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Jenraam Media
EWS இட ஒதுக்கீடு தேவையா? உச்சநீதிமன்றம் கேள்வி | ஜென்ராம் & ஜி.பாலச்சந்திரன்

Jenraam Media

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 29:55


EWS இட ஒதுக்கீடு தேவையா? உச்சநீதிமன்றம் கேள்வி | மனிதா மனிதா | ஜென்ராம் & ஜி.பாலச்சந்திரன் link : https://youtu.be/5RptdWf4c2M #jenrammedia #manithamanitha #dailynews

Din Bhar
5G लॉन्च से ठीक पहले हवा में उड़ने वालों की चिंता क्यों बढ़ गई है: दिन भर, 23 सितंबर

Din Bhar

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 25:42


NIA की बड़ी छापेमारी के ख़िलाफ़ PFI के केरल बंद का क्या असर रहा, NIA की जांच में अब तक क्या सामने आया है और आगे PFI का प्लान क्या है, EWS रिजर्वेशन को लेकर सुप्रीम कोर्ट में अब तक क्या सुनवाई हुई है, डॉलर के मुक़ाबले रुपए की रिकॉर्डतोड़ गिरावट के पीछे क्या इंटरनल और एक्सटर्नल फैक्टर्स हैं और 5G के लॉन्च पर DGCA ने क्या आपत्ति दर्ज की है, सुनिए आज के 'दिन भर' में नितिन ठाकुर से.

Aaj Ke Akhbaar
इंटरनेट कॉलिंग के लिए आपको पैसे क्यों देने पड़ सकते हैं?: आज के अख़बार, 23 सितंबर

Aaj Ke Akhbaar

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 8:51


ED और CBI ने PFI के ठीकानों पर क्यों की छापेमारी, ज्ञानवापी मामले में ज़िला अदालत ने हिंदू पक्ष की कौन सी मांग स्वीकारी, कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष पद के चुनाव को लेकर राहुल गांधी ने क्या कहा, डॉलर के मुकाबले कितना नीचे गिरा रुपया, EWS मामले में सरकार बैकफुट पर क्यों है, इंटरनेट कॉलिंग के लिए आपको पैसे क्यों देने पड़ सकते हैं और यूक्रेन छोड़ कर क्यों भाग रहे हैं लोग, सुनिए आज के अख़बार में जमशेद कमर सिद्दीकी और सूरज कुमार सेप्रड्यूस- सूरज कुमारसाउंड मिक्सिंग- सचिन द्विवेदी

Aaj Ke Akhbaar
पिछले पांच सालों में चुनाव पर कितना बढ़ा पार्टियों का ख़र्च?: आज के अख़बार, 22 सितंबर

Aaj Ke Akhbaar

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 9:59


कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष को लेकर पिक्चर कितनी क्लियर, हेट स्पीच पर सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने सरकार से क्या कहा, EWS आरक्षण के मुद्दे पर सुप्रीम कोर्ट के सवाल क्या हैं, पिछले पांच सालों में चुनाव पर पार्टियों ने कितना ख़र्च किया, असम और मिजोरम के मुख्यमंत्रियों ने क्यों मुलाकात की और पंजाब सरकार राज्यपाल पर क्या आरोप लगा रही है,सुनिए 'आज के अख़बार' में अमन गुप्ता और सूरज कुमार से प्रड्यूसर- सूरज कुमारसाउंड मिक्सिंग- सचिन द्विवेदी

Business Standard Podcast
Understanding the EWS quota

Business Standard Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 2:46


A Supreme Court (SC) bench, headed by Chief Justice UU Lalit, is hearing a bunch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the 103rd amendment act, passed on January 12, 2019. The amendment provided a 10 per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutes to people belonging to economically weaker sections (EWS) of the society. Who is eligible Families other than those covered in SC, ST, and OBC with a gross annual income of less than Rs 8 lakh per annum are eligible to be covered as EWS after the Act was passed. The educational institutes run by minority communities were excluded from the ambit of the Act. Why was the amendment challenged in court? On January 10, 2019, even before the amendment was shown a green flag by the President, several petitions were filed in the Supreme Court stating that the amendment violates the “basic structure” of the Constitution.   The basic structure are the most fundamental rules that need to be held at all costs in every legislation. In the Indra Sawhney & Others vs Union of India case, 1992, the Supreme Court stated that no amendment that violates the Constitution's basic structure would be valid. It further stated that the total number of reserved seats and positions could not exceed 50 per cent of the total. Also, economic backwardness cannot be the sole reason for reservation. There are three main points the Supreme Court has to decide: Is the reservation based solely on economic backwardness constitutionally valid? Is the reservation in private institutes based on EWS valid? The Act excludes SCs, STs, and OBCs from the definition of EWS. Is that constitutionally valid? What is the government's stance? The government has said that although the 50 per cent limit was fixed in the 1992 judgement, it can be breached if quantifiable data supports the argument. Also, it added that the Act aims to bring equality to society, and EWS can be uplifted solely on economic grounds. 

Astro arXiv | all categories
Dynamically Forming Extremely Low-Mass White Dwarf Binaries in Wide Orbits

Astro arXiv | all categories

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 1:01


Dynamically Forming Extremely Low-Mass White Dwarf Binaries in Wide Orbits by Ambreesh Khurana et al. on Wednesday 14 September The detection of a $0.2,M_odot$ extremely low-mass white dwarf (hereafter, EW) in a wide orbit ($P_{rm orb}approx450$ days) with a $1.1,M_odot$ main-sequence (MS) companion KIC 8145411 challenges our current understanding of how EWs form. The traditional channel for EW formation via mass transfer from the WD progenitor is expected to form EW binaries in tight orbits. Indeed, majority of known EWs are found in tight binaries with a median $P_{rm orb}approx 5.4$ hrs. Using numerical scattering experiments, we find that binary-binary strong encounters in star clusters can sufficiently widen the orbit of a typical EW binary to explain the observed wide orbit of the KIC 8145411 system. The $P_{rm orb}$ distribution for EW binaries produced through binary-binary encounters is bimodal: one mode corresponds to the initial orbital period of the EW binary, while the other is near $Psim$ few $10^2$ days, similar to the orbital period of the KIC 8145411 system. We find that the production of wide EW binaries that are also ejected from the cluster peaks at a star clusters mass of $sim10^5,M_odot$ with a rate of $sim10^{-3},rm{Gyr^{-1}}$. Assuming that $50%$ of all stars form in star clusters and an initial cluster mass function $propto m^{-2}$, we estimate a galactic formation rate of $sim3.64times10^3,rm{Gyr^{-1}}$ for wide EW binaries. arXiv: http://arxiv.org/abs/http://arxiv.org/abs/2209.06231v1

5 Minute
सुबह दस बजे का न्यूज़ पॉडकास्ट - 5 मिनट

5 Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 5:01


AIADMK के 2 पूर्व मंत्रियों के 26 ठिकानों पर एंटी करप्शन ब्यूरो के छापे, इलेक्ट्रिक स्कूटर के शोरूम में लगी भीषण आग, 6 की मौत, दिल्ली में डेंगू का कहर, EWS कोटा और मुस्लिम कोट आरक्षण पर सुप्रीम कोर्ट में होगी सुनवाई, साइरस मिस्त्री की दुर्घटनाग्रस्त कार का आज निरीक्षण करेगा मर्सिडीज़ का दल, स्क्विड गेम सीरीज के एक्टर को मिला बेस्ट एक्टर का एमी अवॉर्ड, सुनिए 10 बजे का न्यूज़ पॉडकास्ट- 5 मिनट.

Aaj Ke Akhbaar
गोगरा-हॉटस्प्रिंग्स से चीन का पीछे हटना भारत के लिए कितना अहम है?: आज के अख़बार, 09 सितंबर

Aaj Ke Akhbaar

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 8:50


गोगरा-हॉटस्प्रिंग्स से चीन का पीछे हटना भारत के लिए क्यों अहम है, इंडिया गेट के पास क्या बदलाव हुए, EWS आरक्षण पर कोर्ट ने क्या कहा, सोनाली फोगाट हत्याकांड से जुड़े कर्लीज कल्ब पर क्या एक्शन होने वाला है, याकूब मेमन की कब्र पर सियासत क्यों गरमा गई है, अमित शाह की सिक्योरिटी में ढिलाई कैसे हुई और अमेरिका ने कैसे दी पाकिस्तान को राहत सुनिए 'आज के अख़बार' में सूरज कुमार और जमशेद कमर सिद्दीकी सेप्रड्यूस- सूरज कुमारसाउंड मिक्सिंग- कपिल देव सिंह

5 Minute
शाम चार बजे का न्यूज़ पॉडकास्ट - 5 मिनट

5 Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 5:01


चार दिवसीय दौरे पर नई दिल्ली आई बांग्लादेश की पीएम शेख हसीना ने प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी के साथ आज द्विपक्षीय बैठक की. पाकिस्तान ने आज सुबह जम्मू-कश्मीर में इंटरनेशनल बॉर्डर पर संघर्ष विराम का उल्लंघन किया. सुप्रीम कोर्ट में EWS आरक्षण पर अब 13 सितंबर को सुनवाई होगी. रक्षा मंत्री राजनाथ सिंह ने आज उलानबटार में मंगोलियाई रक्षा मंत्री लेफ्टिनेंट जनरल सैखानबयार गुरसेद के साथ द्विपक्षीय वार्ता की, सिर्फ 5 मिनट में सुनिए शाम 4 बजे की बड़ी ख़बरें.

Mountainbike podcasten
Downhill uden kæde og ny mountainbikebog!

Mountainbike podcasten

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 25:22


Velkommen til sæson 4! Vi er klar til en ny og spændende sæson fuld af mountainbike-nørderi! Solveig har siden sidst udgivet en ny mountainbikebog, som hun fortæller lidt om. Og Mads har siden sidst kørt EWS i både Canada og USA. Her kan du bl.a. høre om de uheld Mads har været forfulgt af, og hvad det kan give din kørsel at køre uden kæde. Mads fortæller om at køre mountainbike i Whistler, om de placeringer han har fået. Mads deler også ud af hans erfaringer med at have et andet cykel set-up end normalt. Husk at du altid kan skrive til os med ideer til kommende episoder.

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
Val di Sole 2022 – Post-Race Show

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 72:47 Very Popular


The 2022 Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup final took place in Val di Sole this weekend and it didn't disappoint. Join me, Eliot and Neko to chat all about what went on. We cover the insanely challenging track, the ever-evolving weather, the wild race runs and plenty more. So sit back, hit play and listen to this Val di Sole post-race show with Eliot Jackson and Neko Mulally. Supported By Maxxis Tyres Maxxis is synonymous with performance and racing and is the winningest brand in the history of World Cup and EWS racing. No matter where or how you ride, Maxxis has the tyres for you with a wide range of tread patterns, casing and compound options. You can check out the entire range of Maxxis tyres over at Maxxis.com, and find the tyres at your local Maxxis dealer. You can also give them a follow on instagram where they are @maxxisbike. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 2 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast, expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep and you'll be able to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage. Merch If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don't forget to subscribe. It's free and means you'll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it's available. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday, full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.com/episodes Photo - Nathan Hughes

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
Val di Sole 2022 – Pre-Race Show

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 32:38 Very Popular


The 2022 Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup comes to a close in Val di Sole this weekend. So we're kicking off the race week by chatting with coach to the stars, Chris Kilmurray aka PointOne Athletic. We have a quick recap on World Champs and then talk about the track, the horrific weather forecast, the overall battles and plenty more. So sit back, hit play and listen to this Val di Sole pre-race episode with Chris Kilmurray. Supported By Maxxis Tyres Maxxis is synonymous with performance and racing and is the winningest brand in the history of World Cup and EWS racing. No matter where or how you ride, Maxxis has the tyres for you with a wide range of tread patterns, casing and compound options. You can check out the entire range of Maxxis tyres over at Maxxis.com, and find the tyres at your local Maxxis dealer. You can also give them a follow on instagram where they are @maxxisbike. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 2 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast, expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep and you'll be able to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage. Merch If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don't forget to subscribe. It's free and means you'll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it's available. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday, full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.com/episodes Photo - Nathan Hughes

