Show #233 – February 14, 2015

Guests: Team Velo-Femme-Litzler’s Jane Geisse, Laura Webb, Sally Price, & Matt Litzler; Leigh Donovan

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Soooo – NE Ohio has a new women’s cycling team! And, we are pleased to have team members Jane Geisse, Laura Webb, and Sally Price on the show this evening along with their generous sponsor Matt Litzler. Team Velo-Femme-Litzler consists of elite women whose goal is not only riding and racing together, but also these women plan to highlight women’s cycling locally, regionally, and nationally in disciplines ranging from track and crit to road and time trial.

After a break and some news, we head on out to California to catch up with mountain bike hall of fame inductee, coach, mom, and just about the most energetic woman cyclist in the U.S.! Leigh Donovan was here in NE Ohio last weekend for her annual women’s clinics at Ray’s Mountain Bike Park and more than 200 women and girls – from 4 to 60+ – showed up in the cold and snow to learn how to handle and race your mountain bike.

Leigh’s web site, highlights all her work – leadership, experience, instruction, giving, and how to’s – to show an incredibly successful, energetic, and committed woman.

Show #188 – March 29, 2014

Guests: Nutritionist Georgie Fear; Coach Dean Peterson; Hall of Famer Leigh Donovan

Astronomy be damned, winter rolls on here in the Great Northeast. White Easter, anyone? The Outspoken Cyclist rolls on, and this week we’re talkin’ nutrition, collegiate cycling, and female BMXers.

First up is Georgie Fear, a certified nutritionist who has collaborated with Matt Fitzgerald on the Racing Weight Cookbook: Lean, Light Recipes for Athletes. Her website,, also has great information about eating right for physical activity.

It may not get a lot of press coverage, but collegiate bike racing is out there, and Marian University in Indianapolis, Indiana has a thriving program, led by coach Dean Peterson. As Dean explains, college cycling is one place in this sport where the women are equal in importance to the men.

The second half of the show is dedicated to a conversation with BMX and mountain bike champion Leigh Donovan, who now teaches those skills to girls and women through her I Choose Bikes program.