Every now and then I am contacted by members of the cycling industry who want to be on the Ben & Bikes Podcast. As loyal listeners will know I talk with people who have a bike related story to tell, and not just a product to promote, and so I’m somewhat selective about which of these industry insiders I agree to talk with.
Today I am joined by someone who was one of that elite group of American road cyclists from the 70s and 80s in the time of team USA’s entry into European racing, the 7-Eleven Team, Schwinn racing and the Red Zinger which then went on to become the Coors Classic, and sort of, by default, the now ½ diluted Colorado Classic.
Thomas Prehn has been involved with cycling since he took up the sport in the early 1970s.
Over the course of a long career as an amateur and professional cyclist, he won the 1986 US PRO road championship, and is one of the few cyclists to have competed in, and finished all thirteen editions of the Red Zinger/Coors Classic. He is a published author and inventor of aero cycling helmets?
Now, he has founded Arsenal Cycling focussing on technology to keep cyclists safe on the road where he has developed a bleeding edge bike light solution that would make Alex Blumenberg (The Urban Bike Ninja - Episode 39) very happy. You can learn more about all of this by visiting arsenalcycling.com