It’s a three-fer today… Slate Olson is a marketing whiz and we get to learn about his work and his ideas from his time at Nike, Rapha, and Specialized as he comes full circle back to Portland, taking on the CEO position with Chrome Industries. Then, we excerpt my interview with Amanda Batty that was part of a larger conversation on the Paceline Podcast this week. Finally we review The Haywire Heart with author and Velo News managing editor Chris Case.
The Outspoken Cyclist
The “fastest woman on two wheels” – Denise Mueller talks about her record. Brian and I start a new feature about bikes and cycling; Gerolf Meyer, German podcaster, and I talk about his role as host/producer of Antritt
Diane speaks with engineer Damon Rinard whose history begins with Kestrel and moves through many of our top brands in the cycling world helping to develop what is fast, aerodynamic and light. Then, off to the U.K. to speak with author and humorist Tim Moore about his new book, The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold… and travel 9,000km on a 20″ wheel German folding bike.
Axel Merck tells us about his winning UCI team Axeon Hagens Berman. With multiple wins, podiums, national titles, and World Tour riders, Axel shares his philosophy about riding, racing, and training. Then, 6-time world pack burro racing champion and the father of a “neuro-diverse” son talks about his life as the father of a’ “autistic” son who surprises his father every day!
Enigma Bicycles managing director Jim Walker talks with Diane about the British company. Young philanthropist and soon-to-be cross-country rider Jan Gierlach tells Diane how he’s raised $600,000 for charity and what he’s about to do next.
We revisit three of our favorite segments for this, the last show of 2016. National Champion CX racer Jeremy Powers, Shannon Galpin, and Maynard Hershon all make an encore! Enjoy!
Chef Biju Thomas on Indian Food, Skratch Labs, and more. Jonathan Lee talks about the TrainerRoad.com indoor cycling program.
My one and only guest this week – Richard Schwinn. As always, he is insightful, interesting, and well-informed.
Veteran frame builder Roland Della Santa shares his philosophy about hand made frames, production bikes, Greg LeMond, music, food, and more. Senior Tech Editor of Bicycling Magazine Gloria Liu gives us some great gift ideas for the fast approaching holidays.
HIA Velo is the brand new company bringing “made in USA” bikes to the U.S. under the ownership of longtime bicycle industry guy Tony Karklins – we talk with Tony about his background and his new company as he gets ready to roll out his line of carbon fiber bikes. Siri Lindley