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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Jack Fords The Hotel Suicide @8:15
Dan Miraldi A Few Rock Harder @8:03
John Lennon It's So Hard @7:58
Boat Tough Talking the Tulips @7:55
David Johansen Rough on Rats @7:52
Relient K Chapstick, Chapped Lips and Things Like Chemistry @7:50
The Crookes The Cooler King @7:47
Black Keys Hard Row @7:43
Benjamin Gibbard A Hard One to Know @7:40
Beck Guess I'm Doing Fine @7:38
Mountain Man Soft Skin @7:34
Talking Heads Slippery People @7:28

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