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Part two of our first Q and A episode. Randall and Craig tackle questions submitted via The Ridership community. Support the Podcast Join The Ridership Episode Sponsor: Athletic Greens Automated Transcription (please excuse the typos): 00:00:00] Craig Dalton: Hello and welcome to in the dirt from the gravel ride podcast. I'm your host. Craig dalton i'll be joined shortly by my co-host randall jacobs. [00:00:12] Today's episode is part two of our Q and a episode series. Go back in your feed, a couple episodes to find part one. You can certainly jump right into this episode as we're going question by question. And they don't necessarily. Have relation to one another but if you're interested in part one either after the fact or before you listened to this episode go ahead and jump back and listen to that episode. [00:00:36] Today's episode is brought to you by our friends at athletic greens. The health and wellness company that makes comprehensive daily nutrition really really simple. 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[00:01:38] I think by now, you've probably heard my personal jam. I like to take athletic greens. First thing in the morning is to get a jumpstart on my hydration. As well as my nutritional needs. And i'm big ride days if i'm feeling super depleted i'll come home and have a second glass so on a saturday or sunday i might double up my servings [00:01:58] If you're open to giving athletics greens, a try, simply visit athletic greens.com/the gravel ride. [00:02:05] Athletic greens has agreed to give a free one year supply of vitamin D and five free travel packs to any gravel ride podcast listener. So be sure to visit athletic greens.com/the gravel ride. To give it a try today. With that said let's jump into part two of the q and a episode with randall [00:02:26] Craig: Next question was on optimizing the adjustment and float intention on SPD pedals. I don't think there's much we can add there cause it's a little bit of trial and error. In my opinion. I don't know about the float. I don't even know if mine has like float adjustment. For me it seems like it's just the tension. So I, how hard or easy it is to get in and out. And that's been something maybe I've amped up over time as I become more confident, but certainly starting them out with them. Fairly easy to disengage is perfectly acceptable if you're not comfortable with Clifton riding. [00:02:57] Randall: Yeah. In terms of tension, I would definitely start with a looser engagement and then tighten it down as you get more confident, Especially when you're first starting out. And what else? Patrick and I actually talked about this in the bike fit episode. Hey recommending shifting the cleats back. So if you're running mountain style shoes, which the gravel bike probably should be if you can run them in the back, the bolts to the back then sliding the cleat. Pretty much all the way to the back. Now if that doesn't feel right, you can always move it forward a little bit, but whereas this new real problem with going too far back there can be issues with going too far forward in terms of biomechanics and so on. And in terms of the float, you want to be in the middle of the float and you never want to be in a position where the you're you're not able to peddle in a natural motion where you're using the cleat positioning to restrict your motion. That is a a good way to end up with an injury. So definitely don't do that. I generally will start with the cleats. In a position where it's restricting my inward motion so that my heel can't hit the crank arm. And then I'll peddle from there and see am I in the middle, middle of the float? Am I in my restricted any part of the pedal stroke? And if not, then that's a good starting point. But to really get this right again it is hard to do this on your own. It's hard to see knee tracking. In souls or thing you want to invest in, in order to help align the full stack from hip to knee through the ankle. And this is where listen to the bike, fit 1 0 1 episode and consider working with a bike fitter. [00:04:30] Craig: I was just going to say the same thing. It's like one of those things like, oh, bike fit, you don't necessarily go to clique adjustment, but so often when I've observed it, cleat adjustment happens in a bike fit. [00:04:41] Randall: And it doesn't happen first, right? Everything else has to be right first. So if your saddle's too low and your arches are collapsing and things like that, you're already starting with things out of alignment and are going to have some trouble, but at least the advice that, that I just gave will prevent the worst issues. But again, go get a bike fit. [00:05:01] Craig: Yep. [00:05:02] The next [00:05:02] question. Yeah, The next question. [00:05:05] was about what's the best technique for using a dropper post? How does this help with the physics of the ride? [00:05:14] Randall: I'll let you go first. I certainly have an opinion on this one. [00:05:17] Craig: This is a dangerous one for us. The listener, the avid listener knows we can go into a deep dropper post where I'm whole, but let's try to offer some quick advice. One of the things I like to remind people about with respect to drop her posts is that it's not just a, all the way up or all the way down product. You've got the full spectrum of range, which means you should use it frequently. Obviously when you're in heavy tactical descents with steep, dicentric, you're going to slam it. [00:05:45] But I quite frequently lower it just a centimeter to just give myself a little bit more room on terrain. Maybe it's a road descent or something that I'm super confident on, but it gives me a little bit more margin for error. And as I'm feeling maybe more nervous about the speed. I'll go down even further just to give myself again a bigger range of just a bigger margin of error. So practice, and no, there's no right or wrong, use it frequently and you'll figure out what feels best for you. [00:06:15] Randall: You've seen my technique with the dropper. I'm a bit more extreme. So for me, I use the dropper all the time. I have it down all the way on a high-speed road descent, and I use it to allow me to, move my mass around on the bike in a way where, if I want the front end to be more planted, I can put more mass on the bars, but then I can shift my weight down and back over the rear axle to lighten up the front end for say, traversing, really rough terrain. Provides that distance between the bike and the body where your arms and legs can act as suspension. Your front wheel is rolling in sailing. Your rear is doing more of your speed control. And in this way, it really radically. Improves the capability of the bike, not just off-road, but I would argue on road as well. I descend much faster because I know I can grab a handful of both brakes and not be pitching over the handlebars. So for me, even on the road, I'm dropping it all the way in a lot of situations. [00:07:08] Just because I like to go that much faster and it gives me that margin of safety. [00:07:12] Craig: All makes sense. Next off, we're going to an area work. Gosh, Randall I almost think we need an entirely new category in the ridership forum just about tires. What do you think? [00:07:25] Randall: We've been asked for this