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Ozzy Osbourne orally decapitated a bat live on stage in Des Moines, Iowa on 20th January, 1982; an act that quickly went down as one of the most outrageous moments in rock n roll history.Concertgoer Mark Neal, 17, said the bat was dead long before he threw it on stage. But this was not Osbourne's first offence: he had previously shocked attendees at a CBS press launch by biting the head away from a live dove.In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly trace the origins of Osbourne's bizarre bird-and-bat-beheading behaviour; applaud the ingenuity of his long-suffering wife Sharon; and debate whether Alice Cooper intentionally threw a chicken to a braying mob to be mutilated…CONTENT WARNING: animal cruelty, offensive language beeped.Further Reading:• ‘Everything you need to know about Ozzy Osbourne biting the head off a bat in Des Moines' (desmoinesregister.com): https://eu.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/local/kyle-munson/2016/01/20/everything-you-need-know-ozzy-osbourne-biting-head-off-bat-des-moines/79055858/• ‘When Ozzy Osbourne Bit Off the Heads of Two Doves (ultimateclassicrock.com)':https://ultimateclassicrock.com/ozzy-osbourne-dove-bite-head/• ‘Ozzy Osbourne talking to David Letterman about the bat incident' (NBC, 1982): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxn2_sO5losFor bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back tomorrow! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week we sit down with Dimond Factory Racing's Chris Schroeder. We learn about Chris' transition from professional triathlon to that of a gravel racer. We also look at his decision to start a racing team versus continuing as a privateer. Dimond Factory Racing Instagram Join The Ridership Support the Podcast Automated transcription, please excuse the typos: Hello and welcome to the gravel ride podcast. I'm your host Craig Dalton. This week on the podcast, we've got Colorado based professional gravel racer, Chris Schroeder. Chris is not only a racer, but he's also the manager of the diamond factory racing team. His path to gravel racing was from that of, uh, as a professional triathlete. Interestingly, I learned that the private tier model, as it's known. It's something that's quite prevalent. In the triathlon world. But Chris didn't really want to take that model forward. He really wanted to build. Uh, professional gravel racing team. 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The starting point for all my conversations is always to get a little bit of your background as a cyclist, how you came into the sport and how ultimately you started riding. [00:03:31] Chris Schroeder: So it's hard to say how I came into cycling. I came into cycling and triathlon at the same time. About 15 years old, my family relocated from Telluride, Colorado to New York city. And at the time New York city is has a giant cycling presence. Contrarians are a very big thing there. They do a lot of races in central park and the surrounding area. So as a way for me to find something to do when I was there, I started running of those, the local cycling club. It wasn't a race club. It was. A website or a form, or you just go on there and they say, right, we have a group ride every couple of mornings and you know, it was fun. I had a old road bike and then the same exact time I was getting into that, I also equally wanting to get into triathlon. So that was a great like way for me to start training and start preparing. And as that grew, I did a couple of bike races and at the same time training for triathlons eventually just kept going into triathlon and kept doing more of the. And at the same time, I was always a very big fan of cycling. I would always watch the races. I would always follow the riders and that was like a restaurant, but I was a fan of cycling. So I just kept coming up and triathlon. Eventually I went to college at university of Colorado here in Boulder, and Boulder is a great community for pro triathletes and cyclists of all kinds. It's just a Mecca for it. And I ended up eventually becoming a professional in, I believe 20. 15 though, like end of 2015, I went on and raised five years, professional triathlete, you know, I got a lot out of it. I traveled the world. I raised on like six different continents. I met amazing people like throughout the whole way, but at the end of the five years, I just, I wasn't content with where my career was and I wasn't really, I think it plateaued. I just wasn't moving. I wasn't getting the results. I needed to continue doing the sport. And I just stagnated and going into 2020, I had this mindset and I had signed up for, to just a way out. I was like, know, I'm going to finish this sport by dating my first full iron man. So I went to go, the plan was all right, I'm going to go do Ironman, New Zealand. And a couple months before that there was a race in Oklahoma called the Oklahoma gravel Gower at the time. And I kinda knew that I got this sport gravel. I really liked it because it reminded me a lot of the monuments in cycling, like cargo bay, the dynamic just of the just bad-ass like let's get out here and get dirty and strongest man wins kind of mentality. So I knew going into that race. Not really know anything. I was like, didn't have a gravel bag and laid that on my road bike with the biggest tires I could fit. And I ended up having a great race. So early on, I got a new move of Ted king. We went on for a while. Like I eventually got dropped. I got picked up by two guys behind and then ended up beating both of them in the sprint to finish second. So all of a sudden I had this hot iron. What I use then to go on to use, to create this transition to gravel. [00:06:48] Craig Dalton: Interesting. Yeah, for me, it's not super surprising that you had a great cycling experience in New York. It might've been. 10 years ago before I knew a bunch of people from New York and realized like how great the scene is there for a road racing. It's maybe a little surprising that you got into triathlons out of New York, but obviously there's a lot of great road running there and triathlon. There's a few good races in that neck of the woods. [00:07:14] Chris Schroeder: Yeah, we'll come back to that. When we started talking about diamond and stuff like that. But when I, because I had that result in Oklahoma, when I went on to do Ironman New Zealand, you know, the race went, it was a good way to end the closing. On my drunker and made me feel very contented, very like, all right. I did everything I could and I got what I got out of it. And then I'm probably the only person in the world who this positive came from. COVID where the world's shut down. As soon as like, before I even left New Zealand, the world's start shutting down. It's a miraculous, I even got able to leave the country, the roads shut down. All these triathlon races got canceled. All of a sudden the sport that I don't want to do isn't happening anymore. But I have all these sponsors that need me to do something. So when I was able to do with all my current sponsors to say, Hey, I can't race a triathlon because there was no triathlons. I can go do another gravel race where I already had this giant buzz, this giant pop and a good result or this year. So with that, I was able to just start doing gravel races with all my sponsors, still supporting me. They were just supporting me as they were and things just went well. And then. Mid 2020, we just started really committing to, we're just going to start a team. We're not going to have minimums or anything like that. We're just going to work at the end of the January 1st. We're announcing this team and it can be big, small, whatever, wherever we land, we're going to go with. You know, we were very fortunate in having Jared come on, board, our videographer, and he really is the only reason this team was able to exist in 2021. I did Belgium wall fried Cedar city September, 2020. He came out made. What I think still to this day is his best piece of work, which was a video covering my experience. There really just raw showing that experience. I was able to then all these sponsors I was talking to at the time that were like, eh, we don't really know. I was able to send them this video. And it was like talking to a different person. All of a sudden the conversation went my way and we were able to close a couple of deals with at the time Kenda tires and vision components, both of which were huge. I, we desperately needed both of those contracts. Eventually a hybrid clothing and Lin helmets came on board to help us out. And then we had. We had the support. We had the writers, we had a product, which was our video production and assets, and that kind of launched us into 2021. [00:09:48] Craig Dalton: That's a super interesting story about how athletes need to package themselves up in order to be successful in this. I want to go back a little bit to that transition period. And as a quick side note, I also retired as a triathlete from Ironman, New Zealand, not professional, not fast, but it was my last iron man. And I agree. It's something, if you get into the sport of triathlon, regardless of the level, having that iron man experience is just it. I think it is very similar to these epic gravel events. We're just getting across the finish line can be such a magic. Thing in your history that everybody should try to do it. [00:10:24] Chris Schroeder: Yeah, absolutely. I I it's just like in the moment I was just miserable. Like I was. A lot of stuff, like just in my life and where I was my career, but I, because I finished it. I can just, I don't have to look back cause I'm just I'm so much more content than I would be. Had I not done that? [00:10:41] Craig Dalton: Yeah, a hundred percent. I'm also curious, you know, it sounds like the 72.2 distance was a strong suit of yours. Then you moved up to the Ironman distance. When you started going to these long gravel events, what kind of parallels did you see from the endurance and mental strength required to complete an Ironman or a long distance triathlon to what you were seeing at the gravel of. [00:11:04] Chris Schroeder: Well, it's hard. I don't think 70.3 is Ironman. You can draw a lot of parallel parallels, the 70.3 distance. Not as much because those races are dynamic. You are racing. An Ironman is a lot more similar in the sense you. Not raising, you're all just trying to finish. And one of you happens to finish before the others. Definitely the mental attitude that you have in an Ironman of when you're just trying to finish it. I've nothing else to do today. If always I keep putting one foot in front of the other, I will eventually cross the line. That's like the unfortunate gravel mentality for a lot of these 10 plus hour events or. Even the comment, I feel like 125 miles is the common distance for gravel. You're still looking at a seven hour day for the fast guys. Like it's a lot of time out there versus the 71 is really four hours. Most professionals go way under that now. So it's hard to say, like, I think honestly my biggest asset transitioning to gravel was just the amount of time has been being a fan of cycling and why. Professional races and just admiring the tactics. [00:12:09] Craig Dalton: Yeah, I think one of the things that has come up on a number of occasions and in my own personal experience with triathlon was just. Stuff's going to go wrong and you just gotta move forward and get on with it. And the events are long enough that you can have a really bad nutrition or hydration moment and come back around. If you just fuel the system in the right. [00:12:28] Chris Schroeder: absolutely. I think in gravel, The gravel, you can get a little more catastrophic with your failures. You're talking about just breaking everything is breakable on a gravel race tire wheel by Canterbury's yourself. Like it's all up in the air. In a triathlon you can bonk or you can get a flat like those. Those are really the two bad scenarios and the gravel is just, you just don't know what's going to go wrong. There's so many options. [00:12:50] Craig Dalton: Yeah, a hundred [00:12:51] Chris Schroeder: Like for Unbound with, you have to basically be able to rebuild your entire bike is rather than. [00:12:57] Craig Dalton: Speaking of Unbound. So 2020, you sort of get your gravel legs underneath you. You have the good fortune of having sponsors that are willing to pivot with you because gravel was going off more than the triathlon world was you fell in love with it 2021, you register from Unbound. And there's a great video of your experience there. So why don't you talk to us about your experience? What was your. Expectations and goals going in and how did it play? [00:13:22] Chris Schroeder: Unmanned was definitely a little emotional. Like it's a, like, it's a lot that goes into it. It's really very parallel to the Ironman world championships