Show #277 – December 19, 2015...

Dec 19, 2015 by

Guests: Velo News editor Caley Fretz; “Mad Dog Media’s” Patrick O’Grady Happy holidays from The Outspoken Cyclist! We have two great guests for our final show of 2015. First up is popular Velo News associate editor Caley Fretz. Caley has written so much about our sport and this past week had two articles published – both of which grabbed my attention. There were actually two separate entries about the first subject, transgender cyclocross racer Molly Cameron. The first, on December 11th said she wouldn’t be permitted to race in the master’s men’s events; and the second, published just a few days later, said she would. And, while this isn’t what Caley and I talked about for this on air conversation, both are fitting for this time in history and in our sport. The second...

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Show #276 – December 12, 2015...

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Guests: PBP American Record Holder Paul Bacho; Brett Horton from the Horton Collection After a quick update about Charlie Cunningham’s rehab progress (you can help his cause at GoFundMe.com) we are pleased to welcome endurance athlete, athletic trainer and therapist, and PBP record holder Paul Bacho to our show this evening. Paul has successfully completed 8 Paris-Brest-Paris events, spanning 32 years, is a successful Hawaii Ironman, and as the only American, has ridden the 5-month-long Paris to Beijing ride to celebrate the 2008 Olympics. Paul, who has a masters in athletic training, is also a Neural Integration Structural Therapist – a modality that is both gentle and effective and will explain what it is and what it accomplishes. After a break and some news, we head on out to the west coast to reconnect...

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Show #275 – December 5, 2015...

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Guests:  Dan Wuori; Lorrie Tibbitts The start of December is a great time to wrap-up the 2015 cycling season, and tonight we do just that with the newly crowned Prince of VeloVoices “Social Media User of 2015” – Dan Wuori. Beginning with the Spring classics and moving through the season to the Grand Tours and the Worlds, Dan gives us his insights into the who, what where, why, and how it was done this season. Dan and I also discuss the effects social media has had to the sport, the participants, and the fans. Then, after our news and a break, we head on over to Upstate New York to speak with Lorrie Tibbitts. Out of a bad situation with a family member, Lorrie and her husband became involved in the “Ride for Missing...

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Show #274 – November 28, 2015...

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Thanksgiving and Black Friday are in the rear view mirror and it’s time for another great show! First guest this week is the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx. With a real Surface Transportation Bill looking like it will actually pass, the Secretary is looking forward to getting some desperately needed resources for transportation initiatives as well as promoting safety for cyclists and pedestrians. Coming from a big-city background, he understands what is necessary to get support and resources for urban projects and how much more needs to be done to promote jobs, rebuild our infrastructure, and to open up the conversation to keep funding for transportation for the future. We have some news and chat and then we’re off to Copenhagen for a great conversation with around-the-world traveler Thomas Andersen. Finding himself with...

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Show #273 – November 21, 2015...

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Guests: Andrew McLindon; Mina Thorgeson; Fredrik Gertten The week before Thanksgiving… and, we are ramping up to the holidays. We have three great guests this week so, let’s get right to it. We begin in Baton Rouge, LA with Andrew McLindon. Andrew is the head of the McLindon Family Foundation and their work is dedicated to special needs children, teens, and young adults. To date, they have delivered over 90 special bikes – many costing upwards of $5,000 and more, to children who otherwise could not experience the joy, independence, and sense of being part of their respective communities because of their disabilities. Starting in 2008 with their first bike for a young boy with hydrocephalus, , they now have a waiting list in the hundreds. And, after a piece aired on NBC’s “Making...

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Show #272 – November 14, 2015...

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Guests: Jim & John Loughlin from TiGr lock; Author and Pro Triathlete/Nutritionist Pip Taylor After our big shout out to the Philly Bike Expo as well as our weekend hosts, we talk to brothers Jim and John Loughlin who are the creators of a great product – the TiGr lock system. Now, locks may not seem like a sexy subject, but you might just find THESE locks about the sexiest looking security devices ever! A the booth right next to us at the Philly Bike Expo, we watched in amazement as crowds gathered non-stop to check out these innovative, simple, and elegant locks. Made of titanium so they are strong and light, they sport a simple patented locking system, come in two models and several sizes; and, because of the way they mount and...

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Show #271 – November 7, 2015...

Nov 7, 2015 by

Guests: Senator Sherrod Brown; Keith Laughlin, Tim Blumenthal (Note: This show was recorded on Wednesday and Thursday, November 4th and 5th, before the passage of the Surface Transportation Bill Thursday afternoon. Who knew???) This week we dodged a HUGE bullet when amendments that would have cut funding for bicycle related initiatives including the Recreational Trails Program and the Transportation Alternatives Program were tabled and another amendment, #36, was introduced that will make it EASIER for states to commit funds to bike/ped projects. News from a variety of sources sent up alarm bells on Tuesday and then, literally overnight – poof! We were “home free”. I wanted to know what was going on in Congress that suddenly put the transportation bill front and center, creating such a hot topic, and so went looking for answers....

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