Episode 16 – From Seward Park Crits to the World Tour, and a Banana Bike

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Episode 16 - From Seward Park Crits to the World Tour, and a Banana Bike

Professional racer Kiel Reijnen joins the show to talk about life in the UCI World Tour as part of the Trek-Segafredo team.  Then I explain why it’s not a great idea to dwell on the GoPro footage of your commutes.  Finally I catch up with the rider of what many call the Banana Bike.

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Show Notes

The Group Ride Podcast (thegroupride.com)

Episode 16 (thegroupride.com/16)

Hosted by Wes Salmon

Released June 8th, 2017

In this episode …

  • Interview with UCI World Tour Pro Kiel Reijnen from the Trek-Segafredo team
  • Why dwelling on all the close calls captured on your GoPro isn’t such a great idea
    • Wes discusses the pitfalls of capturing HD footage of all of your commutes and then sifting through them finding more reasons to be angry about drivers.
    • WSDOT Director Roger Millar wrote a great email to all staff recently that should give cyclists new hope that change is coming to our transportation system
  • Interview with Wing-him Li and his amazing Velomobile
    • Guest: Wing-him Li
  • The Group Ride Club
    • The end of May is here and the first set of Group Ride Club rewards have been tallied.  Stickers and T-shirts will be sent out in June.
    • If you missed out on this month, sign up today for The Group Ride Club at TheGroupRide.com/club/
  • #IBikePNW Giveaway
    • Between May 19th and June 21st, listeners of The Group Ride Podcast are invited to show off the beauty of cycling in the Pacific Northwest on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to win a pair of weekend passes to The Gigantic Bicycle Festival in Snoqualmie Washington, August 18th-20th 2017.
    • It’s easy to enter, just post your favorite Pacific Northwest cycling photo to Twitter or Instagram and mention @TheGroupRidePod with the hashtag #IBikePNW.  Each week I will be randomly selecting a winner who will receive a pair of weekend passes to The Gigantic Bicycle Festival.
    • For full details on how to enter, go to TheGroupRide.com/IBikePNW.
    • Congratulations to the Week 3 winner boogiestudio22

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