What can we learn from being an adult beginner that informs more familiar activities, like our yoga practice? Today host Rachel explores that question with Auckland-based Yoga Medicine Therapeutic Specialist, Functional Range Conditioning® Mobility Specialist, and Yoga Medicine Online guest teacher Kylie Rook. Kylie shares her love of being a beginner off of the yoga mat, her tips for getting more comfortable in that uncomfortable space, and the lessons she has learned along the way - including how to more compassionately teach yoga beginners. Listen in as we discuss the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of being a beginner, and how we can learn to apply a beginner's mind to more familiar activities in our lives. Show Notes: Why are we, as adults, scared to be beginners? The stories we tell ourselves [3:24] Benefits of being a beginner: forging new physical and neural pathways [8:23] Novelty creates enforced mindfulness [11:01] Patience, persistence, and reframing failure [13:00] Feeling empathy for beginners in yoga [15:45] Tips for teaching yoga beginners [17:40] Exposure to other movement styles informs yoga teaching and practice [20:10] Being a beginner can increase self-compassion and exploration of familiar activities [24:35] Tips to get more comfortable with being a beginner: start small & fun [29:53] Recruit expert instruction [31:53] Final advice for becoming a beginner: take a buddy [35:14] Applying a beginner mindset to familiar activities [36:11] Last takeaways from Kylie [40:53] Links Mentioned: Watch this episode on YouTube Connect with Kylie Rook: Facebook | Instagram | Kylie Rook | Yoga Medicine Online Guest Teacher You can learn more about this episode, and see the full show notes at YogaMedicine.com/podcast-66. And you can find out more about insider tips, online classes, or information on our teacher trainings at YogaMedicine.com. To support our work, please leave us a 5-star review with your feedback on iTunes/Apple Podcasts.
Claudy Ulysses and Vivian lead to the Balthazar Correctional Facility to find out who tried to kill the Rook family head, where they meet an old friend.
My favorite thing in the world to talk about is BOOKS and two of my very favorite people to talk books with are Meredith Monday Schwartz and Kaytee Cobb of the Currently Reading podcast. I've been such a fan of these two women and their podcast since it launched and it is always fun to chat with them about the best books we've read lately. PREORDER my new book THE LIFE COUNCIL GET THE PREORDER BONUSES HERE Meredith and Kaytee fall into both the Business Bestie and Fellow Obsessive seats in my framework for my new book The Life Council, and we talk more about their relationship and business origin story over on my Secret Stuff patreon. But for this episode, we wanted to go straight to the reading recommendations! FULL SHOW NOTES HERE Make sure to follow @meredith.reads, @notesonbookmarks, and @currentlyreadingpodcast MENTIONED in this episode: Kaytee's books: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama Meredith's books: The Rook by Daniel O'Malley The Drift by C.J. Tudor Daphne by Josh Malerman Laura's books: How To Sell A Haunted House by Grady Hendrix Leaving the Saints by Martha Beck Also Mentioned: Kindle Oasis Casebot Kindle Case Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots The Windsor Knot by SJ Bennett The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor The Way of Integrity by Martha Beck Birdbox by Josh Malerman SPONSORS: Zocdoc // Go to Zocdoc.com/YOU to download their FREE app Prose // Go to Prose.com/YOU for your free in-depth hair consultation quiz and 15% off your first order SUBSCRIBE to 10 Things To Tell You so you never miss an episode! CLICK HERE for episode show notes FOLLOW @10ThingsToTellYou on Instagram FOLLOW @10ThingsToTellYou on Facebook JOIN the 10 Things To Tell You Connection Group SIGN UP for episode emails, links, and show notes JOIN the Secret Stuff patreon BUY THE BOOK: Share Your Stuff. I'll Go First. by Laura Tremaine PREORDER: The Life Council: 10 Friends Every Woman Needs by Laura Tremaine
Tene interviews her very first therapist on the podcast - a milestone for her & the show! Andrea Rook; licensed psychotherapist at Shift Collab unpacks anxiety & burn out all while giving us the tools we need to be on our merry way. Today's episode validates worrying and the overwhelm we all face in our day to day lives. https://linktr.ee/tenelewis | https://www.shiftcollab.com/therapists/andrika-rook
It's the finale, we're approaching the end of our time in the Roomlands and Colostle by Nich Angell, but there's plenty to do, so let's get to it... Marco, Berger, and Alis venture into the Crackway in the wall of the oceanic room and find more Bastions, but this time, they aren't hostile or serving a trapped ancient Rook. They meet Null, a Bastion who can guide them through the Crackways using the ancient monoliths. Following Null, the crew find another of the glyphs on Marco's familial map above a stairway leading out into a Tundroom and brave the harsh elements, an Ice Rook, a tribal Rooknaught crew, and finally approach one of these mysterious sites... If you enjoy our streams, podcasts, or just our general nerdiness, please consider giving us a 5-star rating on your podcast app of choice! Like, follow, and subscribe to our Twitch, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so you can comment & chat with us about all things RPGs. And, as always, come hang out and catch our live streams on our Twitch or catch up on our YouTube. Music in the Episode: Adventure Beyond by Alexander Nakarada Free download: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/8690-adventure-beyond License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Artist website: https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com/ Adventure by Alexander Nakarada Free download: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/6092-adventure License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Artist website: https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com/ Final Battle of the Dark Wizards by Kevin MacLeod Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3752-final-battle-of-the-dark-wizards License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
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After rescuing Rook from the magic kidnappers, Rook forces Liza and Wimbly to try to talk things out on their way to Savage. Get yourself some new dice and help support the show by going to Dicelegion.com and using code: DOWNTOROLL at checkout for 10% off your purchase! Down to Roll is: Cory Fox as the Game Master Maggie Armstrong as Liza Moss Dave Jensen as Wimbly Pennywise Ian Scheffler as Rook Moss. You can follow the show on Instagram and Twitter
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Fusion and Rook waltz their way into today's episode with Ahro'zi Zhimsa, the leader of the macro dance troupe, Esprit!
In this episode, we welcome Lexi Rook to the podcast to discuss her upcoming fight at UKFC on March 4th against Megan Morris. We discuss her opponent, moving from Liverpool after three years to Birmingham and getting re-established at Renegade, her experience at PAWFC and much more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
There are plenty of times when life hands us more than we think we can carry and much of it can go unseen. Victims, caregivers, new parents, those recovering from an illness or accident, sole providers for a household, the grieving, living with mental illness or chronic anything…etc. Circumstances show up in our lives that we cannot avoid like loss, a diagnosis, a job change, a move or even an exciting opportunity that involves huge change. Transitioning my mom this month into assisted living, and the next chapter of her life, got me thinking a lot about the nature of personal growth. Today's episode we contemplate the value of the practices that support us in challenging times and how to treat ourselves and each other as we grow. Here are some things you'll discover in this episode: - Life can be alot to carry.- Why being kind to yourself makes all the difference.- How daily/weekly practices can become a refuge. - The impact of our burdens on us and the weight of unmet desires.- Ways to care for yourself that actually help.- and so much more… Enjoy! Connect with Robyn here: Website:: https://www.robynivy.comInstagram:: https://www.instagram.com/robynivyLinked In:: https://www.facebook/robynivy Quick note, I just want to say thank you for listening to this episode. I know it means a lot to myself and my guests. If you enjoyed this episode, you will also like: Episode #22: Agapi Stassinopoulos: Waking up to the Joy of You, with Agapi Stassinopoulos Episode #47: Hiro Boga:To be Soul do Soul Episode #64: Mimi Sammis: The Art of Peace What can you do to support this channel? Subscribe, every new listener counts to us!Engage, we are a community who supports each otherLeave a review, let us know what you thinkShare, know others who may get some value - then share out channel MORE ABOUT ROBYN IVY: Robyn Ivy sees people for a living. A trusted coach, intuitive and fierce advocate for tree portals and a creative life, she spent over 20 years as a commercial photographer, honing her powerful skills as a witness. She is the host of the Robyn Ivy Podcast, where she discusses how to be more present to our lives and create what's next with today's prominent thought leaders, spiritual mentors and creative guides. Beyond her coaching practice, Robyn teaches, offers intuitive sessions and facilitates a community for those wanting to live and work with greater creativity, connection and consciousness. You will often find her traveling in a camper van, sitting with the trees or capturing the beauty of nature. Raising her now grown sons Rook and Cole was her best work yet. Find out more at www.robynivy.com
Today I talk with prolific game designer and one third of games publishing company Rowan, Rook and Decard - Grant Howitt.We discuss his journey into TTRPGs, creation processes, new projects and releases; DIE and Hollows, and much more.You can find Grant, Rowan, Rook and Decard and all of their associated content via the links below.Twitter:https://twitter.com/gshowitthttps://twitter.com/RowanRookDecardhttps://twitter.com/TheRealUtaniWebsite:https://rowanrookanddecard.com/Other:https://rowanrookanddecard.com/product/spire-quickstart/https://www.instagram.com/gshowitt/https://www.patreon.com/gshowitthttps://www.instagram.com/rowanrookanddecard/Please leave reviews on ITunes to help us to learn and grow as a PodcastYours Sincerely,Adam 'Cosy' Powell~~~~~~~~~~CAST & CREWHost: Adam PowellGuest: Grant Howitt - Rowan, Rook and DecardSound Design: Adam PowellEdited by: Adam PowellMusic: Epidemic SoundCover Art: Tim Cunningham - www.Wix.com~~~~~~~~~~Website:https://linktr.ee/snydersreturnhttp://snydersreturn.squarespace.comhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIoZ8iiYCp919UHXUYGghbwhttps://www.redbubble.com/shop/?query=Roscoe%27s%20Chimkin&ref=search_boxBuy us a TTRPG Source Book: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SnydersReturnAre you on DISCORD? Come hang out in our server! https://discord.gg/QgU5UNf Join us in the Snyder's Return Facebook Group!Visit https://www.patreon.com/snyders_return?fan_landing=true~~~~~~~~~~~Social Media:Twitter - https://twitter.com/ReturnSnyderInstagram - Snyder's Return (@snyders_return)Email - firstname.lastname@example.org~~~~~~~~~~~Support the showFind us on:Twitter https://twitter.com/ReturnSnyderInstagram https://www.instagram.com/snyders_return/Website https://www.snydersreturn.squarespace.com Linktree https://linktr.ee/snydersreturn
On this week's episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: a wonderful reading gift and an upcoming literary festival Current Reads: all the great, interesting, and/or terrible stuff we've been reading lately Deep Dive: today we are making a travel list based on the (real) places we've traveled in books The Fountain: we visit our perfect fountain to make wishes about our reading lives As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you'd like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don't scroll down! We are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). The goal here is to increase accessibility for our fans! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Bookshop affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. If you'd prefer to shop on Amazon, you can still do so here through our main storefront. Anything you buy there (even your laundry detergent, if you recently got obsessed with switching up your laundry game) kicks a small amount back to us. Thanks for your support!* . . . . 1:30 - Bookish Moment of the Week 2:04 - Anwick Book Lamp 4:14 - Santa Fe International Literary Festival 6:18 - Current Reads 6:32 - Silent Voices by Ann Cleaves (Meredith) 6:51 - BritBox 11:10 - The Long Call by Ann Cleaves 11:29 - The Crow Trap by Ann Cleaves 11:42 - Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun by Elle Cosimano (Kaytee) 18:32 - Blackwater Falls by Ausma Zehanat Khan (Meredith) 23:50 - How to Break Up with Your Phone by Catherine Price (Kaytee) 27:34 - The Daily Stoic 27:36 - The Painted Porch Bookshop 29:04 - The Rook by Daniel O'Malley (Meredith) 33:35 - Hench by Natalize Zina Walschots 33:36 - The Windsor Knot by SJ Bennett 35:12 - We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds (Kaytee) 35:18 - Libro.fm 37:17 - Fabled Bookshop 37:18 - Times Undoing by Cheryl A. Head 38:08 - Deep Dive: Travel Inspired by Books 40:22 - The Dark Vineyard by Martin Walker 41:03 - Violeta by Isabel Allende 41:49 - Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery 42:17 - Shogun by James Clavell 43:06 - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon 43:53 - The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan 44:19 - How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith 44:50 - Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt 45:11 - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi 45:15 - A Caribbean Heiress in Paris by Adrianna Herrera 45:34 - BookPeople 46:57 - I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle Mcnamara 47:41 - A City Baker's Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller 49:24 - Meet Us At The Fountain I wish mediocre books would be saved by turning them into amazing shows. (Meredith) 50:34 - Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber (Amazon link) I wish every bookstore sold bookstore stickers. (Kaytee) Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram Roxanna is @roxannatheplanner on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram email@example.com Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast and www.zazzle.com/store/currentlyreading
The Trio wakes up to some surprising news and makes their way out of town. Back on the road tensions remain high between Liza and Wimbly with Rook locked up in between the two! Get yourself some new dice and help support the show by going to Dicelegion.com and using code: DOWNTOROLL at checkout for 10% off your purchase! Down to Roll is: Cory Fox as the Game Master Maggie Armstrong as Liza Moss Dave Jensen as Wimbly Pennywise Ian Scheffler as Rook Moss. You can follow the show on Instagram and Twitter
Between the weather and our travel we needed to do a throwback episode. We'll be back next week with new. For now..... we talk to Jonas Santana of Blackbird Cigars from TPE21. Check out Blackbird Cigars online at https://blackbirdcigar.com Jonas has music videos you can find under his music name Jontana. The one he shares with us is called Cuales Son. Find it on YouTube under JontanaRD - Cuales Son ft. ELTALMiCKEY (https://youtu.be/3Whv6--wgfQ) Check it out! Really good! Blackbird cigars are great smokes. Finch, Cuco, Crow, Jackdaw, Rook and Unkind. Jonas is fun to be around and always doing something. He shares his musical talents with us free style as well as his latest music video. We talk about how UnKind got it's name, Elvis, Cigar Factories, Jonas' history with cigar manufacturing. We also get a drop by from Nick and Gator of the Cigar Pulpet. We thank Jonas for the rum and fun time we had.
