Show #347 – May 13, 2017

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-05-13.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Mike Varley; Peter Flax; Brian Jenks This week we have three interesting and diverse conversations. First, let me introduce you to Mike Varley. He’s the proprietor of Black Mountain Cycles in Point Reyes Station, California and has a most interesting story to tell. He hails from a solid background in working with such groundbreaking companies as Haro where he designed all sorts of great bike models. His shop is a one-man operation and his offerings are his own. The Black Mountain Cycles “brand” is a direct reflection of Mike’s ideas and ideals. Oh, did I mention Mike has two radio shows too? Then, I catch up with journalist Peter Flax. Peter was editor-in-chief of Bicycling and is now the features editor for...

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Show #346 – May 6, 2017

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-05-06.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Rev. Laura Everett, Katelynn Alexoff & Chris Vorwald; Phil Gaimon My first guest this week is Reverend Laura Everett. Her new book, Holy Spokes – The Search for Urban Spirituality on Two Wheels. takes her background as a pastor, combines it with an abiding love for year-round cycling, and adds the spiritual teachings of Brother Lawrence to offer up an insightful and beautifully written book that combines her religious background with a secular perspective. Dissecting the bike into its concrete parts, Reverend Laura equates each part with a down-to-earth look at life that I found enlightening. Then, we check in with the Katelynn and Chris, two of the owners of Vari-Wall in Columbiana, Ohio. Founded in 1985, the company specializes in resolving...

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Show #345 – April 29, 2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-04-29.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Rob Gusky; Michael Haddad; Leslee Schenck Trzcinski What a show – what a show! This week we usher in May with Rob Gusky and the 2017 National Bicycle Challenge. With a lofty goal of 60,000 riders, Rob talks about some of the prizes – like a year’s supply of toilet paper! – the categories – such as corporate teams, schools, and clubs – and how Strava is integrated into the Challenge this year. Then, Michael Haddad, a member of the Brooklyn Velodrome Vintage Wheelmen, tells us about the exhibit he has curated that will be opening on May 11th at the Italian American Museum in Little Italy, NY. The exhibit, “Italy’s Golden Age of Bicycles“, includes 12 brands, a collection of great...

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Show #344 – April 22, 2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-04-22.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Kimberly Moszyk Coats and Jock Boyer; Joe Bell Happy Earth Day Everyone! This week, we welcome Kimberly Moszyk Coats and Jock Boyer BACK to the U.S. and BACK to the Outspoken Cyclist, as they readjust to life in Wyoming after almost a decade in Rwanda, Africa as the force behind Team Africa Rising! Speaking from the Boyer Family Ranch, Jock and Kim tell us about their “re-entry into American life, what we can expect from Team Africa Rising going forward, and about their plans to stay connected to the team as well as begin to look at new opportunities here at home. Then, we meet the man to whom many of the finest frame builders turn to for the finishing touches on...

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Show #343 – April 15, 2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-04-15.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Kath Sonnhalter; Curt Goodrich; Chris Carmichael This week, I speak with Kath Sonnhalter, the force behind a new event here in NE Ohio – BikeBike! It takes place next Sunday, April 23rd at the iconic Beachland Ballroom and it’s all about commuting and self-supported touring. You can find out more about it at their web site; Kath fills us in on the basics. I’ll be there moderating a series of panels and hope to see you there too! Then, it’s off to Minneapolis to chat with frame builder Curt Goodrich. He builds his bikes in steel while lending a hand at HED Cycling part time to build one of Cervelo’s carbon frames. He still believes that steel is the ride that, once...

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