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Bikes or Death is a podcast centered around the growing sport of bikepacking, adventure cycling, and the outdoors. The show features the amazing people who participate in these activities and contribute so greatly to the cycling community. The Bikes or Death Podcast is dedicated to sharing the stories and experiences of these individuals with the hopes that it inspires others to get outside, get on their bikes, and experience what our natural world has waiting for them. At its heart Bikes or ...
 
Professional mountain biker Payson McElveen sits down with some of the biggest names in sports and adventure to get an inside look at what sets them apart. With no script, the casual conversations are as diverse as the guests, with topics ranging from harrowing tales of survival, to debates on current events, to everyday tips and tricks and everything in between. As Payson travels the world for his two-wheeled day job, listen in as he rubs shoulders with and learns from some of the most insp ...
 
Traveller, cyclist, and expat with over 15 years experience living abroad in six different countries. By no means an expert at bike touring, join me to learn how to get started with bike touring, different hacks, tricks, and techniques you can use to improve your bike touring experience, or just to hear some of their great experiences along the way. A new episode will be released as often as possible, on various topics related to bike touring adventures.
 
The adventure cycling and bikepacking podcast. Join us as we travel the length and breadth of the UK, seeking out the very best off road riding in the wild and wonderful British Isles. We’re seeking out the riders, route masters, gear designers and creatives that help us get the most out of leaving the tarmac behind. Our introductory series explores the fundamental concepts of what it means to ride off road; exploring cycling history, how new communities are being born all over the country a ...
 
The Fast Talk podcast is your source for the science of cycling performance, offering the best training advice and most compelling insight on what it takes to become a better cyclist. Co-hosted by science journalist Chris Case and Fast Talk Labs' resident physiologist and coach, Trevor Connor, each episode takes a deep dive on a range of topics, including sport science, training, physiology, technology, nutrition, and more. The show's guest list includes some of the most prominent names in c ...
 
Welcome to Coffee and Van Chats a cycling podcast brought to you by Contravans! Please make sure you share with your friends and family. My name is John Croom. I am a professional cyclist that is traveling the world and living out of his van from bike race to bike race. We are going to interview some of the best and most interesting cycling athletes, coaches, race promoters and more while sipping coffee (or beer) and talk about the sport of cycling, van life and whatever comes to mind. Sit b ...
 
“A bicycle is fast enough to go far, but not too fast to savor what you find along the way. It’s the good speed.” That’s the founding principle of our bike shop, GoodSpeed Cycles in Homewood, Illinois. This podcast will help anyone who rides a bike (or wants to) find their own good speed, featuring information on bike rides, cycling tips, area route suggestions and reviews, local bike clubs, maintenance advice and more! Plus we’ll talk to the people, organizations, and businesses who are mak ...
 
Formerly the We Need More Heroes Podcast, the Call to Adventure pod brings you the best in adventure and activism. We sit down with adventurers who are doing something inspiring - skiing to the poles, summiting mountains, putting up new routes, exploring the unknown - whilst doing their bit to protect our wild places. Join the mission at CalltoAdventure.UK and 'CalltoAdventureOfficial' on social media.
 
The Hidden Athlete Podcast delves into the lives of the humble elite endurance athlete who has achieved incredible things with little or no public recognition. This Podcast will always be about the athlete and has not been developed for commercial gain. For images and further stories about our stars jump on Instagram @thehiddenathletepodcast Enjoy.
 
Founded in 2012, BIKEPACKING.com is the leading resource for bikepacking routes, in-depth gear reviews, inspiration, planning insight, adventure stories, news, and events. Brought to you by folks addicted to campfire smoke, chromoly steel, and getting lost. Our small team strives to inspire readers to get out and explore our planet, discover its wild places, and connect with its diverse cultures, all via the bicycle’s elegant simplicity.
 
Welcome to to The Hardest Kit on the Planet Podcast, brought to you by Heinnie Haynes! In this podcast we interview some of the hardest people and companies from around the planet. We aim to extract loads of helpful tips and tricks to help your outdoor experiences that much better. In this podcast we be interviewing adventurers, explorers, knife makers, peppers, bushcrafters, and people who work for some of the biggest outdoor companies in the world!
 
