Category: Blog

July 26, 2018 / / Blog
July 1, 2018 / / Blog

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 192

High impact: riding and talking with industry folks in Sun Valley, Idaho

Sunday 1st July 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUESTS: Jeff McGuane of Specialized; Jon Gantxegi of Orbea; Thomas Prehn, author of Racing Tactics for Cyclists; John Kurtz of Idaho’s Bureau of Land Management; journalist Zap Espinoza; and the “Queen of Pain” Rebecca Rusch.

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPIC:
Interviews with industry folks at the CrankTank Media Summit in Sun Valley, Ketchum, Idaho.

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May 21, 2018 / / Blog

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 189

Monday 21st May 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUEST: Ed Zink

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPIC:
Interview with Ed Zink, co-owner of 50-year-old Mountain Bike Specialists of Durango, Colorado.

Colorado Governor named a day for veteran bike-shop owner Ed Zink.

The tale of a long-lost banner and a bike shop’s 50th birthday.

Google Streetview tour of Mountain Bike Specialists.

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May 11, 2018 / / Blog

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 188

Friday 11th May 2018

HOSTS: Carlton Reid and David Bernstein

GUESTS:
Rob Gitelis, Factor Bikes
Chris Rose, Amos Trust
Sylvan Adams, real-estate billionaire who is aiming to transform Tel Aviv into the Amsterdam of the Middle East and who also funds the Israeli Cycling Academy and part-funded the new Sylvan Adams velodrome in Tel Aviv.

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPIC:
The Giro d’Italia start in Israel

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April 9, 2018 / / Blog

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 186

Monday 9th April 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST:
BikeBiz Woman of the Year 2018 Ceri Dipple owner of Twenty3c of Stony Stratford

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPIC:
Ceri Dipple opened road bike shop Twenty3c of Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, at the tender age of 22. We discuss that as well as the future of bike retail, going Bianchi-only, whether Women Specific Design is snake-oil, and why Ceri went through the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Programme. There’s also mention of Team On Form and Writtle University College’s WUC Cycling Performance degree.

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March 31, 2018 / / Blog

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Episode 185

Saturday 21st March 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:
Roger Geffen of Cycling UK
Chris Star of Australia’s 3CR community radio station
Technology writer Max Glaskin
Lloyd Alter of Treehugger.com
Caspar Hughes of Stop Killing Cyclists.

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

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Episode two in a two-part series looking at adding driverless-car friendly sensors to bicycles, people, lamp-posts and animals. (Here’s part one.)

This follows a talk given at the Geneva Motor Show by a bike industry organisation boss – he called for all bicycles to have beacons so they can be seen by the semi- and fully-autonomous cars of the near feature. On the previous show istorian Peter Norton – author of “Fighting Traffic” – discussed the historical, ethical and mobility-centre issues that such a call raises.

On this show five other experts give their points of view on this technology and whether the bike industry should be talking to the automotive and telecommunications industries who believe the “connected car” future could be one where no cyclists or pedestrians get killed on the roads.

Will a beaconised future be one of unalloyed freedom for cyclists and pedestrians, or the very opposite?

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March 26, 2018 / / Blog

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Episode 184

Monday 26th March 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Peter Norton.

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

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Episode one in a two-part series looking at adding driverless-car friendly sensors to bicycles, people, lamp-posts and animals. (Here’s part two.)

This follows a talk given at the Geneva Motor Show by a bike industry organisation boss – he called for all bicycles to have beacons so they can be seen by the semi- and fully-autonomous cars of the near feature. Historian Peter Norton – author of “Fighting Traffic” – discusses the historical, ethical and mobility-centre issues that such a call raises.

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February 4, 2018 / / Blog

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Episode 181

Sunday, 4th February 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Bekka Wright and Jonathan Fertig

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

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TOPICS:

Tactical urbanism, protest art and bicycle advocacy in Boston and beyond.

Pot plant bike lanes.

Tactical urbanism cut-outs.

Saying it with flowers.

Tactical urbanism, video from Streetfilms.

Tactical urbanism, the book.

Bikeyface, the books.

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January 28, 2018 / / Blog

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Episode 180

Sunday, 28th January 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Chris Garrison and Anna Schwinn

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPICS:

Will the step-through frames on dockless bikes popularize the shape for both sexes?

Tour Down Under women to have prize money ‘topped up’ to match men [suggested by listener Don]

The Outer Line: Women’s cycling must own the road ahead, Velonews.com

Manchester City mens’ and womens’ soccer video

The Revolve folding wheel

Look Mum No Hands, London

RETAIL RELATED CYCLING TIPS

Industry folks need to get into bike shops more, and rely less on bro deals.

Make mechanics the stars and the service area into a stage.

Window frontage – use these to draw more women into stores (inclusivity boosts sales across the board).

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January 14, 2018 / / Blog

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Episode 178

Tuesday 14th January 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Donna Tocci, PR expert; Jim Moss, attorney; and Caspar Hughes, of Rollapaluza.

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPICS:

Rollapaluza show-reel.

Condor London Club Championships, Feb 8th.

“Stop Killing Cyclists”.

Lotto-Soudal’s Tim Wellens says cyclists using inhalers are cheating.

Sochi doping lab now a restaurant serving drinks, ‘B Sample’ & ‘Meldonium’.

Colorado Classic is coming back to Vail & Denver.

National Bike Dealer Association hot gun Executive Director is gone after 16 months. What’s up?

Did Patrick O’Grady (Mad Dog Media) get too political for BRAIN? Are bike suppliers all Republicans, and bike journalists/PR people all Democrats? Is cycling intrinsically “left wing”?

National Cyclocross Masters Champs – Sprint in last lap. All three podium finishers awarded same time.

Trek works with Ford on AI-based bicycle-to-vehicle comms system.

Guardian article: The gym that pays you to exercisegetting fit with Deliveroo.

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