Show #117 – November 17, 2012


We’re just a few days away from the U. S. holiday of Thanksgiving, which Diane and I agree is one of the best holidays ever. One of the things we are annually thankful for is the growing number of you who take time each week to listen to The Outspoken Cyclist. We hope you’ll find time and good weather during this coming holiday weekend to celebrate the gift of being on two human-powered wheels.

Aside from the good holiday wishes, we have a great show for you this week. Journalist, author, and former pro road racer Paul Kimmage joins us from Dublin, Ireland to talk about his wild ride in the wake of the Lance Armstrong scandal. Kimmage is another example of someone who has paid a heavy price for trying to expose the corruption in a sport he loves.

In the second half of the show, we head out to northern California to talk with Chris Chance, the man behind the iconic Fat City Cycles, which still claims a large and loyal group of owners and enthusiasts. This interview will clearly illustrate just how much the bicycle business has changed over the last 30 years.

6 Replies to “Show #117 – November 17, 2012”

  1. Enjoyed hearing Paul on your site even though it took so long to Download , 20MB by the time interview closed .
    Blogged on this subject once again .

    Take a look at this link : Judging by the support , people would rather put their hand in the pocket , than reveal themselves on a petition ?

    Could you believe people pass up the chance to do something , at little or no expense to them ?

    1. Can’t really say what other people would do. I try to report the story as it comes in – and it is coming in from a hundred different directions now. People are often complacent when it feels as if all efforts will result in no change. As for revealing themselves – they must feel vulnerable!

      By the way, the interviews are always about the same length; I guess the download time depends upon your method of getting the feed? Once again, I will ask Greg.

      Have a great day.

    1. Hi Skippy – first time I’ve heard a complaint about this. I am able to listen on my iPad very quickly. I will ask Greg about it. Thanks for commenting and keep listening!

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