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Conversation for the love of bikes...all of them. We can't promise that it won't get too nerdy at times but always try to keep it fun and entertaining. We will touch on subject matter ranging in topics for newbies to the hardcore racer and everyone in between. Cyclocross, bike packing, road, mtb, bmx, gravel or just riding in general ...we got ya covered. Interviews with athletes and industry insiders as well as stories that will hopefully entertain as well as inspire you to ride.
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Join me, filmmaker and author Justin Simien, for unfiltered conversations with the film stars, artists and tv creators shaping black, queer and other emerging popular cultures. Be a fly on the wall as me and my guests use a common love language of "shade" to dive deeper than the knee-jerk reactions and the Twitter hot takes. If you're a fan of my film turned hit tv show "Dear White People," you already know I'll be going deep, with wide ranging conversations about race, pop culture, film, tv ...
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We had a blast recently talking with Doug Hall, National Sales Manager for the Iconic Bike Brand Pinarello. It’s an entertaining and enlightening journey from college shop rat; to Giant Bicycles; to entrepreneur first as independent rep then to successful Bike Shop Owner; to meeting Fausto Pinarello and to helping launch Pinarello’s new pure race m…
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Professional MMA Fighter Vince Murdock makes a return appearance “fresh” off his Unbound Gravel XL adventure. He shares his deeply personal and touching motivation for taking it on, as well as what it took to physically and mentally to push on and finish. In case you are wondering, it was 353 self-supported miles over 28hrs with 19,000ft climbed an…
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This week we sat down with Asa Shoemaker and her two pet birds Sqeables and Cinder. Asa shared her journey from kid on a BMX bike in Woodstock, NY to a Folsom, CA based XC racer turned downhiller. While still a bad ass on a bike these days her focus is on race course design & promotion for Folsom Rodeoccross, CX at Bariani, W. Sac CX and the Prairi…
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Danny and I have been friends for just about a decade now and I'm so thrilled to be able to share his story with you all. From very humble beginnings in Hungary to traveling the world competing in BMX and doing BMX shows working with impressionable kids to deliver a message about hard work, discipline, kindness, and the benefits of a healthy lifest…
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We got one of the Original Cycle Jerks back to check in on him and share all of the things he has been up to since leaving the Podcast. We touch on his difficult childhood and ultimately being raised by his grandparents. Remy has been very busy, buying his first home, racing bikes, running a bike shop and just generally kicking ass in every way. Hi…
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We could have talked for hours about his cycling accomplishments: multiple Masters National & World Championships, three former UCI World Records and success as a USA Cycling Level 1 Coach. But during our chat with Larry Nolan we quickly got to what is really important family, balance, perseverance, perspective, mentoring others, inclusion and what…
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This week we had the opportunity to speak with Jeremy Raeszler aka paragravelcyclist on Instagram. Paralyzed from the waist down after a motorcross accident, one day over lunch with his wife he declared he "wanted to ride a bike." 9 months after that he defied science by completing the French Fry at Rebecca's Private Idaho and regularly rides his g…
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In this Episode we are joined by Tara Llanes. Tara had a prolific career as a bike racer that included many championships in BMX that put her in the BMX Hall of Fame, as well as several National Championships on the Mountain bike in both 4 cross and Downhill. Her professional Mountain Bike racing career was cut short due a crash while racing in Col…
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We were initially excited to have Jamie Baeza on the pod because, as a Liv Ambassador, she shares our passion to see more women on bikes. But consider our minds blown! During our chat we learned the depth of Jamie’s commitment to getting more of “everyone” on bikes. As a Be Good Foundation Bikepacking Scholarship recipient and active Trips for Kids…
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We, like many off road riders, are often frustrated by the lack of "legal" trail access. This week we spoke with Mark Moskowitz of the Mount Diablo Trails Alliance. The Alliance is a band of volunteer Trail Champions working to maintain and repair trails on Mount Diablo with a focus on safety, preservation and equitable access. Mark shared the exte…
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This week we were joined by our Brother and favorite guest host Chris Padavana. Post Paris-Roubaiz we wondered out loud if there is any stopping Mathieu van der Poel...we are divided. And, after listening to Michael Ceely's podcast with Legendary Cyclist Michael King we lamented the decline of road racing in North America. What has happened to Supe…
