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TourChats is live video show for cycling fans

TourChats Live ShowInteractive format gives online audience opportunity to be part of show

Greenville, SCTourChats, the only live weekly cycling talk show, is entering its fourth month with several great guests booked for future episodes. The interactive live show broadcasted Sunday nights at 9:00 pm Eastern time is hosted by Neil Browne and Dan Wuori and produced by Pamela Wood Browne.

The list of TourChats live interviews include pro riders Jeremy Powers, Michael Creed, Adam Myerson, Tom Danielson, Lucas Euser, Floyd Landis, as well as icon Gary Fisher. Professional athletes haven’t been the only guests – Joey Mullan whose YouTube viral video (Joey’s okay) captured him spectacularly crashing over a cyclocross barrier was a guest on TourChats. Twitter personality @mmmaiko made an appearance from a bubble bath. Upcoming guests include Tim Johnson, Phil Gaimon and Jonathan Vaughters – director of Garmin-Cervelo.

Co-host Neil Browne has been involved in cycling most of his life and was brought up listening to the tales of his father’s experience as a professional racer in England. Neil’s journalism career has included five years as editorial director of ROAD Magazine and writing a column for Versus.com. His articles have also appeared at VeloNews.com, Cyclingnews.com, RoadCycling.com, as well as Paved and Road Bike Action magazines.

“TourChats allows me to do something I have always enjoyed, interviewing people in a manner which utilizes my sense of humor combined with cycling. At the same time we have had serious interviews as we did with Joe Papp,” said Neil.

Dan Wuori is the other half of the TourChats hosting team. A passionate fan of the sport, Wuori’s hilarious, cycling-themed Twitter feed caught him the attention of Velo Magazine – which landed him both a monthly column and the semi-regular series “The Livestream Diaries” on VeloNews.com. His rapier wit has made him a favorite among pros.

“I’ve been really gratified by the response to the show. We’ve grown an audience quickly and shown there’s an active, loyal fanbase out there,” Dan notes.

Pamela Wood Browne, producer of TourChats and Creative Director of Browne Eye Media, is a cycling fan and early-adopter of everything electronic. She brings to TourChats her experience as a web content strategist and her background in design and urban planning. In California, Pamela commuted by bike and focused on bike planning in her studies.

TourChats is live every Sunday, 9:00 pm Eastern time and can be viewed on TourChats.com. Using the Vokle.com platform, TourChat viewers can interact directly and ask questions to the guest via text or video – something other streaming video shows haven’t done. Additionally there is a “chat room” that allows interaction among viewers as well as the guests. Once inside the chatroom viewers have the option to have their questions featured in the show, either by video or by text – a unique Vokle.com feature. Episodes are available to download as a podcast directly from TourChats.com or through the iTunes directory.

In 2012 TourChats is planning on broadcasting live from the USA Cycling Pro road championships in Greenville, South Carolina; the Amgen Tour of California and Interbike.

TourChats is produced by Greenville, SC based Browne Eye Media LLC. Pamela and Neil are also founders of CarolinaCyclingNews.com, Southeast cycling source for local cyclists.

Carolina Cycling News providing US Pro Road Race Live Blogging


Carolina Cycling News providing US Pro Road Race Live Blogging

Greenville, SC – May 13, 2011 – Carolina Cycling News is proud to announce that it is producing the official online live chat for the 2011 Greenville Hospital System USA Cycling Professional Road Race Championship presented by TD Bank. Cycling fans can tune into the live action and participate in the conversation at usacyclingchampionships.com starting at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 30, 2011.

Neil Browne, Carolina Cycling News Publisher, will be updating from around the race course. Last year in the Carolina Cycling News US Pro live chat, cycling fans enjoyed Neil’s updates from cars following the action on the race course. Southeast cycling fans known as @DivasTourFrance on Twitter, will join us again to provide updates from the downtown section of the course and contribute to the unique race day online community created by the live chat.

Carolina Cycling News will be using Coveritlive to produce the live chat which can be accessed on desktop computers and mobile devices. There will also be live streaming video on the race website, so if you are at home you can watch the action and participate in the conversation. Mobile access also allows fans located around the course to keep up on action happening in another section of the course. Carolina Cycling News live chat headquarters will be located in front of Pedal Chic, women-specific cycling and athletic boutique, at 651B South Main Street.

For more information, please visit www.usacyclingchampionships.com

Based in Greenville, South Carolina, CarolinaCyclingNews.com celebrates and promotes the local cycling scene in the Carolinas and greater Southeast. Neil Browne, Publisher, and Pamela Wood Browne, Creative Director, founded CarolinaCyclingNews.com in April 2010 to create a resource for local cyclists and to get the word out about the amazing cycling opportunities in our area. Neil Browne also writes for NBCSports.com and is known on Twitter as @neilroad. CarolinaCyclingNews.com is a publication of Browne Eye Media LLC.

Pamela Wood Browne
Carolina Cycling News

Best source for cycling in the Southeast launched: Carolina Cycling News

PRESS RELEASE – Immediate Release

Greenville, SC – April 1, 2010. The best source for cycling news and resources in the Southeast has arrived: CarolinaCyclingNews.com. Until now cyclists in the Carolinas haven’t had a central source for regional cycling news and information. There are numerous cycling sites that promote an event or provide a resource to find a cycling club or bike shop. But with information for cyclists spread out over so many sites, it is not disseminated effectively. Some sites are focused only on races and often incomplete, so races are not getting the attention they need. The new cyclist has a hard time finding local clubs and training information.

“The idea developed when I was trying to find information about racing and locating a cycling club to join, however none of the sites contained the local information I needed. The sites I did find were very hard to navigate through. Also, I wanted to know about the local racing news but that wasn’t being covered anywhere,” says Neil Browne, publisher of Carolina Cycling News.

CarolinaCyclingNews.com provides a central hub for the seasoned cyclist, veteran racer or weekend rider to find the latest cycling news, valuable training tips, a place to sound off about a cycling topic or the 411 on when and where the next ride is. The front page will feature the latest local stories plus product reviews and interviews with southeastern riders of interest. Of course, there is also the crucial calendar of racing events. The road racing calendar is complete and a mountain bike as well as fun rides/gran fondo ride calendars are coming soon. Have a training question or want information on a subject? Training questions are answered by Wenzel Coaching coaches. The forum will also provide an opportunity to tap into local knowledge about upcoming events.

CarolinaCyclingNews.com celebrates the culture of cycling by sharing the stories of the local scene. We capture the excitement of the great races happening throughout the Southeast region and follow local competitors who devote themselves to the sport. As American competitors and teams become a stronger presence in international racing, we need to increase our support of local cycling to develop future competitors and the American races needed to hone their skills. Carolina Cycling News will be collaborating with the local cycling community to grow the sport cycling in our region and throughout the U.S.

For Additional Information Contact: Carolina Cycling News: Neil Browne, Publisher, 864-354-9990, info@carolinacyclingnews.com