for a while. By the time this episode airs, if we don't have a channel in there, somebody yell at us in the forum, we'll get that up. [00:07:35] Craig: The first question comes again from Tom boss, from orange county unicorn tires, lightweight, puncture resistance, fast rolling with lots of grip. What comes closest for you? [00:07:45] Randall: I'm not getting in the weeds on this one. I defer to the hive-mind and the ridership on this. I can tell you what I ride. But I'm gonna make no claims about it being the optimal. [00:07:56] Craig: Yeah, do. What are you writing in these days? [00:07:58] Randall: so currently I'm writing just a WTB Sendero upfront and a venture in the rear. And these aren't especially fancy casings. They're not the most efficient tire. But they're pretty robust and they have great grip and I like the mullet setup. I'm a big fan of going with something NABI or upfront and like a file tread or even a semi slick, depending on your terrain in the back. [00:08:20] And yeah, that's the way that I go. We actually just brought in some maxes, Ramblers and receptors. So we go a rambler small knob front and a receptor in the back. And I like the six 50 by 47 size. There are situations where I wish I could have a little bit more volume, other situations where I wish I had a little bit more efficiency, which tells me that I'm right in the middle of the range for most of the writing that I do. [00:08:40] Craig: Yeah. For me. And first off, full disclosure to everybody, I'm a Panorai sir, brand ambassador. So I want to put that out there. The gravel king S K was a tire that I got on my first proper gravel bike. And I just fell in love with it. Then I left for many years and went on to more of a setup that you had rocking the Sandero up front. [00:09:01] Thinking I was, riding more challenging terrain and could appreciate the knobs, which I did. [00:09:06] But recently I've gone back to the gravel king as Kay. And I do find it to be a wonderful all around tire because I feel super fast on the road and it does everything that I needed to do in most of the situations that I get into. [00:09:21] Randall: Yeah, sounds about right. And then there's always, if you're, if you had a really long ride out to the trail you could always, bring the pressure up a smidge on the way out there and then give it a little at the the Trailhead. [00:09:34] Craig: Yeah. [00:09:34] And again, it obviously comes down to where you are and one thing I'll just note really quickly, and we've talked about it before is Riding fully select tires at a fat with has been remarkable to me how performance they can be. Off-road you think you need knobs, then all of a sudden you realize where you do need them, but actually if you change your riding style a little bit if you've got a fat rubber tire on there, you can go and do a lot of things. [00:09:59] Randall: Yeah, the dropper helps a lot with that. In terms of just being able to be more nuanced with your body English as you going over stuff. But yeah, I run 700 by 30 tubeless tires and I'll go out on hard road drives and then I'll pass it on to see a trail and be like, oh, what's over there, I must find out now and then to see. Go and do a little bit of adventuring. And you gotta pick, you gotta pick your lines. You gotta be careful not to hit anything, square, a square edge. That's gonna, bang up against your rim. But if you're if your pressure is high enough and you're gentle enough with your writing, you can do a remarkable amount. Most of the stuff that we've written in Marine together up written on slicks. [00:10:36] At one point. Yeah. [00:10:38] not saying it's a good idea, but it's doable. [00:10:41] Craig: True. And you enjoyed other parts of the ride and leaned into other parts of the ride, presumably more because that's, what the bike was oriented around on that particular day. And maybe you needed to nurse your way down Blazedale Ridge or something, but you got through it. [00:10:55] Randall: Yeah, and it's definitely more of an uphill thing than a downhill thing. [00:11:00] Craig: Yeah. [00:11:00] Randall: go uphill on dirt and then downhill on, on road, but okay. The, we went on a proper tangent there. [00:11:07] Craig: Yeah, sorry. next? [00:11:08] one. Next question is from Josh, from east Texas. It's around suppleness. Suppleness in tires is desired by riders. So how do I choose a simple tire without having to buy it and write it with no published measure of scale of suppleness on a given tire from the manufacturer we are left with only this tire field strop sample is TPI and indication. [00:11:30] Why don't manufacturers provide consumers with this information? [00:11:33] Randall: So I'm going to volunteer Ben Z and Marcus G in the forum as to people who seem to have written. Every tire I've ever heard of. And some that I haven't. And there are others in there that have as well. But yeah, I think this is a matter of finding out what other people like and kindly asking their opinion and experiences with it. [00:11:52] Craig: Exactly. I think that's a good recommendation. [00:11:55] Next question is from Tom Henkel and it's around tire pressure. He acknowledges that he tends to ride harder pressures than a lot of people seem to recommend, but he's also dented REMS and had to wrangle the, straighten them out enough to complete a ride. So he's nervous about bottoming out. How do you know how low is too low? Given the weight of the rider and width of the tire? Also, how does this vary by terrain type? [00:12:17] Randall: The indication of how low is too low is really. He's denting his rims. And pinch flatting as well you can have two riders of the same weight on the same tires at the same pressure on the same terrain, one we'll be a little bit better at picking lines or at shifting weight around. And we'll be able to push the limits a little bit more. But if you're ponderous and steamrolling through things, then you might need to run higher pressures in order not to bang the rims. Now, if you're not already running the highest volume tires that will fit in your frame, start there for sure. And if you are, and you don't want to have to replace your bike, tire inserts, which is something that we haven't really talked about much. And is in its early days in gravel, but it's increasingly popular in mountain bike. And I'll be getting a set of these to try out. Isaac S in the forum loves his and he rides hard. He used to ride his gravel bike like a full-on mountain bike, and even cracked a rim once, and after he put in inserts he never had any trouble and he was actually pushing his pressures even lower. So those would be the recommendations. I have go biggest volume. You can and get some tire inserts. [00:13:25] Craig: Yeah, that makes sense. [00:13:26] It's all trial and error and I am eager as, as well as the listener, I imagined to hear what you think of tire inserts. Cause I do think It's yet another interesting part of the equation that some riders may be able to play around with successfully. [00:13:40] Randall: Yeah, it has the same effect as adding a little bit of suspension. If you can drop the pressure that much lower and have a two tiered suspension effect where you have the travel of the lower pressure tire, and then right before it bottoms out on the rim, you have this protective layer. So