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In this episode of Fitter & Faster, run coach David Roche joins host Emma-Kate Lidbury to talk all things running—from how to get the most from your running this off season, to how to structure your training, how to improve your form, and how to stay injury-free. It's a fun and fascinating chat in which Roche gives us plenty of insights into how he helps guide the many runners he coaches through his coaching company, Some Work, All Play. He talks us through a typical week of run training and lets us into a few secrets on how to get faster, quicker—spoiler alert, it doesn't involve hours of run drills, agonizing over cadence, or over-analyzing form. We also talk about strength training for running, with Roche referencing a couple of different routines that he has on Trail Runner's website: 3-minute mountain legs and 8-minute speed legs. And if you're a triathlete who's keen to venture off-road this fall or winter, Roche has a few tips on how to get the most fun and fitness out of that. If you enjoyed Roche's perspective, you can tune into his own podcast, Some Work, All Play, which he co-hosts with his wife and fellow coach Megan. And, of course, it wouldn't be Fitter & Faster without our Gear Up section with resident gear guru and Triathlete executive editor Chris Foster. As a distinguished runner and tech geek, Foster is in a league of his own talking us through some of the latest run trends, how they've impacted the latest run gear and gadgets, and what's best for you to use to get the most from your miles. In the show, we reference our Fall Running Shoe Guide and this news story about On Running's IPO.
Roast! West Coast welcomes coffee expert Siri Simran Khalsa, the Executive Director of Lofty Coffee, to the show to discuss how to take your coffee drinking experience and education to the next level. Support this show by leaving a tip at: https://anchor.fm/owl-podcasts/support Head to www.roastwestcoast.com for show recaps, coffee education, guest list and coffee news. Follow us on Instagram: @RoastWestCoast or Facebook: @RoastWestCoast ROAST! West Coast is a new podcast bringing together a community of coffee lovers in Southern California. Host Ryan Woldt interviews local roastery founders, roasters, coffee shop experts, farmers, green coffee brokers and more about their coffee origin stories, how they've dealt with the impacts of Covid-19, why they love coffee and much more. If you love coffee, entrepreneurship, shopping local and learn how things get made and why things are done a certain way you will love ROAST! West Coast presented by One Wild Life Co. In season three we dive deep into the hyper-local coffee region of Southern California with the help of Industry Legacy Partners like Steady State Roasting, Zumbar Coffee & Tea, Leap Coffee, Marea Coffee, Mostra Coffee, Cafe LaTerre, First Light Whiskey, Camp Coffee, Frinj Coffee and Cape Horn Coffee. Plus, Coffee Sensei Chris O'Brien of Coffee Cycle is back as our resident coffee expert helping us all learn a little more about coffee together, and Siri Simran Khalsa, Executive Director of Lofty Coffee, joins the show as a recurring guest to answer our roasting specific questions. https://roastwestcoast.substack.com/welcome https://www.onewildlifeco.com/ https://www.cafelaterre.com/ mostracoffee.com https://coffee-cycle.com/ https://mareacoffee.com/ https://loftycoffee.com/ http://firstlightwhiskey.com/ zumbarcoffee.com https://capehorncoffee.com/ https://www.steadystateroasting.com/ https://campcoffeecompany.com/ https://frinjcoffee.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roastwestcoast/support
Chris Hull is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Otus, a Chicago-based edtech company. After 13 years as an educator, Chris wanted to minimize the chaos of disconnected edtech tools for K-12 administrators, educators, students, and their families. Otus is one system to teach, grade, analyze, and plan. With Otus, school leaders can focus on student learning, not technology. Learn more at http://otus.com As an educator, Chris struggled to collaborate with his peers. The faculty would struggle to piece together information on the performance of students. Instead of working on a solution the staff would spend time scrounging for different documents and notes. Moments like this inspired Chris to develop Otus! Learn the Delegation Strategies I've shared with THOUSANDS and get your team to do what you need! Grab a copy of my EBook, The Six Simple Steps to Great Delegation DefeatTheDrama.com/DelegationSheet Kirsten Ross Vogel is an author, podcast host and CEO of Focus Forward Coaching where we help leaders defeat team drama to 4X productivity, wow their customers and improve their bottom line with simple, actionable strategies, systems, communication hacks and mindset shifts.
It is 2021! Get Caught Trying to Make the World Better! Best Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Safety Storytelling, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives... Give this a listen. Thanks for listening and tell your friends. See you on Audible...all my books are up on there. One of them is read by a British dude - it is like a Harry Potter book! Have a great day as well.
Bakeries waste tons of food every day because demand is extremely hard to predict. In this episode of Stories from the Workshop, Meredydd speaks to Mark Breuß who grew up in the bakery business and saw a need for software that uses data to help bakers make better decisions.
Welcome back to the podcast, Greg Dickerson! Greg's first appearance is, by far, our most listened to episode! Be sure to jump back and take a listen to episode 1. Greg is a serial entrepreneur, real estate developer coach and mentor. He has bought, developed and sold over $250 million in real estate, built and renovated hundreds of custom homes and commercial buildings, developed residential and mixed use subdivisions and started 12 different companies from the ground up. In today's episode, Greg gives us a free coaching session on what you must know and understand to be successful in real estate. We take a deep dive into this crazy market and how to respond as an investor. Be ready to take notes on this one! It is packed with so much wisdom and encouragement! Connect with Greg at: Website: www.dickersoninternational.com, Facebook: thegregdickerson, LInkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/agregdickerson/ Greg's Book Recommendations: How to Win Friends and Influence People by: Dan Carnegie, Positivity: How to be Happier, Healthier, Smarter and More Prosperous by: Harry Edelson Greg's Prayer Request: Wisdom for impacting those around him, especially his students. Connect with Lee: Website: THREEFOLD - Real Estate Investing (threefoldrei.com), Email: email@example.com, Facebook: Threefold Real Estate Investing | Facebook, LinkedIn: Lee Yoder | LinkedIn Check out our Free E-book! https://threefoldrei.ac-page.com/5-steps-to-passive-income-for-the-full-time-dad
How can you get smarter about getting smarter? Our guest Elizabeth Ricker, author of Smarter Tomorrow, introduces us to neurohacks that can cognitive functioning. She explains her concept of scientific self-help and how to improve cognitive functioning through a variety of short exercises and experiments. We discuss: The story of her middle school math teacher How neurohacking and scientific self-help work with how to improve cognitive functioning What she learned from tracking her New Year's Resolutions since 2011 What we need to know about cognitive functioning that may be different than we expect The New IQ and the New EQ Common Lifestyle Bottlenecks – and how they can be addressed and improve cognitive functioning How Serious Brain Games can improve executive function The MIND diet How having an accountability partner can help The key messages from her book Smarter Tomorrow Elizabeth joins us from San Francisco. ________________________ Bio Elizabeth R. Ricker is the author of the new book, Smarter Tomorrow: How 15 Minutes of Neurohacking a Day Can Help You Work Better, Think Faster, and Get More Done Her work has been featured globally, including in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, on SiriusXM radio, and on public broadcast TV in Europe. She has given talks on cognitive enhancement and neurohacking across the US and overseas. She is a sought-after expert by Silicon Valley venture capital firms, technology startups, schools, and the Fortune 500. She runs the citizen neuroscience, DIY, and neurohacking organization, NeuroEducate, and her consulting and speaking work goes through Ricker Labs. Ricker received her undergraduate degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from MIT and her graduate degree in Mind, Brain, and Education from Harvard. In college, she worked in the neuroscience lab of Nobel Prize winner Dr. Susumu Tonegawa. Ricker was also a nationally ranked athlete and class president-- the latter of which occasionally involved such serious duties as dressing up in a giant rodent costume to play Tim the Beaver, the MIT mascot. __________________________ Wise Quotes On Neurohacking "I think before you dive into all the things that the media is going to tell you that are falling apart as you get older, I think it's really important to just start with the things that you are probably stronger at than you realize. This is a really important thing with neurohacking - to start with an understanding of where you're strong and then understand what your personal bottlenecks are so that you can personalize everything that you do." On Scientific Self Help "You can take a very scientific approach to your life and the things that seem kind of abstract and maybe not under your control, like life satisfaction or mental performance - these things seem uncontrollable. I think they seem like you're either born with them or fate seems to play a role and you just don't have control over them. And what I want to really introduce to people is that we actually have a lot of data, and we have this tool, which is self-experimentation, that can allow you to actually take control over it. And if it helps at all, when you look back at the number of Nobel prize winners who have won awards in medicine or physiology, a surprising percentage of them actually ran self-experiments in the exact area that they won the Nobel prize in. So you will actually be in pretty good company. This is not some [sci-fi] stuff. This is something that even very various data scientists have done themselves. So, [there's] no reason why you can't ask and approach things just like a Nobel prize winner." On Neurohacking "...When you start your neurohacking, I think of there being a pyramid. So before you get into the really fancy neurohacks, like later on in the book, I talk about neurostimulation, neurofeedback, these sort of lab-grade technologies that are now - due to the decrease in consume...
Redistricting is important. We swear. Every ten years, our elected officials fight over how and who will elect them next time -- or not. Which groups will be overrepresented? Or underrepresented? Who knows! Fortunately, we're doing a feed-swap this week with the Get More Smarter podcast, which is hosted by a couple of guys who have been around Colorado politics for a long time: Ian Silverii, formerly of ProgressNow Colorado, and Jason Bain, of ColoradoPols.com. They talk about Lauren Boebert and the state GOP primary to take on Michael Bennet, then go deep on redistricting with Evan Wyloge, a veteran redistricting reporter with coloradopolitics.com. Also, and this is for podcast fans, how cool is it that they have a theme by Breakmaster Cylinder? Here's their description of this episode: This week, our favorite Colorado insurrectionist joins the US Senate Republican Primary and we're taking bets on how badly this ruins GOP chances to beat Michael Bennet in 2022. Our 7th favorite congressperson from Colorado makes us ask, once again, “What the hell is wrong with our 7th favorite congressperson from Colorado?” The Colorado Republican Party doesn't know the first rule of fight club, so the break the hell out of it. We have another edition of MAP MADNESS, where we discuss the brand-new redistricting and reapportionment process in Colorado AND we interview Evan Wyloge, reporter for the various Gazettes and ColoradoPolitics.com who has had the distinct pleasure of covering this public-political-cartography process not once, but twice! Follow Evan on Twitter: @EvanWyloge Some of Evan's redistricting articles mentioned in the interview - Coordinated persuasion efforts emerge in Colorado redistricting commissions' public comments (9/20/21) - Challenge to congressional map plan over minority protections announced already (9/30/21) - Newly revealed interactions added to redistricting lobbying complaint (9/27/21) - Colorado nonprofit targeted with redistricting lobbying complaint helped draft others' map proposals (8/30/21) ------- This week, we're doing a feed-swap with our friends at City Cast Denver, Denver's only local daily news podcast. They make terrific content, and you'll find their recent episode about Casa Bonita in our feed. Subscribe to the City Cast Denver podcast and newsletter. ------- Hosts: Jason Bane | Ian Silverii Producer: Ethan Black Intern: Taleen Sample Music: Breakmaster Cylinder Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Visit our website at getmoresmarter.com.
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Roast! West Coast welcomes coffee expert Chris O'Brien, founder & head roaster of Coffee Cycle Roasting to the show to discuss our favorite fall coffee flavor, Pumpkin Spice. Support this show by leaving a tip at: https://anchor.fm/owl-podcasts/support Head to www.roastwestcoast.com for show recaps, coffee education, guest list and coffee news. Follow us on Instagram: @RoastWestCoast or Facebook: @RoastWestCoast ROAST! West Coast is a new podcast bringing together a community of coffee lovers in Southern California. Host Ryan Woldt interviews local roastery founders, roasters, coffee shop experts, farmers, green coffee brokers and more about their coffee origin stories, how they've dealt with the impacts of Covid-19, why they love coffee and much more. If you love coffee, entrepreneurship, shopping local and learn how things get made and why things are done a certain way you will love ROAST! West Coast presented by One Wild Life Co. In season two we dive deep into the hyper-local coffee region of Southern California with the help of Industry Legacy Partners like Steady State Roasting, Zumbar Coffee & Tea, Leap Coffee, Marea Coffee, Mostra Coffee, Cafe LaTerre, First Light Whiskey, Camp Coffee, Frinj Coffee and Cape Horn Coffee. Plus, Coffee Sensei Chris O'Brien of Coffee Cycle is back as our resident coffee expert helping us all learn a little more about coffee together, and Siri Simran Khalsa, Executive Director of Lofty Coffee, joins the show as a recurring guest to answer our roasting specific questions. https://roastwestcoast.substack.com/welcome https://www.onewildlifeco.com/ https://www.cafelaterre.com/ mostracoffee.com https://coffee-cycle.com/ https://mareacoffee.com/ https://loftycoffee.com/ http://firstlightwhiskey.com/ zumbarcoffee.com https://capehorncoffee.com/ https://www.steadystateroasting.com/ https://campcoffeecompany.com/ https://frinjcoffee.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roastwestcoast/support
EDITORS NOTE: At about 13:00, Jason discusses carb icing and states 72 degrees. The answer, according to an AOPA Safety Brief, is up to 100 degrees F at 50% humidity. Here is the link to the Safety Brief. https://www.aopa.org/-/media/Files/AOPA/Home/Pilot%20Resources/ASI/Safety%20Briefs/SB09.pdf
We all have our good days and bad days, but what if there was a way to strengthen a pathway in our brains that was better able to balance our emotional and reasoning brain? This would help us perform at our best and lead us to make wiser decisions with our time. It could help us procrastinate less, get motivated, and really think ahead about what we want for ourselves. So how can we tone down that overreactive part of us? In this episode, I'll tell you about the two techniques that helped people access the more focused brain and the one technique that boosted emotional regulation in a multi-center research study. You'll learn how to access this top down brain processing, executive functioning brain, to tap into your wiser, smarter self.
To find out more about D.C. McGuire, you can check these links:https://www.wiremybrain.com/https://www.facebook.com/donnachristinemcguirehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/d-c-mcguire-8b7b0127/ Get your free copy of the Real Estate Evolution here:bit.ly/RealEstateEvolution_GetYourBookThis book shows you the step by step of how to:Step 1: Believe in your unknown potentialStep 2: Deconstruct persuasion techniquesStep 3: Find business and get hired consistentlyStep 4: Be proactive in the relationship with your clients.Step 5: Learn and implement the exact steps to hire, train, lead, and train virtual assistants so that they can build, support, and guide a winning team to scale.And if you'd like to have a consistent and predictable income, like this page, and don't forget to join the Facebook group to network with the top agents:https://www.facebook.com/groups/cpicommunitygrp/
Welcome to Season 3 of the Mic'd Up Students Podcast! Welcoming an all-new co-host, Espi! In this episode, Malachi & Nahom go head to head with trivia as Espi brings in questions ranging from Sac State trivia to general knowlege! Stay tuned for more episodes coming soon including an episode with an introduction to our new co-host Espi!
