Show #350 – June 3, 2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-06-03.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week it’s FOUR conversations. We begin on a somber note as we remember the Aexon Hagens Berman press officer, Sean Weide, who passed away unexpectedly at the age of 49 at his home in Omaha, Nebraska this week. Sean was only 49 and one of those 24/7 people who worked behind the scenes as the conduit between the riders and their teams and the press. Caley wrote a great tribute to him on the VeloNews.com site this week; and, the stories about Sean keep rolling in. Then, we head over to France where Peter Cossins, who lives within a few miles of the 2017 Stage 13 TdF event will be ridden this year, has written a new book titled “The First Tour...

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Show #340 – March 25, 2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-03-25.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFirst, we speak with our Washington, DC connection, Keith Laughlin, who is President of Rails to Trails.  Right after the election last fall, we asked Keith what he thought might happen vis a vis infrastructure, biking, and walking and he said it was “too soon to tell.”  This past week, the President’s “:skinny budget” was released and we come to find out that all the TIGER grants are slated for elimination.  So, what that portends for other transportation issues is yet to be revealed.  Keith gives us some solid information AND advice on how to add your voice where it will be heard – members of the House and Senate appropriations committees! Then, we meet a Warm Showers hostess who is nothing less...

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Show # 321 – November 12, 2016...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2016-11-12.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we begin the first of our “holiday” shows with a delightful conversation about bicycle paintings. Taliah Lempert’s work is immediately recognizable for its style and color.  Her “statement” says: “Bicycles are important, beautiful, and worth a close look. Most bikes I paint are, or have been, used daily for transportation, recreation, messenger work and/or for racing, They are worn and customized uniquely, being at once a specific bike and a collective symbol of empowerment.” Her work has been applied to all kinds of “stuff“: magnets, coffee cups, coloring books, and T-shirts.  And, she uses her talents to paint custom bike portraits, much like you’d have a painting of your wife, husband, children, or pets. It’s a fun and chatty conversation! Then,...

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Show #277 – December 19, 2015...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/2015/12/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_121915.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Velo News editor Caley Fretz; “Mad Dog Media’s” Patrick O’Grady Happy holidays from The Outspoken Cyclist! We have two great guests for our final show of 2015. First up is popular Velo News associate editor Caley Fretz. Caley has written so much about our sport and this past week had two articles published – both of which grabbed my attention. There were actually two separate entries about the first subject, transgender cyclocross racer Molly Cameron. The first, on December 11th said she wouldn’t be permitted to race in the master’s men’s events; and the second, published just a few days later, said she would. And, while this isn’t what Caley and I talked about for this on air conversation, both are fitting...

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Show #260 – August 22, 2015...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/2015/08/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_082215.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Lennard Zinn; Anna Brones When we spoke with tech guru, frame builder, and endurance athlete Lennard Zinn, then 55, back in 2013, we were super impressed with the depth and breadth of his knowledge and expertise. In fact, our interview had to be broken into two parts to cover all the details of our conversation. But what we didn’t talk about on air was the terrifying and life threatening physical issues he was experiencing. Fast forward to 2015 and the now 57 year old has had to make some serious life choices because of his experiences. These issues were highlighted in a recent Velo News article, “Cycling to Extremes – Are endurance athletes hurting their hearts by repeatedly pushing beyond what is...

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