in terms of prestige And just the hype around it. I definitely went into it a little ignorant of just like what's about to happen. I made some just blatant mistakes, but ultimately I just wasn't trained properly for it. And completely just melted in the, it's hard to describe for people that haven't done Unbound it's 200 miles. I think the winter did like 10 hours and 30 minutes this year. So you, would expect this, the race to play out in something in a way that would, you know, relate to someone trying to pace themselves for about long race. In the beginning, like three hours of Unbound are just you're on the pace [00:14:20] Craig Dalton: Did you enter that race thinking I'm going to stick with the lead group? You know, this is going to be my tactic in those first three. [00:14:27] Chris Schroeder: yeah, I just didn't do a couple blatant things. I didn't preview enough of the course. I preview maybe the first like 20 miles and then like mile like 25, we entered this just ridiculous Doubletrack section. Bodies everywhere. And it's like, as a easy tactical error, I was 58 wheels back when we entered that section. And this is probably my biggest advice for anyone racing gravel is it's not ever the effort of being in the front group. That's going to get you. It's the effort of having to chase back onto the front group. That's going to kill you and having to do that twice. Cause there was two Doubletrack sections and both of those sections I wasn't prepared. I was out of. And then leaving them. I had to chase back on. And then those efforts are the ones that really take it out of you where you're doing 10, 15 minutes, just like everything you've got to try and chase back on. That's the effort you can't recover from. And that's also the same effort that you're burning. Very precious fuel. You're brewing your body's heating up, like, you know, the internal temperature and all that's just going up and to ever recover from that. Like you almost have to completely just start going easy to even recover from it. So that's like the thing that kind of like led to the, my, a larger downfall in that race was just those big efforts from just not being prepared with the course that resulted in just like catastrophic kind of blow up that I had. It's hard to say like 200 miles is a lot. It's a lot to train for, to being competitive. And I think that perhaps for 2022, I might actually pivot and race the a hundred mile and Unbound with the thought process of just being like at, in the 200, you know, what's realistic from results standpoint. You know, everything goes well, like my best day, where am I finishing? You know, perhaps on my best day, I'm finishing ninth in the laundry. That's a huge result. I think on an average day I could win the hundred. So from an athlete perspective and a business perspective, I'd have to think, all right, where's the optimal value right now? I'm seeing it in the a hundred, you know, the a hundred got a lot of press still. The winner was on a lot of the magazines are not, he's like the news articles that we came out about it. I think that I might be taking a step back from doing the 200 Unbound this year to refocus and prioritize the a hundred and really go after a result there. [00:17:04] Craig Dalton: Yeah, it is interesting, you know, a hundred is a lot more racing distance than a 200, as you said. I think the top men and women, like they know how to handle that a high-octane three hour, first, three hour of Unbound, and then go back to a more comfortable level and then race, you know, another six hours later. But at least [00:17:23] Chris Schroeder: Absolutely. I think that 200 miles, the thing is this, I think eventually Unbound will suffer from this is that it's not dynamic watching 200 miles race. Ironman has the same problem. It's not interesting watching any of our race because not enough is happening to keep you entertained. Unbound is the same thing. The last five hours of it, or even more boring than the first five we're watching the more boring Bard, because everyone's just dying at that point. And they're just dying in a direction towards the finish line. A hundred mile raising is completely different, you know, it's completely dynamic the whole entire time. You're because it's shorter. People are able to stay together longer and makes for more interesting race. And that's where I think the. I get the gravel has this mindset of like longer is more gravel or something along those lines, but there is a line where you need to just like adding miles for the sake of adding miles is just not like, what's it doing? I had this conversation with Jim Miller at BWR at Cedar city where this year they, it used to end where you do. Like a mile, like 105, you'd go from do like five miles of single track. And then you get on a bike path and it was like three months to finish line and they added like 17 miles of like, you face the thing on track and then just do 17 miles of like nothing gravel and an around like construction sites. Like you're on the road going through like neighborhoods, like you're on the road going through an industrial park. And I was just like, why did you add that? Like, it did nothing for the race. You have this beautiful. You know, you're struggling. You Google, these climbs, you get to the single track, just getting there is such an accomplishment. You've finished this very hard tangled, downhill, single track, and then you're on a bike path to the finish line. And that was like, when you think of a race and you're no, one's saying you have to have a certain distance, so you should just try and have the best race course you can. And by adding those extra miles, you didn't really do. You did the opposite. You made us all finish with the last hour of stuff that we saw. An airplane hanger and a construction site and utility soft. Like I just think that some of these race directors need to not have the mindset of longer is better. [00:19:42] Craig Dalton: Yeah, it's interesting. It's interesting to get your perspective as someone more towards the front end of the race, because I've got the mid pack perspective. And, but I tend to agree with you. Like, for me beyond a hundred miles just is not something I really can ever get fit enough for being, you know, a professional and a family man. Like that's just not happening in my world. So I'm not. Super pro those things and I can in talking to you definitely get it that you're not going to get a very dynamic race with 20 people battling it out. If it's 200 miles, because half of those people are going to drop out from mechanicals. Others are going to drop out through nutrition, and you're going to end up with this battle of attrition that maybe leaves it as we've seen in the last couple of years, two or three people duking out a little bit. Towards the end of the 200. And then maybe if you're lucky it's a sprint finish. [00:20:38] Chris Schroeder: Yeah, I'm the same way. Like I just visit logically like that a hundred mile to like a fast, 125 mile course. That's my sweet spot. And I think that, I don't know if I would say, like, it was a hard lesson to learn that I'm not in this current state of 200 mile racer. I'm a lot better at that a hundred, 1 25 kind of range. Yeah, accepting, like, look, I'm at a couple of these events, like take gravel worlds, for example, like it's just not, it's not great for me. I can do, you know, really well on a faster, less climbing, 125 mile course, but longer than that, I'm just not ready. Like I just don't have the years and miles of this intensity in the legs. Like, even though it triathlon. Obviously still very bike heavy. I don't have the intensity that these races are run out for that long a time. [00:21:29] Craig Dalton: Yeah. Yeah. So speaking of that, What, when you transitioned you talked about this a little bit, but how would you care to characterize your gravel skillset? Are you feeling technically strong or is that still like, you're a horsepower guy from your triathlon days? [00:21:46] Chris Schroeder: it's a hard one. It's definitely something I'm I work really hard to improve. Is my technical skills, not just like Unbound and it's a good example of well early stages. And I would say like the first 30 miles on a mountain, you are in a giant group and you need to be 10. We still don't have to move within that group in a very comfortable way. You need to be really comfortable, bumping elbows and shoulders. And I did a lot to help myself with that. I raised a lot of like criteriums on the local scene. I did a cyclocross this season, all with that in mind. Not only do I want to get better at it. I want to be known as someone who is very proficient at my handling and my positioning, because I think that's one of the biggest gaps in gravel where you can take advantage of is a technical skill, especially for descending. It's very hard. It's not like the road at all. Cause there's so many things going on in any given turn. So just getting better at that skill is something I really wanted to invest in, in the off season. And hopefully that kind of. Pays for itself, this coming season. [00:22:49] Craig Dalton: Yeah, that goes into another one of my sort of desires for the sport. I love when event organizers do throw in technical elements of the course. Cause I do think the best gravel racers that I want to see that I admire. They've got that full bag of tricks, right? They can go well when it's a basic gravel road or pavement, but they also can thrive in the technical elements of the sport. And you definitely see, and it sounds like you're very attuned to. The types of events that are going to suit you well, so maybe you're not going to a super single tracky event today, as you're continuing to build that skillset. [00:23:23] Chris Schroeder: And you're also not going to see me doing like I'm 63 and like 170 pounds. Like I'm not going uphills quick. Like you're not gonna see me a Toshar. I did that race this year and I was like, this is awful. This isn't for the big boys. So like knowing also like, what race am I realistically going to be competitive to that person? What race do I just not like, don't just, don't go do that. Like just don't do that race. You can just skip it. Like there's nothing wrong with skipping a race. So I think it's just a lesson where you have to just sit and go, let's take an honest look at things. This is what I'm good at. This is what I'm horrible at it. So we shouldn't go to races that have a big emphasis on stuff that I'm bad at. I. I definitely agree with you where I think that in gravel, every race should have like one call it feature of just ridiculousness. Like each racing I'll throw in a single track section, throw in some river crossings, you know, something like that. Just to I think it's always fun just to have that one kind of obstacle that race will then become known for. [00:24:20] Craig Dalton: Yeah, it's like a preeminent criteria. It just spices things up. And in this scenario you'd know about it. Right. You know, there's the technical, single track coming up and that it may create a, a. that might be someone's opportunity to take advantage of their particular skillset, knowing full well that, you know, they're less proficient in another discipline. I remember hearing pace and McKelvin talking about the rule of three and racing against the in Boswell. And he's like, you know, Ian's got me in so many different ways, but I did know when, as someone with a mountain bike background, when I hit that single track, it was going to be a huge advantage for me. And I could likely take that to the finish line. And that proved to be. [00:25:01] Chris Schroeder: Yeah, I think that, I think I've even listened to that. Pacing and Ian, where it does, it makes us it up, which keeps gravel interesting. It means that mountain biker has an advantage on the road cyclist. And you know, the flip side of that, of the road psychos has the advantage on the mountain biker and all these different sections. And it just it goes on like BWR, Kansas had like a cyclocross specific section, which favored a bunch of guys from that background. So it just it helps keep grappled fresh. Giving people from all these different disciplines, their chance to shine. [00:25:36] Craig Dalton: A while back, you mentioned your cycling team and the formation of it, the diamond factory racing team. I thought it was interesting as you and I were talking offline. Obviously the director. Professional attitude towards gravel racing is I'm going to become a private tier and I'm going to cobble together my own personal sponsors. And I'm going to overtly take that positioning. You've taken a different approach and you're looking to build a team. And I'm just curious to hear in your own words about that process and why team versus private two year. And what's the vision for the. [00:26:08] Chris Schroeder: That's a hard one to say, like triathlon. It's funny. We talk