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The Places Where We Go Podcast
USA Pilgrimage Walks

The Places Where We Go Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 32:46


On episode 77, we discuss USA Pilgrimage Walks.  Some may be familiar with the world famous Camino de Santiago in Spain. But did you know there is a California Camino? It offers nearly 800 miles of travel between the California Missions in San Diego to Mission San Francisco Solano in Sonoma.  We recently completed two walks along the California Mission Trail. Our footsteps travelled  51 miles between Missions San Luis Opisbo, Santa Barbara and San Buenaventura. We'll tell you about our personal experience with the California Mission Walkers group as well as the Saint Junipero Serra Pilgrimage Walk. Walk The California Mission Trail If you're interested in learning more about El Camino Real California and its 21 missions, check out the links below for more information. These are California Mission Trail Walk resources are part of our discussion on this USA Pilgrimage Walks podcast:  California Mission Walkers Store (Trail guide, Passport, Patch and more) California Mission Walkers Facebook Page Saint Junipero Serra Walking Pilgrimage More United States Pilgrimages If you're interested in USA Pilgrimage Walks outside of California, check out these additional resources which we also discuss on this episode: Czestochowa Walking Pilgrimage (New Jersey to Pennsylvania): 100 Catholic Pilgrimage Sites in the United States Resources We Visit Regarding the Camino De Santiago A Pilgrim's Guide to the Camino de Santiago (Camino Francés): St. Jean Pied de Port • Santiago de Compostela by John Brierley Camino Guide YouTube Channel Camino De Santiago YouTube Channel Begin Planning Your Travels Here The Places Where We Go Travel Resources BOOKS: And while planning your travels, you can find links to a number of books to get you in the travel mindset on our Amazon Store Page - check out the section: Books That Inspire Travel  GEAR: We also invite you to visit our Amazon Storefront for more travel resources that we recommend - all of which, we personally use in our travels. GET YOUR TRAVEL GEAR HERE! - The Places Where We Go Amazon Storefront Thanks for you support!   Inspiring Your Future Travels We hope this episode inspires you to consider a pilgrimage walk.   Which activities will you plan on your trip?   Drop us a line if you have an adventure in this city.   The Places Where We Go Podcast: The Places Where We Go Podcast is released every other week in your favorite podcast app along as well as on our website at www.theplaceswherewego.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theplaceswherewego Twitter: https://twitter.com/theplaceswhere1 Email: Write to us at comments@theplaceswherewego.com Buy Us A Coffee: buymeacoffee.com/tpwwg We'll see you at the places where we go. Julie & Art   AFFILIATE LINK DISCLOSURE: One small way you can support The Places Where We Go, is through our affiliate links. A simple click on these links helps us bring additional videos to you. It's kind of like tipping, but costs you nothing! Any items purchased that you navigate to via our links, provides a small (very small) contribution to our endeavor. Every little bit helps. Happy travels – and we hope to see you, at the places where we go.

Dad to Dad  Podcast
Dad to Dad 213 - Dr. Eric Endlich of Sonoma, CA Father of Two, Including a Son Who Is Autistic, Discovered Late In Life, He Is Also Autistic

Dad to Dad Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 46:49


Our guest this week is Dr. Eric Endlich, of Sonoma, CA who is an Autistic man, the father of two, a Psychologist, author and founder of Top College Consultants, an organization that serves students with Autism, ADHD and other learning differences, navigate the college admissions process. Eric and his wife, Kristina, have been married for 35 years and are the proud parents of two children; Elyse (21) and Alex (24) who is Autistic. Eric discovered late in life he is Autistic, which has helped him relate to his son and has shaped his career. His book, “Older Autistic Adults In Their Words, The Lost Generation”, is available on Amazon. We'll hear Eric's fascinating story on this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad podcast.Top College Consultants - https://www.topcollegeconsultants.com Asperger Autism Network (AANE) - https://www.aane.org Email - eendlich1@gmail.com Book: Older Autistic Adults: In Their Own Words - https://tinyurl.com/5czzzyhfPhone – (617) 515-3568LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/topcollegeconsultants/ Special Fathers Network - SFN is a dad to dad mentoring program for fathers raising children with special needs. Many of the 500+ SFN Mentor Fathers, who are raising kids with special needs, have said: "I wish there was something like this when we first received our child's diagnosis. I felt so isolated. There was no one within my family, at work, at church or within my friend group who understood or could relate to what I was going through."SFN Mentor Fathers share their experiences with younger dads closer to the beginning of their journey raising a child with the same or similar special needs. The SFN Mentor Fathers do NOT offer legal or medical advice, that is what lawyers and doctors do. They simply share their experiences and how they have made the most of challenging situations. Special Fathers Network: https://21stcenturydads.org/about-the-special-fathers-network/Check out the 21CD YouTube Channel with dozens of videos on topics relevant to dads raising children with special needs - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDFCvQimWNEb158ll6Q4cA Please support the SFN. Click here to donate: https://21stcenturydads.org/donate/

Life Between the Vines
Podcast #498 – Andy Wahl & Bobby Donnell, Daylight Wine & Spirits, Sonoma

Life Between the Vines

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 33:24


Partners in this business come together in many different ways. Often from a chance meeting. From chance meetings come great things. Andy Wahl and Bill Kerr created Daylight Wine & Spirits in Sonoma and the brand has grown to major distribution. For this interview I met with Andy and their winemaker Bobby Donnell, alongside a [...]

Life Between the Vines
Vino Lingo – “ABC” Andy Wahl, Daylight Wine & Spirits, Sonoma

Life Between the Vines

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 0:54


This week on our Vino Lingo segment we feature Andy Wahl, Daylight Wine & Spirits, Sonoma defining the term “ABC”. Learn more by visiting www.daylightwineandspirits.com

Life Between the Vines
Vino Lingo – “Chinga Linga” Bobby Donnell, Daylight Wine & Spirits, Sonoma

Life Between the Vines

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 1:16


This week on our Vino Lingo segment we feature Bobby Donnell, Daylight Wine & Spirits, Sonoma defining the term “Chinga Linga”. Learn more by visiting www.daylightwineandspirits.com.

Awesemo Odds: Sports Betting
NASCAR PrizePicks Verizon 200 Picks at the Brickyard

Awesemo Odds: Sports Betting

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 5:34


Top NASCAR Verizon 200 Fantasy picks and predictions. Chris Pennell gives the best PrizePicks NASCAR DFS plays for Sunday's event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (7/31/22). Get ONE FREE MONTH of Stokastic+ Platinum and up to a $100 deposit match bonus with PrizePicks when you sign up and make a deposit at PrizePicks http://awese.moe/PrizePicksPlatinumSHOW INDEX00:00 NASCAR PrizePicks for Verizon 20000:23 - Promo00:52 - Race Preview02:10 - Michael McDowell over 30.5 NASCAR Points03:09 - Tyler Reddick under 22.5 Laps Led03:53 - Harvick over 27.5 NASCAR Points04:42 - OutroEarn money by referring friends and promoting Stokastic products: https://awese.moe/AffiliateSign up for a Premium Betting Picks package for Daily Best Bets from our Experts http://awese.moe/BestBetsDiscordJoin the Stokastic Email List for Daily DFS Picks, Betting Advice & Exclusive Offers: https://bit.ly/3K7ZIlbSee the Keys To NASCAR DFS Series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXmjxAzKZadXhi_wQStWugkNsufCYjWNvCheck out Stokastic's NASCAR home page: http://www.stokastic.com/nascarSub to our Stokastic Fantasy Football channel here http://awese.moe/FFSubSub to our Stokastic Best Ball channel here http://awese.moe/BBSub#NASCAR #PrizePicks #Verizon200 #nascarpicks #nascarbets #nascarbettingStokastic's NASCAR Strategy & ToolsHow to Win At NASCAR DFS: https://www.Stokastic.com/nascar/daytona-500-nascar-dfs-primer-draftkings-fanduel-free/NASCAR Projections: https://www.Stokastic.com/nascar/nascar-projections/NASCAR Top Driver Tool: https://www.Stokastic.com/nascar/dfs-top-drivers-tool/NASCAR Ownership Projections: https://www.Stokastic.com/nascar/dfs-nascar-ownership-projections/Sign Up: http://Stokastic.com/joinFollow StokasticTwitter https://www.twitter.com/stokastic_com @Stokastic_ComInstagram https://www.instagram.com/stokastic_com/ @Stokastic_ComFacebook https://facebook.com/StokasticCom @StokasticComChris Pennell, SaberSim DFS - Daily Fantasy Sports Strategy, DGFantasy - Daily Fantasy Sports & Betting, FSi DFS - Daily Fantasy Sports Insight Advice, Sal Vetri, Mayo Media Network - Fantasy Sports & Betting, Pat Mayo NASCAR, Mayo Media NASCAR, FantasyLabs, The Action Network, DFS Army, Run Pure Sports, Run Pure NASCAR, RPS NASCAR, The Iceberg, BrandonCruzDFS, Eric Estepp, Doc's Sports Picks, Tips and Predictions, The Iceberg, NASCAR Predictions, NASCAR Predictions Today, NASCAR Picks Today, NASCAR DFS Picks Today, NASCAR Fantasy Picks, Fantasy NASCAR Picks Today, Fantasy NASCAR Live, NASCAR Fantasy Live, Live NASCAR Fantasy Picks, Fantasy NASCAR predictions, Fantasy NASCAR lineups, Best NASCAR DFS picks today

The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast w/ Luke & Jed
Weekend in Review by a Solo Jed

The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast w/ Luke & Jed

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 57:58 Very Popular


Jed does a solo recap of the weekend with some results from the TB promotions Twin 50's, VMP's Triple Threat, NHRA at Sonoma, along with some other IHRA news and miscellaneous discussion.

Foodie Chap
Liam's List: Oakland Chinatown Festival, Stern Grove, and Sonoma Film Summerfest

Foodie Chap

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 5:40


KCBS Radio's Foodie Chap has everything you need to know about the final weekend of July in the Bay Area. 

Líderes del Futuro
Viruela de Mono (Monkeypox) y COVID – Condado de Sonoma

Líderes del Futuro

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 13:43


Silvia Lemus del condado de Sonoma nos trae la información mas reciente de casos locales de la viruela de mono y nos provee datos de COVID. Es importante saber quien debe ponerse la vacunas y porque. #monkeypox #viruelademono #covid #togethertowardshealth #juntxshacialasalud #covid19 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rafael-vazquez7/support

Líderes del Futuro
Monkeypox and COVID - Sonoma County

Líderes del Futuro

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 11:27


Silvia Lemus from the County of Sonoma shares the latest information about the Monkeypox vaccine and provides COVID updates. #togethertowardshealth #juntxshacialasalud #monkeypox #covid #covid19 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rafael-vazquez7/support

CRT - Class Racing Today
CRT Episode 71: Justin Jerome

CRT - Class Racing Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 58:57


Fresh off his Stock Eliminator win in Sonoma, Justin Jerome, is here!You can support the show with your donations at classracingtoday.com

NHRA Insider Podcast
4.29 Joey Gladstone and Robert Hight Are Riding A Summer Success Wave

NHRA Insider Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 45:41


Sonoma winner Joey Gladstone and NHRA funny car points leader Robert Hight join host Brian Lohnes for this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast. After an incredible race in Sonoma, Lohnes recaps the event, its highlights, and provides some insight into not only Sonoma but this week's Seattle race before settling down with the show's guests.  Joey Gladstone captured his first national event win in his third straight final round by nailing a holeshot against Eddie Krawiec in the Sonoma final. Lohnes talks to him about that event, the weeks leading up to it, and how his career has formed him up to rise to this occasion. This is a very personal conversation with the brightest rising star in this class of drag racing.  Robert Hight is having one of his greatest seasons ever and it shows no signs of letting up. While he was eliminated in the semi-finals in Sonoma he had been on a streak of finals and wins that have made him the points leader by a wide margin. Hight talks about the lessons learned in 2021 and how they have translated into the successes of 2022. It's a cool conversation and one that will take you inside the current successful season for JFR.  Big-time stuff happening at this time of the year and Seattle is coming in hot!

WFO Radio Podcast
DENSO Sonoma NHRA Nationals results with Alan Reinhart and Joe Castello 7/26/2022

WFO Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 79:12 Very Popular


WFO takes you to the Winners Circle at the DENSO Sonoma Nationals! Brittany Force, Erica Enders, Bob Tasca III, and NHRA's newest winner, Joey Gladstone along with Cory Reed and team all go WFO. NHRA's Alan Reinhart recaps the race with WFO Joe, and the guys preview the upcoming return to Seattle for the Flav R Pak Northwest Nationals. Interviews on WFO Radio have become part of winning for drivers in the NHRA #dragracing Series. Host Joe Castello, has over 30 years in drag racing an it shows. As part of the National Hot Rod Association's Track Announcing team, Castello brings insights directly from the world of professional NHRA Camping World and Lucas Oil Series Drag Racing. NHRA results and news are featured in weekly livestreams, NHRA's Alan Reinhart and other NHRA stars including John Force, Ron Capps, Antron Brown, Steve Torrence, Greg Anderson, and Erica Enders all make frequent stops on the WFO Radio Podcast. Website: WFORadio.com Subscribe to the Podcast: Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wfo-radio-podcast/id449870843?ls=1 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0oo5mn0E3VmfhRCTHyLQIS Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cDovL2ZlZWRzLmZlZWRidXJuZXIuY29tL1dmb1JhZGlv Free Mobile App: https://wforadio.com/m/

WPRB News & Culture
Summer Dispatch #3

WPRB News & Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 50:00


In the third summer dispatch, in the wake of a massive heat-wave, News and Culture reporters venture to the limits of possibility. Charlie Nuermberger explores the story of an infant ghost in an abandoned mansion in western Maryland. Henry Moses speaks to New Jersey writer Bud Smith, acclaimed author of the new novel "Teenager." Alan Plotz learns about the threat invasive species pose to our central New Jersey home. And Reina Coulibaly returns to News and Culture with the second part of her dispatch from an ashram in Sonoma, California. This episode was directed and hosted by Adam Sanders. Reported, recorded, and produced by Charlie Nuermberger, Henry Moses, Alan Plotz, Reina Coulibaly, and Adam Sanders. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/newsandculture/message

The John Olsen Show
Mike Larrañaga shares the story of Trevi Hills & his love of wine making

The John Olsen Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 26:56


Michael Larrañaga, General Manager/ Sommelier, Trevi Hills WineryTreviHillsWinery.comMichael has dedicated his career, since the age of seventeen, to the wine and hospitality industry.A Certified Sommelier with the French Court of Master Sommeliers, he has worked the vineyards of Napa, Sonoma, Central Coast and Italy both as a Sommelier and a Vintner.Along with the wine aspect, Michael has spent his last fifteen years creating unique concepts for some of the most eclectic restaurants and wine lists in Michigan, Chicago and New York.He has returned to his native San Diego to plant roots and vines while overseeing all aspects of the Winery Operations at Trevi Hills Winery and creating one of the best “go to' secrets is San Diego CountyJohn Olsen RealtorSanteeUpdate on Facebook

The Wedding Biz - Behind the Scenes of the Wedding Business
Episode 421 STEPHANIE COLE: Making Big Changes and Going Solo

The Wedding Biz - Behind the Scenes of the Wedding Business

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 32:50


Andy welcomes Stephanie Cole of Cole Drake Events to the podcast today! Stephanie is the founder and principal planner of Cole Drake Events, a luxury destination wedding planning company. They have been featured in Martha Stewart, Harper's Bazaar, and the New York Times. Stephanie and Andy talk about Stephanie's early influences, how she made the transition from having a business partner to running her business by herself, what her process tends to look like with clients, and what kinds of challenges she has faced and how she overcame them. She also shares an interesting story about her favorite wedding, discusses her pricing philosophy, and more. Stephanie identifies what her personal signature is, revealing how detail-oriented she is. She also reveals that one of the most difficult aspects of her job is having to say goodbye to some of her clients. Andy had such a great time interviewing Stephanie and especially enjoyed getting such a great snapshot of her business. He would appreciate it if you would share this interview with a few people you know who might also enjoy it! Andy would also really appreciate it if you were to subscribe to the podcast if you aren't already and to leave a top review wherever you listen! That really helps out the show and helps people find it! Have you heard about Stop and Smell the Roses with Preston Bailey on The Wedding Biz Network? Listen as Preston shares the secrets, tools, and technologies behind his extraordinary ability to create a theatrical environment out of any space. Also, don't forget about Sean Low's podcast The Business of Being Creative, where Sean discusses the power of being niched, pricing strategies, metrics of success, and so much more. You can find both shows on The Wedding Biz Network.   SUPPORTING THE WEDDING BIZ Become a patron and support Andy and the show! If you are so inspired, contribute!   Time Stamps [1:19] – Andy reveals today's guest as Stephanie Cole of Cole Drake Events! [2:28] – Stephanie talks about her mother being an inspiration to her. [5:48] – Stephanie reflects on when she started Cole Drake Events. [6:21] – Stephanie reveals what it was like to make the jump to entrepreneurship. [7:09] – Learn about how Stephanie used to have a partner in the business. [9:37] – Andy talks about how he started solo and then brought on a business partner. [11:35] – Stephanie identifies her personal style. [14:58] – Andy directs the conversation toward Stephanie's process with her clients. [17:31] – Stephanie gives an example of a process with a client. [20:00] – Discover what the hardest part of Stephanie's job is. [22:23] – Stephanie shares a story with us of a challenge that she had to overcome. [24:59] – Stephanie provides an example of one of her favorite weddings that she has done. [27:11] – Hear Stephanie talk about her pricing philosophy. [29:20] – Stephanie touches upon how she differentiates herself in the industry. [31:55] – Andy announces where we can find Stephanie online.   RESOURCES The New York Times - “In Napa Valley, a Commitment to One Another, and to Showcasing Diversity” Martha Stewart - “A Plant-Filled Indian Wedding in Sonoma, California” Harper's Bazaar - “The Top 23 Places for a Destination Wedding - According to the Experts”   Find Stephanie: Cole Drake Events - WebsiteCole Drake Events – Instagram PageCole Drake Events – Facebook PageCole Drake Events – TikTok PageCole Drake Events – Pinterest Page Follow The Wedding Biz on Social: The Wedding Biz The Wedding Biz on Instagram: @theweddingbiz The Wedding Biz on Facebook: @theweddingbiz The Wedding Biz Network The Music Makers   Support The Wedding Biz by clicking here. Title Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Kushner Entertainment.

