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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Show #439 – February 9, 2019...

Feb 9, 2019 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-02-09.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Heidi Myers; Jonathan Asher; Phil Gaimon   We begin this week’s show with two timely topics. First is the topic of distracted driving. Heidi Myers is the marketing strategist for Louis Garneau and I caught up with her to talk about an initiative Louis launched late last year – Don’t Text & Drive. On December 22, 2017, one of Louis’ team members, 22 year old Jason Lowndes – was hit and killed by a distracted driver. The follow summer, Louis was hit and suffered a concussion. Out of those two incidents and the pain and suffering that they have caused, Louis decided to launch the International Con’t Text & Drive Initiative. Our second topic is about land and water conservancy and a plea for...

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Show #438 – February 2, 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_2019-02-02.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Deb Banks; Michael Roth Our show this evening begins with a delightful conversation! Deb Banks, AKA the Rivetress, IS in fact the proprietor of Rivet Cycle Works manufacturing a line of classically beautiful and functional leather saddles. But wait, there’s way more to Deb than saddles. With a PhD in education, Deb spent 30 years in academia before deciding to head out of Boulder and back to California where she grew up. Today, she wears not only the Rivet hat, but also has a key role in RUSA, Randonenneurs USA, as well as putting together a brevet series in Northern California. Still recovering from a major crash back in 2014, Deb is hoping to get to PBP this year too. After a break, we...

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shoe #437 – January 26, 2019...

Jan 26, 2019 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-01-26.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Steve Frothingham; Sean Petty Frigid air, ice and snow, and thoughts begin to wander towards spring and getting off the trainer and back outdoors. So, I thought I would give you a little history this week with an extended conversation with Sean Petty. Beginning in 1985 when Sean joined the Southland Corporation (think Team Seven Eleven) and became part of that era of great American competitive cycling with the likes of Greg LeMond, Davis Phinney, and Andy Hampsten and up until today where he still serves on the boards of USA Cycling and the UCI, he maintains a remarkable and unique perspective about our sport. We start our conversation way back at the beginning of his career and bring it right up to the...

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Show #436 – January 19, 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_2019-01-19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Joan Hanscom; Chris VandenBossche; Frank Moritz Hunkering down in the “big storm”?  Well, curl up with your favorite adult beverage for this week’s podcast! Joan Hanscom has a long and storied history in the world and work of cycling – and her passion is bike racing as a planner, not a participant. As she moved through her career, she kept coming back to her time with the Philadelphia Classic races back in the 80’s and the excitement of watching them unfold. Fast-forwarding to today, Joan is the new Executive Director of the Valley Preferred Cycling Center – although most people will recognize the name T-Town – and her hopes and visions for this iconic track will become abundantly clear in our conversation Now entering...

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Show #435 – January 12, 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_2019-01-12.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Professor Richard Alley; Professor Roger Gilles This week, I have two fascinating stories told by two Professors. While we talk about cycling pretty much exclusively on the show we’re taking an end run around cycling with my first guest and talking about something I believe you will find interesting and important. Dr. Richard Alley is the Evan Pugh Professor at Penn State. His field is geosciences and our conversation is about the climate – his particular specialty. More specifically, he is really interested in and both studies and teaches about abrupt climate change and sea level change. He makes a compelling case for not only what IS happening but what can be done to slow down the inevitable. He’s fun, articulate, and might just...

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