about private here so much in gravel. All triathlon is private here. That's all you do. So I private tiered for years, five years of private area. I loved it. But the thing when you're a privateer is you have nothing to point at and say like this won't all be gone tomorrow. If you're a privateer, you can wake up the next day. Every single sponsor you have could be gone. It, you know, it sucks to say like, and that's just the business I wanted to. And then when you're done racing, it's all gone completely. It's not coming back. You're if you're not racing, providing them what they want before. Your job's done. So part of the team was I really enjoy the business process of the sport, and I wanted to build something where I can actually transition from being a racer to just being the manager. So the goal was always this long-term vision of, I want to build a program. That's my career. I want my career to be building this team and I want it to be pursued that way. When I talk to people now, I say like the honest truth is I'm in the gravel business. I'm not in the gravel hobby. I'm not in the gravel fitness, I'm in the gravel business and everything I do has somewhat of a business perspective on it. Cause that's just the mindset I have to have for me to ever get this program where I want it to be. And I have, you know, call it a five-year vision board for this team. It's hard to map out because we just don't know what is going to look like every year. It's changing a little bit different regulations that UCI has coming in politics. Drama, it all kind of changes in affects the way that the outcome is going to be. But I know like deep down that I want this program five years from now to be the absolute forefront of this. On the professional scene. I want people entering the sport young age or any aspiration to always be looking to us as that pinnacle of this is what it means to be like a true professional at the same way. Any of us is in cycling or was I guess now it's shuffled a little bit at the. top, but having that team where everyone wants to be on this team means that you've made. [00:28:32] Craig Dalton: So what's step one in that journey. What does 22 look like? [00:28:35] Chris Schroeder: Well, step one was the hardest one. Step one was Brittany and I and Jared coming together and saying, we're just going to start a team. And this was a back in when we first started the program going into 2021, I'm saying we, we decided the biggest thing that we had to put away in our minds was were we had this mindset of rolling to start this team. If we did. Filling the blank. We had to take that away and just say, we're starting a team, no matter what, and we're just going to go with it. So changing that is what led us to step one. And then in 2021, our big gamble, you could say it was, we ended up investing 80, 90% of our budget into content creation. We just said to Jared, and we want the absolute, highest quality possible consistent. I don't care about views. I'm here about likes. We just need consistent high quality content. And that's the investment we're going to make, because we think that's where the value is that we can show it's tangible. We can always point at it and say, here's a product. A sponsor comes, you know, we can show them. This is our asset. A lot of people don't understand when you're talking to sponsors, you need to have definable assets for them to understand for them to latch onto and create value. And that's where the party has been cycling and triathlon where the modern scope of what that is very different than it was five years ago, 10 years ago, simply going to a sponsor saying I raised 20 times a year and I post on Instagram every other week. Do you not really creating value? You're just there. You're just pack fire at that point. [00:30:21] Craig Dalton: Do you have a vision for the type of content that you're aspiring to produce? Is it giving people a closer look at what racing some of these big races is like? Or are you thinking otherwise. [00:30:34] Chris Schroeder: Well, our biggest asset is our series. It's called the equal rod. It's on my YouTube channel and the team's YouTube channel. And that's where we're diverting all of our budget and supporting to creating this series. And we just want it to be a YouTube series. And it's hard to say, like what it shows. We just say that it shows an honest look because you go to these races and everything will go different than you think it will. So we just tell Jared whatever happens, just film it. And it sucks when you're dying on the side of Unbound and you have to DNF and there's a camera in your face and you have to narrate your own misery. It's awful, but that's what we decided to go with it. And it just katelyn Andrew. And you know, there's the flip side of it. I don't know. I had a great race. I'm so happy to talk about it. So we never know what an episode's going to be. We just know it's going to be honest. It's going to be misery. It's going to be glory and everything in [00:31:30] Craig Dalton: gotcha. I'll point people to the YouTube link for that failure in 2021, because I do think it is interesting and it's so real it's truth, right? [00:31:39] Chris Schroeder: Yeah. And that's just the thing is that you have on one of these professionals that will have a bad race and they'll bury it, you know, they'll, they won't post anything about it. Then we'll talk about it. They'll post 10 other things about blah, blah, blah, motivation. And you're like, wait, I saw this build and all of a sudden there's just a gap. And now you're back on this train. Like what happened? Like I want to know, like, I'm following you for a reason. And that's the story. Like I'm not following you. Cause I think you're going to win. I felt like, cause I just want to see your story and your perspective. So we really want to be true to the audience and give them what really happened. [00:32:13] Craig Dalton: that makes sense. So the title sponsor, the team is a company called diamond by. And I wasn't familiar with them. And after doing a little research, I see that they were big in the triathlon world, but they do have a pretty impressive looking gravel bike. Do you want to talk a little bit about the company where it's based and the bike you'll be riding this year? [00:32:35] Chris Schroeder: It's quite the story of how diamond and I came together when I was back living in New York city as a kid at the time before I'd even done my first draft. Ironman hosted iron man, New York city, which was a gimmick. The entire triathlon took place in New Jersey. And then the finish line was in New York city and it was a joke, but I was a kid I volunteered the entire day. I was up at like 3:00 AM. I was just buzzing. I saw all this stuff. It was fantastic. I, you know, it was at the finish line start like, Hey, people that are swim bags and then everywhere I could go, I was, and then at the end of the day, I ended up at the finish line. And if anyone's ever done an Ironman or triathlon, you know that when you cross the finish line, give them more or less just collapse, emotionally, physically, however, they feel like it. So they have volunteers literally there to catch you and you stand in line and they're just young people come in and whoever's first in line catches them one. I was there and you know, this is just 15 year old kid. This pro called TJ Alex and came over in the line. I caught him. I think he finished fifth on the day. One of the coolest experiences of my life. You know, I'm a kid, I just touched a fro. And to me it was just the coolest thing in the world. You know, follow TJ, enjoyed that eventually, you know, a couple of years later I became a pro and then a couple years after that, I went and did a Ironman 70.3 in Argentina. It was in Berlo Chang. One of the prettiest towns I've ever been to. And these races, you know, what they do is they'll put you up and they'll just assign you a hotel room. And I happened to be assigned or hotel room with TJ. So we shared a room in Argentina and we just became friends through that story. And we ended up doing quite a few races together. We raced all over the country. I think TJ, we raised in Argentina, we raised in Peru, we first in the United States and then towards the end, he eventually retired from racing. I went on raised a couple more years, and then eventually I have stepped down from triathlon to gravel and we'd always come in contact. We've always been friends and it was a great relationship. And then he watched what we did in 2021. And then I went to see Otter and I went there pretty much from a business perspective of like, all my sponsors are here. I can sit down and crank out two months worth of emails in two days. Also just a great event, iconic. I highly recommended only considering going, doing that race says any race you want, they have it. And I went there and I saw DJ and it was great. You know, we bumped into there. He showed me the gravel by, we talked, you know, all was good. And we went our separate ways. And then a couple weeks later I kinda got a text from him saying, Hey, I got a idea for you. Let's chat. And six weeks of hardcore negotiating later, we ended with. A multi-year title, sponsorship deal with diamond, and it's become really the linchpin of this team now because of the ability where it guarantees our ability to grow, no matter what happens, we can grow going to 20, 23 now. And that's what this team needs. I need to always have a perspective of what's the next step. If I'm not looking to grow we're stagnating. So closing this deal and being able to have this. Guaranteed to athletes coming on, going to 23, 3, nothing else matters. Everything else can go with that. [00:36:02] Craig Dalton: Yeah, that's pretty unheard of level of security. I imagine for a lot of gravel rates. To put a little bit more color around the brand they're located in Iowa. Is that correct? [00:36:15] Chris Schroeder: Yeah. So this is an American brand, the factories in the morning. I, the bikes are made in Des Moines, Iowa. They're handmade. It's super bespoke, experiencing, if you go on their website, the first thing you're gonna to see is that just like actual diamonds, no, two diamond bikes look the same, every single diamond bike, you get a custom paint job. However you want it funky, traditional everything in between. You work directly with the owner, TJ when you're buying and ordering. And it's just a great experience. I think it's also just unique, you know? You're going to stand out with a diamond. Yeah. They've they launched their gravel and their road bike, their ground bike. The carbide is very new. They launched it mid 2020, and it was a it's interesting. I, when I first saw it, the diamond for the triathletes who are aware of the brand, they made make the fastest triathlon bike on the market. It's non-traditional, it's a beam bike. Pretty much the pioneer for that whole industry of the beam bikes. And when they came to gravel with anything that you said, all right, how can we be the forefront of this? And that's what went into the carbine and just the way that it's laid out the geometry, it's all race focused. Like this bike is a thoroughbred, it's there to win races. And I'm just the thing on top of it pedaling. So That's an interesting perspective. This is probably my first time where it's a lot to say this. I think that we're going to have the fastest bike in gravel. I think the way that our diamonds are built with visioning the mountains, it's weird to say, but I think we are going to have the fastest bike in the sport. [00:38:02] Craig Dalton: That's confidence inspiring. I'm sure. To look down and feel that way. Yeah. It's an interesting bike and I'll make sure to link to it in the notes as well, and fascinating to learn that there's another. Us carbon manufacturing brand out there. Cause there, you know, there's probably only a handful of them in existence in the United States. [00:38:22] Chris Schroeder: Yeah. it's a dynamic that you mainly hear about, like, you always hear like these legendary oh, Italian brands. Five bikes and they cost a million dollars. And I think that was the normal introduction than people think when they think small bear brands, but this one being American, it's just, it's very different. It's very American brand. TJ is American. He tries to be more flamboyant than he is, but he's just a hardcore American and he's a blue collar, hardworking dude. I it's weird. Like he's my boss now, but we've been, we were friends for so many years that it's hard to have. Transitional of like thinking of him as a boss. When I just think of him as like this guy I've traveled the world with, and then he's told me stories about everyone I can think of and you know, we'd sit down and he tells me about his kids and stuff like that. It's just, this guy, when I proposed my fiance and we had a business call and it was like right after I had. We talked, it