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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Don Williams Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good @11:55
Bok, Muir, & Trickett Turning Toward The Morning @11:49
John Denver Whispering Jesse @11:46
Richard Shindell The Last Fare Of The Day @11:42
Tim Grimm Reverend Mr. Black @11:37
Tom Rush East Of Eden @11:33
Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen Hard Times @11:29
Barton & Sweeney If You Drink You Die @11:26
Kruger Brothers The Plan @11:17
John Prine Jesus The Missing Years @11:11
Greg Brown Just A Bum @11:07
Bruce Holmes Shine @11:04

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