yeah, I think it makes a ton of sense, conceptually. So I'm excited to try it. [00:13:58] Craig: Yeah, interesting stuff. [00:14:00] Next question is another one from Kim brown. How do you go around choosing the right tire for the ride? [00:14:05] I guess I make more like quarterly or seasonal decisions around this and live with it. I certainly have brought my beef feed set up bike two places in the middle of the country that didn't require such an aggressive setup. But it is what it is like I, I'm not super concerned but I imagine if you have the wherewithal and interest you can dig in and find the right tire for every single outing. [00:14:32] Randall: Yeah. And you definitely again see people who seem to do that. And that's great. For me. I have a bicycle company and I have two wheel sets and I leave the same tires on until they burn out. I'll even take the Sendero Nabil upfront and when it starts to wear a little bit too much, I'll just move it to the back and put on another Nabil upfront. [00:14:49] I mostly rabid I got, and I got the two we'll set. So I have 700 by 32 blitz and a six 50 by 47 mullet set up. And it's really more of a choice of which wheel package I'm going to go with then. Swapping around tires and things like that, which is a more seasonal or annual decision. [00:15:05] Craig: Yeah. [00:15:06] Yeah. Yeah. Same. [00:15:07] Next one is probably I could've sat in the maintenance section of this conversation, but how do I deal with a pinch flat or puncture or some other common issue in a tubeless tire? [00:15:16] Randall: Punctures. Dynaplugs, bacon strips. Make sure you have a good amount of sealant in there. And have a spare tube as a backup, if all that fails. If you've got a pinch flat in a tubeless tire if it's on the sidewall, then you know, you do what you can to get home. Sometimes a plug will work, but if it's in the sidewall, you're probably going to want to replace that tire versus in the meat of the tread where the rubber is a lot thicker, a plug can last for the remaining life of the tire. And last thing would be, if you really have a problem and you have a tear in the sidewall, a boot or even just jam putting a dollar bill or something in there so it doesn't continue to spread, just so you can get home, and maybe running lower pressure so it doesn't blow out the sidewall. [00:16:00] Craig: Yeah. [00:16:02] If we assume the question came from someone who knows how to change a two-bed tire and has been through that experience, just a couple of other things I would highlight that may not be known unless you've had to go through it. If you are replacing a tubeless tire with an inner tube, you do need to remove the valve core. [00:16:19] First. And you can expect that if you have ample sealant remaining in said tire. It's going to be a messy situation. [00:16:27] Randall: Yeah. [00:16:28] Craig: I don't know what the right thing to do is if you leave the sealant in there, but it's going to be all over you. It's going to be all over the place. It's just something you have to deal with as you get that tire and get your tube in there and find your way home. [00:16:41] Randall: Yeah, all the more reason to get plugs and just have plugs with you because oftentimes you can get by with those. [00:16:48] Craig: Yeah. A hundred percent. The first time you plug a tire, it's like a Eureka moment and you just top off the tire and continue on your way. And when it goes beyond that, then you're a very sad. And you will have to deal with quite a mess. [00:17:02] Randall: There's a picture that think Isaac in the forum shared where he had a hole plugged with eight different plugs in the sidewall and he kept riding it for a while apparently. So Bravo maybe change that casing a little bit sooner. So though. [00:17:18] Craig: Related to tires, we're going to move into a section on wheels. And matthew Wakeman ask, what kind of situations would be worth considering three wheel sets versus just two for do most of it? Bikes. [00:17:32] Randall: So my thinking is the first wheel set is probably a wide 700 that can take everything from road to gravel tires and then a even wider six 50, that's more focused on gravel and adventure riding. And then an even wider two Niner that would be your mountain bike setup now, then. Then, that's getting into two bikes. So you have two bikes, three wheel sets between them. If you're just with one bike for everything, then if you're racing or if you're constantly switching between very focused road experience to a fast, hard packed gravel experience to a rugged. Bike packing adventure sort of experience, then it would make sense to maybe have two, seven hundreds and 1 6 50 B. It really would be another 700 slotting in the middle. There. [00:18:22] Craig: Yeah, for me, it's really around. Tire selection on those wheel sets and yes, it would be a luxury and a full disclosure. I do have three wheel sets in the garage and I'm splitting hairs literally. It's because I'm too lazy to change the tire. And I have the luxury of having the third wheel so that so I've got my sort of NABI. Fairly narrow 700 C off-road sat that will only take me a limited amount of places from where I live. I've got my one that I spend most of my time on which presently is six 50 by 43. And then I've got a 700 with a 30 road tire on it. [00:18:59] And it's more like Totally when I only had two wheel sets, it was all good. Just choose between road and mountain and don't worry too much about it. [00:19:07] Randall: I don't even have three wheels. That's Craig. Bravo. [00:19:10] Craig: Next question comes from Craig. Oh I'm curious on the difference between six 50 B and 700 C and confused about boosts standards, wheels, hubs, rotors and whether it's worth the investment to pursue or just stick with my current wheels. Ideally, I was interested in putting faster, thinner type tires on my 700 C wheels that came with the bike. [00:19:29] For all their road rides and a second set of six 50 B fatter grippier types for off-road fun. I think we've talked a lot about six 50 B versus 700 C on other podcasts and also on this podcast today. But I was interested in this question around standards, as someone who has a mountain bike, I was aware of boosts standards. [00:19:50] What is going on with that with respect to gravel bikes and do we see a path towards a boost standard for gravel bikes or are there specific design considerations that make that not likely. [00:20:03] Randall: So we have one it's called road boost and it seems to have been driven by the emergence of e-bikes as a major category. And what boost does is it increases the spacing upfront 10 millimeters in the back. I believe by six. And it allows the flanges and the hub to be space more widely apart, so that you have more of a bracing angle and more lateral strength. So the same amount of spokes gives you greater lateral stiffness and strength. So that's the benefit now, does it matter for, gravel bikes of, running up to say like a 2.2 tire or even a 2.4 without suspension. It's pretty minor gains. [00:20:46] I do think that we're going to see a transition towards road boost, which is a one 12 by one 10 upfront and a 12 by 1 48 in the rear. There's, trade-offs one of them being a well for pure road bikes. It's going to be trivially, less Aero, there's always the arrow marketing