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 #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 #192 – May 3, 2014

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http://wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2014-05-03.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: National Bike Challenge’s Rob Gusky; Cherokee Schill; NICA’s Austin McInerny Diversity! Well, at least on tonight’s episode of The Outspoken Cyclist. It’s time again for the National Bike Challenge and Kimberley Clark’s Rob Gusky will once again fill us in on this year’s event. All the 2013 numbers went to ZERO at midnight on May 1st and we’re off and riding to see which individuals, teams, towns, companies, and states will put in the most miles until the final “bell” at midnight on September 30th. Then, we will head on down to Lexington, Kentucky to speak with Cherokee Schill. Ms. Schill has been in the news, on television, and unfortunately in court recently – charged with “reckless driving” – only she wasn’t...

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Show #142 – May 11, 2013

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http://wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2013-05-11.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGUESTS: PETE JORDAN, ROB GUSKY, SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION RAY LAHOOD   Mother’s Day, CycloFemme and TOSRV are all happening this weekend, so you have no excuse for moping about the house. Also, no excuse for moping: this week’s fully loaded edition of The Outspoken Cyclist. The well-worn meme in cycling is that Amsterdam is one of the most bicycle-centric cities in the world. And while that’s true, it goes much deeper than that. Pete Jordan went to Amsterdam to visit and was so impressed that he took up residence and wrote a book about the place. In the City of Bikes: The Story of the Amsterdam Cyclist is a deeply-researched work about Amsterdam’s long history with the bicycle, and the unique way people...

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Show #187 – April 28, 2012...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2012-04-28.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAs cyclists, we can sometimes get so focused on goals, equipment, advocacy, and events, that we forget how much fun is at the core of riding a bicycle. This week’s show presses the reset button, and turns the Fun Dial up to 11, with two great interviews that speak to the joy of cycling. First up is author Steven Rea who has written a new book: Hollywood Rides a Bike: Cycling with the Stars. Steven is also the movie critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the man behind a Tumblr blog about stars on bikes. As it turns out, you’re no one in Hollywood unless you’ve been photographed on, or with a bike. After some cycling news Diane is joined by Rob Gusky...

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