Okay – I’ll admit it… I’m lazy! Well, maybe not lazy; but, not ready to take apart the following to make each show an individual entry. So… I’m posting the first 18 shows in one BIG entry and hope that you might find some gem you want to hear in them.
Eventually, I’ll break them up into individual posts. The link to the podcast is at the end of each entry.
September 11, 2010
The Outspoken Cyclist with Diane Lees features an interview with renowned mountain biker and three-time NORBA champion, Jacquie “Alice B. Toeclips” Phelan. Plus conversation with Andrew Miller of CAMBA and Greg Collins, ride director of the Woo-Man Tour to Cure.
September 18, 2010
fully-loaded tour of the gamut of cycling this week! Diane talks with multi-champion, coach and author John Howard; Scott Cowan of Century Cycles; Frank Seebode, ride director of Columbus Fall Challenge; and PBP and RAAM racer John Karlovec.
September 25, 2010
Diane reports this week from Interbike, the annual U.S. bicycle industry trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to her first-person commentary about Interbike, Diane has interviews with Fred Clements, Executive Director of the National Bicycle Dealers Association; and Steve McCauley, Development Director for the USA Cycling Development Foundation.
October 2, 2010
If you’re a cyclist who wants to go fast, or maybe just a bit faster, this week’s show is for you. Diane interviews author and six-time winner of the Hawaii Ironman, Mark Allen; and owner-operator of Cycling Camp San Diego, Rob Panzera. Mark’s new book is called Fit Soul – Fit Body, and Rob has written a book entitled Cycling Fast.
October 9, 2010
The Outspoken Cyclist is in the big ring this week with two outstanding interviews, plus news and more news. Join Diane as she speaks with Stephen Bilenky of Bilenky Cycle Works about frames and the upcoming Philly Bike Expo. She also talks with Eric Shutt, of Ray’s Indoor Mountain Bike Park. Ray’s is expanding their facility in Cleveland, and opening a new park in Milwaukee next month, and we’ve got all the dirt.
October 16, 2010
Is there life after racing for a National Champion? Is there life after lupus for a mountain biking mama? Will there be Blue Skies for ‘Cross in Euclid this Fall? The answers to these and other questions in this week’s Outspoken Cyclist, as Diane interviews cyclist attorney Bob Mionske; Director of Sponsorship at Santa Cruz Bicycles Julie Furtado; and Bill Gibson, owner of Blue Sky Bicycles.
October 23, 2010
There is literally something for everyone this week on the Outspoken Cyclist. Diane gets the scoop on Woman Tours (the only all women bike tour company in America) direct from its owner, Jackie Marchand, and one of Jackie’s clients, Cheryl Teare.
Then we here in Northeast Ohio get to hear how they ride in Philly, as we talk with Sarah Clark Stuart, Campaign Director for the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.
And we round out the hour with an update on the progress toward mountain bike trails in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, from Andrew Miller, president of CAMBA.
October 30, 2010
The Outspoken Cyclist heads for the Rockies this week to talk with Mad Dogs and Advocates.
First up is Patrick O’Grady, cycling’s resident satirist and cartoonist. Next, it’s a conversation with Tim Blumenthal of Bikes Belong. And Diane grabbed an interview with Elliot Singer, who recently crossed the Rockies on his way across the U.S.
All this plus news and side comments from Greg on this week’s Outspoken Cyclist.
November 6, 2010
Cycling from both historical and current perspectives is on tap for The Outspoken Cyclist this week.
We begin with a conversation with David V. Herlihy, who was in town on Wednesday to promote his new book, The Lost Cyclist about Frank Lenz’s attempt to ride around the world in 1882.
Moving to the present day, Diane chats with champion mountain biker Brian Lopes, who has just written an excellent guide to two-wheeled off-roading entitled Mastering Mountain Bike Skills.
And finally, what will the shift in political power brought about by the 2010 mid-term elections mean for cycling and other transportation? Diane checks in with Lois Moss of Walk+Roll, and Jim Sayre of Adventure Cycling.
November 13, 2010
Two big interviews plus a whole lotta cycling news on this week’s Outspoken Cyclist.
First up, Chris Brewer, Senior Manager of Development Communications at LiveSTRONG (formerly the Lance Armstrong Foundation) gives us a detailed look at the history and current activities of the organization that uses cycling to promote cancer awareness and advocacy.
And then Keith Laughlin, Executive Director of Rails to Trails talks with Diane about his organization’s goal of putting a bike/ped trail within 3 miles of 90% of Americans by 2020, and what you can do to help achieve that goal.
Additional links for this show:
• Change.org (regarding the recent hit and run crash in Vail, Colorado)
• ODOT meeting to discuss cycling improvements on the Lorain-Carnegie bridge
• News-Herald article on proposed extension of Lake County Greenway
• Richmond Heights man sentenced for hitting boy on bike (News-Herald)
November 20, 2010
It’s Lost and Found week on the Outspoken Cyclist. We lost track of a scheduled guest (Joe Kurmaskie) and happily found another one (Jake Jacobson from Garmin (the GPS company, not the cycling team)). In any event, Jake joins us to talk about the new Garmin Edge 800 cyclecomputer/GPS/espresso maker.
