Show #379 – December 16, 2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-12-16.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Leah Missbach Day; Aimee Ross; Patrick Brady Twas the week before Christmas and there is snow on the ground here in NE Ohio. But, we’ll bring some conversations to warm the heart as we look at our last “gift giving” show for the season. My first guest is the co-founder of World Bicycle Relief, Leah Missbach Day. When Leah and her husband F.K. learned of the devastating tsunami in 2005, they flew to Indonesia to see how they could help. Out of that trip, World Bicycle Relief was founded and now, 12 years later, the organization is approaching 400,000 bicycles on the ground and working in a variety of African and Indonesian countries. Leah gives us some insight into who needs these bicycles and...

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Show #378 – December 9, 2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-12-09.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Shane Stokes; Dennis Markatos-Soriano; Courtney Laggner My first guest, Shane Stokes, is the news editor for cyclingtips.com. He’s in Girona, Spain hanging out with about 100 pros who are training and getting ready for the 2018 race season. Recently, Shane published, “Human rights groups and others call on Giro d’Italia to abandon Israel start“, an article about the Giro d’Italia and the unprecedented move to take the first 3 stages off the Continent and begin in Israel. As one might expect in this time of international turmoil, the move is controversial. Shane and I discuss the reasons behind the move, who might be protesting and why, and what the riders are saying – if anything. Then, I catch up with executive director of the...

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Show #377 – December 2, 2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-12-02.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Professor Nelson Repenning; Merlyn Townley; Doug Bahniuk This week’s show is a bit more focused on some perspectives around the economy, business – including of course the bike business – and some pretty heady insights. My first guest is Nelson Repenning, the distinguished professor of Systems Dynamics and Organization Studies at MIT Sloan School of Management. It’s a mouthful, but Nelson, who raced his bike pretty successfully back in the day, has his finger on the pulse of business as it relates to jobs, manufacturing, and much more. Nelson also has a consulting firm, ShiftGear, that helps companies figure out those things that always seem to sabotage success – or at least slow it down. After a short break, it’s up to Vermont to...

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Show #376 – November 25, 2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-11-25.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Dr. Gabe Mirkin; Molly Hurford Now that Thanksgiving is over, can we talk food? I mean the food we probably SHOULD be consuming! This week, retired but still incredibly active, Dr. Gabe Mirkin will talk about how food affects us, what new breakthroughs are being found in cholesterol and diabetes research, and how important it is to continue exercising throughout your life. I’ve got a couple of news items, a review of the new Gore-Tex ShakeDry jacket, and then it’s on to Belgium to catch up with Molly Hurford. At 30 years old, she’s already written four books with a 3-book series for young girls at the publisher. She manages at least 3 blogs, or may it’s four, produces The Consummate Athlete podcast with...

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Show #375 – November 18, 2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-11-18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Jim Sonnhalter; Gloria Liu; Nick Legan This week, we keep it local for the first of my three guests. NE Ohio urban planner Jim Sonnhalter joins me to talk about a project in his home suburb of Euclid, Ohio that will add a new trail to the Lake Front. Jim works for Cuyahoga County Planning and has helped to establish and begin implementing a master plan for biking and walking in the Cleveland area. We’ll talk about the Euclid project as well as the scope of the Cuyahoga Greenways projects. Then, it’s my annual pre-holiday gift chat with Bicycling features editor Gloria Liu. This year, we talk about a new “convertible jacket” from Pearl Izumi, a handlebar bag from North St. Bags in Portland,...

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Show #374 – November 11, 2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-11-11.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Brian Jenks; Eric Stobin November 11th – Veteran’s Day – and auspiciously, this week, Brian and I have an extended conversation about our trip to Israel with the FIDF. Joining 30 other Americans as well as wounded warriors, Israeli National Cycling Champion Roy Goldstein, and active duty soldiers, we rode our tandem from Eilat in the south of the country through the Negev Desert to the north ending in Jerusalem for several days. Along the way, we toured air force and army bases, became immersed in the history of the country and the land, ate sumptuous Mediterranean foods, and fell in love with the people and the culture. After our break, I also speak with Eric Stobin, National Sales Manager of Wahoo Fitness. From...

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Show #373 – November 4, 2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-11-04.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuest: Peter Weigle This week, Diane speaks with Peter Weigle – for the entire show! We talk about his time at the Choir School in NYC, his stint at Witcomb Cycles in London, his love of physics, and so much more. Peter’s bike for the 2017 Concours de Machines in Paris, France, commissioned and ridden by Jan Heine, won accolades all around, yet didn’t win first place. (You’ll need to listen to find out why!) Enjoy!   Share...

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