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Jenny Tough embodies adventure through and through. She's competed in ultra bikepacking races around the world including the Atlas Mountain Race, Silk Road Mountain Race No1, the TransatlanticWayRace, and the TransScotland to name a few. Jenny’s also on a mission to run solo and unsupported across a mountain range on every continent, some of which …
 
Are you ready to go long? Today we want to introduce you to the fascinating world of ultra-distance cycling. While there isn’t a true definition of what “ultra” means, and some of our guests like to say it is a state of mind more than anything else, for the sake of this discussion we’re talking about multi-day bikepacking events; randonneuring even…
 
Welcome back to another episode of Coffee and Van Chats. My name is John Croom and on this episode we chat with Hayden McCormick about his come up through the sport and his most recent adventure wit Education First's Lachlan Morton, Badlands 725 KM race through Europe. Please sit, back, relax and enjoy! This episode is sponsored by: Bike Hardcore -…
 
The off-season can be one of the most productive times of the year: It offers the opportunity to reflect on last season—to assess what went well and what could be improved—and then to look forward, and strategize about how to progress, both in your training and racing. Today we’ll focus on the art and science of how to set goals and incorporate the…
 
In the second of a two-parter, my trusty Brompton and I continue our transit-aided bicycle tour from Washington, DC to Astoria, Oregon. This week features a more-challenging-than-expected short mileage day, a visit to Kurt Cobain’s riverfront hangout, and a long bridge serving as a finish line. Originally podcast March 29, 2018.…
 
Evie Richards is a cross country and cyclocross racer who rides for Trek Factory Racing. She won the U23 cyclocross World Championship in 2016 and 2018, and achieved second place in cross country at the Commonwealth Games in 2018. Earlier this fall, she gained her first elite mountain bike World Cup win in the short track race in Nové Město, Czechi…
 
Hey guys - welcome back to another episode of Coffee and Van Chats. On this episode we chat with Canadian Track Sprinter and World Record Holder Kelsey Mitchell. We sit down and chat with Kelsey on how she stumbled upon the sport along with what her goals are for 2021 and on. Along with that we chat how COVID has affected her training on the track …
 
Doug Moore raised his FTP by 41 watts with TrainerRoad while training for a multi-day 415 mile ride across the state of Utah, all while being a busy father of 5 with a demanding career and a farm to take care of. Find out how he balanced his training and made low volume training work for ultra endurance in episode 28 of the Successful Athletes Podc…
 
In this episode of Bike Tour Adventures, I have the change to catch up with Arie Hugerbrugge and see how things have been going on with him since we first spoke in Episode 032. A lot has happened, or, more correctly, a lot has happened since Arie and I last spoke. With all the changes to his tour that we first talked about, Arie has had to continua…
 
I’ve been wanting to have a chat with this dude for a while now and we finally were able to connect. Those of you who are even mildly interested in the Tour Divide, a self supported race that takes riders 4,400 km down the continental divide and has them climbing the equivalent of Mt. Everest 7 times (nearly 61,000m), will know who this man is. In …
 
On the eighth episode of the podcast, Nik and Stephen virtually catch up with Ashley Carelock and Dr. Seth Wood. They both recently competed in the 2020 Arkansas High Country Race and both set Fastest Known Time(s) (FKT). Your hosts dig into the experience the only way they know how, excitedly asking questions about what happened, like gear choices…
 
Show Notes: When it comes to "All Ages & Abilities" cycle network facilities the protected bike lane or separated cycle-track typically gets most of the attention, however a little known fact about the Dutch approach is that the majority of their streets feature some form of shared space, including the ever-present "Fietsstraat" or bicycle priority…
 
We believe modern coaching doesn’t optimally fulfill the needs of the modern athlete. That’s why we’re introducing our community, education, and coaching membership, Fast Talk Laboratories. So often athletes are given templated training plans. But what if he or she gets sick? Or work gets stressful? That athlete will likely do more harm than good s…
 
In the first of a two-parter, join me and my trusty Brompton for 4 days of transit-aided bicycle tour from Washington, DC to Seattle to the Olympic Peninsula and wrapping things up in Astoria, Oregon. Part one features the machinations of getting from DC to a tent in the shadows of the Olympic Mountains (if there were, y’know… sun) and the first ve…
 
It’s easy to get caught up in life and obsess over the things you don’t have, the experiences you’ve been unable to make or the relationships you’ve been unable to forge. While thinking about what you DON’T have may be easy… it’s important that you sit back every once and a while and appreciate the things you DO HAVE to be thankful for. Riding a bi…
 
