Show #447 – April 6, 2019...

Apr 6, 2019 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-04-06.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Joe Lindsey; Larry Pizzi, Happy Freedman Three guests – three topics. First, it’s a controversy! Everyone loves a good he said – she said; only in this case it’s WaveCel vs. MIPS helmet technology. On March, 19th Matt Phillips published the following headline in Bicycling Magazine “Bontrager Says Its New Helmets Can Prevent Concussions 99 out of 100 times.” And, it didn’t take long for those who developed the MIPS technology to refute Bontrager’s claims, citing an inability to replicate the testing. Reading the article reminds me so much of just how the bike industry makes its claims – one company reports its sales in dollars while another reports in units. And, the same is true in this article. Case in point? The article...

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Show #427 – November 17, 2018...

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https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-11-17.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: California Travis, Kathleen Walker & Andy Sherding, Zak Pashak, Joe Lindsey So it’s T-minus 5 days until T-day here in the States. If you are celebrating, I hope you have a happy day, don’t overeat, and find time to get out on your bike! Unless it’s snowing, then I guess it’s skis, sleds, and skates! This week, instead of two long conversations, the show is a sort of 4-part news-zine. We cover another perspective on the tariffs, a new event in Cape Cod, a really interesting chat about driverless cars and some of the philosophical aspects of programming them, and last but certainly not least, a first-hand report about the California Camp Fire and how it is affecting the people in Chico, the town...

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Show #417 – September 8, 2018...

Sep 8, 2018 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-09-08.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Joe Lindsey; Mark Plotz We made it! It’s our anniversary… 8 years! And, thanks to all of you who listen and support the show. This week, I’ve tapped journalist Joe Lindsey to talk about a wide variety of topics. You’ll see Joe’s byline in a lot of places – Bicycling, Outside, Wired, Men’s Journal, and a slew of other publications. Tonight, we touch upon the relationship of cycling to NASCAR, LeBron James’ relationship with bicycles, Joe’s venerable Bridgetsone MB-1, and some ideas about today’s equipment. Then, it’s off to Washington, DC to speak with BikeWalk.org‘s Senior Associate and Program Manager, Mark Plotz about Bike/Walk/Places’ conference in New Orleans beginning September 16th. Begun ins 1977, Bikewalk.org jump started the advocacy movement in the U.S. There...

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Show #270 – October 31, 2015...

Oct 31, 2015 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/2015/10/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_103115.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: 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...

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