In his foreword to the book, Ted King says” Jan has one of the most inquisitive and scientific minds towards the bicycle,” and today, Jan and I unpack some of his thoughts and ideas about a wide variety of topics.
Jan’s belief is that we should all be able to ride when, where, and what we want – comfortably, reliably, and fast!
Then, we review Wahoo’s ElemntRival GPS triathlon watch with product manager Abbas Naqvi. If you swim and run, and even if you bike and don’t use a GPS computer, the many features of this watch might just make it the best holiday gift – for someone else OR for yourself – this gift giving season.
Then, after a break, we hear a conversation between Christine Acosta from Pedal Power Promoters and Whit Blanton from Forward Pinellas, the county planning organization as they discuss their take AND rebuttal of the WSJ article that said Pinellas Count, Florida was the most dangerous place in the US to ride.
As promised, it’s a brand new conversation with Jan Heine!
From his Bicycle Quarterly Magazine, which turned 15 this year, to his comprehensive blog, Off The Beaten Path, and his store – Compass Cycles – where many of the components he offers comes from his extensive research, development, and testing, Jan and I talk about upgrades, riding on gravel, some of his recent travels, and more
Many listeners have been eagerly awaiting the show this week; and, as promised, my guest is Mr. Bicycle Quarterly himself, Jan Heine.
For those who do not know him, I’ll run down a few facts:
He IS the editor and publisher at Bicycle Quarterly, which is celebrating its 15th year with the Autumn edition – #61. Even in this day of and instant and abundant news, every issue of BQ is eagerly awaited and devoured by its devoted fans. It is the only bicycle magazine that does not depend upon advertising, relying solely on its subscribers.
Out of his journalistic work has come the development of a bevy of products in the “Compass” store.