Show #444 – March 16, 2019...

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https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-03-16.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Colin Browne; Angie Schmitt; Shaun Gad This week we have 3 guests covering a wide variety of topics. We will speak with Colin Browne, the communications director for WABA – The Washington Area Bicyclists Assn. WABA is one of the oldest advocacy organizations in the country, established in 1972, and reaches a broad swath of the D.C., Virginia, and Maryland area with a variety of programs – which we talk about in our conversation. We’ll welcome back Streetsblog journalist Angie Schmitt whose article “Walking and Biking are Hurt by Lack of National Leadership: Report caught my attention. And finally, we learn about a major expansion of the Gran Fondo NY series when we speak with Sean Gad, one of the founders of the GFNY...

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Show #443 – March 9, 2019...

Mar 9, 2019 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-03-09.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Carlton Reid; Tom Kellogg This week Carlton Reid is with me to talk about a variety of subjects from autonomous vehicles to Brexit. Carlton’s long history writing about bicycling has resulted in two books – Roads Were Not Made for Cars and Bike Boom. Last year, he was named the Press Gazette’s Transport Journalist of the Year. Currently, Carlton is writing for Forbes Magazine. The interview I didn’t know I would have, and am incredibly delighted to share with you, is with one of the most respected and talented frame builders ever to have graced our bicycle world. Along with his partner Jeff Duser, Tom Kellogg has built under the name of Spectrum Cycles since 1982, producing some of the most exquisite steel and...

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Show #442 – March 2, 2019...

Mar 2, 2019 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-03-02.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Don Walker, Kyle Bryant, Brad Sauber It’s a three-fer! And a very diverse three-fer at that. First up is a quick check in with Don Walker, show owner and director of NAHBS. The 15th edition of the artisan builder’s show is only two weeks away. Opening on The Ides of March at the Sacramento Convention Center, the event will showcase magnificent hand built bikes, offer up some great seminar opportunities, and give attendees a chance to get up close and personal with a favorite builder. Then it’s clear across the country to Philadelphia to speak with Kyle Bryant. Diagnosed with a rare and pretty much fatal disease – Friedrich’s Ataxia – Kyle decided to take life by the wheels – 3 of them to...

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Show #441 – February 23, 2019...

Feb 23, 2019 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-02-23.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuest: Tom Ritchey   Tom & his cousins – Palo Alto, California It’s all sand wild tubular construction triangulated bracing if you look closely in the back there’s a 12 V battery a starter motor a reduction gearing system. Tom is around 13 years old in the picture I doubt most of us do NOT have some piece of equipment on one of our bikes that wasn’t designed and made by Tom Ritchey.  His company, Ritchey Logic is one of the most innovative and prolific in our industry. Tom earned his stripes at a very young age as his father nurtured his curiosity and taught him pretty much whatever Tom wanted to know when it came to making things.  It wasn’t long before Tom was...

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Show #440 – February 16, 2019...

Feb 16, 2019 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-02-16.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Kevin Mills; Bill Elliston   This week, Kevin Mills, Senior VP for Policy at Rails to Trails introduces us to the Great American Bike Trail – a cross country, 12-state alternative to riding on the road. With 12 states already identified and thousands of miles already in place, Kevin fills us in on what the next steps are in completing this long-held vision of the Rails to Trails organization. Then, it’s a great conversation with Bill Elliston,  pro racer, coach, race announcer, and probably one of the most mellow and well rounded “lifers” in our sport of cycling. Highlighted in an interview by Peter Flax back in 2017, Bill Elliston’s history and career come to life in our conversation – from his early beginnings...

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