Show #247 – May 23, 2015

May 23, 2015 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/2015/05/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2015_05_23.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: RKP’s Patrick Brady; Jackie Crowell Last week, Amanda Batty shared her experiences – good and bad – about her work with the online site Pink Bike. While she chose to resign from the column she wrote for them, she emphasized that the real issues are much more broad and insidious than just those she experienced with the editors of the site. Rather, she hoped her final commentary detailing the underlying sexism that runs throughout the bike industry as a whole would prompt a new conversation on a broader stage. So, in steps Patrick Brady from Red Kite Prayer whose entry last week, Pink Gate took up that conversation and then THIS week, he followed it up with a new commentary with the controversial title...

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Show #243 – April 25, 2015...

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http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/2015/04/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2015-04-25.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Phil Liggett; Leah Missbach Day Last show in April and it’s a doozy! Tonight I speak with the person who arguably has the most famous voice of all time in professional cycling.  From his early days as a budding journalist to the announcer of all the European Classics including Paris-Roubaix, Fleche Wallone, Giro D’Italia, our American Amgen Tour of California, and of course the Tour de France, Phil Liggett is a wealth of information and fun as he makes bike racing thrilling for us all. Phil talks about his love for statistics, what he sees as those things that have changed bike racing irrevocably, and how cycling is again coming around to being a sport we will want to support and watch.  And, because of...

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Show #201 – July 5, 2014

Jul 5, 2014 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2014-07-05.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Professional cyclist Jackie Crowell; Chairman of the Board of the new American Bicycling Education Association Mighk Wilson; and Patrick Brady It’s show #201 and with it… we are introducing a new theme song. As Greg said “it’s ear candy” and it was time for an “audio redecorating”. Hope you like it. This week, we are speaking with Jackie Crowell. Jackie is an 8-time National Champion on track and road, a coach, a mechanical engineer, and a cancer patient. Last year, as she posted her best time and place in some prestigious races, she presented with symptoms that turned out to be brain cancer. But, while she is still in treatment, she is living a life filled with hope, love, work, and cycling! Jackie’s speech...

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Show #196 – May 31, 2014

May 31, 2014 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2014-05-31.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Tech Guru and author Richard Hallett; Traithlete David Brumley; Tour de France announcer and television “star” Paul Sherwen We’re back with another brand new edition of the Outspoken Cyclist and welcome three guests with very diverse stories. For those who enjoy the nitty-gritty of cycling, U.K. “tech Guru” Richard Hallett will offer up a delightful “deconstruction” of the machine in his new book: “The Bike Deconstructed – A Grand Tour of the Modern Bicycle” Richard talks about history, materials, the 650B wheel, and what he thinks about disc brakes for road bikes – among a lot of other things. Richard is also a frame builder – specializing in steel frames at RichardHalletBikes.com. The book is a coffee-table quality oversize tome with many lovely photographs...

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Show #194 – May 17, 2014

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http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2014-05-17.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Photographer Gil Garcetti; Amgen’s Kathryn West; Journalist Warren Cornwall Things are always better in threes and tonight is no exception. First up, we’ll speak with award winning photographer Gil Garcetti. Gil started out as an attorney, became the Los Angeles Prosecutor, and was then elected L.A.’s District Attorney; but, a photograph of the iron-workers building the Walt Disney Concert Hall led to a book that led to more books that led to the one we are going to discuss this evening: Paris: Women & Bicycles. Gil’s approach to his subject matter and his subsequent finished projects show a much deeper relationship between Gil,  his subjects, and the social issues that are evoked in his photographs. Then, we’ll talk with Kathryn West, Director of Advocacy...

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