The Outspoken Cyclist – 10/20/2012

Halloween is still a week away, but a Big Yellow Elephant charged into the room this week, so Diane and I felt compelled to address it, because, well, Big Yellow Elephant. But don’t let that deter you, because we also have two great guests this week.

Ernest Gagnon is a big guy from New England on his way to being a smaller guy from New England. Two years ago, a combination of depression and a sedentary job in the tech industry helped him tip the scales at 570 pounds. Now, over 200 pounds lighter and several thousand miles later, Gagnon has both a different body, and a different outlook on life. This week we get the whole amazing story from Ernest and two of his cycling buddies, Steve Lachance and Zach LaBry.

The expansive website slowtwitch.com is ostensibly about triathlon (and there is a ton of excellent tri content there) but it’s so much more than multi-sport. This 13-year old site is the brainchild of Dan Empfield, who has a deep passion and understanding, not only of the sport itself, but of the athletes as well. This week Dan tells us how and why he started Slowtwitch, and also offers a bit of advice for first time competitors.

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w/Dave - Etymology of Rock
Rory Gallagher Seventh son of a Seventh son @12:43
Gypsy Chief Goliath Killing Yourself To Live @12:35
The Del-Vipers Bumble Bee Twist @12:32
Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush Loved By You @12:22
The Phantom Operators Die Die My Darling @12:09
Davie Allan Recycled @12:06
The Muggs I Don't Need No Doctor @12:01
J. Geils Band Gonna Find Me a New Love @11:56
Novadriver 20th century Boy @11:47
Amon Amath The Way of Vikings @11:42
Cheap Trick Can't Hold On @11:28
Rush La Villa Strangiato @11:15