If you can tear yourself away from thoughts of the frigid apocalypse about to descend on the northeast United States, we’ve got a great show for you this week. And if you’re listening from somewhere else in the world, try not to gloat as you kick back on the porch in your shorts and sandals.
First up is Jim Langley, bicycle mechanic, cycling author and former Bicycling Magazine tech editor. Jim has a long history with the bicycle, much of which is chronicled here and here. Most recently, he achieved the nearly unbelievable milestone of having ridden his bike for 7,300 consecutive days. That’s 20 years’ worth of daily riding! Jim is also the technical editor for SmartEtailing, a service to help local bike shops maximize their online presence.
In the second half of the show, along with news from the world of cycling, Diane talks with Dimitris Katsanis, the engineer who designed Team Great Britain’s current crop of track bikes. The big news is that Katsanis has been named as a consultant to the UCI’s Equipment Commission. The UCI has been much-maligned for its perceived stifling of technical innovation. Will this appointment signal a change in the governing body’s approach to equipment? Listen in and find out.