The Outspoken Cyclist – 08/25/2012

It’s one week to Labor Day, and definitely a time in the cycling year when we separate into the ‘glass half full’ and ‘glass half empty’ camps. Is it almost the end of the prime summer season, or simply the threshold of  ‘bonus’ season? Regardless of your perspective, one directive is always appropriate: go ride your bike!

Our first guest should have his picture in the dictionary next to the entry for altruism. Bob Lee and his Ride for 3 Reasons have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for cancer research, ALS, and hospice funding. Because Bob covers his own expenses, all donations go directly to his designated charities. He’s headed out on the road again in September, so listen for all the details, including how you can contribute.

In the second half of today’s show, Diane chats with artist and framebuilder Dave Bohm. Dave owns Bohemian Bicycles, Acel Tubing and Joining Products, and a framebuilding school. That’s right, if you have 10 days and some cash, you can build your own frame and fork with Dave’s expert guidance. A heckuva lot more useful than that bird house you built in shop class!

Play

On the Air

The Heights at Night

Adult Album Alternative and Community News
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Man On Fire @4:04
Bob Marley One Love People Get Ready @3:58
Owl John Red Hand @3:53
Bear Hands Giants @3:50
Backyard Tire Fire How In The Hell Did You Get Back Here @3:46
Milky Chance Stolen Dance @3:43
Dave Matthews Band Everyday @3:38
Cake Sick Of You @3:35
Melissa Etheridge The Different @3:31
St. Paul & The Broken Bones Half the City @3:27
George Harrison When We Was Fab @3:23
Laura Veirs Sun Song @3:19