The Outspoken Cyclist – 5/17/2014

Guests: Photographer Gil Garcetti; Amgen’s Kathryn West; Journalist Warren Cornwall

Things are always better in threes and tonight is no exception.

First up, we’ll speak with award winning photographer Gil Garcetti. Gil started out as an attorney, became the Los Angeles Prosecutor, and was then elected L.A.’s District Attorney; but, a photograph of the iron-workers building the Walt Disney Concert Hall led to a book that led to more books that led to the one we are going to discuss this evening: Paris: Women & Bicycles. Gil’s approach to his subject matter and his subsequent finished projects show a much deeper relationship between Gil,  his subjects, and the social issues that are evoked in his photographs.

Then, we’ll talk with Kathryn West, Director of Advocacy for Amgen.  As the Amgen Tour of California winds down this weekend, a series of events will be taking a place right alongside the racing pros from the Breakaway from Cancer foundation.   Honoring those who have given back to the cancer community at large, Breakaway from Cancer partners with four non-profits to make living with, surviving from, and being a supporter of a person dealing with cancer easier.

Finally, I listened to a great show on NPR West from last weekend titled Athletes Chased by Technology in the Sport of Anti-Doping - the interviewee was Warren Cornwall and I decided right then and there that I wanted to talk with him.  In doing my research I found that he not only had explored this topic but also the scary topic of why a number of seemingly otherwise healthy triathletes never make it out of the water alive.  Warren spent time at Mass-General in Boston with Dr. Aaron Baggish – who is the Associate Director of the  Cardiovascular Performance Program.  We’ll learn what Warren found out about testing and whether you should be worried.

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