Loss, hope, innovation, and celebration are the themes of today’s show. We begin by mourning the untimely death of paracyclist Matt Bradley, who was a guest on The Outspoken Cyclist last September. We send our condolences to his family and many friends in Utah; we were fortunate to have encountered him during his too-short life.
Next, we happened to catch renowned racer and coach Jock Boyer during one of his rare visits to the United States. Jock was the first American to race the Tour de France, and won RAAM twice. These days, he concentrates his energies on Team Rwanda, which has produced the Rwandan National Cycling Team, along with a lot of hope for the people of Rwanda.
After the break, Renold Yip of YiPsan Bicycles joins us from Fort Collins, Colorado, where he builds custom bikes, with a special emphasis on city bikes and proper fit. His innovative designs have won awards at the 2010 NAHBS.
And we wrap up with news of an upcoming celebration of all things bicycle-related in New York City. Joanna Virello took time to chat as she gets ready to open the 2nd annual New Amsterdam Bike Show, April 28th and 29th. “Bigger, Better, and Bikier” than last year’s show, the whole affair sounds like a ton of fun. Highly recommended if you’re anywhere near NYC on those dates.