The Outspoken Cyclist – 02/01/2014

Everybody seems to have their favorite season of the year. I like any season in which I can go for a bike ride (which turns out to be all of them, if I’m dressed right and sufficiently motivated). But looking out my back window today it occurred to me that without leaves to block the view, we can see the true structure of trees much more clearly. Currently, the Grey Squirrel Acrobatic Company is putting on a fabulous show for an appreciative audience of one.

So, in the spirit of the season, we get right to the heart of a couple of folks doing interesting things in very different areas of cycling. First up is Liz Jose, founder of WE Bike NYC. The “WE” stands for “women’s empowerment”, and the organization grew out of Liz’s day job as a bicycle mechanic in Manhattan’s East Village,  and a desire to get more women riding and working on their bicycles. Liz was also featured in a recent article in Bicycling magazine.

In a very different region of the country, and a different part of cycling, Don Walker is getting ready to produce the tenth annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show, March 14-16 in Charlotte, North Carolina.Don joins us in the second half of the show to talk about the evolution of NAHBS, what to expect this year, and what he’s been up to lately.

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On the Air

Red's Ramblin' Road

w/Michelle - Classic Country
Amanda Shaw Jambalaya @10:52
The Band & Friends Acadian Driftwood @10:36
Kevin Dooley The Big Easy @10:32
Ricky Skaggs Cajun Moon @10:20
The Rosinators Port Arthur Blues @10:18
Gina Forsyth What I Did on Mardi Gras Day @10:15
Roy Orbison Blue Bayou @10:12
Rodney Crowell Blues De Bosco @10:00
Rusty & Doug Kershaw Diggy Liggy Lo @9:57
George Jones & Gene Pitney Louisiana Man @9:46
Pam Tillis Gettin' Money On Love @9:41
Bobby Bare Marie Laveau @9:30

Hodge Podge

@Midnight w/Ben Chillan - Various