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This morning we had the absolute pleasure of speaking with Michael Ceely. An accomplished cyclist in his own right, he's also a high performance coach who helps athletes and other success-driven individuals use the power of psychology to achieve results far beyond their expectations. If you want to improve performance, "breakout" of a slump, rid yo…
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Couple of old dudes talking bike racing and the overall health of the world tour right now. It has never been better in our estimation! Who is your favorite right now? Tadej? MVDP? Jonas? Mads? Jasper? Bernal? Wout? Powless? The list in long and getting longer every year on the mens side with all of the young talent entering the World Tour stage? N…
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He began racing BMX, then kicked XC ass on his 24” full suspension rig, got recruited to race for the Trek Bear National Team and now races enduro and dual slalom at the pro level. Did we mention he trains on his road and gravel bikes and has just plain fun on his dirt jumper? You can say if it has 2 wheels Giant Ambassador Devin Debruhl rides it a…
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Simeon Gipson took time off the bike to talk to us about using the bike to beat diabetes, racing competitively at the age of 78, riding 1,100 miles alone from Oklahoma to Pittsburgh to race at the National Senior Games, riding to inspire others, and as a Native American,the support of the Cherokee Nation. Sue Hlavacek, President & CEO of the Nation…
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In addition to being a lawyer, Kyle Smith Esq. of Paceline Law is also an avid cyclist so he knows bikes He took a break from the court room to chat with us about, among other things, choosing bike law over foreclosure law (a no brainer in our opinion), liabilities if there is a road hazard, roundabouts, how we can protect ourselves against uninsur…
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Pro Rider David Lieb took a break from life on the road to talk to us about choosing BMX over racing motocross, racing downhill, conquering Slope Style and Speed & Style, his favorite trails, van life and becoming a story teller. Even roadies will love this one! Support the Show. Thanks for listening and following along with our podcasts. We are av…
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This week Roxy Lo Partner & and Chief Designer at IBIS Cycles jumped on with us to share her journey from San Fran dot.com bust to Hong Kong to Santa Cruz.. From knowing nothing about bikes to designing for Light & Motion and Camelbak to becoming part of the team that rebuilt IBIS into the iconic brand it is today. She shared great insights into wh…
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Two old friends of Dave's Matt Swinnerton and Chris Dittmore joined us to talk about their long-distance trekking adventures. First from San Francisco to Boston and then again from The Canadian Border to Mexico via Oregon, Washington and California. With a "Big Dream" and the support of friends and family they are stories of friendship, mutual trus…
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In this episode we meet up with Joel Luna and his 2 boys Josh and Jacob. Joel grew up in the Philippines and moved to the US at age 15. He raced bikes there before coming to the US and has also raced here but this episode is focused on his two boys and their life racing bikes. Josh 18 and Jacob 14 are racing road bikes and doing quite well. They ar…
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This episode we are joined by Alex Gee of World Bicycle Relief (WBR). Alex is a Community Marketing Associate for this great organization. WBR has provided hundreds of thousands of bikes to people in need in 6 different countries. 779,000 to be exact with a goal of 1Mill by 2025! These are not just any bike, they have been specifically designed to …
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Kendra Ramsey joins us from the California Bicycle Coalition. If you are not familiar with the organization they work on transportation infrastructure and focus improving safety and access for all to navigate cities more comfortably by bike, foot, or mass transit. Kendra knows these needs all too well as she frequently relied on all of them growing…
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Monica has created a wonderful life thanks to Cycling. She believes Cycling saved her life as she was working her own PR firm in Hollywood and working 90 hours a week. Crushing it but the work and stress was overwhelming, and it landed her in the hospital with a massive tumor. Thankfully they were able to catch it in time and she has recovered but …
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This was a heavy one! Mike Rafter has lived a very interesting life and had so much success first as a pro skater travelling the world doing demos and contests, and later even worked for Thrasher Mag! After the skate career he tried his hand at owning a couple of skate shops but that is a tough market and had pursue taking a job. Ended up Working a…