was like an hour long heritage. We talked five minutes a visit and he, it was like 55 minutes of just mind shattering advice for marriage and life. Like it was these perspectives that just gave me this feeling of someone who really cares about me. He basically talked me into wanting to have a wedding when I really just didn't care. Like he just completely changed my perspective on it. And to have that relationship is really special. [00:39:44] Craig Dalton: Yeah, it sounds like it's going to be an amazing thing to have in your corner this year. And the fact that you guys are building something together confirmed over the next two years, they're just going to be great. It's going to be super interesting to see where it goes. Speaking of this year, what's your, what are your goals this year? Are there big events that you're really thinking about? [00:40:05] Chris Schroeder: It's a little bit up in the air. I just got confirmed for led boat. Like yesterday where I got my Leadville charge on the credit card. Cause that's how they tell you. So that's gonna be a major goal on down. We'll be a major goal in terms of like peak performances, fitness, every race I go to, I'm trying to, when I'm not going to races anymore, that I don't think we're gonna win. I'm gonna win some. Mid-South Unbound SBT, and then a fake sugar and Belgium welfare. I Kansas are all like my main events, but I'm also going to hit a lot of like local grassroots events. I'm starting off my season at gravel, Miami, which is a new event in Miami. And I'm really excited to do that one. It's a flat course, which I'm really excited about a hundred miles. I'm just excited for that race. They're putting us, it's sponsored by Miami brewing company and they rented like three rap video level mansions to house the pros in. [00:41:09] Craig Dalton: Only in [00:41:09] Chris Schroeder: And yeah, it was only in Miami. and it's, you know, it's the treatment that I always dreamed I would get it every race. So I'm going to be a little sad when I come back from it and I realized. Van life and all these events. And I'm really excited for that one. We do, we'll do a couple of other the robot do rendezvous is a hundred mile race in Scottsbluff, just some smaller ones. Like there's something in gravel that is special, that everyone jokes about dying. They call it the spirit of gravel. If you go to these small races, you'll experience that it's special. It's unique and it's weird, but it's still out there, but it's only in these small races. So for me, you know, if I go to Unbound, it feels the same as when I was a professional Ironman. Everyone is, you know, a little tense, a little uptight they're there, everyone's on their peak form. No one really wants to talk and hug and all that. But then you go to these smaller grass root events and it's the opposite of all that. It's, everyone's relaxed. Everyone's just there for the community and the experience and beer. It's great. So I really want to make sure I continue to have those in my schedule to keep me grounded into what I love about the sport. [00:42:23] Craig Dalton: Yeah. Yeah. I think those are there. It's a key thing that's going on in gravel that how races are changing and evolving and no one wants to lose that intimacy and camaraderie, but inevitably like as these races get bigger and more important to people's professional careers. It's undoubted bull that the tenor is going to change at the start line. So yeah, long live the community event. [00:42:48] Chris Schroeder: Yeah. exactly. That's just how it is. And we're actually trying one thing I do. From a business perspective as I try to pull from other sports and it's something, this is unique. And I think that's hopefully going to be a good success that we're going to be trying this year is that at certain races, we're actually going to have a diamond booth in the expo where we're going to have, you know, this year will be a little different cause there's just myself and Brittany and Jared we're in, you know, we're going to be there to try and interact as much as possible. We're going to have team bikes. We're even going to have some demo bikes come by. You can chat with us. And we want to grow that very similar to like motorcross or NASCAR, where people get the experience to come into the pits and they get to look at the garage and see the driver and the mechanics, all working. We wanted to bring that as a way for people to interact more of us on a personal level. And especially in a approachable way, you know, we've all been that fan boy at the expo that sees someone we want to talk to, but you know, they're walking around and they're doing their thing and we don't want to interrupt them. So we thought, how can we. Creative approachable environment that is friendly for the fans. And it's a great way for us to really talk to our fans of our sponsors and say, Hey, you know, this is our bike and you want to here's the demo one, go take it around the block, [00:44:05] Craig Dalton: Yeah. Yeah. [00:44:05] Chris Schroeder: Touch it. [00:44:06] Craig Dalton: I think that'll shine through if you set that intention, which is great. And I think based on this conversation, fans of the sport will have a great way to follow you and your team throughout the year on the video series, and hopefully be able to connect with you at some of these events. So I, Chris, I appreciate all the time today. That's a great conversation. I wish you best of luck and really do look forward to seeing your name up there at the front end of these events. [00:44:31] Chris Schroeder: Yeah, fingers crossed that it eventually gets to that. And for anyone watching, like you're going to see me at an event or two this year, come up, give me a hug. I want to interact with you guys as much as you perhaps wanna interact with me. So just don't be a stranger. [00:44:46] Craig Dalton: Right on. Thanks Chris. So that's going to do it for this week's podcast. I hope you enjoyed the conversation with Chris and I encourage you to follow the diamond factory racing team on social media. I know they've got big plans to show you behind the scenes about what it's like being a professional, gravel racer. In 2022. If you're interested in joining the conversation, I encourage you to visit the ridership. www.theridership.com. It's our free online community. Within the community, you'll find gravel, cyclists of all kinds, whether they be backpackers. Racers commuters, you name it. They're all in there. Everybody in the community shares a common goal and it's just to elevate one another. So, whether you're looking to answer some of those hard questions about what tire to buy or what equipment, what bike to buy, or just need some moral support, the community is there for you. I'm always impressed with the level of interaction and comradery that I see happening that I've got nothing to do with. It is also a great place to get in touch with me. So, if you have any feedback for the show, please just hit me up directly in the ridership. I found inspiration for many, a new episode from the questions that I've received. Through the ridership. So remember that's just www.theridership.com to get started. If you're interested in supporting the podcast. You can visit me at buy me a coffee. Dot com slash the gravel ride. I appreciate any and all support you can provide to my efforts. And hopefully the journey that I've been on as a gravel cyclist has been useful to all of you. Until next time. Here's to finding some dirt onto your wheels
Iowa lawmakers gathered in Des Moines on Monday for the first day of the 2022 legislative session. Governor Kim Reynolds gives her annual Condition of the State address Tuesday night. Plus, COVID-19 test positivity rates and hospitalizations remain high in Iowa.
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Leo Landis of the State Historical Society of Iowa joins Charity Nebbe to talk about ways people can celebrate Iowa's 175 years of statehood. Later, Des Moines-based filmmaker Hannah Rosalie Wright discusses her career and her upcoming trilogy of short films titled "Daughters."
Iowa health officials are reporting large increases in COVID-19 hospitalizations and new infections this week. U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne was in the Des Moines area on Wednesday encouraging local leaders to take advantage of federal infrastructure funding passed last year. Plus, how the federal congressional delegation from Iowa has been careful how they talk about the insurrection at the U.S Capitol since it happened a year ago.
FAIR's Mark Morgan joins WHO-AM's (Des Moines, IA) Simon Conway to discuss historic border arrest totals under the Biden administration, the reimplementation of the 'Remain in Mexico' program, and why President Biden won't visit the southern border.
How is your mindset? In life, are you living above or below the line? What does that look like? feel like? In this topic of discussion Corey Dion Lewis(Health Coach) Heath Stone (Uncommon Diabetic) and Bob Embury (UD Managing Partner) share some available insights of how you can step forward and embrace your resistance. A short clip and great topic taken from UDTV episode 11 with special guest Corey Dion Lewis, he is a Clinical Health Coach at Broadlawn Medical Center in Des Moines, IA. working one on one with patients to help them improve their health by following his guidance. Founder of The Healthy Project a multi-media company that provides healthcare access and information to the people. Watch or listen to the full episode on our Uncommon Diabetic YouTube channel or Uncommon Diabetic Podcast How to create an Uncommon Mindset, when living with Diabetes! https://youtu.be/7wPKUyS35MA https://anchor.fm/heath-stone/episodes/How-to-create-an-Uncommon-Mindset--when-living-with-Diabetes-e1c8ouc More about Corey Dion Lewis The Healthy Project Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-healthy-project-podcast/id1511576357 The content we discuss on UDTV and podcast is provided for information and education purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical, psychological, or any other professional advice. So remember to check with your doctor and health care professionals before you make any changes to your routines.
The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it! Russell Lackey is the senior campus pastor at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, and also serves Luther Memorial Church. He holds the James E. Rasmussen and Duane M. Skow Chair in Pastoral Excellence and wrote the book, "Power and Purpose: The Book of Revelation for Today."
Russell Lackey is the senior campus pastor at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, and also serves Luther Memorial Church. He holds the James E. Rasmussen and Duane M. Skow Chair in Pastoral Excellence and wrote the book, "Power and Purpose: The Book of Revelation for Today."
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! Russell Lackey is the senior campus pastor at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, and also serves Luther Memorial Church. He holds the James E. Rasmussen and Duane M. Skow Chair in Pastoral Excellence and wrote the book, "Power and Purpose: The Book of Revelation for Today."
What we put after I am... is our truth. Words are powerful. What are you saying about yourself? A short clip and great topic taken from UDTV episode 11 with special guest Corey Dion Lewis, he is a Clinical Health Coach at Broadlawn Medical Center in Des Moines, IA. working one on one with patients to help them improve their health by following his guidance. Founder of The Healthy Project a multi-media company that provides healthcare access and information to the people. Watch or listen to the full episode on our Uncommon Diabetic YouTube channel or Uncommon Diabetic Podcast How to create an Uncommon Mindset, when living with Diabetes! https://youtu.be/7wPKUyS35MA https://anchor.fm/heath-stone/episodes/How-to-create-an-Uncommon-Mindset--when-living-with-Diabetes-e1c8ouc More about Corey Dion Lewis The Healthy Project Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-healthy-project-podcast/id1511576357 The content we discuss on UDTV and podcast is provided for information and education purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical, psychological, or any other professional advice. So remember to check with your doctor and health care professionals before you make any changes to your routines.
It's a Happy New Year to you and yours! With us, because we don't take days off, is Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine and he's got a list of "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. We've got music, stories, sports and all kinds of "Friday Fun". Click through and get out there...enjoy! Thanks for listening! The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFM, Podbean, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.
Today on the show, B-sox and Mike Reyes from Cinemablend reviewed The Matrix Resurrections, Don't Look Up, and they broke down their favorite movies of 2021! https://www.kggo.com/ Mike Reyes: https://twitter.com/MrControversy83 https://www.instagram.com/mrcontroversy83/ https://www.facebook.com/MrControversy83 CinemaBlend: https://www.instagram.com/cinemablend/ https://twitter.com/cinemablend https://www.facebook.com/cinemablendcom/ Overdue Rentals Podcast: https://anchor.fm/overduerentals?fbclid=IwAR3Kal5iIvL1NeioldZtrzlGMY7Yzbr04KYEQ4U_uytLw5t2p_P0pIHHC0A https://twitter.com/RentalsOverdue https://www.facebook.com/OverdueRentals See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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This is Stephen Schmidt from the Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Wednesday, December 29th. There should be a chance for some more snow Wednesday, mostly in the late afternoon and evening. According to the National Weather Service there will be a high near 23 degrees in the Cedar Rapids area, so the snow will stick when it falls. There is a 40 percent chance of snow predicted after 3 p.m. and a 50 percent chance of snow before midnight. Linn County and its sheriff's office are paying a former deputy and his lawyers over half a million dollars to settle his assertions that fellow deputies belittled him for taking leave to help care for his newborn son. Scott Becker initially filed a lawsuit against the county in January 2020 in Linn County District Court, but it was refiled in U.S. District Court in February 2020. In his suit, Becker said he took time under the Family Medical Leave Act to care for his child in 2018, but then faced harassment and retaliation from co-workers who didn't want to fill in for him while he was out. Under terms of the settlement, Becker will be paid $334,062 and Fiedler Law Firm in Des Moines will be paid $240,937, according to a document provided by the county According to the Associated Press, the county attorney prosecuting the case of two https://apnews.com/article/fairfield-des-moines-iowa-conspiracy-homicide-87dfe280796d778c0ad55a829e1990b5 (Iowa teens charged with murde)r in the death of their high school Spanish teacher said in court documents they surveilled her pattern of life, ambushed her along her daily walk and dragged her into the woods, returning later to hide her body. Those additional details of the death of Nohema Graber in early November were revealed in a Dec. 23 filing in the case of Jeremy Goodale, 16, of Fairfield. He is charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder with classmate Willard Miller, also 16. Attorneys for both teens have asked a judge to https://www.thegazette.com/crime-courts/second-fairfield-teen-charged-in-spanish-teachers-killing-wants-case-sent-to-juvenile-court/ (move their case to juvenile court.) Hearings on the requests are scheduled for Jan. 27. Authorities have confirmed earlier that Graber had suffered “inflicted trauma to the head," Her body was found concealed under a tarp, wheelbarrow and railroad ties at Chautauqua Park in Fairfield. A University of Iowa student faces sex abuse charges after allegedly forcing a woman to perform a sex act at a 2021 Super Bowl party. Alexander T. Economos, 21, of Urbandale, was arrested Tuesday and faces charges of third-degree sex abuse, a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and assault with intent to commit sex abuse with bodily injury, a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison. Economos is accused of forcing a woman to perform a sex act Feb. 7 in a bathroom at a Super Bowl party in the 900 block of E. Washington Street in Iowa City. Finally, John Madden, the Hall of Fame coach who gained fame as a broadcaster whose enthusiastic calls combined with simple explanations provided a weekly soundtrack to NFL games for three decades, died Tuesday morning, the league said. He was 85. The NFL said on Tuesday that Madden had died unexpectedly and did not detail a cause. Looking to find something new to eat? Never miss a bite of the tastiest local food news by signing up for our free text alerts. Text CHEW to (319) 257-2674 for inside scoops from Gazette food writer Elijah Decious. Be sure to subscribe to The Gazette Daily news podcast, or just tell your Amazon Alexa enabled device to “enable The Gazette Daily News skill" so you can get your daily briefing by simply saying “Alexa, what's the news? If you prefer podcasts, you can also find us on iTunes or wherever else you find your Podcasts. Support this podcast
Johnny Gosch and Eugene Martin, two paperboys from a small town of Des Moines, Iowa vanish in the early 80s. Were their disappearances just a coincidence or was there a cult in Iowa, praying upon paperboys?#johnnygosch #noreengosch #paulbonacci #westdesmoines #paulbonacciinterview #eugenemartinWhat happened to Des Moines teen Johnny Gosch, who disappeared while delivering papers the morning of September 5th, 1982 and whose probable kidnapping that day triggered the Stranger Danger awareness movement. Even more interestingly, his mother, Noreen Gosch, alleges that Johnny has been in contact with her since, including a personal visit and that she has also received pictures that allegedly show Johnny tied up as a teen kidnap victim.On today's show, Juras and Glenn review the facts as known, Noreen's claims, and make some guesses as to her credibility, as well as what actually happened to Johnny. The conversation goes deep into the thought that there might be some kind of organized human trafficking ring, as well as the various statistics that largely dispute that. Hang on, it should be an interesting ride!Please Subscribe to our YouTube channel to make sure you don't miss new episodes of the Solvable Mysteries Podcast, we upload on a weekly basis.
B-sox was joined by Local 5 Sports Director Jon Schaeffer for a preview of the Cheez-It Bowl featuring Iowa State vs Clemson. http://www.kggo.com https://www.facebook.com/JSchaefferLocal5 https://twitter.com/J_SchaefferWOI https://twitter.com/weareiowa5news https://www.weareiowa.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode of The Thought Shower, Intern John and Sos return! IJ recaps his trip to Des Moines including the promise he made to a then 4 year old years ago! Every week IJ and Shelby discuss adulting, dating, radio life, and more! You can follow Intern John on social media: @InternJohnRadio and Shelby Sos @ShelbySos. You can listen to past episodes at TheThoughtShower.com and you can WATCH here: WatchTheThoughtShower.com
[More holiday fun with a re-release of a fan favorite episode from January 2018!] We conclude our two-part journey into the early history of the Arena Football League with founder and inventor Jim Foster, who recounts some of the most notable events of the league's formative years – including a memorable 1987 “demonstration season” featuring: The February debut “Showcase Game” in suburban Chicago's Rosemont Horizon between the hometown Bruisers and the Miami Vise – highlights of which later dominated ESPN's SportsCenter; A return to the Horizon for the first-ever nationally televised league match four months later (after a non-televised inaugural game the night before in Pittsburgh) – an overtime thriller that left fans, ESPN broadcasters, and league officials scrambling for the newly-written rule book; The league's first “Arena Bowl” championship game (won by the visiting Denver Dynamite) in front of a sold-out Pittsburgh Civic Center and a live national TV audience; AND US patent filings (officially granted in the spring of 1990) protecting the original rules, play and configuration of arena football – and precluding potential competition (like 1989's almost-World Indoor Football League) from stealing the concept. Plus: the early dynasty of the Mike Illitch's Detroit Drive; the holier-than-thou genius of coaching legend Tim Marcum; Des Moines gets a team; what happens when a ball gets stuck in the goalpost during the run of play; and can today's Arena Football League be saved?
On this edition of Iowa Press we convene a panel of Iowa political reporters to look back on 2021 and preview 2022, including the upcoming legislative session. Joining moderator Kay Henderson at the Iowa Press table are Clay Masters, Morning Edition host and lead political reporter for Iowa Public Radio; Erin Murphy, Des Moines bureau chief for Lee Enterprises; Kathie Obradovich, editor for Iowa Capital Dispatch; and Dave Price, political director for WHO-TV in Des Moines.
This is Stephen Schmidt from the Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Thursday, December 23. It's going to warm up a bit again toward the end of the week. According to a forecast from the National Weather Service it will be partly sunny in the Cedar Rapids area Thursday with a high near 48 degrees. On Thursday night it will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 32 degrees. New COVID-19 cases and related hospitalizations in Iowa are trending downward this week after reaching record-level totals earlier this month. According to the latest data released Wednesday by the Iowa Department of Public Health, the number of patients hospitalized for the coronavirus dropped this week to 747, a decline following six consecutive weeks of increases. The state reported 823 patients hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 last week, marking the first time since Dec. 12, 2020, that coronavirus hospitalizations were at or above 800. Total available intensive care beds dipped to another all-time low this past week — the second week in a row — after reaching 130 available beds statewide on Dec. 21. Cedar Rapids police on Wednesday released the name of the officer who fired his gun last week at a vehicle after an attempted traffic stop, but offered no detail on whether anyone has been arrested in the altercation. Reserve Officer Scott Fruehling, who has been employed with the department since September 1994, will not perform any police duties while the officer-involved shooting is being investigated, according to a news release. Police say that Fruehling attempted to perform a traffic stop last Friday at 32nd St. NE. When the motorist would not stop, a short chase ensued, until the fleeing suspect turned onto a road blocked off by construction. Police say with both vehicles stopped, Officer Fruehling stepped out of his vehicle to confront the driver, but the driver at that time turned their vehicle around and drove through Fruehling the other way. Fruehling fired at the vehicle as he was hit according to the police account. Police say they are still looking for the suspect who was involved in the incident. Fruehling was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital. Once the process is completed, it's likely more than 1,000 refugees from Afghanistan will have been resettled in Iowa, according to a state refugee services worker. As of mid-December, roughly 700 Afghans had been resettled in Iowa, Mak Suceska, bureau chief for the Iowa Bureau of Refugee Services within the Iowa Department of Human Services, said during the Wednesday taping of “Iowa Press” at Iowa PBS Studios. He said he expects that number to grow to more than 1,000. Suceska and Kerri True-Funk, director of the Des Moines field office of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, said the refugees are relocating in cities across the state, including Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, the Quad-Cities, Sioux City and Council Bluffs. Looking to find something new to eat? Never miss a bite of the tastiest local food news by signing up for our free text alerts. Text CHEW to (319) 257-2674 for inside scoops from Gazette food writer Elijah Decious. Be sure to subscribe to The Gazette Daily news podcast, or just tell your Amazon Alexa enabled device to “enable The Gazette Daily News skill" so you can get your daily briefing by simply saying “Alexa, what's the news? If you prefer podcasts, you can also find us on iTunes or wherever else you find your Podcasts. Support this podcast
We are joined by Jonathan Schaeffer, the Sports Director from Channel 5 news, to break down Iowa football recruiting in the Des Moines metro area over the past five years. We detail the journey of Xavier Nwankpa to the Iowa Hawkeyes and what kind of player and person Iowa is getting. Jonathan also breaks down the impact of this on Kayden Proctor and the pros and cons drawing and pushing him from Iowa. Moreover, what recruits not named Kayden is Iowa looking at in the Des Moines metro area and how have 7v7 teams impacted the recruiting experience for these athletes and how has it helped develop Iowa into a more abundantly talent-rich state than just a decade ago. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. PrizePicks Don't hesitate, check out PrizePicks.com and use promo code: “LOCKEDON” or go to your app store and download the app today. PrizePicks is daily fantasy made easy! NetSuite Over twenty-seven thousand businesses already use NetSuite and RIGHT NOW through the end of the year NetSuite is offering a one-of-a-kind financing program to those ready to upgrade at NetSuite.com/LOCKEDONNCAA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The best Podcast from the state of Iowa, allegedly. Host Eric Marshall and Cody King are 2 Des Moines guys, talking about whatever they want in an entertaining and comical way. Our guest this week, a hilarious up and coming comedian with an alter ego named "otis" killing it on Tik Tok, Darius Daye! Thanks to BBops, Lolas Fine Hot Sauce, and Des Moines newest hot spot Coa Cantina!
A new MP3 sermon from Grace Church of Des Moines, IA is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: How Great is God's Gift Subtitle: Essential Christmas Truth Speaker: Phil Winfield Broadcaster: Grace Church of Des Moines, IA Event: Sunday Service Date: 12/19/2021 Bible: Romans 10:9-13 Length: 40 min.
On this edition of Iowa Press, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-Ottumwa), U.S. congresswoman for Iowa's 2nd District, discusses her work in the House and her plans to run for reelection in Iowa's new 1st District in 2022. Joining moderator Kay Henderson at the Iowa Press table are Erin Murphy, Des Moines bureau chief for Lee Enterprises, and Clay Masters, Morning Edition host and lead political reporter for Iowa Public Radio.
I think all of us know, or have known a "T-Bone" at one point or another. You know... that BIG personality. But as it turns out, this particular "T-Bone" is a cut above the rest. So, what makes HIM so likeable? You're about to find out. And if you're lucky, this is one "T-Bone" you also call "friend."
When considering getting a divorce in Iowa there are five steps to take that you need to know about. A lot of people wonder what paperwork they will need to get a divorce in Iowa or how fast can they get a divorce in Iowa. Read the full article here: https://www.oflaherty-law.com/learn-about-law/5-steps-to-starting-a-divorce-in-iowa O'Flaherty Law now serves over 105 counties across Illinois, Iowa, and Indiana. If you have any questions regarding a case or would like to speak to one of our attorneys after watching a #LearnAboutLaw video, give us a call at (630) 324-6666 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get in contact with someone from our team. Our Des Moines attorneys are happy to schedule a consultation with you. Our Des Moines contact information is: 2716 Grand Ave., Ste. 2, Des Moines, IA 50312 (515) 207-2006 email@example.com Subscribe to our channel for daily videos dedicated to all things law and leave a comment with any questions about this topic. Find us online for more legal content and to stay connected with our team - Website: https://www.oflaherty-law.com/ - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/oflahertylaw - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oflahertylaw - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oflahertylawGroup/ **None of the content in this series is intended as paid legal advice. Often people want to know if they will need a #lawyer for a #divorce in #Iowa and the answer is, if it is anything more than a very simple #divorce you should consult with an experienced Iowa #familylaw #attorney.
B-sox was joined by Brooks Reynolds from the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival to talk about the upcoming Bacon Gras! Tickets are limited this year, and go on sale December 16 @12:16pm! Get tickets HERE http://www.kggo.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We are so excited to share this week's episode, "How to Transition from Engaged to Blending a Family," with Scott and Vanessa Martindale and special guest, Ron Deal. This podcast is for you if you're struggling to create a family dynamic leading up to your wedding, you're looking for a resource in preparation for remarriage and blended family life, or you're feeling like an outcast as a blended family in the church.Ron Deal is an author, a speaker, and has been in ministry for 35 years. Ron and his wife, Nan, have been married for more than 30 and are the parents of three sons. Ron and Nan met in 7th grade in Des Moines, Iowa, went to high school and college together, and got married halfway through undergrad. Ron and Nan are part of a ministry for rescuing trafficked children in Ghana, Africa in memory of their middle son, who they lost at the age of 12. They also host a virtual support group for parents who have lost children twice a month.In this podcast we discuss:How to find the familial relationship you desire in your new marriageGod's redemption and narrative in your storyChanging the church's approach to premarital counseling for remarriages And more!This podcast is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com. Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! We pray that this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovementWant to connect with Ron?Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/familylifeblended/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/familylifeblended/Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonLDealWebsite: www.FamilyLife.com/blendedPodcast: https://www.familylife.com/podcast/series/preparing-to-blend/Book: https://shop.familylife.com/p-6133-preparing-to-blend.aspx
In Q&A in the Kitchen Season 3, Episode 20, Jack Lowe, Jimmy St John, and DaVo talk about some of the most interesting Tattoos that Jack and Jimmy have done.If you would like to watch the video version go to https://youtu.be/lj10PEIu6y4Q&A in the Kitchen is a series where Professional Tattooist and Body Piercers discuss common subjects relating to the Body Arts. If you have a question that you would like us to cover in the future, please comment below or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.In this episode, our panel is DaVo from Axiom Body PIercing - https://axiompiercing.com/, Jimmy St John, Jack Lowe and Brent Starr from Skin Kitchen Tattoo - https://skinkitchen.com.Check Out Our New Merch Store - https://teespring.com/stores/bpt-channelBody Piercing & Tattooing Channel LinksWebsite - https://bptchannel.com/Youtube Channel Page - https://www.youtube.com/c/BodyPiercingTattooingOur Merch Store = https://teespring.com/stores/bpt-channelInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/bptchannel/Twitter @channel_body - https://twitter.com/channel_bodyFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/Body-Piercing-Tattooing-Channel-112580290467919For more information on the Skin Kitchen go to http://skinkitchen.com.To book a Tattoo Appointment email us at email@example.com or call 515-255-4430For more information on DaVo and the Axiom Body Piercing Studio go to https://axiompiercing.comContact DaVo at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 515-966-4814If you would like to set up a Piercing Appointment go to https://axiompiercing.com/bookingSkin Kitchen Tattoo and The Axiom Body Piercing Studio are located at 3800 Douglas Ave./Des Moines, Iowa 50311Tattoo hours are Thursday - Monday 1-8 pmPiercing hours are Thursday - Monday 2-8 pmAll footage was filmed using a Canon EOS 80D - https://amzn.to/3mohWDb with Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens - https://amzn.to/3bb5PV4, Canon EOS R - https://amzn.to/386Y1BZ with Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens - https://amzn.to/3jkvptO and Canon EOS M50 - https://amzn.to/37yuovU with Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 is STM Lens - https://amzn.to/37Etg9S8. All Recorded Live with Blackmagic ATEM Mini Pro - https://amzn.to/3r77mm9Audio - Recorded with Zoom PodTrak P8 - https://amzn.to/3cu3Uye with Shure MV7 USB Podcast Microphones - https://amzn.to/39fKKbS
The best Podcast from the state of Iowa, allegedly. Host Eric Marshall and Cody King are 2 Des Moines guys, talking about whatever they want in an entertaining and comical way. Our guest this week, Semi-Finalist on Season 6 of last comic standing, and he has a new comedy album out "I'm Not Well".... The talented Dale Jones! Thanks to BBops, and Lola's Fine Hot Sauces for the support, this week we record our favorite West Des Moines Bar, The Irish.
This is my story of lessons of loss, and the gift waiting in grief. This special episode is our 500th together! I am crying before I even walk in the door. I know that everyone else is already there. I know this is the beginning of one of the hardest, but unavoidable weekends of my life. My career path was really lit by walking with my mom the summer before my freshman year in college. Not accidentally for me, and based on science, not accidentally at all, walking has always been the simple and easiest needle mover. When I wasn't doing anything else, as in that summer when I started. When in my 40's I was doing everything else as in training for my second Iron distance triathlon, and in my mid 50's during the pandemic when stress was high. Reducing cortisol with low level activity like walking can be one of the absolute biggest needle movers, especially for women post menopause. (research shared in previous episodes). This 500th episode is dedicated to my mother. And because so many of my listeners have been here, are here, or will be here, I'm sharing the end and what I learned and take with me through even this, the first holiday season without her physical presence. Inside Once inside I hug my brother hello. But it's not just a hello. It's a hug for all the feelings of having our fears be realized. Knowing how even though we knew, as we all do, this is the way it will end, that it's the hardest goodbye we ever had to say. Having hugged my siblings and my niece and in-law, I wiped a few tears and stepped around the kitchen island to the table where most were gathering. Just then I was hit with the power of a 7-year old hug and completely lost it. My youngest great nephew knows how to hug. And I would be the benefactor of that a few times that weekend. Once, while at my mom's visitation, the kids were drawing cardinals – a favorite symbol of hers- to add to her casket as a final send off. My niece said, Owen has something he wants to give you when you have a minute. So, I went into the fellowship hall where they were and squatted beside him. “Your mom said you had something you wanted to give me.” Immediately he smiled and simultaneously stood and hugged me again. I may or may not have told my niece if one of them was missing when they went to leave… they'd know where to look. Long Life Well Lived My mom, she was 95 and just over two months. On her 95th birthday she expressed the wish that she could go to the Brown Bottle instead of cupcakes in the dining room. No doubt once there she'd have had a glass of wine or a margarita. My brothers and sister and I each spoke at the service. We hadn't heard or seen each other's messages beforehand. And yet, we beautifully complimented each other, humorously played off of each other, and shared our love for mom. Watching her leave that church alone was one of the hardest parts of the day. She wasn't going home with one of us. We all knew where she was going but that moment of letting go was hard. She'd needed a little help letting go, too. One Last Chance to Hold Her Hand In mid-October, I flew to Iowa (where my mom lived) to meet two clients and support them on a half marathon. It had been planned for a couple months. My mother's downward spiral came as coincidence. Or was it? During a scheduled photo shoot, I got the message that she'd been non-responsive for 21 hours and was braced for the fact she might not be conscious during my visit Monday. But I changed my plans, needing to hold her hand and see her. I got up early Saturday and drove to see her, letting my brothers know only when I was 10 minutes from town. One of my brothers was with her when I arrived. He informed me that for the last 30 hours they hadn't had any response but 2 minutes before I walked in she opened her eyes. I held her hand, looked into her eyes. I told her goodbye. Where Should I Be? My flight back home was early Tuesday morning and I remember boarding and wanting to run off off that plane. What was I doing? But I also knew it could be days or it could be weeks and no one knew. On Wednesday afternoon in Scottsdale, I got another phone call from my brother. I stared at the phone again this time willing it to tell me what this message was going to be and not wanting to hear it. He told me, hospice suggested we each tell her again that it was okay to go. All the signs were there she was physically there, but not letting go. I found some irony through my tears that at 95 one of your last messages might come from a cell phone held to your ear. A device that wasn't even invented decades earlier. Oh, the changes you've seen in your life, mom. So, in tears I told her what a great life she'd given me, and that I was safe and happy, and she could go. An hour later, my phone rang. This time I knew. Through his own tears my brother Al shared that our mother had gone to heaven shortly after my call. Right after my loss I was quiet for a few days. I'd assumed I'd be back on a plane heading to Iowa by the weekend. But as it was we delayed the service for a few weeks so everyone could be there and we avoided prior existing conflicts. I resumed client sessions again. Twice on the same day I was the recipient of not one but two heart-felt condolences by women who had lost their mother at tender ages of 8 and 14. Even in my acute grief I was made aware of how clearly we never know how heavy something might be, just because the person carrying it makes it look light. I was so blessed to have had my mom for so long. The day after the service I woke up the morning after the service having slept better than I had in months. I'd been dreaming about her vividly, always good ones, since just before and after she passed. But that night was peaceful and deep. We were meeting at my brother's house to write thank you notes and talk about any remaining details. I didn't want to go. Not because I didn't want to be there. Because I didn't want to leave. Leaving that day, I would be starting the new life. The life without her physically here, without her to call, without her voice, her handwriting on another Christmas or birthday card. I would be leaving all the people who shared such similar memories of her, who love and miss her as much as I do. If walking into the door that started the weekend was hard, the idea of walking out the door leaving them seemed far harder. I drove to Des Moines alone after that to return my rental car and fly home. But I don't remember it. Lessons of Loss I woke up exhausted the next day. Feeling as if I've lived a lifetime of memories in a few days, felt a lifetime of emotions, filled buckets with tears. [The show notes are just a skeleton of the episode. For the complete story, listen to the episode.] My son will not remember this about me. And that's okay. I smile at the thought burnt bacon in his house might make him think of me. I went to the Hallmark store a couple days after getting home from the funeral. All of her cardinal figurines were given away. And it's one of the things I most wanted. So, I bought one, and placed it beside dish that has held M & M's since I can remember that was once her mother's, then hers, and now sits at my house. I've watched videos of my mom and I on Facebook over and over. Thanks to COVID, two years ago was the last time I spent Christmas with her. I'm so glad I made that trip. Heart Breaking As I'm further from my mom's passing, I know I felt my heart