Jason Hardrath is fast becoming one of the most fascinating Ultra Endurance athlete's on the planet. An athlete addicted to adventure and currently embarking on the crazy goal of holding 100 Fastest Known Times on some incredibly challenging routes throughout the USA. Jason spends a lot of time letting us into his world and what motivates an athlet…
 
From 2006 to 2016 Ted King was a professional road cycling before switching to gravel where he took 1st at the DK200 in 2016 and 2017. Earlier this month he completed the 1,000+ mile Arkansa High Country Race in first with a time of 4 days, 20 hours, which was good enough to snag the FKT set by Jay Petervary in June of this year. The ARHCR is no wa…
 
WE UNDERSTAND THERE WERE SOME TECH. DIFFICULTIES IN THE UPLOAD. THIS SHOULD BE FIXED Welcome back to another episode of Coffee and Van Chats with Jess Cerra who is an ex pro cyclist now gravel adventure rider who has just started the LAST BEST ride in White Fish Montana scheduled to launch 8/22/21. https://www.thelastbestridemt.com https://www.bike…
 
This week Tim finds a notebook, barely any bike racing happens and Matt has a very silly idea for a winter project. We also we talk about a lot of St.Paul infrastructure so get your maps out and enjoy. This podcast is supported by the generous and amazing donors to the Wide Angle Podium Network. Check out and support Willa's Oatmilk! SRP listeners …
 
Kerry McCauley is a ferry pilot who delivers planes around the world, usually on routes that not many other pilots are willing to take. The planes are often too small to safely make the journeys, but need to be delivered to an owner across the world and can’t be transported any other way. In this job, Kerry has flown nearly fifty different kinds of…
 
This week it’s my pleasure to bring you a conversation with Sarah Hornby of Bikepack Canada. Bikepack Canada was formed in 2016 by Sarah’s late husband, Ryan Correy, as a way to bring the Canadian bikepacking community together. To offer a place where people could find information about this exploding activity called, Bikepacking. Ryan passed away …
 
Sloane Tilley used TrainerRoad to recover from being hit by a car and raised her FTP by 34 watts. Tune in to learn how Sloane returned to training after multiple surgeries and a head injury, how she manages fear from her accident, and how she trained to come back even stronger. Continue the discussion on the TrainerRoad Forum: www.TrainerRoad.com/F…
 
Something you hear very little about in the mainstream cycling media is motherhood. And yet, pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and caring for little humans all have a profound impact on our bodies and our relationship with the bike. To talk about some of these issues, I've brought in Ali Frendin, who runs Mountain Bike Mamas. Full Show Notes: https:…
 
On the seventh episode of the podcast, Nik and Stephen dig into which Star Wars movie was best. Just kidding! Rather they regale the trials and tribulations faced when attempting the iconic Kokopelli bike packing route from Fruita, CO to Moab, UT. We cover the motivations behind the trip, gear highlights as well as some choice meals. Most of the re…
 
In this week's episode, listen to Carter and Jameson talk about different fabric choices for creating hammocks, tarps, tents, quilts, and backpacks. Links below for fabrics mentioned for making! Hammock Fabric Lightest Weight- 1.0 oz Monolite Most Durable- 2.2 oz HEX70 Tarp Fabric 1.1 oz Silpoly 0.51 oz Dyneema® Composite Fabric Tent Fabric Bug Mes…
 
George Mallory was born in South Africa and quickly set about accumulating some extraordinary achievements in the world of Rock Climbing. His famous Grandfather George Mallory the explorer & mountaineer was the inspiration behind Georges brief transition into mountaineering which included a summit of the awe inspiring Mt Everest. After immigrating …
 
Recently, Ryan Anderson announced his retirement from pro cycling. He’s been at it since 2008. In that time, he might not have risen to the same heights as say his frequent teammate Svein Tuft or some of his contemporaries, such as David Veilleux or Hugo Houle. But Anderson is the last of a certain generation of pro road cyclist. He’s been on all t…
 
Extending the Life of Your Touring Bike Housekeeping: Hey, people listen to this thing!? I'm told the last 30 days we ranked in a bunch of cool countries: Position 9 in the category Places & Travel (New Zealand) Position 12 in the category Places & Travel (Finland) Position 14 in the category Places & Travel (Slovenia) Position 18 in the category P…
 