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine
Crushing Custom Crush w/ Robert Morris, Grand Cru Custom Crush

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 45:54


Operating your own winery is expensive. The custom crush business model enables small wineries to solve this. Robert Morris, the founder of Grand Cru Custom Crush in Sonoma County, explains the benefits of the custom crush model, how it works, and how Grand Cru has changed the custom crush game.  Support the show via Patreon!Detailed Show Notes: Robert's backgroundA Mechanical engineer by training worked at HPBecame partner at Copain Custom Crush (renamed Punchdown Cellars)2016 - founded Grand Cru Custom Crush (“GCCC”)Custom crush (“cc”) definition(s):Grower w/ extra grapes that are crushed into a finished productPeople who source grapes and have a private labelOperate in a custom crush facility b/c operations are too small to have its own facility (where GCCC operates)Custom crush vs. own wineryHigh startup costs (location, permits, winery equipment)Winery equipment utilization is low - own facility ~10 days/year; cc - ~2.5 monthsHigh utilization requires a diverse client base (e.g., sparkling wines to big Napa Cabernets = spread out crush times)CC has expertise in maintaining winery equipmentCC can do aggregated sourcing for winery supplies (e.g., argon, acid) but does not do sourcing for packaging (a more personal choice)CC has more knowledge sharingGGCCCombines custom crush and hospitality space (differentiator)Has a strict set of procedures and protocols for operationsCC business models1) A la carte - separate pricing for each operation (e.g., pressing, punchdowns, racking, etc.,)2) Per ton fee, all-inclusive - covers everything from grape reception until bottlingCrush fees - Sonoma - ~$2,700-3,300/ton (~$38-45/case); Napa costs 2x SonomaGCCC fee ~$3,300/ton, including use of hospitality areaOvervintaging - ~$300-400/ton extraOther fees/costs - winemaking (if using GCCC's), filtration, bottling (believes hard to justify bottling line investment until ~100,000 cases)VisitationConsistently busy Thursday-MondayUses Tock to manage reservations - integrated into clients and GCCC websitesClients can hold events at the facilityCC trendsCC market is still growing (e.g., Red Custom Crush keeps expanding), growth mainly on the larger production sideHas seen overvintaging (where wines are aged in barrel over 1 year) increase from ~25-30% 10-15 years ago to ~70% now = takes up more floor spaceSees wine conversion ~51-53 cases/ton for premium production vs. 60+ for lower quality (e.g., pressing harder) Get access to library episodes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

WFO Radio Podcast
Dodge Powerbrokers NHRA Mile High Nationals results with Alan Reinhart and Joe Castello 7/19/2022

WFO Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 93:44 Very Popular


Dodge Powerbrokers Mile-High Nationals winners Robert Hight, Matt Hartford, and Matt Smith, plus Leah Pruett crew Chris "Booger" Afflerbach and "Red" Wayne Waite join WFO Joe on location at Bandimere Speedway. NHRA's Alan Reinhart and Joe Castello break down the event and look ahead to race 2 of the NHRA Camping World Series Western Swing in Sonoma, CA, the DENSO Sonoma Nationals. Interviews on WFO Radio have become part of winning for drivers in the NHRA #dragracing Series. Host Joe Castello, has over 30 years in drag racing an it shows. As part of the National Hot Rod Association, Track Announcing team, Castello brings insights directly from the world of professional NHRA Camping World and Lucas Oil Series Drag Racing. NHRA results and news are featured in weekly livestreams, NHRA's Alan Reinhart and other NHRA stars including John Force, Ron Capps, Antron Brown, Steve Torrence, Greg Anderson, and Erica Enders all make frequent stops on the WFO Radio Podcast... Website: WFORadio.com Subscribe to the Podcast: Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wfo-radio-podcast/id449870843?ls=1 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0oo5mn0E3VmfhRCTHyLQIS Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cDovL2ZlZWRzLmZlZWRidXJuZXIuY29tL1dmb1JhZGlv Free Mobile App: https://wforadio.com/m/

NHRA Insider Podcast
4.28 The Mile A Minute Mile High Nationals Recap and Sonoma Preview

NHRA Insider Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 43:25


The 2022 Dodge Power Brokers NHRA Mile High Nationals were a showcase of the best elements of NHRA drag racing. There were speed records set. There were upsets. There were holeshots, destroyed engines, and four champions across the Camping World Series spectrum. In this unique format episode of the NHRA Insider, host Brian Lohnes takes you through the inside stories of the race, gives context to some of the things you saw on the broadcast, and looks at the Denso Sonoma Nationals through the prism of Denver.    As it is a short turnaround between races, the normal cast of characters and guests were all tied up so, in this monologue-style show, you get some juicy behind-the-scenes morsels from the weekend along with the hows and whys of victory and defeat.    Relive Denver one last time with Lohnes and then set your sights on wine country with him as he does the same. From the thin air struggles of the mountain in Colorado to the abundance of sea level horsepower-making air in Sonoma, it's the most manic two races of the whole season. 

The Wine Conversation
▻ Omnibus Fifteenth Edition

The Wine Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 70:39


All the latest wine news and independent views. John Stimpfig reveals why he thinks the Champagne region is shooting itself in the foot over herbicides, Elin McCoy reports on the sale of Joseph Phelps and the trend for other iconic Napa and Sonoma estates to sell out to big corporations, as well as why some wineries won't be insurable in the future and much, much more.

Awesemo Odds: Sports Betting
NASCAR PrizePicks Today | Best Prop Picks | 7/17/22 | Ambetter 301 | Best NASCAR Picks

Awesemo Odds: Sports Betting

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 6:47


Top NASCAR Ambetter 301 Fantasy picks and predictions. Chris Pennell gives the best PrizePicks NASCAR DFS plays for Sunday's Ambetter 301 (7/17/22). Get ONE FREE MONTH of Stokastic+ Platinum and up to a $100 deposit match bonus with PrizePicks when you sign up and make a deposit at PrizePicks http://awese.moe/PrizePicksPlatinumSHOW INDEX0:00 - NASCAR Ambetter 301 Best Plays at PrizePicks1:20 - Martin Truex Jr2:27 - William Byron4:20 - Ryan BlaneyEarn money by referring friends and promoting Stokastic products: https://awese.moe/AffiliateSign up for a Premium Betting Picks package for Daily Best Bets from our Experts http://awese.moe/BestBetsDiscordJoin the Stokastic Email List for Daily DFS Picks, Betting Advice & Exclusive Offers: https://bit.ly/3K7ZIlbSee the Keys To NASCAR DFS Series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXmjxAzKZadXhi_wQStWugkNsufCYjWNvSub to our Stokastic Fantasy Football channel here http://awese.moe/FFSubSub to our Stokastic Best Ball channel here http://awese.moe/BBSub#NASCAR #PrizePicks #Ambetter301 #nascarpicks #nascarbets #nascarbettingStokastic's NASCAR Strategy & ToolsHow to Win At NASCAR DFS: https://www.Stokastic.com/nascar/daytona-500-nascar-dfs-primer-draftkings-fanduel-free/NASCAR Projections: https://www.Stokastic.com/nascar/nascar-projections/NASCAR Top Driver Tool: https://www.Stokastic.com/nascar/dfs-top-drivers-tool/NASCAR Ownership Projections: https://www.Stokastic.com/nascar/dfs-nascar-ownership-projections/Sign Up: http://Stokastic.com/joinFollow StokasticTwitter https://www.twitter.com/stokastic_com @Stokastic_ComInstagram https://www.instagram.com/stokastic_com/ @Stokastic_ComFacebook https://facebook.com/StokasticCom @StokasticComChris Pennell, SaberSim DFS - Daily Fantasy Sports Strategy, DGFantasy - Daily Fantasy Sports & Betting, FSi DFS - Daily Fantasy Sports Insight Advice, Sal Vetri, Mayo Media Network - Fantasy Sports & Betting, Pat Mayo NASCAR, Mayo Media NASCAR, FantasyLabs, The Action Network, DFS Army, Run Pure Sports, Run Pure NASCAR, RPS NASCAR, The Iceberg, BrandonCruzDFS, Eric Estepp, Doc's Sports Picks, Tips and Predictions, The Iceberg, NASCAR Predictions, NASCAR Predictions Today, NASCAR Picks Today, NASCAR DFS Picks Today, NASCAR Fantasy Picks, Fantasy NASCAR Picks Today, Fantasy NASCAR Live, NASCAR Fantasy Live, Live NASCAR Fantasy Picks, Fantasy NASCAR predictions, Fantasy NASCAR lineups, Best NASCAR DFS picks today

Líderes del Futuro
Numero de Hospitalizaciones por COVID Sube

Líderes del Futuro

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 10:39


El numero de hospitalizaciones en todo el país sigue subiendo por la variante Ómicron que tiene un sub-variante BA5. En el condado de Sonoma, mas gente ha sido hospitalizada. Se le sugiere a la gente que se vacune y se ponga la máscara cuando en lugares con poca ventilación. #togethertowardshealth #juntxshacialasalud #covid #covid19 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rafael-vazquez7/support