In my Part Three Episode: Women Around the World Series, I interview special guest, Rooks Moodley. Rooks is from South Africa and lives in the Limpopo province with her husband, who are pastoral counselors. She is a development specialist, human development practitioner, social justice activist, motivational speaker, community builder and has 33 years of Nonprofit experience. In our authentic conversation, Rooks shares her powerful “Created for Purpose not Comfort” God story of her infertility and cancer survival journey. She also shares inspiring words from scripture to encourage others who are walking through their own journeys of infertility and cancer recovery.
In between matches of the Tournament of the Century, our heroes place more irresponsible bets, before Rook returns with some troubling news. Thanks to Special Guest Marty Balmer of Wayfaring Strangers! We use wild magic tables from the DMsguild by Dave Panfilo. You can find them here. Want to support the Show and pick up some sweet dice? We are now partnered with FanRoll by Metallic Dice Games. Just use our affiliate link and code BARDROCKCAFE at checkout to save 10%. A portion of your order goes to support the show! We were featured in Podchaser's top podcasts to check out February 2022! Bard Rock Cafe is a DND 5E real play podcast, featured in Feedspot's Top 100 D&D Podcasts brought to you by Dragon Master Games and viewers like you via our Patreon and Ko-Fi. Please consider liking us on Facebook. You can also follow us on Twitter and Tumblr. We now have merchandise! You can find us on Redbubble and Teepublic!
The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast
This week, Randall connects with Anne-Marije Rook, North American Editor at Cycling Weekly with an exploration of how she got into cycling and from there into cycling journalism, with fun tangents into competitive cycling, exploding e-bikes, and a bit of gear nerdy. Episdoe Sponsor: Athletic Greens Support the Podcast Join The Ridership Automated Transcription, please excuse the typos: [00:00:00] Craig Dalton: Hello, and welcome to the gravel ride podcast, where we go deep on the sport of gravel cycling through in-depth interviews with product designers, event organizers and athletes. Who are pioneering the sport I'm your host, Craig Dalton, a lifelong cyclist who discovered gravel cycling back in 2016 and made all the mistakes you don't need to make. I approach each episode as a beginner down, unlock all the knowledge you need to become a great gravel cyclist. This week on the broadcast, I'm handing the microphone off over to my co-host Randall Jacobs. Who's got an Mariah Rook on the broadcast. She's the north American editor at cycling weekly randall will take us on an exploration on how she got into cycling. And from there into cycling journalism, with fun tangents, into competitive cycling. Exploring e-bikes and a bit of the gear nerdery that Randall is famous for. Before we jump in and hand that microphone off to Randall. I do need to thank this week. Sponsor athletic greens. Athletic greens and AIG. One is a comprehensive daily nutrition made from simple, powerful ingredients. It's made up of 75 high quality, whole food sourced ingredients. Carefully curated to nourish all the body's systems holistically. As many of you know, I've been an athletic greens user for many, many years, predating the podcast. So I've been super stoked that athletic greens has been a big partner for what I do The key to ag one is that it replaces key health products in one simple scoop. 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How did you end up as a cycling journalist? [00:02:42] Anne-Marije Rook: Sure. Yeah. So I was actually, uh, a real journalist before, um, not that second journalist aren't real journalists, but, uh, I did a lot heavier topics, um, you know, worked at newspapers, just straight up outta college, became a newspaper journalist, and then, , uh, at some point, I think I was 22, I started racing bikes myself, and when I did, I, I was looking for content and I realized there wasn't a lot of women's seconding content coming out of the us. So I started kind of dabbling with that on the side. And, uh, then started riding for some different publications and eventually seconding tips reached out and were like, Let's do something. So we founded Ella Cycling Tips, which was the, the women's side of Cycling Tips. And then, um, yeah, just stayed in the field. I quit my day job and started doing cycling journalism while still racing, and I've been doing it ever since, going on 10, 11 years now. [00:03:39] Randall R. Jacobs: and was your educational background in writing in journalism specifically? [00:03:44] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah, I did, uh, journalism, German and French. So interestingly enough I get to use all of that nowadays [00:03:51] Randall R. Jacobs: Are you native in any of those other languages? [00:03:53] Anne-Marije Rook: In Dutch. So I was born and raised in the Nets, the, the biking country, and then, uh, lived in Germany for three years and then ended up in the US uh, when I was almost 16. [00:04:04] Randall R. Jacobs: That's quite a skill to have, and makes me think of a joke about Americans. What do you call someone who's speaks three languages trilingual, two languages bilingual and one language. We have US Americans. [00:04:13] Anne-Marije Rook: I think a lot of people actually do, you know, they dabble in Spanish and some other languages. I think, uh, you shouldn't sell yourself so short. [00:04:22] Randall R. Jacobs: True, maybe I'm projecting a little bit. In my personal case, I studied six years of Spanish in middle school and high school and was able to get by during a month stint in Peru. But, it didn't seem immediately relevant at the time. And so later on in life, I moved to China and learned Mandarin and actually being present and having to use it in day-to-day life just makes such a, a world of difference. And for I think a lot of people who are born in the us and who don't grow up in a household or another, the language is spoken, there's just not. That impetus versus in Europe you have surrounding countries where with different languages or maybe even within one's own country there are different dialects or different languages being spoken. [00:05:04] Anne-Marije Rook: That's really good though. So you're a trilingual. [00:05:06] Randall R. Jacobs: I wouldn't go as far as to say trilingual, other than in the sense of trying , a little bit of Spanish and enough, what I call cab driver Cantonese in order to be able to fool somebody that I speak some Cantonese before switching over to Mandarin. [00:05:21] Anne-Marije Rook: That's, I mean, that's pretty impressive. Those are really difficult languages. I never studied, uh, Cantonese from Mandarin. I, I studied Japanese and just having to learn a whole new way of, of writing, uh, is, is, yeah, it's difficult to do. [00:05:34] Randall R. Jacobs: that's probably the hardest part. I would say that , Mandarin the scripts for sure. It's a very abstracted pictographic script. To be able to read a newspaper, you need, two, 3000 different characters and to have a higher level of sophistication, you need 5,000, 10,000 characters. And, even a native speaker. , especially in this day and age, we'll have difficulty remembering how to write a character. Cuz everything is being tight. [00:06:00] Anne-Marije Rook: Hmm. [00:06:01] Randall R. Jacobs: But on the other hand the grammar is really simple. So in English we say, yesterday I went to the store and we have to go and we conjugate it as went, which actually comes from an entirely different language family than to go. and in Chinese you just say, ah, yesterday, go store. [00:06:20] Anne-Marije Rook: Ah, yeah. [00:06:21] Randall R. Jacobs: Yeah. English also has way more synonyms because it's such a hodgepodge amalgamation of other languages, whereas Chinese also has external influences, but it's arguably more insular versus English. You have Germanic, you have Latin, you have Greek, you have various forms of cockney and so on that are all in there and the occasional Chinese phrases, very little that comes over for Chinese. Uh, one example being longtime nok, which is a direct translation from the Chinese [00:06:50] Anne-Marije Rook: Really, that's fun. Here's the thing I I discover with my language skills or lack thereof, is that, um, learning all the bike parts, for example, I had, like, I never learned those in my native tongues. So like suddenly I had to learn like, oh shit, what's the railer or what's, what's the railer hanger in Dutch or in German or whatever. And it's been fun learning those terms for the first time, even though, yeah, I grew up with that. [00:07:19] Randall R. Jacobs: that's actually a common phenomenon and one that I definitely resonate in my own experience too. I have friends who were born in China, but largely grew up here or even who came over to go to college. And, they're native speakers. I'm not at that level but I will have terms that I know that they don't because I am in this highly technical context of the bike industry of manufacturing, materials and production processes and so on. Um, and so it's kind of the same, same sort of phenomenon. [00:07:50] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah. Yeah. It's kind of a fun thing where I was like, wow, I never learned any of these terms in those languages. Yeah, [00:07:55] Randall R. Jacobs: So you've been doing cycling journalism for, you said about 10, 11 years now. [00:08:00] Anne-Marije Rook: yeah, yeah. It's been a minute. [00:08:02] Randall R. Jacobs: I'm curious to hear more about the project at Cycling tips. How'd you get brought into that and, and how did that come about? [00:08:09] Anne-Marije Rook: So they, uh, I think they found me on Twitter. Uh, Twitter was really where. , um, women's cycling was, was living for quite a while cuz there was very little streaming and you can watch any of these races live, so you followed them online and Twitter had a really wonderful community of, of women's cycling fans and it still does to a certain extent, but yeah, that's where it used to. Live and I did a lot of, you know, uh, I would watch races and Life tweet and, you know, uh, was pretty active on, on Twitter and um, was writing for Podium Cafe, which is a nation site at the time, and they were looking to start a women's cycling component. Uh, and so they like reached out to various people and, you know, did a job interview and, you know, got going that way. [00:08:54] Randall R. Jacobs: And this was when? Who was there at the time? Kaylee and James and, [00:08:59] Anne-Marije Rook: No, this was before Kaylee. Um, this was, it was just, uh, Matt dif and, and Wade. [00:09:05] Randall R. Jacobs: Oh, okay. [00:09:06] Anne-Marije Rook: Um, Andy was there already, and then it was Jesse Braverman and myself who came on to do the women's cycling. [00:09:12] Randall R. Jacobs: Let's talk about women's cycling for a little bit. what are the areas in women's cycling that you find most interesting, most compelling, and that also you think that are maybe, under discussed underreported. [00:09:23] Anne-Marije Rook: Oh yeah. The nice thing about women's cycling is that it's been growing so much in the last 10 years or so, so that it's uh, people get to see it a bit more and I think what. , uh, intrigue me about women's second from the get-go is just how aggressive the racing is and how, um, while there was a definite period of like modern force dominating, and then we had and then we have anique. The nice thing about women's acting, I think is because it has grown so much is that you never really know who's gonna win. and it makes a racing very exciting. Cause it, it, like I said, it is so aggressive cuz the races are shorter, so you have fewer opportunities to make, you know, a break stick. So there tends