Show #303 – July 2, 2016

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“Doping? Again?” I’m going to suggest that you suspend all your previous thoughts about Lance, Floyd, Tyler, and the U.S. Postal Team! My guest this week has written a riveting book about one of our most favorite and displeasing topics – doping. Now, before you say – “What, another book about doping?” I want to preface the conversation by saying this is an approach I don’t believe anyone else has taken thus far. He asks and answers such questions as: How, why, and when did we become so indignant and disgusted with athletic doping? What does it say about us and our society as a whole? How have these attitudes shifted over time? And, are you certain we as a society aren’t somewhat complicit? Mark Johnson’s new book, “Spitting in the Soup: Inside the...

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Show #302 – June 18, 2016...

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Guest: Richard Sachs   He’s iconic, smart, outspoken (like me!), and revered. And, it’s been a while since we spoke. After his blog entry this week titled “Adjusting the Torch” I asked him to join me once again and he accepted. Richard Sachs and I caught up with one another early Friday morning to talk about a variety of subjects in an in-depth conversation on the show. We cover such topics as his early career and how he sees today’s frame building craft, True Temper’s decision to stop making bicycle tubes and, what a young person might be thinking about frame building today. He needs no further introduction – so, sit back and enjoy! http://www.wjcu.org/files/2016/06/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_061816.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

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Show #301 – June 11, 2016...

Jun 11, 2016 by

Back in February, I spoke with World Bicycle Relief Ambassador Carlos Perea about his remarkable fund raising efforts on behalf of the WBR. Little did Carlos know that just a few months later, he would be asked to take a trip to Africa with the WBR team to see first-hand how the work he was doing impacted the people who benefit from that work. Tonight, Carlos and I talk about how he came to be one of the “lucky ones” to go on this tour, what he saw, and how he celebrated his 31st birthday! After a break and some news, we head on down to Cincinnati to speak with Ohio bicycle lawyer, Steve Magas. In light of the horrific crash in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Tuesday, June 7th, Steve and I discuss the charges...

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Show #300 – WOOO HOOOO – June 4, 2016...

Jun 4, 2016 by

Huge thank you to all the listeners and supporters of the show!  I hope you enjoy this 300th episode! I’ve got three guests to help me celebrate this special occasion including one of the most special people in my life – my life partner Brian Jenks. You’ve heard me mention him more times than I could possibly count; and, I’ve finally been able to corral him to join me this evening. Besides being a terrific person, Brian is also one of the most talented and creative people I know. From his perfectly executed frame designs to his impeccable final bicycle builds, Brian leaves no detail un-turned. This evening, we cover a variety of topics – barely scratching the surface of what he knows and does in his work. Then, we welcome Sam Fox back...

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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

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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

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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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