The Outspoken Cyclist – 4/16/2011

Diane is back from her adventures at the San Diego Custom Show, and she brought with her a ton of interesting contacts, many of whom will end up on The Outspoken Cyclist in the weeks to come.

First among these is Lou Tortola who has developed a radical bicycle frame design that replaces the rear triangle with a pair of rings. Lou calls it the Roundtail, and he’s with us in the first part of this week’s show to tell us all about it.

Lou is based in Ontario, and so are our second guests this week. David and Brenda Vandevelde are the owners of MBS Tandems in Mississauga, Ontario, and they organize the Canadian Tandem Rally coming up at the end of May. The Vandevelde family has been involved in tandeming for 30 years, so they know a thing or two about how to have a good time on a double.

And of course there’s a bit of news, calendar and commentary thrown into the mix for good measure. If you want to tell your state DOT officials to accommodate cyclists and pedestrians, the LAB comment form is here.

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Sufjan Stevens The Henny Buggy Band @3:05
The Black Keys She Said @3:00
Ida First Light @2:55
The New Amsterdams Losing You @2:52
Peter and the Wolf Midnight Train @2:49
Neon Trees Your Surrender @2:45
Manchester Orchestra I was a Lid @2:39
Death Cab for Cutie Your New Twin Sized Bed @2:36
Of Montreal Id Engager @2:33
The Faint How Could I Forget @2:30
The Long Winters Ultimatum (Live) @2:25
Dr. Dog The World May Never Know @2:22

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