KZYX News
County workers demand COLA; Board contemplates living wage law

KZYX News

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 6:29


July 14, 2022 — The Board of Supervisors' chambers filled to overflowing at Tuesday's meeting, with county union workers demanding better pay and an end to staffing shortages as inflation climbs. Regional union reps weighed in, too, saying they were dismayed at the county's offer of a 0% cost of living allowance. Workers had filed out, chanting, “we'll be back,” by the time supervisors decided to have a study session on what it would take to craft a living wage ordinance. The first speaker of the day was Vince Hawkins, a health inspector who spoke about how many of his colleagues have been lured elsewhere by better pay. Purple-clad workers rose silently from seats marked “Unavailable” and raised their signs as he spoke. “On any given day, I could be the only health inspector to respond to complaints or inspections for food facilities or recreational water facilities or well and small water systems, body art facilities, things like that,” he said; when “those three empty seats should be filled with my co-workers to go out and do the job with me. It's no fun having to go out and do it by yourself.” Speakers were mostly from the social work and public health sectors, like Heidi Corrado, the county's public health emergency preparedness coordinator. “One way that many counties and municipalities have been showing appreciation for their employees is through the American Rescue Plan Act,” she noted. “In fact, this was one of the listed purposes of ARPA. Now, Mendocino County has received ARPA funds, but so far, the administration has said nothing and made no proposals, while staff watch other public employees in neighboring counties be acknowledged for their service…these employees come to work even when they themselves were evacuated and living in a shelter; worked at home when they were sick with covid; went to work knowing that they could be called out to respond to a home where everyone in that house was sick. It's true that you cannot buy that kind of work ethic. It's true. You cannot buy that kind of loyalty. But it should be rewarded.” The room erupted in a solid fifteen seconds of cheers and applause when she finished her remarks. The county is negotiating with employee units again today. Asked if county workers are moving towards a strike, SEIU Local 1021 Field Representative Patrick Hickey said in a text that “if the County doesn't move, we'll be discussing all of our options at our next General Membership meetings on Wednesday, July 20.” Later in the morning, Supervisor Ted Williams sought support from the board for a living wage ordinance to help low wage workers earn sufficient pay. “You know, frankly, I just feel embarrassed,” he said as he introduced the item. “It makes me feel like we're the Wal-Mart of employers.” Supervisor Dan Gjerde said the county pays 70 cents in benefits for every dollar in wages for most of its employees, which means that the county pays $34 an hour for a worker earning $20 an hour. “Some of the better private-sector employers are paying about 30 cents in benefits for every dollar in salary, so that turns into $26 at $20 an hour pay,” he said; “so it's much easier for those contractors (that are hired by the county), to bring their employees in at $20 an hour starting pay than it is for the county.” Supervisor John Haschak pointed out the irony of asking county staff in departments that typically represent the county in negotiations with employees, to also work on a living wage ordinance. “In this time of real budget crisis and very difficult times even providing anyone with a COLA when the cost of living is going up at 7 or 8%, then I don't want to see staff time diverted from trying to figure out that problem at this point,” he said. Martin Bennett, a professor emeritus at Santa Rosa Junior College, co-founder of North Bay Jobs with Justice, and a staff member of a North Bay union, called in to say that Sonoma county and three of its cities have adopted living wage ordinances. “Living wage ordinances have proven to be good public policy,” he declared, saying that UC Berkeley Labor Center and others have proven that they reduce turnover and absenteeism, and increase retention and the quality of services. “Living wage ordinances also ensure that taxpayers do not subsidize employers that pay less than a livable wage, forcing workers to access public programs,” such as MediCare and food stamps. He offered his help and that of staff at the Labor Council, to provide information about their experience crafting the living wage ordinance in Sonoma County, as well as contact information for advocates and staff all over the state, in other counties that have enacted living wage laws. Gjerde asked about what he called the roll-up effect, when low-wage workers get a raise and their managers demand the same percentage raise to maintain the gap between them, which he worries could result in a torrent of increased pay for employees at the management level. But Bennett said that was unlikely to be a problem. “There are many fiscal impact studies of living wage laws,” he said, including one by the University of Massachusetts of the living wage law in Sonoma County. “The bottom line is this,” he said. “There is a so-called ripple effect when you raise wages at the bottom. But it's limited.” The Board voted to direct Williams to work on the ordinance with outside help and minimal staff time, limited to things like providing documents but no lengthy analysis; and for him to return to the full board at an unspecified time with an informational workshop.

Bedrock Wine Conversations
030 - 2022 Fall Release

Bedrock Wine Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 114:05 Very Popular


Chris and Morgan break down the wines of Bedrock's 2022 Fall Release. 07:39 - 2021 Old Vine Zinfandel 15:34 - 2021 Evangelho Heritage Wine 26:13 - 2021 The Bedrock Heritage Wine 30:31 - 2021 Pagani Ranch Heritage Wine 38:55 - 2021 Katushas' Vineyard Zinfandel 48:42 - 2021 Carlisle Vineyard Zinfandel 53:53 - 2021 Beeson Ranch Zinfandel 1:05:37 - 2019 ‘Calico' Syrah 1:14:42 - 2021 Shake Ridge Ranch Barbera 1:19:45 - 2021 Ode to Denise White Zinfandel 1:30:13 - 2021 Wirz Vineyard Old Vine Riesling 1:35:46 - 2020 Compagni Portis Heritage Wine 1:40:16 - 2021 Cuvee Karatas 1:44:25 - 2021 Monte Rosso Semillon

Wine Soundtrack - USA
Sinor Lavallee - Mike Sinor

Wine Soundtrack - USA

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 27:10


While on a Robert Mondavi (Byron Winery) trip to Burgundy France Mike and Cheri got marrried. They started the winery in 1997. In 2013 They aquired the Bassi Vineyard near Avila Beach CA. In 2019 their son Tomas started traveling to train with other winemakers. If its not harvest he is helping Mike out at the winery.We specialize in wines grown 1.2 miles from the Pacific Ocean at our estate Bassi Vineyard near Avila Beach, in the heart of the San Luis Obispo wine country.Our wines naturally reflect their pronounced coastal terroir, as well as the impassioned viticultural handwork that we bring to our vines and soils. The effect of these elements is highly local and personal—the hallmarks of Sinor-LaVallee. Mike Sinor has always been a grinder, a way of life he learned at a young age while working in his father's auto wrecking yard. He brought that mentality to his first wine harvest in 1993 and never looked back. Through grit and determination, and without formal training, he ultimately became one of the Central Coast's most decorated winemakers. In 2013, Mike and Cheri put everything on the line to acquire the ocean-view Bassi Vineyard near Avila Beach. It was the destination they'd always been seeking—a singular vineyard that they could steward with holistic and meticulous viticulture.The estate wines of Sinor-LaVallee are the outcome of this journey, and an emblem of this place.

Life Between the Vines
Podcast #469 – Ian McClellan, Assistant Winemaker, Anaba Winery, Sonoma.

Life Between the Vines

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 29:49


A Winemaker’s journey can be best described as challenging. Those in love with the concept of making wine usually start in the cellar or maybe at harvest. Those who know, surviving harvest is the toughest time of all since winemakers grow out of harvest. Ian McClellan knew harvest well, then became Cellar Master and now, [...]

Life Between the Vines
Vino Lingo – “Pickling” Ian McClellan, Anaba Winery, Sonoma

Life Between the Vines

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 1:38


This week on our Vino Lingo segment we feature Ian McClellan, Assistant Winemaker, Anaba Winery, Sonoma, defining the term “Pickling”. Learn more by visiting www.anabawines.com

Awesemo Odds: Sports Betting
NASCAR PrizePicks Today | Best Prop Picks | 7/10/22 | Quaker State 400 | Best NASCAR Picks

Awesemo Odds: Sports Betting

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 6:56


Top NASCAR Quaker State 400 Fantasy picks and predictions. Chris Pennell gives the best PrizePicks NASCAR DFS plays for Sunday's Quaker State 400 (7/10/22). Get ONE FREE MONTH of Stokastic+ Platinum and up to a $100 deposit match bonus with PrizePicks when you sign up and make a deposit at PrizePicks http://awese.moe/PrizePicksPlatinumSHOW INDEX0:00 - NASCAR PrizePicks for the Quaker State 4001:52- Chase Elliott3:11- Kyle Larson4:15- Daniel SuarezEarn money by referring friends and promoting Stokastic products: https://awese.moe/AffiliateSign up for a Premium Betting Picks package for Daily Best Bets from our Experts http://awese.moe/BestBetsDiscordJoin the Stokastic Email List for Daily DFS Picks, Betting Advice & Exclusive Offers: https://bit.ly/3K7ZIlbSee the Keys To NASCAR DFS Series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXmjxAzKZadXhi_wQStWugkNsufCYjWNv#NASCAR #PrizePicks #quakerstate400 #nascarpicks #nascarbets #nascarbettingStokastic's NASCAR Strategy & ToolsHow to Win At NASCAR DFS: https://www.Stokastic.com/nascar/daytona-500-nascar-dfs-primer-draftkings-fanduel-free/NASCAR Projections: https://www.Stokastic.com/nascar/nascar-projections/NASCAR Top Driver Tool: https://www.Stokastic.com/nascar/dfs-top-drivers-tool/NASCAR Ownership Projections: https://www.Stokastic.com/nascar/dfs-nascar-ownership-projections/Sign Up: http://Stokastic.com/joinFollow StokasticTwitter https://www.twitter.com/stokastic_com @Stokastic_ComInstagram https://www.instagram.com/stokastic_com/ @Stokastic_ComFacebook https://facebook.com/StokasticCom @StokasticComChris Pennell, SaberSim DFS - Daily Fantasy Sports Strategy, DGFantasy - Daily Fantasy Sports & Betting, FSi DFS - Daily Fantasy Sports Insight Advice, Sal Vetri, Mayo Media Network - Fantasy Sports & Betting, Pat Mayo NASCAR, Mayo Media NASCAR, FantasyLabs, The Action Network, DFS Army, Run Pure Sports, Run Pure NASCAR, RPS NASCAR, The Iceberg, BrandonCruzDFS, Eric Estepp, Doc's Sports Picks, Tips and Predictions, The Iceberg, NASCAR Predictions, NASCAR Predictions Today, NASCAR Picks Today, NASCAR DFS Picks Today, NASCAR Fantasy Picks, Fantasy NASCAR Picks Today, Fantasy NASCAR Live, NASCAR Fantasy Live, Live NASCAR Fantasy Picks, Fantasy NASCAR predictions, Fantasy NASCAR lineups, Best NASCAR DFS picks today

LL Sports Network
Loose Lugs #60

LL Sports Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2022 94:29


We are joined by Ty Majeski to talk about his last few races and upcoming schedule. We also recap Charlotte, Gateway, Portland, Sonoma, Knoxville, Nashville and Road America.

