Show #573 – September 18, 2021

Guests: Brendt Barbur; Phil Cavell

Today, we’re going to the movies! The Bicycle Film Festival, which is celebrating its 20th year, has been screening films virtually since last year when everything was shut down. with over 50 cities already screening films this year, Cleveland is up this week.

Brendt Barbur is the founder and owner of the Bicycle Film Festival. To get YOUR ticket to the Cleveland screenings, log on to and click tickets. Then scroll down to find the link for Cleveland. And, don’t forget the popcorn.

Beginning this past Friday, September 17th, you can purchase a ticket – good for an entire week – and log on to see the 90 minutes of short curated films.

Phil Cavell is one of the founders of CycleFit and the author of the new book, The Midlife Cyclist: The Road Map for the +40 Rider Who Wants To Train Hard, Ride Fast, and Stay Healthy. And, we explore it all.

Are you a micro adjuster or macro absorber? Are you flexible and hyper-mobile or stiff and un-bending? These are some of the ways Phil Cavell, professional bike fitter and author of the new book The Midlife Cyclist: The Road Map for the +40 Rider Who Wants To Train Hard, Ride Fast, and Stay Healthy, asks and answers as we discuss his thinking about being a midlife cyclist.

Oh, and please excuse the rattling of the paper in the second part of our conversation – I take copious notes and needed to turn the page!

Show #543 – February 20, 2021

Guests: Brendt Barbur; Jason Huntsman & Aaron Frank

We have two interesting conversations for you this week.

The first is with Brendt Barbur.  Brendt founded the Bicycle Film Festival in 2000 – yep, 2020 was the 20th anniversary of the wildly popular event. But, we all know what happened in 2020, and there was some question as to whether it was time let it go.

Have you been spending in inordinate amount of time in front of your television – screening The Queen’s Gambit or Bridgerton or The Crown, or any number of other shows or films as you socially distance yourself and try to find outlets for what seem to be endless hours without human interaction?

Well… how about combining your sport – cycling – and film -and the arts – and your community- and all online? Nothing brings community together like a mutually exciting and informative event – especially when it involves sport, music, film, and fun!

The Bicycle Film Festival, which in its 20 years has attracted a million people to its venues all over the world, found itself looking at cancelling the 2020 event and wondering whether it was time to just call it as everything began to shut down due to the pandemic.

But, the calls starting coming in from cities, organizations, and potential sponsors to find a way to keep bringing the music, the films, the art, and the people together.

Our second conversation is with two gentlemen – Jason Hunstman and Aaron Frank – both with the eBike brand, Serial 1

We don’t usually do in-depth bike reviews on the show, but we do talk about eBikes and when Harley

Davidson decided to lend their engineering and know-how to produce pedal-powered machines, I thought it was worthy of a conversation.

Last year, Harley Davidson spun off its eBike brand, Serial 1, and they were able to come into the space without leaning on the legacy of companies like Specialized or Trek or Giant.