And in the second half of the show, Diane gets to talk to a very special guest, Dr. Eric Heiden. Eric holds 5 gold medals in Olympic long-track speed skating, and was a founding member of Team 7-Eleven. He’s now an orthopedic surgeon practicing sports medicine along with his wife in Park City, Utah.
And not to worry, Joe Kurmaskie (the Metal Cowboy) was merely out of cell phone range in ‘gorges’ Ithaca, New York. We’ve got him lined up for our Thanksgiving show next week.Links from the news in this week’s show:
• More opposition to the extension of the Lake County Greenway Corridor (News-Herald)
• Geauga Park District buys land in Chardon to complete Maple Highlands Trail (News-Herald)
• Commuting by bicycle may put you at risk for an injury (The Stranger)
• Convicted killer sues victim’s parents (Newsy)
November 27, 2010
It’s our first annual Thanksgiving show, and one you won’t want to miss. The main guest this week is “Mark Twain on two wheels”, Joe Kurmaskie, The Metal Cowboy himself. Joe talks about how he got his nickname, as well as his upcoming book You Might be a Cyclist If…
Then it’s a couple of interesting product features with Chuck Robinson of Specialized and Graham Berg of Resource Revival.
And we wrap up our holiday feast with some news and Greg’s litany of things cyclists are thankful for.
December 4, 2010
Winter weather has arrived in northeast Ohio, and this week’s Outspoken Cyclist brings you much food for thought on a cold Saturday evening.
Our main guest this week is John Schubert, Technical Editor of Adventure Cyclist magazine. John is a long time cycle-tourist and bicycling advocate. He has a unique take on how and what kind of government investment makes the most sense for cyclists.
We’re also joined by Paul McManus, Tour Director of Tour d’Afrique, which offers long distance tours all around the world, including, of course, Africa. Tour d’Afrique is partnering with Trips for Kids on their first-ever North American tour this coming spring.
And finally, we get a first-hand look at a wild new product from it’s inventor, Brent Thomas. If you’re a night rider like Greg is, Bike Wrappers might be something you’d like in your stocking this Christmas.
December 11, 2010
The Outspoken Cyclist takes a global, national and local look at cycling this week with three very compelling and dynamic guests.First up is F.K. Day, president of SRAM, and World Bicycle Relief, which has developed a brilliant and sustainable system for bringing durable utility bikes to Indonesia and Africa. Listen as we get all the details from the man himself, including how you can help.Next, Peter Flax, the newest Editor of Bicycling Magazine talks with Diane about his experiences as both a journalist and a cyclist, as well as the future of the magazine and the sport of cycling.And to close this week’s installment, we welcome Scott Varner, who is the Deputy Director of Communications for the Ohio Department of Transportation. Scott looks back on the recent accomplishments of ODOT in the area of alternative transportation, and gives us some encouragement for the future.
December 18, 2010
This week’s main guest is someone who arguably knows more about all facets of building bicycles than most of us have forgotten, and he’s willing to share his knowledge and opinions freely in a very engaging manner. In addition to being a descendant of Ignaz Schwinn (founder of the Schwinn Bicycle Company), Richard Schwinn is co-founder of Waterford Precision Cycles, and we’ve got him on today’s show.
Rounding out the hour is an interview with Andre Husain of Team Hope, which is a four-man team training for RAAM 2011. Team Hope’s special reason for racing across America is the Blue Planet Network, dedicated to raising funds and awareness to help bring safe, clean drinking water to the 1 billion people worldwide who currently don’t have it.
December 25, 2010
Merry Christmas to all from The Outspoken Cyclist! The elves have been busy this week cooking up a holiday treat for their cycling friends (regardless of whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year).
Harvey Newton, author of Strength Training for Cyclists joins us to talk about how important muscular strength is, as a complement to the muscular endurance we build as a result of cycling (especially for those of us, ahem, of a certain age). Listen to Diane’s conversation with Harvey, and learn how the off-season is the perfect time to start a strength training program.
Rounding out the hour, we talk with Cassie Schumacher of West Akron, Ohio, who will be competing as a solo rider in the 2011 edition of Race Across America. In addition to her goal of finishing one of the most grueling cycling events in the world, Cassie is raising money and awareness for war veterans with PTSD. More information on how you can get involved is available at Wheels for Change.
January 1, 2011
Today as we say “goodbye” to 2010 and “hello” to 2011, The Outspoken Cyclist takes an opportunity to get better acquainted with our host, Diane Lees. Diane has been interviewing personalities from all corners of the cycling universe for some time now, and it occurred to me that we should find out more about what she brings to these interviews.
Although she’s an artist and writer, Diane isn’t your typical artist or writer; and although she’s a bicycle dealer, Hubbub Custom Bicycles isn’t your average bike shop. Give a listen, and learn about this unique and creative individual on today’s Outspoken Cyclist.