The Outspoken Cyclist – 01/07/2012

If this post seems a bit too happy for the first week of January, it’s because I’m all jacked up on endorphins from an outside ride on a brilliantly sunny day in northeast Ohio. Now that the disclaimers are out of the way, let’s talk about what’s on the show this week…

Our first guest is a bike commuting evangelist and editor of a great blog on the subject of bicycle commuting. Ted Johnson lives and works in Flagstaff, Arizona, and edits CommuteByBike.com. He’s got a great perspective on living car-free, and he has a wonderful story about how running errands on your bike is starting to attract less and less attention (and that’s a good thing).

Last year about this time, we spoke with Rodney Hendrickson, the ride director of The Redbud Ride in London, Kentucky. The 2011 edition of that tour was partially under water, but surprisingly, most people didn’t seem to mind. Rodney’s back on this week’s show to tell us what riders can expect on the 2012 Redbud Ride (and we hope that includes lots of sun).

Finally, we had planned to have John Howard of John Howard Performance Sports on the show to hip us to his latest tips for off-season training. Unfortunately, John had a medical emergency come up at the last minute. We wish John a full and speedy recovery. Instead, Diane stands in for John with a list of his recommendations for maximizing your time during the “indoor season”.

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Adult Album Alternative and Community News
Attack Cat Matchstick @1:28
Lisa Loeb Stay @1:25
JD Eicher Aaron @1:22
Counting Crows All My Friends @1:17
Red Wanting Blue You Are My Las Vegas @1:13
Serena Ryder What I Wouldn't Do @1:10
Bastille Bad Blood @1:06
Matisyahu Surrender @1:02
Steve Earle Lungs @1:00
Cranberries Linger @12:28
Coldplay Charlie Brown @12:25
Jack Johnson The Horizon Has Been Defeated @12:22