Show #299 – May 28, 2016

May 28, 2016 by

Guests: Author and Writing Professor Meg Guroff; Kathleen Bond for the PanOhio Hope Ride Rode 60+ miles in the Horsey Hundred in Georgetown, KY today!  My knee is fabulous thanks to the Regenexx stem cell procedure I had last July. Over 2500 riders!  Great food, perfect road markings, rest stops every 12 miles or so.  and super friendly (and knowledgeable volunteers made the day perfect (as did my Captain of course!.) Bluegrass Cycling Club rocks!    Thanks to all of you who said you like the show and especially my listener in Indiana who told a bunch of folks I’d be at the ride – you know who you are. This week, I speak with non-fiction writing professor Meg Guroff about her new book, The Mechanical Horse: How The Bicycle Reshaped American Life.  The...

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Show #298 – May 21, 2016

May 21, 2016 by

Guests: “Live Update Guy” Charles Pelkey; Custom builder Rob English “Live Update Guy“ Charles Pelkey talks with Diane about the Giro D’Italia and other peloton related matters in a fun conversation. Then, custom frame builder and winner of “Best Road Bike” at NAHBS 1016, Rob English of English Cycles gives us his insights in the mind and work of the artisan frame builder.     http://www.wjcu.org/files/2016/05/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_052116.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

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Show #297 – May 14, 2016

May 14, 2016 by

Guests: Dr. Gabe Mirkin; Historian David Herlihy Two guests this week! My first guest is one of the most knowledgeable and forward thinking people I know. Dr. Gabe Mirkin, who at 81 remembers more than most of us will ever know, discusses diet (and dieting), metabolism, fads, and what we need to do to maintain our health long into our 80’s, 90’s, and beyond.  (If you don’t subscribe to his weekly eZine… maybe you should!) After the break, I talk with one of if not the most renowned historian in the field of bicycles. David Herlihy, who has been on the show several other times, is always full of facts, anecdotes, and historical stories no one else seems to be able to uncover. His 2006 book, Bicycle: The History was named the #1 book on bicycles...

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Show #296 – May 7, 2016

May 7, 2016 by

Guests: Dr. Paul Gordon and the Bike Listening Tour; Marine Vet Michael Priddy & US Army Vet David Allison and the No Man Rides Alone Tour It’s May – National Bike Month and we will be talking to some interesting folks who are “on the road” for extended periods of time. Dr. Paul Gordon is a professor of family medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, Arizona and has thought a lot about health care policy. He chose a cross-country bike tour as his sabbatical project with the goal of “listening” to what people across the country think about the Affordable Care Act – Obamacare. On the “Bike Listening Tour”, his goal is to provide some understanding in a real, on-the-ground way instead of the usual “survey”. I caught up...

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Show #295 – April 30, 2016...

Apr 30, 2016 by

Guests: Mountain2Mountain’s Shannon Galpin; Rich Roll This week, my guests include National Geographic’s 2013 “Adventurer of the Year”, Shannon Galpin. As many of you know, Shannon has been working tirelessly to bring cycling – with it’s messages of freedom, independence, and self-esteem to the women of Afghanistan. The Afghani women’s cycling team has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for their bravery and persistence in the face of corruption and persecution. This week, the New York Times published an article exposing the corruption and problems facing these women as their bikes, their funding, and their future as cyclists are being stripped away by the coach who was supposed to train and protect them. Shannon Galpin is my first guest this week and we delve into the problems the women of Afghanistan face and...

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Show #294 – The Outspoken Cyclist...

Apr 23, 2016 by

Guests: Scott Cowan; Maggie Solis & Richard Weis Our show this week is about Challenges. The bicycle world in the U.S. is full of challenges: from local rides and tours to Race Across American and the Amgen Tour of California. But, there are the personal and local challenges that often are overlooked by the media and this evening, we are going to highlight two of them. Our first guest is Scott Cowan.  Scott is the owner of Century Cycles, a 3-store retail chain here in NE Ohio.  I’ve known Scott personally since he was in high school (at least he says so!) and I’ve watched Century Cycles grow and mature into one of the most well run organizations in our industry.  Scott has always stuck with his goals – to cater to families and...

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Show #293 – April 16, 2013...

Apr 16, 2016 by

Guets: Kimball Taylor; Tim Neenan Back from vacation and ready to rock and roll! My first guest thought the story he was sent to research and then report on was about the environment when he uncovered a smuggling operation between the U.S. and Mexico in which thousands of abandoned bicycles began to appear on trails across the border in Mexico. Kimball Taylor is the author and journalist who wrote The Coyote’s Bicycle: The Untold Story of 7,000 Bicycles and the Rise of a Borderland Empire. The story begins with a young boy growing up in an impoverished village of Mexico when his parents decide to follow their older children to the U.S. leaving Pablito behind to finish his secondary education and find a way to survive. When his grandfather, with whom he was left...

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