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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Fresh Mix of Independent Music
Blues Traveler Run Around @7:05
Lake Street Dive You Go Down Smooth @7:01
Monsters of Folk Say Please @6:58
Matisyahu Surrender @6:55
The Staves Tongue Behind My Teeth @6:51
The Gaslight Anthem Get Hurt @6:47
Patty Griffin Wiggley Fingers @6:43
Red Wanting Blue You Are My Las Vegas @6:39
Shearwater I Luv the Valley Oh! @6:36
The War on Drugs Red Eyes @6:31
Stu Larsen Thirteen Sad Farewells @6:28
Chris Isaak Let Me Down Easy @6:23