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.
Young track phenom Josh Hartman and I talk about his rise to fame and his dreams of Olympic gold. J. Allard from Project 529 gives us a lot of reasons to download his free app.
Guests this week are Russ Rader, VP of Communications for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Officer Wren Nealy. President of the International Police Mountain Bike Association, and Dr. Albert Rizzo Senior Medical Advisor, American Lung Association and Section Chief, Pulmonary Medicine, Christiana Care Health System.
Colin O'Brien talks with me about his new book The Beautiful Race; Eric Heiden's encore interview from November, 2010.
Richard Schwinn tops by the station to chat about Waterford, steel tariffs, disc brakes, and more. 718 Cycles' Joe Nocella offer up his philosophy about bike shops and how he's managed to tweak his business model to attract great clients, staff, and events.
Jim Sayer, executive director of Adventure Cycling Association talks Bike Summit, Adventure Cycling for 2018, and his 2017 cross country trip with his daughter. Phil Taylor, owner of Bespoked Handmade Show in the UK talks about this year's event.
Paragon Machine Work's Mark Norstad talks about his history, the work his company does, his induction in the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, and his advocacy. Colleen Kelly Alexander tells us her story - from sitting in her Dad's bike shop as a child to the horrific crash that put her in a coma for 5 weeks and has led to 29 surgeries. Her new book, Gratitude in Motion - beautifully details it all.
Cyclocross icon Katie Compton on her career, her health, and her future. Lennard Zinn in a 2-part conversation - first it's tech and then it's health.
Design architect Sarah Morkos from Walker Consultants in Boston talks with me about the options that many of her clients are looking to for bicycle parking - whether it be in a closed parking structure, outside on a surface lot, at a campus, or when there needs to be facilities for thousands of card and bicycles!Â Sarah also wrote a great article about the challenges of bike parking! Then, I speak with author, journalist, and the co-founder of themastersathlete.com web site, Bob Howells. With accomplishments too many to list here, Bob talks about just a few - his work with Space-X, his love of an passion for our National Parks, and the work he is doing with those of us past the age of 40. Last week, Bob's working partner, Andrew Tilin, was hit and killed as he changed a flat tire by the side of the road on a group ride in Austin. The outpouring of love, respect, and support for Andrew and his family was instantaneous and overwhelming.Â Just about every journalist working in the bicycle and outdoor industry today had glowing words and deep sadness at his death. You can help Andrew Tilin's family by contributing to the gofundme campaign set up by one of his friends.
Bike Law's Peter Wilborn talks about road hazards, new laws for cyclists, and more. Chicago Tribune reporter Mary Wisniewski fills us in on her story about the disparity in black vs white neighborhoods and ticketing for cycling infractions by the police. And, an encore interview with frame builder Rody Walter.