Show #335 – February 18, 2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-02-18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Ben Serotta; Sam Ollinger After a two-year stint with a bike share company that has changed the way he looks at the bicycle industry, Ben Serotta has a torch back in his hand as he explores the next chapter of his professional life. In a lengthy interview that includes his thoughts on bike share, the artisan bike world, what building bikes means, and a discussion about fitting, Ben and Diane catch up for what we think is the first part of an on-going conversation. Then, it’s off to San Diego to talk with Sam Ollinger. Sam started out as an accountant; although, bicycles were always in the picture. When she and her husband landed in San Diego, she started a blog about...

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Show #334 – February 11, 2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-02-11.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Roger Bird; Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Don Walker; Greg Siple What a show! It’s Radiothon week and the theme is “Stayin’ Alive”. In the midst of funding cuts to the station from the University, we need to up the ante and ask for your support to help us reach our goal of $50,000! It’s easy… just log on to www.wjcu.org and pledge our support on our secure server. Now – on to a GREAT show this week. On a sad note, the bicycle world lost a larger-than-life icon when Chris Kegel, owner of Wheel & Sprocket in Wisconsin succumbed to a rare form of liver cancer that was diagnosed last year. In an effort to convey just what an amazing person Chris...

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Show #333 – February 04, 2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-02-04.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Slate Olson; Amanda Batty; Chris Case We start our show with a cycling marketing whiz. Slate Olson, who was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, began his professional marketing career with sports giant Nike in Beaverton. From there he became the point man in the U.S. for Rapha, helping to lead the eclectic and well respected brand for over 7 years. Moving from the small, exclusive world of apparel, Slate spent a couple of years with Specialized, taking on the role of Chief Marketing Officer. Now, wanting to go back to his roots, he comes full circle. Slate has accepted the CEO position with Chrome Industries, which is about to leave the Bay Area and head back to Oregon. Slate and I...

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Show #332 – January 28, 2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-01-28.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Denise Mueller; Brian Jenks; Gerolf Meyer Welcome to this week’s show! The January 7th and 8th weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal had a front page story about our first guest, Denise Mueller. Now holding the title of the “fastest Woman on Two Wheels”, Denise, at the age of 43 rode a specially built bike behind a Range Rover and pedaled at 147.72 miles per hour to set her record back in September. Denise is no stranger to cycling having won many, many titles as a teenager; then, life got in the way as it often does. Now, she has her sights set on breaking the OVERALL speed record next year. It’s a great conversation – especially if you like speed!...

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Show #331 – January 21, 2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-01-21.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Damon Rinard; Tim Moore Cycling Engineer Damon Rinard, is a speed freak… now I don’t mean that in the druggie sense; I mean he loves things that go fast. His engineering background includes work in the aerospace field and of course a long history in the bicycle world. He is currently the lead engineer for the Cannondale division of Dorel’s Cycling Sports Group and has some very interesting things to say about the equipment we see on the road today. Then, it’s over to the U.K. to speak with British cycling author Tim Moore. He’s done some wild and whacky rides and not only has lived to tell about them, he’s written some great books too. His book Geronimo detailed his crazy...

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Show #330 – January 14, 2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-01-14.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Axel Merckx, director sportif Team Axeon; Hal Walter, 6-time world champion pack burro racer (yep!) Hey there… it’s our January 14th show and, it’s a good one! First, I talk with Axel Merckx – director sportif of team Axeon Hagens Berman. Yes, yes, Axel is the son of the “Cannibal” – the great Eddy Merckx – and he’s super proud to have such a talented and famous father. In his own right however, Axel himself is a great cycling legend – he has an Olympic medal, many podiums, and has taken all that talent and focused it on his winning team of young riders. For example, in the 2016 race season, team Axeon garnered 35 victories, 13 jersey classifications, eight national titles,...

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