Show #440 – February 16, 2019...

Feb 16, 2019 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-02-16.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Kevin Mills; Bill Elliston   This week, Kevin Mills, Senior VP for Policy at Rails to Trails introduces us to the Great American Bike Trail – a cross country, 12-state alternative to riding on the road. With 12 states already identified and thousands of miles already in place, Kevin fills us in on what the next steps are in completing this long-held vision of the Rails to Trails organization. Then, it’s a great conversation with Bill Elliston,  pro racer, coach, race announcer, and probably one of the most mellow and well rounded “lifers” in our sport of cycling. Highlighted in an interview by Peter Flax back in 2017, Bill Elliston’s history and career come to life in our conversation – from his early beginnings...

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Show #380 – December 23, 2017...

Dec 23, 2017 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-12-23.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Keith Laughlin, David Coventry Happy, happy holidays everyone! This week, I speak with Keith Laughlin from Rails-to-Trails as our last end-of-year charitable gift idea. We talk about the vast numbers of trails, the future of the trail system, and some programs that will be launched in 2018. Then, award winning author David Coventry joins me via Skype from Wellington, New Zealand to talk about his book The Invisible Mile. The story revolves around the 1928 Tour de France and the Ravat-Wonder team – the first English speaking team to compete in the grueling race. The story is told from the first-person perspective of an “unnamed” protagonist and delves deeply into the psyche of racing. Then, I once again offer up Maynard Hershon‘s “Nice Wheels”...

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Show #340 – March 25, 2017...

Mar 25, 2017 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-03-25.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSFirst, we speak with our Washington, DC connection, Keith Laughlin, who is President of Rails to Trails.  Right after the election last fall, we asked Keith what he thought might happen vis a vis infrastructure, biking, and walking and he said it was “too soon to tell.”  This past week, the President’s “:skinny budget” was released and we come to find out that all the TIGER grants are slated for elimination.  So, what that portends for other transportation issues is yet to be revealed.  Keith gives us some solid information AND advice on how to add your voice where it will be heard – members of the House and Senate appropriations committees! Then, we meet a Warm Showers hostess who is nothing less than amazing! ...

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Show #320 – November 5, 2016...

Nov 5, 2016 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2016-11-05.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Ayesha McGowan; Keith Laughlin; Marlaine Koehler First show of November and it’s a great one! We start with a bright, energetic go-getter by the name of Ayesha McGowan. Ayesha began racing at 28 and quickly shot up the ladder – winning the Cat 4 NY State Criterium Championship in 2015, she took first place at the 2016 NY State Road Race, and has her sights set on stage and time trial races for the upcoming season. What’s so interesting besides the quick one-two wins? She’s a music teacher and is involved with the tandem group InTandem that trains captains to ride with sight-impaired stokers . There’s a lot more to this young lady; just listen in! Then we head to Washington, DC to talk...

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Show #253 – July 4, 2015

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http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/2015/07/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2015-07-04.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: BMC’s Sport Director Jackson Stewart; Rails-to-Trails President Keith Laughlin It’s time for the Tour de France! (As if you didn’t know…) AND, this evening we are right there – well, not really; but, our first guest is and it turns out, his team rider Rohan Dennis WON STAGE ONE! Team BMC Pro racer-turned-sport director Jackson Stewart spoke with me from Utrecht, Holland on Wednesday night right after the team arrived to settle in for Stage 1 on Saturday. Jackson gives us his perspective on the how the race might unfold – including his hopes for a Yellow Jersey for team leader Tejay Van Garderen. We talk weather, equipment, race radios, and more. Meantime, Rohan Dennis wears the maillot jeune going into Stage II and...

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