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
Les Gets World Champs 2022 – Post-Race Show

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 72:15 Very Popular


The 2022 Mountain Bike Downhill World Championships took place in Les Gets this weekend and it didn't disappoint. Join me, Eliot and Neko to chat all about what went on. We cover the track, the conditions, the insane racing and plenty more. So sit back, hit play and listen to this Les Gets World Champs post-race show with Eliot Jackson and Neko Mulally. Supported By Maxxis Tyres Maxxis is synonymous with performance and racing and is the winningest brand in the history of World Cup and EWS racing. No matter where or how you ride, Maxxis has the tyres for you with a wide range of tread patterns, casing and compound options. You can check out the entire range of Maxxis tyres over at Maxxis.com, and find the tyres at your local Maxxis dealer. You can also give them a follow on instagram where they are @maxxisbike. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 2 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast, expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep and you'll be able to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage. Merch If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don't forget to subscribe. It's free and means you'll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it's available. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday, full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.com/episodes Photo - Nathan Hughes

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
Les Gets World Champs 2022 – Post-Race Interviews

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 15:55 Very Popular


Ahead of tomorrow's post-race show, we've got chats with your Junior Women's champ, Jenna Hastings, Jackson Goldstone, your junior men's champ Jordan Williams, the comeback queen, Cami Balanche, your elite women's champ Vali Hoell, stand out 6th place guys Oli Zwar and the always impressive Troy Brosnan. I couldn't find any of the French riders as they were still being mobbed by the incredible crowds that have been here today. Supported By Maxxis Tyres Maxxis is synonymous with performance and racing and is the winningest brand in the history of World Cup and EWS racing. No matter where or how you ride, Maxxis has the tyres for you with a wide range of tread patterns, casing and compound options. You can check out the entire range of Maxxis tyres over at Maxxis.com, and find the tyres at your local Maxxis dealer. You can also give them a follow on instagram where they are @maxxisbike. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 2 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast, expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep and you'll be able to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage. Merch If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don't forget to subscribe. It's free and means you'll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it's available. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday, full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.com/episodes Photo - Downtime Podcast

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
Catching Up With Trash Free Trails

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 50:51


Trash Free Trails are an important part of improving the environments in which we ride, and just as importantly, helping mountain biking be seen as a positive addition to the outdoors communities to which we belong. In addition to that they have some incredible projects that touch other important areas too. The EWS in Tweed Valley was a Trash Free Trails Approved event so while I was there, I took the opportunity to sit down for a catch up with Chloe Parker and Rich Breeden to find out what Trash Free have been up to over the past year and what awesome stuff is still to come. So sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Chloe and Rich. You can find Trash Free Trails and all their resources at trashfreetrails.org. The Do It Ourselves Trail Clean Kit is here. They are on Instagram @trashfreetrails. The incredible TrashMob Academy video that we mention is here, give it a watch. Supporting Partners Wahoo A market leader in Road cycling, Wahoo are relatively new to the mountain bike world, but are serious about getting involved. They are already supporting top athletes like Tahnee Seagrave, Danny Hart, Wyn Masters, Brendan Fairclough, and Loic Bruni, along with many others too. Wahoo were kind enough to support my training for the EWS100 and since November last year I've been using Wahoo's products and found them intuitive, robust and a great addition to my training. Their GPS watch the ELEMNT RIVAL, their GPS computer the ELEMNT BOLT, and a Wahoo KICKR smart trainer were my choices, all combined with the super comfy TICKR heart rate strap. You can also check out their online one stop training and virtual racing platform, Wahoo X. You can check out all that Wahoo have to offer over at wahoofitness.com. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 2 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast. It expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage or you can purchase EP1, or EP2 on their own too. Merch If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don't forget to subscribe. Each episode will get delivered to your device as soon as it's available and it's totally free. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday. Full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.com/episodes Photo -Sam Dugon

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
Les Gets World Champs 2022 – Pre-Race Show

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 44:18 Very Popular


The 2022 Mountain Bike Downhill World Championships takes place in Les Gets this weekend. So we're kicking off the race week by chatting with local rider and coach to the stars, Chris Kilmurray aka PointOne Athletic. We talk about who's on form, the updated Les Gets track, the weather forecast and plenty more. So sit back, hit play and listen to this Les Gets pre-race episode with Chris Kilmurray. Supported By Maxxis Tyres Maxxis is synonymous with performance and racing and is the winningest brand in the history of World Cup and EWS racing. No matter where or how you ride, Maxxis has the tyres for you with a wide range of tread patterns, casing and compound options. You can check out the entire range of Maxxis tyres over at Maxxis.com, and find the tyres at your local Maxxis dealer. You can also give them a follow on instagram where they are @maxxisbike. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 2 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast, expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep and you'll be able to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage. Merch If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don't forget to subscribe. It's free and means you'll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it's available. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday, full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.com/episodes Photo - Nathan Hughes

Garden Hotline
Garden Show 8-20-22

Garden Hotline

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022 72:57


Mike Miller gives you tips and tricks for your garden and answers all sorts of questions from callers that you may have.  

The Jaipur Dialogues
Hardeep Singh Puri vs Home Ministry on Rohingyas - National Security | Sanjay Dixit

The Jaipur Dialogues

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 16:57


While Hardeep Puri tweeted about providing EWS flats to UNHRC card holder refugee Rohingyas, Home Ministry talked about illegal Rohingyas. Right hand doesn't know what the Left is doing in GOI. Sanjay Dixit on Centre's huge goof-up on Rohingyas.

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
Mont-Sainte-Anne 2022 – Post-Race Show

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 73:52 Very Popular


The penultimate round of the 2022 Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup took place this weekend in Mont-Sainte-Anne. That means it's time to sit down with Eliot Jackson and Neko Mulally to hear all about it. What a race MSA delivered, some crazy performances, overalls taken, opportunities lost and plenty more. We'll be chatting about all of it. So sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Eliot Jackson and Neko Mulally. Supported By Maxxis Tyres Maxxis is synonymous with performance and racing and is the winningest brand in the history of World Cup and EWS racing. No matter where or how you ride, Maxxis has the tyres for you with a wide range of tread patterns, casing and compound options. You can check out the entire range of Maxxis tyres over at Maxxis.com, and find the tyres at your local Maxxis dealer. You can also give them a follow on instagram where they are @maxxisbike. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 2 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast, expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep and you'll be able to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage. Merch If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don't forget to subscribe. It's free and means you'll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it's available. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday, full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.com/episodes Photo - Nathan Hughes

Bikes & Big Ideas
Rae Morrison on 8 Years on the EWS, Race Strategies, & Forging Her Own Path

Bikes & Big Ideas

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 60:06


Rae Morrison has been at the pointy end of the EWS circuit for the better part of the series' existence, and we caught up with her shortly before the upcoming Whistler EWS race to talk about how the series has evolved over the years, and what Rae would do differently if she were in charge; the injury and recovery that spurred her to pursue a career as a pro racer in the first place; her bike setup preferences; her unique team setup and balancing both sides of her relationship with her husband and mechanic, Jesse; and a whole lot more.TOPICS & TIMES:Rae's MTB origins (2:06)Injuries & committing to racing (10:08)Racing as a privateer (15:53)Making the leap to a factory team (19:54)EWS over the years (28:20)Rae's favorite places to ride & race (35:32)The 2022 EWS season (36:45)Relationship dynamics (43:22)Bike setup preferences (51:22)Rae's Big Idea (57:35)RELATED LINKS:Become a Blister MemberBlister LabsThis Week's Gear GiveawayBlister Mountain Bike Buyer's GuideOUR OTHER PODCASTSOff The CouchGEAR:30Blister Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
Mont-Sainte-Anne 2022 Pre-Race Show

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 40:38 Very Popular


The penultimate round of the 2022 Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup takes place in Mont-Sainte-Anne this weekend. So we're kicking off the race week by chatting with coach to the stars, Chris Kilmurray aka PointOne Athletic. We talk about the track, the current state of play, travel issues and plenty more. So sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Chris Kilmurray. If you want to be one of a lucky few to join us LIVE for the Mont Sainte Anne post-race show, head to this link and get your ticket www.goreggy.com/org/downtime-podcast/events/downtime-podcast-post-race-show-live. It will take place at 10am EST, 3pm BST and 4pm CEST on Sunday 7th August. Come along and ask your own questions. Supported By Maxxis Tyres Maxxis is synonymous with performance and racing and is the winningest brand in the history of World Cup and EWS racing. No matter where or how you ride, Maxxis has the tyres for you with a wide range of tread patterns, casing and compound options. You can check out the entire range of Maxxis tyres over at Maxxis.com, and find the tyres at your local Maxxis dealer. You can also give them a follow on instagram where they are @maxxisbike. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 2 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast, expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep and you'll be able to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage. Merch If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don't forget to subscribe. It's free and means you'll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it's available. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday, full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.com/episodes Photo - Nathan Hughes

