Show #386 – February 3, 2018...

Feb 3, 2018 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-02-03.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Susie Marcks; Richard Fries, Don Walker I cover a wide range of topics this week starting with toddlers on balance bikes. My first guest, Susie Marcks, is the media voice of Strider Bikes. When the company was founded in 2007, the founder, Ryan McFarland, realized that his child needed and wanted to learn to ride. As with many children, training wheels were not working – and, Strider was born. Today, the company has arguably become that “first bike” for thousands of kids from toddler through the 20″ BMX machine. Then, there are the Strider Cup races, the World Championship, the partnerships, the philanthropy, and so much more. Then, I have conversation with Mass Bike’s Richard Fries, a frequent guest on the show. While Richard...

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Show #313 – September 15, 2016...

Sep 17, 2016 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2016-09-17.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Richard Fries, Eric Weis, Kelly Hodgson Middle of September already and we are deep in cross season. This week, Diane talks with KMC Crossfest’s consummate announcer – and promoter – Richard Fries. While we do discuss Crossfest, we delve into a lot more of the issues and successes that Richard is addressing as the head honcho at Mass Bike. After two fatal crashes in one day, Richard dropped into high(er) gear than he usually uses to pursue his passions and the results of what might be coming next are quite thought provoking. Then, we catch up with Eric Weis, who is in full-tilt boogie mode as the New England Builder’s Ball nears the launch date. Last year when we spoke with Eric, he was...

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Show #229 – January 17, 2015...

Jan 17, 2015 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2015-01-17.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Richard Fries; Elly Blue When the Heritage Tree Foundation protested the final day of our Cyclocross National Championships in Austin, Texas, riders, fans, and officials had to scramble to figure out what to do to qualify our National Team and make the Junior men and women whole. First the event was canceled, then it was postponed, and finally the last of the events was rescheduled for Monday . Some folks went home disappointed, others were able to compete, but it just took some of the fun and excitement out of one of the most interesting of our cycling disciplines. Richard Fries – race promoter, commentator, and the new Executive Director of Mass Bike was there and fills us in on all that happened last...

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