Show #345 – April 29, 2017

Guests: Rob Gusky; Michael Haddad; Leslee Schenck Trzcinski

What a show – what a show!

This week we usher in May with Rob Gusky and the 2017 National Bicycle Challenge. With a lofty goal of 60,000 riders, Rob talks about some of the prizes – like a year’s supply of toilet paper! – the categories – such as corporate teams, schools, and clubs – and how Strava is integrated into the Challenge this year.

Then, Michael Haddad, a member of the Brooklyn Velodrome Vintage Wheelmen, tells us about the exhibit he has curated that will be opening on May 11th at the Italian American Museum in Little Italy, NY.

The exhibit, “Italy’s Golden Age of Bicycles“, includes 12 brands, a collection of great wool jerseys, a lecture by Aili McConnon about her book, Road to Valor – Gino Bartali: Tour de France Legend and World War Two Hero , and runs through July 2nd.

Then, we speak with retired pro cyclist, yoga instructor, and coach Leslee Schenck Trzcinski. Leslee, who now lives in Rochester, NY with her husband and daughter, tells us about her career, the crash that pretty much ended it, and the work she is doing with aging athletes, especially women.

PS – Remember, May is National Bike Month! Go for a Ride!

Show #124 – January 5, 2013

GUESTS: LESLI COHEN; UCI-OVERLORD

As we launch 2013, it just made good sense to look back at the best – and worst – of 2012 with the always on-point Lesli Cohen and the UCI-Overlord (BKA “Not Pat McQuaid”) from Cyclismas.com.

We look at everything and everyone from the successful Chip In campaign for Paul Kimmage to the Flint family, whose legal suit against STRAVA might just come in under the heading of “are you kidding me?” As well as the state of funding for not just racing teams but cycling in general.

So, we hope you enjoy an hour of retrospective chat about our sport for this first show of the New Year.

Thanks, as always, for listening!