to be more attacking and, uh, you, you don't really experience that unless you're watching it. I think the nice thing about. Where we are now, we can actually watch in the Tour de France Femme showed this, like watching women's cycling is actually very entertaining. And you know, in France alone, like millions of people tuned in every single day. So it is, it's different and I think that's, uh, something we should celebrate. rather than point out like, you know, women's cycling is, is men's cycling, but in shorter distances, and that's not at all true. I think women's cycling is a bit of its own sport in, in terms of tactics and the way the races play out. And, uh, in psycho cross especially, that's been very apparent. You know, people have shorter attention spans. So if you can sit down for a, you know, a 45, 50 minute bike race, you'll see basically what women's cycling is like on. On a heightened level, and it's extremely entertaining. You don't know who's gonna win. There's a lot of good candidates and, uh, it's, yeah, it's aggressive from the gun. [00:11:03] Randall R. Jacobs: At least in the us it seems that women's cyclocross racing was most prominent, most early. Mary McConnellogue is one example I remember from my racing days, I don't remember hearing as much reporting about women's road racing at the time. Maybe that was just what I was tuning into, but cyclocross. I remember getting similar billing to men's cyclocross [00:11:24] Anne-Marije Rook: yeah, I think the, the heyday of women's cycling really was the 1980s, early nineties. You know, we had the course classic and we had some, some really great names. Um, and. That has dwindled down. There were a lot of lack of races. Uh, we've had some great road racers in the US you know, with, with uh, Christian Armstrong and, uh, e Evelyn Stevens, and we've had some really Mara Abod and the Jro, like some really great road racers. You just don't hear about 'em as much . I do remember a particular race where I like looked to my right and it was like Kristen Armstrong and I looked to my left and it was Evelyn Stevens and I was like, ah. This is gonna suck today, It's gonna be a fast one. [00:12:04] Randall R. Jacobs: Let's talk about that, let's talk about you're racing background. So you mentioned that you got into cycling in your early twenties. How did that come about and what was that like for you? [00:12:13] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah, so I've, uh, coming from the Netherlands, I've been a bike commuter since I was, I don't know, six. Uh, and so I just like grew up on the bike. It's just how I got around. And in college I just rode everywhere. And there were a couple times where people were like, Hey, you should maybe consider. Racing or, or doing like, you know, grand Fonds or something. And I was like, ah, this is just my vehicle. And then, uh, I moved to Seattle and did the Seattle, the Portland, which is uh, like a 220 mile bike ride between the two cities. And there were some teams that were doing it. And, uh, you know, again, people were like, have you considered racing? You're pretty strong. And I'd be like, no. I mean, it's kind of like, Hey, do you like driving? You should do nascar. You know, like it's, it was just such a foreign concept to me. Um, which is funny cuz I grew up in the Netherlands, but like, uh, and my grandpa was super into bike racing, but it wasn't, uh, ever like, exposed to me or con like, wasn't just like, oh, you like riding bikes, you should become a bike race. It just wasn't a thing. It wasn't really a, a sport I was exposed to, uh, in the northern part of the. . And so I was kind of intrigued and, and I had enjoyed training for the 200 mile event, so I, I went to the, the tryout, so to speak, and start racing and. as a Cat four. And I remember my first race weekend was a double header, so Saturday and Sunday and Saturday I, I think I got eighth and I got, I was like, oh, okay, this is cool. Top 10. And I was like, I wonder if I can get better. And the next day I got fifth. And, you know, that's, that's all it took for me to get super into it and trying to see where, where I could take it. And, uh, I think I was racing UCI like the next season. [00:13:54] Randall R. Jacobs: Oh wow. [00:13:55] Anne-Marije Rook: mostly, uh, or at first in cross and then, uh, road and track as well. But um, yeah, it's, it's an interesting place to be in, in, in the US in that you can be racing as a pro. And I use pro here very loosely because it's called pro level, but no one's actually getting paid to race their bikes. Like I would never consider myself a pro. Uh, I just raced in the UCI one, two levels and it's kind of weird that we throw it all. Um, when really, yeah, very few people are actually getting paid to, to race their bikes. [00:14:29] Randall R. Jacobs: I definitely fall on that boat as well. I think my best season, I didn't quite break even as a, as a Pac fodder Cross Country Pro. Mid pack was pretty good at the national level. And then you have a good regional results here and there. [00:14:42] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah. Yeah. I mean, a good season for me, like, I loved crits, so that's where the money was at for me. You know, if I walked away with three grand at the end of the summer, I, I was pretty stoked. [00:14:51] Randall R. Jacobs: Oh, I never saw that. That sort of money and crits, crits always terrified me. There's a certain attitude that you have to have going into a crit, like a fearlessness that I, I dunno. Mountain biking always felt safer for me. [00:15:03] Anne-Marije Rook: It is, it is. And I, I quit racing after getting injured too many times. Like you can only hit your head so many times and, you know, if, if I list my, my laundry list of injuries, it's, it's definitely evident that, uh, yeah, quit racing is, is rather dangerous and asphalt is hard. And, you know, trees don't jump out on you. Where's Razor Smith? [00:15:23] Randall R. Jacobs: Yep. And pavement is like sandpaper when you're skidding across it in spandex. [00:15:27] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah. There's not a lot of protection there. Um, but it was all, it was all good fun. And you know, I, I wish I'd gotten into it earlier in my life, but I had a, a lot of fun during my twenties and early thirties. [00:15:38] Randall R. Jacobs: what'd you love about it? [00:15:40] Anne-Marije Rook: Uh, I liked the, the challenge of like the, the personal level, like how fit can I be? How strong can I get? Um, and then there's the direct correlation between what you put in that, that you get out, um, and then. Especially with crit racing. I liked, uh, the team tactics. I liked the aggressiveness. Like I was definitely that area that went like super hard on the front, on the first lap, just trying to get as many people off the back and then like would go for pre after, pre, pre and then in the last two laps found that I had no legs left and someone else had to finish it up. But, um, Yeah, I, I like the aggressiveness. I liked, I, I'm really a team sports person, and I think road racing, uh, doesn't get enough credit for the team sport that it is. And I think, like, personally, not to get on like a, a whole nother side spiel, but in, in [00:16:27] Randall R. Jacobs: No, let's do it. Let's do it. Go there. [00:16:29] Anne-Marije Rook: In Olympic racing, like why does only one person get a gold medal? Like in soccer? The whole team gets a gold medal. And I think, uh, you know, road racing especially is such a steam sport that everyone should be getting a medal. It's only, you know, six or seven medals versus 11. So, [00:16:47] Randall R. Jacobs: I mean, that's one of the, that's one of the things that's nice about the grand tours. There's lots of ways to win. There's the points, there's the stages, there's the gc, there's the most aggressive rider, so something more subjective. there's all these different ways in which to be acknowledged, but I'm definitely with you. It would quite a feat to show up at an Olympic level road race. Solo and [00:17:09] Anne-Marije Rook: went away. Yeah. [00:17:11] Randall R. Jacobs: Yeah. Yeah. No one to defend you, no one to pull you up. You'd have to be very, very lucky. And also be doing a lot of riding on people's wheels the entire time [00:17:20] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah. And I think as a racer I enjoyed that. You know, I enjoyed the team aspect. I enjoyed the, the collective effort it took to, to win the race. Sure, one person was the first across the line, but it took all of us to, to get that person there. And like, there's, to me as a, as a racer, there's a few things as as beautiful as, as a well executed, uh, lead out at the end of the race. You know, like where everyone has a role every. You know, executes it perfectly, like a little team train. Like the, those things don't happen very often on the, on the non, you know, world tour level. And it, it's really, it, it feels amazing as a, as a racer to be part of that. [00:17:56] Randall R. Jacobs: I've had limited crit racing experience and you note about the intensity of it. There are a few things more intense because not only do you have the, the digging really deep, not just at the end, but every single time a gap opens up or every ti single time there's a break and it's such a short, tight circuit, and a short duration of an event that you really can't let anything open up. And people can sustain a lot more over 30 minutes to an hour than they can over the course of a four hour road race or a long gravel race . And there are curbs and there are other people and there are bottles and there are people taking shady lines. And that person who just passed you is on a trajectory where there's no way they're gonna be able to come around the corner without hitting the outside curb on the other side. Especially at the early levels like cat four or cat three, where you have strong riders coming over from other disciplines. and just don't have the chops. [00:18:50] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah, I did a, I did a, a number of, of races in, in the men's field just to get more, uh, racing my legs. And, you know, the, the groups tend to be bigger but also very varied. You know, I'd be running around the course with like 80 dudes and maybe two women in there and be like, terrified of, of the experience. And at the same time, like that, getting that chariot effect, like having that many people around you, you're kind of just like, Kind of going with the flow and, and being dragged around the course, which was kind of fun too. But I think it's a pure adrenaline rush and I feel like I'm too old for that now. trying to hold those kind of efforts. My heart rate doesn't go up that high anymore. I mean, it used to go up pretty easily over 200 and I think now I'd be on the sidelines vomiting if I had 200, [00:19:33] Randall R. Jacobs: that's almost hummingbird level [00:19:36] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah, yeah. You know, young and fit. . Yeah, I miss that. I think I miss being that fit. I do not miss having to put in the kind of effort to be that fit. [00:19:45] Randall R. Jacobs: Well, and more recently you've been doing a lot with gravel. is most of your riding gravel at this point? [00:19:49] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah. And I've always done gravel, like back when we just called it road bikes off road, you know, there wasn't any special gear just riding 20 threes over gravel and, uh, I've always liked gravel and adventuring. I've always liked being underbid. Um, so I've been doing gravel for a long time and I think, uh, I've definitely, since quitting, uh, racing, I've done mostly off-road. I think nowadays if I have like two hours to kill, I'll most definitely ride through the forest rather than go on a road ride. [00:20:19] Randall R. Jacobs: You're