Amos Brumble is a New England legend. Is it because of his racing palmarès? His charm? His collection of guinea pigs? Or all of those things? We find out, and then we dive into some listener questions. David H. of Seattle, Washington asks: “Suppose a 55-year old athlete is training with a heart rate monitor and perceived effort and recovery scales …
 
Is he the bicycle industry’s biggest troll or greatest champion? … Yes. You’d think crudely drawn parodies of cycling companies’ most advanced products, paired with thinly — and I mean very thinly — veiled sexual innuendo would irritate some brands. But if the Surlys, Treks, or Cannondales of the world don’t like the Instagram antihero @BicyclePube…
 
I caught up with Aaron 4 days after he finished becoming the *first person to circumnavigate Texas on a bike! In total he rode 3,014 miles in 58 days and he wrote weekly articles about his journey that you can read on Texas Monthly. In 2019 he rode every street in his hometown of Austin, TX, but towards the end of that project he started thinking b…
 
One of the beautiful things about social networking is the ability to engage with people with similar interests from all over the globe. It means a lot to me when people reach out to send a voice intro to add to the podcast or DM me in response to a post. Enter, Michael Roman. For those of you who routinely listen to the podcast, you’re likely fami…
 
Martha Schoppe is a smokejumper, one of a select group of firefighters that parachute to the location of the wildfires they’re tasked with controlling. Out of the 400 smokejumpers across the country, only nine are female. Martha joins Payson to talk about the extreme physical and mental demands of her work, much of which takes place before they eve…
 
Hey guys welcome back to another episode of Coffee and Van Chats - my name is John Croom and on this episode we chat with gravel/mtb/road cyclist of Bissell ABG Giant on how he is coping with with new restrictions and how he bought a vehicle for $1 that he built out to a camper! Looking for the van life! HIT SUBSCRIBE! --- Support this podcast: htt…
 
This week we are honored to be joined by the one and only Kate Wagner. You may know Kate as Mcmansionhell or as the architecture critic for the New Republic but she's also the worlds biggest Primoz Roglic fan. This one gets a little blue at times so lock up the kiddies and enjoy. Check out and support Willa's Oatmilk! SRP listeners can save 20% on …
 
Winter is coming! In this episode, I'll help you figure out what kind of setup you need for biking indoors, how to prepare your bike and indoor space, and what you can do to stay entertained and make the most of your workout. Full Show Notes: https://www.femmecyclist.com/ride-bike-indoors/ Links Mentioned In This Episode Peleton Bike Wahoo Smart Tr…
 
Joe Byrne used TrainerRoad to raise his FTP by 70% and log an incredible sub-10 IRONMAN time in terrible conditions, then he changed gears to try something new. Joe is now working his way up the road race classification system in Ireland and proving you don’t need a huge FTP to be successful. Continue the discussion on the TrainerRoad Forum: www.Tr…
 
Show Notes: Cities around the world have been dramatically reshaping and reimagining their public spaces, especially their downtown streets in response to the negative economic and health impacts from the novel coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19. Santa Barbara, California took the bold step of making State Street, the main shopping and dining destinati…
 
Welcome back to another episode of Coffee and Van chats! MY name is John Croom and on this episode I bring on Olympian Tinker Juarez and we chat all things cycling from where he got started backing the day to the Olympics in the 80's to now him racing gravel and adventure racing with Cannondale and Boyd Cycling! So please sit back and enjoy! --- Su…
 
Erik and I met at a Bikes or Death group bikepacking trip right before the world shut down thanks to a coronavirus. Since then he's been wholed up in his Austin apartment in lockdown. With some extra time stuck indoors he's been finding ways to stay active and engaged with the cycling community. Early on he rode 1,000 miles on his training in a mon…
 
In this episode I chat with my good friend Abdul about his first successful Everesting attempt! In addition to a long day of climbing 29,029ft on his bike, Abdul also used this Everesting as a means to raise over $2100 for The Northwest Hub, a not-for-profit full service bicycle shop, bike reclamation program and training center. Tune in to hear ab…
 
Time is opening up a little bit for me for the next couple of months so I'm spending some time winter bike tour planning, one locally and exploring if there is a safe and responsible way to get a warm-weather location ride in January or February. The Journal: Winter Bike Tour Planning All Weather Ride? I might seek out cruddy weather. Last week's b…
 
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