Show #341 – April 1, 2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-04-01.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Dave Kirk; Tom Kuglin; Richard Fries April 1st – No Foolin’ This week I speak with framebuilder Dave Kirk who won two first place ribbons at NAHBS in Salt Lake City last month. His Reynolds 953 stainless steel bike won in the fillet brazed category and he also won for best road bike. Dave and I delve into his journey to the one-made shop he runs in Bozeman, MT as well as the reasons his traditional bikes might have attracted the judges’ attention. We talk a bit about his Dad, who passed away many years ago when Dave was just a little boy; and, how his JK Specials honor his father and his father’s work. Staying right in Montana, I talk with Natural Resources...

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Show #313 – September 15, 2016...

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http://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...

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http://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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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 #181 – February 8, 2014 – RADIOTHON!...

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http://wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2014-02-08.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Richard Fries, Cyclocross Worlds; Mark Livingood, Tandem Geek; encore storyteller Maynard Hershon “Nice Wheels” This week at WJCU is our annual Radiothon, which among other things, gives us something to talk about besides the weather. This year, WJCU’s Radiothon theme is Thrive and Survive, which is a sentiment we as cyclists can relate to. Some days on the bike, we’re just surviving, and other days we’re thriving. For 52 weeks every year, WJCU brings you independent, commercial-free music and talk programming, created by actual human beings with a passion for serving you, the listener. One week out of those 52, we ask you to make a donation to help ensure that WJCU can continue to bring you great shows like The Outspoken Cyclist. Pledge...

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