Líderes del Futuro
COVID Updates and the New Variant

Líderes del Futuro

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 15:38


Silvia Lemus from the County of Sonoma visited to remind us that the vaccine is available for children 6 months or older and to report the results of your COVID home tests. The new variant is most contagious and people are asked to wear a mask at stores, restaurants and poorly ventilated spaces. #togethertowardshealth #covid #covid19 #juntxshacialasalud #sonomacounty --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rafael-vazquez7/support

Cork & Taylor Wine Podcast
Episode 55: Alan Tardi, Wine Educator, Wine Writer, Author, Champagne and Italian Wine Expert

Cork & Taylor Wine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 57:24


A few years back, I got to meet and spend sometime with this weeks guest on the Cork & Taylor Wine Podcast, Alan Tardi, while I was in the Piedmonte Region for a week. Alan is a wealth of knowledge and a delightful fellow as we talk wine for once, Champagne, Italy and even some Rosato talk. Always a pleasure talking shop with Mister Tardi!Don't forget to Subscribe, Rate and Review! Please please It only takes a few minutes and helps me/the show grow. The more subscribers, reviews and rates helps us to get discovered! Also, follow us on our Facebook @corkandtaylor and Instagram accounts @corkandtaylorpodcast.Also, Please consider supporting the show as it would be appreciated. This helps me offset  expenses to continue to run and grow the Cork & Taylor Wine Podcast. Thanks! Luke

Sports Gambling Podcast Network
Kwik Trip 250 Preview and Best Bets I NASCAR Gambling Podcast (Ep.25)

Sports Gambling Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 75:19


Welcome to another episode of the NASCAR Gambling Podcast on the Sports Gambling Podcast Network! Every Rod Villagomez and Cody Zeeb bring their love of NASCAR and their love of sports betting to you to help you set your bets for the weekend of NASCAR action. From the Camping World Truck Series to the Xfinity Series, to the Cup Series, Rod and Cody have you covered. This week, Cody is joined by Chase Holden from the Garage Guys as Rod is out on assignment. They recap last week's Ally 400, then look ahead to the Kwik Trip 250 at Road America and give you some of our favorite bets. Can A.J. Almendinger still be considered a road course ringer in the Cup Series? Will Kyle Larson break through on a road track this season after his disappointing outing in Sonoma? Is Austin Cindric fast enough to lead the pack to the green flag in Wisconsin? Will Chase Elliott win back to back races? We'll answer these questions and more on this week's episode. Be sure to subscribe to the NASCAR Gambling Podcast on the SGPN App, and on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Find Cody (@Husker_Zeeb), and Chase (@GarageGuyChase) on Twitter. Download The Free SGPN App - https://sgpn.app WynnBET - Bet $50 Get $200 In Free Bets - https://sg.pn/WynnBET Join Sleeper and get a 100% deposit bonus up to $100 - http://sleeper.com/sgp Support for this episode - DrinkTrade.com/sgp | IPVanish.com/sgp Follow The Sports Gambling Podcast On Social Media Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/NascarGambling   Follow The Hosts On Social Media Rod Villagomez - http://www.twitter.com/rjvillagomez Cody Zeeb - http://www.twitter.com/Husker_Zeeb   Watch the Sports Gambling Podcast YouTube - https://www.sg.pn/YouTube Twitch - https://www.sg.pn/Twitch   Read & Discuss - Join the conversation Website - https://www.sportsgamblingpodcast.com Slack - https://sg.pn/slack Reddit - https://www.sg.pn/reddit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

numberFire Daily Fantasy Podcasts
The Heat Check: NASCAR Kwik Trip 250 2022

numberFire Daily Fantasy Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 19:01


The NASCAR Cup Series will run its third road-course race of the season on Sunday at Road America. What do we need to know before filling out FanDuel lineups for the Kwik Trip 250? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the race, discussing key takeaways from Sonoma, differences between that race and this week's, and drivers he's eyeing in each salary tier prior to practice and qualifying.

Fantasy Alarm
NASCAR DFS Podcast: Kwik Trip 250

Fantasy Alarm

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 51:36


The 2022 NASCAR season keeps rolling following a fairly rainy, but successful weekend for all three series at Nashville Superspeedway. Chase Elliott took home the checkered flag Sunday night for the Ally 400 for his second win of the season. Now we turn our attention to Road America in Wisconsin for the third road race of the season and this marks the second straight year NASCAR runs Road America for the 4th of July weekend! Celebrate Independence Day with some road course racing and get in on the NASCAR DFS top plays covered by our experts, Matt Selz and Dan Malin! Trackhouse Racing has taken the first two road course races after Ross Chastain won COTA and Daniel Suarez won Sonoma a couple weeks ago. Don't miss out on this weekend's NASCAR action in between all the grilling and fireworks so you can win BIG this holiday weekend!

The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast
Doug Roeder - 2022 UNBOUND 200 Finisher

