Show #369 – October 7, 2017

Guests: Sam Gwynne; Dr. Jason Gill; Sue Knaup

I’ll be adding to this post ASAP!  Took a long time to edit this week… you’ll hear why

Three great guests

#1 Sam Gwynne with his provocative article about Lance Armstrong.

#2 Professor Jason Gill – He’s gonna’ tell you to ride to work!  It will cut your chances of cardiovascular disease by up to 40%! (OH, there’s a lot more here)

#3 Sue Knaup – from – Her book, Bike Hunt, is right at the top of my favorites for 2017!

I’ll fill in  the details later!




Show #360 – August 12, 2017

Guests: Brendan Leonard; Rob Myers

This week, our first guest is in Colorado. Brendan Leonard is the author of the blog Semi-Rad and was recently signed-on to Outside Magazine Online as a weekly contributor.

Brenda’s interests range far and wide and, along with his writing – including books, irreverent essays, his blog, and his weekly columns – is doing some video stuff just – well, because he can!

He’s a delightful young man with a lot on the ball.

Then, I welcome a good friend into the studio right here in NE Ohio. Rob Myers builds custom homes for a living; but, his background is very broad and his thinking goes very deep.

In 2015, he took the first FIDF (Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces) cycling tour in Israel and tonight gives us an in-depth view of the country, the people, the geography and geology of the land, and what’s it’s like to ride from the northern end of the country down to the Red Sea.

This year’s tour starts on October 20th!

It’s a fascinating and enlightening conversation!

Show #357 – July 22, 2017

Guests: Dr. Kristen Dieffenbach; Axie Navas, Steve Garro

We have a rather eclectic mix of conversations today ranging from a great interview with Assistant Professor Kristen Dieffenbach from W. Va. State University about how you can avoid some of the pitfalls of self-sabotage and how pro athletes become so good at what they do to how Outside Magazine is beginning to point its lens more at cycling with the addition of Bike Snob NYC’s Eben Weiss and Semi-Rad’s Brendan Leonard to its weekly on line offerings.

Kristen Dieffenbach coaches, teaches, and is a top-notch athlete herself and offers us some clear advice and ideas about working with our kids as well as ourselves.  She is also an executive board member at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

Outside’s executive editor, Axie Navas, explains what the magazine wants to convey and to whom as it navigates print, online, and podcast avenues to bringing great content to the reader and listener.

Then, I’ve chosen an interview from 2011 to remind you of one of our great frame builders. Steve Garro from Coconino Cycles in Flagstaff, Arizona is one “tough hombre” and, while I watch and follow him on an almost daily basis on social media, it’s nice to hear his voice again.

Show #170 – November 23, 2013

GUESTS: Outside Magazine’s Marc Peruzzi, Race Announcer & Author Jamie Smith; Ed Dunne from VeloBling

If you listened last week, you know that IceDot can expedite medical attention if you crash. But what about the trauma to your brain as a result of that impact? Are recreational and competitive athletes taking bigger risks than in the past that have potentially life-altering consequences for our brains? Outside magazine Contributing Editor Marc Peruzzi has written an article for the December issue entitled After the Crash: A Closer Look at the Rising Incidence of Brain Injury, and he’s here to talk about this trend. As they say in Physics 101: “It’s not the speed that hurts you; it’s that sudden stop at the end.”

After a short break (during which I inspected my helmet, and took an aspirin for the sympathetic headache I got from listening to all that brain injury talk) Diane welcomes Ed Dunne of Velo Bling Designs. Ed takes worn-out chains, cogs, brake rotors, and other bike parts, and turns them into stunning jewelry and home decor items. What started as a cyclist making jewelry for himself and his riding buds has turned into a full-time business.

Lastly, but not leastly, veteran road racer and race announcer Jamie Smith has written a book, along with Chris Horner (yes, that Chris Horner) entitled Reading the Race: Bike Racing from Inside the Peloton. It’s all about the strategy and tactics you’ll need to win, once you’ve figured out how to go fast. Jamie is also a great raconteur, so we get some bonus stories about his career, and his perspective on cycling.

Show #90 – May 19, 2012

May is National Bike Month, and the season is just getting into full swing for a lot of riders. But in between all that riding, ya gotta keep up with what’s going on, right? Never fear, The Outspoken Cyclist is here to maximize your intake of cyclinformation.

Aaron Gulley participates in, and writes about athletic pursuits of all types for a number of publications, including Outside Magazine. Listen as he describes his path as a journalist, and some of his favorite topics.

Ellee Thalheimer is another great example of an immersion writer. She brings a rich history of adventure travel and cycle touring to her new book Cycling Sojourner: A Guide to the Best Multi-Day Tours in Oregon.

And finally, we wrap up with a visit from three “repeat offenders” on The Outspoken Cyclist: framebuilders Josh Symonds, Mike Zancanato, and Richard Sachs. They’re here to talk about their upcoming Baller’s Ride, happening May 25th – 27th in Virginia.