Outspoken Cyclist – 5/26/2018

What a super show we have this week!

We’ve had Elden Nelson on the show in the past; but, now he’s got a new gig and he is THE expert in the field. Elden has completed 20 Leadville 100 mountain bike races and now has a new podcast all about the event – how to train for it, how to finish it, surviving at altitude, what to eat, everything-you-need-to-know.

The podcast launched on Wednesday and I wanted to be the FIRST to cover the news!

Then, after two failed attempts – technical difficulties – I think we nailed the conversation on the third take. Joe Mungo Reed‘s first novel (his first book) is a slam dunk winner! We Begin the Ascent, out June 19th in the States, is a fictional account of a pro rider, his wife, and the cast of characters that make up the team.

The book is riveting – with uncanny insight into the mechanics of a pro team -and lots of twists and turns as the story unfolds. We don’t see a lot of cycling fiction – and this one is a winner!

Finally, as an answer to the requests I received – is an encore presentation of an interview I had with FK Day from SRAM and founder of World Bicycle Relief. It was one of the first interviews I did as The Outspoken Cyclist back in 2010 and, I must say, it’s not bad!

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend! Enjoy the show!

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The Heights

Adult Album Alternative and Community News
Blondie Hanging On The Telephone @5:53
Felice Brothers ft. Conor Oberst Patti @5:50
Richard Thompson (Crawl Back) Under My Stone @5:45
Dispatch Letter To Lady J @5:41
Elvis Costello & The Imposters There's A Story In Your Voice @5:37
Dip Sure Don't Miss You @5:34
Clarks Hey You @5:30
Raconteurs Now That You're Gone @5:25
Decemberists Traveling On @5:20
Fulton Lights Channel Changing with the Holy Ghost @5:16
LOLO Not Gonna Let You Walk Away @5:14
Lucinda Williams Car Wheels On A Gravel Road @5:08