Show #189 – April 12, 2014
Guests: Congressman Earl Blumenauer; Author Juliet Macur; Cycling Phenom Maria Leijerstam
A week away seemed like a very long time. So, we’re glad to be back; and, we have a great trio of guests this evening.
Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) is always up for a conversation about cycling and we are fortunate to grab a few minutes of his time to hear about what Congress is doing about protecting cyclists, helping us to get more money and attention on The Hill, and what the Congressman thought about the National Bike Summit’s impact was on legislators this year. I doubt we have a better champion for cycling and pedestrian issues in any legislative body anywhere!
We’ll jump “over the pond” to speak with Maria Leijerstam – the first woman – um, no – the First Person to ride to the South Pole on a human powered vehicle. Maria’s WhiteIceCycle journey was both painful and rewarding as she beat out all others who were trying to race her to this once-in-a-lifetime goal.
And, then we’ll speak with NY Times reporter and author Juliet Macur. Juliet’s new book “Cycle of Lies – The Fall of Lance Armstrong” gets right to the nitty gritty of the doping scandal and reveals a Lance Armstrong both defiant and vulnerable. This is perhaps the best and most graphic of the books about the fallen hero and Juliet had a ringside seat.