Show #139 – April 20, 2013



Well, WJCU is not the BBC (Big-time Broadcasting Company) but we did manage to lure two notable guests to the show this week.

Bike Snob NYC and his alter ego Eben Weiss have a new book out called Bike Snob Abroad, and Eben will be visiting our fair city next Saturday for a Q&A, signing, and bike ride (assuming we can defrost the Cleveland freezer by then). Listen to Diane’s interview with Bike Snob NYC right here, and then see him live on April 27th at 1:00 pm at the Market Garden Brewery in Ohio City.

Dropping in after the news is Red Kit Prayer’s Patrick Brady, making us all jealous by reporting from the Sea Otter Classic. Always ready with commentary on a diverse array of subjects, Patrick also tells us about his plans for an upcoming book crowd-funded via Kickstarter, called Why We Ride.

6 Replies to “Show #139 – April 20, 2013”

  1. Diane,

    I love your show and I’m glad I found it. Thanks for having Eben Weiss on. He’s as funny as his books, and I hope he makes it down to north Texas some day.

    Once quick thing. I believe that this new book is actually his third. The second was “The Enlightened Cyclist” – which was also entertaining.



    1. Oh my – you are SO right Richard! I have only had the opportunity to talk with Eben about the first and THIRD of his books… so, inadvertently I had forgotten all about the middle one!

      Meanwhile, I am taking both of the copies I have to the book signing this coming Saturday at the Market-Garden Brewery here in Cleveland. I am looking forward to meeting Mr. BikeSnob NYC and getting his signature on my copies!

      As always, thank you so much for your kind words and for listening to the show.


  2. Hey thanks Diane for the great interview with bikesnob! I did attend the signing and it was great to meet Eben finally as I have been following his blot since 2009. After the presentation we had a nice ride up to Lakewood park and enjoyed the nice weather. I’ve been up to Cleveland a few times but this was my first time bringing along a bike and it was well worth the trip.
    Recumbent Conspiracy Theorist

  3. Awesome blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers? I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m totally overwhelmed .. Any recommendations? Thanks a lot!

    1. HI,

      Thanks for your kind words. I do not usually write the entries for each show; Greg, who edits and puts the pieces together, does. He does do a great job, doesn’t he? I write the shows though and the occasional blog entry that is not a show synopsis and I have found that WordPress is a GREAT platform for this work. I will say that it took quite a while to find a WordPress template that I liked and that I thought lent itself to the show and our style. Thanks again – have a great day and good luck!

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