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 #344 – April 22, 2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-04-22.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Kimberly Moszyk Coats and Jock Boyer; Joe Bell Happy Earth Day Everyone! This week, we welcome Kimberly Moszyk Coats and Jock Boyer BACK to the U.S. and BACK to the Outspoken Cyclist, as they readjust to life in Wyoming after almost a decade in Rwanda, Africa as the force behind Team Africa Rising! Speaking from the Boyer Family Ranch, Jock and Kim tell us about their “re-entry into American life, what we can expect from Team Africa Rising going forward, and about their plans to stay connected to the team as well as begin to look at new opportunities here at home. Then, we meet the man to whom many of the finest frame builders turn to for the finishing touches on...

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Show #343 – April 15, 2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-04-15.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Kath Sonnhalter; Curt Goodrich; Chris Carmichael This week, I speak with Kath Sonnhalter, the force behind a new event here in NE Ohio – BikeBike! It takes place next Sunday, April 23rd at the iconic Beachland Ballroom and it’s all about commuting and self-supported touring. You can find out more about it at their web site; Kath fills us in on the basics. I’ll be there moderating a series of panels and hope to see you there too! Then, it’s off to Minneapolis to chat with frame builder Curt Goodrich. He builds his bikes in steel while lending a hand at HED Cycling part time to build one of Cervelo’s carbon frames. He still believes that steel is the ride that, once...

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Show #342 – April 8, 2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-04-08.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Julie Walcoff; Tim French; Abbie Durkee The show this week begins with the mention of yet another untimely and tragic loss to the cycling community. Steve Tilford, 4-time National Cyclocross Champion and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame inductee (and that’s barely scratching the surface of who he was and what he did) was struck and killed on the Utah-Colorado border in the midst of a nasty truck/car crash on the Interstate Wednesday night. His popular blog, SteveTilford.com has more information on Steve, his legacy, and offers you a glimpse into this special man. His loss will be felt for a long time to come. After a short break, I talk with ODOT‘s Julie Walcoff about the opening of USBR50 through Ohio. A...

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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: iTunes | 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...

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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 #339 – March 18, 2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-03-18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuests: Christine Culver, DeVon Griffin, Tim Thompson, Paolo Casalis This week’s show offers up a wide variety of topics from the bicycle world. My first guest, Christine Culver, is the former president now board member of the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition. Christine and I talk about everything from her custom jewelry and stable of classic bicycles to her thoughts on advocacy and the state of cycling in the Sonoma County area. Then, my first guest newscaster, DeVon Griffin, and I have a brief chat about Team Sky and the interview that Cyclingtips’ Shane Stokes did with Paul Kimmage. Is Team Sky going down that “U.S. Postal” road and what WAS in that mysterious package that was delivered to the team? I talk with...

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