All Things Bike with Fred Thomas
This week's episode of All Things Bike is a double feature, since its guest wears two distinct hats in the world of New England cycling. Chris Darling is the coach of the Kennet High School cycling team and the director of the "Crank the Kanc" uphill time trial race in Conway, New Hampshire. He sat down with Fred for two segments to discuss details and history of both of his jobs.
Jared Buzzell is a Physical therapist who specialiizes in sports medicine and biomechanics. He visited the Portland Media Center recently to speak with Fred Thomas of All Things Bike about some of the common injuries that occur with cyclists.
Meet Bronwyn Barnett, Executive Director of The Community Bicycle Center has been helping kids in the Biddeford, Maine area since 2001 through cost-free cycling based programs that encourage kids to learn teamwork, feed their curiosity, and learn public speaking and financial literacy skills. Open
LifeFlight of Maine is a non-profit organization that provides life saving medical evacuation services to people in remote areas. For this episode of All Things Bike, host Fred Thomas welcomes LifeFlights Director of Communications Melissa Arndt Paramedic Mike Choate and cyclist Liam Somers to talk about the history of the organization and the riveting story of how LifeFlight saved Liam's life after a crash in rural Maine.
Eric Zuelow is an author and professor of history at The University of New England. In addition to being an expert on the history of tourism, Eric knows a lot about the history of the bicycle. Join Fred and Eric for a fascinating discussion about how the bicycle and the culture surrounding it has evolved.
This episode features Maine State Representative Mattie Daughtry who campaigns for her Brunswick seat in the Maine House of Representatives on her bicycle. And John Brooking of Cycling Savvy, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching cyclists of all walks of life about safer cycling habits.
For Episode 6 Season 2 of All Things Bike, Host Fred Thomas welcomes Steve Kilburn of Gorham Bike and Ski in Brunswick to the studio to discuss ZWIFT, a virtual training platform.
What does it mean to run a Mom and Pop brick and mortar bicycle shop in the age of the internet? Bruce and Sylvia Wallingford of Ernie's Cycle Shop in Westbrook know all about it, and have been maintaining their shop the old fashioned way for 15 years. Come meet Bruce and Sylvia, and their dog Ladyslipper, and take a look inside at Ernie's on episode 4 of All Things Bike with Fred Thomas. All Things bike is directed by Alex Merrill and the floor director is Dale Ashby.
For the September of All Thing Bike, Fred welcomes Tom Wilson, Marketing Director of Gritty McDuff's, to talk about the Dempsey Challenge and Gritty's involvement in the Challenge since its inception. Also, features a special field segment with Doug Benson of Portland Wheelers and an installment of "Bike Tour" with John Baldwin of Gorham Bike and Ski.
All Things Bike With Fred Thomas Episode 8: Racing and Strategy. For this episode of All Things Bike, Fred sits down with Nicole Pisani of Strategic Racing and Training and Dereck Treadwell of Treadwell training to talk about why even a casual cyclist might consider a coach and trainer.
Have you ever taken part in a charity bicycle ride? Are you curious about what it means to be living with a chronic health condition while trying to maintain an active cycling lifestyle? On Episode 7 of All Things Bike, Fred Thomas tackles these issues with the help of Kim Chamard and Melissa Walden of The American Lung Association's "Cycle the Seacoast" and "Trek Across Maine" and Sue Tidd of the National MS Society's MS Great Maine Getaway Ride and Wade Anderson, a dedicated participant in the MS ride who has MS himself.
For the March episode of All Things Bike host Fred Thomas welcomes Maine based entrepreneurs Jim Huebner and Jeremy Litchfield to the show to discuss what it means to sell and manufacture bike related products in Maine and worldwide. In the segment "Bike Tour," John Baldwin of Gorham Bike and Ski give Fred a rundown of some of the features of a 2016 Mach 429 Trail Bike.
On Episode 5 of "All Things Bike With Fred Thomas," Fred welcomes competitive racer Martha Fanning and Bike commuter Troy Goss to the show. Martha talks about what it was that brought her into the world of competitive bicycle racing, and Troy gives us a run down of what it means to be a bicycle commuter in the workaday world. Then, on "Bike Tour," John Baldwin of Gorham Bike and Ski gives a tour of a commuter bike.
Episode 3: "Buying, Selling and Racing" On December's episode of All Things Bike with Fred Thomas, Fred features guests Jamie Wright and Hank Pfeifle, as well a new segment called "Bike Tour" with John Baldwin of Gorham Bike and Ski. Jamie, the president and founder of Gorham Bike and Ski, tells Fred about the ins and outs of buying and selling bikes. Hank Pfeifle. the Founder and Race Director of Maine based competitive cycling team Downeast Racing, talks to Fred about how and why he started Downeast Racing, and how the team has grown in its two years of existence. Finally, on "Bike Tour," John Baldwin of Gorham Bike and Ski gives us a quick rundown of the parts and features of a fat bicycle.
On Episode Two of "All Things Bike," Host Fred Thomas talks bike with General Manager of the Portland Gear Hub Ainsley Judge, Iron Man triathlete Zev Myerowitz and Josh Freeman of Freeman's Bicycle Service who demonstrates how to change a tire.