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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

 

The Spokesmen #147 – Off Peak

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A Spokesmen (Spooksmen?) Special

 

Off Peak Podcast

Off Peak celebrates the true tales and secret stories that happen between Point A and Point B in Southern California and beyond. Challenging the traditional car-centric narrative of Los Angeles, Off Peak explores the rich history and future of rail, bus, cycling, walking and all manner of getting around in L.A. 

 

Off Peak Episode 2: Roads Were Not Built for Cars (sound familiar?)

Hosted by Barbara Bogaev

Produced by The Glue for Metro

Featuring our own Carlton Reid

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The Spokesmen #146 – Sixty Second Eye Lifts for Slovakians

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Retraction & Correction: Hemoglobin tester

 

Pro Cycling / Racing / MTB/Doping News

Industry News

Advocacy

  • Traffic jams are not caused by more and more motor vehicles but by cycleways. Who knew?

Other

Tips, Hints, Best Practices

The Spokesmen #145 – Hemoglobin & Estrogen

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Pro Cycling / Racing / MTB/Doping News

Industry News

Advocacy

Tips, Hints, Best Practices

  • Carlton: Buy from your local bike shop!
  • Tim: Recycle old cycling socks. Put ‘em in your saddle bag.
  • David: Relive.cc (more interesting than Strava Flyby), and Chris suggests Made with SISU for Strava posters
  • Chris: Cleat replacement on same shoes: Sharpie outline of position of old cleat before removal
  • Jim: Inflation chart, download and put on your workbench

The Spokesmen #144 – Eurobike 2016 Special

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Topics – Eurobike Special

 

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The Spokesmen #143 – Coloma’s Mustache

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Pro Cycling / Racing / MTB/Doping News

Industry News

Advocacy

  • Would-be US politician suggests – and then, after a tweetstorm, swiftly rejects – that cyclists should be licensed to ride to “put skin in the game”.

Other

The Spokesmen #142 – John Kerry & Sticky Wickets

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