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 39:47 Very Popular


This week we sit down with Doug Roeder to discuss the 2022 UNBOUND 200. The draw of this event came at Doug from many directions and he has now set an audacious goal to join the 1000 mile club. Episode Sponsor: Athletic Greens Support the Podcast Join The Ridership  Automated Transcription, please excuse the typos: Doug Roeder [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.   [00:00:28] Craig Dalton: This week on the show, we've got Doug rotor. Doug. And I actually know each other, gosh, for a couple decades. Now we met through mutual friends and recently reconnected over the sport of gravel cycling a few years back. Doug reached out knowing that I did this podcast and mentioned that. He was heading out to Unbound. I knew he was also heading back here in 2022. So I thought it'd be interesting to get them on the podcast and just talk through his journey with Unbound. Talk about this year's event. Talk about how he's managing to fit it all in as a professional with a family here in the bay area. I really enjoyed this conversation and I hope you do too. Before we jump in i need to thank this week sponsor our friend at athletic greens. A G one by athletic greens is a product I use literally every day. It's got 75 high quality vitamins minerals, whole food source, superfoods, probiotics, and antigens. To help you start your day. Right. This special blend of ingredients supports your gut health, your nervous system, your immune system. Your energy recovery, focus and aging. All the things. 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Let's jump right in to my conversation with doug rotor Doug welcome to the show. [00:03:24] Doug Roeder: Hey, Greg. Thanks a lot. Great to be here [00:03:26] Craig Dalton: I appreciate you taking the time to join me after Unbound 200. I'm glad you got to the finish line. I can't wait to dig into your adventure out there. [00:03:34] Doug Roeder: and adventure. It was and yeah, happy to talk. Great to see you. Great to be with you. Can't wait to get out with you sometime live on a bike. This will have to suffice for now, though. [00:03:43] Craig Dalton: Indeed. So for the listener, Doug and I met each other, gosh, I don't wanna date us too much, but it's probably 20, 25 years ago. [00:03:50] Doug Roeder: Long time ago. Yeah. Team and training up in the city, [00:03:53] Craig Dalton: And through mutual [00:03:54] Doug Roeder: And mutual friends. [00:03:56] Craig Dalton: Yeah, exactly. So to set the stage, Doug, are you, or are you not a professional athlete? [00:04:01] Doug Roeder: No, absolutely not. No, not even anywhere close. [00:04:04] Craig Dalton: So, so Doug's an endurance athlete, like most of us and, and not an unaccomplished one you've you've achieved multiple Ironmans. If I'm, if I'm remembering correctly and always been fit. [00:04:16] Doug Roeder: Yeah. So well, yeah. I, I guess right around the time we met, I was very unfit. I had kinda worked 80 hour weeks all through my twenties and didn't. It finally got to a place in my career in my late twenties, where I had a little bit more predictability on my schedule. And so started joined team in training and did one and only one Ironman with team in training. But in training for that had did a half Ironman and some other events and really kind of felt like, triathlon was a, a great way to kind of get out in the bay area and, and try different things. And so I would never say I was a triathlete. I'd do one or two a year wildflower in particular, the long course there. But cycling kind of became part of my life at that point. I met my wife on a blind date, bike ride. I started spending time up in Santa Rosa for work every other month. And a gentleman up there took me on a lot of road rides, your pine flat east side, west side, Sweetwater Springs. Always told me that if I ever had a chance to ride king Ridge, I should. So when Levi started his ride, I started doing that. And so it was kinda I'd pick one or two big things a year to do and train for those. And that was kinda my, my. [00:05:11] Craig Dalton: That makes sense. And then at what point along the way, did you discover gravel cycling? [00:05:16] Doug Roeder: So, yeah, I kind of just for a decade plus kind of kept doing the same couple of things over and over cycling with something I would do with work colleagues. I commuted from the city down to the peninsula once a week. Once I had little kids just to get along one long ride in a week. And then it was 2018, I think. Was the last year that wildflower happened and I was kind of poking around for something new to do. And a buddy on the east coast who I'd ridden quite a bit with and remembered that I was from Kansas said, Hey, you wanna check out this thing? In Kansas, there's this big race, this big bike ride. It's a gravel ride it's called it was called it's on dirty Kansas. I said that's Ryan that's. That's ridiculous. Why would I, I go to Kansas to ride a bike. Like I go there to go to a chief's game or go see family and friends. That's that's insane. And plus the roads in Kansas, like why would you do that? Why would I ride dirt roads in Kansas and just promptly about it? Dismiss it outright. No joke. A week later, I'm talking to my father who lives, he's retired in central Kansas. He's got 30 cattle. He's kind of a hobby rancher. And he had been staying with a. At a little town outside, Amoria called Opie. This was in may. And when he was there, he drove around the Flint Hills. He's telling me how beautiful the Flint Hills were in the spring. The Emerald green, after the ranchers burn off all the grass, it comes back this beautiful green and to someone from Kansas. I mean the Flint Hills, I I'm from Western Kansas central Kansas went to high school and Eastern Kansas. So I'm kind of from all over Kansas, the Flint Hills are just something you drive past on your. Somewhere else. There's really no, there, there there's, it's too Rocky to farm. There's no major population centers. It's pretty, you see it from the highway, but there's really no reason to go there. So my father lived his entire life in Kansas had never spent any time in the Flint Hills. And so he, he was there with this old friend toured around the Flint Hills and he's telling me about it and he's like, oh, and there's this big bike race. Have you heard of it? And I'm like, yeah, a buddy just told me about it. I can't believe thousands of people travel. To Emporia, Kansas, which again, to native Kansas, Emporia's kind of the middle of nowhere. It's like for a bike race. And my father tells me that his friend, they they're looking to, they wanted to rent their house out to some racers, but they didn't wanna rent a stranger. So he said, if, if you ever wanna come to Kansas and do this bike race, you know, you got a place to stay, you can rent this house outside just outside of town. So I'm like, yeah, no, that's why I'm not. That's ridiculous. Why would I do that? And then a few weeks later, this was like the third, the straw that broke the camels back. Right. We have a friend staying with us, a friend of my wife's it's an ER doc in Philly. And he had come out to do escape from Alcatraz, big multi-sport athlete CYC lacrosse racer, and he was staying with us at our house. And were we my wife and I had signed, but do escape that. And we're talking to, to Dr. Lambert and he said, Hey, you're Doug, you're from Kansas. Have you heard of this big bike race in Kansas? My coach. And I really want to do it. And I'm like, you're the third person who's mentioned this thing to me in the last, like 10 days now. I'm, I'm kind of intrigued. And he had a plot to, to kind of hack the lottery at the time. Yeah, they were promoting and I'll just keep talking, you cut me off, whatever, but I figure you can edit a lot of this. So he his, his idea was his coach was a woman and there was a, they were trying to get more women to ride. The race, then 200 for 200 was the promotion 200 women ride 200 miles. Remember that. And Dr. Lambert's coach Amelia woman really wanted to come and do the race as well. And at the time you could, I think you still can, you could register as a group. So it was an all or nothing kind of thing, or up to four people could register for the lottery together. And he said, well, make Amelia our, our, you know, team captain quote unquote, and she'll get in. Then the rest of us will draft off of that. And I was like, you know, I have this high school buddy. That I've run a couple of ultras with in Kansas. He's just the kind of guy, cause they also gave preference to locals. I was like, we'll sign him too. I'll give him call. And so the four of us signed up and we got in that way on the lottery. And I don't know if our, our hacks helped or not, but one way, you know, we got in. So now it's January of 2019. And I'm, I've been accepted to Unbound, wildflower had been canceled. So, you know, now I've got a new thing to train for. And I had to go get a gravel bike and try and figure out what the heck gravel biking was all about. And I had taken an old road bike and put the fattest tires I could on it and kind of started exploring some, some non paved roads down here. And it seemed like a not insane thing to do. So I went up to my local bike. And they're a specialized dealer. So I ended up with a diverge and set it up tubus and started training. [00:09:41] Craig Dalton: Great. You know, that's amazing. It, it sounds like you were going to be haunted by Unbound until you did it with all [00:09:48] Doug Roeder: That's kind of, [00:09:49] Craig Dalton: you [00:09:49] Doug Roeder: it was kind of, yeah, that was everybody was coming at me about it. And I then a, a great guy wanted to actually travel to the middle of Kansas. And I think this is a good point to state it's. It's hard to overstate. How preposterous, the notion of Unbound gravel sounds to like a native cans who, who wasn't a cyclist as a kid, but learned to cycle in the bay area. I mean, the notion that thousands of people from all over the country, or even all over the world would travel to Emporia, Kansas to ride hundreds of miles of the crappies roads. You can imagine in the middle of tornado season. It's just it's ridiculous, but yeah, you're right. I was kind of being haunted by it and there, I was at a point where I needed, I kind of wanted to try something new and so I signed up. [00:10:35] Craig Dalton: And you sign up directly for the [00:10:36] Doug Roeder: Yeah. And there was some debate around that. My, my buddy in Kansas who had, who had never, you know, he'd done some writing. He'd never, I don't think he'd ever run ridden a century before. He's like, you sure we should do the 200, maybe we should do the hundred. And I mentioned that to our, our friends from Philly and they're like, no, if we're gonna travel all the way to Kansas, we're, we're gonna, we're gonna get our money's worth. And I was like, yeah, no, it's kind of 200 or nothing fell. And I kind of felt the same way actually. So yeah, we went straight for the 200. [00:11:01] Craig Dalton: Yeah. I feel like back in 2019 and, and earlier, like the 200, the, the 100 felt different when you were signing up for it. Not that I've done it, but these days I feel like it's got equal promotion. Certainly the two hundreds, the marquee part of the event, but also that they realized like a hundred is pretty good as well. [00:11:18] Doug Roeder: Oh, and a lot of fast riders. So yeah, no, it's the a hundred has definitely become a thing and yeah, even the shorter distances are, are filling up with people now, too. So. [00:11:28] Craig Dalton: And so 2019, that was pre pandemic. Right? So the race actually went off at that point. [00:11:33] Doug Roeder: The race went off. It was hot and humid and we, it was the north course. It was the first year they had switched back to the north course, which I guess they'd done it a few times. And we had a nice, strong south wind out of the gates. So we flew 60 miles with a tail. made the turn and on that north course, most of the climbing is kind of in the middle section. So right around the time of day when it gets hot you start putting in some, a lot of kinda steep climbs on rough roads. And our two C cross buddies took off at that point. And I was sticking with my high school buddy. And I think the, the, you know, growing up. Growing up cycling wise here in the bay area, climbing's comes pretty easy. You get, you can't really ride 10 miles without climbing a thousand feet around here. So, I was having a decent time. The heat's a little tough to deal with. But my friend kind of got pummeled and we emerged from those Hills into the headwind. We got to council Grove and he was suffering from heat exhaustion at that point. And so I ended up riding, riding it in myself, late in the race and finished after midnight. And that was that. [00:12:34] Craig Dalton: to get to the finish line in your first one. I think that's pretty amazing. Did you. I know I want to talk about this year's version, but I feel like talking about your first experience is also equally valuable because going, going in there naive about what you were to experience, how did you prepare for it? Obviously, you you'd done Ironman triathlons. You'd done these long distance events that might have taken you north of 10, 12 hours. How did you get, what was the mindset going into 200 miles? Had you ever ridden that far before? Okay. [00:13:05] Doug Roeder: No, no. I think the longest ride I had done was, you know, what was Levi had his long course, which had a couple of different names the Panser whatever. And so that was kinda a hundred, 1,320, I think, with a lot of climbing. And I had done the version where you get off road onto some gravels. So I took my, my road bike on some gravel roads up in Sonoma county, which was a great way. Break