Show #462 – July 20, 2019...

Jul 20, 2019 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-07-20.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Jeff Woolf; Paul Robison, Tracy & Peter Flucke; Leah Flickinger As promised, I had a conversation with Jeff Woolf, who is the CEO and inventor of the Morpher folding helmet. You may remember that Consumer Reports gave the Morpher a thumbs down and that I wanted to give Jeff a chance to defend his company and his product. I also invited the CEO of the children’s Woom helmet, which also received a do-not-buy rating, to offer his story, but he hadn’t gotten back to me by the time this show was being put together. The offer is, of course, still there. While we are in the U.K. – which is where Jeff Woolf happens to be – we’ll check in with Paul Robison. Paul...

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Show #461 – July 13, 2019...

Jul 13, 2019 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-07-13.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Steve Frothingham; Rob Sulaski First up is a conversation about the safety of three helmets from three different manufacturers. I’m not sure how much I faith I put in Consumer Reports, but I do know that a lot of people look to the organization for assurance that they are making a good choice about a purchase. So, when an article titled, “Who should you trust? Helmet makers dispute Consumer Reports findings” I get curious. Three helmets were called out for alleged safety problems and issued “do not buy” warnings. Steve Frothingham, editor in chief of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News as well as BicycleRetailer.com wrote that article and offers us a deeper look into how these helmets failed CR’s testing, what the makers of...

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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 #459 – June 29, 2019...

Jun 29, 2019 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-06-29.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Christine Byrne; Gary Fisher; Dan Thornton When LeBron James says it, Portugal does it, and Trek puts money where its mouth is, perhaps “more kids on bikes” will become a reality. This week, we will explore this with two great guests – Gary Fisher – that mountain bike legend guy, who will fill us in on what Trek has committed to with not only NICA, but with a far-reaching plan for children. Gary’s mind thinks faster than he can aciculate all the ideas he has – and with his huge and expansive vision, Gary Fisher sees a big picture that captures so many many possibilities to bring kids back into cycling. Then, there is the laser focused and contrasting vision of bike shop owner...

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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 #457 – June 15, 2019...

Jun 15, 2019 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-06-15.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Dr. Jonathan Hersch; Tracy & Peter Flucke; Dr. Evan Friss In part III of our orthopedic sports injury series with Dr. Jonathan Hersch, we explore hip impingement. When you feel that pain in your hip, it just might be the beginnings of what could become a chronic issue. Dr. Hersch tells us what to look for and when to seek treatment. Last year, we spoke with tandem couple Tracy and Peter Fluke about their work and about the7,000 mile tandem trip they were planning at the time. Well, on June 1st, they pushed off from the west coast, and this evening we catch up with them for the first of a series of on-the-road conversations as they make their way towards New Orleans. And,...

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Show #456 – June 8, 2019

Jun 8, 2019 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-06-08.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Nancy Hogshead-Makar; Cait Harley As you know, we mostly focus our show on cycling; and, I like to think that you, the listener, is interested in not only many sports but also the humanity and the need for honest and open discourse around those sports and the athletes who participate in them. Recently, there have been many heated discussions where a line is drawn in the sand – one side insists, usually very loudly, that gender discrimination, misogyny, racism, and sexism are rampant, often negating the best of intentions and effectively shutting down any meaningful dialog. On the other side, there are some very well reasoned, rational, and legal discussions on the topic; and, to that end, have one of the best legal sports...

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