The Outspoken Cyclist – 5/25/2014

Flying solo this week! And, I’ve got a jam-packed show for you.

We start out with our friend Charles PelkeyThe Live Update Guy (AKA “LUG”) – as he’s blogging and covering the Giro D’Italia. In what was a clear upset, Rigoberto Uran (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), snatched the lead from Cadel Evans in last Thursday’s only time trial of the 3-week event. Charles thinks there is still a lot left in the last week of the Giro with all the mountain stages still to come.

We’ll speak with Kate Powlison from People for Bikes, who gives us some information about “United for Bikes”. a special month-long initiative from PFB and World Bicycle Relief  for National Bike Month. In addition to raising funds for both organizations, a generous anonymous donor has pledged another $10,000 in matching funds over the next few days!

We’ll hustle on down to my hometown, Cincinnati to speak with Ohio Bicycle Federation board member and “the Ohio Bike Lawyer” Steve Magas. Steve will fill us in on an upcoming State House Bill 145 – AKA “The 3 foot bill” – which is running into opposition but perhaps not for the reasons you might originally think.

After a short break, I’ll speak with endurance athlete and former junkie (yep, you heard that right!) Shane Niemeyer. He unfurls his no-holds-barred, raw, and unfiltered story in his just released book “The Hurt Artist – My Journey from Suicidal Junkie to Ironman” (by St. Martin’s Press). This is one of the best books I’ve read this year AND it is quite the page turner.

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Edwin McCain I Want It All @3:47
Trans-Slambovian Bi-Polar Express The Slambovian Circus of Dreams @3:44
Anna Nalick Breathe (2am) @3:35
Mike Doughty Light Will Keep Your Heart Beating in the Future @3:31
Jack White Lazaretto @3:28
The Sundays Cry @3:24
The Last Bison Every Time @3:20
Ben Harper Diamonds On the Inside @3:16
Nickel Creek Hayloft @3:12
Paolo Nutini Let Me Down Easy @3:09
Arcade Fire Reflektor @3:04
The New Pornographers Brill Bruisers @2:57