Show #383 – January 13, 2018...

Jan 13, 2018 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-01-13.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Ben Serotta; Max Leonard This week, we catch up with the iconic and ever re-inventing himself Ben Serotta. Like the Phoenix rising, Ben launched his new serottadesignstudio.com website on Monday and I’ll have a lengthy conversation with him about his new venture. We cover a lot of ground – including the bike models he is offering, why he chose steel and aluminum for materials, and which groupsets he decided to offer. In the second half of the show, it’s off to the French Riviera to speak with author and avid cyclist, Max Leonard. Max’s book, Lanterne Rouge, talked about the “last rider” in the Tour de France. In his new book, Higher Calling, Max recounts stories dating back to the beginning of grand tour...

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Show #335 – February 18, 2017...

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http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-02-18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Ben Serotta; Sam Ollinger After a two-year stint with a bike share company that has changed the way he looks at the bicycle industry, Ben Serotta has a torch back in his hand as he explores the next chapter of his professional life. In a lengthy interview that includes his thoughts on bike share, the artisan bike world, what building bikes means, and a discussion about fitting, Ben and Diane catch up for what we think is the first part of an on-going conversation. Then, it’s off to San Diego to talk with Sam Ollinger. Sam started out as an accountant; although, bicycles were always in the picture. When she and her husband landed in San Diego, she started a blog about cycling in...

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Show #227 – January 3, 2015...

Jan 3, 2015 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2015-01-03.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Journalist Dan Wuori; The Legendary Ben Serotta Happy New Year Everyone! As promised, we are wrapping up the 2014 season and looking forward into the 2015 cycling season on tonight’s show. My first guest is journalist and commentator Dan Wuori. His 2014 Velo News “At the Back” column about Robin Williams was named one of the top 14 stories of 2014 and as always, Dan has great insight into the pro cycling world. We talk about the races, the riders, and the teams in our annual wrap-up. My second guest this evening is also my first guest… well; he WAS my first guest on the first episode of The Outspoken Cyclist way back in 2010. Ben Serotta is without a doubt one of the...

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Show #161 – September 21, 2013...

Sep 21, 2013 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2013-09-21.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGUESTS: ENCORE PRESENTATION OF MY FIRST INTERVIEW ON WJCU WITH BEN SEROTTA & A QUICK INTERBIKE COMMENTARY   This week, Diane was away at Interbike, and the John Carroll football Blue Streaks are playing under the lights (which means we’re podcast-only today). So we thought this would be a good time to take a breath and reflect. Just over three years ago, The Outspoken Cyclist began with Diane’s interview of Ben Serotta, who was at that time the CEO of Serotta Cycles. Ben was recently ousted by new ownership at Serotta, and he’s getting on with the next chapters in his life. This week we present an encore of that conversation, and get Diane’s brief first impression of this year’s Interbike. Next week, we return...

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