Show #348 – May 20, 2017

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-05-20.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Jim & Maria Parker; Jamie Swan This week Diane talks with Jim and Maria Parker from Cruz Bike. In addition to launching the T50, a new model, through a successful “Kickstarter” campaign, the discussion goes to their continued disappointment that USAT (U.S.A. Triathlon) won’t allow recumbent style bikes in sanctioned events. Then, there’s the wonderful chat with Jamie Swan. A frame builder’s frame builder, a mechanic’s mechanic, and much more, Jamie is known for his dogged commitment to an exquisite result in everything he does. It’s a delightful conversation. We also talk about the Webb Institute and what Jamie does there. Finally, a reminder to join the National Bike Challenge and record your miles. You can also record your voice for our...

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Show #345 – April 29, 2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-04-29.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Rob Gusky; Michael Haddad; Leslee Schenck Trzcinski What a show – what a show! This week we usher in May with Rob Gusky and the 2017 National Bicycle Challenge. With a lofty goal of 60,000 riders, Rob talks about some of the prizes – like a year’s supply of toilet paper! – the categories – such as corporate teams, schools, and clubs – and how Strava is integrated into the Challenge this year. Then, Michael Haddad, a member of the Brooklyn Velodrome Vintage Wheelmen, tells us about the exhibit he has curated that will be opening on May 11th at the Italian American Museum in Little Italy, NY. The exhibit, “Italy’s Golden Age of Bicycles“, includes 12 brands, a collection of great...

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Show #269 – October 24, 2015...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/2015/10/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_102415.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Bryan Ball; Bina Bilenky Trahan, Scott Fitzgerald It’s Saturday so it must be time for The Outspoken Cyclist. And, this week’s show is crammed with “stuff”. Besides the mention that Cleveland beat the wheels off Pittsburgh in the “National Bike Challenge” (by a mere 300,000 miles), Shinola also announced that a retail store would be built in Shaker Heights, Ohio opening fall of 2017. So, when we say Cleveland Rocks – we mean Cleveland Rocks! (And Rolls of course) (video is older, but lots of fun!) So, whose on our show? Well, let’s start at the beginning with the man who has probably forgotten more about recumbent bikes and trikes than I will ever know! Bryan Ball is the managing editor of...

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Show #244 – May 2, 2015

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/2015/05/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2015-05-02.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Emma O’Rielly; Rob Gusky As you know, I review a lot of books and have the unbelievably wonderful opportunity to interview a lot of great people. This week is no exception! My first guest is honest, brave, and tough. In what has to be one of the best books I’ve read all year, Emma O’Rielly, Lance Armstrong’s soigneur and the only whistleblower to allow her name to be used in David Walsh’s L.A. Confidentiel, tells her story from beginning to end. The Race to Truth: Blowing the whistle on Lance Armstrong and cycling’s doping culture is the story of Emma’s journey. In the beginning there was cycling and the love of the sport. In the middle was the opportunity to be a...

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Show #215 – October 11, 2014...

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http://wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2014-10-11.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Brendan Lyons; Shannon Galpin Get ready for another great show this evening. After congratulating ourselves for beating Pittsburgh in the National Bike Challenge, we head on out to Arizona to learn about “LOOK – Save A Life – Arizona” and the story of Brendan Lyons and Lorena Evans. Last October the couple was hit from behind by a distracted motorist while training for the El Tour de Tucson. After a year of recovery, they will be awarded the Dedication Award at this year’s event. We will also speak with activist and philanthropist Shannon Galpin. Shannon’s non-profit Mountain2Mountain was formed to create education and opportunity for women and girls in conflict regions around the world. in 2013, Shannon received the National Geographic Society’s...

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