story . And then two in the back to you end up potentially having to increase the Q factor. Of the cranks. So most people actually benefit from more Q factor than the super narrow ones that used to be common on road bikes so it's not really a problem for most riders, but it's just like another design constraint. There's trade-offs is, are you have to fit a lot of things in a tight package and that's the issue, but it's out there, you see a couple bikes with it. Especially E road bikes and gravel bikes. And I think over time, you'll see that transition, but don't consider it an upgrade that you need to swap your bike to get. It's not mean it's not a meaningful thing in that regard, and you can get most of the benefits by just doing asymmetric rims, which, that's why we and others do asymmetric rims to downs the spoke tensions and angles. [00:21:49] Craig: Gotcha. I'm going to slip a personal question in that I'd put in the forum. How often should I grease the threads of my through axles if I change wheels frequently? [00:21:58] Randall: Often enough so that there's always grease on them and no dirt. And if you have any where on the threads you should be doing it more often and use a FIC. FIC Greece. But if you get any dirt in there, like if you drop your through axle or something like that, now you have basically a grinding compound. In the threads. So you want to clean that up. But yeah, that, as with any interface, it will wear over time. So Greece is your way of allowing that interface to last longer than the bike. [00:22:26] Craig: Yeah, great. We've got a question from Alex, from Tifton, Georgia. What's happening in the gravel scene to involve youth. [00:22:33] Randall: You seem to be taking out junior. Fairly often on whatever kids bike with whatever tires it's got on there. I think that counts. [00:22:41] Craig: Yeah, I just want to expose my son to riding off road. And so he's still on a 20 inch wheel bike, but I've put some monster, like two, one tires that I found on it's like a monster truck for him, which I think he enjoys. I think it's the key to bring the youth through mountain biking and discover gravel versus prematurely introducing drop our bikes. [00:23:06] Randall: Yeah. I'm of the same mind. I've a niece that I take riding in the same way and it's just like she has a 20 inch wheels kid's bike. And I just take her out on the dirt and get her comfortable riding on those surfaces and pushing her comfort zone to try new things. But then also just instilling this deep love of the adventure experience, which for me what we're calling gravel is really all about. It's like going and exploring the area where you live from an entirely different angle than you would get in a car or on foot. [00:23:36] Craig: Yeah. Agreed. [00:23:37] Randall: And then of course NICA. We have some coaches in the listenership. Then the new England youth cycling association, actually Patrick in Lee likes bikes are doing a skills clinic with them in October. [00:23:48] So you have that. And then urban off-road bike parks. Lotta our kids in the city don't have access to trails. And so just providing that access, I think is critical. And there's an example of a McLaren bike park in San Francisco. It's in a part of the city that is pretty far from the bridge and pretty far from the Santa Cruz mountains. And so this would be it, and there is plans potentially to expand that. And building more urban bike parks I think is a big part of that as well. [00:24:20] Craig: Yeah, for sure. And you bring a huge skill gain to gravel if you come from the mountain bike side. [00:24:27] Randall: Yeah. Yeah. And starting with a hard tail or even a rigid flat bar bike is a great way to go. [00:24:33] Craig: A hundred percent. Next question comes from Alex in Columbia, Missouri. And it's a question about frame design. With the growing market of gravel. Where, when does the Aero slash race versus endurance market become two separate markets? Also how far do you think it'll go narrower tubing, et cetera. There seems to be a split already forming with Aero features being added to gravel bikes. [00:24:57] Randall: I have strong opinions here, so I'm going to let you go first. [00:25:00] Craig: Yeah. I think the brands are already splitting hairs with these categories as it is. And part of it is positioning vis-a-vis other competitive brands. Part of it is just the designer's vision for what this bike is intended to do. And those lines are blurry and murky and are going to come down to individual brand managers to execute on. So I think it's already a total disaster. [00:25:27] Randall: I think most Aero claims, especially in gravel are entirely bunk. And it's marketing. And I'll give you an example. So on a road bike, a designer can control almost all of the parameters except for the rider, which ironically is the biggest one more than 80% of the aerodynamic profile, the tire with being a big one, right? So you can have your rim with, and your rim depth matched to the width of the tire. You can have the down tube optimized for that tire to end up really close to the front leading edge of that down tube and the down tube, it can be really narrow. So you have a smooth transition between, rim to tire, to frame in a way that minimizes turbulence. So with a road bike, it's more of a controlled system. And even then the gains are very marginal. And if you look at the. What marketers are usually claiming. If you add up all the Watts that you saved, you'd be traveling at a hundred miles an hour on all the different components you can buy. On gravel, it's worse because you, you have really wide tires. And so you'll have a deep section rim. With a big old tire on it and the tire is much wider than the rim. You're already having detachment of airflow as soon as it comes off that tire. There's a rule which folks can look up the rule of a hundred, 5%, which says that as long as the rim is a hundred, 5%, the width of the tire, then you can generally get good attach flow over the rim, regardless of that rims shape with certain shapes being marginally better. But that one oh 5% rule being more important. But if you have a big old tire on an arrow rim, all that at error rim is doing is adding weights and potentially increasing turbulence, especially in a crosswind where it's going to make it harder to steer. So that's my take on wheels. And then obviously handlebars and all that other stuff very marginal gains, especially given that it's not being designed as a system around the tires and so on. [00:27:14] Aero helmet and rider position, rider positions the biggest thing that you can do, if you want to improve your. Arrow. [00:27:20] Craig: Yeah. And I was looking at the question more, less, so about like aerodynamics and more just marketing and bikes in general. And seeing that. There's just a spectrum of bikes that are marketed in different ways. From endurance road bikes, to Aira road bikes, to arrow gravel bikes. I totally agree and understand your comments, and my comments are more just related to the market in general and how there's a plethora of things being directed at consumers and it's ever more confusing to figure it out. [00:27:50] Fortunately with most quality gravel bikes, you do get this one bike that can do a ton of things. And bikes that you can configure in the way that