Show #456 – June 8, 2019

Jun 8, 2019 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-06-08.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Nancy Hogshead-Makar; Cait Harley As you know, we mostly focus our show on cycling; and, I like to think that you, the listener, is interested in not only many sports but also the humanity and the need for honest and open discourse around those sports and the athletes who participate in them. Recently, there have been many heated discussions where a line is drawn in the sand – one side insists, usually very loudly, that gender discrimination, misogyny, racism, and sexism are rampant, often negating the best of intentions and effectively shutting down any meaningful dialog. On the other side, there are some very well reasoned, rational, and legal discussions on the topic; and, to that end, have one of the best legal sports...

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Show #455 – June 1, 2019

Jun 1, 2019 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-06-01.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Alex Baca; Steve Rex Are we reaching a tipping point for some meaningful change as it pertains to the safety of cyclists (and pedestrians) on the road? Tonight, we chat with Alex Baca who works with the advocacy organization greater greater Washington, in DC. Alex, whose background encompasses advocacy on several fronts, and I were going to discuss separated bike lanes and why they might be better than painted lanes or sharing the road. But, as sometimes happens, a great conversation breaks out on another front. Then, we’ll take a break and return for a conversation with Sacramento based multiple NAHBS winner frame builder Steve Rex. Unlike many – if not most – of the frame builders we spoken with over the years, Steve...

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Show #454 – May 25, 2018

May 25, 2019 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-05-25.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSENCORE! ENCORE!   Enjoy this great show from Memorial Day 2018 and we’ll be back with a brand new episode next week. We’ve had Elden Nelson on the show in the past; but, now he’s got a new gig and he is THE expert in the field. Elden has completed 20 Leadville 100 mountain bike races and now has a new podcast all about the event – how to train for it, how to finish it, surviving at altitude, what to eat, everything-you-need-to-know. The podcast launched on Wednesday and I wanted to be the FIRST to cover the news! Then, after two failed attempts – technical difficulties – I think we nailed the conversation on the third take. Joe Mungo Reed‘s first novel (his first book)...

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Show #453 – May 18, 2019

May 18, 2019 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-05-18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Mara Abbott; Karen Empie; Dr. Jonathan Hersch   Our first guest is Mara Abbott. Abbott is the first U.S. cyclist to win the Giro Donne, one of the Grand Tour’s of women’s bicycle racing. She’s been our national road race champion, has won the tour of Gila multiple times, and decided to retire after the 2016 Olympics where she placed 4th in the women’s road race. Today, Mara is a freelance journalist and her recent article for Trainright.com titled “Retired Athletes Open Up About Post Career Battles” caught our attention. Mara gives us some insight into what it takes to be an elite athlete – how who we are shapes the athlete you are and how the athlete you are shapes the person you...

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Show #452 – May 11, 2019

May 11, 2019 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-05-11.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Steve Maxwell & Joe Harris; Denise Korenek With the beginning of the Amgen – which is arguably the United States’ most popular spring stage race, as backdrop, my first guests are Joe Harris and Steve Maxwell of the Outer Line blog. According to their blog, “the outer line is the path often taken by cyclists who are unable to break into the lead-out train, but whose strength, resolve and tactical cunning can lead them to victory. We provide an independent perspective on the challenges facing the sport – and offer an objective forum for analyzing its key structural, economic, governance and ethical aspects. It’s time to listen to new ideas and change direction. It’s time to take The Outer Line…” With those words as...

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Show #451 – May 4, 2019

May 3, 2019 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-05-04.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Hunter Allen; Susanne Masters; Dick Porterfield & Regina Lowsinger Our show tonight offers up a variety of topics from measuring power to the distillation of gin. We’ll talk with Hunter Allen, the founder of Peaks Coaching Group, whose newest book, Training and Racing With A Power Meter was released on April 17th in its 3rd edition. So, what’s different? Well, ten years and a whole lot of technology has changed the training and riding landscape as the ability to track power gives us a lot of new tools in the toolbox. After we speak with Hunter, we head over to the UK for a conversation with … wait for it – ethobotanist Susanne Masters. No, I didn’t know what it meant (she will tell...

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