Show #328 – December 31, 2016 HAPPY NEW YEAR!...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2016-12-31.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: New Year Encore Interviews! Jeremy Powers, Shannon Galpin, Maynard Hershon’s “Nice Wheels” This week in a special presentation, we are offering up two of our favorite conversations from 2016 and a wonderful story that journalist/writer Maynard Hershon has spun for us in the past, First up is Jeremy Powers, one of the top pro cyclocross racers EVER -.  In my conversation with him back in October, we chatted about whether the rumors of his retirement are true, what happened in a key race in Iowa, and what he likes to eat! He also shared some very interesting ideas about our sport of cycling. Jeremy’s was one of the most “liked” interviews on the show this year. After a short musical interlude, we’ll...

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Show #327 – December 24, 2016...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2016-12-24.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Chef Biju Thomas, TrainerRoad’s Jonathan Lee Happy Hanukkah – Merry Christmas – Happy Holidays!!! Today’s show features our friend and most excellent chef Biju Thomas. Recently featured in Nation’s Restaurant News because Indian Food is going to be a top trend in 2017, I caught up with Biju on the road between Little Curry Shop I and Little Curry Shop II. We get to learn about what makes Indian Food so yummy, hear a really cool idea for a winter gathering, and find out that cookies are just as good as any energy bar on the market!!! HA! So, now that we’re full of good food and have added a few (ahem) calories; it’s time to think about taking them back off...

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Show #326 – December 17, 2016...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2016-12-17.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSSpecial Guest: Richard Schwinn With only a couple of more weeks until 2017, I thought it would be a good time to bring back one of our most interesting and well-received guests for a one-on-one show. Richard Schwinn grew up in our industry, took a leave of absence for college, and came back when the company needed a guiding hand to navigate the changing waters of the 90’s. Out of the sale of the company in the early 1990’s, Richard Schwinn and Mark Muller retained the Paramount name and factory in Waterford Wisconsin and Waterford Precision Bicycles was born. Today, in the midst of a carbon fiber frenzy, Waterford Precision and its companion brand Gunnar, are a bright and shining star in the...

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Show #325 – December 10, 2016...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2016-12-10.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Roland Della Santa; Gloria Liu Tonight, we meet veteran frame builder and a man of great taste (especially in music and food!) Roland Della Santa. Roland has stuck with his beliefs and ideas about frame building for over 40 years and still produces his classic Della Santa frames in the “Italian” tradition – steel, lugged, and FAST racing machines. We discuss frames, forks, wheels, Roland’s relationship with Greg LeMond, and even our favorite musicians – Frank Zappa and Joe Bonamassa! As for food – what would you expect? Italian in the Tuscany tradition! Roland pulls NO punches about what he believes, how he builds frames, and what he thinks about today’s offerings in the bike biz. In the second half of the...

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Show #324 – December 3, 2016...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2016-12-03.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Tony Karklins; Siri Lindley This week we talk about “Made in the U.S.” when we head on down to Little Rock, Arkansas to speak with long-time bicycle industry guy Tony Karklins. Tony bought his first bike shop at 16. He became the head of Orbea USA. And now, he’s put together a crack team to produce carbon fiber bikes here in the States under the HIA Velo banner. (HIA = Handmade in America). The “Allied” brand will roll out of the factory in early spring and Tony gives us his insights into how and why we can make the best bikes in the world right here. Then, we head on out to Boulder, Colorado to speak with world champion triathlete and winning...

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Show #323 – November 26, 2016...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2016-11-26.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Bill Strickland; Guy Andrews Our Thanksgiving week show is really sweet! Editor-in-chief of Bicycling Magazine Bill Strickland is my guest and we have a GREAT conversation about a lot of cycling stuff – from his book Ten Points to the state-of-the-magazine. Probably need to have a bunch more of these chats to get the whole picture! Then it’s off to Mallorca, Spain where I catch up with Guy Andrews. The founder of Rouleur Magazine has just launched the definitive book spanning the entire career of Greg LeMond. Yellow Jersey Racer is arguably the “coffee table book” gift for this holiday season. Guy found an amazing array of folks to cover each phase of Greg’s career – beginning in 1977! There are photos...

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Show #322 – November 19, 2016...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2016-11-19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Paul Brodek; Scott Kasper It’s the week before the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S. and some folks are celebrating while others are licking their wounds. I for one am grateful for the weather that has been warm enough to ride right up until this weekend here in the NE Ohio area and for the great guests we will introduce you to this evening. First, we meet Paul Brodek. Paul goes WAY back in our industry – back to the early days when Sun Tour, Shimano, AND Campagnolo were all headquartered in New Jersey. Paul decided in his senior year at Rutgers that maybe what he was thinking wasn’t what he really wanted, and so turned his attention to the bicycle business,...

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