Show #397 – April 21, 2018...

Apr 21, 2018 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-04-21.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Rich Thompson; Kim Perry; Molly Hurford This week, I am sorry to report some heartbreaking news. Many of you might remember my conversation with Jackie Crowell back in July of 2014. At the time, she had just given an amazing speech at the Amgen Tour of California and was in treatment for brain cancer. We spoke with her again in May of 2015 and I’ve been following her progress since. She and her now husband Daniel had postponed their wedding until she was given an all-clear by her doctors and she was doing some great things coaching young riders. Now, the doctors have discovered that her brain cancer is back – with a vengeance. As of this week, the tumor that was discovered a...

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Show #396 – April 14, 2018...

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http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-04-14.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Josh Hartman; J. Allard This week, I had the distinct pleasure of speaking with one of our Olympic track hopefuls (if not shoe-in!) Josh Hartman. He’s only 19 – but, his career is on a trajectory that will add to the gold and silver medals he already has as a national sprint champion. Not all was this rosy though when, in 2013, he had a horrific crash at the Red Hook Criterium. It landed him in a medically induced coma for several weeks followed by a lengthy hospital stay. You can see and hear about this chapter of life at FloBikes.com. Watch the short documentary Scar. After some serious convincing, his parents relented to letting Josh get back on a bike and follow his...

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Show #395 – April 7, 2018...

Apr 7, 2018 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-04-07.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Russ Rader; Wren Nealy; Dr. Albert Rizzo We begin this week with a conversation about statistics with Russ Rader, VP of Communications at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. What we learn is that there is a lot of research going on to help stakeholders such as insurance companies, automobile manufacturers, and government learn about what things do and don’t work to make drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists safer. And, there is a LOT of useful information available on the site! Russ and I talk about the increase in cyclists’ fatalities, what might have happened with the autonomous vehicle that struck and killed the pedestrian walking her bike across the street, and what recommendations are being made to change the behavior of distracted drivers. Then,...

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Show #394 – March 31, 2018...

Mar 31, 2018 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-03-31.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Colin O’Brien; Dr. Eric Heiden (encore presentation) This week, it’s off to Dublin, Ireland to speak with author Colin O’Brien about his brand new book, The Beautiful Race – The Story of the Giro D’Italia. With the monumental change that the event is about to make – leaving the Continent for its first 3 stages after over 100 years – the book is both timely and relevant. The book covers the history that lays the backdrop for the race when such greats as Gino Bartali and Fausto Coppi – two of the finest cyclists ever to ride – spent much of their careers either helping people or caged up in a POW camp. Colin’s attention to detail is written in a riveting and interesting...

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Show #393 – March 24, 2018...

Mar 24, 2018 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-03-24.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Richard Schwinn; Joe Nocella Richard Schwinn in the house this week!  Yes, Richard came to visit dealers in the Midwest, and he stopped in NE Ohio to visit Brian as well as chat with me. We talk about the state-of-the-custom-bike-business, how Waterford Precision stays on top of technology, and of course we talk a little bit of politics (as it relates to the tariffs in particular). Always a good conversation! Then, it’s off to Brooklyn, NY for an interview with Joe Nocella from 718 Cycles. Joe – architect, teacher, LaCrosse coach, and shop owner – had to make some choices and picked LaCrosse and the shop. 718 Cycles isn’t your usual suspect when it comes to bike shops and Joe isn’t afraid to try...

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Shoe #392 – March 17, 2018...

Mar 17, 2018 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-03-17.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Jim Sayer; Phil Taylor Today’s show, which airs on St. Patrick’s Day, will be in “podcast format” only! WJCU’s annual 18-hour Irish Marathon will preempt all other programming today. BUT, our podcast shall go on! This week, Jim Sayer, the executive director of Adventure Cycling Association, joins me for a conversation that includes a wrap-up of the National Bike Summit, what’s new at Adventure Cycling (a whole lotta’ stuff!), and a brief recap of Jim’s cross-country ride with his daughter Lucy last year. Then, we cross the pond to speak with the founder of Bespoked – The Handmade Show in the UK. Phil Taylor, who is a teacher by trade, needed a bike he couldn’t find – so he built one; and THAT led...

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