The Jason & Scot Show - E-Commerce And Retail News
EP294 - Amazon Q2 Earnings

The Jason & Scot Show - E-Commerce And Retail News

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 52:55 Very Popular


EP294 - Amazon Q2 Earnings . Episode 294 is a breakdown of Amazon's Q2 2022 earnings. Episode 294 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded on Sunday July 31, 2022. http://jasonandscot.com Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis, and Scot Wingo, CEO of GetSpiffy and Co-Founder of ChannelAdvisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing Transcript Jason: [0:23] Welcome to the Jason and Scot show this is episode 294 being recorded on Sunday July 31st 2022 I'm your host Jason retailgeek Goldberg and as usual I'm here with your co-host Scot Wingo. Scot: [0:38] Hey Jason and welcome back Jason and Scott strip show listeners well we have had a plethora of vacations Jason did a business trip he's going to report on over it in our F and then I had a little covid situation so it's been The Universe has been trying to keep us from podcast so it's great to be back in the saddle tonight Jason. Jason: [0:59] I am thrilled to be chatting with you on a rare Sunday night this is unusual for us. Scot: [1:04] It is it is usually we watch our Disney movies have a little popcorn in called an evening but tonight we're going to throw down a podcast. Jason: [1:11] We I feel like we need to get ahead a little bit because you know there's a new Game of Thrones series coming soon. Scot: [1:16] I know and Lord of the Rings we got a lot a lot of geekdom kind of happening all at once here. Jason: [1:23] Exciting stuff and even more exciting than all of that Scott I'm super grateful that you're feeling well and recovered but mental picture for our listeners I have a mild version of what Jason considers a tan for the show which is super rare. Scot: [1:40] Wow and that is because you went to a that summer in RF show that's out in a ranch somewhere tell us about that. Jason: [1:48] Yeah I doubled down so I had a week of vacation in Upper Lake Michigan and then I went straight from there as one does when you work hard to a quote-unquote work trip which is in Ranchos Palos Verdes at The Tiara new resort on the beach in southern California. Scot: [2:07] Cool and then so I've been turning our F of n this time of year that was called the merchandise or the merch conference is that what you want to. Jason: [2:16] You are old school so originally when shoppbs.org and NRF were two separate entities shoppbs.org had a, fall summer event at this Resort that was exclusively focused on like digital merchandising and you're exactly right it was a great event called the merch Summit. And so this is kind of the spiritual successor to that than in a ref also had a event at the same time of year that was called the CIO Summit where all the cios got together and so they've kind of mashed those two events together change them a little bit try to make it even more inclusive and they now call it an RF Nexus and so it's focused on, really forward-looking Trends and technologies that are relevant to e-commerce professionals to digital leaders to cios and to see a Moe's so there was a you know kind of like senior execs across it marketing and. Digital all in attendance. Scot: [3:17] Nice nicer than what was the was there a topic to the event or what. Jason: [3:24] So there are a range of forward-looking topics. Like probably the trend that topic that got brought up most were various aspects of the metaverse and some of those conversations came very close to getting me kicked out of the. Scot: [3:43] Because you are. Jason: [3:45] Because I've become. Scot: [3:46] VR headsets. Jason: [3:47] I become a huge cremation. I know that's shocking to listeners who find me like wildly optimistic but you know we had a lot of outside speakers talking about the metaverse and. Spoiler alert I think the metaverse is super interesting it absolutely could be an important part of the future and when people say metaverse they're mostly talking about three things that don't necessarily go together but can which is. In ftes and blockchain stuff they're talking about the actual metaverse which is kind of like you know virtual reality and they're also talking about web 3.0. [4:24] And so they brought in a bunch of authors and subject matter experts, that are super bullish and are like it's a foregone conclusion that the future is with three and everyone's going to abandon web 2 and if you haven't already gone your, wheezes and secured your property in the metaverse then you're stupid and you're going to lose huge sums of money. And I disagree with most of that like I feel like it's. Wildly more up in the air than that and like at the moment first-movers that have tried to do Commerce things in the meadow verse have made more mistakes than not and so I spent a fair amount of time. Like debunking some of those claims and highlighting some of the catastrophic mistakes that people have been making when they when they try to make a splash in the metaverse Without Really knowing what they're doing and, I choose to believe that the attendees appreciated that counter perspective but I don't think some of the speakers appreciated being challenged. Scot: [5:20] What to do a deep dive where you essentially just dumped on the metaverse Jason dumps on the metaverse. Jason: [5:27] Well or. Scot: [5:28] Be part of our curmudgeon series. Jason: [5:29] Yeah a dose of reality about them again it could be a big thing I'm not saying it's not I'm just saying it's not a guaranteed big. And then a close cousin of that that I spoke was, the future of artificial intelligence for Commerce and I'm kind of and we've talked about this before but I'm kind of a curmudgeon on that as well only because. I think focusing on artificial intelligence is kind of silly like to me artificial intelligence is a tactic not an outcome and there are a bunch of super exciting outcomes that are, made much better by using artificial intelligence and so I talked about some use cases that I'm super excited about. But but I you know caveat that with they're not super exciting just because of the math that causes them to be artificial intelligence their super exciting because they help people find more stuff to buy and have more successful shopping trips. Scot: [6:26] Cool well that's that's definitely out there and we have history on the show of given our listeners more of the hot truth of what's going on right now so it was a it was a really interesting second quarter reporting period so we wanted to spend the bulk of our time today reporting on that I want you to lay the scene for us mr. US Department of Commerce what what's what are the things feeling like there and then you know I think we're all pretty red in on the macro that consumer confidence is like what 10 20 year lows inflation's at 40 year highs we had two quarters of negative growth that used to be called recession but no longer is called a recession. So yeah so. So that's kind of the macro backdrop and then then I saw you had done your normal really great analysis of the US Department of Commerce what's that looking like. Jason: [7:18] Yeah and there's not a lot like super game-changing in the in the monthly data from the US Department of Commerce I like is you just kind of called out I feel like we've just made this transition from. Overheated economy due to stimulus and extra covid demand and certainly a greater level of uncertainty and fluctuation but like in general, really robust retail sales to now we're having really robust retail sales because of inflation and so you know, looking at the numbers they're pretty consistent with the last couple months of numbers we've seen and so in general like July retail sales were up 8.3% from July of last year, and year-to-date all retail sales from from January through July of this year are up 8.8%, from July of last year so ordinarily we would expect retail to be up. [8:11] I'll call it you know three to four and a half points so being up 8.8 is a. Significantly higher growth obviously a chunk of that growth is. Fairly attributed to inflation and people having to spend more. But you know inflation is kind of I feel like is misunderstood and people talk about about it being one number consumers spend a bunch of money on a big basket of goods and the amount of inflation on each item in that basket of goods. Varies wildly right so the amount of inflation we're seeing in gasoline. And certain food items is really high consumer electronics are actually deflating it's a you'll get a cheaper TV this year than you did last year right so. So you know if you break down in a segments. Segments that have high inflation and you know we're negatively affected by the pandemic the last couple of years are killing it right now so it's a great time to own a gas station like that. Gas stations are up 50% year-over-year. Scot: [9:10] Yes cool and then it's too early to get the online number from the US Department of Commerce right that that's got it. Jason: [9:17] Yeah we don't have the quarterly number but the proxy that we do get is this like non-store sales and that's a nine point six percent from last year so we're where the brick-and-mortar number is up more than you would usually expect the. The non-star sales are e-commerce is up even higher but, probably a little lower than you would ordinarily expect we're kind of used to that kind of twelve to fifteen percent growth in the so you know 10% growth is a is a little bit lower. Scot: [9:50] That's because we're that they've got a comp problem because last year was such a surgery or with covid. Jason: [9:54] Exactly exactly. Scot: [9:56] Okay so that's one set up and then the other one was for some reason we've entered this interesting period where Snapchat is one of the first companies to report and. Jason: [10:06] They need to change that by the way. Scot: [10:07] Yeah I don't think that's her they like it. Because in our Recaps they've been kind of the first one to take it on the nose and it wasn't any different this quarter so July 21st they came out. And it was just a total mess and lower and a poop show because last quarter they basically said we got a handle on this we know what's going on with ID fa. You know I'm going to another Victory lap on this because I feel like you and I were like super early on I DFA and it's really coming home to roost and interesting ways and Snapchat continues to be a, non beneficiary of those changes but then addition to that, you're more in that business that I am but I've got to imagine that when you see recessionary head winds and and everyone's tucking in their expenses one of the first things that you look at is your ad spend right and you know maybe it's not a great place to be if you're Snapchat basically saying hey you know we're not really good anymore and measuring what's going on with your ads because it feels like I guess people would cut that they've also become you know one of the smaller platforms so I imagined. They're probably out on experimental ring of AD spend and maybe they get cut from that too so they had a double whammy of both kind of micro meaning I DFA and then macro softness so that was just a total total nightmare quarter for them. Jason: [11:33] No do it wasn't pretty 100% agree like I do think we call the that I DFA was going to be pretty substantial to some of these businesses but I do think. Some of there's like there they were mostly trying to blame it all on IDF a and I do think there's some softness in. Digital marketing spend right now right I guess you go into recession it's not the right thing to do but you know a lot of people that are nervous about their economic future are you know slow down their marketing spend right and it's kind of like when when you start to Skid on the ice. You know it's not very smart to hit the brakes but it's human nature to hit the brakes and and you know some people people are doing that right now and I think some of their their softness and then you know some of the softness in the other AD platforms we're going to talk about, is is related to that recessionary fear and the ongoing impact of the various privacy initiatives. Scot: [12:30] Yes so then we were all like okay that's that's Snapchat maybe it's isolated and then we had five days till Google was going to announce, or / alphabet there called a whole I will always call them Google and then there was a surprise announcement on July 24th Walmart basically came out and said hey we need to update our guidance that they had already lowered, for the quarter and they basically said sales are decent but profits are going to be way below kind of what we were talking about and they specifically called out some inventory problems so the CEO they now have everyone has a there's like 16 CEOs at Walmart or something but the CEO of us said, there's probably 20 percent of inventory if you could just wish it away and make it disappear you would, and then around that same time Target also came out and I think there's was even more severe, and then Walmart called out apparel as a problem area where basically I guess when you look at kind of your your wallet where you're spending money there's always, can't live without groceries but you can live without like that 10th pair of socks or, or a new outfit or something like that so it seems like consumers are definitely slowing down dramatically on the apparel side did you parse anything else out of the Walmart announced. Jason: [13:51] Yeah I mean I feel like those are the main two takeaways I Walmart in particular like they're got they reduce their guidance from like eleven percent profit 21 percent profit right so pretty meaningful and essentially what they said is a we're starting to see significant changes in consumer Behavior as a result of the recession and or as a result of the inflation I should say and the the specific behavior we're seeing is people are spending more on Essentials and less on non-essentials and the non-essentials are more profitable for us so our mix is getting less profitable which is why we're adjusting our guidance and it also means that we have too much of these non essentials we were already you know heavy on them because we over ordered, during all the supply chain crisis and now we're having trouble moving them so Walmart didn't say this but a lot of other pundits have said this like you can expect to see all these Goods at Walmart and Target start to really get discounted and in one weird way, that's potentially good news for the economy because that that could actually help counter some of the inflation that everyone's talking about. Scot: [14:56] Yeah yeah 10% profit change at Walmart's like a 40 billion dollar number. Jason: [15:02] Yeah I will say and you you're the stock market guy I'm not right so not shocking you come out and you revise your guidance in significantly down like that and not tracking your stock takes a pretty big haircut right so everyone wrote articles talking about the dipping the stock I happen to pick the stock right before we went on the show and its back it's completely rebuilt. Scot: [15:23] Yeah it's always better to take your medicine and then if you're going to do it kitchen sink it and throw in some stuff because it's an expectation machine not necessarily an absolute. Machine okay so then everyone was like well that's not good but maybe it's isolated to stores let's see what Shopify does well then well then Google came out and Google was mixed probably less bad than people thought so their Core Business which is people going to google.com and typing in stuff it exceeded expectations but their ad business and then their YouTube business were under pressure and they basically kind of counteract that each other where they did talk about you're more macro head runs around the ad world and that advertisers were pulling back so they kind of, added on to that Snapchat message of some softness with ad spend. Jason: [16:11] Yeah and just for Google followers I would add you know they're interested in comments Commerce particularly interesting just remember like the president of Google Commerce recently left, Bill ready to go to Pinterest right so they haven't announced a new head yet like I'm expecting them to call me any day so we'll see where that goes but previously one of the things they'd really been leaning into was YouTube for Commerce and they've added a ton of Commerce capability to YouTube and it it varies it doesn't seem like that paying off quite yet in the Google world. Scot: [16:47] Yeah and then everyone's like well let's see what Shopify does in so let's see after market close 26 was Google and then everyone was expecting Shopify to do something the next morning well then that evening Toby put out a Blog post saying hey we're laying off 10% of folks and then I was like oh boy that's not good the quarter must be really really bad. And it was really interesting to his credit I think Toby did a really good job in his blog post it's never easy to do these types of layoffs and I thought he did an exceptional job of laying out, why and essentially taking the blame for it basically saying he made a bet that this would be a pull forward it was you know. [17:32] And then when you're in the thick of it you do that was our logical, thing to think could happen and instead now we're reverting to the mean and they've gotten way out of their skis what did you think about and then the next morning because he had taken their medicine, it wasn't quite as bad and then Wall Street actually likes it when Shopify gets rid of expenses because they've added there, that's like a thousand people to them that they laid off our 10% so they've grown their head count up to this kind of astronomical 10,000 folks and then they, is one of those little quizzical because then they said you know it's not going to change our ability to innovate or do anything basically so then you're kind of like wow I wonder wonder hey how's it feel to be one of those thousand people here in that part of the message and then be you know what did they do that you didn't really need them and they were in the sales they have all these content management people so kind of not developers not product and so part of their message was they were going to double triple down on on product development and adding features. Jason: [18:33] Yeah I'll be interested to see how it plays out I got a ton of pings after that announcement because everybody did a Victory lap on my corpse right like everybody's calling and going ha ha mr. e-commerce guy e-commerce was an anomaly like it was it was big during the the pandemic but but now it's all gone see even Toby like over-invested in e-commerce and then he had to come out and say that he Comer sucks now. And so a I got a bunch of those kind of troll tweets that I had to respond to. And you know I have my own kind of issues / concerns with Shopify so a I would say. That shopify's actually been slower than I would like to see in product development leading up to this and in particular they have a product that's aimed at more Enterprises and less. Tiny businesses that's called the Shopify plus and most of the folks I talked to that have. Invest in Shopify plus I've been pretty disappointed with the rate of innovation and product development on that platform and a bunch of the people that got laid off. [19:38] Where the teams associated with Shopify plus so that seems. Interesting to me and I will tell you that like in Toby's announcement he published this this US Department of Commerce Economic Development. Which of course you and I are super familiar with and we talked about all the time but eat accurately represented it right like that there's, e-commerce has been at the certain rate and during the you know from 2022 2022 we had this crazy Spike and you know if you look at where it is now and you draw a dotted line to the growth you would have expected before the the pandemic like the. The line is barely above where you would have expected so they called that regressing to the mean and you know gosh we exuberantly over-invested in now that it's come back to the mean we have to right-size. And so the only thing that's wrong with that graph is it's kind of a it visually doesn't represent, the huge amount of growth that's in the mean like the mean is very high so, from 2022 2022 we added four hundred and twelve billion dollars a year of e-commerce sales so e-commerce in United States of America Grew 61% From 2022 2022, so when when Shopify another say oh man we covid dim boost e-commerce as much as we thought we only grew 61 percent over the last two years. [21:06] Um like how many people did you hire right like you did you you didn't add 61 percent to their their staff commensurate with that growth. So yeah I just I take exception with people that think. That this data in some way shows some some significant softness and the other thing I would say is all of these graphs that these people are talking about they all like to show the percentage of e-commerce to Total retail and. It's easy to overlook and forget the fact that the denominator in that that ratio has been fluctuating wildly because of covid-19. Scot: [21:42] Yeah yeah and then you know the other thing that mrs. is the it's like almost like a pie chart where you don't see the absolute dollars so so percentages are a tricky thing it's gonna be a better way to visualize it. One scary thing is maybe we don't revert to the mean like a week the you know the lines we haven't had enough time to know until that start sticking up you know we won't know if we're back on the mean or not who knows. Google. Jason: [22:11] I know for sure but I get you know like I will do it maybe a Shopify deep dive at some point but like to me Shopify does is. Great product for small businesses it caters to this long tail in my biggest gripe with Shopify as an investor is always that they never tell you what they're stainless or sales are like they never tell you how well last year's customers did this year they just tell you the gmv of all the customers they currently have and so as far as We Know, more than 50% of their customers go out of business every year and then you know 50% of new mom and pop start a smart start a business and sign up with Shopify so the unlike a lot of other retail platforms that report their their data and when they grow we can kind of assume e-commerce grew shopify's growth can be 100% attributed to turn we just don't know. Scot: [23:00] Yeah so then it was Thursday morning the 27th and meta formerly known as Facebook announced and that was a poop show so they had a myths of top and bottom and their second quarter of declining growth they threw the kitchen sink in there IDF a they're seeing macro issues Sheryl Sandberg is leaving and this has been announced for a while and then all the Talking Heads were like oh my God you know she when out of the top this is kind of the end of Facebook so that was that was pretty pretty negative sentiment there and then that brings us to the main topic we want to talk about which is after hours on Thursday Amazon announced. Jason: [23:41] And Scott one thing before you jump in the Amazon like you forgot the most important thing about meta. Scot: [23:46] What. Jason: [23:48] The Kardashians are mad at them. Scot: [23:50] Oh yes they changed Instagram in Kim's I don't I haven't tracked this you know it better than I do. Jason: [23:56] Yeah I'm just well it is an interesting thing will do another show about this at some point but like Instagram is has probably been the crown jewel of men of for a while and you know Instagram is getting a lot of competition from Tick Tock that the news feed and Tick-Tock is a lot more our rhythmic so the content you see is less related to who you particularly follow and more what the robots think they want to show you and the you know can monetize and so Facebook to try to follow suit is changing Instagram to be more algorithmic and less based on your followers and so if you're a mega influencer with 30 million followers you don't like that right like if you're Kim Kardashian you want everyone to see all of your content because they followed you you don't want them to see some unknown person that did something viral. And so the change that Instagram made is to be more like Tick-Tock and you know some of these big big influencers that benefited from the old model understandably don't like it in are criticizing it. Scot: [25:01] Got it yeah we should definitely do a Kardashian deep dive how fun will that be. Jason: [25:06] Yeah yeah finally be able to let Kylie on the show and so she'll stop bugging us. Scot: [25:12] Good. Okay so if you've been listening this recap there's two words I haven't said and those are beat and raised so then Thursday night Amazon came out and everyone was like oh boy this is gonna be bad and there was a CNBC person who actually like a lot of names Josh and. He was basically he they do this little lunch time. They have this investment committee they