Show #284 – February 6, 2016...

Feb 6, 2016 by

Guests: VeloVoices; Carlos Perea; Matt McNees It’s Radiothon week! Won’t you consider making a pledge to help support The Outspoken Cyclist AND WCJU? We ask only once a year and the money is used strictly for the radio station – everything from new equipment to upkeep and programming. It’s the only time we EVER ask for your help and we hope that it is worth your time and a few bucks to help us keep great college station programming on the air. That said, we have another hour of interesting, fun, and thought-provoking cycling topics this week. First up we welcome the “voices” behind VeloVoices.com. The wildly popular fan-based site provides up-to-the-minute information through social media, their web site, and twice-monthly podcasts on pro cycling. From coverage of the Tour down Under to the...

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Show #283 – January 31, 2016...

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Guests: Gold medal Cyclist and industry maven Hugh Walton; 4-time successful Kickstarter inventor Brian Davis Canadian born Hugh Walton holds 12 gold medals, qualified for 2 Olympics, won over 100 professional bicycle races, and made Pearl Izumi a household name. ** We get to explore his history as a pro cyclist as well as his long and successful career in the bicycle industry – working with Raleigh, Pearl Izumi, Hind, and Mavic. Hugh suffered a stroke 4 years ago and after recuperating and getting back on a bike, he’s about to come back with a new on-line apparel concept. Waltoncustom.com will launch on February 15th and offer the customer a one-off jersey – digitally printed – in three weeks! The conversation is lively, fun, and truly fascinating. ** Note: There are not many articles...

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Show #282 – January 23, 2016...

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Guests: Industry expert Jay Townley; Author, Coach, Sports Nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald If you grew up riding a Schwinn, it very well might have been purchased from a Schwinn Total Concept Store; and, I doubt there is ANYONE who knows more about the original Schwinn Total Store concept than one of its originators, Jay Townley. In fact, you probably didn’t even realize the “totality” of that neighborhood Schwinn store – how it looked, what it had on the pegboard walls, and how the mechanics performed their tasks. We talk about how that Total Concept idea developed, when and where the Park Tool Company began, and take a peek into what retail looks like today. Today, Jay offers the bike industry insight, statistics, and guidance as part of the Gluskin-Townley Group and he’s my first guest...

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Show #281 – January 16, 2016...

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Guest: Race Announcer Extraordinaire Dave Towle Who is Dave Towle? (That’s TOW-le now tow-EL) He’s an extraordinary race announcer, a super cool guy, and knows more about modern day cycling than many of us have forgotten. What is so cool about Dave is his love of the work that he does.  And, he’s got “Towle-isms” such as: “Yes folks he looks skinny but in an hour when the race gets going, this guy will be like a cocktail napkin with an outboard motor attached!” My conversation with Dave covers the gamut from his early days in Colorado to his… current days in Colorado! He is not much of a self-aggrandizer (that’s my new $.25 word!) so I had to dig deep to find a good article about him; this one should suffice! I don’t...

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Show #280 – January 9, 2016...

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Guests: Journalist Chris Solomon Author Dr. Alex Hutchinson Sports Physiologist Dr. Bob Murray #ItsAllAboutSupplements If you take vitamins, weight loss remedies, or even Viagra, do you know what’s really IN them? Are you SURE? Back in December, my first guest, Chris Solomon wrote an article for OutsideOnline.com titled, “Deadly Substances Are Lurking in Your Supplements“. In it, he details the horrific story of young athletic people who suddenly began showing up at the Queen’s Liver Center in Honolulu, Hawaii where transplant surgeon Dr. Linda Wong found them in acute liver failure. Two had to be placed on the liver transplant list with only a few days to live. After much sleuthing, the culprit turned out to be a popular weight loss product called OxyElite Pro sold by USPLabs. The story goes on to relate...

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Show #279 – January 2, 2016 – Happy New Year!...

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Guests: It’s Tim and I discussing “stuff”; Jacquie Phelan Welcome to 2016 and the first show of the year! Tim and I decided that, because there was so much more interesting news this past week, we would spend the first 1/2 of our show discussing stuff (very technical term) the we found interest. For example, StreetsblogUSA has a contest running for the “best street transformation of 2015” and there are 6 finalists, including one in Columbus, Ohio. Here is where you can find out more about the “Streetsie Awards” and cast your vote. Then there are the “Karma Kits” in Napa, California that are placed in strategic places along a variety of trails to aid a cyclist who might need a patch kit, tube, pump, or even an energy bar and emergency poncho. Andre...

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