Show #379 – December 16, 2017...

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http://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 #364 – September 9, 2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-09-09.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Scott Ogle; Michael O’Brien It’s the 7th anniversary of The Outspoken Cyclist!  How time flies!!! First up this week is a conversation with a 6-time Emmy award winning photographer, videographer, producer, and journalist. Scott Ogle is not only all of that, he is hilarious! He and I discuss his work and some of the wild and whacky things that happen at a pro race like the Tour de France as well as some of his more eclectic ideas about cycling, food, and his lovely little dog Misha. After our break, we head on out to New Jersey to speak with coach and motivational trainer Michael O’Brien. I read and review a lot of books about cycling every year; and, this week I read the...

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Show #301 – June 11, 2016...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/2016/06/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_061116.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSBack in February, I spoke with World Bicycle Relief Ambassador Carlos Perea about his remarkable fund raising efforts on behalf of the WBR. Little did Carlos know that just a few months later, he would be asked to take a trip to Africa with the WBR team to see first-hand how the work he was doing impacted the people who benefit from that work. Tonight, Carlos and I talk about how he came to be one of the “lucky ones” to go on this tour, what he saw, and how he celebrated his 31st birthday! After a break and some news, we head on down to Cincinnati to speak with Ohio bicycle lawyer, Steve Magas. In light of the horrific crash in Kalamazoo, Michigan on...

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Show #284 – February 6, 2016...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/2016/02/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_020616.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: VeloVoices; Carlos Perea; Matt McNees It’s Radiothon week! Won’t you consider making a pledge to help support The Outspoken Cyclist AND WCJU? We ask only once a year and the money is used strictly for the radio station – everything from new equipment to upkeep and programming. It’s the only time we EVER ask for your help and we hope that it is worth your time and a few bucks to help us keep great college station programming on the air. That said, we have another hour of interesting, fun, and thought-provoking cycling topics this week. First up we welcome the “voices” behind VeloVoices.com. The wildly popular fan-based site provides up-to-the-minute information through social media, their web site, and twice-monthly podcasts on pro cycling....

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Show #243 – April 25, 2015...

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http://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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