The Outspoken Cyclist – 10/06/2012

Fall means it’s time to pull on your SPF Infinity sunblock (long sleeves and tights) and hit the road. For The Outspoken Cyclist, it means three great stories from the lighter and darker sides of our sport.

Joining us in the studio is Daniel Coyle, co-author with Tyler Hamilton of the book The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs.  Coyle conducted extensive interviews and research with Hamilton and many others to paint an enlightening and  sometimes disturbing picture of the culture of doping in professional bike racing.

Perhaps no other city in the U.S. has so radically transformed its street infrastructure than New York City. Where Portland streets seem almost ready-made for bicycling, NYC has gone from allowing cars in Central Park (!) to being one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the country. Paul Steely-White, Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives joins us from Brooklyn to update us on how NYC has pulled this off, and what’s on the horizon for the Big Apple.

Wrapping up the hour, Diane speaks with Doug Selee, Executive Director of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). NICA’s mission is to start mountain bike racing leagues at the high school level around the U.S. With two leagues in California, and eight in other states, NICA is on a mission to get kids active and to create lifelong cyclists. See, it doesn’t take balls (literally or figuratively) to play high school sports!

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Nickel Creek Hayloft @11:17
The Black Keys Tighten Up @11:14
First Aid Kit My Silver Lining @11:10
Walk the Moon Shut Up and Dance @11:07
Elvis Costello National Ransom (Album Version) @11:03
Lake Street Dive Stop Your Crying @10:57
Spanish Gold Out On the Street @10:54
Ryan Adams Gimme Something Cool @10:50
Turning Plates Havoc @10:47
Bonnie Raitt Love Sneakin' Up On You @10:43
Ben Folds House @10:39
John Butler Trio How You Sleep At Night @10:35

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