The Outspoken Cyclist – 06/29/2013

End of June – beginning of the 100th Tour de France. Time is flying by; but there is always time for another edition of The Outspoken Cyclist.

Diane’s first guest this week is a Congressman Dave Joyce (R-OH) who, along with colleague Congresswoman Dors Matsui (D-CA) introduced the new Safe Streets Act 2013 into Congress. Congressman Joyce went to Washington to help enact this type of legislation because his friend, Judge Chip Henry, died in a tragic car-bike accident a few years ago and he wants to see change – NOW.

Then, Diane heads out to Los Angeles where we usually think is cars, cars, cars… but “CicLAvia” is about no cars, no cars, no cars, and the organizer of the events, Rob Gard tells me how he get L.A. to embrace car-less streets and spread joy in Los Angeles several times a year.

After some news, Diane talks with her old friend Larry Niles who, along with his wife Dawn, run Discovery Bicycle Tours out of Woodstock, Vermont. Discovery is the new name of their several decades-old company and I wanted to learn about several of their tours including the 10-day El Camino Santiago – usually thought of as a “pilgrimage” by tens of thousands every year.

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On the Air

Cascades Rhythm of the Rain @12:58
The Supremes My World Is Empty Without You @12:56
Johnny Tillotson It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' @12:53
Gene Pitney Backstage @12:48
Frank Pourcel Only You @12:46
Teddy Randazzo The Way of a Clown @12:43
Shelley Fabares Johnny Angel @12:39
James Darren Her Royal Majesty @12:37
Perry Como Because @12:35
Dee Clark Raindrops @12:30
Little Anthony & The Imperials Hurt So Bad @12:28
Kay Starr My Heart Reminds Me @12:25