The Outspoken Cyclist – 05/04/2013

My itchy eyes and constant sneezing tell me that spring has finally arrived in NE Ohio. But here’s the crazy thing: I only have symptoms indoors at home or work. I was totally fine on a 6-hour ride today. I think nature is trying send me a message.

Besides my spring allergy update, you might want to know who’s on The Outspoken Cyclist this week. Well I’ll tell you…

First up, we have Jenn Dice , Vice President of Government Relations at Bikes Belong. Jenn directs Bikes Belong’s  Bohm Strategy Center and leads Bikes Belong’s lobbying team and government relations program. She’s also a bonafide adventurer, having completed the Leadville Trail 100 on several occasions, and climbed up and biked down Mt. Kilimanjaro!

The second half of today’s show is dedicated to electric-assist, or E-Bikes. In the automotive world, we have the Toyota Prius as the best known example of the hybrid car, and now the “hybrid bike” is beginning to get attention in the United States. Larry Pizzi of Currie Technologies is on hand to give us a thorough and insightful explanation of what E-Bikes are, and why they may fill a gap between fully-motorized and fully-human-powered transportation. A device that provides a constant tailwind? Yes, please!

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On the Air

Jane Wiedlin World on Fire @9:57
Sarah Vaughn September Song @9:51
Rose Melberg Little Bird @9:47
Sandie Shaw There's Always Something there to Remind Me @9:45
Liz Phair Supernova @9:40
Edna Swap Torn @9:36
Mary Karlzen Everybody's Sleeping @9:33
Lone Justice The Grapes of Wrath @9:30
Cassandra Wilson Death Letter @9:24
Tori Amos America @9:20
Jane Siberry Temple @9:16
Vivian Green Bowlegged Boogie @9:12

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