a carbon wheel, which I did. But anyway, that's a different story. So the mindset was just to get, and I'd trained for some long runs as well. So I'd done some 40 and 50 mile runs. And you know, when I was training for those, I never, you never go out and run 40 or 50 miles, but yet stack up big days, you know? So you go run 21 day and maybe 25 the next. So I took the same kind of approach cycling wise. I would do. You know, you know, kind of do my normal early morning rides with my buddies and then maybe get out for 180 or 90 mile and then try the next day to go then ride 60 or 70 gravel miles over in the east bay on the east side of the Dunbarton bridge, where it gets good and windy out there on those salt pond levies felt like that was a pretty good Kansas simulator. And so I would try and stack up a couple of big days and then, you know, every few weeks kind of build back up to. And the mindset was just survival. We just wanted to finish. We didn't really have a time goal. It was just get her done. And that's kinda, that's sort of how it went, [00:14:27] Craig Dalton: That's what I always thought about with training here in the bay area, because we have so much climbing, I'm UN very, very unlikely to hit that mileage. Like even if it made sense to ride 200 miles, unless I was riding on the road, I'm not gonna hit that mileage, but I can certainly do a absolutely punishing day of climbing. [00:14:45] Doug Roeder: Yeah, no. And that's, that is the challenge, cuz I mean, if you go, when I go ride 80 or 90 miles, you're gonna climb eight or 9,000 feet around here. Now you've got the benefit. You can look at some of the Strava's of some of the, the gals up in your neck of the woods who kind of tend to win that Unbound and see what kind of stuff they do. They'll go do hundred 40 mile crazy stuff. So yeah, I, for me trying to find, you know, in Kansas, the wind is always a factor. Finding a place where you can ride for, I don't know, four or five, six hours where it's a steady effort is kind of hard in the bay area. And so I've found this, you know, again, east side of the Dunbarton bridge, the coyote Hills, regional park, there's a nature preserve. So you can kind of get a 30 or 40 mile flat-ish gravel loop in over there. And I'll do a few of those. And like I said, it's generally windy in the afternoon, so it's, that's kind of become, I can't get anyone to do it with me. So I'm listening to your podcasts or music and the earbuds, but. So I do do a little bit of solo training for it, but yeah, that's kind a key training [00:15:39] Craig Dalton: Yeah, it's interesting. It's so often I talk and think about the type of gravel that's underneath our wheels. When we go to these different parts of the country, but climate and wind play equally at big factors. And. It feeling hard and different. Like I know when I ride in wind, which I don't tend to ride in a lot of like, that's demoralizing to me. So imagining like pointing myself a 40 mile headwind section in Kansas might be a little difficult. [00:16:07] Doug Roeder: Yeah, but it's great. You can go, you can practice it here in the bay area. There are places, but yeah. Getting your it's, you know, psychological training for that kind of torture is is a big part of it. And you know, the other aspect of getting ready for that first one was just preparing to be able to fix my bike. I've got a great local bike shop here at Melo. They've taken great care of me over the years, but like what, what, what am I gonna do if I, you know, flat my tubus tire or. Bust my chain and a water crossing, which I ended up doing. So I had to stop. I had to pop out a, a link and fix my chain. You know, there's all kinds of stuff you gotta do. If you, if your goal is to finish you gotta be ready. And fortunately, I've watched a few YouTube videos and had the right tools to take care of that, that first year. But it was, it was non trivial getting across the finish line. And especially, yeah, once my buddy was suffering from, you know, heat exhaustion, We were at the last checkpoint minutes before they were gonna shut it down. And he packed up his bike and put it in the minivan. And I rode off into that by myself with lights and just kind of chased fireflies and other racers. And at that point in that race, the sun's going down, it cools off. It actually kind of became my favorite part of that race. It's just a different trippy thing on the north course. You'd end up going across this lake whole lake. You ride across a dam, there's people, boats partying, and you've fireflies, and it's just so surreal 70 into your day to be in that place that it does kind of, yeah, it's, it's quite an experience for sure. [00:17:28] Craig Dalton: Yeah, I can only imagine. So of the four of you, it sounds like what just did three of [00:17:33] Doug Roeder: Three finished. Yeah. The two cycle crossers. I think they, they finished around 10:00 PM. I, I rolled in after my late start and waiting for my buddy at kinda one 30 in the morning. But even then rolling down commercial street Emporia, I had a dozen kids chasing me down the shoot on both sides. I mean, it was just a bizarre trippy thing. And my buddy was at the finish line smiling at that point, he had recovered. So it was quite it was a really fun thing to finish and a hard, a hard, hard thing to do for sure. [00:18:01] Craig Dalton: huge accomplishment. Now, are you one of those people that can finish an event like that? And someone puts the sign up form in front of you and you're like, sign me up. I'm gonna do it the next year. [00:18:11] Doug Roeder: Absolutely not. So the, yeah, you know, the wildflower lawn course is a great example. I did. I think I did that thing 16 times and every time I swore I would never do it again, I was like this, this was awful. I feel terrible. I'm not ever gonna do this again. But then a week later you're like, I think I could probably do it a little bit better next time. Right. And so, and there was the fact that my buddy didn't finish and he had never DNF anything in his life. He's actually the one who talked me into doing my first ultra. And so he was furious, absolutely furious that he did not finish that race. And so he's like, no, we're signing up. We're gonna go do it. I'm gonna finish. And I'm like, okay, I guess. And then the pandemic hits and it got canceled in, in 2020. But we signed back and he trained like a maniac all through the pandemic. I ended up spending a bunch of time in Kansas during the pandemic. [00:18:56] Craig Dalton: Yeah. [00:18:56] Doug Roeder: So he, and I would go out for rides in the Flint Hills and I would rent bikes at sunflower bike shop in Lawrence, Kansas, and just, they had their divergence set up with tubes and I just was blowing the things up right. And left. And so, decided I, I bought a Kansas bike found a salsa cutthroat, which is a monster truck of a bike with 29 inch mountain bike wheels and got that, put it in my buddy's garage. And so that's. So he, he, he used that to train on used that as sort of, and, and got himself a better bike as well. But we were kind committed once and I think had he finished, we may never have done it again, but the fact that he didn't finish, we kinda signed get him the finish line in and had two years to train for it. [00:19:38] Craig Dalton: and so were you successful getting 'em across the finish line? [00:19:40] Doug Roeder: We did, we, we got it done. Went out at a nice, slow pace. We did not have the rest of the crew with us. One of 'em had a baby, so it was just the two of us that year. And his 80 year old dad who lives in Bakersfield came to be our support crew. So coverage, Flint, where to the same north course, we kind set up the day before, but we went out and again, south wind, hot, humid just punishing. But we took our time. Got the nutrition ride, you know, any of these long events, they're, they're eating competitions as much as anything. But he had had two years to train and, and we got it done. We finished around 1230. So again, I guess they call it that the breakfast club. So we both, we crossed the finish line together just a wonderful day out on the bike. And it was really gratifying to, to get him over the line. And that was when he was, he told me that we were going for the thousand mile cha [00:20:30] Craig Dalton: And what is that? [00:20:32] Doug Roeder: So, you know, if you ride the 200 race five times, they give you a CICE and it's part it's on the, you know, in the award ceremony on Sunday morning. And yeah, it's, it's something. So he, he and I are never gonna, you know, win our age group. That's just not who we are. But we could, we're pretty good at not stop 'em. So that's the goal now, apparently. And so, yeah, [00:20:56] Craig Dalton: Now you're slightly. You're slightly off sequence with your buddy. You may get there ahead of him. Are you gonna go for six? If that's the case? [00:21:04] Doug Roeder: I don't know. We'll see. And, and then, and you know, crazy things happen. I may be injured. I may not make one. So you just dunno how these things are gonna go, but become a goal here now in ours to try and finish that thing. And yeah, [00:21:16] Craig Dalton: Okay. [00:21:16] Doug Roeder: we're even more off sync. Once we get to 20 to this year's event, I'll tell you about that, but it's become a thing, you know, I go back there. I see family It's you know, as complicated as life gets later on with work and kids and everything to have a day or two a year, where all you gotta do is one simple thing. And it may a hard thing, but it's just one it's it's it's really enjoy. Wake up in old and try and bang out two miles and miles bike is it's refreshing psychologically. And it kinda helps me focus my training. [00:21:46] Craig Dalton: I [00:21:47] Doug Roeder: Yeah, we're gonna stick with it until we can't here for the next few years. [00:21:50] Craig Dalton: I love, I love how this all comes back to your connection to, to Kansas, and it's gotta make it even more special just to be there and be on that journey. [00:21:59] Doug Roeder: It is. And it's yeah, I mean, on that Northern course, there are some of those roads that I swear. I, I hunted pheasants on with my grandfather when I was a kid. And it's just surreal that again, thousands of cyclists from all over the planet are riding down these roads, getting flaps, just dealing with terrible conditions. Know, you might have it's the beauty is stark. And it's, I'm not gonna say it's as stunning as the grand canyon, it's not, but there is a similar discrepancy between the pictures you see and what you experience there. Just the vastness of it just can't on film. And when you're out there with this, you know, huge crowd of people it's, it's pretty stunning and and it's hard and. Yeah, my relatives, my aunts and uncles, I, I got buzzed by an aunt and her pilot boyfriend in school, bus, Piper, Cub in 20. So it's become a thing everyone forward to coming and doing it's lot for that reason. And then it's kinda crazy too. You've got all these great bay area athletes who come out there and, you know, Alison Terick from Penn, she's a household name in Emporia. You know, the winner the first year we did, it was Amity Rockwell. It just was amazing to me, the. Bay area cyclists. Who've made their names in Nowheresville, Kansas. It's just kind of cracks me up. So [00:23:11] Craig Dalton: It really is. You were talking about pacing in your 20, 21 effort. Do you find it hard? Not to get sort of wrapped up in the pace of everybody else? Were you and your, your buddy [00:23:21] Doug Roeder: yeah, that's [00:23:21] Craig Dalton: of just specifically disciplined and chastising each other? Don't chase that wheel. We gotta go slower. [00:23:27] Doug Roeder: that's you know, even though. Our focus, especially after having the one DNF in 19 was to maintain a steady pace, not go out too fast. You get that tailwind, you get in a group. Drafting's wonderful. But then you get to that first rough road. And at that point, You know, we saw Quinn Simmons running along the side of the road. You know, pros have blown up, you hit the rough flinty, gravel at speed and bad things start happening, but it's also great to be in a pack. We met two high school buddies who were half our age from Wisconsin, from some little town. They were doing their first race together. First bike race ever for the first bike event that I had signed up for the 200. So we started riding with them and we're trading poles. Next thing, you know, you know, there's not a cloud in the sky, but you feel a spray on, you know, a moist spray on your back and I'm like, what's going on back there? Oh man, you got sealant spraying all over the place. It's like pin wheeling outta your wheel. And so, yeah, it's easy to get caught up in the fun, especially early on. And man, we sprayed sealant all over two counties, but never went flat. But yeah, then we reeled it in the, the Hills eventually, or the heat will reel you in at some point or the headwind or ball three. But yeah, it is, it's difficult, especially early on when you're riding with a pack. [00:24:39] Craig Dalton: Yeah. Since I haven't been out there myself, I'm finally getting a picture after having spoken to so many people about this event in particular, my conversation recently with Mark Allen and he was describing, you know, you're following some wheels and you'd see someone get antsy because they wanted to pass someone and they would think, oh, I can just kind of ride over this Rocky section really fast. And sure enough, those Flint rocks, it's a recipe for a flat tire right [00:25:03] Doug Roeder: Yeah, it's just right there. And then every water crossing. I mean, I, this year, every water crossing, there were at least half a dozen people in the next quarter mile fixing flats. And I learned that first year in 2019, I, I dinged my chain in the water