Show #427 – November 18, 2018...

Nov 17, 2018 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-11-17.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: California Travis, Kathleen Walker & Andy Sherding, Zak Pashak, Joe Lindsey So it’s T-minus 5 days until T-day here in the States. If you are celebrating, I hope you have a happy day, don’t overeat, and find time to get out on your bike! Unless it’s snowing, then I guess it’s skis, sleds, and skates! This week, instead of two long conversations, the show is a sort of 4-part news-zine. We cover another perspective on the tariffs, a new event in Cape Cod, a really interesting chat about driverless cars and some of the philosophical aspects of programming them, and last but certainly not least, a first-hand report about the California Camp Fire and how it is affecting the people in Chico, the town...

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Show #426 – November 10, 2018...

Nov 10, 2018 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-11-10.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Tim Blumenthal; William Bevington This week I speak with People for Bike’s Tim Blumenthal. He’s got a free gift for you… just offer up your email and name and you will be able to participate in any number of great programs and advocacy initiatives! PFB has become a mighty force for cycling since it was launched in 1999 and now boasts more than 1.2million members! And, the work they are doing is getting great results! Then, William Bevington, Professor of Information Design at the Parsons The New School for Design in NYC speaks with me about his long awaited book Japanese Steel – Classic Bicycle Design from Japan. The book boasts 300 gorgeous photographs, covers the peak export years of the many brands that...

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Show #425 – November 3, 2018...

Nov 3, 2018 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-11-03.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Ishbel Rose Holmes; Sean Coffey This week, I have a lovely conversation with Ishbel Rose Holmes. Her blogs, Ishbel Holmes and World Bike Girl detail who she is and some of what she has accomplished, which is pretty amazing! She’s been a British National Cycling Champion, pedaled solo across 20 countries, been face-to-face with the Syrian refugee crisis, and has changed the way street dogs are treated in Turkey. Her story is detailed in her new book, Saving Lucy (from Velo Press) and I have a great conversation with her on the eve before the day she will be speaking in front of the First Minister of Scotland! From a homeless 16 year old to a truly world-famous rescuer, Ishbel has an amazing story...

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Show #424 – October 27, 2018...

Oct 27, 2018 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-10-27.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Molly Hurford, Alex Gjendem Gvoren, Johnny Coast This week it’s a diverse group of interviews. We begin with the Outdoor Edit‘s Molly Hurford and her advice for cool weather riding. We talk about base layers, jackets, fingers and toes, and more. Then, it’s a new product line from Norway – ReTyre. Instead of trying to match your tires to the terrain and weather as it changes, you can “zip” a new skin onto your tire to accommodate gravel or snow and ice. Pshaw you say? No no… it’s real and Alex Gjendem Gvoren will explain it all. Then, it’s off to Brooklyn, NY to speak with frame builder Johnny Coast. His name kept surfacing all over the place at French Fender Days and leading...

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Show #423 – October 20, 2018...

Oct 20, 2018 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-10-20.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Gary Helfrich (from 2011); Jeff Speck (from 2013) You know, I really wanted to produce a brand new episode this week but, the Universe had other plans and instead presented me with a nasty cold and wicked cough. So rather than foist them upon you (and unsuspecting guests!) I decided to bring back a couple of my favorite interviews from past shows. One of those is with Gary Helfrich – at the time (2011) he was part of the Sonoma County bicycle scene. And when we spoke, he talked about all the things he’d done including being the head roadie for Aerosmith and building some crazy thing for Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, burying a whole titanium frame in the walls of...

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Show #422 – October 13, 2018...

Oct 13, 2018 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-10-13.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: From French Fender Days: Peter Weigel, Jan Heine, Deb Banks, Carlos Pintos, Corey Thompson, Dave Cain, Simon Firth; Christine Acostas, Whit Blanton   French Fender Days! Peter Weigel! And, it’s off to Connecticut for 6 short conversations with folks attending the iconic framebuilder’s once-yearly event! We chat with Peter first and learn about the event then… it’s the “cast of characters” in the following order: Jan Heine – from Bicycle Quarterly & Compass Cycles attending his 1st FFD Deb Banks – from Rivet Cycle Works in California (and the “hostess” with a small “h”) Carlos Pintos – from Ontario, Canada. He’s a flight attendant whose international travel schedule allows him to find French fendered treasures and ride all over the world. Corey Thompson –...

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Show #421 – October 6, 2018...

Oct 6, 2018 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-10-06.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Christine Acosta; Julie Moss My first guest, Christine Acosta, offers an interesting and enlightening conversation about Pedal Power Promoters, the organization she founded and runs in the Tampa-St. Pete area of Florida. PPP is doing some impressive and important work to bring business, community, and cycling together in the Tampa-St. Pete area of Florida. Christine facilitates and helps businesses navigate the necessary labyrinth of the hows, whys, and wherefores of becoming a “bicycle friendly business” and help advocacy turn its ideas into realities. After our break, I have a long conversation with one of my all-time favorite sports’ heroes! When Julie Moss crawled across the finish line at the Hawaii Ironman in 1982, the whole world saw it on ABC Wide World of Sports....

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