Show #276 – December 12, 2015

Guests: PBP American Record Holder Paul Bacho; Brett Horton from the Horton Collection

After a quick update about Charlie Cunningham’s rehab progress (you can help his cause at GoFundMe.com) we are pleased to welcome endurance athlete, athletic trainer and therapist, and PBP record holder Paul Bacho to our show this evening.

Paul has successfully completed 8 Paris-Brest-Paris events, spanning 32 years, is a successful Hawaii Ironman, and as the only American, has ridden the 5-month-long Paris to Beijing ride to celebrate the 2008 Olympics.

Paul, who has a masters in athletic training, is also a Neural Integration Structural Therapist – a modality that is both gentle and effective and will explain what it is and what it accomplishes.

After a break and some news, we head on out to the west coast to reconnect with Brett Horton, owner and curator of the Horton Collection. His new book, “Shoulder to Shoulder: Bike Racing in the Age of Anquetil”, has just been released for the holiday season with a beautiful collection of photographs depicting our sport during the 50’s and 50’s.

So, sit back and enjoy my conversation with endurance athlete and athletic trainer Paul Bacho.

Show #216 – October 18, 2014

Guests: Philly Bike Expo’s Bina Bilenky Trahan, Rails-to-Trails director Keith Laughlin; Brett Horton of the Horton Collection

As bike shows go, the Philly Bike Expo is one of the best! And, as the weekend of November 8-9th approaches, I thought it would be a good idea to check in with show director Bina Bilenky Trahan and find out what is new for 2014. The Outspoken Cyclist herself will be attending the show this year too!

As we ramp up to the midterm elections here in the U.S., and with a possible changing of the majority party as an outcome, I wanted to find out how transportation issues might be affected. So, I always like to go to the “man-in-the-know”, Rails to Trails director Keith Laughlin. Keith has been in Washington, DC for many, many years and knows what is happening in Congress as well as anyone. He’ll also catch us up on some new and exciting developments with Rails to Trails for 2015.

Even though it’s still 10 weeks until the holidays, I wanted to get a jump start on some ideas for the gift giving season and, as everyone knows, I LOVE books!

From the over 170,000 photographs of the 1920’s and 1930’s of what racing looked like in the early 20th Century, Brett Horton, owner and curator of the Horton Collection was able to choose 106 of them to offer in a lovely hardbound book titled “Goggles & Dust – Images from Cycling’s Glory Days”. The book celebrates the grit and determination of the bicycle racing pioneers who established the records, traditions, and distinct flavors of Europe’s most hallowed races.

Show #131 – February 22, 2013 – NAHBS!

GUESTS: JOSH SIMONDS, BRETT HORTON

 

The 2013 North American Handmade Bicycle Show is in full swing as of this writing, and Diane is not only attending, she’s participating in Smoked Out Live at the Framebuilder’s Party on Saturday night. You can attend virtually at overthetopcycling.com.

To get us in the mood for this evening, Diane chats up Josh “Too Tall” Symonds from Velocipede Salon. Always irreverent and unpredictable, Josh will be one of those holding court at tonight’s event.

There is lots of news in this week’s show, followed by a deep dive into the world of bicycle racing memorabilia with Brett Horton. Brett is the curator of the Horton Collection, an outstanding, um, collection of jerseys, posters, bike and other physical artifacts from bicycle racing’s golden age. Brett is a former racer himself, who has honed the art of finessing top pros like Eddy Mercx out of some of their prized memorabilia.