Show #379 – December 16, 2017...

Dec 16, 2017 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-12-16.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Leah Missbach Day; Aimee Ross; Patrick Brady Twas the week before Christmas and there is snow on the ground here in NE Ohio. But, we’ll bring some conversations to warm the heart as we look at our last “gift giving” show for the season. My first guest is the co-founder of World Bicycle Relief, Leah Missbach Day. When Leah and her husband F.K. learned of the devastating tsunami in 2005, they flew to Indonesia to see how they could help. Out of that trip, World Bicycle Relief was founded and now, 12 years later, the organization is approaching 400,000 bicycles on the ground and working in a variety of African and Indonesian countries. Leah gives us some insight into who needs these bicycles and...

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Show #318 – October 22, 2016...

Oct 22, 2016 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2016-10-22.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Patrick Brady, Stephen Bilenky, Jason Sumner Earlier this week, NPR’s Terry Gross (Fresh Air from WHYY in Philadelphia) interviewed Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu. He coined the term Net Neutrality and studies how and what we see on our screens. In a new book, The Attention Merchants, Professor Wu discusses how we are literally sucked in to such applications as FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, and pretty much everything else we see and search on our electronic devices. He also notes that we want everything for free – but is that the best way to get what we really want? So, while this doesn’t directly address the conversation I have with our first guest, it does preface the proposal of paying for what we like and...

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

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http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/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 #247 – May 23, 2015

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http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/2015/05/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2015_05_23.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: RKP’s Patrick Brady; Jackie Crowell Last week, Amanda Batty shared her experiences – good and bad – about her work with the online site Pink Bike. While she chose to resign from the column she wrote for them, she emphasized that the real issues are much more broad and insidious than just those she experienced with the editors of the site. Rather, she hoped her final commentary detailing the underlying sexism that runs throughout the bike industry as a whole would prompt a new conversation on a broader stage. So, in steps Patrick Brady from Red Kite Prayer whose entry last week, Pink Gate took up that conversation and then THIS week, he followed it up with a new commentary with the controversial title...

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Show #246 – May 16, 2015

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http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/2015/05/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2015_05_16.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Amanda Batty; Les Barzcewski As has often been noted many times in history, there are outspoken and brave folks who end up being “shot at” – whether metaphorically or in reality – those champions who stand up, fight for what they believe to be just and fair, and find themselves in the cross hairs for doing so. And then, there are unsung heroes  – people who have given themselves to their disciplines, given back to the community, are exemplary human beings, and who have garnered love and respect – and whose stories might not be told except by some little twist of fate that brings them to the attention of the public. Tonight we have shining examples of both. Amanda Batty is a tough...

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