Show #274 – November 28, 2015
Thanksgiving and Black Friday are in the rear view mirror and it’s time for another great show!
First guest this week is the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx.
With a real Surface Transportation Bill looking like it will actually pass, the Secretary is looking forward to getting some desperately needed resources for transportation initiatives as well as promoting safety for cyclists and pedestrians.
Coming from a big-city background, he understands what is necessary to get support and resources for urban projects and how much more needs to be done to promote jobs, rebuild our infrastructure, and to open up the conversation to keep funding for transportation for the future.
We have some news and chat and then we’re off to Copenhagen for a great conversation with around-the-world traveler Thomas Andersen. Finding himself with a short break from college one year, Thomas decided to try a bike trip and we all know what happens… he was sucked in – handlebars, crank, and derailleurs!
Fast forward 50,000+km, 6 continents, and over 1800 days on the road, and we caught Thomas at home before the next and final leg of his world tour – Africa.
How can he afford to stay on the road? I’ll let him tell you!
His blog cyclingtheglobe.com exquisitely details each day – though Thomas will tell us how daunting that can be.
So – go get some of those turkey-day leftovers, pop open a beer, and settle in for another great episode of The Outspoken Cyclist.