you ride them. [00:28:02] Randall: Yeah, I think you'll see the incorporation of some functional arrow. There's no reason not to do a tapered head tube or certain other things, but it's such marginal gains. And really, it's hard to build an Aero bike if you're not controlling for the tire volume and given the divergence in tire sizes that these bikes use that's not a really a controllable variable in design. [00:28:24] Craig: Yeah. So the final question comes from our friend Marcus in Woodside, California. What are your guesses about the big bike tech quantum leap forward coming next, similar in magnitude to. [00:28:39] to e-bikes and olive green bib shorts. [00:28:42] Randall: Marcus is a good friend. And I was definitely on trend with the big shorts there. Really, how do you top that? How does the industry come up with the next thing after olive green shorts? [00:28:51] Craig: Nothing can make a rider faster or look better than all of Deb's shorts. [00:28:57] Randall: So that's it. Marcus? I think that's the end of innovation in the bike industry. Yeah, this is a space that you know, that I've put a little bit, a bit of thought into. I'm going to let you go first here as well. [00:29:07] Craig: I think that makes sense, because I agree this is a tailor made Randall question. I do think the continued use of electronic componentry and other electronics that we all use, has to lead to more integration in bicycles, whether it's like battery packs that are embedded in the bikes that can power both my components, my GPS computer, my headlamp, all these things. I feel like it's a natural point, just like we're seeing in every other element of our lives, where battery and power is required. These things start to appear in more innovative ways. So I think that's interesting. [00:29:46] I think on the e-bike market, we're starting to see more and more of these bikes that not only is the battery removed, but also the engine, the sort of the motor part of the componentry comes out. So you start to get this bike that has assemblance of ability to ride without the component of it and it's not going to match a pure performance bike, but it may, for some people While still having that opportunity to use the e-bike functionality. So I think those are things that trends that we're definitely going to continue to see. And. And some more forward thinking thoughts. [00:30:21] Randall: Yeah, I agree with that, and I have a little bit more nuance to add but I want to start with the big, low lying fruit, and we started doing this, Basic things like proportional, crank length. I find it nuts that the industry up until recently didn't really make anything smaller than a 1 65 crank and continues to not offer shorter cranks for shorter riders. [00:30:41] This is one thing that we did, and then you now see FSA has done a good job of having offerings down to, I think 1 45. To accommodate smaller riders and so proportional, crank length. Proportional wheel sizes, I think is a big opportunity. There's no reason why, it's really small riders. Shouldn't have their wheels scaling to some degree. We already have a 26 inch size, so maybe for the biggest higher volume on an extra small bike, you'd run a 26 by 2.2 or something like that. You do need more tire options, but otherwise it would help to make that bike perform more like the bigger ones with a bigger rider on them. So those are two that I would really like to see. [00:31:18] I'd like to see continued innovation on integrated quick on and off storage solution. So I think lightweight bags and so on are really slick. And I think that we'll continue to see innovation there. You mentioned electronics. I agree. And it's getting ridiculous with the number of batteries you can have on the bike. [00:31:34] If you have a wireless shifting system, you can have a battery in each hood battery in each front and rear derailleur. You can have sensors on the bike each with separate batteries, a heart rate monitor, or the separate battery two lights with separate batteries, computer. It's silly and it adds a lot of cost and weight and complexity the system. So I think there should be a single battery on the bike and that there should be a universal standard that all components use. I don't think this is going to happen because everyone everyone wants to trap you into their particular walled garden, but that's a conversation for another day. [00:32:04] But yeah, those are the big ones. And then lastly, self-contained bike systems that leave nearly nothing behind, maybe some sort of lightweight regenerative braking for this one battery. I would like to see. But first things first and then subtler suspension designs, which I think we're already starting to see with more compliance, like flexible components, you. [00:32:24] Bar handlebar is built with a little bit of flex or a suspension stem versus going whole hog with a full on suspension fork, just to get 30 or 40 millimeters of travel. [00:32:33] Did I answer your question? Marcus, let us know in the forum. Hope, hope you're satisfied with the answer. And what is the next color of big short. Greg, what do you think. [00:32:41] Craig: That's putting me on the spot. Maybe like a tan might do something that makes you a little bit nude. [00:32:47] Randall: Ooh. Yeah, that would be that everybody would be really comfortable seeing that. Yeah, I'm with [00:32:53] Craig: dangerous territory. [00:32:54] Randall: we will have various options to match everyone's skin tone. So we all look like we're riding in the nude. [00:33:02] Trend leader, Craig Dalton. [00:33:05] Craig: This was a heck of a lot of fun. [00:33:07] And it would not have happened without the community. So big shout out to the ridership community and to everybody who submitted questions. I'd love to see us do this again. So we'll probably set up a channel down the line and put the question out there again and see what's gets generated because it was a lot of fun chatting with you about these questions. [00:33:25] Randall: Yeah, it's what we do on our rides only we've recorded at this time. [00:33:29] Craig: Yeah, exactly. That's going to do it for us this week on behalf of Randall and myself, have a great week. And until next time here's to finding some dirt onto your wheels. [00:33:42]
Huge thanks to Toms for sitting down and chatting about all of his cycling training and racing. Loved this! We all hit all the usual training and racing questions, with some other great threads in here as well. What is Toms doing off the bike, and when? A walk through from being a kid, to his start on La Pomme in 2011. Working with a strength coach is much more than just pushing big weight. Tour of California, Worlds, Classics. When does he hit structured intervals, what's his volume like (spoiler: A LOT), and when does he turn the dial up on the intensity? Carb loading? What does it take to be a pro? Is the social media side THAT important? Really dug this one, but they're all great in their own right. If you've missed any, tune in here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiOww7FfCwdkXX3vBWdffv8OhzZQTwXkT If you enjoy training articles, check them here: www.evoq.bike/blog HMU Brendan@EVOQ.BIKE @brendanhousler @evoqbike Thanks for watching! Please give the video a thumbs up and Subscribe to the channel. https://youtu.be/81s2LdTfMWA --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/evoqbike/support
