The Outspoken Cyclist – 01/28/2012

Here at the end of January, we’re not quite at the Red Kite of winter yet, but we’re close enough to at least confirm its existence. On today’s Outspoken Cyclist, we find out how a couple of other media types are covering the cycling world, and covering the world using a bike.

First up is Patrick Brady, editor and publisher of Red Kite Prayer, recently named the #1 bicycling blog by Outside magazine. Patrick is a veteran cyclist and cycling journalist who has been involved with such notable publications as Bicycle Guide and Asphalt. His ‘mind, body & machine’ approach to cycling news, along with additions of Charles Pelkey and John Wilcockson, and others have vaulted RKP to the top of the heap. Another reason Patrick deserves to be on top: his desire to be successful enough to pay his staff and contributors fairly.

After a roundup of cycling news from Diane (including two new product recalls) we dial up Boaz Frankel in Portland, Oregon. Boaz is only 29 years old, but a look at his Wikipedia page attests to his drive and creativity. His latest project is The Pedal Powered Talk Show, which is a shot-on-location video podcast where the entire production rig is transported by cargo bike. Will we someday see Matt Lauer and Al Roker pedaling a bakfiets down Broadway in Manhattan, looking for their next Today Show interview? Possibly not, but Boaz is already proving it’s possible.

Play

On the Air

Johnny Cash Ballad Of Ira Hayes @10:55
Dion Abraham, Martin & John @10:51
Robin & Linda Williams Proud Valley Boys @10:47
Si Kahn Moose Lodge/Memorial @10:42
Tom Paxton On The Road To Srebrenica @10:37
David Wilcox Let Them In @10:34
Patty Griffin Chief @10:31
John McCutcheon Christmas In The Trenches @10:22
Gibson & Camp Civil War Trilogy @10:16
Joan Baez The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down @10:13
Gibb Todd The Band Played Waltzing Matilda @10:07
Nanci Griffith Flyer @10:03

Hodge Podge

@Midnight w/Ben Chillan - Various

The Heights at Night

@1 am Adult Album Alternative and Community News