Show #438 – February 2, 2019...

Feb 2, 2019 by

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...

Jan 19, 2019 by

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...

Jan 12, 2019 by

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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Show #434 – January 5, 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_2019-01-05.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Sgt. Mark Green; Tony Pereira When now retired Army National Guard Sergeant Mark Green was injured while on deployment, he found himself unable to walk and had developed a stutter in his speech. While in rehab, he began riding a recumbent, but found that he couldn’t really pedal. So, Hope for the Warriors reached out to him and in November, presented him with a hand cycle. The bike, made by Top End, has changed his life and we talk about his story. After our break, we head on out to Portland, Oregon to speak with frame builder Tony Pereira. Tony is one of those guys who was born with the bicycle gene as we like to say on the show. His company, Breadwinner Cycles,...

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Show #433 – December 29, 2018...

Dec 29, 2018 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-12-29.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIt’s our last show of 2018~  Happy New Year Everyone! This evening, we talk with the president of the PBMA – James Stanfill. Over the many years of being in the bicycle business, there have been several attempts at giving bicycle mechanics some sort of certification as well as offering a forum for advice, information, and education. The PBMA was formed for exactly these reasons and more. As bicycle shops dwindle in numbers and on line retailers take a larger and larger chunk of the bicycle market, the opportunity for bicycle mechanics who do not own their own shops will continue to diminish. And, while many enthusiasts are able to work on their own bikes. others are not as confident or competent to be their...

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