the Vinyl Cafe, features music and tales as master storyteller Stuart McLean travels cross-country in Canada. Each week there is a long story about Dave, the proprietor of a record shop (the Vinyl Cafe), his wife Morley and their family and neighbours. Dave is well-meaning but has a singular talent for getting into scrapes. It is gentle Canadian humour, and often very, very funny.
This week's story features Dave's neighbour, Ted, a cycling enthusiast, or, more accurately, a cycling evangelist. We learn about Dave's attempt to ride a $12,000 baby-blue carbon Torelli bicycle in his own, unique style. You will note that the audience laughs knowingly at the mention of lycra. The broadcast can be found as a podcast here, and the story is in the last third of the program. And here is what a carbon Torelli frame looks like: