Show #220 – November 15, 2014

Guests: Mia Kohout, Momentum Magazine; Sarah Johnson, Omaha Bicycle Company

It’s a fun show tonight! Even though we experienced a HUGE snow dump this week, the sun is shining today and life is good!

My first guest is the managing editor of Momentum Magazine, Mia Kohout. Momentum’s focus being active lifestyle, family, and transportation, I wanted to ask her about holiday gift ideas for children and parents as well as her favorite stocking stuffers and indoor storage ideas.

We have some interesting news then we’re going to speak with Sarah Johnson, owner of The Omaha Bicycle Company (and coffee shop). Featured in an interview by the League of American Bicyclists this week, I was instantly interested in her story as it seems to parallel my own – only with a much more confident and modern twist. As it turns out, she’s also hilarious, smart, and savvy.

So… as my friend Kim always says… Let’s Do It!

Show #65 – November 19, 2011

Guests: Steve Garro, Coconino Cycles; Amy Walker, author and co-found Momentum Magazine

Cyclists are so creative and resilient! Certainly we don’t have a monopoly on those traits, but most cyclists I meet are doing innovative, or at least interesting things. To wit…

Take for example Steve Garro of Coconino Cycles. Steve quickly brushed off a 45 mph encounter between his bicycle and a 1967 pickup truck to return to building custom bike frames and tending fruit trees in Flagstaff, Arizona. He also kayaks and rides an off-road hand-cycle, among other activities. You can hear the rest of Steve’s story as he’s our first guest on this week’s show.

If you’re looking for a good bicycle-related read this winter, look no further than a new book edited by our second guest, Amy Walker. Amy is one of the founders of Momentum magazine, and she enlisted the help of some fellow creative cyclist types to produce On Bicycles: 50 Ways the New Bike Culture Can Change Your Life. It’s got the Steven Bilenky seal of approval, but you don’t have to take his word for it; Amy’s is our second guest on The Outspoken Cyclist this week.