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...

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https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-04-06.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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Show #443 – March 9, 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_2019-03-09.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Guests: Carlton Reid; Tom Kellogg This week Carlton Reid is with me to talk about a variety of subjects from autonomous vehicles to Brexit. Carlton’s long history writing about bicycling has resulted in two books – Roads Were Not Made for Cars and Bike Boom. Last year, he was named the Press Gazette’s Transport Journalist of the Year. Currently, Carlton is writing for Forbes Magazine. The interview I didn’t know I would have, and am incredibly delighted to share with you, is with one of the most respected and talented frame builders ever to have graced our bicycle world. Along with his partner Jeff Duser, Tom Kellogg has built under the name of Spectrum Cycles since 1982, producing some of the most...

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Show #442 – March 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_2019-03-02.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Guests: Don Walker, Kyle Bryant, Brad Sauber It’s a three-fer! And a very diverse three-fer at that. First up is a quick check in with Don Walker, show owner and director of NAHBS. The 15th edition of the artisan builder’s show is only two weeks away. Opening on The Ides of March at the Sacramento Convention Center, the event will showcase magnificent hand built bikes, offer up some great seminar opportunities, and give attendees a chance to get up close and personal with a favorite builder. Then it’s clear across the country to Philadelphia to speak with Kyle Bryant. Diagnosed with a rare and pretty much fatal disease – Friedrich’s Ataxia – Kyle decided to take life by the wheels – 3...

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