What automation tools do you utilize to make your work more meaningful?Neeti Mehta Shukla, Co-Founder of Automation Anywhere joins A.J. to discuss the power of process automation in enabling smarter business growth. They explore the past, present, and future of business process automation, how to combine accessible automation and artificial intelligence for more efficiency and productivity, and the different processes to evaluating business growth. They also talk about the entrepreneurial spirit, why it revolves around problem-solving, and what it takes to navigate the transition points of an eight-figure business. Tune in to learn how to make your life easier by leveraging the power of automation.About our guest:Neeti Mehta is the Co-founder and SVP of Brand and Culture at Automation Anywhere, where they provide robotic process automation enhanced with both cognitive and analytics technology in leading Financial Services, BPO, Healthcare, Technology, and Insurance companies (to name a few)—across more than 90 countries. In addition, Neeti has been on the Advisory and Founding Boards of many companies, advocating strongly for female Founder-CEOs.On today's episode: Episode Overview - How to make your work more meaningful - 03:03 How does problem-solving form the core of entrepreneurship? How have Neeti's problem-solving skills progressed over time? - 04:38 Why is automation cumbersome? Has AI influenced the level of intelligence from automation? - 07:02 How Automation Anywhere's a breakthrough product, IQ Bot utilized artificial intelligence to automate human-centric processes, including invoice-generation - 08:53 The two things to look forward to the most through technology and automation - 10:33 How do you navigate the transition points of growing a business? - 14:55 How can you develop a good understanding of your business and customers? - 17:08 The processes to evaluating business growth - 18:46 The reason why Neeti is greatly involved in women empowerment programs and where her drive for the same comes from - 19:58 Are there similarities between the US and India in the involvement of female entrepreneurs? - 21:21 What success means to Neeti - 24:06 How can you build a legacy for your children on what is possible? - 25:55 Key Takeaways: Entrepreneurship is all about problem-solving, pushing the limits to enhance the problem in different ways, and continuing to grow every step of the way. Entrepreneurship is exciting because you don't have predefined answers to the problems that arise. Technology enablement is necessary to deliver the next level of products and services to the world at large. Using AI and process automation, businesses can develop systems to ease their immediate process requirements or deal with the challenges they are facing at any point in time. The secrets to building a beyond-eight figure business are - hard work, falling in love with the problem (and not the solution), and intertwining business needs and challenges with technology development. The closer you are to the customer in terms of understanding their psyche, their requirements, and problems, the more informed your processes will be in helping them. Organizations, especially the technology industry needs to continue to work to bring more women to the spotlight. How has artificial intelligence pushed the limits for business process automation?[09:08] - “The combination of accessible automation and artificial intelligence [has] really changed the landscape for businesses and what they could accomplish in process automation.”What do you expect to achieve for your business using process automation? Tell us on Facebook or any social media platform of your choice (and don't forget to say hello if you would like to share your story with us)! Connect with Neeti Mehta: LinkedIn: @NeetiMehtaShukla Facebook: Automation Anywhere Software Website: https://www.automationanywhere.com/ Twitter: @NeetiShukla Follow Beyond 8 Figures: Website: Beyond8Figures.com Twitter: @beyond8figures Facebook: Beyond 8 Figures Instagram:@b8fpodcast Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Connect with Insights Lab: Website: https://insightslab.ai/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheInsightsLab/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/insightslab.ai/ Email: email@example.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/insightslab-ai/
This week we tackle our first Q & A episode from The Ridership Community. Randall and Craig tackle your questions in part 1 of 2 fun filled episodes. The Ridership Support the Podcast Book your free Thesis Bike Consult Automated transcription (Please excuses the errors): Episode 24 [00:00:00] Craig Dalton: Hello and welcome to in the dirt from the gravel. The ride podcast. I'm your host, Craig Dalton. And i'll be joined shortly by my co-host rental jacobs In this week's episode, we're tackling our first Q and a episode. [00:00:14] We've mentioned the ridership community on a number of occasions on this podcast. It's a community that's full of vibrant questions all the time. So we thought we'd put out an ask to say, what are the things you want to learn about what should Randall an IB discussing? And we were overwhelmed by. By the number of questions we received. [00:00:34] So much. So in fact that we're going to break this episode down into two parts. So today we'll focus on part one. And in the coming weeks we're released part two. [00:00:44] Before we jump into this week's episode, I'd like to thank this week. Sponsor Thesis bikes. As you know, Randall Jacob's my co-host in these, in the dirt episodes is the founder of Thesis bikes. Which you might not know is it's the bicycle I've been riding for the last let's say year and a half. [00:01:01] Over the course of this podcast, I've had the opportunity to ride many bicycles and I keep coming back to my Thesis. As my number one bike in the garage, it really does deliver on the promise of a bike that can do anything. As many of, you know, I operate with two wheel sets in the garage. So I've got a 700 C wheel set with road tires on, and my go-to six 50 B wheel set for all my off-road adventures. [00:01:26] In the many, many hours of conversation I've had with Randall, I've really come to appreciate how thoughtful he was in designing this bike and everything that goes in the Thesis community. Randall and the team are available for personal consults, which I highly recommend you take advantage of. If you're interested in learning more about the brand and figuring out how to get the right fit for your Thesis bicycle. [00:01:49] In a shocking statement. I can actually express that Thesis has bikes in stock. It's something we haven't been able to say about a lot of bike brands these days during the pandemic. It's October as we're releasing this episode and they have bikes available for November delivery with the SRAM access builds. They also have frame sets available. [00:02:10] So I encourage you to head on over to Thesis.bike, to check out more about the brand, the story. Cory and the product and book one of those free consultations with a member of the Thesis team. With that said, let's dive right into this. Week's. Q and a episode [00:02:25] Craig: Randall, how are you today? [00:02:26] Randall: I am doing well, Craig, how are you my friend? [00:02:30] Craig: I am doing good. I'm particularly excited for this episode because it essentially came entirely from the Ridership community. We're doing our first ever Q&A episode. [00:02:42] Randall: Yeah, people have a lot of trust in us, maybe too much in terms of our knowledge here. So we'll try not to get over our heads in terms of uh what we claim to know, but a lot of good questions here and hopefully we can answer most of them. [00:02:54] Craig: Yeah, I think that's been one of the cool things about the ridership is I see these questions going on all the time and I quite regularly. See them answered by people Smarter than you and I in a specific area of the sport. They have particular knowledge about a specific region. So it's really cool to see those happening in real time, every day for the members of that community. [00:03:17] Randall: Yeah, everything from fit related questions where we have some experts in there. Professional fitters like Patrick Carey, who I just did the episode with just before this one, I was in there answering questions, but then also if you've got a question about tires, nobody's going to have ridden all of them, but somehow every one has been written by someone in the forum there. And it's one of our most popular topics. [00:03:38] Craig: Yeah. And I've seen some really detailed, help transpire between members as well, just like random disc bait break problems or compatibility problems. And I'm always shocked when someone raises their hand digitally and start to answering a question saying, no, I experienced that exact same weird problem in combination of things. [00:03:57] Randall: Yeah, it really fits into the spirit of The Ridership in which embodied in that word was this idea of fellowship, like writers, helping writers. So it's been super cool to see that community develop organically. And so thank you all members who are listening, and to those who aren't in there yet, we hope you'll join us. [00:04:15] Craig: Yeah. just head over to www.theridership.com and you can get right in and start interacting as much, or as little as you want. I think the uniqueness of the platform is it is designed inherently to be asynchronous. So you can put a question in there give it a little time to marinate and a couple of days later Get lots of answers. [00:04:35] This is pretty cool. [00:04:36] Randall: And in addition to that, there's also rides being coordinated. So myself and another writer here in the new England area or leading a ride. And we have about 10 or 15 people who chimed in wanting to join. And we've seen quite a bit of that in the bay area as well. So that's another use case for this in addition to sharing routes and general bicycle nerdery. [00:04:54] Craig: Yeah, it's super cool. [00:04:55] So this episode, we're clearly going to jump around a