Show #257 – August 1, 2015...

Aug 1, 2015 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/2015/07/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2015-08-01.mp3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Physics Professor John Eric Goff; Ohio Bike Lawyer Steve Magas We’ve seen the winners of the TdF. We’ve seen more than our share of crashes in this year’s event. And, we’ve seen controversy. So, what’s left? Well, how about something a little more techy-geeky? Dr. John Eric Goff, physics professor at Lynchburg College in Virginia, does a little calculating – PRE-race, to predict finishing times for all 21 stages of the Tour de France; and, he’s been doing this for a few years now. How accurate is he? And, how does he do it? Just you wait and see. Dr. Goff, author of Gold Medal Sports, is interested in the physics of sports and is off to Sheffield, England for a one-year sabbatical that...

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Show #254 – July 11, 2015...

Jul 11, 2015 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/2015/07/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2015-07-11.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Live Update Guy Charles Pelkey; Author Peter B. Rice I think we really nailed a great show this week! With African rider Daniel Teklehaimonot in the polka dot jersey raising his arms on the podium and the maillot jeune handed off once again as race leader Tony Martin had to abandon after Stage 6 with a fracture of his shoulder, this year’s Tour de France has been nothing less than thrilling. One of the most interesting ways to follow the race is to log on to liveupdate.com and follow moment by moment as veteran journalists Charles Pelkey and Patrick O’Grady detail each stage from start to finish. Even without the visuals, the colorful commentary takes you right there AND you can participate in it...

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Show #253 – July 4, 2015

Jul 4, 2015 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/2015/07/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2015-07-04.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: BMC’s Sport Director Jackson Stewart; Rails-to-Trails President Keith Laughlin It’s time for the Tour de France! (As if you didn’t know…) AND, this evening we are right there – well, not really; but, our first guest is and it turns out, his team rider Rohan Dennis WON STAGE ONE! Team BMC Pro racer-turned-sport director Jackson Stewart spoke with me from Utrecht, Holland on Wednesday night right after the team arrived to settle in for Stage 1 on Saturday. Jackson gives us his perspective on the how the race might unfold – including his hopes for a Yellow Jersey for team leader Tejay Van Garderen. We talk weather, equipment, race radios, and more. Meantime, Rohan Dennis wears the maillot jeune going into Stage II and...

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Show #243 – April 25, 2015...

Apr 25, 2015 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/2015/04/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2015-04-25.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Phil Liggett; Leah Missbach Day Last show in April and it’s a doozy! Tonight I speak with the person who arguably has the most famous voice of all time in professional cycling.  From his early days as a budding journalist to the announcer of all the European Classics including Paris-Roubaix, Fleche Wallone, Giro D’Italia, our American Amgen Tour of California, and of course the Tour de France, Phil Liggett is a wealth of information and fun as he makes bike racing thrilling for us all. Phil talks about his love for statistics, what he sees as those things that have changed bike racing irrevocably, and how cycling is again coming around to being a sport we will want to support and watch.  And, because of...

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Show #196 – May 31, 2014

May 31, 2014 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2014-05-31.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Tech Guru and author Richard Hallett; Traithlete David Brumley; Tour de France announcer and television “star” Paul Sherwen We’re back with another brand new edition of the Outspoken Cyclist and welcome three guests with very diverse stories. For those who enjoy the nitty-gritty of cycling, U.K. “tech Guru” Richard Hallett will offer up a delightful “deconstruction” of the machine in his new book: “The Bike Deconstructed – A Grand Tour of the Modern Bicycle” Richard talks about history, materials, the 650B wheel, and what he thinks about disc brakes for road bikes – among a lot of other things. Richard is also a frame builder – specializing in steel frames at RichardHalletBikes.com. The book is a coffee-table quality oversize tome with many lovely photographs...

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