Show #460 – July 6, 2019

Jul 6, 2019 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-07-06.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Aaron Gordon; (encore presentation with)Phil Liggett Last week, we reported on the death of Robyn Hightman, a 20 year old messenger, bicycle ambassador, and evidently an up-and-coming competitive cyclist in NYC. Then, 3 more cyclists were killed in rapid succession in NY and that brought the total for 2019 to 15. In all of 2018, there were 10 cycling deaths in the City. Interestingly enough, NYC has a Vision Zero program on the books and a fairly large number of laws that seem to go unenforced; or, at least that is what you would be led to believe when the NYPD published a notice that said .they would enforce the traffic laws for three weeks beginning July 1st and ending July 21st. Does that...

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Show #458 – June 22, 2019...

Jun 22, 2019 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-06-22.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Eli Griffen; Molly Hurford; Dan Wuori An item that came across my desk prompted me to get in touch with Rails-to-Trails and with Eli Griffen, the Manager for Trail Development Resources. The topic is rail banking and I wanted to know more about it. Rail banking isn’t a new phenomenon; and, in fact, hundreds if not thousands of our rail-trails are due to the practice. Eli will explain it when we talk with him in a moment. He’ll also fill us in on some of the progress of the Great American Bike Trail. We’ll have a quick chat with writer, coach, endurance athlete, and the proud author of Shred Girls – Lindsay’s Joy Ride. The much anticipated book was just published by Random House...

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Show #450 – April 27, 2019...

Apr 27, 2019 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-04-27.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Dan Wuori; Inga Thompson; Dr. Jonathan Hersch First up, it’s time to check in with our man-in-the-pro-know Dan Wuori. With the Spring classics well under way, Dan will talk with us about some of the big stories from the cobbles, what’s going on with world champ Peter Sagan, and more. Then, it’s a warm welcome back to retired pro and fierce women’s advocate, Inga Thomspon. Inga and I have been planning to chat for some time; but, we needed to wait until one of her new projects was in place. The Inga Thompson Foundation – which is a not for profit enterprise – has launched with the goal of enabling women’s cycling with support of promising riders. It’s especially timely because, after last week’s...

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Show #449 – April 20, 2019...

Apr 20, 2019 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-04-20.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSENCORE PRESENTATIONS: Guests: Shannon Galpin; Paul Sherwen It might be an encore presentation this evening; but, I’ve reached back into the archives and pulled two GREAT conversations you might want to revisit or… perhaps you will be hearing them for the first time. In this age of so much angst among women, one person stands out to me as a shining example of commitment, grit, and grace. Garnering the title of National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year in 2013, Shannon Galpin has gone on to do some amazing things since our first conversation in 2015 and a subsequent catch-up in 2016, Shannon has since been around the world with her daughter to bring endangered species to the fore through art – a broad and successful...

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Show #430 – December 8, 2018...

Dec 8, 2018 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-12-08.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Jacob VanSickle; Stephen Swift; Joe Roggenbuck This week, we can congratulate ourselves for taking action and getting the AV Start Act language changed before the bill comes up before the Senate. Your calls and letters made a difference! Then, we say a brief. sad goodbye to one of the most famous voices in our sport, Paul Sherwen. His untimely death at the age of 62 will leave an enormous gap in our enjoyment of the Tour de France in July. Then, we welcome back Bike Cleveland‘s Executive Director, Jacob VanSickle. Last month, the advocacy organization presented a one-day Strategic Summit to re-cap where the organization is, what it has accomplished since its inception in 2011, and where it’s going… all of which is pretty...

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