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The son of immigrants Massimo grew up in New York City. As a child he convinced his parents to buy him a bike and he learned to ride on the busy streets of New York. As challenging as that may have been he was hooked and the bike has been a significant part of his life ever since. From high school to college and beyond. Speaking of college Massimo …
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We first learned of Willie Stewart from our previous guest and Author Matt Fitzgerald. Matt's book "How bad do you want it" featured several stories of athletes that have overcome obstacles to achieve amazing success athletically and in life, but Willis's story really stood out in a book full of amazing stories. Willie lost part of his left arm whi…
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Lorri has been a fixture in the cycling community here in Northern California since she founded Savvy bike in 2001. Savvy Bike specializes in Bike Fit, Hosting Skills Clinics, and personalized Coaching but there is so much more to the story; beyond Savvy Bike Lorri also founded Velo Girls. Velo Girls mission is simple get more women riding bikes. T…
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Chris Padavana former owner of Eden Bicycles is back for his third appearance on the show. We talk about the factors that led up to his decision to sell the shop right as the covid pandemic was coming to a close and how he got out at the best possible time as the market has really taken a turn since he has been out of the industry. Bicycle Retail i…
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Steve Potts like one of our recent guests Charlie Kelly was there at the very beginning of Mountain Biking. Steve has lived a very interesting life. Growing up with a creative father that literally made everything. Steve shares a similar gift for making things and has focused much of his attention these past 44 years on making bicycles. So much has…
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Tom and Chris are both industry veteran's with lots of experience. Tom is currently working for the Modus Sports Group which is the supplier of Shimano to bike shops in the Bay Area and Chris Padavana recently sold his shop and is in retirement mode. Chris has been on the Podcast before and so he was co hosting today as Dave was out on business. We…
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This was a special one, getting the chance to chat with one of the original creators of what would eventually turn into the first mountain bike. Charlie grew up in Marin County and started riding dirt trails on old beach cruisers with some of his friends, Joe Breeze, Gary Fisher, Alan Bonds, and Tom Ritchey to name a few. The beach cruisers would g…
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In this episode we check in with Robb Dorr of Ebikes.org At Ebikes.org they do product testing on Ebikes. This episode was very informative about the world of online product testing and how they run things on Robb's site. Robb started as a cyclist and is still one to this day he also supplements his regular Non E riding with Ebike rides. This is a …
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In this episode we meet up with Power Mom Nicole Nicolay. She is the founder of the Real Estate company Love Livermore and also an active Agent, additionally she is a top level Triathlete. How does she do it? So much responsibility and so much training that needs to be done. Nicole is a great example of someone that sets goals and works hard to ach…
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Well ok sometimes scheduled guests have situations that require a reschedule and that was the case with todays podcast so Dave and I break down how last weeks guest Matt Fitzgerald books have impacted us and our approach to riding, racing, and training in general. We nerd out a little on individual performance and this podcast was a complete wing i…
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We really hope you enjoy this one as much as we did! Matt is an incredible story teller and Author! Dave and I were only recently made aware of Matt and his book "How Bad do You want it" We both consumed it very quickly and it has had a huge impact on both of us. Please do yourself a favor and check this book out as well as some of Matt's other boo…
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Well we had a last minute guest cancellation so Dave and I got a chance to cover the Mt Diablo Challenge from this past weekend and it also gave us a chance to catch up on some World Tour talk. We've had such a great run of guests we haven't had the chance to catch up on some of the things going on with our favorite sport at the highest level. So w…
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Vanessa Hauswald is the Executive Director of the Northern California High School MTB Racing League aka Nica, she is also a Cancer Survivor, Wife to newly inducted Gravel Hall of Famer Yuri Hauswald, and just a very fun and interesting human. We learn where her love of all things bicycle was born and what got her into mountain biking as well as wha…
