The BICYCLIST Experience (#TBEpodcast) is a weekly-ish 'cycling podcast' that expands and discusses the stories and news important and interesting to people who ride bikes, race bikes or just plain love the whole idea of traveling the earth on two wheels. Visit bicyclist.fm for show notes and links to topics discussed in the show.
TBE Episode 162: Vice! Shines A Light On Bicycle-related Fatalities, A Bicycle Made From Recycled Pods, F-HOT-W (Funniest Headlines of the Week)
Discussing Vice's investigation in bicycle-related fatalities, how a bike brand creatively used recycled Nespresso pods, funny headlines we read, and the stationary bike saga continues.
TBE Episode 161: Cars Parked in Bike Lanes: A Solution, the Joys of Outdoor Cycling, Peloton’s Predicament, and Watts of Watt Talk
Is an app that allows riders to report cars parked in bike lanes a public nuisance or a beneficial tool? We discuss the implications of apps like these, plus a tip on potentially avoiding the cost of medical transportation, a listener question regarding watt measurement, and the future of virtual cycling.
TBE Episode 160: The Latest Iteration of the ‘Rules of Cycling’, NYT Nods Towards eBikes, and A Record-Length Post-Show for the SuperFans
We review all of Phil Gaimon's "11 Rules for Cycling" and reveal our thoughts on the relevancy of these new rules. We cover the increasing popularity of electric bikes, and our record-length post-show delves into the mechanics behind our recording setup and the similarities between audiophiles and bicyclists.
TBE Episode 159: Another Bite at the Feedback Apple, Defending the Cruiser, Article Read: Cycling’s ‘Weak Culture’, and the Future of Pizza Delivery
In this episode we discuss the claims of “weak culture” in cycling, complacency in cycling media, how Domino’s is utilizing electric bikes for delivery, and soon all Trek Road Bikes will have compact cranksets.
TBE Episode 158: Steel Bikes and Direct Mount at the Tour de France, the Busiest Bike Lane in North America, and the Importance of Mental Health in Sports
We summarize the finale of the 2019 Tour de France, along with a discussion of some unusual gear and bikes that were spotted at the Tour. We also dive into how the so-called 'busiest bike lane in America' was once considered a bad idea, how one group in congress is proposing federal funding for bike transit, and finish up with an emphasis on the need for mental health care for professional athletes.
TBE Episode 157: Office Cameo, No Love Lost for Cruiser Bikes, Viathon Hardtail Gets Reviewed, and Small Guys Take on Big Scooter
We talk about the "repo-men" who are cleaning up scooters off San Diego streets, as well as our feelings about beach cruiser bikes and models worth considering, and the latest review of Walmart's Viathon hardtail mountain bike.