call it and he's had a short on Amazon because he kept thinking they were going to miss Q2 he basically said look with Walmart and Target basically reporting the way they have. To think Amazon would do differently means they have some totally different customer base I just don't think that's the case so Amazon surprised everyone with a beat and raised quarter. So how did they do that with all this you know we've got Walmart Surprise Miss Shopify surprise Miss Google. Less worse meta terrible Snapchat total disaster in an Amazon just kind of came out and surprised everyone. [26:16] So so one way to think about Amazon is this very unique business and there's not a lot of. That you know another company like this that they have this portfolio of businesses they have built and they're all intertwined but. They have I imagine they have this is my mental model is they have dials where they can turn up and down this portfolio of businesses because they're all intertwined and that's one of the benefits of keeping this stuff together like when PayPal and eBay were together there are some operational Dynamics there that you could use to you know if you hit a certain speed bump or something you could navigate that better, so Amazon has these things so they've got the core retail business which is lower margin it's a retail business still profitable on its own but. [27:02] Not a great business but a good business and but like a massive scale you know hundreds you know what three hundred million dollars plus annualized then you've got a third party Marketplace business that we talk a lot about. Very profitable, doing really well you've got a smaller ad business super profitable doing really well growing rapidly AWS the cloud component now merchant services which is essentially the monetization of the, Center asset you had to build for the first piece. And my mental model is what they basically said was well we're heading into this period where we've got all these recessionary things consumers Under Pressure let's dial back on first party and dial-up third party. And that really won the day so so what they did is the third party as a percent they don't really give us. The gmv of each of these things that the total sales in each bucket they give you a unit mix so the unit mix was at an all-time high I need a fact check on this I'm 99% sure this is right. Five 57% third party versus first party the highest previous that was last quarter at 55%. They may say let's 2% how could that really make that big a difference well. [28:18] That's actually big because when a hundred dollars moves from the first party bucket and you and I have talked about this a million times but just to recap for listeners in the first party bucket the accounting is a dollar is a dollar of Revenue. The third party Amazon doesn't get to recognize the hundred dollar widget that sold they only get to recognize their commission or take rate which is about 10%. So they lose 90 dollars if a doubt if a widget moves between those things and Revenue. But that ten dollars that's left is pure profit it's almost like 99% profit so so if you really want to you know juice profits you move things from the 1p bucket the 3p buck. So and then also tell us about Prime. Jason: [29:06] Yeah so Prime is a little confusing this year because it was in July and historically that's when Prime day has always been except this weird covid era that we've had so you know if you if you go back to 2020 they canceled Prime day in July and instead had it in October and then the following year in 2021 they went back to Summer but instead of having it in July I like they always have they had it earlier in June which is a big deal because it's a quarter earlier it's Q2 instead of Q3 so we're looking at Q2 this year we're competing against a cue to that had prime day in it and this year Prime day is in Q3 so this year Brenda is back to Mid July which July 12th and 13th so a lot of extra work and verbal gymnastics for the poor cf0 on the earnings calls. Scot: [30:03] Yes there was no benefit from Prime in the quarter so that didn't really it neither hurt or helped. So even though third-party carried the day and I kind of theoretically so let's say. Yeah let's say you're running one of these really large retail businesses and you're either a store based or a e-commerce base I feel like Amazon because they have their products in a central location they can be much more dynamic because you know think of the store networks that Target and Walmart have almost like an edge Network. [30:37] And that product gets pushed out to the edge and then if you need to Pivot for some reason well you've got a tough decision you can you can pull the product back it's not really desistance not really designed for that it's mostly returns comes back not like let me yank all the sweatshirts out of a you know store number 292 or something. Or you have to liquidate them and then you end up with this problem that you call so if your Edge is full of stuff that's not really moving right now, you can't really. Change that rapidly you know you've got like a 60 90 day cycle to flush that out clear room for the stuff that's going to work so I think that even even though they did turn up these higher-margin pieces to win the day I think being an e-commerce oriented retailer gives them a lot more flexibility in a world where inventory and consumer behaviors are changing rapidly do you agree or disagree with that. Jason: [31:34] Yeah no I I mean I feel like they're their breath of offerings and monetization make them much safer than most other retailers they have more levers to pull in more knobs to dial. Scot: [31:49] And then the other thing and you know here one of the reasons I started spiffy is because we had talked so much on this show about the bifurcation where K seal Obama has come on and. Talked about the value and the consumer and the convenience or any consumer and a lot of that data came from 08-09 the quote-unquote Great Recession and you know what we learned during that recession is there is a consumer that is largely immune from recessionary and in that point time we didn't have inflation but I think I think that's kind of the same. Same kind of Stew if you will of macroeconomic stuff that the consumer has to face whereas the value are going to Consumer was really impacted by it. So I will also another argument I have is that that guy Josh on CNBC was wrong there is a separate customer now surely there's overlap and what not. But Amazon has captured all if not you know. 98% of that convenience or any consumer and you know that is a great place to be when you have a lot of these recessionary wins because they're not as impacted as the value or any consumer. Jason: [32:57] Yeah no I do I think you're 100% right like this gets complicated because these are such large numbers but the way I think of it there's 240 million households in the United States of America there is more than 100 million. Prime households right so the you know a significant chunk of America shop Amazon and have Prime, 190 million households shop Walmart so basically all you know the vast majority of America except for rich people in New York and California shop Walmart so you can't talk about oh, there's a Walmart customer and there's an Amazon Customer because the vast majority of customers go to both places but. [33:38] There's a core customer that spends most of their money at these two places that is likely very different right so there's these these higher net worth individuals that spend the bulk of their discretionary money Amazon that are way more insulated from inflation than the average Walmart consumer that spends the bulk of their money there and then. A big difference in this inflationary period is if you're a cord customer that shops at Walmart or Target. You have more economic instability so you're spending more of your dollars on Essentials versus nice to haves right and guess where you get your Essentials Walmart and Target like that's still where you get your food. And so at Walmart the mix shifts right instead of buying a cool outfit you're buying more proteins for your family. But that that Amazon customer is both more affluent and therefore less impacted by by inflation and they probably don't get their protein from Amazon. Right so like we Amazon doesn't see their quote-unquote essential spending they only see their discretionary spending so they don't have the same. Dynamics like causing their mix to shift to less profitable mixes in a recession so I do think in that way. The economic headwinds facing Walmart and Target are very different than the ones facing Amazon. Scot: [35:05] You know if you are getting your protein from Amazon it's probably at a Whole Foods where I have a feeling that consumers pretty resilient based on. Jason: [35:13] Yeah which and again people do but like a see a statistically insignificant period of like whole food is less than 4% of the grocery market so yeah. Scot: [35:23] Well our are like Kroger and those folks feeling I don't track them as. Jason: [35:27] Yeah the so again they have less discretionary right so yeah they're they're doing pretty well like they're benefiting like a lot of the items in Kroger are impacted by inflation so there's their sales are up um the you know. They're like the discretionary retailers are losing more dollars to the grocer so it's I'm not saying that that the grocer particularly love the current circumstances they're in but but they are like if you navigate them right there economically favorable. Scot: [36:03] But then because it's not Walmart where interest or you're making the toys there's there's a loser somewhere and it's pie like a Macy's and JC Penney you're probably going to get hammered I would imagine because there's you know if Walmarts telling us people aren't buying much apparel than this kind of start Rippling through all these other places. Jason: [36:18] Yeah or I'll give you an even more painful example Bed Bath & Beyond. Scot: [36:22] Yeah yes Father they're not doing well. Okay let's peel the onion on this a little bit so Revenue grew 7.2 percent year-over-year to 120 1.2 billion and that exceeded the expectations of 119 billion by about 2 billion. So not a huge huge beat but again it was such a bad setup that that it seemed like. You know what a miracle in somewhere North America this is really interesting when you kind of look inside of Revenue North America came in at 74 billion and then expectation was sixty seven billion so that was a really that was almost like a 10% Len. But then International was a miss it was 27 verses 32 billion. Everything I forgot to say that the top and everything we do is outside of the impact of financial currency moves so it's called X FX and Wall Street parlance which which is important because the, currency moves are gyrating around like crazy right now so you swirl that together and that's where you get your North America was up seven, International is all five so that's how you get your two billion dollar win but it's really interesting because if you look at Amazon's North America they were up 14 percent year-over-year which Compares very favorably to your US Department of Commerce data. Jason: [37:44] Yeah yeah no that's a and again like, I look at this all in Aggregate and say this is a solid quarter in a challenging climate for Amazon and yeah they have performed the the industry average despite being one of the largest players. Scot: [38:04] Yeah and then you know a mere like less than a week after Walmart said they were going from kind of ten percent to one percent profit margin Amazon's gross margins improved 45 percent year over year versus the consensus 43 percent so that, that was the one that really yeah I think people are like well if they make revenues surely they're going to go out and readjust their profits and it's going to be really hard so they came in with an operating income of 3.3 billion and this was in our Sunday called out an incremental for billion of increased cost but that was offset from improved fulfillment center Ops so I think what's going on is they built out the Fulfillment center capacity so crazily and they'll since the pandemic they were basically just standing them up and just you know getting stuff out as quickly as possible. [38:51] And then this quarter they kind of came back and where they use this phraseology invest in Harvest so they go in these different modes so they're able to come out of invest mode and look around and say well. You know in 2020 we sure we're setting up fulfillment centers kind of crazily lets you know we need to tweak, this this and this and then I want to have billion dollars of operational efficiency came out of that they called out some areas that are increasing and expense are. Ews expenses so those sit there and use a lot of electricity which a lot of electricity is off fossil fuels and then I think I think computers are getting more expensive I guess that must be a chip related thing you said Electronics but that's probably like big screen TVs anyway. Then obviously they called out fuel as an area and then they have a particularly large amount of money going into digital. With the funding with digital content with the funding of The Lord of the Rings series coming out and then they also bought Thursday Night Football so they called those out is as expense items. And as I mentioned at the top third-party one today. And then looking inside of there we talked about that seller Services grew nine point one percent year over year to twenty seven point four billion and I think whenever any of these things, grow faster than the Baseline of 7% and they're higher-margin they're going to drop that much more dollars to the bottom line. [40:20] So there was that and then I don't know anything about ads so I'll kick that one over to you. Jason: [40:27] Yeah speaking of things that drop Towers to the bottom line so that the ad units is a reminder is a. This business Amazon has had for a while but only broke out as a separate segment recently and so now it's fun to see it every quarter so it Q2 of 2022 was up 21% versus, the second quarter last year, um if you add up the last four quarters of Ed Revenue its thirty four billion dollars in ads than Amazon selling and Amazon doesn't tell us the profitability of these individual segments but most people estimate that like. [41:06] Worst the advertising business is probably a 75% gross margin business so, 75% gross margins on thirty four billion dollars makes the ad business more profitable than AWS for Amazon so, um Healthy Growth again you think about all the other people selling ads Google Facebook snap, um you know really struggling but Amazon you know continues to grow and they're already the third largest advertising Network in the US so, that's pretty impressive, side note you know every other retailer in the world is trying to replicate this this new ad business than Amazon has invented and they're all doing it you know with great success at a much smaller scale. Um so that you know the ad dollars are shifting from these, kind of top of funnel content providers to these bottom of the funnel retail networks that have first-party data and don't have all these idea of a. Problems that the others are facing so that's. [42:10] The ad business you know separately Amazon Amazon has this subscription business which is mostly Prime but a few other things mixed in there and, you would expect that to be slowing down because they've you know hit they've saturated they probably have half of us households have Prime accounts but that's still growing at 14% which again. [42:31] Is pretty impressive and I think that's a picking up the rate of growth from last quarter so it's super interesting impressive to me that these, these plati sticky Echo systems are particularly strong and Amazon and then of course everyone always talks about AWS, you know I get and we'll talk about this later but we get all these annoying tweets that like oh the only profitable part of Amazon is a WS and it's great it is great right and revenue there was almost 20 billion dollars in nineteen point seven billion, which is well ahead of the confessed consensus estimates it's a decent margin business so I think there is a lot of hardware and electronic electricity, behind that business but it's still pretty high margins and you know a lot of the world hasn't moved to the crowd yet so it WS has a lot of, Headroom in its Tam but a lot of folks were worried that in these economic uncertainty times that I see shops would be slowing down their migration in the cloud and therefore AWS would, would take a hit and I want to say Microsoft announced a slower rate of growth before Amazon so there was an expectation there that might not be an awesome number and and again it was pretty solid solid beat for for AWS. Scot: [43:52] Yeah so that's kind of the different operating units and then, you know again wall Street's kind of a what have you done for me lately so then everyone's like well this is an anomaly surely surely you're not going to be able to repeat this and everyone said number one stop calling me Shirley and then number two Amazon put out Q3 guidance and basically both the revenue of that guidance and the prophet were well ahead of what Wall Street had been thinking. The the revenue guidance was 125 to 130 billion which at the midpoint is 15 percent growth so are one was was quite pleased by that it basically made it feel like they were feeling very strong because remember this is all 727 so Amazon's got 27 date they got about a third of the quarter already in the books and it basically was a signal Amazon saying yeah we feel pretty good about the quarter right now and Amazon had prime day in the books as well so that was good and then. [44:54] Do anything Wall Street loves more than a beat and then raised so the beat is current quarter and then the Rays was the going forward quarter is Abby trays in a buyback so then they also said oh and by the way we bought 3.3 billion dollars worth of stock in the quarter because we felt like the price the stock was was kind of left so so that was all very very well received and and really made Amazon stand out from from me up substantially from the other both retailers and add companies that had previously reported. Jason: [45:27] Yeah so. Scot: [45:28] And then you got Mean Tweets go. Jason: [45:30] Yeah so here's what's annoying so I would say that that's a terrific quarter for Amazon given the economic climate and you know frankly exceeded my expectations and in a number of areas. But you do know there's room for lots of different interpretation and a bunch of folks on Twitter like zoomed in on the profitability of the US retail sector was down and you know they jump on this whole like see this is what we've always been saying retails unprofitable it's a loss leader for Amazon, you know really Amazon is just about a WS and this like you know Silly retail thing is just a sideshow and there's no way to make money on it. How do they get away with a lot sweeter thing Jason don't I have that right like I got a bunch of tweets like that and I didn't respond because. I'm not articulate enough to answer in a short tweet so hopefully it will make everyone listen to this this whole podcast, but I would say you guys are all wow like it was a terrific quarter for Amazon retail like and there's two things you're missing Gap profit is not the same thing as how many dollars flow to your bank account right like, um you know how much money Amazon decides to invest in new warehouses that are going to pay off in the future dramatically affects their. [46:51] And so it's almost silly to look at Gap profit to say whether Amazon retailers a good business or not but more importantly. Um all these profitable businesses that everyone's talking about exist only because of retail right so that ad business I just talked about. [47:10] People aren't coming to Amazon to consume ads they're coming to Amazon to buy stuff in the ad show up right, um and the other business that's impossible for Amazon to lose money on that's growing wildly is merchant services that you hit on, um the merchant services are because Merchants want to sell stuff on Amazon on the retail platform and so it's a little when people are talking about oh gosh the retail business and Amazon's a loser but the ad business is profitable, that's a little bit like saying. The content creation business in b.c. is a total loser but the ad business at MBC is a winner right like know that they're only able to sell ads because they create that content and in the same way. Amazon is only able to make money on Merchant Services and ads and to some extent on subscriptions because of this, vibrant strong retail business um that you know has more favorable characteristics than a lot of other big retailers in this current inflationary potentially recessionary environment so I'm sorry guys I just I think you're wrong and wildly oversimplifying Amazon's business model and economic circumstances. Scot: [48:22] Yet another framing that's kind of fun is after retails been around for what like I guess even longer but I get I was here Sears like 150 years or something. And you have all that history and it took Jeff Bezos to figure out hey you can actually glom on these really profitable high margin businesses and make the whole thing better and there's a synergy synergy inside of there that enables you to like they did this quarter where they can dial things up and down don't you think Walmart had more of that right now or Target or you know Macy's or any of these other retailers so so in a way I think they're missing the point there to just pick out this one piece that can't be unintegrated and say that it's doing bad because you have to take the whole enchilada because they designed you know retail 2.0, by mixing all these things together in a unique way no one figured out till they did. Jason: [49:21] Yeah no hundred percent so so Props to Amazon and keep on keeping on. I did want to I think we're over on time but I just wanted to just like briefly hit on a couple non earnings related topics just to wet people's whistle so. Hey we talked about prime day there's a pretty significant week that there's going to be a second prime Day this year so a lot so a number of journalists have seen internal documents. That talked about a thing called Prime Early Access sale which is scheduled to happen this fall. And so most of us interpret that as likely going to be October which again is when they accidentally had Prime in 2020 because of covid-19. So look for more there but like potentially Amazon will have a second prime day to me that's really interesting because. I feel like the first Prime day at this point is mostly about comps and people turn to match last year's Prime day and it's I'm not sure it's necessarily totally additive but adding a new sail if it. [50:26] Works and capture sales in October that could be interesting so. I found that super interesting Amazon launched a new product that maybe is only cool to me but it's called retail store analytics and this is they're taking all the data from all the cameras and all the just walk out stores and they're selling it back to the brands. So you know just like a you know a cpg can go to Amazon and find out how many glances they got on their their product detail page and how many add to carts they got, they can now find out in a Whole Foods how many people looked at their package on the Shelf versus how many people bought it so there, they're monetizing all the customer insights they're getting from these brick-and-mortar stores using all those cameras which I thought was pretty cool. And then the last thing I'll leave people with is there were some significant articles talking about internal week memos about Amazon trimming its private label and its private label largely being. Unsuccessful and Amazon potentially moving away from private label and. Like I don't think those articles are wrong but I would just throw 11 piece of caution when you interpret those articles. [51:35] I've seen no evidence that Amazon's moving away from any of its successful private-label initiatives, so so what's happening Amazon has a huge amount of private labels they have a ton of Brands they invented a bunch of them never got traction never caught on never had significant sales and I do think they're doing a rationalization of all of those, but there still are Amazon private label brands, they're doing quite well and it appears the Amazon is doubling down on those so I guess what I would say is that they're really focused on the head tail private labeled it's doing well in there, they're kind of rationalizing the long tail that was not doing well so that is all of the Amazon news, and it's a good thing because we've blown through our lot of time once again as always if you found this episode valuable we sure would appreciate that five star review on iTunes. Scot: [52:33] Thanks everyone and until next time. Jason: [52:37] Happy commercing!

