Present #608 – August 11, 2022

Company: Heather Dowd; Josh Poertner

Need to tour Italy?  Need to tour Italy and study in regards to the tradition, the meals, the wine, and a number of the areas many tour corporations don’t go to?

Heather Dowd, who alongside along with her husband Beppe Salerno, personal and function Tourissimo – an “Italy Solely” tour firm that’s each revolutionary and culture-rich, was lately featured in Forbes Journal in an article that delved into girls who personal corporations equivalent to hers.

We’ll discover Tourissimo’s tour choices, how Heather thinks about girls and biking, and much more when she joins me in a second.

Then, we’ll communicate with Josh Poertner.  Josh is the proprietor of Silca – yep that iconic firm that makes the Silca pumps and now, a complete lot extra.

Cycling Tips did an interview with Josh about what’s turning into a nightmare to small companies like his – counterfeit items, fraud, and theft – and the brand new guidelines he needed to implement in regard to returns – hundreds of {dollars} of usually fraudulent returns!

In a dialog that runs the gamut from what Silca has needed to do to manage with fraud, counterfeit product, and outright theft to the way forward for the unbiased bike store and the way manufacturers like Silca will fare because the trade continues to consolidate, Josh Poertner has some deep understanding and a capability to make it clear to anybody listening.

At mid-show, I point out two fascinating occasions which can be arising.

First,  Classic Bicycles Auburn is a celebration of classic light-weight bicycles that will probably be held on the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum August 26th to the 28th.  You possibly can register for all three days or a-la-carte for any of the numerous choices together with the reveals, the swap-meet, and the rides which can be being provided every day.  For extra info, go browsing to

And should you can’t get to Indiana for the Traditional Bicycles Auburn occasion, how about going to Pittsburgh for what is among the oldest and most revered rides within the U.S.?  Pedal Pittsburgh began manner again in 1994 and is the biggest trip in Pennsylvania. This 12 months, the date is August 28th and you’ll register for the occasion at

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