Previously, Pearl and Detective Reynolds (aka "Uncle Ryan") went to the Crimini City Gym to register Pearl for the Fighting Tournament. After settling on a team, Pearl convinced an unsuspecting security guard to give her a tour and she managed to hack into the building's security cameras. Now it's Luca and Sully's turn, and they've got some tricks up their sleeve. Who will Luca register on his tournament team? What will they discover in their investigation? And what big move is Sully planning?? DM: Jonah M. Jackson Pearl: Sarah Katherine Zanotti Music: FoolBoyMedia - Video Game Land Braxton Burks & Materia Collective - N Suite, Pokémon Mansion, Lavender Town, The Ghost of Pokémon Tower, Silph Co. Under Seige https://www.materiacollective.com/artist/braxton-burks Zame - Game Corner Hoenn Remastered https://www.youtube.com/user/ZameJack Mikel & GameChops - Lavender Town https://music.gamechops.com/album/pok-chill Dark Fantasy Studio - Fist of Fury, Boys on Bike, Back in Time Christoffer Moe Ditlevsen - Breaking the Safe, Tread Lightly, The Mole YoshiBlade - Tilt & Drift TabletopAudio.com - 1940s Boardwalk, Lively Café, Dome City Center, Candledeep
If everything is based on talent, Lucas Wachs should be a household name in skiing. But in today's world of professional skiing, talent is expected and for better or worse, self-promotion determines how far a pro will get to some extent. Lucas Wachs is one of those guys who isn't comfortable promoting himself, he lets his skiing do the talking and its afforded him a 12-year career. While Lucas doesn't make noise about his skiing, he's the guy the other skiers are talking about and snowboarders recognize his talent too, including Max Warbington who asks the Inappropriate Questions. Lucas Wachs Show Notes: 3:00: His pro model ski, treatment by Lib Tech, and his dad skiing with Scot Schmidt, and Doug Coombs 11:00: The Warbington brothers, snowboarding, being good at everything, and contests 20:00: Stanley: Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast Peter Glenn Ski and Sports: Over 60 years of getting you out there 10 Barrel Brewery: Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone 22:30: What he looked like, Salomon, park rat days, the expense of contests and Pete Alport 30:00: Poor Boyz Productions, Nimbus, the fork in the road, 4bi9, and getting on Lib 41:00: Dragon: Their glasses FLOAT, use the code Powell15 to save 15% Alpine Vans: Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life Elan Skis: Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better 43:30: Sponsors, his first big trip with Benchetler and Igucci, manual labor, agents and energy drinks 51:00: 10 Barrel, filming with huge names, breaking gear, winning a Powder Award for his part in Level 1's “Romance”, his first trip to Europe in 2020, and MSP 63:00: Inappropriate Questions with Max Warbington
I'm very excited to have Children's Book Illustrator Kim Soderberg joining me on the show. In addition to her work with Scholastic, Creative Teaching Press, National Geographic, and Animal Tales magazine, Kim also did the illustration work for Charlie Mae's First Day written by Hannah Wilson. During today's show, I will also have Mr. Vickey Gilbert to share about the 11th Annual Bicycle Drive and we'll have a brand new episode of Cora's Corner! At the conclusion of the show, I will have a dedication to my friend, Mike Ogles. I hope you will share this show with your family and friends.
Courtney & André return with another fresh episode! We start off by acknowledging and elevating NWSL players' words, requests, and instructions for support. We also read poignant words from Imani Dorsey, Black Women's Player Collective board member and Gotham FC outside back. With their blessing, we move forward and always in solidarity. Then we discuss recent NWSL news, and wonder if this is another okey doke from Steve Baldwin (#SellTheTeamSteve #SellToMichele). Then we talk about the drop of the Black Women's Player Collective's new logo, website, and ADIDAS partnership. Courtney is already dreaming of an Ivy Park collab, and both of us are hyped about the board and members. If you can, please donate to the BWPC directly at bwplayercollective.org. After that we get into the USWNT roster, shoutout Christen Press & Crystal Dunn for protecting their peace, then move onto the madness that is the playoff race at the end of this NWSL season. We discuss the recent games, how much the table shifted, how much it's likely to continue to shift, and ponder how Gotham always seems to have at least two games in hand. We take a quick break then come back to talk about the UWCL, including Melvine Malard on her bike and Selma Bacha ballin. Then we move to the WSL where we check-in on Hope Powell's Brighton, and drag Gareth Taylor for that nonsense he said about Ellen White and Bunny Shaw. In Heated & Hyped we reminisce about THAT Gotham goal, talk Venezia shirts, and André has some words for the white players in the NWSL. Please listen, share, subscribe, rate and review – we appreciate y'all! Follow us: Twitter - @DiasporaUtdPod Instagram - diasporautdpod
After an eight month trip around South America, Jess and Greg Stone fell in love with Guatemala. They moved there in 2016 and adopted a German Shepherd that has since been a regular passenger on the back of Jess's bike on a custom made carrier. They're now planning a new adventure, a ride around the world with their dog, Moxie. We talked to Jess and Greg about their upcoming trip and what it's like to travel and ride with a dog on the back of the bike. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com. Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page.
We catch up with Greg Minnaar, the greatest DH rider of all time, about this past season and his World Champs victory; keys to his high-level longevity; his mental approach to racing; Tom Brady; and more.TOPICS & TIMES:Update: Andora, Greg's shoulder, & Eliot Jackson (1:26)Vali Hӧll's question for Greg (6:53)World Champs week in Val di Sole (8:48)Mindset / mental approach going into races (16:40)Greg's Bike setup (20:56)Language / communication & bike setup (24:47)Biggest changes over the years to World Cup? (30:59)Keys to your high-Level longevity (35:11)Alternate paths / the road not taken? (42:40)Tom Brady (48:45)RELATED LINKS:This Week's Gear GiveawayGear Giveaway / Newsletter SignupBecome a Blister Member / Get our new Buyer's GuideRegister for the 2022 Blister SummitBlister Mountain Bike Buyer's Guide See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Josh breaks down some good places to find bike races & events. Ask your friends, ask your competitors, ask your local shop! Get on the Discord! Josh@EVOQ.BIKE https://www.bikereg.com/ https://www.road-results.com/ https://www.crossresults.com/ https://usacycling.org/events https://legacy.usacycling.org/events/rr.php? https://www.nysbra.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/evoqbike/support
Episode #49 Running off the bike Running off the bike. This is a tough one for everyone, no matter what your strengths and weaknesses are coming into triathlon. In this Episode Marilyn and Jesse have a fun back and forth on various types of athletes and how they can successfully run off the bike!
