I may have mentioned before that I subscribe to the Cycling News and Views podcast on iTunes. The podcast comes from Carlton Reid, editor of the UK based industry trade magazine Bike Biz. I recommend checking it out if you don’t already get it.
I have been pretty backed up with work lately, so just yesterday I got around to hearing his release from September 10th titled “The UCI and ‘what is a bicycle?” I am not a fan of most of the UCI’s restrictions myself, so I was immediately drawn in by that title. This episode features a lecture by Dr. Peter Cox of the University of Chester. Dr. Cox is obviously a recumbent fan and criticizes the UCI for stalling innovation in the bicycle industry with their technology restrictions. Even if you are not a recumbent rider (all of my bikes are uprights), you will probably be interested in the points made in this lecture. Listen for yourself here and let me know what you think.