bunch. We've tried to organize the questions, so there's, there's some pairing around them, but these are questions that all came in from subset of individuals. So They are what they are and we wanted to jump on them. So with that, let's let's dive right in. Okay. [00:05:12] Randall: All right, let's do it. [00:05:14] Craig: Cool. So the first question comes from Keith P E. And he says, every time I go out for a gravel ride, I think why is this roadie where I'm like Rhonda trails when there's no podium to win or anybody watching. What is this obsession with wearing skin tight clothing in a sport that resides in the dirt. [00:05:31] Randall: I don't know about you, but I'm just showing off. [00:05:34] Craig: Your physique. [00:05:35] Randall: My, my Adonis like physique, sure. It's just more comfortable for me. And I like to go pretty hard and I'm sweating a lot. And if I had baggier gear on, I would tend to have, potential issues with chafing and the like so for intensity I definitely find that the Lycra is a lot more comfortable. [00:05:54] Craig: Yeah, I'm sorta with you. Like I do I desire to be that guy in baggy shorts and a t-shirt, but every time it comes down to it, I'm grabbing the Lycra. I think for me, there's a couple of performance things, definitely on the lower body. I appreciate the Lycra just cause I don't get any binding and less potential for chafing. So I'm like, I'm all about a big short for riding, unless it's a super, super casual outing for me. [00:06:21] And then up top. I think it comes down to, I do having the pockets in the Jersey. So that sort of makes me tend towards wearing a Jersey, even if it's just solely to carry my phone in my pocket. [00:06:34] Randall: And if you really want to be pro show up to an elite race and like a led Zeppelin t-shirt and some cutoff jorts, and hairy legs and just rip everyone's legs off that would be super impressive. But for the rest of us, [00:06:45] If you ha, if you have those sorts of legs, [00:06:47] Yeah, it would be very impressed. Send pictures in to the ridership. If you actually do that . [00:06:50] Craig: Yeah. So you'll see me. You'll see me. Rock a t-shirt you. As a performance t-shirt instead of a cycling Jersey on occasion. And I just jam stuff into bags, but yeah, nine times out of 10, unfortunately I'm that Lycra. Reclad. Gravel cyclists. [00:07:06] Randall: MAMIL, I think right. [00:07:08] Middle aged man in Lycra. [00:07:11] I'm right behind in the age category. [00:07:13] Craig: Second question comes from Tom Schiele. And forgive me if I mispronounced your last name, he'd love to get our insights into winter riding, especially tips for those of us in new England who go out on cold dark mornings. [00:07:29] I'm going to, I'm going to go out on a limb here and Randall and say, it's probably not the guy. [00:07:32] from California that should be offering this advice. [00:07:34] Randall: Let's have you go first for that reason. [00:07:38] Craig: Look. I mean you, new Englanders will throw hay bales at me and make fun of me, but I do find it cold here. And it's all about layers. [00:07:48] Randall: Okay. [00:07:48] Carry [00:07:48] Craig: all about layers. [00:07:49] Actually, in fact, I just got some great gear from gore and I was Scratching my head because it's really designed for way cooler Temperatures. [00:07:58] than I have available to me. So a fleece lined tight is something that's just outside of the weather that I'm going to experience as much as I'll complain about it being cold. But I do appreciate a thermal Jersey for the Dawn patrol rides and things like that. [00:08:12] But for me, it's always come down to layering. And as someone who's Been around. [00:08:16] the sport for a while, what I really do like about my wardrobe today is I think I have a really good understanding about what to layer on for what temperature And having been in the sport long enough. I've just acquired a lot of clothing along the way. So I even go down to having. [00:08:32] Like a thicker vest. Than just a standard thin, vast, and they're very nuanced and it's only because of, I had decades worth of clothing kicking around that I've really started to understand and embrace how each garment is for a particular degree temperature. And the layers will get me to a certain point. [00:08:51] Randall: Yeah. I'm a hundred percent with you on layers. I like to go like Jersey and then maybe a base layer or older Jersey underneath add to that thermal sleeves a vest that has a wind breaking layer on the front. A balaklava. Is also a great thing to have when the weather gets a bit colder, one to keep your head warm and your ears warm, and to keep the wind off your face, but then also you can breathe through it. So you're preheating the air and when it gets bitingly cold, which I don't know, you may not have experienced this, but I've definitely written around the Boston area and five degree temperatures and you got, ice crystals forming on the front of it, but at least you're getting a little bit of that preheating first. [00:09:29] Definitely wants some wind breaking booties. Wind breaking layers on the front of the body. Generally when it gets really cold. If you must, you could do like heat packs on the backs of your hands. So over your arteries, delivering blood. If you're in real extreme conditions, [00:09:44] Let's see, Tom also mentioned riding cold dark mornings, which means low pressures for grip. And then also lots of lots of lights, lots of reflectivity. You definitely don't want to be caught out and that's a good general rule, but especially riding in dark conditions when people might be tired. [00:10:00] And then what else? [00:10:02] Craig: Going to add the other big thing that I really enjoy is a thermal cap with the little flaps over the years, I find that really just, keeps the heat in there. [00:10:11] Randall: Yeah, that's a nice intermediate solution before it's too cold to expose your face. [00:10:16] Going that route. Other things pit stops with hand dryers. So I knew where all the Dunkin donuts were along my routes. I could just go in there on a really cool day and just dry off and heat up. People around here sometimes like in embrocation, gives you like a Burnie tingling sensation on the skin. [00:10:30] Vaseline. It's actually a big one. It helps with insulation on exposed skin and helps it from getting dried and raw and so on. So I'll put Vaseline on my face and that actually makes a big difference in keeping me warm. And I don't find that it has any negative effects on my skin, my pores and things like that. [00:10:48] I'm trying to think. Did we miss anything? Oh, tape the vent holes on your shoes. That's a big one. 'cause even with booties sometimes the holes will still, oftentimes the holes will still be exposed. And so close that up. Otherwise you just going to get air flow into the shoe and you'll know exactly where it's coming from. Once you get on the road. [00:11:08] Craig: Yeah. And I remember. When all hell broke loose. I would even stick my foot in a plastic bag and then put it in the shoe. [00:11:16] To get a little extra warmth. I don't necessarily recommend that. And I do know and aware em, aware that, you can get like Russ socks now in different kind of obviously wool is a great material to have underneath your shoe. It, yeah. [00:11:28] Randall: I love wool and I'll take like old wool sweaters and stuff and cut the sleeves and then put it in the dryer to shrink. So it's tight against the body and that'll be a base layer. Cause it's just great for loft and for wicking. So if you're trying to be cheap, that can be a way to go about it. [00:11:43] Craig: I'm Now like off in my head, imagining sleeveless Randall in a tight fitting wool sweater. And it's more reading burning man then cycling performance. [00:11:54] Randall: with the jorts, I might show up at a race near you. [00:11:56] Craig: Our next couple of questions are from Alan Collins and the first one's around everyday carry. What do you always carry with you on every ride tools, parts, spares, pumps, hydration, snacks, gels, et cetera. Are you traveling light or packing an RV? [00:12:14] Randall: So I'm now back in new England, so I'm often relatively near civilization, so I'm not as comprehensive as I would be say, like riding in Marine where I might be a good five, six mile walk over some mountains to get to anywhere. But critical things. I bring plugs like tire plugs. In my case, dynaplugs bacon strips, same deal. [00:12:36] Spare tube. A tool that has all the critical things I need. If you're one of our riders, make sure you got a six mil on your tool because that's what you need for your through axles. What else? If there's any risk whatsoever. Me getting caught out in the dark. I'll have lights front and rear might as well. [00:12:54] I'm trying to think of anything else that I always bring along. That's the key stuff. How about you? [00:12:59] Craig: Yeah, I'm a mid-weight packer. Like I've really embraced that quarter frame bag. So I just tend to be ready for most eventualities that I expect. And obviously I gear up depending on the amount of hours I plan on being out. I tend to bring one nutritional item per hour that I'm going to be out. Obviously if I'm going out for an hour, I tend to be forgetful about hydration and nutrition. I don't really think too much about it. [00:13:26] But I do think about it in terms of the number of hours I'm going to be out and then building Certainly my nutrition and hydration on top of that. [00:13:33] my basic everyday carry same with you. I just want to make sure I can handle. [00:13:37] the most likely kind of repair scenarios out there on the trail. And I don't go overboard with it. There's probably many more things I would bring on a bike packing trip than I do on a five-hour ride. [00:13:50] Randall: Yeah. [00:13:51] And one thing I forgot to mention. [00:13:53] Yeah, we did the everyday carry in the dirt episode nine. So listen there. That's where we go. Deep nerd on all the things. If you want a comprehensive list of what you might bring. The other thing, I don't know if I mentioned a pump. Duh. So I forgot