based currently in Portland [00:20:21] Anne-Marije Rook: portland, [00:20:22] Randall R. Jacobs: yeah. So you have fantastic outdoors right out your door in the Portland area and decent bike infrastructure as well, at least by, by our US standards. [00:20:31] Anne-Marije Rook: yeah. I mean, I chose, so I live in a, in a neighborhood called St. John's and I, I chose that specifically cause I go over across the bridge and I'm in the, in Forest Park, which is a, uh, a really big, and I think the long shill, there's 30 miles or so. So it's like, it's a, a really big forested area with gravel roads. Yeah, I'm, I'm there all the time. Uh, I also really got into mountain biking after I quit racing. So, you know, like all, all Mountain, uh, I used to do mostly XE and definitely been working on my skills and, uh, since quitting. Uh, just it's nice to be away from cars. I think the gist of that. [00:21:07] Randall R. Jacobs: Yeah, I think that, in addition to the exploratory element of it, is one of the things that led me to transition to primarily gravel riding . And I do think it's a major reason why gravel cycling has taken off in general. Not only are the bikes really versatile, so if you're only gonna have one bike while you can do all these different things, but then also I remember reading a. Some years ago a university study that was looking at the reasons, that people cite for not riding more. And safety is always number one by. I think that study was maybe eight or nine years ago, so in a few places the infrastructure has gotten a little bit better, but still not enough. And the attitudes of drivers. Have gotten better, but , still you get out of a certain zone of safety and you still have people angry at you for being on the road. [00:21:58] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah, I mean, like as a lifelong commuter, I, I've been hit quite a few times. I got hit twice during the pandemic alone, uh, while riding around town. And so, uh, It is the sa Yeah, I understand. The safety team. The thing a hundred percent, like you don't, uh, wanna take your life in your own hands when you're out riding. And, uh, it, it's, it's a big problem in the US that the infrastructure is still so lacking. And on one hand you're telling people to, you know, go get on your bike and be more sustainable and healthy. And at the same time, they're not offering a lot of, uh, insurances in terms of, you know, uh, infrastructure and whatnot to, to make that. [00:22:34] Randall R. Jacobs: Yeah. Now I'm, I'm curious as a journalist, what have been some of the areas that you've found most interesting to report on or that, you know, you've been able to dive into as a consequence of having that credential? [00:22:46] Anne-Marije Rook: Hmm. Uh, I'm, I always love people. I, I, I like to know what makes them tick. You know, especially those people on, on like the, the very top end of the sport. Like what makes 'em tick? How, how are they able to do this? And at the same time, uh, this year, one of the things I've been really interested in is, um, ebi. in terms of like the, the regulations around, um, lit I and, uh, batteries and, and the, the fact that there's so many fires and then the legislation around it and wish there is none yet, but that's coming. And so, uh, looking into a bit more of where these bags are coming from and, and what it takes. To control these, these devices a bit more has been very interesting. And it's not something that gets a lot of rates or gets clicks and whatnot, but it's something I find very interesting cuz it'll have a lot of, uh, repercussions I think in, in the next couple years as to which eBags are on the market, which products you can and cannot buy. And, uh, hopefully the safety of it all. [00:23:50] Randall R. Jacobs: What are some of the things that you've uncovered in that exploration? [00:23:54] Anne-Marije Rook: Well, the fact that there is absolutely, at the moment no legislation whatsoever, uh, for the consumer. So you can buy whatever you can find on the internet, and there's, there's no guarantee that it's not gonna set your house on fire. There's no safety around it, and that's, that's changing right now. New York City is currently, uh, considering banning the sale of secondhand or, uh, like. Uh, tested products, which would have massive repercussions cuz there's like 65,000 delivery workers in, uh, New York City alone. And these people are mostly relying on e-bikes to do their jobs, right? It's their livelihood. And so the moment you, you control these products, uh, it'll have a financial impact on these people as well. Well, third party testing and safety device. It costs more on the, on the manufacturers and therefore it'll have a higher price tag, price tag for the consumer as well. Um, but at the same time, you know, they ha are also dealing with 200 fires already this year. Um, specifically [00:24:56] Randall R. Jacobs: just the city of New York. [00:24:58] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah, just the city of New York relating to um, e mobility devices like E-Bikes, ESCOs, hoverboards, e Unicycles, that kind of stuff, which is a lot, you know, that's a lot for one city, specifically around these mobility devices. [00:25:12] Randall R. Jacobs: Sure, especially when you have such immense density. So a fire in New York City is not a standalone house that's oftentimes a building with dozens of families and a lot of people get displaced. [00:25:24] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah. Luckily they've, they've only, I should say that in, in quotation marks, they've had six fatalities and, and over 130, uh, injuries related to those fires. So, relatively speaking, that's not a high number, but it's, it's something that could be prevented with proper legislation. So I think for me, what's interesting is just like, The, the, the concept was that you can just import products that don't get tested and, you know, people will buy 'em because it's popular and it's, it's, uh, affordable and, and there's a reason, you know, items cost as much as, as they do and, you know, as, as someone who, uh, creates consumer goods. So, yeah. Anyway, that's, that's a long wind winded way of saying that's been a very interesting, uh, passion project of mine. [00:26:07] Randall R. Jacobs: well, on that particular topic, I know that there's, there's also kind of a cultural backlash against, say, in New York City, these e-bike, service providers out doing deliveries and if you look at who it is that is taking on those jobs, generally immigrant, , generally it's the first opportunity that they have in order to survive and make a living, getting a foundation here. So it's not as easy as simply, we're gonna band all these things , it's some, it's somebody's livelihood. [00:26:35] Anne-Marije Rook: And like as you said, it's a, it's a culture issue. It's a class issue. It's, it's not, not as simple as like, well, these items are unsafe, so we'll just ban them. [00:26:45] Randall R. Jacobs: And that, kind of speaks to, broader issues , that we could talk about in the bike space. Like we have this concept of a sidewalk bicycle, a more pejorative way of saying it would be a, bicycle shaped object. So these are, bikes that are generally built to a very low standard, generally sold through non, specialty retail , poorly assembled, and even if they were well assembled generally of parts that are of questionable quality. So poor breaking things like this, and they aren't required to. Hold up to the same standards as a bicycle that you buy at a bike shop that is designated for commuter use or other sorts of use. And, in the more premium end of the spectrum, which for a lot of people who aren't cyclists, would be any bike that's more than three, $400. There's detailed, is. International standards organization criteria for testing that. But that's another example of the same thing where, well, you could require that all bikes be built to a certain standard, but then new bikes would be inaccessible to lower income demographics. Though frankly, I think another outcome of that would probably be that you see more refurbishing of better quality. older used bikes and so that could be a net positive, especially given that they're likely to hold up a lot better. [00:28:01] Anne-Marije Rook: Mm-hmm. [00:28:01] Randall R. Jacobs: So, so that's another area [00:28:03] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah, I mean to that, like, I could ask that a lot and, and we've, we're about to enter another recession. Um, it's, it's apparent in another country already and, and we're headed that way as well. And, and so a big topic becomes budget bikes, like how much do you spend on a bike and new bikes that are. of a certain budget , I always tell people, go, go shop for a, a used bike and, and refurbish it. You're, you're better off than a cheap brand new bike. And there, I think for a long time there was this, this rather like attitude towards buying secondhand. , uh, products, especially, you know, around carbon bikes, like people were worried that they were broken or cracked, and I think there's a huge misconception around carbon, specifically in, in terms of the strength and like a carbon bike, if it doesn't, if it's not cracked, will last you an entire lifetime. Like, they don't deteriorate. Like, you know, metals will cor. And the restin in carbon doesn't necessarily break apart. Like if maintained well, a carbon bike will last you a lifetime, the end, right? You sure it breaks and you have to maybe get it checked over by, uh, an expert. But I think, uh, now that we have been in this carbon age for a bit longer, there's, there's nothing wrong with a used carbon bike [00:29:23] Randall R. Jacobs: I think that that is often true. There's a couple of challenges there though, with a metal bike, if there's something wrong with it, you generally see it unless it's cracking. Uh, and, and even a crack, you'd be able to see, but you'd be able to see that with a carbon bike too. But what you wouldn't be able to see is an impact that causes delamination in a tube but doesn't result in visual cracking or damage. The construction has gotten much, much better, so they are vastly more reliable, but there's been this push for, as light as possible, which means there's not a lot of buffer and there's a lot of higher modus carbons that are not as impact resistant. So I agree with you that the concerns are overblown. but at the same time, actually this is something that, was talking to, Kaylee Fretz about when he was on not too long ago. The merits of metal bikes, and I think that. Especially on the more economical end of the spectrum, it would be great to see more, steel bikes. [00:30:19] Anne-Marije Rook: Oh, for sure. I love, I I myself, steel roadie. I, I think I would love to have a titanium bike for sure. Um, I just think that from a sustainability point of view, for the last, I don't know, 10, 15 years, we've been cranking out one carbon bike after another and they're not being recycled, uh, because. Well, you can, but it's very, very cost prohibit, pro prohibitive to, um, try to get around the re resin and recycle that carbon. And so I think I would rather see some of these older frames be picked up and, and reuse in one way or another. Um, you know, slap a new group set on and it's a good bike. I'm also. , um, privilege in that. In Portland, we have a great company called Ruckus Composites, and they for, for fee, but it's not a significant fee. They will scan your carbon frame to make sure there aren't any, uh, cracks or whatever that, that you can't see, um, simply with your eyeballs. [00:31:17] Randall R. Jacobs: That's a great service and one that if anyone has access to, especially if they're buying secondhand or if they've crashed, absolutely worth it., the cost of not doing it is, potentially nothing or potentially catastrophic [00:31:29] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah. Yeah. And I think I'm, I'm more worried about people buying these really cheaply made. Carbon bikes cuz they're like, it's carbon and it'll be good. And I'm like, there is such a thing as bad carbon and uh, budget bikes that just, um, yeah, they, they don't stand the test of time. Whereas good carbon bikes will, like I said, last your lifetime, uh, obviously. You know, metal is, is, this is the safer bet. But, um, yeah, we, we just have so many carbon frames out there right now, and I just don't, don't see them being used, uh, ending up in landfill. I don't know. I think that's one of the things that if I could ask the industry to do anything, it's to be a bit more, uh, sustainable in, in what they crank out and, and looking for the opportunities to recycle some of the products that they create. [00:32:14] Randall R. Jacobs: There is talk about this within the industry. Craig was at the people for Bike Summit and there was a lot of talk around sustainability. It may have been more around packaging and the like, being discussed there. some of this is, the facilities haven't existed. So carbon recycling, for example, you need specialized facilities. fortunately there's new, ways in which recycled carbon can be utilized cuz it is a degraded material, right? So you're not going to get the long pure fibers that you're getting purely homogenous, resin with and so on. So you need to be able to create forged carbon components and the like, and you're starting to see that, um, That whole recycling infrastructure, like all recycling infrastructure, for the most part in this country, is not keeping up with the sheer amount of stuff that we're creating and discarding. [00:33:04] Anne-Marije Rook: No, absolutely not. And uh, I think especially after. You know, uh, right before, um, gravel got real big, I think the industry was just sitting on, on thousands of, of car, like mid-level carbon bikes with, with 10 speed group sets. And luckily in some ways, luckily the, um, pandemic created, um, this, this delay in, in, in the. Um, in, in getting new components. And I think that that forced people to go back and be like, can we use this nine or 10 speed group set? And there's an interesting amount of, of nine and seven speed groups that's on the market right now that just like got picked up cuz they were laying around. And uh, you see those especially in, in, uh, super adventure bikes or e-bikes where they use older group sets. And I think it's great cuz we, we need to use the, the things that we've produced. [00:33:55] Randall R. Jacobs: you've been following some of the supply chain changes. [00:33:59] Anne-Marije Rook: of course. Yeah. I mean, that's been the story for the last few years for the industry and, uh, it, it is a struggle. I, I can't imagine being one of those businesses that, that relies on. Uh, you know, uh, pretty much anything at the moment. But, uh, seeing, see, I think it's, it's really fun to see some innovations happening around, um, using the stuff that we already have. And, uh, there's a lot of, you know, maybe I'm just a super bike nerd, but a lot of different ways you can get more gears out of a you a seven speed trailer or like, you know, using micro shift and, and using all the different. uh, like innovative, uh, little handy tools out there to, to make what's old, new. [00:34:44] Randall R. Jacobs: Yeah, a hundred percent with you there. And some of the organizations that we've sought to support, as a company have been around taking old bikes and making them new again. [00:34:53] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah. And down to sh shifters, I've been seeing a lot of those and, and just like old friction shifters being used again, which I thought was very fun because, uh, it's a cheap way to build an adventure bike. You know, you just go with, with, uh, , straight up brake levers, no shifting in the, in, in your handlebars, which leaves more room for bags and whatever else. And then, um, little bar end shifters or shifters, which never thought I'd see those come back again. [00:35:18] Randall R. Jacobs: Yeah, also provides a lot more options in terms of what you can spec, because there's really only three major players in that space currently. STR and Shao being the dominant two. [00:35:28] Anne-Marije Rook: What, uh, what's the coolest thing you've seen done with a, with a thesis? [00:35:32] Randall R. Jacobs: We did have a rider do this really stunning, metallic flake paint job With a painter out of the Boulder, Denver area. So those sorts of customizations have been neat otherwise. we have a lot of people who've done extended bike packing trips. We have a channel in an online community that we help to set up which is dedicated to bike packing. So there've been whole reports on people's setups, and that's been really cool to see. One. Has become normal at this point. But I think that we were relatively early with was dropper posts. So had a dropper post in second wheel sets. So had a hypothesis early on, that people would have a single bike for a lot of things and about 50% of people got two wheel sets and pushing 90% of our riders have gotten dropper posts. [00:36:22] Anne-Marije Rook: Really? That's, that's a, surprises me. That's a, a large percentage of people. Um, do they actually use 'em? Like, do they get shredding enough to where you need a, a drop or post? [00:36:33] Randall R. Jacobs: I've seen several examples of folks that have either discarded the dropper or who were really concerned about weight, and so you're trying to figure out how to swap it easily. But in general, like the typical response was, yeah, game changer. And, from, me personally, especially living in the Bay Area where there's so much fast and steep road descending, I'd used it all the time. The argument that I make is it adds say three quarters of a. [00:37:00] Anne-Marije Rook: Mm-hmm. [00:37:02] Randall R. Jacobs: one, you're, you're faster and more confident, less likely to crash in all of those technical or high speed sorts of situations. But then also, to be able to scoot your butt off the back of the saddle, you need to often compromise your satellite a little bit. . And so that means that you're no longer setting up your bike for pure comfort, pure efficiency, pure performance. And so that three quarters of a pound, I'm 165, so I'm probably pushing, let's say, round up to 200 pounds with gear and so on. Three quarters of a pound is as a percentage, less than half a percent. So am I getting half a percent more efficient, on a climb because I'm in the right position? I think that that's pretty plausible. Never. The rest of the time. So that, that's my pitch for droppers. I know that not everyone is sold on them, but I, I think that it's, uh, it is the thing that makes a bike that is otherwise really good on flat and smooth train, something that you can get really rowdy with. [00:38:00] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah, I mean, I like to get rowdy on, on gravel bikes very much. It's, it's kind of like my, my favorite thing to do is see how far I can take it, uh, to the end I will say, uh, you know, I've, I've come around, I mentioned this to you in email, but I've come around on six 50 bees finally. That took me a long time, uh, to get, but having that actual rubber does, does allow me to get, uh, a little bit more rowdy than, than on 700. [00:38:27] Randall R. Jacobs: Yeah. And I, I had shared some thinking about why that might have been, but I'm curious, what did you find different and hard to adjust to switching from 700 to six 50? [00:38:36] Anne-Marije Rook: Uh, I think initially it was like, oh, this feels slow, and, um, You know, given my background, I, I, I liked really quick and, and fast responses and lively rides, and it felt like it did the opposite. Like it became a bit more, more twitchy, which makes for a bit more engaging. Right? But it just felt a little slower. Um, and it just, the handling was different than what I was used to on 700 seats, which also had to do with the, the tire width that was running, you know, going from, uh, 700 by. F maybe 40 to, you know, six 50 to 47. That's a huge difference in terms of like your, your rolling surface that you have and, and how that feels around the corners. Um, but then it got real rainy and muddy and I was riding the, this, this rather, uh, you know, Rudy Mound, bikey terrain. And that's when I noticed the difference of like, oh yeah, this really allows me to stay planted a bit better and, and, uh, maneuver these roots. . Um, I also like it, it started off like, oh, I understand this form, like a technical point of view. And then for comfort, it is really darn comfortable to just like crank out the miles on on more rubber. And it just, yeah, it's cushy and uh, I can see now why, you know, randomers and such opt for that, that tire size. But it took me a while. I, I will say maybe I'm just old school, but um, I finally got around to it. [00:40:01] Randall R. Jacobs: I can definitely relate to , at least the sensation of it, potentially feeling a little bit slower rolling. And there's definitely circumstances and this is, , Casing dependent as well, where, you know it very well may be, but at the same time, remember the first time you gave up 20 threes and put on 20 fives or 20 eights or thirties and how different that felt. And it's like, I'm not getting all of that, that road. It just feels slow all of a sudden. But, , data said otherwise, but I mean, six 50 s have their place. There's a reason why a lot of racers in certain types of events run 700 by, I mean, in the case of Belgian waffle Ride in San Diego, I think people are running like 32 slicks, [00:40:44] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah. Yeah, I mean, that makes sense, right? Like it's if when you have that much, uh, ground to cover and, uh, a fair bit of road in that as well, I believe, um, you would opt for that. But yeah, I've, I've come around. I'm a hundred percent a six 50 B believer. Now I do think you need two wheel sets. Um, for different, different occasions. But yeah, it was, it was a fun experiment for me. This, uh, this fall. [00:41:10] Randall R. Jacobs: When you say two wheel sets, you mean 2 6 50 wheel sets or, or one seven hundred and one six fifty. [00:41:15] Anne-Marije Rook: The latter. Yeah. 1 700, 1 6 50. Yeah. There's definitely days that, you know, if I know I'm gonna go long, I, I just feel like I'm. covering more ground then, then I'll do that on a, a 700. But yeah, for my, my most, like my lunch rides, that's up in, in, in the trails, that's definitely six 50 now. [00:41:34] Randall R. Jacobs: So what else have you found surprising or delightful in terms of products or insight into the sport or, experiences you've had of late. [00:41:43] Anne-Marije Rook: Uh, well, sticking with gravel, I think we're starting to see a, a really broad spectrum. of bikes that are either super capable, have suspension, you know, there's an increasing amount of bikes and suspension. And then on the other side, the ones that are, are really going for speed. , um, where you basically have a road bike, um, that's, that's slightly more capable, you know, so like if you wanna go with specialized, you've got the, the new s C r with the sus, the rear end suspension and front end suspension versus the crux, which is, uh, you know, a very capable cyros bike basically, and feathery light. And I think we're seeing more of that divide happening, which is pretty quick given that gravel as a category hasn't been around for all that long. Um, and it's, it. I think it's a very interesting development just to see what people are gonna go for and how much we're we're differentiating between gravel racing and gravel adventuring and bike packing. And like the difference now, like you can't just say gravel anymore. You have to specify