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In this episode we are joined by Mark and Raghu from the Mt Diablo Challenge. They are two key principles in putting on this event along with more than 150 volunteers. This is the 40th installment of this Northern California Bay Area Classic event and will take place October 1st. They are expecting to hit max capacity this year with 1000 riders so …
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In this episode we welcome back Makesi Duncan of Dadbodcyclinginc. Makesi just completed his first ever Gravel race and did so courtesy of Ride for Racial Justice a program that helps bring greater diversity to cycling. The race was SBT gravel in Steamboat Springs Colorado. For Makesi who is relatively new to cycling this was his first gravel ride,…
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This episode we introduce you to Chuck Davis he is a very creative guy and has a passion for bikes! Chuck grew up as a foster kid bouncing around from 7 different families and some very tough situations, but he was able to pull himself out of it. Thanks to some advice from a very unlikely person, a staggering .03 GPA, and a new Bicycle. Chuck admit…
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Sorry the first 4 mins of this podcast was pretty choppy, but we got it sorted out and didn't encounter any issues for the remainder of the podcast. Please listen thru that as Anna is a very compelling guests in many ways. Not only has she quickly ascended to signing a pro contract in the sport of cycling but we learn so much more about what makes …
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We catch up with the Dutch Diesel and one of his success stories Erin Foy. Dutch Diesel has built a great brand thru Coaching and the Zwift platform. They have regular group rides in real life and also virtually. Find out more about his coaching philosophy and all of the different opportunities there are to interact with Dutch Diesel Cycling. We to…
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Last minute guest cancellation so Dave and I wanted to talk about the Netflix Special TDF Unchained and all the different dynamics in play with this excellent Docu Series. We also covered the Mark Cavendish Doc that is currently playing in Netflix as well. We cant talk Cycling on tv without also talking about The Least Expected Day so that also mak…
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Nicky is a local cyclist and entrepreneur that has recently started his own Podcast. We touch on his early days growing up in Kool California and riding BMX to then transitioning to road bikes, we take some turns along the way including fixies, metal bands, parenting, and moto but quickly return to our passion for cycling and how it has helped us a…
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Good time talking with Pro Cyclist Ben Frederick. Ben has had a wild ride as a professional cyclist including racing at the highest level of Cyclocross both before and after suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI and the associated Physical and Mental health issues that can come with it can be devastating. We do a bit of a deep dive into eat…
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We break down the Grand Tour of Gravel the Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder with two local riders Frank Grgurina and David Setton. This is a 5 day stage race thru some of Oregon's most beautiful back country. We talk thru many of the challenges of doing an event like this and all of the essential items that you should bring if you plan on doing it in th…
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This episode shines the light on how important community involvement is in the cycling industry. It takes passionate shop owners to help make cycling relevant on a local level. Chris was able to work with his community to get a dedicated mountain bike trail built at one of the more popular East Bay parks for Mountain biking Pleasanton Ridge. All tr…
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Warning we had a couple of technical difficulties with this one. We are working to resolve currently. That said this is a fun one with Marie Soleil Blais from World Tour Road Racing to becoming a Bike Packer. Marie shares her experiences from her first Tour Divide race with us. This is a crazy ambitious endeavor that pushes your body and mind to th…
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In this episode we talk with founder of Dadbod Cycling Inc Makesi Duncun originally from Trinidad but now calls New York his home. Makesi is a father of 2 with another on the way and works as an occupational therapist with special needs children. This man has a big heart! In addition to all that he has still found time to take on cycling and he sta…
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In this episode we bid farewell to Beau as he has decided to take a break to take care of some personal business. At this point we are not sure if it is temporary or permanent. So going forward Mike and Dave will be your new hosts, content creators, and show bookers. In this episode Dave and Mike discuss the Grand depart and stage 2 of the Tour De …
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