that one there. [00:14:06] Craig: Pump and CO2 for sure. [00:14:07] Randall: Yeah. Yeah. [00:14:08] But otherwise it really depends on the ride. These days, I'm doing mostly like hour and a half, two hour higher intensity rides actually oftentimes even shorter, lower intensity rides. So I don't need to bring as much. But I'll where you are, you have micro-climates all over the place on Mount Tam. [00:14:23] Craig: Yeah. Yeah. So. I'm always rocking like a full spare jacket in there, unless I'm going out mid day, which is rare these days. I just figure if I'm going downhill, I might as well be warm and it just makes it more pleasant. So that's why, again, like I have that quarter frame bag and I just jam it full of stuff. [00:14:40] After our everyday carry episode, I did get a magic link. Cause it's it's nothing like this. Obviously no weight. And I just threw it in there. [00:14:48] Fortunately, I haven't had to use it, but it's there. If I ever did need it. [00:14:51] Randall: Oh, you don't have the technique for breaking the chain and being able to piece it back together without the magic link. [00:14:57] Craig: I'm fairly skilled at that, But I don't have a chain breaker that I bring with me. [00:15:01] Randall: Got it. Okay. [00:15:02] Craig: Yeah. [00:15:04] Alan's next question was, do you have any tips for prepping a gravel bike for competition in road, gravel mix or cyclocross? [00:15:11] Randall: Don't do it the night before. [00:15:14] Craig: Yeah. I I think there's a couple of different ways to go with this question, right? Obviously if you're a cross specialist, there's going to be lots of things you're going to do. For me, if I got the courage to raise cross again, I would just show up with what I got and I wouldn't really mess with it too much. [00:15:29] Randall: Yeah, I would do basic checks. A couple of weeks out, I would just be making sure that I don't have anything that's about to fail because especially now parts are a challenge to find in many cases, even brake pads. And in fact, if you don't already have a set, get some extra brake pads, just have them around just in case. [00:15:47] But otherwise checking chain lengthen and the lubrication making sure the sealant and the tires. I'm having all my gear and kit and nutritional stuff laid out, making sure the brake pads have have enough life in them. This sort of thing would be the basics. And I would do this several days in advance and I would make sure to get a ride in before I actually did the race, just to make sure that I didn't mess up anything that's going to bite me later. Like the worst thing you can do is be working on your bike the night before, or the morning of, and then, potentially miss something or break something or have to replace something. [00:16:18] Craig: Yeah, I forget who I was listening to. It might've even been kate Courtney or perhaps a professional female gravel rider who was saying they arrived at actually the Sarah Sturm. Sorry. She arrived at the start line of an event and realized that her brake pads were totally thrashed. And her mechanic slash partner said. [00:16:39] I'm going to change them right now. And that would stress me the heck out. [00:16:43] But he did add new successful. She's Thank God. because I never would have been able to stop on the way downhill. I was swapping bikes from one, the one I had written the other day and just didn't think about it. [00:16:54] Randall: All right, everyone you've been warned. [00:16:57] What have we got [00:16:58] Craig: reminds me, I need to get an order in for some brake pads, because I'm definitely reaching the end of the life of the current ones. [00:17:06] All right. So the next couple of questions are from Ivo Hackman, and he's asking thoughts on red bull entering gravel with a race in Texas. I don't know if you caught this Randall, but it was calling strict Lynn and pacing pace and McKell then. I have bonded together and are doing a race out of Marfa, Texas that red bull is sponsoring, which is, I a natural because both of those athletes are red bull sponsored. [00:17:31] Randall: So I'm assuming like extreme gravel jumps, flips things like this. It's just the evolution of the sport. [00:17:38] Craig: Exactly. I think, both those two guys are so grounded in the culture of gravel racing And in my opinion have been good stewards of conversation as we bring these mass star gravel events forward. I think it's great. I think the bigger question probably within this question is about is red bull coming in as an, as a quote unquote, an Advertiser and sponsor of the event. Is that somehow changing the Experience, is it becoming more corporate? Is it something other than the community wants to see? Again, with those two people involved. I think it's a positive thing. [00:18:12] Randall: Yeah, I don't see it as a problem, even if it's not not any, my personal thing, for me, I love the really local. Really community oriented events that are much more like mullet rides and yeah, this is a little bit of a competition going on upfront, but it's not a huge deal. [00:18:27] And, we definitely do see more of a professionalization of gravel. There's a space for everyone and there's a space for different types of events. So I don't see them displacing the events that are even more kind of grassrootsy. So yeah, I don't have a problem with it, especially if they end up doing flips. [00:18:45] Red bull. [00:18:47] Craig: The next question from Ivo is how to transition from weekend warrior to competitive rider. [00:18:54] I feel like I'm better suited to answer the reverse question, to move from a competitive rider to weekend warrior. That one is easy. [00:19:02] Randall: Yeah. Let's see. Step one. Have a kid. [00:19:06] Craig: Yeah. [00:19:07] Randall: That'll That'll take care of that in a hurry. [00:19:09] Craig: Yeah. For me, this trend, it's all about structure. [00:19:13] Like I, and I don't have any or much in My writing anymore, but I recognize in listening to coaches and Talking to them, it really is all about structure. And Even if that structure just means. You have one specific interval training session a week, and then your long endurance rides on the weekend to me, by my likes, I think you'll see a lot of progression. And as you progress, I think then you start to see the potential for coaching, more multi-day structured program in your week, If you're willing to go down that route. But to me, from what I've seen first stop is intervals. [00:19:50] Randall: Yeah. Structure. Intervals is. Is one. And then within the context of a period iodized training program, Which is to say you do different types of training at different times during the season, based on the amount of training time you have available and the events that you're preparing for, because there's no sense in doing a lot of intensity several months out from a race and then, be firing on all cylinders, say, three months out and then just be totally kicked by the time your van comes around, you have that build, you do base training, and then you're doing more tempo. And then towards the events, your hours are going down and your intensity is going up and you're really trying to peak for that specific event. [00:20:33] The book that was one of the Bibles when I was racing some time ago was Joe Freels I think it was called like the training and racing Bible or the mountain bikers, Bible or something. A book like that would be a good starting point. And then if you have the budget working with the coach, especially early on to really just accelerate your learning and to get someone to bounce ideas off of, and to use them as a way of learning your body. And that last part I would add at the very least heart rate monitor, learn how your body responds to stress, but then a power meter as well It's just a tremendously helpful tool and they're cheap. Now you need a four I power meter bonded onto a lot of cranks for 300 bucks. So there's really no reason not to make that investment if you're spending all this time to train and to, go to events, 300 bucks is pretty low lying fruit. [00:21:25] Craig: Yeah, it is a great source of truth. Having a power meter. [00:21:29] For sure. [00:21:29] Randall: yeah. One last thing would be a bike fit, actually if you haven't done it already, I think everyone should invest in a bike fit if you're doing any reasonable amount of riding, but if you're gonna be racing and training and trying to squeeze out every last bit and not get injured go get yourself a bike fit. [00:21:44] Craig: Next question, moving on to what we've deemed at components category. JC Levesque probably pronounced that wrong. Sorry jC, appreciate the question he's asking. What about handlebars? There's a move towards wider flared bars and gravel and a few odd ones out there. There's the kitchen sink candle bar from our friends at red shift. The coefficient bar. From our friend, Rick Sutton. Obviously he's mentioned the canyon hover bar, although that isn't an add on it's integrated into that bike. [00:22:14] But he asked him maybe worth going over the different expectations are for drop bar bikes that is tackling. Gravel versus pavement versus term. [00:22:22] Randall: Sure you want to. Take a stab at this first. [00:22:26] Craig: So for me, I think we're going to continue to see more and more riders explore Wider and flared bars. Like when I jumped on that trend and went out to a 48 millimeter with a 20 degree flare, I immediately felt more comfortable. My orientation as a gravel cyclist is towards rougher terrain, More like pure off roady kind of stuff. So I really appreciate. Appreciated that with. [00:22:52] It is a pretty easy component to you forget about when you get a bike, right? So many things are going through your mind when you're buying a bike. The handlebars just the handlebar it comes with. If you're working with a good shop from a good direct manufacturer, they're going to ask you appropriate questions about what width you should get. But I do think there's going to be this continued trend towards exploring these different types of bars as the gravel market continues to see people