Microsoft 365 Developer Podcast
TeamsJS SDK Update with Alicia Lu

Microsoft 365 Developer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 36:06


In this episode Jeremy talks to Alicia Lu about the new features of the Teams JS SDK v2.0 updates that allow you to build your apps across multiple Microsoft 365 surfaces like Outlook, Office.com and Microsoft Teams. Links from the show: Extend Teams apps across Microsoft 365 (preview) - Teams Build collaborative apps with Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 services Microsoft Teams JS SDK v2 is now generally available - Microsoft 365 Developer Blog GitHub - OfficeDev/microsoft-teams-library-js: JavaScript library for use by Microsoft Teams apps GitHub - OfficeDev/TeamsFx: Developer tools for building Teams apps https://www.linkedin.com/in/alicia-lu/ Microsoft News Microsoft Ignite Join us at the first Microsoft Power Platform Conference Sept 20-22 Introducing the Azure Developer CLI (azd): A faster way to build apps for the cloud Restricted access to Microsoft Teams data via EWS starts September 30, 2022 - Microsoft 365 Developer Blog Community Links What's new? Unboxing the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) v1.15 My experiences and an approach to implementing Power Platform Dev Ops with the Power Platform Toolchain: Introduction

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
Snowshoe 2022 Post-Race Show

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 63:00 Very Popular


The sixth round of the 2022 Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup took place this weekend in Snowshoe. That means it's time to sit down with Eliot Jackson and Neko Mulally to hear all about it. We chat about the crazy conditions, rolling the dice, new faces on the podium and plenty more. So sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Eliot Jackson and Neko Mulally. If you want to join us LIVE next week for the Mont Sainte Anne post-race show, head to this link and get your ticket www.goreggy.com/org/downtime-podcast/events/downtime-podcast-post-race-show-live. It will take place at 10am EST, 3pm BST and 4pm CEST on Sunday 7th August. Come along and ask your own questions. Supported By Maxxis Tyres Maxxis is synonymous with performance and racing and is the winningest brand in the history of World Cup and EWS racing. No matter where or how you ride, Maxxis has the tyres for you with a wide range of tread patterns, casing and compound options. You can check out the entire range of Maxxis tyres over at Maxxis.com, and find the tyres at your local Maxxis dealer. You can also give them a follow on instagram where they are @maxxisbike. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 2 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast, expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep and you'll be able to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage. Merch If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don't forget to subscribe. It's free and means you'll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it's available. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday, full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.com/episodes Photo - Nathan Hughes

Dirt Church MTB
DCMTB - ep. 18 (Adam Craig)

Dirt Church MTB

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 57:32


Olimpian, SSWC winner, and all around great dude joins us this week as we talk about the Maine bike seen, buddy.  We talked trail building, EWS, and Strava. Eli and Rob take the wheel on this one as Matt fights the Vid.

