Show #366 – September 23.2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-09-23.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Steve Frothingham; Don Ferris (encore); Eric Barber (encore) It’s Interbike 2017 and so, I’ve snagged Steve Frothingham, the online editor for Bicycle Retailer and Industry News to tell us about the show, the product categories that are trending, and the move to Reno for 2018. Then, since Brian and I are in Boston for the Builder’s Ball, I’ve dipped into the Outspoken Cyclist’s archives to pull out a couple of past conversations. First one is with Anvil Bike Works‘ Don Ferris. He’s funny, smart, and full of great information. Builders look to him for the finest in tooling as well as his knowledge of his craft. I also pulled up the conversation with Eric Barber from Copenhagen Wheel. Since they are the “gold” sponsor...

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Show #264 – September 19, 2015 – Interbike!...

Sep 19, 2015 by

http://www.wjcu.org/files/2015/09/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_091915.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Patrick Brady, Joni Taylor, Amanda Batty If it’s middle of September, it must be Interbike! And, so it was… opening last Monday at Bootleg Canyon outside of Las Vegas, the annual U.S. trade show had its share of good and bad press. This week, we have the privilege of three perspectives on the show: two from journalists and one a vendor. First up is my friend and often the eyes and ears of events I can’t attend, Red Kite Prayer’s Patrick Brady.  As always, Patrick has a keen sense of what is trending and where the market is strong.  Patrick gives us his review of the new SRAM Red electronic shifting group, where he sees the eBike market heading, and some insight into the...

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Show #211 – September 13, 2014...

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http://wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2014-09-13.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Robin Bylenga, Richard Fries , David Trimble September 13th and it’s FALL here in NE Ohio! Temps are cool, winds are blowin’, and the leaves have started turning colors. September is also Interbike time and we will hear about this year’s event from a colleague of mine from Greenville, SC. Robin Bylenga is the proprietor of Pedal Chic. Robin gives us a glimpse into what the industry is offering for 2015 as well as her thoughts about the IBD and what s/he is up against when it comes to competing with on line marketers. Richard Fries, who is one of our perennial favorite guests, will fill us in on what he’s been up to including an opportunity to announce the UCI Para Cycling World...

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Show #161 – September 21, 2013...

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http://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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Show #159 – September 7, 2013...

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http://wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2013-09-07.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGUESTS: PAT HUS, CHRIS SMITH   New Year!  Happy New Year to all who celebrate and happy new year for The Outspoken Cyclist as we begin year #4 on air. Having said that, we are not “on air” this week – we are #PodcastOnly – WJCU is broadcasting the first football game of the new school year.  So… you can pick this up early 5:30pm EDT instead of 6:30pm. This week, we are speaking with Pat Hus, show director for Interbike.  Interbike is less two weeks away and a lot of new things are happening for 2013 including a new venue (Mandalay Bay) and the first, ever Consumer Day (Friday, September 20th). I also have a conversation with Chris Smith – Lazer Sports PR “Helmeteer”...

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