Show #238 – March 21, 2015

Guests: Iconic frame builder Dario Pegoretti; “Strong Towns'” Chuck Marohn

Happy spring everyone!

This week, after almost a year of pleading, I was honored to be able to speak with one of the most iconic and charming frame builders in the business today.

Dario Pegoretti has been building frames in Italy for over 40 years. His work is artistic, classic, striking. His frames have been ridden and raced by such luminaries as Miguel Indurain, Marco Pantani, Stephen Roche, Claudio Chiappucci, and Mario Cipollini.  Robin Williams owned several.

Dario and I talk about how and why he became a frame builder, how a low point in his life inspired what has become his artistic imprint on his work, and how he met, dined, and received encouragement and support from Robin Williams.

After news that runs the gamut of technology and racing to sugar-free sodas and fasting for better performance, we head on over to Minnesota to talk with professional civil engineer and “Strong Towns” advocate Chuck Marohn.

We talk about why current thinking about our roads and road design can lead to injury and even darth almost led to the loss of Chuck’s license and how we need to rethink the costs of transportation choices going forward.

Show #227 – January 3, 2015

Guests: Journalist Dan Wuori; The Legendary Ben Serotta

Happy New Year Everyone!

As promised, we are wrapping up the 2014 season and looking forward into the 2015 cycling season on tonight’s show.

My first guest is journalist and commentator Dan Wuori. His 2014 Velo News “At the Back” column about Robin Williams was named one of the top 14 stories of 2014 and as always, Dan has great insight into the pro cycling world. We talk about the races, the riders, and the teams in our annual wrap-up.

My second guest this evening is also my first guest… well; he WAS my first guest on the first episode of The Outspoken Cyclist way back in 2010.

Ben Serotta is without a doubt one of the most legendary and iconic figures in our industry and as we begin a new year, Ben looks back on his career and gives us his unique perspective on the bicycle business today.

This show is chock full-o-stuff, so you may even want to take notes!