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
Snowshoe 2022 Pre-Race Show

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 36:07 Very Popular


The sixth round of the 2022 Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup takes place in Snowshoe, USA this weekend. So we're kicking off the race week by chatting with coach to the stars, Chris Kilmurray aka PointOne Athletic. We chat about Snowshoe's ability to create chaos, the track, jet lag, lost luggage and plenty more. So sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Chris Kilmurray. Supported By Maxxis Tyres Maxxis is synonymous with performance and racing and is the winningest brand in the history of World Cup and EWS racing. No matter where or how you ride, Maxxis has the tyres for you with a wide range of tread patterns, casing and compound options. You can check out the entire range of Maxxis tyres over at Maxxis.com, and find the tyres at your local Maxxis dealer. You can also give them a follow on instagram where they are @maxxisbike. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 2 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast, expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep and you'll be able to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage. Merch If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don't forget to subscribe. It's free and means you'll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it's available. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday, full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.com/episodes Photo -Callie Horwath

Singletracks Mountain Bike News
How a Lack of Strength and Fitness Contribute to Injury Risk for Bikers

Singletracks Mountain Bike News

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 63:13 Very Popular


This week we're re-sharing one of our favorite podcast episodes, and we'll be back next week with an all-new show. Dee Tidwell is a professional coach and the founder of Train to Ride which provides cycling-specific training programs and plans for mountain biking, road, gravel, and moto riding. He's also a two time Big Mountain Enduro Master's Champ and has worked with countless professional athletes including members of the Yeti/Fox Factory professional EWS race team. We ask Dee: What is the Performance Pyramid, and how does it work? Walk us through each level. Is it OK to skip some of the lower levels and jump right to the top? How electric mountain bike riding and racing this differ from more traditional mountain bike training? Do you find that people really hate cardio so much that they avoid training altogether? Is equipment cost an excuse people use for not working on getting stronger? Is soft tissue therapy something folks can work on at home with foam rollers and massage guns, or is this one area where working with a physical or massage therapist in person is beneficial? Have you seen a shift in the mix of your clients over the years between racers and folks who just want to ride for fun? What are the risks associated with over training? How do you know if you're over training? Why is full body strength so important for mountain biking? How are golf and cycling related in terms of fitness and mobility? Is it true that mountain biking is the new golf? How can riders deal with pain and fatigue on long rides? How does a lack of strength or fitness contribute to our risk for injury? What can we do to have more fun on the mountain bike next season? Find more information about Dee and learn about training programs at TrainToRide.com. ✏️ A written transcript of this conversation is available to Singletracks Pro supporters: singletracks.com/support --Keep up with the latest in mountain biking at Singletracks.com and on Instagram @singletracks --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/singletracks/support

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
Andorra 2022 Post-Race Show

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 68:26 Very Popular


The fifth round of the 2022 Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup took place this weekend in Andorra. That means it's time to sit down with Eliot Jackson and Neko Mulally to hear all about it. We chat about the insanely fast and dusty track, Aaron Gwin's return to form, huge mistakes and more. So sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Eliot Jackson and Neko Mulally. Supported By Maxxis Tyres Maxxis is synonymous with performance and racing and is the winningest brand in the history of World Cup and EWS racing. No matter where or how you ride, Maxxis has the tyres for you with a wide range of tread patterns, casing and compound options. You can check out the entire range of Maxxis tyres over at Maxxis.com, and find the tyres at your local Maxxis dealer. You can also give them a follow on instagram where they are @maxxisbike. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 2 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast, expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep and you'll be able to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage. Merch If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don't forget to subscribe. It's free and means you'll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it's available. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday, full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.com/episodes Photo - Nathan Hughes

Bikes & Big Ideas
Eric Olsen on Bikepacking the EWS

Bikes & Big Ideas

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 59:31


Racing the EWS for the first time is a daunting prospect, but Eric Olsen decided to spice things up by bike touring between the first three rounds to boot. So right after his return from Europe, we sat down with Eric to talk about where the idea came from and what his goals were for the trip; how things went, including encountering golf-ball-sized hail & (almost) running over a bunch of schoolchildren; raising money for World Bicycle Relief & the idea of bikes as transportation; how his fellow racers reacted; his company, Jank Components; and a whole lot more.TOPICS & TIMES:Tour de EWS inspiration (3:25)Goals for the trip (6:01)Route & itinerary (9:53)Golf-ball-sized hail & other memorable moments (14:50)People's reactions (18:20)Packing a bike & gear (25:48)Racing after bike touring (33:37)EWS prep & track walks (35:45)Running over schoolchildren (37:37)Race support & self-sufficiency (43:13)European bike touring culture (44:43)World Bicycle Relief fundraiser (46:56)Lessons learned & teasers for the future (48:50)Jank Components (54:19)Eric's Big Idea (57:25)RELATED LINKS:Tour de EWS BlogBecome a Blister MemberBlister LabsThis Week's Gear GiveawayBlister Mountain Bike Buyer's GuideOUR OTHER PODCASTSOff The CouchGEAR:30Blister Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
Finn Iles & Kev Joly – The Work Required to Put a Prototype Bike on the Podium

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 60:27


Finn Iles and Kev Joly are a rider/mechanic combo that are doing big things in World Cup downhill racing right now. With two 2nd places already this season, despite Finn suffering a pretty serious concussion earlier in the season. We sat down to chat about how they work together and get some insight into the processes that they use which enabled them to take a brand new prototype bike and race it to second place on its first-ever race outing. That result shows how well these two work together and how well they understand the challenges of setting up a fast race bike. We also chat about Finn's concussion and how he approached his return to riding and racing. This was a super interesting conversation for me, with some incredible insight into just how good the top teams are. So sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Finn Iles and Kev Joly. You can find Finn Iles on Instagram @finniles and Kev @kevjoly and the team @specializedgravity. Supporting Partners Magura I've been using the Magura MT7 Pro brakes since late last year, and I recently posted that they were the best brakes I've ever used. A couple of people got in touch to as if that was really the case and my honest answer is yes they are. The power is insane, but it's totally controllable, and they are the only brakes that I've been able to keep working just as well as when I first fitted them. What's more, Magura have their #customizeyourbrake programme which allows you to get the brake set up perfectly for you, as you can change the brake lever, the pads, the discs and make some aesthetic changes too. You can check out the entire range of Magura brakes, and the #customizeyourbrake programme over at magura.com. Leatt I've been using some of Leatt's most recent collection of clothing and I've been really impressed. For me there have been a few stand out items. The Trail 1.0 Jacket is super small and lightweight and is the perfect jacket to get you out of trouble. Stick it in your pack and forget about it. The Trail 1.0 Jersey is ultra-lightweight and has panels of Ice Yarn which is made of recycled coffee and has a cooling touch effect. The Trail 3.0 Shorts are cut slim, stretchy and super comfortable to wear. They also come with a top quality Italian made chamois liner. If you want to check out what Leatt have to offer, then you can see the entire range at leatt.com and get hold of them at your local bike shop or online. CushCore Want to go bigger, corner harder and ride faster with total confidence then CushCore have got you covered. The first choice of a huge amount of the top EWS and DH racers, CushCore is way more than just an insert to reduce your chance of punctures. CushCore really does change the way your bike rides for the better. Head over to cushcore.com and check it out. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 2 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast. It expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage or you can purchase EP1, or EP2 on their own too. Merch If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast.

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
Andorra 2022 Pre-Race Show

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 29:59


The racing is coming thick and fast and the fifth round of the 2022 Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup takes place in Andorra this weekend. So we're kicking off the race week by chatting with coach to the stars, Chris Kilmurray aka PointOne Athletic. We chat about the brand new track that's been built for the race, the insanely hot weather for the week, the current state of play and plenty more. So sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Chris Kilmurray. Supported By Maxxis Tyres Maxxis is synonymous with performance and racing and is the winningest brand in the history of World Cup and EWS racing. No matter where or how you ride, Maxxis has the tyres for you with a wide range of tread patterns, casing and compound options. You can check out the entire range of Maxxis tyres over at Maxxis.com, and find the tyres at your local Maxxis dealer. You can also give them a follow on instagram where they are @maxxisbike. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 2 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast, expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep and you'll be able to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage. Merch If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don't forget to subscribe. It's free and means you'll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it's available. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday, full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.com/episodes Photo - Dan Hearn

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
Lenzerheide 2022 Post-Race Show

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 72:10 Very Popular


The fourth round of the 2022 Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup took place this weekend in Lenzerheide. That means it's time to sit down with Eliot Jackson and Neko Mulally to hear all about it. We chat about the changes to the track, the intensity of the racing, some of those incredible performances and more. So sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Eliot Jackson and Neko Mulally. Supported By Maxxis Tyres Maxxis is synonymous with performance and racing and is the winningest brand in the history of World Cup and EWS racing. No matter where or how you ride, Maxxis has the tyres for you with a wide range of tread patterns, casing and compound options. You can check out the entire range of Maxxis tyres over at Maxxis.com, and find the tyres at your local Maxxis dealer. You can also give them a follow on instagram where they are @maxxisbike. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 2 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast, expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep and you'll be able to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage. Merch If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don't forget to subscribe. It's free and means you'll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it's available. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday, full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.com/episodes Photo - Nathan Hughes

The Inside Line Podcast - Vital MTB
TRILL WILL - The Inside Line

The Inside Line Podcast - Vital MTB

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 89:50


Will Washam, also known as Trill Will, is on the Inside Line podcast today. If you've raced a Downhill Southeast, watched one of their race replays or attended a recent National Champs gravity event, you have heard him making the calls as commentator. We talk about his journey into mountain biking, finding his way into announcing duties over the years and more.Thanks to jensonusa.com for supporting The Inside Line. They have their Independence Day sale going on right now with big savings on bikes, components and riding gear. Summer is here, so make sure you and your bike are ready for shredding. Use coupon code InsideLine, all one word, at check out and receive 10% off qualifying items.Maxxis tires are stacking wins this year with Richie Rude winning the latest EWS, Jesse Melamed winning the week before, Vali Holl taking a Crankworx DH win in Innsbruck and Matt Walker winning the Leogang World Cup downhill. Hit up maxxis.com to find the mountain bike tire that best suits your riding style and conditions and maybe you'll be on the podium at your next race, too.Santa Cruz bicycles just launched the new Hightower 29er trail bike with 145mm of rear travel, internal frame storage and 5 size options. Hit our site to see our first ride review with our tech editor Jason Schroeder ripping the trail in Oakridge, Oregon, or hit up www.santacruzbicycles.com to learn more about this do-it-all trail smasher! Don't forget, they offer free, lifetime bearing replacement on their full-squish frames, too!