ride these bikes in different ways. [00:23:21] Randall: Yeah, I generally agree. And I think it's a good thing. I'm not sold on the extremes of flare. I just don't see it as necessary. There's not so much torque being delivered through the steering column when I'm riding, even on technical terrain that I'm finding myself needing more control. With a dropper post of course that's the big caveat, right? Cause that's lightening up the front wheel taking, mass off of that front wheel, putting it on the back, allowing the body to access suspension more. So that helps a lot in reducing the need for leverage. We do a 10 degree flare and I find that for me, that's the max I can do with a traditional flare and I was still having my hands in a comfortable position. And I actually find that flair is helpful in terms of my risk comfort in hand comfort. [00:24:06] And you see this as a trend, actually on road bars to, four to six degrees of flare on road bars starting to happen. You also see a trend towards leavers coming standard with a bit of kick out a bit of flair at the lever itself which goes along with these trends. The thing that I'm actually really interested in is bars like the 3T Aero Ghiaia. I think that's how it's pronounced. [00:24:26] This bar has a pretty compound bend. So it's relatively standard on the hoods, but then flares out below the hoods and gives you that extra leverage while at the same time giving you more of a roadie position on top. And I really like. Sticking with this one bike trend and making, keeping these bikes as versatile as possible, just because they can be. And in the case of that bar, it's also that arrow profile, I don't think is super important. Frankly, people overblow the value of arrow and we can talk about that. But, it's certainly not a problem. And that arrow profile probably gives it some more vertical flex. [00:25:02] And I think that's actually a great way to get some additional compliance on gravel bikes is to have some flare in the wings of the bar. [00:25:10] Craig: Yeah, I think you're right. I think people are going to continue to explore that. It's a market that I think is tricky for manufacturers to play in because people are so entrenched with what they know and have, and exploring some of these new trends can often be costly. It might be $100 to $300 to get a handlebar and try it out. [00:25:31] Randall: Yeah. For. $400 plus in some cases you can spend a lot of money on a carbon bar. [00:25:36] Craig: Yeah. Yeah. A related question comes from east bay grants. Just question on Aero bars and gravel. [00:25:42] Randall: Yeah. Pretty trivial gains. All in all. If you're going to be spending money on, even just on arrow, get an Aero helmet. I think that would be a bigger impact. Then arrow, handlebars. These are just very marginal gains and I wouldn't at all compromise ergonomics or control in order to go arrow. So if you're already getting a new bar and there's an arrow version and a non arrow version that you like. And there aren't any other compromises sure. Go with the arrow version, but I don't think that this is where your low lying fruit is. [00:26:17] Craig: Yeah. I was reading it as arrow bar extensions on the handlebar and my perspective is it just depends on what you're doing at the end of the day. If you're hauling across the Plains for 200 miles, I understand having a variety of hand and body positions is required and useful, and I'm all for it. If you're ripping around Marin I think you're going to find that you never. [00:26:39] You never set your arms in a gravel bar if you're actually in the dirt, but that's just where I live. [00:26:44] Randall: Without, now that you've reframed the question. Yeah, they definitely has their place. And in addition to offering another hand position that's particularly useful if you're just bombing down a really straight road and into a headwind it can be a real aerodynamic advantage there. It also gives you another place to secure gear too. So if you're doing extended bike packing tour. It has that added benefit. There's a place for it, for sure. [00:27:08] Craig: Yeah. Next question comes from our friend, Tom boss from Marine county bike coalition. He was out riding and he mentioned that he was thinking about how things get named in the cycling world. And how his gravel bike. If he thinks of as an adventure bike effectively, the way he rides it. And then he had a funny note is just about why clipless pedals are called clipless when there's actually no clip. [00:27:32] Randall: Yeah. [00:27:33] Craig: Actually. Yeah. So anyway. I think this is something you've been on about the naming convention in cycling, just about these bikes being adventure, bikes, more than anything else. [00:27:42] Randall: Yeah, it's really like adventure is what we're doing with it. Gravel is one type of surface that we're riding. And I like the idea, granted not only a subset of bikes fall into this category, but we call our bike a onebike. And I think bikes like the the allied echo, the servo, a Sparrow, and a few others fall into this category of being, an endurance road or even in the case of the echo, [00:28:07] borderline, crit type geometry that you can achieve. While at the same time being very capable for adventure riding. And for that type of bike, you could call it a one bike, but then otherwise, what is being called a gravel bike on the more off-road technical end of the spectrum. I think it's an adventure bike. [00:28:23] And in fact even if it doesn't has have bosses and other accommodations for bags and bike packing. A lot of these bags and so on, or you can strap on or mountain other ways. So you could go and do some adventuring with it. [00:28:36] Craig: Yeah, I think they, these names. Of category starts to take hold at the grassroots level and then manufacturers just get behind them. And certainly in the early days of the quote unquote gravel market, It was just easy to call it gravel as opposed to road or mountain. [00:28:54] Presently, obviously we can acknowledge there's so many, there's so many nuances there and there's this spectrum of what gravel means. So yeah, they are adventure, bikes, plain and simple. But I guess I understand where gravel came from. [00:29:06] Randall: What's good though, is we have another category, right? So we can get you to buy an adventure bike and a gravel bike and endurance road bike, and a crit bike and a cyclocross bike. And even if all these bikes could be the same bikes. Let's not tell anyone because that gets them to buy more bikes. I think that's the marketing perspective on some of the naming conventions. [00:29:26] Craig: Next up comes a series of questions from Kim ponders. And we should give a shout out to Kim because she's the one who really set this off. She actually recommended and suggested in the ridership forum that, Hey, why don't you guys do a Q and a episode? And I immediately thought that great idea, Kim, I'm all about it. [00:29:44] Randall: Yeah. Thanks, Kim. [00:29:46] Craig: So our first question is what should I do not do to avoid damaging a carbon frame? [00:29:52] Randall: So I'll jump in on this one. Carbon is strong intention, but not in compression, so never clamp it in a stand or sit on the top tube, use a torque wrench, always. And avoid extreme heat sources like car exhausts, which generally isn't a problem with frames because they don't end up in the main stream of the exhaust, but is definitely a problem with carbon rims. [00:30:13] We've seen a number of molten rims. And it's usually they fail at the spoke holes first. Cause there's just so much tension on those spokes that as soon as the resin starts to transition. Into more of a liquid glass it immediately starts to crack at the rims that'd be my main guidance for carbon generally. [00:30:32] Craig: And as we've talked about it a little bit before on the podcast, I think as a frame designer, You're layering in carbon, in greater, greater levels of material in more sensitive areas. [00:30:44] But you are. Yeah. [00:30:45] So like your, your down tube and by your bottom bracket. They can take a ding from a rock and they're going to survive. [00:30:52] Randall: Generally. Yes. So if you're kicking up a lot of rocks, adding a layer of thicker film is definitely a good idea. We put a very thin film on ours. It's mostly to protect the paint. And then film on the insides of the fork plates seat stays and chain stays where the tire passes through. [00:31:08] I can save you a lot of grief. If you end up with mud caked on your tires. Cause that'll just grind right through the paint and potentially to layers of carbon. So we do that stock for that reason. And it's a good idea. If you don't already have it, get yourself some 3m protective film. [00:31:22] Craig: Yeah, and for me, I actually run it's essentially a sort of protective sticker layer from a company called the all mountain style and they just, in my opinion, do great visual designs. And check them out because personally, I love when you look underneath my, down to that, you see this. Digital cammo kind of thing on my nice pink bike. [00:31:43] Randall: Yeah, it's rad. It's definitely a way to pretty things up. [00:31:47] Craig: Next question from Kim is their basic regular maintenance checklists that I should be aware of. You things I should check every ride every month, every season, every year. [00:31:57] Randall: Yeah. When you got. [00:31:59] Craig: I think there's a lot there, obviously, we've talked about the importance of making sure your chain is lubed your tire pressure. Those are the things I check every single ride. Be aware of how your brakes are changing and performance. So keep an mental eye on. [00:32:14] Your brake pads and how they're wearing, I'm not going around tightening bolts at all. Unless I've removed something, I'm not really messing with Any of that. I do find my Thesis to be pretty much ready to go. As long as I'm paying attention to the tire and the chain lube. [00:32:31] Randall: Yeah. Yeah, that's that's about right. I would add to that, check the chain length every so often. And there's a question in here about how