Show #244 – May 2, 2015
Guests: Emma O’Rielly; Rob Gusky
As you know, I review a lot of books and have the unbelievably wonderful opportunity to interview a lot of great people.
This week is no exception! My first guest is honest, brave, and tough. In what has to be one of the best books I’ve read all year, Emma O’Rielly, Lance Armstrong’s soigneur and the only whistleblower to allow her name to be used in David Walsh’s L.A. Confidentiel, tells her story from beginning to end.
The Race to Truth: Blowing the whistle on Lance Armstrong and cycling’s doping culture is the story of Emma’s journey.
In the beginning there was cycling and the love of the sport. In the middle was the opportunity to be a soigneur for U.S. Postal, which became the most famous (and infamous) pro cycling team in the world; and, in the end, Emma graciously forgave all those who tried their damnedest to make her the scapegoat in what is arguably the biggest sports’ scandal ever.
After our news we head on out to Wisconsin to speak with Rob Gusky about the 2015 National Bike Challenge.
Rob, who began as the liaison between his company Kimberly-Clark and the NBC got hooked and now is not only a board member of the LAB but also the president of the Fox Cities Cycling Association in Wisconsin.
May is National Bike Month and Rob tells us how to get involved in the National Bike Challenge and add your miles to the national goal!