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
Lenzerheide 2022 Pre-Race Show

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 43:51


The fourth round of the 2022 Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup is in Lenzerheide this weekend. So we're kicking off the race week by chatting with coach to the stars, Chris Kilmurray aka PointOne Athletic. We chat about changes to the track, the weather for the week, key sections, the current state of play and plenty more. So sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Chris Kilmurray. Supported By Maxxis Tyres Maxxis is synonymous with performance and racing and is the winningest brand in the history of World Cup and EWS racing. No matter where or how you ride, Maxxis has the tyres for you with a wide range of tread patterns, casing and compound options. You can check out the entire range of Maxxis tyres over at Maxxis.com, and find the tyres at your local Maxxis dealer. You can also give them a follow on instagram where they are @maxxisbike. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 2 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast, expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep and you'll be able to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage. Merch If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don't forget to subscribe. It's free and means you'll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it's available. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday, full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.com/episodes Photo - Nathan Hughes

The OTB Podcast
Has Crankworx lost its shine, is EWS just a bunch of DH race runs and who is going to win Lenzerheide?

The OTB Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 79:12


More off topic discussions this week with Red Dog, KB and Lester, we talk Crankworx, EWS, Tour de France, a Cycling World Championship of every discipline but on one bike and we even talk about DH racing! Troy Lee Designs joins the show as a sponsor too!

The Inside Line Podcast - Vital MTB
ROB WARNER - The Inside Line Archives

The Inside Line Podcast - Vital MTB

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 99:50 Very Popular


We're going to take a trip back in time to 2018 with a previously aired Inside Line featuring Rob Warner. If you didn't know, after this 2022 season, Red Bull will no longer produce the Live webcasts of World Cup Downhill and Cross Country as the UCI sold those rights to the Discovery channel through 2030. Upon hearing the news, I asked Rob if he would still be involved as race commentator, hopeful for a "yes" answer because he has been such an integral part of what makes those shows so exciting to watch. This was his reply, "after this year, it's highly unlikely I'll be commentating on any UCI MTB World Cups for the foreseeable future." and he left it at that. With that answer, I thought it was a great time to revisit our interview from 4 years ago to showcase just how much passion he has for what he does.Thanks to jensonusa.com for supporting The Inside Line. They have their Independence Day sale going on right now with big savings on bikes, components and riding gear. Summer is here, so make sure you and your bike are ready for shredding. Use coupon code InsideLine, all one word, at check out and receive 10% off qualifying items.Maxxis tires are stacking wins this year with Richie Rude winning the latest EWS, Jesse Melamed winning the week before, Vali Holl taking a Crankworx DH win in Innsbruck and Matt Walker winning the Leogang World Cup downhill. Hit up maxxis.com to find the mountain bike tire that best suits your riding style and conditions and maybe you'll be on the podium at your next race, too.Santa Cruz bicycles just launched the new Hightower 29er trail bike with 145mm of rear travel, internal frame storage and 5 size options. Hit our site to see our first ride review with our tech editor Jason Schroeder ripping the trail in Oakridge, Oregon, or hit up www.santacruzbicycles.com to learn more about this do-it-all trail smasher! Don't forget, they offer free, lifetime bearing replacement on their full-squish frames, too!Engage time travel....now.

Electronic Wireless Show
#192 - The Best Weather In Games Special

Electronic Wireless Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 53:53


This week Matthew is away, and since he is the real agent of chaos, Nate and I have a remarkably sensible conversation about different weather and seasons in a lot of games. Who'd have thought? Not me. And in fact there is weather in all sorts of places you wouldn't expect to look. Don't worry, though, because we find time to talk about how our weeks have been, as well as a bit where I tell Nate there's going to be a survival crafting game set in Moria and he gets excited. Also, stay tuned for a Cavern Of Lies where Nate does a lot of cowboy voices. And shout out to John for sending in cheery EWS fan game Aquarium Assault: Dark Day For A Dogfish!

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
Louise-Anna Ferguson – When Having Fun and Talent Combine

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 67:21


Louise-Anna Ferguson is a Scottish born, Queenstown based rider who's been quietly getting on with riding a bike insanely well across multiple disciplines. 2022 is a big year for Louise-Anna where she's already taken part in Red Bull Formation, taken a top 20 in her first EWS and 4th place in Leogang at her second ever world cup after missing a day of practice. We sat down in the Tweed Valley to chat about her story so far, her experience in New Zealand, at Red Bull Formation and her plans for the future. With riders like this around, the future is very bright. So sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Louise-Anna Ferguson. You can follow Louise-Anna on Instagram @louise_anna__. Supporting Partners We Are One Composites I've been using WeAreOne wheels for nearly 4 years now and I'm a massive fan. I'm currently running a Faction 29er up front and a Union 27.5 in the rear and I love them. I feel like they strike a lovely balance of being precise but not so stiff that they punish you for being a millimetre offline. The quality and finish of the product is also second to none. As a downtime listener, you can get 15% off any Onyx Vesper wheelsets and all rim-only products from WeAreOne until 31st July 2022. All you need to do is to use the code ‘VESPER15' at the checkout over on weareonecomposites.com. Cycology Cycology aren't afraid to stand out from the crowd and have a wide range of incredible quality riding kit for you. A direct to consumer model means the quality is amazing for the price that you pay and what's even better is that until 5th July you can get 20% off their entire range by using the code 'DOWNTIME20' on the checkout over at cycologygear.co.uk. Head over and check out the range now. There's a very clever online sizing app to help you choose the right size, free shipping for all orders over £25 and 90 day money back returns too, so you can order with no worries. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 2 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast. It expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage or you can purchase EP1, or EP2 on their own too. Merch If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don't forget to subscribe. Each episode will get delivered to your device as soon as it's available and it's totally free. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday. Full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.com/episodes Photo - Jay French

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
Richie Rude & Shaun Hughes – The Rider/Mechanic Relationship

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 77:32


Richie Rude and Shaun Hughes are a rider/mechanic pairing that have seen huge amounts of success together, so getting the chance to chat to them together and delve into that relationship was really interesting to me. We sat down just ahead of the first EWS of the year, which, by the way, Richie won. We chat about how they met, the transition from downhill to enduro racing and get into how their relationship works. Hear about the psychological side of supporting each other, why Shaun rides practice, how key Jared Graves has been and plenty more. So sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Richie Rude and Shaun Hughes. You can follow Richie on Instagram @richie_rude1 and Shaun @yetipolarbear_1. Supporting Partners We Are One Composites I've been using WeAreOne wheels for nearly 4 years now and I'm a massive fan. I'm currently running a Faction 29er up front and a Union 27.5 in the rear and I love them. I feel like they strike a lovely balance of being precise but not so stiff that they punish you for being a millimetre offline. The quality and finish of the product is also second to none. As a downtime listener, you can get 15% off any Onyx Vesper wheelsets and all rim-only products from WeAreOne until 31st July 2022. All you need to do is to use the code ‘VESPER15' at the checkout over on weareonecomposites.com. Cycology Cycology aren't afraid to stand out from the crowd and have a wide range of incredible quality riding kit for you. A direct to consumer model means the quality is amazing for the price that you pay and what's even better is that until 5th July you can get 20% off their entire range by using the code 'DOWNTIME20' on the checkout over at cycologygear.co.uk. Head over and check out the range now. There's a very clever online sizing app to help you choose the right size, free shipping for all orders over £25 and 90 day money back returns too, so you can order with no worries. CushCore Want to go bigger, corner harder and ride faster with total confidence then CushCore have got you covered. The first choice of a huge amount of the top EWS and DH racers, CushCore is way more than just an insert to reduce your chance of punctures. CushCore really does change the way your bike rides for the better. Head over to cushcore.com and check it out. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 1 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast. It expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage. Merch If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don't forget to subscribe. Each episode will get delivered to your device as soon as it's available and it's totally free. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday. Full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
Leogang 2022 Post-Race Show

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 61:13 Very Popular


The third round of the 2022 Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup took place this weekend in Leogang. The racing was insane, and I'm joined by Eliot Jackson and Neko Mulally to chat all about it. We'll find out about the track, the conditions and discuss some of the incredible performances. So sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Eliot Jackson and Neko Mulally. Supported By Maxxis Tyres Maxxis is synonymous with performance and racing and is the winningest brand in the history of World Cup and EWS racing. No matter where or how you ride, Maxxis has the tyres for you with a wide range of tread patterns, casing and compound options. You can check out the entire range of Maxxis tyres over at Maxxis.com, and find the tyres at your local Maxxis dealer. You can also give them a follow on instagram where they are @maxxisbike. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 1 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast, expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep and you'll be able to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage. Merch If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don't forget to subscribe. It's free and means you'll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it's available. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday, full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.com/episodes Photo - Nathan Hughes

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
Leogang 2022 Pre-Race Show

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 46:17 Very Popular


The third round of the 2022 Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup is in Leogang this weekend, so we're kicking off the race week by chatting with coach to the stars, Chris Kilmurray aka PointOne Athletic. We chat about the track, the weather, absences from riders like Loic, Tahnée and Reece and plenty more. So sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Chris Kilmurray. Supported By Maxxis Tyres Maxxis is synonymous with performance and racing and is the winningest brand in the history of World Cup and EWS racing. No matter where or how you ride, Maxxis has the tyres for you with a wide range of tread patterns, casing and compound options. You can check out the entire range of Maxxis tyres over at Maxxis.com, and find the tyres at your local Maxxis dealer. You can also give them a follow on instagram where they are @maxxisbike. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 1 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast, expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep and you'll be able to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage. Merch If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don't forget to subscribe. It's free and means you'll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it's available. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday, full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.com/episodes Photo - Nathan Hughes

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
Katy Winton Takeover – EWS Debrief with Innes Graham and Chris Hall

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 59:12 Very Popular


So as you might already know, Chris decided that he wanted to give EWS a go, and over the last 6 months or so has been getting ready for the EWS100 here in the Tweed Valley. Today Katy Winton is asking the questions and we're going to be finding out all about Chris' first ever EWS experience. Alongside Chris, is Innes Graham. A past guest of the show and ex-world cup downhill racer, Innes also made the decision to race his first EWS this year, but rather than the 100, he's in the pro category and took an incredible 3rd place on his first try. We'll be chatting about their motivations for taking part, their preparation and the race itself as well as looking at the differences between competing at amateur and pro level. So sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Innes Graham and Chris, hosted by the one and only Katy Winton. You can follow Katy on Instagram @misswinton and Innes @innesgrahambike.The Strength Factory training programme that was the main reason I was able to complete this event is here. Supporting Partners We Are One Composites I've been using WeAreOne wheels for nearly 4 years now and I'm a massive fan. I'm currently running a Faction 29er up front and a Union 27.5 in the rear and I love them. I feel like they strike a lovely balance of being precise but not so stiff that they punish you for being a millimetre offline. The quality and finish of the product is also second to none. As a downtime listener, you can get 15% off any Onyx Vesper wheelsets and all rim-only products from WeAreOne until 31st July 2022. All you need to do is to use the code ‘VESPER15' at the checkout over on weareonecomposites.com. Canyon Canyon have just launched their massively updated Strive, which is a no compromises enduro race bike. Designed with feedback from the Canyon race team, including Jack Moir and Fabien Barel, alongside Canyon's talented engineering teams pushing the limits of what's possible, the new Strive is a force to be reckoned with. Designed to be the fastest bike over any given enduro, it uses Shapeshifter technology to provide a bike that descends and climbs like nothing you've ridden before. You can check out the new Strive over at canyon.com. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 1 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast. It expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage. Merch If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don't forget to subscribe. Each episode will get delivered to your device as soon as it's available and it's totally free. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday. Full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.com/episodes Photo - JWDT Photo

Matt's Week in Review
Matt's Week in Review 06/02/2022

Matt's Week in Review

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 10:04


This week's headlines: Cinelli's parent company aquired by Asobi Ventures out of Texas Shimano pulls Di2 compatibility from Hammerhead products following SRAM's aquisition "Leaked" photos from a recent EWS race suggest that SRAM is developing an e-bike motor Shimano GRX High Polish limited edition groupset Shimano GRX carbon wheels Nukeproof Digger gravel bike gets more shreddy Cane Creek eeSilk suspension stem with lockout Camelback "Fusion" reservior gets rid of the screw-on cap

