135: Fixmas in Fullerton, Controversy Surrounding Race Radios in the Peloton, and Virtual Group Rides Becoming More Popular
Issue 155 is released! In this episode we discuss our exploration of the bike friendly areas of Fullerton, followed by a discussion of race radios’ place in the peloton and Romain Bardet’s desire to see them banned. We also touch on the popularity of virtual group rides, how the landscape of bike industry expositions is changing, and another reason not to use Uber.
134: The Pete Rose of Pro Cycling, Team Abuse Allegations, Electric Bikes Better Than Walking, Clif Embracing A Solar Destiny
We discuss some professional cycling ‘icons’ (Bradley Wiggins and Geraint Thomas disagree on one person), and some cyclists from team Cervelo-Bigla team reveal serious incidents under reign of manager. We also touch on how Clif Bar company plans to do their part in lowering CO2 emissions, and the studies that prove that ebike riding requires more physical activity than walking.
133: Big (and Small) Changes to the Racing Rulebook, Bankruptcy Strikes the Industry Landscape, Excerpts from the New Sagan Book, Notes From the Commute
UCI makes changes to the World Tour requirements, including in apparel, ASE, parent company to Performance Bikes, files Chapter 11, and we read an excerpt on sprinting from Peter Sagan’s new book “My World”.
132: The Latest Electrifying Debate, Pushing Back Against Helmet Apathy, and those Millennials Are at it Again
We discuss how cyclists are not the problem with electric scooter share acceptance, how we push against helmet apathy, and how millennials relationship with cars is vastly different than older generations.
131: Bike the Vote! Tricking Drivers Into Safety, Beer Talk, Outdoor Photography Gear and Starting Points
We talk an experiment that made drivers more compliant, whether electrolyte beer is beneficial, a local Proposition that would hurt bicyclists, and our tips for outdoor photography and the gear you should have.
130: The BICYCLIST Take On ‘Best Cities’ Rankings, Not Getting Doored Rehashed, Bikes Get A Shout-out in the IPCC Report, VW and Harley-Davidson Making Bikes
We cover how some bicyclists are responding to the Best Cities for Biking ranking and the justifications for why Los Angeles is one of the worst cities to bike in. Bicycles make an appearance in the IPCC climate change report, and a woman rides around the world in 125 days.
129: Nix the Outdoor Selfie, Covering Your Tracks in the Wilderness, Times Up for Sexist Announcer, and Floyd Landis Starts a Cycling Team
We talk an announcer that made unbelievably sexist remarks towards some of the women cyclists in the UCI’s Jingle Cross race, Floyd Landis is building a domestic cycling team, preparation for bathroom emergencies in the wilderness, and the pursuit of extreme selfies is causing untimely deaths.
128: Travel Debrief, The 2018 Interbike Experience, The Risky Business of Electric Scooters, Uber Invests Big in Cycling Advocacy
We review our experience as an exhibitor at cycling convention Interbike, we also discuss the first fatal e-scooter share accident just as more people are riding them, Uber CEO invests in bike friendly infrastructure, and how social media is making the outdoors ‘more dangerous’.
127: The Real Problem with eScooters, Vuelta a Espana Mayhem, Goodbye to Aqua Blue Sport, Electric Folders Discussed, and Oakland Ride Director Najari Smith Unjustly Arrested
Thoughts on e-Scooters and their role in urban cities, the Vuelta a Espana is shocked by low flying helicopter, Aqua Blue Sport Cycling team abruptly ends, and SF ride director Najari Smith is arrested while leading memorial ride for slain woman.
126: Saddles: Snub-Nosed and Cut-Outs, Remembering a BICYCLIST Eternal, and Updates on the Pro Peloton
Jelly Belly ends sponsorship of UCI Domestic Prot Team, thoughts on the upcoming Vuelta a Espana, Dario Pegoretti’s passing, and snub-nosed and cut-out saddles.
125.5 | INTERVIEW | Denise Mueller-Korenek and Coach John Howard on Her Attempt to Smash the Men’s World Speed Record
Denise Mueller-Korenek and her coach, Olympian John Howard, speak with Chris Reynolds of the BICYCLIST Experience Podcast on her attempt to smash the men’s world speed record on September 14-16th, 2018.
125: Self-Supported Double Century in San Diego, 2018 TdF Thoughts and Disillusionment, Playa Vista Downtown Goes Car-Free
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124: A New Drivetrain Concept that Eliminates the Need for Chains, Tour de France Stages 1-8 Recap, and Reviewing the Team Bikes
CeramicSpeed releases a new drivetrain concept that eliminates the need for chains – we discuss the implications of this new component. We also review results of the 2018 Tour de France Stages 1-8, as well as the team bikes for the pro cyclists in the race.
123: Road Diet Meets Resistance in Venice, Helmet Ratings and MIPS, and Cycling Summer Sounds
Dozens of Lime Bikes scrapped in AZ, reviewing the latest study on MIPS in bike helmets, how anti-cyclists use the Environmental Quality Act against cyclists, our choices for favorite helmets of 2018, and all our current cycling summer soundtracks.
122: When The Peloton Protests, Phil the Thrill vs. Spartacus, and Tariffs Coming to the Bike Industry
Former pro Bernard Hinault puts his finger on the scale and calls for a TdF peloton strike, Phil Gaimon challenges Fabian Cancellara to ta duel, and tariffs are making their way to the bike industry – specifically electric bikes.
121: Painkillers and Pro Cycling, BMC Racing May Be No More, And Tips For Selling Your Old Bike
Looking at the latest news on painkillers in cycling and how that is affecting the peloton, San Francisco launches bike lane sweepers, and BMC Racing Team faces some sponsorship troubles.
120: Why Los Angeles is the Deadliest City for Cyclists, Summer Event Preview, and Fat Bikes Making Tracks in Anchorage, Alaska
We look into some of the reasons why LA is the deadliest county for cyclists, the upcoming summer events of 2018 and the highest grossing ‘cause-related’ cycling events in the US, and fat bikes are replacing skiing in Anchorage, Alaska.
119 | INTERVIEW | Jamie Smith, Author of ‘American Pro: The True Story of Bike Racing in America’
We talk to the Jamie Smith on his latest book, American Pro. With great insight into the industry and a witty writing style, Smith uncovers what’s wrong—and what’s right—with America’s broken bike racing system. American Pro will transform how you think of domestic pro racing through a five-season exposé of the sport we love.
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