Show #372 0 October 28, 2017

Guests: Jill Yesko; Amy Dixon

This week, meet two great women from very different cycling backgrounds.

First, Jill Yesko, former pro cyclist, takes her experiences from cycling, mixes them with her journalism and film making backgrounds and gives us “Tainted Blood” – a new documentary about the blood doping scandal from the 1984 LA Olympics.

The film is full of great characters along with their roles with our US Olympic team at the time of the 1984 Games.

Then, we meet elite paratriathlete Amy Dixon.

Amy suffers from a rare auto-immune disease that has taken her eye sight. But, it hasn’t dampened her spirits as she competes at the elite level in triathlon, And, that is only one of the many things that Amy does.

Listen in for a great last-week-of-October show.


Show #307 – August 5, 2016

Guests: Former NYC Tranportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan; Soigneur Shelly Verses

This week’s show is exceptionally satisfying to me!

From the persistence-pays-off-department of journalism, I am delighted to be able to tell you that former Transportation Commissioner Janet Sadik-Khan is my guest this week. Appointed by Mayor Bloomburg in 2007, Janette spent 6 years, 7 months, and 18 days in the position. (I learned that from her new book, Street Fight – Handbook for an Urban Revolution.)

Janette was the force behind what some might call the transformation of NYC’s surface transportation – from bike lanes to major street scapes. Her book details much of the work she was able to accomplish over those 6+ years as well as offer practical ideas into transforming cities – large and small – into livable communities for all.

She was delightful, forthcoming, and interesting! It was worth the wait!

After the break and some news, we head on out to Santa Barbara, CA to speak with Shelley Verses.

Shelley was the first US female soigneour and has some amazing stories about the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. I’m really glad she is writing a book, because the short time we had was filled with her giggly enthusiasm and excitement for the riders she came to know during the days of the 7-Eleven Team and her experiences at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

I hope you enjoy the show as much as I enjoyed my two guests this week.