to do that. Get one of these go-no-go gauges. I've got the the park tools, CC three. [00:32:44] There's a bunch of good ones out there. And if it has multiple settings to check, go with the most conservative one. Swap your chains early and often, because it will save you a lot of money on your expensive cogs and cassettes. [00:32:58] And it'll just make everything perform better. And then every so often, if you feel any looseness in your headset, that's a common thing that will come up over time, potentially just, just check that every so often. If you feel any looseness, you want to tighten it up early. So it doesn't start to wear down the cups or things like that. [00:33:14] Craig: Yeah. And if you can afford it and you don't have the skills in your own garage, definitely bring it in for an annual tune-up. I think the bikes are going to come back working great and you've got some professionalize on them. [00:33:26] Randall: Yeah. [00:33:26] Craig: Next question. Kim asked was what's the best way to pack a bike for air travel. [00:33:31] Randall: So if you try to be. The cheapest option for the packaging. Cardboard box. And if you're not doing it frequently, that's a good way to go. [00:33:41] Craig: Yeah, agreed. There's a reason why every bike manufacturer in The world is shipping with a cardboard box. As long as you protect the bike. Inside the box with some bubble wrap or some additional cardboard, they generally arrive where they need to go intact and safe. And I've had multiple occasions where I've used the cardboard box on an outbound trip and the box is Perfectly intact for the return trip. [00:34:05] Randall: And we should say specifically. Carbo box that a bike would have come in. Cause generally this'll be a five layer corrugated box. It'll be a thicker material. And if you need to reinforce it with some tape, At the corners and so on. And if you get, if it gets a hole in it, patch up the hole, but you can go pretty far with the cardboard box. [00:34:24] I have a post carry transfer case, which I love, it's a bit more involved. I got to pull the fork and it takes me usually about 15 minutes or so. 20 minutes to pack it up, and to squeeze some gear in between the wheels and the frame and things like that. [00:34:38] But I generally get past any sort of oversize baggage fees and I have the bigger of the two bags too. So oftentimes I don't even get asked what it is and if I get asked, it's oh yeah, it's a sports gear. Massage table. Yeah, whatever. [00:34:50] Craig: That's the key for me that post carry bag or or, okay. This is another company that makes one of these bags where as you said, you've got to do a little bit more disassembly, whereas typically it might've been take the handle Bazaar off the pedals and your wheels, and you can get into a cardboard box. Would these particular smaller bags, you do need to pull the fork, which seems incredibly intimidating. When you first talk about it, but in practice, it's actually not. [00:35:15] Randall: It's not too bad. Probably the biggest issue is if you have a bike with integrated cabling, Then it can be a real nightmare. And in fact I might even go as far as to say, if you don't know what you're doing, don't mess with it. A bike with external cabling, or at least partially external, like our bike, you just have to be careful not to kink the hoses. That's the big, probably the biggest city issue, kinking the hoses, or bending the housings and cables in a way that affects the breaking or the shifting. [00:35:44] Craig: Yeah. Yeah. If you've, if your cables are particularly tight, It then becomes a problem. I think my routing is just on the edge. I do feel like I'm putting a little bit of stress. On the cables when I'm disassembling in that bag, but so far so good. [00:35:58] Randall: Yeah. Yeah. [00:35:59] And then of course you have the full sized bags where if you don't care about paying the airline fees, then get one of these was it Evoque I think makes a really nice one that has good protection there's a bunch of companies that make good ones where you just [00:36:11] Craig: Yeah, I've. [00:36:12] Randall: the front wheel and throw it in. [00:36:14] Craig: I've got a Tulay one that is like bomber. It's got like a through axle slots, but one it's hard as hell to move it around. And two, I got dinged on both weight and access size on my trip to Africa. It's out. I was pretty ticked. [00:36:31] Randall: Yeah. And then the other thing is on the other end can you get it into the trunk of a cab. And so that's actually another advantage of bags like the post transfer case in the oral case ones is you can. I think I know the post one has backpack straps, and then you can fit it in the boot of pretty much any vehicle. [00:36:49] Craig: Yeah, totally under emphasized attribute and benefit of those types of bags. Totally agree. [00:36:54] Like you can get into a sedan. With a, a Prius, Uber Lyft driver and make it in. No problem. [00:37:00] Randall: Oh, yeah. [00:37:01] [00:37:01] Craig Dalton: Pardon the segue that's going to do it for part one of our Q and a episode. I thought that was a great time to break and we'll jump into another half hour of questions and answers in our next episode of, in the dirt, which we'll release in the coming weeks. As always, if you're interested in communicating with myself or Randall, [00:37:20] Please join the ridership www.theridership.com. If you're able to support the podcast, your contributions are greatly appreciated. You can visit, www.buymeacoffee.com/thegravelride to contribute in any way you can to support the financial wellbeing of the podcast. If you're unable to support in that way, ratings and reviews are hugely appreciated. 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The Saturday Brad Paisley show was the final one at North Island Credit Union Amphitheater of the year. So of course we had to get in one final "Are You Smarter Than a Tailgater"!!! How will a mechanical engineer do with these 5th grade questions? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Hey Podcast family!! TODAY ONLY – Monday, Oct 4 – I'm raffling off 10 coaching calls with me, each call 30 minutes on Zoom, for everyone who enrolls in our real estate investing course by 11:59 pm Eastern (8:59 pm Pacific) TONIGHT. If you want to stop thinking about maybe buying real estate someday but gee it's so expensive now … and you want to *actually take action,* this course is for you. Find out more here. Remember: if you enroll today, you'll be entered into a raffle to win one of 10 coaching calls with me on Zoom. (You can cash this in at any time … use it now, or wait until you have a property under contract and you want specific advice.) Alright, now … onto the show! #342: Russell is a busy professional who'd like to invest passively in real estate. Is there data he can use to compare this approach to owning and managing their own properties? Laura wants to purchase her first investment property in Miami. Should she cash out some RSUs and stock from her company to use as a down payment? And what type of mortgage is she eligible for since she already owns a home? Jordan and his wife own three properties and are under contract on a new house since they have a new baby on the way. Should he sell any of his existing properties to be in a stronger cash position, thus mitigating the risk of future fluctuations in his income as a real estate broker? Or should he keep his rental properties since his goal is to reach financial independence through rental income? Do you have a question on business, money, trade-offs, financial independence strategies, travel, or investing? Leave it here and we'll answer them in a future episode. For more information, visit the show notes at https://affordanything.com/episode342
When we build products without thinking about the change we want to create in the world, we inflict collateral damage to society. ~ Radhika Dutt Businesses have become increasingly more short-term-oriented since the 1980s. Our approach to innovation has increasingly become short-term driven - we optimize for business results in the near term and it leads to an iteration-led approach to building products. (The example of Boeing's 737Max illustrates the point). An iteration-led approach leads to product diseases that are often fatal to innovation. My guest Radhika Dutt is the author of Radical Product Thinking: The New Mindset for Innovating Smarter. She is an entrepreneur and product leader who has participated in four acquisitions, two of which were companies that she founded. She advises organizations from high-tech startups to government agencies on building radical products that create a fundamental change. She is currently Advisor on Product Thinking to the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Singapore's financial regulator and central bank. She also teaches entrepreneurship and innovation at Northeastern's D'Amore McKim School of Business. Dutt co-founded Radical Product Thinking as a movement of leaders creating vision-driven change. She serves on the board of the Association of Product Professionals and the independent publisher, Berrett Koehler. Find Radhika Dutt on the web: Website | LinkedIn | Twitter
In this episode of Afternoon Tea, Sami is joined by critically acclaimed historian, educator, and influencer living at the intersections of Black, Muslim, and bisexual identity. They discuss her forthcoming book, Read This To Get Smarter, the stresses and rewards of being an educator on the internet, and how the past several years have been a time of learning and unlearning for all of us. Blair shares how she teaches complete concepts in an easy and condense way, dealing with hate comments on social media, and influencing in the most ethical way possible. She also takes us through the behind-the-scenes of her “Smarter in Seconds” series, and how her book is an extension of her viral micro learning series, and the process of writing her book. Finally, they close with a discuission on how unlearning is the new learning and practical tips including where to start when it comes to unlearning toxic behaviors.