broken at first. Gradually, I've realized, it was broken open. There was so much love among our family members as we were helping her to the end of her life and helping each other then and after. There is so much goodness to remember. We grow the most during our trials not our easy times. The young boys who hugged me so tightly and said openly, “I love you so much, Aunt Deb,” will probably love deeper and smile brighter because they lost someone precious five years ago. I'd moved to Boulder a couple years before and I was there to help my niece and those boys because of my own midlife crisis, you might say. Coincidence? Or “God thing” as a friend of our family would say? Things at the moment you may think happened to you, you might later look at happening for you. I hope you feel as blessed for the time you did have with those that you loved, for the moments where things mysteriously worked out even if you didn't realize that's what was happening at the moment. My Mother's Unintentional Gift My career for the last 37 years has been much in thanks to my mom. Walking with her the summer before my freshman year of college was the first time I'd enjoyed self-initiated exercise. It started something for me. And no accidents here either that at no less than 3 pivotal times, grounding in walking again has made the difference in fitness & health changes that surpass any endurance triathlon training I've done in the last two decades. Whether I'm walking on a Colorado trail, a desert trail, or sidewalks around my neighborhood, there will always be a reminder of sidewalks shaded with maple trees on the way to the Methodist church where we turned around and the feeling of her beside me. We will all experience grief. There's not a right or wrong way through it. That, however, is what we all must do. We don't go around it or dodge it. We go through it. And it changes us. For better or worse. There's No Right Way I am an introvert, a loner, potentially, though I don't love that word at all. I'm independent and I am not alone or lonely. I am most creative and recharge with alone time. And yet I needed so much that houseful of people around me. So many times in life I have thought things happened. They happened to me. Truly though they happened for me. Signs happened. Catalysts happened. A journey of an entrepreneur, certainly I think a female entrepreneur is full of opportunities for personal growth. Had I not been on it, I might not have been in the place to be so willing to accept help during this time. We often think – both men and women – that we can carry it, we can do it and think that asking for help or accepting it when it's offered is a sign of weakness. Not everyone's expressions for you will resonate, and yet, accepting that what they're doing is well-intentioned and letting it go at that… also helps them. We generally like to be in a place of offering support, giving value where we can, and yet fail to allow others to do that for us at times. Asking for and Receiving Help Whether for you it is receiving help for exercise, for nutrition, daily health habits, or for something bigger such as loss of a loved one, or an illness- yours or someone else's a small shift can change everything. And a little walk that started as half a mile to the Methodist church and back can become an entire career that supports a community of hundreds of thousands of women. -Debra
This is Stephen Schmidt from the Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Wednesday, December 8. It will be cold again Wednesday, but at least the sun will make an appearance. According to the National Weather Service it will be sunny Wednesday in the Cedar Rapids area with a high near 32 degrees. The temperature will start to rise slightly overnight Wednesday into Thursday, but that will also come with a chance of some light snow Thursday morning. A Cedar Rapids man who was convicted of murder in 2018 has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge for the same crime after his initial conviction was overturned on appeal due to improper jury instructions. 33-year-old Quarzone Martin entered a guilty plea in late November for killing of Andrew Meeks, 26, and injuring another man during a drug deal involving Xanax pills in 2017. Martin claimed he shot the men in self defense during his original trial. Martin pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, willful injury causing serious injury and going armed with intent. At his sentencing Tuesday, the prosecution and defense agreed to ask 6th Judicial District Senior Judge Patrick Grady to run all the sentences consecutively for 25 years in prison. Martin has served four years on the second-degree murder conviction and will be given credit on this new sentence. In a 7-2 vote Tuesday, the Cedar Rapids City Council advanced proposed changes to a nuisance abatement policy that would crack down on absentee landlords who don't show up for inspections or otherwise neglect their properties. The vote came after several landlords spoke against the changes, largely for fear that a one-time failure to make an inspection or plow snow will land their properties on the list. Among several proposed amendments to the ordinance outlining regulations for nuisance properties, is a change that would allow one “no show” trip, where a property owner fails to appear for an inspection scheduled by the city, to result in a nuisance property designation. The city currently allows for two “no show” trips before a property gets on the nuisance list. The Building Services department imposes a “no show” fee on property owners who are habitually unresponsive and absent from inspections. After flirting with the idea of running for a different office, most notably taking on incumbent Governor Kim Reynolds, Iowa Auditor Rob Sand announced Monday that he will be running again for the auditor position. Sand, a Democrat from Des Moines, was elected auditor in 2018, when he unseated the Republican incumbent. This year, https://www.thegazette.com/state-government/state-auditor-rob-sand-mum-on-his-campaign-plans-during-cedar-rapids-stop/ (he weighed a run for governor) in 2022. In a short video he posted online Tuesday, Sand said his office has worked over the past three years to save Iowa taxpayers' money by working with local officials and operating with a staff of workers of all political stripes. Are you a fan of trying new restaurants? Get the latest restaurant openings & closings and more chewy tips from The Gazette's Chew On this newsletter. Sign up at http://thegazette.com/ (thegazette.com) slash chew Be sure to subscribe to The Gazette Daily news podcast, or just tell your Amazon Alexa enabled device to “enable The Gazette Daily News skill" so you can get your daily briefing by simply saying “Alexa, what's the news? If you prefer podcasts, you can also find us on iTunes or wherever else you find your Podcasts. Support this podcast
Episode Summary: Meet today's guest, https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathanjoens (Nate Joens), Co-Founder of "https://www.structurely.com/ (Structurely)," a technology company that builds AI based out of Ames, Iowa. Nate also grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. In this episode, I sit with Nate, discussing how to use AI in Real Estate, benefits and particular areas of functionality, and future expectations for AI in Real Estate. Top Takeaways: "As much as I might say email is dying, I think that the combination of text and email work really well together." - [Nate Joens] "Messaging is really eating the world, and you just need to be present where your customers are; you don't know where that might be, though." - [Nate Joens] "All salespeople kind of give up on leads too early, and they are on to the next new lead." - [Nate Joens] "That's the real precipice of what Structurely is here to do; it's not to replace agents, It's not to replace ISAs, it's to augment the role." - [Nate Joens] "For every 100 leads a typical agent gets, one or two will turn into a transaction...you only need to close one or two more to have a massive increase in revenue." - [Bill Risser] Episode Highlights: [00:36] Intro [01:15] Introducing today's guest, Nate Joens. [04:15] How did "https://www.structurely.com/ (Structurely)" come about? [16:03] Do customers often give you feedback? [18:00] Text vs. Email [20:10] The considerable opportunity in old leads. [21:44] Success stories from users. [24:05] What do you anticipate in the future with AI in Real Estate? [28:28] About "impactfulai.org". [33:40] What one piece of advice would you give a new agent? [36:09] Outro Episode Notes: About "https://www.structurely.com/ (Structurely)": Des Moines, Iowa, is where Nate grew up, and it is gradually becoming a mini tech hotspot. While finishing school, Nate started the company, Structurely with his friend since both of them had an interest in Real Estate and technology. After talking with many agents, they realized that most agents disliked the aspect of following up with leads, which is typically the most challenging aspect with any form of sales. Nate and his friend decided to solve the problem with technology. This was around when chatbots were getting a lot of hype, and they decided to take advantage of this method. Although the amount of lousy publicity chatbots got due to people's bad experiences while conversing with them, the first goal was to ensure their chatbot conversations were human-like. Competitors often try to depict human conversations as better than their AI conversations. Still, the in-depth analysis showed that 99% of users do not think they are conversing with a chatbot. Three main concepts to be defined for the chatbot to work included Slots, Context, and Intent. Building Structurely based on the framework using these concepts has been pivotal in creating human-like conversations. Additionally, the feedback from users or agents through a robust script customization product also helps the conversations grow in a more human-like fashion. It allows agents to customize conversations based on their individual preferred responses to different questions asked. Although Nate believes email is a dying medium of communication, it still works well in combination with texts, and it will be in use for a long time. This, however, won't alter the flaws of email like low open rates, low response rates, and high rates of abuse. Hence, they do not intend to replace such methods of communication; whether it's email or text, messaging is a crucial means to communicate, and it is essential to meet customers where they are. There is a massive opportunity in old leads. Unfortunately, most agents give up too early on old leads believing that a new lead has a higher chance of closing when it actually doesn't. Structurely has been able to look into this and take advantage of old...
On this week's edition of the On Iowa Politics Podcast: State legislators on the move, some city-level politics, and a Congresswoman on the march against Communism. On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast that aims to re-create the kinds of conversations that happen when you get political reporters from across Iowa together after the day's deadlines have been met. This week's show is hosted by Des Moines bureau chief for Lee Enterprises Erin Murphy, and features The Gazette's James Lynch, Tom Barton of the Quad-City Times, and Gazette opinion editor Todd Dorman. The show was produced by Stephen M. Colbert, and the music heard on the podcast is courtesy of Copperhead and Scarlet Runner.
A registered dietitian (RD) is a food and nutrition expert who is licensed and certified to treat clinical conditions. A certified specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD) is a registered dietitian who is also board certified in sports dietetics. About Ellen Davis, RD, CSSD, LD Ellen (Ries) Davis is a registered dietitian (RD) and certified specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD) providing nutrition consultation in the Des Moines metro area and throughout Iowa. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science in Medical Dietetics from the University of Missouri – Columbia, where she completed the coordinated internship program. Ellen developed a passion for good health while competing on the track and cross country teams at Mizzou. A special interest in sports nutrition was developed as she recognized the correlation between nutritious choices and optimal performances. Although her collegiate career is far-gone, the competitive drive remains, now channeled towards helping her clients achieve their personal wellness and performance goals. Ellen strives to meet athletes wherever they are on their food journey while providing practical tips and realistic suggestions to achieve optimal performance and recovery. This podcast represents Dr. Barron Bremner and Dr. Jason Sullivan's opinions and their guests on the show. The content here should not be taken as medical advice. The content here is for informational purposes only, and because each person is so unique, please consult your healthcare professional for any medical questions. Views and opinions expressed in the podcast and website are our own and do not represent that of our places of work. While we make every effort to ensure that the information we share is accurate, we welcome any comments, suggestions, or corrections of errors. Privacy is of the utmost importance to us. All people, places, and scenarios mentioned in the podcast have been changed to protect patient confidentiality. This podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing a "standard of care" in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony. No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast or website. In no way does listening, reading, emailing, or interacting on social media with our content establish a doctor-patient relationship.
