Show #245 – May 9, 2015
Guests: Bob Roll aka “Bobke”; author and historian David Herlihy
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better – it gets better!
First up is Bobke – Mr Bob Roll himself. When I talked with Phil Liggett a couple of weeks ago, I told him I wanted to speak with Bob and the stars aligned so that it became possible. Taking a short break from his busy speaking and commentating schedule, Bob was at home in Colorado this week and we sat down (well, in our separate locations!) and had a chat about the Paris-Roubaix, Bob’s racing days, the book he authored that is commanding almost $100 a copy these days, why he finds cycling such a fascinating sport, and even a few off-cycling topics.
Then, I head on east to Boston to welcome David Herlihy back to the show. When his book, The Lost Cyclist, was published a few years ago, I sat down with David right here in Cleveland where he was giving a talk and signing books at a local book store. Now, more has come to light about Franz Lenz, that “lost cyclist”, as well as another oddly similar story about the two cyclists who preceded Lenz in his bid to bicycle around the world. It all comes together in “Round Trip“, an exhibit of 43 almost lost photographs that will open in Houston, Texas on the 14th.
Grab a chair – turn up the volume – as I welcome Bob to to the show.