Show #419 – September 22, 2018...

Sep 20, 2018 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-09-22.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week, it’s a 3-fer! With women smashing world records all over the place, I caught up with Vittoria Bussi – one of the best! On September 13th, she broke Evelyn Stevens’ 1-hour world record at 48.007km. She’s wicked smart, wicked fast, and actually one of the most self-effacing people with whom I’ve had the privilege to speak. Vittoria and I talk about the event, her training, and what’s next for her. Then it’s off to Annapolis, MD for a very quick conversation with Velo-Orange‘s Igor Shteynbuk. As he gets ready to pack it up and head up the eastern seaboard to Boston for the Builder’s Ball, Igor gives us a bit of background on the company, the products, and what’s new. Then, let me...

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Show #418 – September 15, 2018...

Sep 15, 2018 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-09-15.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Matt Manuel; Dylan Reynolds; David Cain It is interesting how people come to the bicycle business and what compels them to do so. My first guest is a commercial airline pilot – he’s also a dad with two young children, and… he’s a new frame builder. He’s not fresh out of school – obviously – but, his frames are starting to get some traction in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada as well as reaching further west into the country. Matthew Manuel is the proprietor of Fluent Frames – and a great story as to how he came up with name – and we’ll talk with him in a moment. Then, just to break it up, we’ll head to Provence, France where I caught up with...

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Show #417 – September 8, 2018...

Sep 8, 2018 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-09-08.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Joe Lindsey; Mark Plotz We made it! It’s our anniversary… 8 years! And, thanks to all of you who listen and support the show. This week, I’ve tapped journalist Joe Lindsey to talk about a wide variety of topics. You’ll see Joe’s byline in a lot of places – Bicycling, Outside, Wired, Men’s Journal, and a slew of other publications. Tonight, we touch upon the relationship of cycling to NASCAR, LeBron James’ relationship with bicycles, Joe’s venerable Bridgetsone MB-1, and some ideas about today’s equipment. Then, it’s off to Washington, DC to speak with BikeWalk.org‘s Senior Associate and Program Manager, Mark Plotz about Bike/Walk/Places’ conference in New Orleans beginning September 16th. Begun ins 1977, Bikewalk.org jump started the advocacy movement in the U.S. There...

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Show #416 – September 1, 2018...

Sep 1, 2018 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-09-01.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Lisa Mazzola; Peter Cossins First up is Lisa Mazzola. When I first learned about her, from a listener by the way, I thought, how it is possible that she’s an artist, a yoga instructor, and a bicycling coach and I didn’t know her? Well, I do now, and I think you’ll like her – a lot. She lives in NYC and along with her partner Kristen Phillips, runs The Art of Cycling NYC. Incorporating the mindfulness of yoga with the focus of skills, training, and all the areas of cycling that might not come naturally to any of us, Lisa and Kristen have developed some great programs for their clients. After a break, we’ll welcome Peter Cossins back to the show. Last year, we...

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Show #415 August 25, 2019

Aug 25, 2018 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-08-25.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Jan Heine; Eric Weis As promised, it’s a brand new conversation with Jan Heine! From his Bicycle Quarterly Magazine, which turned 15 this year, to his comprehensive blog, Off The Beaten Path, and his store – Compass Cycles – where many of the components he offers comes from his extensive research, development, and testing, Jan and I talk about upgrades, riding on gravel, some of his recent travels, and more It’s a delightful in-depth interview! Then, Eric Weis, founder and director of the New England Builder’s Ball, joins me to fill us in on this year’s September 22nd event at the Boston Innovation & Design Building. Share...

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A Listener’s Response to the Right Hook...

Aug 20, 2018 by

Bob W. always gives me great feedback about the show AND shares a lot of information and stories with me. I thought this was particularly interesting in light of last week’s show. Diane,   My very first bike accident back in 1966 was a right hook.  A driver passed me on the left and then made a right turn in front of me.  I locked the brakes and went over the handlebars landing right in front of the car.  Fortunately, the driver stopped before running over me.  I was fortunate enough to be able to ride away with only some road rash.   I was also a victim of a left turn in 1970 in Germany while in the service.  While riding on a countryside road, a car pulled onto the highway from the...

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Show #414 – August 18, 2018...

Aug 18, 2018 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-08-18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Linda Poon; Greg Priddy; Jim Cummins & LeLan Dains Ah yes 8-18-18… for those who like such things! This week, it’s a chat about the road cyclist’s worst nightmare – right hooks! EXCEPT, this is about a study that is trying to figure out how and why these things are happening. Linda Poon from CityLab’s August 13th article, Science Tackles the Right Hook; Biking’s Most Feared Crash, looks at the small but telling study that took place as part of a much larger initiative to discover how to change drivers’ behavior… Then, our friend Greg Priddy offers his Op-Ed piece – “The Evolution of the Wheel” – from the what goes around comes around department of bicycle componentry. It’s quite entertaining and not untrue!...

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