Show #423 – October 20, 2018...

Oct 20, 2018 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-10-20.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Gary Helfrich (from 2011); Jeff Speck (from 2013) You know, I really wanted to produce a brand new episode this week but, the Universe had other plans and instead presented me with a nasty cold and wicked cough. So rather than foist them upon you (and unsuspecting guests!) I decided to bring back a couple of my favorite interviews from past shows. One of those is with Gary Helfrich – at the time (2011) he was part of the Sonoma County bicycle scene. And when we spoke, he talked about all the things he’d done including being the head roadie for Aerosmith and building some crazy thing for Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, burying a whole titanium frame in the walls of...

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Show #422 – October 13, 2018...

Oct 13, 2018 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-10-13.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: From French Fender Days: Peter Weigel, Jan Heine, Deb Banks, Carlos Pintos, Corey Thompson, Dave Cain, Simon Firth; Christine Acostas, Whit Blanton   French Fender Days! Peter Weigel! And, it’s off to Connecticut for 6 short conversations with folks attending the iconic framebuilder’s once-yearly event! We chat with Peter first and learn about the event then… it’s the “cast of characters” in the following order: Jan Heine – from Bicycle Quarterly & Compass Cycles attending his 1st FFD Deb Banks – from Rivet Cycle Works in California (and the “hostess” with a small “h”) Carlos Pintos – from Ontario, Canada. He’s a flight attendant whose international travel schedule allows him to find French fendered treasures and ride all over the world. Corey Thompson –...

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Show #421 – October 6, 2018...

Oct 6, 2018 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-10-06.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Christine Acosta; Julie Moss My first guest, Christine Acosta, offers an interesting and enlightening conversation about Pedal Power Promoters, the organization she founded and runs in the Tampa-St. Pete area of Florida. PPP is doing some impressive and important work to bring business, community, and cycling together in the Tampa-St. Pete area of Florida. Christine facilitates and helps businesses navigate the necessary labyrinth of the hows, whys, and wherefores of becoming a “bicycle friendly business” and help advocacy turn its ideas into realities. After our break, I have a long conversation with one of my all-time favorite sports’ heroes! When Julie Moss crawled across the finish line at the Hawaii Ironman in 1982, the whole world saw it on ABC Wide World of Sports....

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Show #420 – September 29, 2018...

Sep 29, 2018 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-09-29.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Jan Ransom; Mike Flanigan As he did every morning, Dan Hangeby picked up his Citi Bike from the NY Bike Share station. On this particular morning, June 12th, Dave Lewis was driving his 55,000 pound bus down the same city street – so close that he clipped Mr. Hangeby’s front wheel and dragged him under the bus. Dan Hangeby died at the hospital a short time later. This past week, Mr. Lewis was on trial for the incident – but, not until a lot out outrage and investigation by local cyclists and Mr. Hangeby’s family. Jan Ransom is a reporter for the NY Times who covers the criminal justice system and I talk with her about this case. Her article, “”First Fatal Citi Bike...

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Show #419 – September 22, 2018...

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https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-09-22.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week, it’s a 3-fer! With women smashing world records all over the place, I caught up with Vittoria Bussi – one of the best! On September 13th, she broke Evelyn Stevens’ 1-hour world record at 48.007km. She’s wicked smart, wicked fast, and actually one of the most self-effacing people with whom I’ve had the privilege to speak. Vittoria and I talk about the event, her training, and what’s next for her. Then it’s off to Annapolis, MD for a very quick conversation with Velo-Orange‘s Igor Shteynbuk. As he gets ready to pack it up and head up the eastern seaboard to Boston for the Builder’s Ball, Igor gives us a bit of background on the company, the products, and what’s new. Then, let me...

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Show #418 – September 15, 2018...

Sep 15, 2018 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-09-15.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Matt Manuel; Dylan Reynolds; David Cain It is interesting how people come to the bicycle business and what compels them to do so. My first guest is a commercial airline pilot – he’s also a dad with two young children, and… he’s a new frame builder. He’s not fresh out of school – obviously – but, his frames are starting to get some traction in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada as well as reaching further west into the country. Matthew Manuel is the proprietor of Fluent Frames – and a great story as to how he came up with name – and we’ll talk with him in a moment. Then, just to break it up, we’ll head to Provence, France where I caught up with...

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