Ed Rae from Brompton Bicycles Mike Deme and Winona Bateman of Adventure Cycling Fred Clements, president of the National Bicycle Dealers...

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Show #108 – Interbike… Part I...

Sep 22, 2012 by

http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2012-09-22.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSCarolyn Szczepanski, Karen Brooks, Micah Rice, Richard Schwinn Here is the first of our shows from the media booth as I interviewed some of the high profile folks from the world of cycling: Carolyn Szczepanski from the League of American Bicyclists Karen Brooks of Bicycle Times magazine Micah Rich from USA Cycling Richard Schwinn of Waterford/Gunnar Bicycles. She actually recorded more interviews than we have time for on this week’s radio show, so look for more from Interbike coming up in the near...

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Leaving Las Vegas

Sep 21, 2012 by

Whew – sitting at McCarran Airport waiting to board our plane to Denver on the first leg to get home! Still have a lot of sorting out to do – it’s always a whirlwind trip with a sensory overload from the moment the wheels touch down in Las Vegas until we get on the plane and push back fromt he gate. Greg is editing all the interviews I did and I want to thank Clovis Long from  Mustache Power Productions for all his assistance in the video/audio booth.  And, a big shout out to David Bernstein, MR. Fredcast himself for gtting all my time scheduled. There were a couple of opportunities I uunfortunately missed including a press conference with the legend Miguel Indurain and Eddy Merckx… Eddy won’t offer interviews in English; the Indurain opportunity came...

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Interbike – Day #1 – September 19, 2012...

Sep 19, 2012 by

Throngs of people filed into Ballroom G at the Sand’s Convention Center to partake of a breakfast of eggs, sausage, bacon, fruit, juices, potatoes, coffee, tea, and an outrageous number of great lookong pastries!   Free food always attracts cyclists! But, this was about getting people to listen. The presentations by Fred Clements of the NBDA , Tim Blumenthal  of Bikes Belong, and John Burke CEO of Trek Bicycles, were filled with stats, ideas, and encouragement to grow the industry,grow the sport, and get involved with bicycling on the local level. I think there was some cyniccism (really?) on a lot of levels: 1. Trek just wants to sell more bikes – which of course would be true, but is that bad? 2. The industry is on the wrong track about how to go about getting...

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