A Listener’s Response to the Right Hook...

Aug 20, 2018 by

Bob W. always gives me great feedback about the show AND shares a lot of information and stories with me. I thought this was particularly interesting in light of last week’s show. Diane,   My very first bike accident back in 1966 was a right hook.  A driver passed me on the left and then made a right turn in front of me.  I locked the brakes and went over the handlebars landing right in front of the car.  Fortunately, the driver stopped before running over me.  I was fortunate enough to be able to ride away with only some road rash.   I was also a victim of a left turn in 1970 in Germany while in the service.  While riding on a countryside road, a car pulled onto the highway from the...

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Show #414 – August 18, 2018...

Aug 18, 2018 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-08-18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Linda Poon; Greg Priddy; Jim Cummins & LeLan Dains Ah yes 8-18-18… for those who like such things! This week, it’s a chat about the road cyclist’s worst nightmare – right hooks! EXCEPT, this is about a study that is trying to figure out how and why these things are happening. Linda Poon from CityLab’s August 13th article, Science Tackles the Right Hook; Biking’s Most Feared Crash, looks at the small but telling study that took place as part of a much larger initiative to discover how to change drivers’ behavior… Then, our friend Greg Priddy offers his Op-Ed piece – “The Evolution of the Wheel” – from the what goes around comes around department of bicycle componentry. It’s quite entertaining and not untrue!...

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Show #413 – August 11, 2018...

Aug 13, 2018 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-08-11.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuest: Anthony Moccia Not the usual hour of fun and talk… and, I hope you enjoy this “mini-podcast” We are just back from vacation and I have quite an interesting tale to tell. Then, it’s off to Vermont to talk with Anthony Moccia about Rasputitsa… events for the gravel-minded. (What DOES it mean? You’ll find out when you listen!) Coming up September 1st is The Redemption Tour – you might just want to add this to your pre-cross calendar! And there are already 600 riders registered for the Spring, 2019 “main event”. It might be short, but it’s not too bad! Enjoy! Share...

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Show #412 – August 4, 2018...

Aug 4, 2018 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-08-04.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuest: Dave Moulton As promised, I am joined this week by the iconic and venerable Dave Moulton. Now in his 80’s, I would venture to say that he’s still as sassy, interesting, and well informed as he was in the heyday of his frame building – which we will discuss. As you will hear, he’s built thousands of frames, written books and writes songs, and has a wickedly good sense of humor. He recalls his days as a boy in England as well as his reasons for riding a bicycle in the first place. He’ll remind of us terms we haven’t heard in years, give us his views on carbon, eBikes, and sew-up tires, and offer us his ideas on geometry and frame sizing. Also,...

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Show #411 – July 28, 2018...

Jul 28, 2018 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-07-28.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Sabra Davison; Marc Sani Sabra Davison from Little Bellas joins me for a joyful and fun conversation! From a ski and mountain bike background, Sabra and her sister Lea co-founded the organization – now with 17 chapters in 15 states – to give girls between the ages of 7 and 13 a most unique and focused experience through mountain biking. Then, Marc Sani from Bicycle Retailer and Industry News, just returned from Outdoor Retailer, the largest outdoor trade show in the U.S. and wrote an article about the effects being felt by all from the tariffs, freight costs, and more. We talk about all that plus take a look at the state of the industry from the uncertainty of the administration’s wishy-washy policies to...

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