Show #388 – February 17, 2018...

Feb 17, 2018 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-02-17.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Peter Wilborn; Mary Wisnewski; encore interview with Rody Walter RADIOTHON 2018!!! Yep – it’s time to log on to wjcu.org and pledge your support for the show AND the station. We only do this once a year and all of the money raised goes directly to the station! Any amount is greatly appreciated – and, thanks for listening! Over the past year, we have reported on cyclists who have been hit – often fatally – while riding. We haven’t however, talked much about cyclists who crash by virtue of obstacles in their paths – obstacles like potholes or sewer grates or raised barriers that are difficult if not impossible to see. Cyclists have been badly injured – sometimes sustaining permanent disabilities – and their...

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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 #239 – March 28, 2015...

Mar 28, 2015 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2015-03-28.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Titanium frame builder Kent Eriksen; Mountain Bike Hall of Famer Ned Overend For this last week of March I’ve chosen two of the industry’s favorite sons – Kent Eriksen and Ned Overend. Kent started the brand Moots, moved on to his own company – Eriksen Cycles – and is one of the early adopters of titanium as the “material of choice”. He calls himself a “seat of the pants” engineer and grew up riding and working in bike shops in his Wisconsin home. He talks about his years of living in a tree house and today, he works in a very interesting facility in Steamboat Springs.  Earlier this month, Kent won “Best TIG Welded Frame” at NAHBS.  He still loves to ride and ski...

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Show #230 – January 24, 2015...

Jan 24, 2015 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2015-01-24.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Elden (The Fat Cyclist) Nelson; Don (Mr. NAHBS) Walker We’re getting into that time of winter where we long for sunny skies, warm temperatures, and green! So, probably one of the best ways to forget the winter doldrums is to laugh – at it, about it, or just find some funny stuff. And, this week we did indeed find humor. Back at the beginning of the month, we spoke with commentator and journalist Dan Wuori. During our conversation, Dan mentioned that he had participated in the forward of a new book by the “fat cyclist” and I said… “Who’s that?” Well, this evening, we get to talk with the “fat cyclist hisself”… Elden Nelson isn’t fat and he IS a cyclist. In fact, he’s...

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Anvil Bikeworks – Don Ferris...

Apr 23, 2014 by

I know I like to get my whine on once in a while about standards or some such but nevertheless I’m constantly amazed at how today’s bespoke/custom builders rise to the challenge. And how rising to the challenge so often goes unnoticed to the masses. This is going to be long & ugly…. For those folks who aren’t intimately familiar with NAHBS, don’t bother reading any further. This year at NAHBS I had a reality driven home that I always “knew” but never really had made so crystal clear. There were many great bikes at NAHBS Charlotte, really great bikes. The bar is set so high that it’s easy for your eyes to roll back trying to get your mind around it all. With that said, in my booth I had the honor of...

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