Show #292 – April 2, 2016...

Apr 8, 2016 by

Guests: Chef Biju Thomas; Journalist Dan Wuori Sorry this is late everyone!  I was on vacation in Ridgeland, Mississippi for the OBO Tandem Rally.  A really well put-together event, 41 teams began the day on Saturday.  This was my first “extended” ride since my stem cell therapy last July, so I was delighted to have finished the 41 mile route. Rode another 24 on Sunday and then left Mississippi headed for New Orleans.  We stayed at the Fleur de Lis Mansion in the Garden District and walked EVERYWHERE.  We did not move the car or take any other form of transportation until we left on Wednesday.  New Orleans is without a doubt one of the most interesting places I’ve ever visited.  The culture(s), food, architecture, and rich history were a bit overwhelming and difficult...

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Show #291 – March 26, 2016...

Mar 26, 2016 by

Guests: Custom bike builder Mike DeSalvo; Urban planner, writer, and author Emilie Bahr My guests this week are custom bike builder Mike DeSalvo of DeSalvo Cycles in Ashland, Oregon and Emilie Bahr, whose new book Urban Revolutions: A Woman’s Guide to Two-Wheeled Transportation, is full of advice, information, and inspiration for someone who is thinking about getting on a bike – for whatever reasons she might have! Mike offers the full range of bicycles from single speed to full blown racing machine and gives us some insight into how the custom builder can have one-up on the big manufacturers in covering trends and seeing a market for a specific kind of machine. He also likes pizza, doesn’t have a shop dog, and does love snow boarding! Emilie, who lives and work in New Orleans, is...

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Show #290 – March 19, 2016...

Mar 19, 2016 by

Guests: Race director Martin Ernest Bruhn; Ride director Rodney McConnell But, it’s also the harbinger of Spring and THAT makes me very happy. Tonight, we are going to talk with two event directors about two very different events – and, we are doing that now because you need to plan for them in advance. First up is one of the most enthusiastic, passionate, and well-versed-in-the-competitive-event-world race directors with whom I’ve ever had a conversation. Martin Bruhn is the force behind the Woodstock Women’s Cycling Grand Prix (WWCGP) in iconic and lovely Woodstock, NY. Racing through the magnificent Catskill Mountains, this WOMEN’S ONLY event takes place Saturday, May 7th. Here is what Martin has to say about the mission of this event: to highlight the need for equal sportsmanship and attention for female bicycle racers...

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Show #289 – March 12, 2016...

Mar 12, 2016 by

Back from the North American Handmade Show and bringing you another great frame builder’s story. Greg White has been a chef, a Hollywood cinematographer, a pro cyclist, and now is the force behind Magic Cycle Werks in Bend, Oregon.  Greg and I talk about his background, his education, and especially his thoughts about bikes. Greg debuted a special frame he built for Team Sky’s Ian Boswell at the show and we learn the interesting and serendipitous story behind it. After a break and some news, I head over to Ridgeland, Mississippi to speak with his Honor the Mayor!  Gene McGee and I will meet face-to-face at the OBO Tandem Rally in Ridgeland and I wanted to get the skinny of the city, the riding, and the food! So, buckle up.  It’s The Outspoken Cyclist!...

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Show #288 – March 5, 2016 – the 2016 NAHBS Builder’s Panel...

Mar 5, 2016 by

Guests: 5 Great Frame Builders from the North American Handmade Show Bill Holland, Dmitry Naechev, Curtis Inglis, Sean Burns, and Erik Noren Meet 5 great frame builders from my 1-hour panel discussion at the North American Handmade Show last week in Sacramento, California. I talk with Curtis Inglis (Inglis Cycles/Retrotec); Erik Noren (Peacock Groove/Cake Cycles); Bill Holland (Holland Cycles); Sean “Burnsey” Burns (Oddity Cycles); and, Dmitry Naechev (Triton Bikes) – about everything from what they love to what they want! It’s lively, fun, informative, and a little whacky! Enjoy!   http://www.wjcu.org/files/2016/03/wjcu-TOC_030516_podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

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Show #287 – February 27, 2016...

Feb 27, 2016 by

Guests: U-Bikes Doug Emerson; Professional Bike Fitter Happy Freedman I’m off to the 2016 North American Handmade Show this weekend; but, not before Tim and I produced a great show for you this week. First up is bike owner extraordinaire Doug Emerson from University Bikes in Boulder, Colorado. He knew bicycles were his destiny from the time he was in high school and he’s never looked back since then. His philosophy about his store, those who work with him, and those he serves is an example to us all! Oh, and did I tell you that he realized a 30+ year dream of building a velodrome in his area? Yes, he did! After a break and the news, we take off for the east coast to speak with Happy Freedman. Happy started out in...

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NAHBS2016 – Opening Day

Feb 26, 2016 by

FIRST THOUGHTS ON NAHBS 2016 Being the first one in the convention center is pretty cool. The show floor is empty, the carpets are vacuumed, and the atmosphere is calm. Walking around the aisles, it’s difficult to believe that less than 90 minutes from now, the hall will be filled with industry folks – they are first today for an hour – and then the general public that will begin to file in to see the expansive array of bicycles, accessories, and components that make up the 2016 North American Handmade Show. There is a lovely tribute to Brian Baylis, who passed away last week, and whose loss will be felt by so many here this weekend. I am very lucky to be able to know so many of these people and see how...

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