Show #554 – May 8, 2021

Guests: Alan Murchison; Bruce Hagen

Last week, I had probably one of the most interesting conversations ever about food and cycling.

To say that Alan Murchison, who is a Scottish Michelin Star Chef, is passionate about his work, might be a gross understatement.

On the road for 80 days this year as the chef for the Canyon-SRAM Women’s World Team, Alan Murchison has had to learn about the wide variety of palettes of his 14 riders from 9 different nationalities.

He rises to the occasion with his down-to-earth thinking about food, the people he is serving, and his experience.
He LOVES cycling and he LOVES making food – talk about a win-win!

His new book, The Cycling Chef – Recipes for Getting Lean and Fueling the Machine – offers up not only some great recipes, but the kind of nutritional information that’s also easy to digest.

My second guest is Bruce Hagen. Bruce is the “people’s lawyer” in Atlanta and is immersed in not only helping cyclists in the event of crashes, altercations with law enforcement, and teaching police about the laws around cycling, he also is deeply committed to bicycle advocacy – giving back as much as he can.

Bruce Hagen has a great perspective on cycling and the law. Apparently, he’s also an expert on the Atlanta restaurant scene and in addition to his legal advice, is happy to offer a recommendation about where to eat what in his city.

Watch one of Bruce’s “Atlanta Eats” episodes!

Practicing his trade for over 30 years though, Bruce has been able to bridge some of the gaps between cyclists, police, and legislature with no illusions as to when things work and when things don’t.

Show #410 – July 21, 2018

Guests: Dorothy Pacheco; Taliah Lempert; Bruce Hagen

My first guest is Dorothy Pacheco. When we talk about women in the bike industry, we don’t always see someone who is so broadly versed in a variety of business disciplines.

Dorothy, who was born and raised in Colorado, was one of the first people to bring mountain bike racing to the U.S. in the form of NORBA – the national off road bicycling association – where she set up the first series of races. Then, she helped to bring mountain bike racing to the Olympics.

Today, Dorothy is on the board of Little Bellas – which we’ll discuss – and is the sales and marketing manager for a new line of bicycles that will be introduced this September – Batch Bikes.

Then, we’ll talk with bicycle artist Talia Lempert. If you’ve ever seen her work, you know that it is instantly recognizable. Her paintings of bicycles – both new and old – are bold and colorful; and, her commissions come from all over the world.

Today, we’re going to talk a bit about her new book project – it’s her third – titled Classic Bicycle Coloring Book. Taken from paintings she has done in the past, the drawings are a unique way to express your own creativity.

Lastly, and I know this subject it always contentious and seems to come up way too often – I speak with Georgia Bike Law’s Bruce Hagen. This week, he posted an article on his blog titled – Another Cyclist Killed: Another Shoddy Police Investigation.

While this IS the crux of the conversation, something Bruce said has stuck with me – He said” “If your brain is shut off at the existence of cyclists; of course it appears like we come out of nowhere”. It’s a telling comment and one that we discuss in some detail.