This episode presents Paul's life adventures peddling a two-wheeler. -Just recently, riding his bike put Paul in a satisfied state of mind. Mentally Paul felt 18 years old again. Soon Paul began to assume he looked that way as well. Feeling healthy and upbeat, Paul I stopped to let traffic pass. As he did, he glanced up and saw himself in the reflection of a local bakery. “Who is That???!?!?!? Oh, no! That's an old guy. That's …ME. What happened?” Time happened. “I thought growing older would take longer?!?” Therefore Paul can say this: Life is just like riding a bike, you never forget how to do it, but just don't expect yr mental image to match your true to life physical image! -Paul reveals his life's adventures some great people and unforgettable journeys from the seat of his bicycle. Do not regret growing older. It's a privilege denied to many. -Just like riding a bike eh?Support the show (https://lifeslearningcurve.org)
As we dig out our rain pants and bike lights, Aaron, Armando, Guthrie, and Joan gather outside in person on a drizzly night to chat about the best of summer and discuss future bike dreams and adventures. Plus we share adventures and plans from listeners Brian, Hami, Emily, Brock, and @blackrtea. Check out this video … Continue reading E584 – Summer Adventures & Bike Travel Dreams →
Jack talks with founding father of the mountain bike Gary Fisher about his life in cycling, the subject of his new book “Being Gary Fisher”, published by Blue Train Publishing. After talking with Gary, Jack chats with Guy Andrews and … Continue reading → The post No Cops, No Cars, No Concrete: Gary Fisher's Life on Two Wheels first appeared on The Bike Show.
This week Tom sits down with Craig Rodsmith of Rodsmith Motorcycles. A machinist by trade and a throttle junkie at heart, Craig has created some of the most exciting custom motorcycles on the scene today. Sculptor, Pilot, Mad Scientist, Story Teller are just some of the tools he uses to get an idea from his head to the starting line. talkingmorcycles.com revivalmotoring.com instagram.com/craigrodsmith
Being strong, fast and relaxed on the bike takes work, but today we give you some great off-season fuel to build your bike confidence and be faster in your next race. We look at calibrating your feel, working big gears and cadence and why it's good to make yourself a little uncomfortable in training. We help you build your base so you can handle the training and look into ways to be a better at handling and gearing. And finally the best ways to be strong in aero. Topics: Swim lane pet peeves (intro) The last thing triathletes want to hear about cycling What every athlete needs more of Intensity without base Testing - How big is your base? Getting perspective of who you are A good barometer in cycling Calibrating your feel Riding efficiency Big gear work and full pedal stroke Gearing up Learn Slow Getting a handle on shifting Cycling like you're playing chess Playing with power and cadence Finding Sweet spots Sitting up vs. Aero Power in aero Relaxing on the bike --------------- Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store A great way to support the podcast! Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com Big Shout out to podcast listener and Wordpress designer Bobby Hughes for helping get the new c26triathlon.com off the ground. If you like what you see and may need a website, check out Bobby's work at https://hughesdesign.co/ You can also slide by www.crushingiron.com which is now the official blog page for the podcast. Community and coaching information are at www.c26triathlon.com Our 2020 C26 Camps are sold out (other than swim camp) Find out more on our Camps Page. If you'd like to support the Crushing Iron Podcast, hit up our Pledge Page and help us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance! Are you thinking about raising your game or getting started in triathlon with a coach? Check out our Crushing Iron Coaching Philosophy Video Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes. For information on the C26 Coach's Eye custom swim analysis, coaching, or training camps email: C26Coach@gmail.com Facebook: CrushingIron YouTube: Crushing Iron Twitter: CrushingIron Instagram: C26_Triathlon www.c26triathlon.com Mike Tarrolly - email@example.com Robbie Bruce - firstname.lastname@example.org
Huge thanks to deltaG for partnering with us on this episode. To learn more about the performance boosting benefits of deltaG Ketones head to deltaGketones.com and use code TRIDOT20 for 20% off your order. On their site you can:1. Learn more about fueling with deltaG ketone products.2. Make a standalone purchase, or subscribe for ongoing deltaG ketone deliveries.3. Book a FREE 15 minute video consultation with Brian, an expert on exogenous ketones, and deltaG in particular, to discuss your individual goals and best choice of deltaG drink to exceed those goals.
Simon and Jack sit down to discuss the latest hot tech news for road, gravel and mountain bikes. Simon quizzes Jack on his first ride impressions of the new Specialized Crux, then it's tech takeaways from Paris-Roubaix. On top of that, there's news of Continental's GP500 S TR tubeless tyres, the Orbea Ocra Aero and RockShox's Flight Attendant wireless suspension system. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Josh explains how race eligibility and call ups work for all cross races, from cat 5 to the World Championships. There are a TON of specifics here and random criteria. If you get lost or if you have a question/comment then HIT ME UP - Josh@EVOQ.BIKE. These links are super helpful! Cross Results https://www.crossresults.com/ Cyclocross24 - the BEST site for cx results & series info https://cyclocross24.com/ UCI Cyclocross Regulations https://assets.ctfassets.net/761l7gh5x5an/3X0PPNdbWNAhMGaZzKly8J/d0da9887861cd4b084f7904ac4c70067/5-cro-20200612-e.pdf USAC 2021 World Cup Selection Criteria https://s3.amazonaws.com/usac-craft-uploads-production/assets/2021-2022-World-Cup-Qualification-Criteria-final.pdf USAC 2021 Nationals Eligibility & Call Ups https://s3.amazonaws.com/usac-craft-uploads-production/assets/2021-Cyclocross-Eligibility-Rules-Call-Ups-FINAL.pdf USCX Series Info https://uscx.us/ ProCX Series Info https://usacycling.org/national-calendars/pro-cx?gclid=CjwKCAjwtfqKBhBoEiwAZuesiGAv-XNRGODu2I0cS8THe9-zzwHOrtSdEuA4g22GW37aGNlzMl35AxoCGr8QAvD_BwE#procxcalendar 2020 UCI CX Rule Changes Explained http://www.cxhairs.com/2020/02/16/2020-uci-cyclocross-rule-changes/
AFB and Phat Phred welcome Trisha Ignatowski who recently nabbed an FKT on the 360 mile Erie Canal Trail. According to undisclosed sources, she allegedly was inspired by the infamous 419 Bike trip of Cultra's AFB. Trisha shares stories of competitive skating, trail running tips for women, steeplechase, South Mountain, NJ, Sassquad, Palisades, Totoro, music, and so much more..But wait, it gets better, her brother was a competitive canoe racer! Yeah she fits right in to the Cultra Culture. https://www.livbreads.com/ https://www.instagram.com/trignatowski4/ Outro music by Nick Byram Become a Cultra Crew Patreon Supporter Cultra Facebook Fan Page Sign up for a race at Live Loud Running Sign up for a crazy adventure at Rat Race
Hard or soft luggage has always been a hotly debated topic for motorcyclists, and of course, everyone has an opinion. And while each has its pros and cons, it's ultimately up to the rider what suits them best. And to help you make that decision we talked to some industry pros and some experienced travellers, not to sway you in one direction or another, but to find out what you should consider and also what alternatives are available. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com. Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page.
