Summary: The Outspoken Cyclist is hosted by Diane Jenks, a bike shop owner and yoga instructor with over 35 years experience in the bicycle industry. Each week's episode features interviews with notable figures in cycling, plus cycling news and banter.
Heidi Myers from Louis Garneau talks about the Garneau Don'7 Text & Drive Initiative; Jonathan Asher explains the LWCF and why it needs to be permanently reauthorized. Phil Gaimon is back to talk about his retirement from pro racing and what's come next.
Debra Banks - The Rivetress - talks about her saddles, the crash that almost put an end to her cycling days, RUSA, and more. Michael Roth , VP of communications for AEG, talks about the Amgen Tour of California
Bringing attention to two recalls that the CPSC doesn't have the manpower to publicize. In-depth interview with USA Cycling and UCI board member, as well as ride director for the first Colorado Pro Women's Race, Sean Petty
Joan Hanscom, new executrive director of the Trexlertown Velodrome (The Valley Preferred Cycling Center); Amishland and Lakes Bicycle Tour; Eastern Express Trans-Am route.
This week, I have two fascinating stories told by two Professors. While we talk about cycling pretty much exclusively on the show we're taking an end run around cycling with my first guest and talking about something I believe you will find interesting and important. Dr. Richard Alley is the Evan Pugh Professor at Penn State. His field is geosciences and our conversation is about the climate - his particular specialty. More specifically, he is really interested in and both studies and teaches about abrupt climate change and sea level change. He makes a compelling case for not only what IS happening but what can be done to slow down the inevitable. He's fun, articulate, and might just make you want to go back to school! (As an aside: Dr. Alley did a 6-part Prime Time PBS series titled - "Earth - The Operator's Manual" Then, we'll be hearing from Dr. Roger Gilles. Professor Gilles.Â He teaches writing at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. Until his wife found an old postcard taped to a wall in a rest room, Dr. Gilles had little interest in cycling per se. BUT, his wife authors children's books and this postcard showed Tillie Anderson, a woman back in the late 1800's who was a famous 6-day bicycle racer. As one strange thing led to another, Roger's wife found she had way too much material for a children's book. And so, it fell to Roger to take the project and run with it. The result? A fascinating look into the world of women racing bicycles in the late 19th Century - "Women on the Move- The Forgotten Era of Women's Bicycle Racing."
Retired National Guard Army Sergeant Mark Green talks about his new sport - hand cycling. Frame Builder Tony Pereira talks with Diane about his work..
James Stanfill from the PBMA tells us about the organization. Dan Wuori wraps up the 2018 racing year.
WKMG news anchor Matt Austin talks about Florida's upcoming vote on a more comprehensive distracted driving law. Drew Guildalian from Engin Cycles and Wissahickon Cyles in Philadelphia gives his perspective on retail and how his manufacturing of some special parts are going to come into focus. Tracy and Peter Flucke detail their tandem adventures.
Kate Koch, The Bike Lady tells about her project to bring bikes to kids in foster care in Ohio. Jim Kersten, president of the Chicago Area Bicycle Dealers Assn. tells how the midwest trade show was revived and how it's going to expand across the country. The Birthplace of American Trail is a new project that will break ground soon.
We talk about Bike Cleveland's Strategic Summit with Executive Director Jacob VanSickle. Then we catch up with long distance traveler Stephen Swift as he is about to complete his 6 year, 26,000 mile journey. And, finally a most enlightening conversation with frame builder and tool maker Joe Roggenbuck.
Caron Whitaker from the LAB talks about the upcoming Senate AV Start Act and the possible ramifications if it passes. Luke Humphreys, new CEO of Pacenti Cycle Design brings us up to speed on the company. Simon Firth - a history!
Stocking stuffers from Planet Bike with Kristin Wentworth. A short history and rundown on The Assault on Mt. Mitchell with ride director Katie Jordan. Great conversation with cyclist Marty Jemison about his tour company.
We discuss The California Camp Fire with Travis from Paul Components. New triathlon, SOS Cape Cod is our next subject. Then, it's the tariffs as we learn why Zak Pashak from Detroit Bikes had his attorney withdraw a 201 petition. Finally, it's a philosophical discussion about autonomous vehicles - AV - the programmers and the dilemmas that must be faced when faced with dangerous situations.
Tim Blumenthal from People for Bikes talks about the organization's programs and successes. William Bevington, author of Japanese Steel - Classic Bicycle Design from Japan, delves into the nitty gritty of that country's peak export years.
Author, blogger, and world cyclist Ishbel Rose Holmes talks about her book Saving Lucy. Sean Coffey explains how the Stages Cycling power systems work.