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
Improve Your Race Preparation and Mindset With Olly Morris

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 69:10 Very Popular


Olly Morris as an experienced coach and elite level rider who works with both the Mondraker downhill team and Laurie Greenland. With my attempt at the EWS100 just around the corner, I decided it was time to give Olly a call and get his help. We chat about how to approach the race to give myself the best possible chance of performing well. From classifying stages to finding the rhythm of a trail, there is some great advice here. We also catch up on how Olly has been working with the Mondraker team riders this season and get some insight into Laurie's performance at the Fort William world cup from Olly's perspective. So sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Olly Morris. You can follow Olly on Instagram @ollym1 and find his coaching website here. Supporting Partners CushCore I've been using CushCore for a few years now and yeah they help protect your rims, but what I really love is what they do to the way the bike rides. The bike is more damped, it rolls faster and maintains momentum better over rough terrain. They really do allow you to go bigger, corner harder, and ride faster with total confidence. CushCore have amassed 24 EWS wins and 94 podiums. In World Cup downhill they have 27 wins 96 podiums, 7 world championships and 3 world cup overall champions. Pretty impressive eh! If you want to go bigger, corner harder and ride faster with total confidence then cushcore.com is the place to head. Canyon Canyon have just launched their massively updated Strive, which is a no compromises enduro race bike. Designed with feedback from the Canyon race team, including Jack Moir and Fabien Barel, alongside Canyon's talented engineering teams pushing the limits of what's possible, the new Strive is a force to be reckoned with. Designed to be the fastest bike over any given enduro, it uses Shapeshifter technology to provide a bike that descends and climbs like nothing you've ridden before. You can check out the new Strive over at canyon.com. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 1 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast. It expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage. Merch If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don't forget to subscribe. Each episode will get delivered to your device as soon as it's available and it's totally free. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday. Full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.com/episodes Photo - Nathan Hughes

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
Chasing a High Flow Lifestyle – Chatting Performance With Cam Cole

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 104:53


Cam Cole is an ex downhill racer with some incredible results under his belt, who now looks after the GT Factory Racing downhill and enduro teams. Cam and I sat down at the Fort William world cup to chat about his racing career and why he decided to leave racing behind. Find out what brought Cam back to World Cups, and hear his thoughts on what it takes to perform. Cam is someone who is not only able to ride a bike really quickly, but he's also clearly spent a lot of time reading, learning and thinking about how to make sporting performance and life in general, better. This was a really interesting chat which got me thinking about a lot of things. I hope you get something from it, and it helps you chase your own high flow lifestyle. So sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Cam Cole. You can find the books that Cam mentions here. Behave by Robert Sapolsky and The Art of Impossible by Steven Kotler. You can follow Cam on Instagram @camcolemtb or over on @gtfactoryracing. Supporting Partners CushCore I've been using CushCore for a few years now and yeah they help protect your rims, but what I really love is what they do to the way the bike rides. The bike is more damped, it rolls faster and maintains momentum better over rough terrain. They really do allow you to go bigger, corner harder, and ride faster with total confidence. CushCore have amassed 24 EWS wins and 94 podiums. In World Cup downhill they have 27 wins 96 podiums, 7 world championships and 3 world cup overall champions. Pretty impressive eh! If you want to go bigger, corner harder and ride faster with total confidence then cushcore.com is the place to head. Canyon Canyon have just launched their massively updated Strive, which is a no compromises enduro race bike. Designed with feedback from the Canyon race team, including Jack Moir and Fabien Barel, alongside Canyon's talented engineering teams pushing the limits of what's possible, the new Strive is a force to be reckoned with. Designed to be the fastest bike over any given enduro, it uses Shapeshifter technology to provide a bike that descends and climbs like nothing you've ridden before. You can check out the new Strive over at canyon.com. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 1 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast. It expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage. Merch If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don't forget to subscribe. Each episode will get delivered to your device as soon as it's available and it's totally free. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday. Full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.com/episodes Photo - Sven Martin

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
Fort William 2022 Post-Race Show + Winner Interviews

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 78:56 Very Popular


The second round of the 2022 Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup took place this weekend in Fort William. That means it's time to sit down with Eliot Jackson and Neko Mulally to hear all about it. We chat about the support for UK riders, the crowd, the demands of the track, wind, rain and plenty more. So sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Eliot Jackson and Neko Mulally. Supported By Maxxis Tyres Maxxis is synonymous with performance and racing and is the winningest brand in the history of World Cup and EWS racing. No matter where or how you ride, Maxxis has the tyres for you with a wide range of tread patterns, casing and compound options. You can check out the entire range of Maxxis tyres over at Maxxis.com, and find the tyres at your local Maxxis dealer. You can also give them a follow on instagram where they are @maxxisbike. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 1 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast, expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep and you'll be able to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage. Merch If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don't forget to subscribe. It's free and means you'll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it's available. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday, full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.com/episodes Photo - Nathan Hughes

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
Fort William 2022 Pre-Race Show

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 51:54 Very Popular


The second round of the 2022 Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup is in Fort William this weekend, so we're kicking off the race week by chatting with coach to the stars, Chris Kilmurray aka PointOne Athletic. We chat about emotional tokens, wind tunnel testing, the positives and negatives of a high-pivot bike on this track and plenty more. So sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Chris Kilmurray. Supported By Maxxis Tyres Maxxis is synonymous with performance and racing and is the winningest brand in the history of World Cup and EWS racing. No matter where or how you ride, Maxxis has the tyres for you with a wide range of tread patterns, casing and compound options. You can check out the entire range of Maxxis tyres over at Maxxis.com, and find the tyres at your local Maxxis dealer. You can also give them a follow on instagram where they are @maxxisbike. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 1 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast, expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep and you'll be able to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage. Merch If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don't forget to subscribe. It's free and means you'll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it's available. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday, full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.com/episodes Photo - Seb Schieck

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
Mountain Biking Is Incredible and Only Getting Better – Guy Kesteven

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 100:19


Guy Kesteven is a journalist and product tester who I really enjoyed chatting to last year. So I thought why not have a catch up. We sat down to chat about the bike industry and to get Guys' thoughts on some of the products he's been testing. Yes, we get into some tech details and chat about some products, but this turned out to be a pretty different conversation to the one I was expecting. What really comes across is just how awesome mountain biking is, how much better it's getting and the potential that it still has to grow. I left this conversation feeling really excited to be a part of the sport right now, and really intrigued as to what's to come. I hope that you get something positive from this episode too. So sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Guy. You can find Guy over on Instagram @guykestv and on YouTube here. Supporting Partners CushCore I've been using CushCore for a few years now and yeah they help protect your rims, but what I really love is what they do to the way the bike rides. The bike is more damped, it rolls faster and maintains momentum better over rough terrain. They really do allow you to go bigger, corner harder, and ride faster with total confidence. CushCore have amassed 24 EWS wins and 94 podiums. In World Cup downhill they have 27 wins 96 podiums, 7 world championships and 3 world cup overall champions. Pretty impressive eh! If you want to go bigger, corner harder and ride faster with total confidence then cushcore.com is the place to head. Canyon Canyon have just launched their massively updated Strive, which is a no compromises enduro race bike. Designed with feedback from the Canyon race team, including Jack Moir and Fabien Barel, alongside Canyon's talented engineering teams pushing the limits of what's possible, the new Strive is a force to be reckoned with. Designed to be the fastest bike over any given enduro, it uses Shapeshifter technology to provide a bike that descends and climbs like nothing you've ridden before. You can check out the new Strive over at canyon.com. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 1 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast. It expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage. Merch If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don't forget to subscribe. Each episode will get delivered to your device as soon as it's available and it's totally free. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday. Full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.com/episodes Photo - Roo Fowler

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
Which Mountain Bike Is Best for You?

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 72:28 Very Popular


Ever wondered which mountain bike is best for you? I'm guessing I'm not the only one who's spent hours looking at geometry charts, thinking about how much travel I actually need and trying to work out which is the right bike for me, my riding and my ability. So I thought it would be interesting to get three regular riders, and three bikes that sit across the range from 150mm to 170mm of rear travel, with different takes on things like reach, chain stay length and head angle, to see how they all feel and perform out on the trails. So in this episode we take Canyon's Spectral, Torque and brand new Strive race bike for two days of riding, one pedalling and one uplifted, to look at the positives and negatives of the different rides. Hopefully this gives you something to think about when you're making your own decisions about what bike is best for you. So sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with me, Jonny and Ben. You can find out more about the Canyon bikes by heading over to canyon.com. Supporting Partners CushCore I've been using CushCore for a few years now and yeah they help protect your rims, but what I really love is what they do to the way the bike rides. The bike is more damped, it rolls faster and maintains momentum better over rough terrain. They really do allow you to go bigger, corner harder, and ride faster with total confidence. CushCore have amassed 24 EWS wins and 94 podiums. In World Cup downhill they have 27 wins 96 podiums, 7 world championships and 3 world cup overall champions. Pretty impressive eh! If you want to go bigger, corner harder and ride faster with total confidence then cushcore.com is the place to head. Canyon Canyon have just launched their massively updated Strive, which is a no compromises enduro race bike. Designed with feedback from the Canyon race team, including Jack Moir and Fabien Barel, alongside Canyon's talented engineering teams pushing the limits of what's possible, the new Strive is a force to be reckoned with. Designed to be the fastest bike over any given enduro, it uses Shapeshifter technology to provide a bike that descends and climbs like nothing you've ridden before. You can check out the new Strive over at canyon.com. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 1 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast. It expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage. Merch If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don't forget to subscribe. Each episode will get delivered to your device as soon as it's available and it's totally free. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday. Full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.com/episodes Photo - Boris Beyer

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
Behind the Scenes at a Press Camp

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 71:12


Ever wondered what actually goes on at a press camp? Is it all just heli-lifts, free beer and endless supplies of the latest products? It's something I've always wondered about and I recently got the chance to find out as I was invited to attend Bike Connection Agency in Italy. I thought it would be good to put together some chat with some of the journalists and brands from the camp, as well as sharing some of my own experiences and catching up with the people who are responsible for the organisation. I hope you enjoy this behind the scenes look at one of Europe's biggest mountain bike press camps. You can find out more about Bike Connection Agency at their website here or their Instagram @bikeconnectionagency. Supporting Partners CushCore I've been using CushCore for a few years now and yeah they help protect your rims, but what I really love is what they do to the way the bike rides. The bike is more damped, it rolls faster and maintains momentum better over rough terrain. They really do allow you to go bigger, corner harder, and ride faster with total confidence. CushCore have amassed 24 EWS wins and 94 podiums. In World Cup downhill they have 27 wins 96 podiums, 7 world championships and 3 world cup overall champions. Pretty impressive eh! If you want to go bigger, corner harder and ride faster with total confidence then cushcore.com is the place to head. Canyon Canyon have just launched their new Spectral:ON featuring a range anxiety busting 900wH battery and a poppy lively ride feel that is super engaging to ride. What Canyon has achieved with this bike has really blown me away and the engineering and design really is next level. As a Downtime listener you can get free Bike Guard on any Spectral:ON orders using the code FUN-ON-2022 at the checkout over on canyon.com. This voucher code is valid online between 12 April 2022, 00:01 CET and 3 May 2022, 23:59 CET. The code applies a free Bike Guard to Spectral:ON bike orders. It cannot be redeemed in conjunction with any other discount code and excludes Factory Outlet bikes and framesets. The code cannot be applied retroactively, and applies only to products available at the time of purchase. Cannot be redeemed for cash and resale is prohibited. The code can only be used once per customer. Canyon reserve the right to terminate or change the terms of this promotion at any time. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 1 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast. It expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage. Merch If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don't forget to subscribe. Each episode will get delivered to your device as soon as it's available and it's totally free. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday. Full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more.