The best Podcast from the state of Iowa, allegedly. Host Eric Marshall and Cody King are 2 Des Moines guys, talking about whatever they want in an entertaining and comical way. Our guest this week, is the Host of "The Glory Hole" comedy showcase, Matt Weis!! Thanks to BBops, and Lola's Fine Hot Sauces for the support, this week we record from Des Moines best spot for Pizza, Truman's Pizza Tavern.
This week we are talking about planning your 2022 season. How to pick a race? If you are doing IRONMAN, Challenge or any "big brand" races, you know how fast some of these races sell out. Local races sell out fast too. Should you commit early? Once you've signed up, then what? When does the training begin? What kind of training plan is right for you? All that and more. Show Sponsor: VENGA CBD Thanks very much to Venga CBD for helping make the show possible. Venga was started by athletes like you who wanted a better way to use CBD to help fight pain, train longer, race harder and recover faster. Venga has created a SYSTEM of CBD products that cover 100% of your CBD needs. Each product is specifically made to support an area of your endurance life. 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Steady energy equals sustained performance! You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance. Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly! Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co, Feature Discussion In recent weeks race companies have started sending their 2022 race schedules. If you are still contemplating your 2022 season, we have some information and discussion that should help you plan your season, or at least get off the couch and register. Bill, I thought I'd tee up this feature discussion by throwing out a few questions for you and I to discuss. Here they are: What to consider when planning your season? Should you register now or wait? How much should I budget for my race season? When should I start training? How to get started with a training plan? What to consider when planning your season? Rich's thoughts For me I know that I like to avoid cold water, so warmer water is a factor How accessible is the race from a travel perspective? Is the race serviced by bike transport if travel involved? Does the race venue sound exciting? Bill's thoughts Should you register now or wait? Rich's thoughts: Generally there are a number of arguments for committing early. Lower race entry fees and greater availability of lodging if traveling. Tier-Based Pricing generally means you save if you register early. General entries are sold on a tiered pricing model based on slot inventory. Once slot inventory is sold out at each level, the price will go up. Bill's thoughts: How much should I budget for my race season? Rich's thoughts: Before registering for your races, make a list of all the races your are interested in doing. Eliminate with schedule conflicts and then consider the all in costs. Long distance races tend to require travel and logistics that don't accompany local races. Current United States IRONMAN prices, of which only Ironman Cozumel's website indicates which Tier they are at. Texas Limited St George Qualification/Sold Out Tulsa $774 Des Moines $699 Lake Placid Limited Alaska Sold Out Wisconsin $799 Maryland $799 Increase Sunday Chattanooga $799 California $834 Florida $774 Cozumel Tier 1 - $675.00 Local Races: Breakaway Athletics sent an email that they will be announcing 2022 registrations soon. BBSC has 5 tiered price points and we just past tier 1 (their lowest prices) last Sunday November 21st. Without Limits has also announced their 2022 race schedule. They also have a date-based tiered-pricing. The Colorado Triathlon: Sprint Triathlon Individual: $90 until 1/1, $95 until 4/1, $100 until 5/29 at midnight Olympic Triathlon Individual: $110 until 1/1, $120 until 4/1, $130 until 5/29 at midnight Bill your thoughts? When should I begin training? Bill, if you were going to pick a couple of events or races for 2022, what might they be? What time of year? When would you start training and why? Rich: My answer depends on the when your earliest and A races are in 2022, what distance you are racing, your realistic goal performance and your current level of training/fitness. As a general rule of thumb, consistency in training produces the best results. It's best to keep a consistent schedule of training even in the NA off season. If you are working with a coach already, you are likely in coach-designed off season plan that will bridge you to your formal periodized plan in 2022 (Base, Build, Peak and Taper). If you are not working directly with a coach, you either self-coached or self-coached with a purchased training plan more than likely. If you are a triathlete for example, it's good to keep a consistent mix of swim, bike, run and strength if you are a triathlete. Where can I find a training plan: Bill, what was the first race where you followed a training plan? Was it written by a coach or purchased online? Rich's If you are new to triathlon and don't have a coach, there are a lot of great resources out there. www.mytimetotri.com - free plans BeginnerTriathlete.com - Triathlon Training for Beginners If you are doing a Sprint or Olympic distance race, As an athlete using TriDot, as a coach, as an ambassador of TriDot, and soon to be a TriDot coach, I highly recommend you try it for 14-day Test Drive. Start your 14-day Free Trial! When you set up your profile, you'll also pick your "A" and "B" races in the RaceX part of the TriDot app and then TriDot uses your data and AI to design and actively adjust your plan better than a coach can and certainly better than a generic off the shelf plan. It optimize your training for better results in less time with fewer injuries. https://tridot.com/. If you decide to continue using it, you can sign up for as little as $9.99/mo, which is cheaper than other training apps without the training plan and cheaper than most plans out there. If you want more bells and whistles for $29 and $99/mo. If you feel like you could benefit from active coaching (teaching form and skills, accountability, encouragement, race planning) in addition to a training plan. You can signup for a coached service with TriDot or please send me an email to Rich@303Colorado.com. If you do take TriDot for a test drive, there's a question "Did a coach refer you?" Please tell them coach Rich Soares referred you. Here are some of the features I really like about TriDot and why: Detailed daily workouts with training zones that take into account elevation, humidity and temperature - Environment Normalization Performance benchmarking (TriDot scores. For each discipline, a normalized functional threshold power or pace (FTP) on a 1 to 100 scale with 1 being the slowest and 100 being at or near world-record pace.) Drill and exercise videos. Swim, bike, run and strength workouts have warmups, drills and exercises and there's a video window in the training event to show a 20-30 second video illustrating the drill. For example, a lot of the run warm up drills have Bobby McGee demonstrating how to do them properly. Device integration (Garmin, Polar, Strava) and smart trainer (Wahoo Kicker) Swim form analysis - combination of diagnostic questions, PhysiFactors (Intensity Duration Frequency Sequence Technique) and a CVT. Categorizes you as a Tarzan, Overglider, Overkicker, etc and each has a list of characteristics. Swim drill optimization - offers specific drills to address the negative characteristics of your swim form categorization. Other resources: The Cost Of Ironman Races (incl. the not so obvious fees) – My Tri World Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance. Buddy Insurance is the kind of peace of mind so you can enjoy your training and racing to their fullest. Buddy's mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle. You can now get on-demand accident insurance to make sure you get cash for bills fast and fill any gaps between your current coverage. Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account. There's no commitment or charge to create one. Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day. Check it out! Endurance News: Kristian Blummenfelt from Norway and Sara Svensk from Sweden wins Cozumel. In his Ironman debut, the Olympic champ split a 39:41 swim, 4:02:40 bike, and a 2:35:24 run for a 7:21:12 total. Notably, second-place finisher Reudi Wild, also broke the previous Ironman world's best time with a 7:36:35 and the women's winner, Sara Svensk, set an Ironman-brand world's best time of 8:22:41. This prompted a lot of online speculation about if the course was short, if the swim was accurate. Here's what I got from Kristian Blummenfelt's Strava Swim distance 4,222 (2.398 miles) Bike 113.14 Run 25.76 Men's Results Women's Results People For Bikes Applauds House Votes in Favor of Billions for Bike Incentives and Infrastructure in Build Back Better Act November 19, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 19, 2021) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – After months of debate and negotiations, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to send the Build Back Better (BBB) Act to the Senate, approving with it billions of dollars in funding for an electric bicycle tax credit, a bike commuter benefit, climate and equity-enhancing infrastructure and more in the $1.75 trillion social spending bill. “The House's latest vote on the Build Back Better (BBB) Act embraces bicycles as part of a climate solution thanks to new financial incentives for bikes and e-bikes and grants for climate and equity focused infrastructure improvements,” said PeopleForBikes President and CEO Jenn Dice. “We urge the Senate to take up the BBB before the end of the year so we can get to work on lowering transportation emissions while keeping all people, no matter how they travel or where they live, moving.” PeopleForBikes applauds the House for advancing wide-reaching policies to curb transportation emissions and enhance mobility. The inclusion of the E-BIKE Act, a tax credit for electric bicycles, could mean money back in the pockets of Americans looking for a green, efficient and healthy transportation option. It will support delivery workers reliant on electric bicycles, parents seeking to leave the car at home for school drop offs and anyone who wants to harness the power of an electric bicycle to meet their daily local transportation needs. PeopleForBikes is especially grateful to House leadership for shepherding the BBB through the legislative process and champions for bikes and e-bikes in Congress, specifically Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) and Mike Thompson (CA-05) for their sponsorship of the E-BIKE Act. The BBB now heads to the Senate, where a path forward remains unclear. PeopleForBikes, the bicycle industry and our partners will continue to advocate for a spending bill that includes the E-BIKE Act, climate and equity infrastructure grants and more. PeopleForBikes works at the federal, state and local levels to advance the state of bicycle infrastructure, promote incentives for bicycles and expand access to electric bicycles. For questions related to this work, please contact PeopleForBikes Director of Federal Affairs Noa Banayan at email@example.com. About PeopleForBikes PeopleForBikes is making biking better for everyone by uniting millions of Americans, thousands of businesses and hundreds of communities to make every bike ride safer, more accessible and more fun. When people ride bikes, great things happen. Join us at PeopleForBikes.org. What's New in the 303: Ran into Jennifer Gutierrez swimming at Eastridge Rec Center in Highlands Ranch. Gutierrez competed at the first Olympic triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics and she was the first American to qualify as a triathlete for the 2000 Olympics. She took thirteenth place with a total time of 2:03:38.48. Upcoming Guests Marianne Martin (born November 1, 1957 in Fenton, Michigan) is an American road racing cyclist. She won the first Tour de France for women in 1984. The year she won the Tour de France Martin suffered from anemia earlier in that year and had been riding poorly. At the race Martin took the lead after stage 14 where the race encountered the mountains. Martin was a good climber and never gave up the lead after that into Paris. The streets were said to contain more two million spectators watching the race. Martin was inducted into the 2012 Boulder (Colorado) Sports Hall of Fame. She's a talented professional photographer and her work can be seen on Real Life Portraits. She is going to help us understand women's racing, pay disparity and what it would take to close the pay gap. Closing: Thanks again for listening in this week. Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment. We'd really appreciate it! Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!
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