Action Sports Outreach uses extreme sports and BMX bike tricks to reach people for Jesus. Today, John Andrus, Dustin Orem, and Logan Heiman explain how they use their unique talent as bait to go fishing for a lost generation.
You've been asking for bike checks and here is the first one, with the the one and only Jesse Melamed. Jesse was my obvious first choice, as he's so into bike setup and is always experimenting, as you'll no doubt know if you've heard him on the podcast before. We caught up the morning of the pro-stage race at the Tweed Valley EWS to check out his current Rocky Mountain Altitude. There are some great nuggets of information here from Jesse, who is a rider that's not afraid to try things that maybe aren't considered the norm. Sit back, hit play and listen to this bike check episode with Jesse Melamed. If you want to watch this on YouTube, you can head here. You can find Jesse on Instagram @jessemelamed. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 1 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast, expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. What's even better is that there are going to be two issues a year, and you can subscribe now. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep and you'll be able to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage Merch My 2021 Spring/Summer merch is here, including our first ever recycled t-shirts. If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don't forget to subscribe. It's free and means you'll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it's available. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter, to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday, full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.com/episodes
On this episode of WE Have Cancer, motivational speaker and endurance athlete David Richman shares with Lee how cancer first touched his life through his late sister, June. To honor her legacy, David has completed countless races in search of connection, emotion, and perspective. Guest Biography: David Richman is an, author, entrepreneur, speaker, consultant and philanthropist. But before any of that, he was a brother to June. In 2007 June was battling her final stages of brain cancer, and David was ready to run beside her during Relay for Life. June passed away just days before the race, but David still went and ran. His experience at that race sparked a new passion in him for endurance sports for a cause. In the last decade, he has completed over 50 triathlons, over 50 runs longer than marathon length, and most recently, he biked 4,700 miles cycling across the country to interview participants for his new book exploring the emotional side of cancer, Cycle of Lives. Table of Contents:David's Story Begins with June David's sister June received news that she had serious brain cancer in her forties, and that it was most likely terminal. Her diagnosis changed everything. She was the impetus to David's project and nonprofit work, and remains his constant inspiration. What Would June Think of David's Work? June said the thing that sucked the most about her cancer was that she wouldn't get to see her kids grow up. Through David's work, June is not forgotten, and her kids get to see her legacy continue to inspire connection. 5000 Miles on a Bike, Searching for Answers Inspired by June's Relay for Life team in 2007 (called the June Buggies), David promised her he would run right alongside her. But June passed away just a few days before the race. Over time, David wanted to meet and interview all these people touched by cancer and bring them together. So he hopped on a bike and went city to city in a matter of six weeks. There's So Much Hope Lee asks, was the biggest surprise while working on Cycle of Lives? David says he went into the project thinking it would be dark and heavy all the time, but he was surprised and inspired to find how hopeful and wise so many people were along the way. Seeking Connection Drives Everything How did David learn to dig deep and lean into these meaningful (and often challenging) conversations? He says he loves “trying to figure the puzzle out” when interviewing people, and finds true joy in doing so. “I was always on the outside looking in.” In his book Cycle of Lives, he talks a bit about how up until his thirties he felt like he was never the main character of his own story. He wanted to get out of the shadows and capture stories that would spread light, emotion, and inspiration, just like June. Why the Bike Ride, Instead of Picking Up the Phone? Dave says, “I think we're all connected by stories, and we're connected by emotion.” To him it felt natural and obvious to jump on his bike and ride from city to city to string everything together. "June got me through it." David learned, over the course of the physically and emotionally challenging journey, that he was never running away from anything. He was always running toward the next great story, and that brought him peace, joy, and connection along the way. Being Touched By Cancer Changed Him Dave shares how much he's learned about perspective and authenticity. He learned that it's okay for people to care for him, and to care about him. And he learned that he can't be afraid to say something and make a new connection. But what if I Say the Wrong Thing? Too often, we can let our own discomfort be the barrier between making meaningful connections. David says, who has time for that? He'd rather push through the discomfort and form that bridge of human emotion, gratitude, and connection together. Links mentioned in the show: Get David's Book - https://david-richman.com/cycle-of-lives/ (Cycle of Lives) Follow...
Jenna Phillips is glamorizing the everyday bicycling life with her charming TikTok videos. Joan dubbed these romantic portrayals of running errands by bike “glorious bike propaganda,” and that's what Aaron and Joan chat with Jenna about in this week's episode. Find Jenna on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter (she re-shares some TikTok videos on the other … Continue reading E583 – Jenna's Glorious Bike Propaganda →
Want to get more comfortable on your 2022 CRF250R? Keefer breaks down some suspension settings as well as some flaws that can be remedied in this episode. We also call up Eric Phipps from Works Connection to break down why he chose to purchase a 2022 CRF250R and what he has thought about his purchase.
Welcome Mountain Bikers, thanks for tuning into Vital MTB's The Inside Line podcast. Our guest today is Tyler McCaul. We catch up with him at home in Southern Utah as he prepares for Red Bull Rampage coming up soon. TMAC shares details of his near career-ending injury, the challenging recovery process and how it's changed his outlook on the capabilities of the human body. We talk all things freeride, his chops as a contest commentator and dabble in some old good times, too. Tyler, thank you for being our guest today.The Inside Line is brought to you by Jenson USA.com. Use coupon code insideline (all one word) at check out and receive 10% off qualifying items. Maxxis tires hook us up on the trail and for the show. Speed, grip and durability are what make Maxxis mountain bike tires the best.Santa Cruz Bicycles has pledged $1,000,000 to trail-building projects and advocacy groups over three years. Their Paydirt Fund is helping get new trails built all over. Hit up santacruzbicycles.com/paydirt to see how your trail project can apply.Enjoy the show!Photo provided by Red Bull Content Pool