Outspoken Cyclist – 2/20/2024
Outspoken Cyclist
by Diane Jenks, Diane Jenks - Bicycling Enthusiast
2d ago
We’ve talked about biking and walking infrastructure a lot over the past few years, and it always amazes me that there is so much more to say. For instance… Crosswalks – who do you think is legally protected in a crosswalk?  Well, you might be surprised to learn that all pedestrians are protected in crosswalks, yet very few States have protections for cyclists, wheelchairs, even babies in strollers.  And this is just one issue that my first guest, Dr. Cara Hamann and I talk about in our conversation today. Cara is an epidemiologist who studies injuries – especially those incurred by ..read more
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Outspoken Cyclist – 2/10/2024
Outspoken Cyclist
by Diane Jenks, Diane Jenks - Bicycling Enthusiast
1w ago
My first guest today is Dave Simmons, the executive director of Ride Illinois.  In our conversation we talk about bicycle related crashes and fatalities in the state along with some data, or lack of it about eBikes. I wanted to catch up with Dave because of the Ride Illinois “Bill Tracker” that the organization has made available on their website.  It offers you the ability to not only track statewide bills, but also federal legislation as it pertains to bicycling infrastructure and such things as eBike rebates. Illinois, along with so many other states, is experiencing the horrific ..read more
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Outspoken Cyclist – 11/28/2023
Outspoken Cyclist
by Diane Jenks, Diane Jenks - Bicycling Enthusiast
3M ago
This year, with so much turmoil in the world, I wanted to feature a story that is both heartwarming and inspirational. Homelessness is a real thing – and a very disconcerting one.  So, when a hard-working homeless man, who saved his money to buy an eBike to commute to his job and was swindled out of the money he paid to share an apartment so he wouldn’t be homeless, wakes up to find his eBike stolen, you just have to ask youruself –  what is wrong with people? But John Robinson, owner of Johnny Velo Bikes in Columbus, Ohio and the shop that sold the eBike in the first place, didn’t a ..read more
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Outspoken Cyclist – 11/22/2023
Outspoken Cyclist
by Diane Jenks, Diane Jenks - Bicycling Enthusiast
3M ago
My guests this show couldn’t be more different in terms of their focus – one is a civil enginer, ardent urban planner, and transportation specialist, the other is an accomplished Master’s bike racer, winning several medals in this year’s PanAm Games. But, variety is the spice of life as they say… so hopefully you’ll get something from each of them – whether it be inspiration to do more about your local bicycling/walking infrastructure or decide to enter an event you had been thinking about but have yet to sign on the dotted line. Veronica Davis is a professional civil engineer an transportatio ..read more
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Outspoken Cyclist – 11/02/2023
Outspoken Cyclist
by Diane Jenks, Diane Jenks - Bicycling Enthusiast
4M ago
As promised, my conversation today is with one of the pioneers of women’s frame design Georgena Terry. I’ve known Georgena for many years and it is always great to speak with her. She started out as an engineering student in Pittsburgh and took that engineering mind into the bicycle business in 1985, launching Terry Precision Bicycles. Over these many decades, she not only produced her very special women’s specific designs, but added saddles, shorts, jerseys, and more. In fact, I would suggest that almost everyone who has been riding for the past several decades has at least tried a Terry sadd ..read more
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Outspoken Cyclist – 10/15/2023
Outspoken Cyclist
by Diane Jenks, Diane Jenks - Bicycling Enthusiast
4M ago
With the demise of events such as NAHBS, The New England Builder’s Ball, Classic Rendezvous Weekend, and even the postponement of The Philly Bike Show until Spring of 2024, any opportunity to see classic bicycles and talk with other enthusiasts is welcome. So, come next Sunday, October 22nd, you can head on out to Long Island, NY for a few hours of vintage and handmade bikes along with a swap meet. Jamie Swan, frame builder and machinist extraordinaire, is the producer of this little event and he’s my guest today.  Jamie will fill us in on everything you need to know about the show as wel ..read more
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Outspoken Cyclist – 9/26/2023
Outspoken Cyclist
by Diane Jenks, Diane Jenks - Bicycling Enthusiast
5M ago
This episode was supposed to air a week earlier to coincide with an event my guest was having at his Brooklyn, NY workshop.  Due to COVID and nasty weather, it was postponed to this coming Sunday, October 1st.  We’ll have more at the end of the show. Also, I want to preface this episode with an important announcement from Shimano.  Last Thursday, September 21st, Shimano issued a massive recall of over 760,000 cranks.  Instead of reading you all the information about how to tell if your Ultegra or Dura Ace crank has been recalled, I’ve put a pdf of the recall information on ..read more
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Outspoken Cyclist – 9/17/2023
Outspoken Cyclist
by Diane Jenks, Diane Jenks - Bicycling Enthusiast
5M ago
There is only one word for my guest today and that word is hero!  And, Lynne Salvo is definitely one of mine. Back in 2019, pre-covid of course, I spoke with Lynne as she was riding across Canada as the oldest woman to complete the trek coast-to-coast for a Guiness World Record. Then, two days ago and ahead of the hurricane that was about to pummel Maine, Lynne completed her 2023 west-to-east ride to break a record set by another woman (under a completely different set of rules!) and break it she did, once again becoming the oldest woman to ride across the U.S. on a bike. With her 74th bi ..read more
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Outspoken Cyclist 8/24/2023
Outspoken Cyclist
by Diane Jenks, Diane Jenks - Bicycling Enthusiast
6M ago
First up is a name that is synonymous with bicycles – I would venture to say that no one who listens to this podcast doesn’t know the name OR hasn’t had a bicycle with that name on the downtube at some point in his or her life. And after a lifetime of living and breathing bicycles, Richard Schwinn has decided it’s time to retire and at the end of June, his Waterford Precision Cycles stopped taking new orders and prepared to close the business – which he did the following month. Richard Schwinn and I have been friends and business colleagues for decades.  I am always interested in what he ..read more
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Outspoken Cyclist 8/06/2023
Outspoken Cyclist
by Diane Jenks, Diane Jenks - Bicycling Enthusiast
7M ago
Sometimes I wonder how I ever became so lucky as to be able to have conversations with the people I do, and this episode of the show highlights two of those people. First up is Jennifer Boyd. Jennifer is the founder of Boyd Productions,LLC, a documentary production company that prides itself on creating films that spark curiosity, connectivity, and societal change. Her multilingual, female-led team has more than 20 years of experience in filmmaking, music, television, and journalism. Jennifer has produced and directed more than 25 documentaries on topics ranging from climate change to gun cont ..read more
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