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 #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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Show #247 – May 23, 2015

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http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/2015/05/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2015_05_23.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: RKP’s Patrick Brady; Jackie Crowell Last week, Amanda Batty shared her experiences – good and bad – about her work with the online site Pink Bike. While she chose to resign from the column she wrote for them, she emphasized that the real issues are much more broad and insidious than just those she experienced with the editors of the site. Rather, she hoped her final commentary detailing the underlying sexism that runs throughout the bike industry as a whole would prompt a new conversation on a broader stage. So, in steps Patrick Brady from Red Kite Prayer whose entry last week, Pink Gate took up that conversation and then THIS week, he followed it up with a new commentary with the controversial title...

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Show #243 – April 25, 2015...

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http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/2015/04/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2015-04-25.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Phil Liggett; Leah Missbach Day Last show in April and it’s a doozy! Tonight I speak with the person who arguably has the most famous voice of all time in professional cycling.  From his early days as a budding journalist to the announcer of all the European Classics including Paris-Roubaix, Fleche Wallone, Giro D’Italia, our American Amgen Tour of California, and of course the Tour de France, Phil Liggett is a wealth of information and fun as he makes bike racing thrilling for us all. Phil talks about his love for statistics, what he sees as those things that have changed bike racing irrevocably, and how cycling is again coming around to being a sport we will want to support and watch.  And, because of...

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Show #201 – July 5, 2014

Jul 5, 2014 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2014-07-05.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Professional cyclist Jackie Crowell; Chairman of the Board of the new American Bicycling Education Association Mighk Wilson; and Patrick Brady It’s show #201 and with it… we are introducing a new theme song. As Greg said “it’s ear candy” and it was time for an “audio redecorating”. Hope you like it. This week, we are speaking with Jackie Crowell. Jackie is an 8-time National Champion on track and road, a coach, a mechanical engineer, and a cancer patient. Last year, as she posted her best time and place in some prestigious races, she presented with symptoms that turned out to be brain cancer. But, while she is still in treatment, she is living a life filled with hope, love, work, and cycling! Jackie’s speech...

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