whether you're talking about gravel racing or, or adventuring. Cuz those are two very different. Sides of the industry now, which is, it's interesting and it's really fun to watch. Um, and I, I think personally, I like the adventure side from a tech nerdiness a bit more because we know what a fast road bike look like and what it can do, but like, how capable can you make, um, a drop bar bike and how, like watching people bring back rigid mountain bikes and, and just like drawing on, on, uh, old technology and, and, and seeing things. Redshift and connect with their suspension posts that, you know, remind me of Soft Ride and like it is just from a tech point of view, it's, it's, it's an interesting development and really fun to watch. [00:43:27] Randall R. Jacobs: It's kind of like, um fashion in, in a way, like what's old is new. I mean, it's definitely radically better with, composites and wide and tubeless and disc brakes, in particular. But in a lot of ways we're riding the original mountain bikes again. [00:43:42] Anne-Marije Rook: We totally are, we're just writing, you know, those, those spring loaded , what were they? Canadas the ones with the, the head tube springs. [00:43:51] Randall R. Jacobs: Oh, the head shock. [00:43:52] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah. Yeah. , which I mean future shock is that, you know, connect and Redshift is basically a soft ride. It's just everything is, is new again. And it's really fun to watch. And I think what I geek out a lot more is just seeing what people are coming up with in their own shops and how people perhaps are learning for the first time to be a bit more hands-on and, and, uh, mechanical and. Exploring with their own setups. I mean, how many people don't know how to fix their own tire? Uh, and I think nowadays watching them experiment and building super machines, it's, it's just really fun. [00:44:27] Randall R. Jacobs: So given that we're kind of coming to the end of the., favorite products of 2022 and then in a general sense, products, racing. Otherwise. What are you most excited about in the new year? [00:44:39] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah, so my favorite products, uh, some of 'em are things that I bought myself or own, like, uh, my Brompton was one I found on Craigslist, which is super random, but I. I wanted something to travel with, um, that's compact and wouldn't require me having an extra bag or anything like that. And, uh, my Bronson and I have been to the Tour de France fem together. We've been to the Netherlands, to London, to the Sac Cross World Championships. So that bike goes with me everywhere, which was a really fun, uh, crux purchase that I didn't need, but has given me a lot of joy. [00:45:13] Randall R. Jacobs: Are you doing a lot of long rides on that, or is it more getting around and being able to get that 20 miler in? [00:45:18] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah. Yeah. Getting around the, it's not , it's not very comfortable. Talk about like slow rolling, tiny. Like try, try 16 inch wheels, like no. Uh, but [00:45:28] Randall R. Jacobs: seen dispatches from people doing extended tours on a Bronson, which I've always found super impressive. [00:45:34] Anne-Marije Rook: I mean, good on them. I like, I, I, I applaud them. I, I don't, I don't enjoy that very much. Um, but it's been a great bike to travel with and, and it's just a really silly, really fun purchase. Um, I also got a ultra cleaner for the first. Which is great for, uh, you know, the position northwest is really wet, really muddy. Um, our, our gear gets just absolutely destroyed and so keeping it clean, uh, extends the, the lifetime of, of your components. And uh, that's really been a fun way to, um, get like that super shiny clean drive train. [00:46:14] Randall R. Jacobs: mm-hmm. [00:46:15] Anne-Marije Rook: Uh, and that was just a birthday present, so it's not something that was sent to me to review. Um, and then the best shoes I had were to live, uh, much shoes. Um, they are bright purple. Uh, they look great. Everyone is always asking me about 'em, and I keep asking them to make 'em into a gravel shoe because I don't spend enough time on my road back anymore to wear them. Um, go ahead. [00:46:42] Randall R. Jacobs: Do you love them for their styling or some other [00:46:44] Anne-Marije Rook: No, they're, they're, they're a pure race shoe, like you're locked in. They're some of the stiffest shoes I've ever worn, but they also are an absolute head turner. [00:46:52] Randall R. Jacobs: Yeah. [00:46:53] Anne-Marije Rook: so it's a two for one package. Um, and, and the gravel side of things, uh, the SW RS tires were super impressive. Um, they're so fast and, uh, I've yet to flat them, which is pretty incredible given a, my, my history and B uh, just how much I've written. [00:47:11] Randall R. Jacobs: What size are you running them in? [00:47:13] Anne-Marije Rook: I have, uh, 40 twos, I think is when I was running last, and I, I mean, I took 'em with me traveling. Like I, I did the, uh, Finland gravel and I did not know what I was getting myself into. And, and so getting a file, like bringing a file thread, Racy Tire is a bit of a risk. Um, but they did really well and, uh, they're probably the best tires I've had in no while. And I'd say in general, the market, it has gotten so much better. Like the, it's so easy to set up two plus tires now, whereas like even two years ago I, it was quite struggle sometimes getting those seated in your, in your garage. Yeah. [00:47:52] Randall R. Jacobs: Yeah, absolutely. Though I, I will say, um, and this is a hobby horse I often jump on, um, you know, road, road, tubeless hook, less road tubeless scares me, [00:48:04] Anne-Marije Rook: I tried to, I, I got a few to review this year and I, I tried to see if I could make them explode, but I think I reached my, like, comfort level far before, or the end of my comfort level far before the tires did. So there's that. [00:48:18] Randall R. Jacobs: Yeah. Yeah. Uh, and then going into 2023 and this doesn't have to be gear, it can be events, it can be, personal adventures. What are you excited about coming into the new year? [00:48:29] Anne-Marije Rook: Uh, yeah, I'm gonna go even more into gravel and attending some more gravel events. So I'm very excited to return to Unbound and to do s p d Gravel. There's talk about, uh, me and a colleague of mine setting an F K T. So there's some really fun challenges and, um, since stepping away from racing and, uh, you know, getting married, buying a house, I've definitely spent less time on. On the bike as I would like. So getting something to train for, for me personally, is, is uh, it's kind of exciting to get back to it. [00:49:01] Randall R. Jacobs: By the way, congratulations on those milestones. [00:49:04] Anne-Marije Rook: thanks. It was an exciting two years of the pandemic. Yeah. [00:49:07] Randall R. Jacobs: Yeah. Um, well, alright, um, so where can people find you on Twitter? Uh, you're at cycling weekly. How do, how do people get ahold of you or see what you're, what you're writing about? [00:49:18] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah, definitely on second weekly.com and then on social media Am Rook is my handle across every platform, including the ones that are popping up now that Twitter is taking a t. [00:49:29] Randall R. Jacobs: All right. Well, Anne-Marie, it's a pleasure to finally sit down and properly chat and very much looking forward to seeing you at Sea Otter and other industry events now that that's a thing again, and we can be out in the wild seeing each other. [00:49:41] Anne-Marije Rook: That's right. [00:49:42] Randall R. Jacobs: All right. [00:49:43] Anne-Marije Rook: for having me. [00:49:44] Craig Dalton: That's going to do it for this week's edition of the gravel ride podcast. Big, thanks to Anne Mariah. For having that conversation with Randall, I hope you guys learned a lot and I hope you do follow her on Twitter and follow her work as north American editor at cycling weekly. Huge. Thanks to our friends at athletic greens. Remember head on over to athletic greens.com/the gravel ride to check out ag one. One today. If you're interested in connecting with me or Randall, I encourage you to join the ridership. That's www.theridership.com. 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Rook, a local artist from Santa Paul sits down to chat with us about his music, photography, and life-experiences that have influenced his music. Check him out on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rook-the-crook Follow him on IG: @remymac12 As always, be sure to follow the 805UNCENSORED on our social media channels: IG: @805uncensoredpod Tik Tok: @805uncensoredpod Youtube: @805uncensoredpodcast Questions/Comments/Guest Suggestions/Episode Ideas? Email us! firstname.lastname@example.org Please consider leaving the show a review on Apple Podcasts, it really helps us expand our listenership. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/805uncensored/id1471552828 Jordon here, if I sound congested, it is because I very much. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Anne visits an old school friend that, surprise, her family disapproves of. Admiral Croft complains about a painting. Mary gives us the gossip from Lyme, and Ms. Rook gives us the gossip from the Real Housewives of Bath. We get a little existential with a talk about how losing your faith affects your outlook on life and death. What we're reading/watching/listening to: Scattered Showers by Rainbow Rowell, Horse by Geraldine Brooks We have a twitter! We have a TikTok! Email us: Janeaustenculturenight@gmail.com Hosted by Laurel Nakai and Akina Cox Music and Production by Laurel Nakai Artwork by Akina Cox
The trio continues into Hollow Wood after Rook fell into the river. The group does some information gathering within the town to try and learn more about the whereabouts of the Izzard's Traveling Eccentricities and Entertainment. They also talk about how to poop in a fantasy world. Get yourself some new dice and help support the show by going to Dicelegion.com and using code: DOWNTOROLL at checkout for 10% off your purchase! Down to Roll is: Cory Fox as the Game Master Maggie Armstrong as Liza Moss Dave Jensen as Wimbly Pennywise Ian Scheffler as Rook Moss.
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Episode 179 features Mike "Rook" Richards who is a singer-songwriter based in Alexandria, VA. He is currently performing throughout the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas while also writing his next record. His influences range from John Mayer, Rob Thomas, Morgan Wade, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Stevie Wonder and others. I wanted to sit down one day and talk to him in person because we have a few mutual friends and also happen to both play ice hockey. Rook has set a fairly ambitious goal this year to release one song per month and I featured the first song of which on this episode. It's called Euphoric Dream and it releases tomorrow on all streaming platforms. So if you like it you definitely find it wherever you listen to music. In our conversation Rook and I talked about our shared occupation in playing cover gigs, writing songs, and general philosophies on living the working musician life. Thanks for listening and supporting local music. https://www.rookrichards.com -- Podcast merch is available on Shopify. Shopify link -- Part-Time Rockstar Productions is available in the DMV for music videos and live filming. email@example.com -- The sponsor of this show is @Truly.strings guitar shop on Instagram. Based in Laurel, MD
