Show #270 – October 31, 2015

Guests: Journalist Joe Lindsey; TDA Global Cycling’s Henry Gold

Boo! Happy Halloween and the official end of October. Hope you’ve had a great week and are ready for a brand new episode of The Outspoken Cyclist.

This week, we go out to Boulder, Colorado to speak with journalist Joe Lindsey. His name is instantly recognizable as a contributing writer to many publications, not the least of which is “Bicycling Magazine”.

Joe, unlike many others who pen articles, review equipment, and comment on cycling, started out as a journalist and just kept right on going! His work has appeared in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Outside, and Men’s Journal to name a few.

Our conversation starts with his recently published article titled “Why We’re Not Covering the Lance Armstrong-Frankie Andreu Feud” (it’s besides the point) and traverses the gamut of cycling to transportation, advocacy, and whether the bicycling bubble is about to burst (no spoiler alert from me!)

Then, after our break and news, we head on up to Canada to speak with TDA Global Cycling’s Henry Gold. When we last talked with Henry back in January 2013, he was about to take a group on a four month excursion through Africa.

Now, after covering 6 continents, he is preparing a group for a fat-tire expedition through Antarctica to the South Pole – completing the last piece of the world puzzle – calling this new trip “The Last Degree” in reference to the “last degree of longitude”.

With permission from the authorities to make the trip, Henry has brought on adventurer and author of Winter Backpacking Ben Shillington to lead the group.

A 6-day training camp at Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba in February 2016, which is open to anyone who’d like to learn to ride under arctic conditions, is mandatory for those joining the group in December 2016.

So, lots of interesting stuff this week – let’s get to it.

Show #125 – January 12, 2013


Oh Lance, how can we miss you if you won’t go away? News surfaced this week that Lance Armstrong will sit down next Thursday for what will obviously be a hard-hitting (cough, cough) interview with legendary cycling journalist Oprah Winfrey.

According to our first guest Patrick Brady of Red Kite Prayer, the rumor is that Lance will confess…to being a really successful bike racer. You’ll have to listen in order to hear what else Patrick has to say about the upcoming train wreck interview.

After a bit of news and a break, we bring you an interview with Micah Rice, who is the Vice-President of National Events for USA Cycling. We caught up with Micah on Thursday, as he was preparing for the start of the 2013 U.S. Cyclocross Nationals, going on right now in Madison, Wisconsin.

Closing out the hour is Henry Gold, director of Tour d’Afrique, which runs global bicycles adventures on 6 continents, visiting over 60 countries. When we talked with Henry he was getting ready to depart for Africa to ride the Cairo to Capetown tour. Tour d’Afrique is not only a tour provider; it has a philanthropic arm that aims to give something back to the countries in which they operate.