Show #258 – August 8, 2015

Guest: Walking Quadriplegic Jenny McCune

Today our show offers up one great interview along with a full complement of news.

Have you ever heard the term, “walking quadriplegic”? I hadn’t either, until one of my students told me about a somewhat distant relative, Jenny McCune, who had gone down in a bike crash in 2007 and suffered a several spinal chord injury.

Jenny’s story is remarkable – not just because she is walking; but, also because recently she has begun riding again!

She attributes much of her recovery to her patience as a practicing Buddhist as well as her determination to make the amazing comeback she has made.

Jenny talks with me about her love for our sport, what it took to walk again, and how she just couldn’t stay away from her bicycle!

Our news includes a bit of discussion about Trek’s decision to offer an on-line shipping opportunity to the general public and what it could mean for the independent bicycle dealer as well as more trouble in the peloton including a crash that took out the entire BMC team this week, a positive doping sample from last year’s Tour of Utah winner Tom Danielson, and who made the Active Times list of the top 50 bikes shops in the U.S.
Enjoy the show!

Show #119 – December 1, 2012


Sometimes it’s not about the bike, but it is about the bike company. This week, we welcome to the show two gentlemen who have ties to iconic bike companies, as well as being interesting in other ways.

Four years ago, John Burke‘s father Dave Burke (founder of Trek Bicycles) died after complications from heart surgery. What started out as a private memoir intended for John’s two children has become a book called One Last Great Thing. John Burke joins us today to talk about the book, his dad, and their shared history in the bike business.

While the Burkes were building Treks in Wisconsin, a company up in Connecticut by the name of Cannondale was also innovating with aluminum tubing in bicycle frames. Production of Cannondales has moved offshore, and the tubing equipment was purchased by our second guest this week, Wade Barocsi of Acel Tubing and Joining Products. Wade is also owner of Cycle Design USA, and a framebuilder and instructor. If you want to know about shaping and joining metal, Wade’s your guy.