Welcome back to the Roomlands & Rene's solo play-through of Colostle by Nich Angell! Please go check it out, it's an incredibly accessible and easy to learn game with great art and all you need is a deck of cards! We rejoin Marco, Berger, and Alis following a decisive victory against a massive flying Rook, completing their first Hunter's Guild quest! Unfortunately, their plans to proceed to the mysterious plateau in the canyonlands bearing the glyph depicted on Marco's familial map go a little sideways (or skyward?), leading to a whole new area of the Roomlands to be explored! Not to mention, a little weird conspiracy theorizing going on! If you enjoy our streams, podcasts, or just our general nerdiness, please consider giving us a 5-star rating on your podcast app of choice! Like, follow, and subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so you can comment & chat with us about all things RPGs. And, as always, come hang out and catch our live streams on our Twitch or catch up on our YouTube. Music in the Episode: Adventure Beyond by Alexander Nakarada Free download: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/8690-adventure-beyond License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Artist website: https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com/ Adventure by Alexander Nakarada Free download: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/6092-adventure License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Artist website: https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com/
The crew are bruised and beleaguered off the back of three punishing missions. But if they think the Spider is going to back down now, they have another think coming… Links Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UMLqfA3aT1ud8WDFSWVxC9uIjGRTYodv5kpm77iSfqk/edit?usp=sharing All music is royalty-free, and courtesy of Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/music/ Twitter @TheLoneAdv Email TheLoneAdv@gmail.com Podbean https://theloneadventurer.podbean.com/ Blog https://carlillustration.wordpress.com/ Blades in the Dark: https://www.evilhat.com/home/blades-in-the-dark/ Alone in the Dark: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/282013/Alone-in-the-Dark-Solo-Rules-for-Blades-in-the-Dark Solo Oracles: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1J_GVM_dVe3YMYAQaP-KIqOC91vFk56y9HOPKMybY_sk/edit?usp=sharing Faction clocks: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KWuAPc4iv7hElXLepV0XTqVP9IRAdNsdqwD1wSDyAys/edit?usp=sharing Mechanics XP Web XP: 18 (3 advances) +2 Stress boxes per crew member Everybody Steals (+1 action rating for each crew member) Synchronised (All Group Action 6's combine) Crater XP: 7 (Bodyguard, Skirmish +1) Spider XP: 4 (Mastermind) Sallow XP: 8 (Physicker) Valerian XP: 7 (Rook's Gambit, Sway +1) Tatters XP: 9 (Iron Will, Sway +1) Trace XP: 7 (Focused) Payoff Rep +9 Coin +6 Heat +10 (Wanted 2) Entanglements Show of Force (Undying destroy all covert drops) Reprisals (Sawtooth is found flayed) Questioning: Lord Adelaide Phroaig taken in, 2 Coin to release SIMPLE Q: Do Tatters and Valerian make it back to the safehouse? (50/50) 3,4 No, Because COMPLEX Q: Because what? 536, 431 Fireball, Arrow path They have not been found since the fire Downtime Activities Sallow Recover (Physicker, Crater Aids): 5d: 2,5,5,6,3: Frazzled gone, Overwhelmed to L1 Indulge Vice: 3 (4/11 remaining) Train (1 Coin): Survey +1 Crater Indulge Vice: 3 (4/11 remaining) Reduce Heat: Wreck: 3,4 Heat reduced by 2 to 3 Spider Indulge Vice: 5 (2/11 remaining) Reduce Heat: Consort: 4,1: Reduced by 2 to 1 Trace Recover (Physicker, Spider Aids): 5d: 1,1,3,4,5: 2 segments Recover (Physicker, Spider Aids): 5d: 6,4,3,1,3: 3 segments, Fatigued gone Train (1 Coin) Train (1 Coin): Study +1 Tatters Stress cleared, Trauma (Paranoid) +2 Stress (2 Trauma) Recover (Physicker, Valerian Aids): 5d: 4,5,2,2,6: 3 segments, 1 Coin for 5 segments: Brutalised cleared Train x 4 (3 Coin): +1 Study Valerian Stress cleared, Trauma (Reckless) +1 Stress (1 Trauma) Train x 2 Faction Clocks Unseen: +1 infiltrate city Council Cult: +1 Awaken Machine, +2 convert unbelievers Wraiths: +1 recruit thieves, +1 secure arcane ally Tortemus: +1 crush Crows, +1 gain arcane secrets Seekers: +1 benefits of war ENGAGEMENT ROLL Spider, Trace, Crater, Sallow The Plan: Assault The Detail: Destroy the Unseen's supply lines Loadouts: all Medium Engagement Roll: 2D Luck: +1D Bold: +1D Vulnerability: +1D Ally (Jeren, Bluecoat archivist): +1D High Tier target: -1D Wanted: -1D Result: Mixed Result (Risky) GATHER INFORMATION: Spider Consort with Jeren re shipping Company, Mastermind to Push: 3d: 2,2,3 Limited: The Percheron is owned by the Void Sea Shipping Company VSSCo. PROGRESS CLOCK: Destroy the Unseen's supply lines 0/16 Secure intel at the Shipping Company 0/4 Destroy the Percheron 0/4 Destroy Warehouse 1 0/4 Destroy Warehouse 2 0/4 GROUP ACTION ROLL: Prowl, led by Trace, to break into the VSSCo office while avoiding the attention of the passing patrols, Risky, Standard: (Success with Consequence) Trace: 3d: 5,5,2 Crater: 1d: 4 Sallow: 2d: 4,3 Spider: 1d: 1: 1 Stress to Trace CONSEQUENCE: Take Heat PROGRESS CLOCK: Destroy the Unseen's supply lines 2/16 The Shipping Company 2/4 The Percheron 0/4 Warehouse 1 0/4 Warehouse 2 0/4 SIMPLE Q: Obvious wealth? 50/50: 4,1: Yes, but Faded glory ACTION ROLL: Spider Study, to find evidence in the company books while remaining undetected, Crater Assist, Risky, Standard: 3d: 1,4,5 (Success with Consequence) CONSEQUENCE: Worse Effect Limited information COMPLEX Q: limited how? STARFORGED DESCRIPTOR/ FOCUS ORACLE: Lost Ship One ship name has been obscured PROGRESS CLOCK: Destroy the Unseen's supply lines 3/16 The Shipping Company 3/4 The Percheron 0/4 Warehouse 1 0/4 Warehouse 2 0/4 ACTION ROLL: Sallow Tinker, to break into the safe silently, Push, Risky, Standard-1 from Harm: 3d: 2,2,1 (Failure) CONSEQUENCE: Noisy explosion, safe destroyed, Bluecoats on their way GROUP ACTION ROLL: Prowl, led by Spider, to evade the Bluecoats and make it to the Percheron, Desperate, Limited: Success, 1XP Trace: 3d: 5,4,6 Crater: 1d: 5 Sallow: 2d: 1,3 1 stress to Spider Spider: 1d: 1: 3 1 stress to Spider PROGRESS CLOCK: Destroy the Unseen's supply lines 4/16 The Shipping Company 3/4 The Percheron 1/4 Warehouse 1 0/4 Warehouse 2 0/4 SIMPLE Q: Is the ship guarded? Very Likely: Yes, but The guards are not alert SETUP ACTION ROLL: Trace Hunt, to lay a route and track down the Captain without getting spotted, Crater Assists, Risky, Limited: 3d: 3,6,3 (Success) PROGRESS CLOCK: Destroy the Unseen's supply lines 5/16 The Shipping Company 3/4 The Percheron 2/4 Warehouse 1 0/4 Warehouse 2 0/4 GROUP ACTION ROLL: Prowl, led by Crater, to sneak onto the Percheron, Risky, Limited: (Critical Success: +1 Effect): Sallow can lay charges without a roll Crater: 1d: 2 1 Stress to Crater Sallow: 2d: 6,6 Spider: Push: 2d: 1,6 PROGRESS CLOCK: Destroy the Unseen's supply lines 6/16 The Shipping Company 3/4 The Percheron 4/4 Warehouse 1 0/4 Warehouse 2 0/4 ACTION ROLL: Cutter Command, to interrogate the captain, Risky, Limited, Spider Assists, 2d: 5,1 (Success with Consequence) PROGRESS CLOCK: Destroy the Unseen's supply lines 8/16 The Shipping Company 4/4 The Percheron 4/4 Warehouse 1 0/4 Warehouse 2 0/4 CONSEQUENCE: The Captain reveals a troubling truth COMPLEX Q: What does the captain reveal? 235, 662 (lobster claw, sunburst) ACTION/ THEME: 100, 86: Withdraw Supply DESCRIPTOR/ FOCUS: 99, 4: Valuable Archive ASK THE ORACLE: Is the skimmer the Undying, or someone else? (75/25) 95: someone else: d10: 4: The House of Whispers
Aetheryte Radio - A Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn Podcast
The patch is upon us! Saffista and tori_talks join Fusion and Rook for a hyped up good time as they go over the patch 6.3 prelim notes and discuss their hopes for what's to come!
Welcome back to the Roomlands & Rene's solo play-through of Colostle by Nich Angell! Please go check it out, it's an incredibly accessible and easy to learn game with great art and all you need is a deck of cards! We rejoin Marco, Berger, and Alis on their approach to confront their first Hunter's Guild quest! A flying Rook roosting in a tower... on an island... in the middle of a lake... perched atop a plateau! Talk about a crazy site for a fight! Will our protagonists be able to stick to the plan of getting inside the massive Rook and shut it down from the inside, or will they be tossed off the edge of the cliffs to an early ending? If you enjoy our streams, podcasts, or just our general nerdiness, please consider giving us a 5-star rating on your podcast app of choice! Like, follow, and subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so you can comment & chat with us about all things RPGs. And, as always, come hang out and catch our live streams on our Twitch or catch up on our YouTube. Music in the Episode: Adventure Beyond by Alexander Nakarada Free download: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/8690-adventure-beyond License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Artist website: https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com/ Adventure by Alexander Nakarada Free download: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/6092-adventure License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Artist website: https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com/
Welcome back to the Roomlands & Rene's solo play-through of Colostle by Nich Angell! Please go check it out, it's an incredibly accessible and easy to learn game with great art and all you need is a deck of cards! We rejoin Marco, Berger, and Alis as they've alerted some bandits hiding out in the giant skull of a fallen Rook in the harsh canyonlands outside of Rust Grove. Our heroes are outnumbered and you may be surprised at who manages to carry the fight, but it doesn't come without Wounds and consequences. As they near the site of their quest from the local Hunter's Guild, they meet an antagonistic NPC who comes with a warning, and the plot thickens before the looming battle... If you enjoy our streams, podcasts, or just our general nerdiness, please consider giving us a 5-star rating on your podcast app of choice! Like, follow, and subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so you can comment & chat with us about all things RPGs. And, as always, come hang out and catch our live streams on our Twitch or catch up on our YouTube. Music in the Episode: Adventure Beyond by Alexander Nakarada Free download: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/8690-adventure-beyond License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Artist website: https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com/ Adventure by Alexander Nakarada Free download: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/6092-adventure License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Artist website: https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com/
Liza, Rook, and Wimbly head into the forest on their way to Hollow Wood. Their first few days aren't as uneventful as they'd hoped as they are met with a variety of strange situations. Get yourself some new dice and help support the show by going to Dicelegion.com and using code: DOWNTOROLL at checkout for 10% off your purchase! Down to Roll is: Cory Fox as the Game Master Maggie Armstrong as Liza Moss Dave Jensen as Wimbly Pennywise Ian Scheffler as Rook Moss. You can follow the show on Instagram and Twitter
Two Dimension | Comic Book Podcast
Rook has mentioned his six year Dungeons And Dragons Campaign. and for this episode he is joined with the player Mojo to talk about the inspiration that started the game and how it evolved as it was being played. MUSICAL … Continue reading →
Aetheryte Radio - A Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn Podcast
Happy Holidays from Aetheryte Radio! We didn't forget you guys, we're here as promised! AND we brought a GUEST! Darian Hart joins Fusion, Rook, and Xenedra to talk about the Wish Upon a Realm Festival that took place in-game recently for the Make a Wish Foundation!