This episode is a real treat! We welcome, podcast host, comedian and Theo Von's opener, the love addict himself, Ari Mannis, to discuss dating smarter, the reason I'm still single, and why we need more time. For all things Ari: http://arimannis.comFor all things Peluso: TOUR: https://found.ee/jessimaetour SHOP: https://found.ee/jessimaecom-storeIG: http://www.instagram.com/jessimaepelusoFB: http://www.facebook.com/JessimaePelusoYT: https://found.ee/jessimae-youtubeBook a cameo: https://found.ee/cameo-with-jessimaeWEBSITE: https://found.ee/jessimaePATREON: https://found.ee/JessimaePeluso-Patreon
Every Sunday in downtown LA there is a food festival called Smorgasburg, so Kirk, Lindsey, Kirk's family, and friend of Food Fight! (and Lindsey's co-host of the very funny podcast, F*ck You, I'm Smarter) Kelly Wallace-Barnhill check it out in the very first Food Fight Field Trip! They eat food, judge food, explore Smorgasburg, eat more food, judge more food, offer food fest tips, eat even more food, judge even more food, and Lindsey & Kelly make fun of Kirk's jeans. What better way to spend a Sunday? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Follow instagram.com/yummy Follow Lindsey: instagram.com/lindseygentile Follow F*ck You, I'm Smarter: instagram.com/kellyandlindsey Hosts: Kirk Pynchon & Lindsey Gentile Producer: Kirk Pynchon Producer/Engineer: Andrew Price Theme song by: Kirk “Dad Beats” Pynchon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Do you practice yoga? Practice yoga and still have pain? Stretching out aches and pains? Mesmerized by all the yogic shapes? Hiro discusses his method of bridging science and anatomy with the spirituality of Yoga. Hiro paves the path of his journey from Ashtanga Yoga to his current Body Smart Yoga method. He shares his story with pain arising after years of the Ashtanga practice and how he changed his pain game by introducing active stretching, engagement, and strength to his practice. Throughout the episode, Hiro discusses how mobility and different types of engaged stretching can allow safe access into different postures, can rid your pain, and how strength is not just built in the gym. He addresses the trending wave of focus on aesthetics and shapes in yoga, and how that distracts from respecting anatomical differences. Using the example of pigeon pose, Hiro dives into the urge of needing to stretch unstable, weak, and tight muscles and how that may be non-optimal as increased stretching shifts into targetting passive structures (joints and ligaments) in the body. Let's take a deep dive into practicing yoga without pain! We also mention the Jen Platform in this episode. The Jen Platform is your all-encompassing physical therapist guide in your pocket. Find what you need for your problem areas, self assess and learn to explore those areas, stop scrolling through social media and get curated content for your problem areas, create movement playlists of your favorite videos, earn points to stay accountable, and share your journey and stay motivated with the community! JOIN THE WAITLIST, so you can be the first to get in! What You Will Learn In This Interview with Hiro 3:45 – Is Yoga Spiritual or Science? 6:00 – Is Yoga all about aesthetics? 7:30 – Why may Yoga be bringing up your pain points again? 9:55 – How to address anatomical differences when approaching the general public 12:15 – Is Yoga about making the shapes? 15:05 – Should you be forcing pigeon pose & how to perform it safely 23:21 – The importance of integration, strength, and mobility 27:30 – When did Body Smart Yoga evolve? 35:10 – Why does Body Smart Yoga help hypermobility? 38:37 – Perks of Hiro's Hip Program 41:49 – What Hiro's challenge entails 44:13 – How to learn more with Hiro About Hiro Hiro Landazuri always knew he wanted to heal others from a young age. He began teaching yoga in 2007 while pursuing a dual master's degree in medical pharmacology and cardiopulmonary surgery. Body Smart Yoga is meant to empower his students to find a deeper awareness of their physical and emotional bodies through detailed self-assessment and injury prevention. Items mentioned: Hiro's Website Hiro's Hip Program Hiro's Instagram To learn more about Hiro and view full show notes, please visit the full website here: https://www.docjenfit.com/podcast/episode141/ Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Optimal Body Podcast. If you haven't done so already, please take a minute to subscribe and leave a quick rating and review of the show! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tobpodcast/message
Welcome to the #SPAITGIRL Talk Show with Yvette Le Blowitz EP.145 - Smarter Tomorrow with Elizabeth R. Ricker, Author, MIT & Harvard-Trained Brain Researcher How 15 minutes of Neurohacking a Day Can Help You Work Better, Think Faster and Get More Done Meet Elizabeth. R. Ricker your Neurohacking Expert and Guide Elizabeth R. Ricker is the author of the new book, "Smarter Tomorrow: How 15 Minutes of Neurohacking a Day Can Help You Work Better, Think Faster and Get More Done" (Little Brown Spark/Hachette). Her work has been featured globally, including the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, on SiriusXM radio, and on public broadcast TV in Europe. Ricker has given talks on cognitive enhancement and neurohacking across the US and overseas. She is a sought-after expert by Silicon Valley venture capital firms, technology startups, schools, and the Fortune 500. Ricker received her undergraduate degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from MIT and her graduate degree in Mind, Brain, and Education from Harvard. In college, she worked in the Neuroscience lab of Nobel Prize winner Dr. Susumu Tonegawa. Ricker was also a a nationally ranked athlete and class president - the latter of which occasionally involved such serious duties as dressing up in a giant rodent costume to play Tim the Beaver, the MIT mascot. To gain access to more neuorhacking tools, check out Ricker's website at www.ericker.com In this podcast episode 145 Yvette Le Blowitz Podcast Host sits down with Elizabeth Ricker to Author of Smarter Tomorrow to find out How 15 minutes of Neurohacking a Day Can Help You Work Better, Think Faster and Get More Done. Elizabeth Ricker, an MIT and Harvard-trained Brain Researcher turned Silicon Valley Technologist shares the cutting-edge world of neuroscience and biohacking. Ricker shares ways to improve four abilities both cognitive and emotional that can help with your success in work and relationships. Ricker also shares how we can sharpen our memory, increase our attention span, boost our mood and clear our brain fog. She also uncovers ways to boost our mental performance too. 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After deciding we won't go deep since it's Friday, we go deep. The Del Rio border circus gets worse as Joe Biden says he'll get the bottom of things and they'll pay! And by "they", he means our CBP agents. Shameful. On a lighter note, gorillas at the Bronx Zoo are having sex maybe more often than married humans, and they'll prove it. Oh, and they're working on putting vaccines in your salad. Then, Kal joins us ( @Kal79 ) with his Podcast of the Week! Plus it's day 557 of 15 days to flatten the curveYou can watch us live on Facebook (for now), Youtube, Mojo 5-0 TV, or listen live on Mojo 5-0 Radio on iHeartRadio or on our website at Mojo50.com.