Show #383 – January 13, 2018...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-01-13.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Ben Serotta; Max Leonard This week, we catch up with the iconic and ever re-inventing himself Ben Serotta. Like the Phoenix rising, Ben launched his new serottadesignstudio.com website on Monday and I’ll have a lengthy conversation with him about his new venture. We cover a lot of ground – including the bike models he is offering, why he chose steel and aluminum for materials, and which groupsets he decided to offer. In the second half of the show, it’s off to the French Riviera to speak with author and avid cyclist, Max Leonard. Max’s book, Lanterne Rouge, talked about the “last rider” in the Tour de France. In his new book, Higher Calling, Max recounts stories dating back to the beginning of grand tour...

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Show #382 – January 6, 2018...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-01-06.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Peter Williams, Steve DelMonte, Sean Walling Happy, happy 2018! I hope you are warm and safe – away from the bitter winds and “cyclone bombs”. For our first show of the year, I wanted to take you far away from the cold and snow; so, we’re going to talk about summer time bicycle tours, a brand new triathlon, and chat with a frame builder who has been on my radar for a long time. Peter Williams owns Eastwind Cycle, a rather unusual touring company out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Instead of picking a tour from a catalog, Eastwind tailors your Canadian tour exactly the way you want it. Whether it’s for two or twenty, Peter will offer up routes that include those sites you...

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Show #381 – December 30, 2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-12-30.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Evelin Bourne; Dan Wuori Our final show of the year! WOW – it went by super fast it seems. Tonight, it’s once again round-the-globe to Christchurch, New Zealand this time to speak with Evelin Bourne. Evelin and I “met” on FaceBook and as I followed some of the things she was doing and saying, I wanted to know more about her. American born and raised, Evelin and her wife, Karen Taylor, took a bicycle tour to New Zealand to celebrate 20 years together… and Evelin decided THAT was where she wanted to live. Along with their Corgi Potter, they moved “down under” in 2006 and they absolutely LOVE the country that is now their permanent home. We talk about Evelin’s journey to NZ, why...

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Show #380 – December 23, 2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-12-23.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Keith Laughlin, David Coventry Happy, happy holidays everyone! This week, I speak with Keith Laughlin from Rails-to-Trails as our last end-of-year charitable gift idea. We talk about the vast numbers of trails, the future of the trail system, and some programs that will be launched in 2018. Then, award winning author David Coventry joins me via Skype from Wellington, New Zealand to talk about his book The Invisible Mile. The story revolves around the 1928 Tour de France and the Ravat-Wonder team – the first English speaking team to compete in the grueling race. The story is told from the first-person perspective of an “unnamed” protagonist and delves deeply into the psyche of racing. Then, I once again offer up Maynard Hershon‘s “Nice Wheels”...

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Show #379 – December 16, 2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-12-16.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Leah Missbach Day; Aimee Ross; Patrick Brady Twas the week before Christmas and there is snow on the ground here in NE Ohio. But, we’ll bring some conversations to warm the heart as we look at our last “gift giving” show for the season. My first guest is the co-founder of World Bicycle Relief, Leah Missbach Day. When Leah and her husband F.K. learned of the devastating tsunami in 2005, they flew to Indonesia to see how they could help. Out of that trip, World Bicycle Relief was founded and now, 12 years later, the organization is approaching 400,000 bicycles on the ground and working in a variety of African and Indonesian countries. Leah gives us some insight into who needs these bicycles and...

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