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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Show #391 – March 10, 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_2018-03-10.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Mark Norstad; Colleen Kelly Alexander Mark Norstad might just be the most important frame builder’s supplier anywhere and I have a lengthy conversation with him this week. Mark started Paragon Machine Works in 1983 – since then, it moved from his parents’ basement with just Mark as the only employee, to a small 1,000 square foot shop, then up to 2,000 and now it’s 8,000 square feet and 10 full time people. Manufacturing everything from bottom brackets and lugs to custom dropouts and cable stops, Mark believes it is important to serve both the hobbyist as well as the established builder. We also talk about his induction in the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and his broad and deep commitment to bicycle advocacy. My...

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Show #390 – March 3, 2018...

Mar 3, 2018 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-03-03.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Katie Compton; Lennard Zinn Radiothon 2018 is officially over and we are awaiting the final tally… thanks to all who pledged support for the station AND our show. My first guest this week is the incomparable Katie Compton. With too many wins to list here, suffice it to say that she IS the winning-est cyclocross racer EVER! Our fun and lively conversation covers a bit of her history, her training, her philosophy on the sport, and how she manages her health to stay competitive as she approaches 40. We also touch upon the racing she and blind cyclist Klarissa Whitsell did in the paralympics. Guest #2 is Lennard Zinn. His new book – the 6th Edition of Zinn & the Art Of Mountain Bike...

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