Show #424 – October 27, 2018...

Oct 27, 2018 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-10-27.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Molly Hurford, Alex Gjendem Gvoren, Johnny Coast This week it’s a diverse group of interviews. We begin with the Outdoor Edit‘s Molly Hurford and her advice for cool weather riding. We talk about base layers, jackets, fingers and toes, and more. Then, it’s a new product line from Norway – ReTyre. Instead of trying to match your tires to the terrain and weather as it changes, you can “zip” a new skin onto your tire to accommodate gravel or snow and ice. Pshaw you say? No no… it’s real and Alex Gjendem Gvoren will explain it all. Then, it’s off to Brooklyn, NY to speak with frame builder Johnny Coast. His name kept surfacing all over the place at French Fender Days and leading...

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Show #318 – October 22, 2016...

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http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2016-10-22.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Patrick Brady, Stephen Bilenky, Jason Sumner Earlier this week, NPR’s Terry Gross (Fresh Air from WHYY in Philadelphia) interviewed Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu. He coined the term Net Neutrality and studies how and what we see on our screens. In a new book, The Attention Merchants, Professor Wu discusses how we are literally sucked in to such applications as FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, and pretty much everything else we see and search on our electronic devices. He also notes that we want everything for free – but is that the best way to get what we really want? So, while this doesn’t directly address the conversation I have with our first guest, it does preface the proposal of paying for what we like and...

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Show #269 – October 24, 2015...

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http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/2015/10/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_102415.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Bryan Ball; Bina Bilenky Trahan, Scott Fitzgerald It’s Saturday so it must be time for The Outspoken Cyclist. And, this week’s show is crammed with “stuff”. Besides the mention that Cleveland beat the wheels off Pittsburgh in the “National Bike Challenge” (by a mere 300,000 miles), Shinola also announced that a retail store would be built in Shaker Heights, Ohio opening fall of 2017. So, when we say Cleveland Rocks – we mean Cleveland Rocks! (And Rolls of course) (video is older, but lots of fun!) So, whose on our show? Well, let’s start at the beginning with the man who has probably forgotten more about recumbent bikes and trikes than I will ever know! Bryan Ball is the managing editor of THE recumbent...

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Show #219 – November 8, 2014...

Nov 8, 2014 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2014-11-08.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Jonathan Ingram, “Beer Connoisseur Magazine”; Rebecca Rusch – “Queen of Pain” While I attend the Philly Bike Expo this weekend, we put together what I think is a most interesting show. Most cyclists like beer, right? So, I decided to find the best source for the skinny on beer – how it’s made, what’s new for the holidays, and whether or not beer is good for you. I discovered the mother-lode when I found the managing editor of Beer Connoisseur Magazine, Jonathan Ingram. Jonathan helped me to understand some of the nuances of craft beers and what is trending for the holiday season. He also filled me in on what is and isn’t healthy about beer and why some beers actually do taste better...

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Show #216 – October 18, 2014...

Oct 18, 2014 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2014-10-18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Philly Bike Expo’s Bina Bilenky Trahan, Rails-to-Trails director Keith Laughlin; Brett Horton of the Horton Collection As bike shows go, the Philly Bike Expo is one of the best! And, as the weekend of November 8-9th approaches, I thought it would be a good idea to check in with show director Bina Bilenky Trahan and find out what is new for 2014. The Outspoken Cyclist herself will be attending the show this year too! As we ramp up to the midterm elections here in the U.S., and with a possible changing of the majority party as an outcome, I wanted to find out how transportation issues might be affected. So, I always like to go to the “man-in-the-know”, Rails to Trails director Keith Laughlin....

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