Show #285 – February 13, 2016...

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http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/2016/02/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_021116.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Connie Carpenter-Phinney, Don Walker I love my work! Connie Carpenter-Phinney has been a champion since she was 14, and today as the wife of Davis Phinney, the mother of BMC’s Taylor Phinney, and the mother of a world class Nordic skiing daughter, she relishes the quirky, fun, and fascinating lifestyle that they have developed over the past decades. Connie and I talk about a variety of topics including Parkinson’s disease (Davis was diagnosed at the young age of 40) and the Sufferlandria competition that is raising money for the Davis Phinney Foundation. We get in to a bit of women’s racing history and speculation about how and why it has changed – especially n light of today’s great competitors. And, of course we discuss...

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Show #258 – August 8, 2015...

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http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/2015/08/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_080815.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuest: Walking Quadriplegic Jenny McCune Today our show offers up one great interview along with a full complement of news. Have you ever heard the term, “walking quadriplegic”? I hadn’t either, until one of my students told me about a somewhat distant relative, Jenny McCune, who had gone down in a bike crash in 2007 and suffered a several spinal chord injury. Jenny’s story is remarkable – not just because she is walking; but, also because recently she has begun riding again! She attributes much of her recovery to her patience as a practicing Buddhist as well as her determination to make the amazing comeback she has made. Jenny talks with me about her love for our sport, what it took to walk again, and...

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Show #155 – August 10, 2013...

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http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2013-08-10.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGUESTS: DAVID EPSTEIN, ROB GREENFIELD, SEAN WEIDE You know that feeling when the temperature is just right, and there’s enough of a breeze to cool you down, but not enough to impede forward progress, and your bike is shifting and riding with the silent precision of a Swiss watch, and your legs feel like they could turn the cranks at this rate indefinitely? Yeah, me too. Rarely. But just often enough to lure me out in case today is that day. And now on to this week’s show: If you’ve ever wondered why your buddy climbs so much faster than you, or can out sprint you, even though you train just as hard (or harder) David Epstein has your answer. It turns out that almost...

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Show #63 – November 5, 2011...

Nov 5, 2011 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2011-11-05.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSJim Ochowicz (needs no intro!), Rody Walter, Groovy Cycleworks Here in northeast Ohio we’re enjoying some unseasonably gorgeous weather, knowing that the ‘gales of November’ will be upon us soon enough. ‘Every day’s a holiday and every meal’s a feast’ as the saying goes, and this week’s Outspoken Cyclist is both. Our first guest is none other than Jim Ochowicz, cyclist, speed skater, former manager of Team 7-Eleven, and current manager of BMC Racing (you know, Cadel Evans’ team). Jim, or “Och” as he’s known was the catalyst for the first U.S. pro cycling team to have success racing in Europe, and his new book, Team 7-Eleven: How an Unsung Band of American Cyclists Took on the World – and Won has just been released....

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