“So, how are you feeling about the new year approaching?” I asked my 22 year old son Rook on a phone call earlier this afternoon. Without missing a beat he said, “I am curious and excited” and then he offered up a few of the adventures he hopes to go on, some places he wants to explore near and the people he is looking forward to spending time with. He approached the future and his own “plans” with such openness and wonder about what will come to be, not lacking determination, rather leaving room for the mystery and all we can not yet know or see. As he spoke I found myself aware of just how empowering his lens of curious excitement is for facing change of any kind or creating one's next chapter. Listen as I offer ways to ex Here are some things you'll discover in this episode: Explore why the lens of curiosity and excitement can change everything for you. How to swap out your mental lenses to see from new perspectives.Ways to use curiosity and excitement to change your mood, options and outcomes.How to working with the energy of excitement when you don't feel amped up.Learn to shifting your energy, frequency and vibration.and more… Enjoy! Connect with Robyn Ivy here: Website:: https://www.robynivy.comInstagram:: https://www.instagram.com/robynivy Quick note, I just want to say thank you for listening to this episode. I know it means a lot to myself and my guests. If you enjoyed this episode, you will also like: Episode #31: Jeff Harry: Reorienting Ourselves Towards Play Episode #36: Judith Braun: Creative Freedom Through Discipline Episode #58: Jordin James: Learning to Love All Of Our Parts What can you do to support this channel? Subscribe, every new listener counts to us!Engage, we are a community who supports each otherLeave a review, let us know what you thinkShare, know others who may get some value - then share out channel MORE ABOUT ROBYN IVY: Robyn Ivy sees people for a living. A trusted coach, intuitive and fierce advocate for living a freedom filled and a creative life; she spent over 20 years as a commercial photographer, honing her powerful skills as a witness. She now hosts the Robyn Ivy Podcast, discussing how to be more present to your life and create what's next with today's prominent thought leaders, spiritual mentors and creative guides. Beyond her coaching practice, Robyn speaks, teaches and facilitates community for those wanting to live and work with greater creativity, connection and consciousness. You will often find her traveling in a camper van, sitting in her tree portal or capturing the beauty of nature. Raising her now grown sons Rook and Cole was her best work yet. Find out more at www.robynivy.com
Birds With Friends - An Eagles Podcast
Bo, Zach and Marissa discuss offensive line gifts before a rousing debut edition of The Shrikert Quail regarding upcoming free agents. Then it's time for Swooper Soarcasting and the Crystal Bald Eagle predictions … Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Artificial Christmas tree discussion ahead (10:30 to skip). Luke points out that the Cheque can't be the only one out there and Dan is back on his bouncy house grind. There is one big question this episode and that is, how are you finding this duck? Seriously, how?Special thanks to VOLO for the intro and outro music.
Liza, Rook, and Wimbly set off to finally get out of Storm Haven. After the week of hell they've been through they are now ready to brave the hells that amount in the rest of Malovia. They need to pass through the mines first before they get outside the city walls. Down to Roll is: Cory Fox as the Game Master Maggie Armstrong as Liza Moss Dave Jensen as Wimbly Pennywise Ian Scheffler as Rook Moss. You can follow the show on Instagram and Twitter
Anthony McGowan is one of the most widely acclaimed young adult and children's authors in the UK. His books have won numerous major awards. In 2020, he was awarded the CILIP Carnegie Medal for Lark. He was also shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal with Rook and won the Booktrust Teenage Prize and the Catalyst Award for Henry Tumour. His YA novel The Knife that Killed Me was made into a critically-lauded film in 2014. Anthony lives in London, with his wife, two children and dog. Anthony's latest novel is Dogs of the Deadlands. Learn more at anthonymcgowan.com
Warming up today with our classic love and appreciation of capitalism and how great toys are (10:35 to skip). From their SOPs to their personnel notes this organization has a lot of improvements to make and we're offering our consulting services. Time to max out the stats on random mythological creatures, and Myfanwy is missing some pretty big clues here....Special thanks to VOLO for the intro and outro music.
The Half-Wits now find themselves in at the Rusted Pepper after High Marshall Windsor frees them from jail. They sit and prep to head out of the town through the mines. Wimbly goes out and scouts the new area of the town while Rook questions Liza about their newly discovered shared line of work.
This week's episode is all about starting where we are. With the holidays only a few weeks away and the new year on the horizon we connect to both the changing seasons of nature, of light and of our lives. As we prepare for the bombardment of the “New Year New You-ness” let's consider how we actually go about creating what's next for us. What does change ask of us? And how do we respond? What's really involved? Learn how to access your innate resources of stillness, presence, intuition and creativity so the actions you take move you in the direction that is right for you. Here are some things you'll discover in this episode: Where do you begin? How to deal with change and ourselves as we navigate it.The importance of presence, self awareness, and knowing what's true for you.Why your to do list isn't going to be enough to get you where you are going.Ways to live and work at the intersection of being and doing.nd so more… Enjoy! Connect with Robyn Ivy here: Website:: https://www.robynivy.comInstagram:: https://www.instagram.com/robynivy Quick note, I just want to say thank you for listening to this episode. I know it means a lot to myself and my guests. If you enjoyed this episode, you will also like: Episode #20: Alisa Barry: Curating a Beautiful Life Episode #31: Jeff Harry: Reorienting Ourselves Towards Play Episode #33: Charlie Gilkey: How to Make your Productivity Flourish Episode #36: Judith Braun: Creative Freedom Through Discipline Episode #58: Jordin James: Learning to Love All Of Our Parts What can you do to support this channel? Subscribe, every new listener counts to us!Engage, we are a community who supports each otherLeave a review, let us know what you thinkShare, know others who may get some value - then share out channel MORE ABOUT ROBYN IVY: Robyn Ivy sees people for a living. A trusted coach, intuitive and fierce advocate for living a freedom filled and a creative life; she spent over 20 years as a commercial photographer, honing her powerful skills as a witness. She now hosts the Robyn Ivy Podcast, discussing how to be more present to your life and create what's next with today's prominent thought leaders, spiritual mentors and creative guides. Beyond her coaching practice, Robyn speaks, teaches and facilitates community for those wanting to live and work with greater creativity, connection and consciousness. You will often find her traveling in a camper van, sitting in her tree portal or capturing the beauty of nature. Raising her now grown sons Rook and Cole was her best work yet. Find out more at www.robynivy.com
Two Dimension | Comic Book Podcast
The book Dwayne: A Tale From Existentia starts the conversation off, then moves on to the second Dune Graphic Novel. Rook’s trip to Altanta with some comics created in the area and Mickey Mouse stories from Europe come up as … Continue reading →
Dan regales us with a tale of woe (14:39 to skip). Off rip, where are you staying? You getting room service? What's the minibar situation? Luke unveils his two cereal system and it is potentially a game changer. Also, a lot of Dr. Crisp talk this episode, so be prepared. It is not your ears, there is a mysterious buzz on this episode. Special thanks to VOLO for the intro and outro music.
In early 1068… as William was preparing for the tactical Coronation of Matilda… the three sons of Harold Godwinson were in Ireland. They had come to meet with King Diarmad of Dublin and prepare an invasion force to re-take England.
On this episode the guys talk old TV and all things pop culture. Rook joins the Blacksmith society. The guys talk about their recent purchases and have a few reading recommendations.
Solid Rock Personal Training Podcast
Hey Rockers! This week we are joined by Physical Therapist and Pelvic Health Specialist Amanda Rook! Amanda and Coach D dive into why leaking occurs during jump roping, different breathing exercises to practice & how to assess whether this is something you'd need to implement into your training! For more information about Pelvic health and what Amanda does, make sure to follow her @pelviccare or go visit pelviccare.org!
Bryan and Josh have both long been intrigued by the prolific and quirky “Video Game Development Boy Band” hailing from Utrecht, Netherlands and calling themselves Sokpop. Given the recent breakout success of the group's title, Stacklands, they decided to dive in and survey the vast back catalogue of projects that Sokpop has created. For those unaware: Sokpop is a 4 person video game development collective which has given itself an ambitious mission: launch a new game every 2 weeks. The games vary in size, shape, and scope but generally adhere to a ‘House Style' that features low-res colorful visuals and cute, chunky animations. While the discussion primarily concerns Stacklands and another title, Simmiland, from a gameplay and mechanics perspective, Bryan and Josh discuss Sokpop's approach more broadly in this podcast we're calling Sokpop Selection.Three Word Reviews:Bryan - Curious Collective CreationJosh - Rapid Fire ReleaseShow Notes:Sokpop's Patreon PageGame Design Perspective: Stacklands by JoshGames Discussed: Stacklands, Simmiland, Luckitown, Tile Tale, Pocket Watch, White Lavender, Rook, KingPins, Sproots
Join Zero, Simmond, and Rook as they explore the mysterious happenings in a village. Will our heroes figure out the mystery of the disappearances or risk disappearing in a crystal grave? Join us to find out.
Join Zero, Simmond, and Rook as they explore the mysterious happenings in a village. Will our heroes figure out the mystery of the disappearances or risk disappearing in a crystal grave? Join us to find out.
How do you all keep falling for this? The Ghost Turkey moves in mysterious ways, and this year he's moving us to 2019, to atone for our sins. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! 04:48 - ICECOOL 06:24 - Meeple Circus 06:49 - Root 07:57 - Sheriff of Nottingham 08:48 - Piepmatz 09:29 - Fauna 10:13 - Evolution: Flight 11:03 - Zany Penguins 12:26 - Gulo Gulo 13:16 - Funky Chicken 14:02 - Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn 14:58 - Rook 16:01 - Scythe 17:09 - Biblios Check out our wiki at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/wiki Join the discussion at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/discord Join our Facebook group at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/facebook Get a Board Game Barrage T-shirt at: https://boardgamebarrage.com/store
Here, there's only one thing you gotta worry about: Punching Sharks. But Live Show Tickets: https://bit.ly/BloodyFMCW: NoneTranscriptPatrons Mouse_mouth, Attempted_murdr_of_crows, Scott Atkins, Rook, Eric M Guerrero, Andy Hancher, Caleb Boyce, Hayerim, NightlyH, Cat Branham, and Michael NeaveillCast & Crew:Red is sus + Dante Hawk linesSPC-049 - Candycornking6SPC-173 - V112SPC-1057, -1373 & -3284 - Sonata GreenNarrator - Graham RowatStoryteller - Rissa MontanezRecounter - Elissa ParkResearcher - Pacific ObadiahLava Lover - Melissa LuskTA-839229 - Daisy McNamara ____________Sound Designer - Travis McMasterMusic by Matt Roi BergerTheme Song by Tom Rory ParsonsShowrunner - Pacific S. ObadiahProducers - Tom Owen & Brad MiskaPresented by Bloody FMwww.Bloody-Disgusting.com www.SCParchives.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scp_pod Twitter: https://twitter.com/scp_pod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scppod Discord: https://discord.gg/tJEeNUzeZX Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Venture Maidens | A Dungeons and Dragons Podcast
Our heroes follow Gwen's trail to the ominous Castle Dread. What has happened to Gwen and Rook? Will Castle Dread hold answers to Penny's plight? Where the heck is this missing archfey? Grab the Venture Maidens Campaign Guide PDF on the 2CGaming Web Store Support Venture Maidens on Patreon Get merch and learn more at our website Follow us on Twitter @venturemaidens Follow us on Instagram @venturemaidens DM is Celeste Conowitch (@cconowitch) Aoife Flannery is Sage Stafford (@staffofsage) Lluvyras 'Lu' Ssath is Katie Budabin (@lazy_mermaiden) Fittonia 'Toni' Silvertail is Naseem Etemad (@nas_ghoul) Theme Music by Emily Meo Additional Music by Tabletop Audio
The Rook and the Rectum. Cats Need Comfort And Cardboard. Taste that biscuit. Does Metal Have Hair 'Cause I Like Really Want to Know... I Don't Like Chess Anal Beeeeeeeds. Don Dokken's Dealership. Jim Halpert, lead singer of Judas Priest. Wrinkle Up and Fall Over. I'll Have What the Pilot's Having. Generate an Image of Me Like Your AI French Girls. Huge jacked man to play Wolverine. Lump Bum. Body Builder's Ball Park. Tom Talking to Tom About Tom. Recommentals that should have puking with Randy and Nicole and more on this episode of The Morning Stream.