The Outspoken Cyclist – 12/08/2012

Hanukkah is already here and the rest of The December Holidays are not far behind, so we offer you a ready-made excuse to put shopping and decorating on hold for an hour and indulge in some cycling time.

First up is Ira David, who is the producer and host of a TV series on cycling called Pedal America. The show is starting its second season on PBS, and the premise is to showcase various locations in the U.S. from the perspective of an everyday, or casual cyclist. Ira tells us how he came to produce Pedal America, and gives us a few insights into the second season.

After a break and a bit of news (including a couple of gift ideas for the eccentric cyclist on your list) we welcome back Joe Friel, who has written a new book called The Power Meter Handbook. Joe explains how a bicycle power meter works and why power is an excellent measure of performance.

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Andrew Bird Fiery Crash @2:09
Paper Rival Bluebird @2:05
Obsessives Sometimes @2:02
Gorillaz We Got the Power feat. Jehnny Beth @1:57
Regina Spektor Eet @1:53
Love & Rockets So Alive @1:46
Jackson Browne The Night Inside Me @1:41
Nate Jones The Music Of The Mardi Gras @1:37
Trombone Shorty Here Come the Girls @1:34
The Police Don't Stand So Close To Me @1:30
LVL UP Pain @1:25
New Radicals You Get What You Give @1:20

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