Show #449 – April 20, 2019...

Apr 20, 2019 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-04-20.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSENCORE PRESENTATIONS: Guests: Shannon Galpin; Paul Sherwen It might be an encore presentation this evening; but, I’ve reached back into the archives and pulled two GREAT conversations you might want to revisit or… perhaps you will be hearing them for the first time. In this age of so much angst among women, one person stands out to me as a shining example of commitment, grit, and grace. Garnering the title of National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year in 2013, Shannon Galpin has gone on to do some amazing things since our first conversation in 2015 and a subsequent catch-up in 2016, Shannon has since been around the world with her daughter to bring endangered species to the fore through art – a broad and successful...

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Show #448 – April 13, 2019...

Apr 13, 2019 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-04-13.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Katie Hall; Steven Rittey A bit shorter than usual this week… but this podcast is still pretty SWEET! First up! America’s Pro Sweetheart… Katie Hall. Winning EVERY U.S. race in 2018, she almost decided to retire; but, a letter from pro European team Boels-Dolmans changed her mind. I catch up with her in Spain as she wraps up training in advance of the Ardennes! Then, it’s off to Manchester, England to talk about some GREAT European cycling tours. Freewheel Cycling Holidays offers self-guided tours with a GREAT underlying support organization that watches over you while allowing you to explore your itinerary at your own pace. Steven Rittey, production manager of Freewheel Cycling Holidays explains the company and gives us a brief overview of the...

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Show #447 – April 6, 2019...

Apr 6, 2019 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-04-06.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Joe Lindsey; Larry Pizzi, Happy Freedman Three guests – three topics. First, it’s a controversy! Everyone loves a good he said – she said; only in this case it’s WaveCel vs. MIPS helmet technology. On March, 19th Matt Phillips published the following headline in Bicycling Magazine “Bontrager Says Its New Helmets Can Prevent Concussions 99 out of 100 times.” And, it didn’t take long for those who developed the MIPS technology to refute Bontrager’s claims, citing an inability to replicate the testing. Reading the article reminds me so much of just how the bike industry makes its claims – one company reports its sales in dollars while another reports in units. And, the same is true in this article. Case in point? The article...

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Show #446 – March 30, 2019...

Mar 30, 2019 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-03-30.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Patrick Brady; Molly Hurford; David & Emily Lafferty First up, is the conversation I had with Red Kite Prayer’s Patrick Brady about the judging process at NAHBS. It’s just not that simple – go around the show, ooo and ahhh about a bike and give it a blue ribbon! In fact, along with frame builder Tom Kellogg and journalist Nick Legan, Patrick has his work cut out for him with a multitude of categories, a show floor full of gorgeous bikes, and a lot of folks hoping to garner one of the top awards. You can also read Patrick’s blow-by-blow (bike-by-bike here) We speak with Molly Hurford, who is often a guest on TOC. Molly just released an article yesterday titled, Why Sleep Is...

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Show #445 – March 23, 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_2019-03-23.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Guests: Jennifer Carey & Paul Self; Phil Deeker: Gary Mikitin We begin this evening’s show with the “The Boob Ride“… stifle those giggles for a second – or maybe not. This event is a very different animal from the usual raise-money-for-a-cause-ride. Keeping it local, Jennifer Carey and Paul Self run the two locations of the Boob Ride to raise money for the “last mile of breast cancer treatment”. Partnering with local social workers, all the registration fees from the Boob Ride are given to cancer patients who might need everything from a ride to treatment, a cart of groceries, or a mortgage payment, taking those daily burdens off of the patient’s shoulders so that she can go through the healing process. We talk with...

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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.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Guests: 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...

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