The Outspoken Cyclist – 08/27/2011

If you’ve ever done anything wild or crazy on your bike (or even just dreamed about it), this week’s show is for you. We have two guests who have pushed themselves and their bikes to do all sorts of unorthodox feats.

We start by welcoming back Doug Bahniuk, who has recently returned from his Wild Ride II, from Deadhorse to Anchorage, Alaska. That’s a challenging ride for anyone, and astute listeners will recall that Doug has Parkinson’s Disease, making it a double challenge for him. We’ll get the story ‘straight from the Caribou’s mouth’ as it were, and also hear about some of the Parkinson’s fund raisers he has coming up this fall.

After a quick sprint through the news, Diane welcomes one of the true Renaissance people of bicycling. Ross Shafer has done a bunch of cool things in his career, including launching and running Salsa Cycles from 1981 to 1997. These days, Ross runs his own design, fabrication and consulting company called Six-Nine Design from his home base in Petaluma, California.

Well, that’s it for this week. There’s still some daylight left, and the weather here is perfect. Time to hop on the bike for a short ride. Be sure to join us next week when Diane will favor us with a report from the Heartland Velo Show going on this weekend in Madison, Wisconsin.