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The Spokesmen #157: the prodigal podcaster

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 157

Sunday 23rd April 2017.

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPICS

Racing news

Michele Scarponi Killed by Inattentive Driver
Michele Scarponi often went on training rides with his parrot
We screwed up, says Specialized over steerer tube race crash

Podcasts: Cyclingtips & the Wheelsuckers podcast

Industry News

Sea Otter is on right now – and Richard picked up a great Joe Breeze story.

Advocacy News

Cycling to work halves disease risk, finds massive new study, so why aren’t US and UK governments prescribing cycling?
Spokesmen listener involved in hit-and-run.

News articles:
Cyclists injured by angry driver
Driver who hit cyclist now in jail
Local cyclists concerned with safety followin hit-and-run
Man who hit cyclist with car denied bond

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The Spokesmen #156: How cycling can save the world

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 156

Friday 14th April 2017.

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPICS

In this Spokesman Special Carlton Reid interviews three guests.

Peter Walker has a book out, “Bike Nation” – its subtitle is “How cycling can save the world”.

Martha Roskowski is vice president for local innovation at People For Bikes. This US cycle advocacy organisation is urging US cities and towns to choose someone to complete an online City Snapshot to get free access to a new network analysis tool that uses OpenStreetMap to plot existing and potential locations for cycle infrastructure.

Gregg Betonte is co-owner of motorbike-filmcrew specialist TV Motos International which provides moto-support to races such as the Tour of California and Tour de Yorkshire.

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Bonney’s back on the bike!

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 155

Wednesday 12th April 2017.

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST:

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPICS
Industry veteran Michael Bonney fell from his road bike on a sportive in 2013, leaving him paralysed from the neck down. He could have wallowed in self-pity but instead he’s back in the bike industry as a consultant. And he’s back on a bike, too. The Boma 7 electric wheelchair bike from Equal Adventure. Cycling UK has a great article on Michael and his Boma.

Michael’s email is michael@michaelbonney.com

NEWS STORIES

Get out and ride for me, says Michael Bonney

Indentiti relaunched with help of Michael Bonney

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Spokesmen 154: The cynics from the swamp

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 154

Sunday, April 9th 2017.

HOST: Carlton Reid

PANELISTS:

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPICS

RIP to racer Steve Tilford killed in a car crash and ultra-endurance rider Mike Hall killed by a motorist during a long-distance race in Australia.

Canyon comes to the USA, hires executive staff, sets up offices in California, will start shipping this summer. Of course they’ve been saying that since 2011, but this time it seems to be true.

Why have cycle sales in the Netherlands dropped to a thirty-year low?

UK’s first crowdfunded prosecution sees defendant accused of “careless driving after killing cyclist Michael Mason acquitted by a jury just 17 minutes.

UCI relaunches its efforts at becoming one-stop-shop for racing cyclists and everyday cyclists.

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Spokesmen 153: Blinged bikes – Prince vs Bugatti

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 153

Sunday, March 26th 2017

08:00 PST

HOST: Carlton Reid

PANELISTS:

SPONSOR(S): Jenson USA

TOPICS

Ghent-Wevelgem – one year after death of Antoine Demoitié of Team Wanty-Groupe Gobert

Sir Bradley Wiggins – “I’ll shock people”he already has cos he said “marginal gains” and the “chimp thing” are rubbish.

Bling #1 – The North American Handmade Bicycle Show 2017.

NAHBS – Best-in-Show: Prince bike

Not nice – Wolftooth posting on Instagram. Offending link taken down live on air.

You kidding me? – Lord Carlile blames the Westminster Bridge London terrorist attack on the cycleway.

Report scofflaw motorists – Close Call Database: report bad drivers here and others in your area are notified.

Bling #2 – 11 lbs, $40,000 bicycle from PG of Germany and Bugatti.

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Spokesmen 152: It’s just Vitamin V, no need to get cocky

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HOST: Carlton Reid

PANELISTS:
Jim Moss
Donna Tocci

That BBC video interview with the US professor and his adorable kids.

Strong winds force cancellation of Cape Town Cycle Tour in South Africa disappointing 35,000 would-be participants.

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPICS

Team Sky riders trialled Viagra for, er, “performance benefits”.

Lance admits he was a “duck” (but with an “i”).

Team Sky’s exploding Shimano wheels @ 60kph in the Tirreno-Adriatico.

Cycleways cause pollution, says MP who drives a dirty old muscle-car.

NZ gov’t campaign to get more people on bikes.

Boston Transportation Department offers free cycling clinics for women this Summer

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The Spokesmen # 151: Highway robberies, scraper bikes and broken clavicles

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This isn’t the usual show, it’s a Spokesmen Special, with three academics as guests. Host: CARLTON REID.

PETER NORTON is associate professor of history at the University of Virginia and author of Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City. This reveals how, in the 1920s and 1930s, the American motor lobby invented and popularized the term “jaywalking” in order to reframe what streets were for (and they were no longer for pedestrians and cyclists).

MELODY HOFFMAN of Minneapolis describes herself on her blog as an “urban bicycle scholar, critical feminist, community engagement professor.” Her book Bike Lanes are White Lanes discusses how seemingly benign cycle infrastructure can ring alarm bells with some black communities, why cycle advocacy can sometimes shout “white privilege”, and how “invisible riders” get neither recognition nor cycle facilities. (To grab a discount on Melody’s book type in 6as16 for 30 percent off at the University of Nebraska book store.)

CHRIS OLIVER is a professor of medicine and tweets as @CyclingSurgeon. He is a consultant orthopaedic trauma surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, and also advises the Scottish government on active travel. Once morbidly obese he lost 168lbs (76 kilos) and took up cycling to keep fit. He has ridden Lands End to John o’Groats, and with his daughter, he has also ridden coast to coast across America.

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The Spokesmen # 150 – The Great Puddle

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TOPICS:

Flooding cause chaos – no, not in California in Tour of Oman

Nicole Cooke’s testimony to the House of Commons Culture, Media, and Sport committee yet. Plus: Bicycling survey.

Lance Armstrong set to go to trial – and the bets are that he will win. (And he has a podcast.)

Interbike rules out Utah for new show venue. Outdoor Retailer pulls away from Salt lake City, and all because of Utah’s stance on public lands.

Riding MTBs keeps people sane, says UK report.

Strava adds Instagram’s Kevin Weil to board – to go even more social?

The Spokesmen #149 – Licking keyboards and loving advocates

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The Spokesmen #148 – California Boy Visits Scotland

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A Spokesmen Special

Carlton Reid visits the 2016 Scottish Mountain Bike Summit, with the following interviews:

Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland

Gary Fisher

H+I Adventures 

Shand Bicycles

Active Root

Flaer

Quickfire Racewear

Suss My Bike

Findra