Show #266 – October 3, 2015

Oct 3, 2015 by

Guests: Ian Sims; Suze Clemitson

Just back from Recumbent Cycle-Con and the Bicycle Tour & Travel Expo in Sharonville, Ohio. To say that there was abundant enthusiasm would be a gross understatement! Many, many recumbent bikes and trikes and so many people from all over the U.S. who came in to try them.

Before we get to our guests for this evening though, I want to say congratulations to Peter Sagan for his amazing win at the World Championships in Richmond, VA where he came from behind to take the Rainbow Jersey after 200+ kilometers! He is also one of cycling’s most vociferous humanitarians and the accolades and win are both well deserved!

Also, our video of the week is the 4:36 video of the Late, Late Show’s host James Corden coming down on some of the residents of Coronado, California for their beyond ridiculous “reasons” for not adding bike lanes to the city. And, guess what… Coronado decides to strike down new bike lanes… Maybe we need to get ourselves out to Coronado and do what James Corden is suggesting!

So, on with the show…

Our first guest is the CEO of Greenspeed Trikes from Melbourne, Australia. Ian Sims has been in the recumbent business for 25 years and Greenspeed Trikes are at the top of the food chain in recumbents.

Ian was in the States to show off his trikes at Recumbent Cycle-Con and to accept the Industry’s Recognition Award for 2015. But, before he left to return home, I was able to catch up with him to talk about his work, motorcycle sidecars, the meteoric ascent of trikes, and more.

After our news, we head on over to France to speak with Suze Clemitson. Suze is a journalist and author who loves the language of cycling and, along with illustrator Mark Fairhurst, has just come out with “P is for Peloton – The A-Z of Cycling”.

The book is absolutely delightful! Covering everything from Arriveé to Zabel, no letter is left unturned in detailing some of cycling’s lexicon in a colorful and entertaining format. The hardbound book contains 159 pages and we are adding this one to our holiday gift list!

 

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