crossing and ended up having to fix it that you gotta be real careful, especially in that murky water. You can't see the bottom. You have no idea how deep it is. All, all kinds of sharks and yeah, you learn some things, but. [00:25:26] Craig Dalton: what's your, what's the technique then? Are you just kind of easing off and not kind of trying to keep full speed through the water sections? [00:25:32] Doug Roeder: Definitely. Yeah, you gotta slow down. Or if you see people, you see someone hit a line and they emerge safely. You take that line. If you're on your, at that point, depending where you're on the race, the Northern course didn't have that many water crossing this Southern course, especially with all the rain in the weeks, leading up to lot of water crossings. And I think a lot of flats came out those water crossing. So it's, [00:25:51] Craig Dalton: Yeah. [00:25:52] Doug Roeder: you just gotta be careful and they can be slick. And then there's just a whole wide variety of treachery out there. [00:25:57] Craig Dalton: In 2022 had a new variety of treachery that the last few years hadn't really been known for, as I understand it. [00:26:04] Doug Roeder: Indeed. And we were all excited. The Southern course, a little bit less vertical kind of had a reputation for kinda more rolling Hills rather than the sharp. I had been in Kansas for 10 days, like leaning up to the race and so knew that it had rained a lot knew that we were in for some wet conditions. But the temperatures were pretty cool and kinda day before it, you kinda not rain at all, then some popped overnight. And and yeah, but the, the cooler temperatures were just wonderful. I mean, you rolled out in the morning and it was a lot of people were chilly right. Outta the gates. But yeah, not much wind either. That was kind of a nice thing. And it was just kind of a nice, fun, easy role. And again, we were trying to, trying to get everybody over the line. So we we got to all the first neutral water stop. We were climbing the hill up to that at around mile 40. And I'm on the left side of a double track behind this woman. And I hear a guy shouting over my shoulder on your. On your left? No, we're coming up the middle and I look over my shoulder and a dozen dudes just blazing up this hill right down the grass between the two tracks. And it was the lead group from the hundred mile race. We the course with them up to that 40 mile point, they, and we kept going south. But as they blasted by the guy across from me said, Hey, that was Peter Shagan. And I'm like, what? This. time, green Jersey winner just blew by me in the middle of Kansas. How weird is that? And the day just got bizarre, more bizarre from that point on. [00:27:28] Craig Dalton: So, let me ask you a question. So that going into this one in 2022, it's your third year. what are a couple things you learned in the first two that you took, whether it's changes in your gear, changes in what you had when you were coming to your pit station? [00:27:42] Doug Roeder: Yeah, lots of real food pit stations be very disciplined about checking the chain. Luing the chain get more water than you think you need. Cause 40 miles might go by in a couple hours, or it might go by if you hit a stiff wind in some obstacles or a flat or something, it could take a lot longer. And as chilly as it was early in the day, I mean, the sun did pop out later in the day they got real hot. So if you kind of planned your hydration based on. What you were doing early in the day that, that didn't work later in the day. So to always take more hydration than you need real food versus just, you know, all goose, we'd roll up some sandwiches or whatever different things. And then we carry a lot of extra, you know, CO2 S and tube and, and things to fix punctures, which fortunately we didn't have to use this year, but. I think just being prepared for everything so that you don't end up in a situation where you have a mechanical, that requires you to all the way to you didn't have the right tool or you know, ran out whatever it would be very frustrating. And so [00:28:42] Craig Dalton: be a shame, particularly if tr trying to train up to 200 miles, you, you put in so much time and then to go do that and have something that you could have solved toward you would be terrible. So were, were you wearing a hydration pack? [00:28:56] Doug Roeder: Yes. Yeah, definitely. I got, I take a two and a half hydration pack and then two bottles. The other big learning is you gotta keep the bottles covered or have 'em someplace safe because the water it's all cattle, ranch land. And especially when you're spraying a lot of water everywhere once they get muddy, you don't really wanna drink out of them. So people will rubber put baggies over 'em things like that. Or some of 'em now have caps on 'em. So yeah, you learn a few things like that. [00:29:22] Craig Dalton: Yeah, so interesting. Okay. So interestingly, you know, when I've been hearing accounts of the 2022 event, depending on your pace, people seem to have had very different experiences. So when, when you listen to the pros, they seem to have gotten through some of these. Hugely muddy sections either got through it before it rained. So they just rode, rode the road. When you guys might have been hiking at early slopping through mud, or they had, you know, it just hit 'em at a different point in the race. When were you encountering mud and what was it like? [00:29:56] Doug Roeder: Yeah, mile 1 25. . We, we rolled into that. And I was on, you know, the salsa cutthroat with the 29 inch wheels and 2.2 inch tires. And I'm like, ah, this thing's, this thing's a mountain bike. I can ride through this. No problem. And I made it, I don't know, maybe 50 yards and just was slipping and sliding. Then it was time to hike and the smart folks, maybe some. Folks with cyclo cross backgrounds picked up their bikes. So they didn't keep accumulating mud fools like me pushed it along until the mud kind of clogged my wheel. Then I was stuck. Fortunately I had noticed in the shops in Emporia the previous day, everybody was handing out those paint sticks, the paint, stirring sticks. I was like, huh, maybe they know something that, that I, that I should know. And I, so I grabbed a couple of those and they were incredibly useful for cleaning the mud off. And that's, you know, I kinda. Tried a couple different tactics but pushed through it as fast as I could and got to the end. And there was kinda a stream where you could rinse your bike off. I hit it faster than my buddy did. And when he, he hit it a little after I did and it slowed him down a lot more. So I ended up waiting probably 20 minutes for him to get through it and it kind of crushed him carrying his bike through that. He came out the other side and was just an absolute wreck. So, and at that point, the sun came out. So we had just kinda, I'd had a nice break. He had suffered through carrying his bike through this stuff, [00:31:12] Craig Dalton: Yeah. If you think about it, you know, he is got a, you know, call it a 20 pound bike. He probably had 10 pounds of mud on it and gear, you know, it's just backbreaking work, pushing a bike. They just weren't designed to be pushed. [00:31:24] Doug Roeder: push or trying to carry it with a, you know, a bag strapped underneath it and a bunch of gear inside it. I mean, it was just a freaking mess and. Yeah, everybody was in that stream, washing their bikes off. It was a pretty miserable scene. And there were these two little kids that were, they were promising everybody. That that was the last. Which it ended up not being, and I'm still those I'm those two little kids sour folks and trying every, but was brutal was [00:31:50] Craig Dalton: Yeah. [00:31:52] Doug Roeder: both through that. [00:31:53] Craig Dalton: And I just think about that at mile 1 25, having to kind of reset and just having gone through that moment and say, I've got 75 frigging, more miles of gravel to go, not even thinking about there being mud because of the lying kids. You thought you were gonna be cruising back into Emporia. So you guys get back on your bike, you start hitting it is your buddy starting to recover a little. [00:32:13] Doug Roeder: No, cuz there was a, there was some decent climbing right after that. And around mile one 30, there was kind of a long climb. Like I said, the sun was back out at the time we were doing it and his stomach just failed him at that point. He got sick on the side of the road, tried to remount, tried to keep going and couldn't do it. He was done. So, he was upset. I was upset, sad for him. Really sad for him at that point I kinda looked at my watch. I was like, If I take off now, I know I'd kind of been resting a little bit waiting for him. I was like, I could, I could get in before midnight. I could, you know, and the party closes down and pour you at midnight. So I'd never experienced the post party. So I was all motivated to make some, some lemonade outta the lemons and and took off at that point. Yeah, I, [00:32:53] Craig Dalton: what a tough moment for you. Just, I mean, to know that he had, he had had that issue a couple years back. And to go on and go forward when he's sitting there on the side of the road, which obviously I'm sure any friend would want you to continue, but I'm sure you rolled out with a little bit of a heavy heart. [00:33:09] Doug Roeder: Well, I just knew that I'd have to come back one more time. So yeah, I, you know, these things happened and he was upset. I was upset. I felt a little bit of a heavy heart, but mostly like, okay, this is just things happen out here. And he called the Jeep and they came to get him. I failed to mention, you know, his dad who's 81, 82 and had been our support crew. The previous year. He had so much fun being our support crew that he had signed up for the five mile race and had bought a bike and was, and so I was, he was looking forward to just getting back to seeing how his dad, when he'd received some texts from his dad, A picture of him in the pouring rain and saying how much funny it had. And so he was excited to get back and see his dad and meet me at the finish. So we were actually in pretty good spirits. Surprisingly, it's just, again, it's one of those things that happens and if you can't eat and stomach's, can't go on. So he's a pretty upbeat dude. And so I took off at that point and rode hard for 70 miles. I finished around 11, 15 in the dark and party was still going on. So I got, got a couple free beers and some tacos and it was it was really fun. And we we had, I didn't mention this. We had given a few folks rides from Kansas city down to Emporia, and that was kind of a crazy experience too. Two folks two cyclists from New York, apparently there's a New York city gravel scene. And one of the racers was a 25 year old with a, a bike packing background. She was coming to do the 200, the other racer was a 37 year old father with a road racing background. He was there to do the hundred. Neither of 'em had been to Kansas before. Their flight had been delayed and they got in at like four in the morning. And so their friends had gone down to Emporia. They needed a ride. They got on the Facebook page and my friend had noticed them and we had room in the car. So just riding down to Emporia again with these two folks. Had never been to Kansas before they're New York city, gravel writers and they're, they're coming here to, to challenge themselves. It was, it was pretty shocking for two like high school buddies from Kansas to see that. And so one of them came across the finish line while we were sitting there around midnight. And again, it's the range of folks you encounter there. Folks like the last gentleman you had on Peter Sagan gravel writers from New York. It's just, it's, it's very strange to me. And and kind of fun. [00:35:18] Craig Dalton: Have you noticed it blow up even further from the 2019 experience to now in terms of the scale of everything? Yeah, [00:35:23] Doug Roeder: The scale the range of backgrounds it's it really has kept, kept going and it's, it's. Again, you know, we have some of the most amazing cycling on the planet here in the bay area. But I still get a big hoot outta going and riding crappy roads in Kansas with thousands of all over the world. It's, it's a weird thing, but its. [00:35:42] Craig Dalton: I think that, I mean, the team, we started it always. Had this idea of what the community experience was gonna be like for the event and always, and this is what I, I love about every event organizer that I talk to. It's a, it's a love letter to your local trails, right? You're you've got the opportunity to put on an event and you're gonna just wanna showcase everything that your home town has to offer. And that's when we get the best events, like when they come from the. [00:36:09] Doug Roeder: And it's inspired. I mean, there's a, there's a gravel ride in the Kansas or Missouri area, like every weekend now. So it's, there's a lot of folks, you know, and then there are people kind of replicating the model in other states and and I mean, the grasshoppers have been going on out here forever, but it, it it's really kind of created a template, I think for a lot of folks to create races in places where folks hadn't thought to do it before and a lot of fun. [00:36:35] Craig Dalton: Yeah, I think that's, I've talked to with a bunch of event organizers about sort of the economic impact of bringing these types of events to rural communities and the dynamics that come into play. You actually get supportive city councils and land [00:36:47] Doug Roeder: Yes [00:36:49] Craig Dalton: Whereas I, you know, [00:36:50] Doug Roeder: I mean, I, yeah. [00:36:51] Craig Dalton: Yeah, yeah. You get the high school kids coming out. Whereas out here in the bay area, you get nothing but resistance cuz no one wants anybody to come ride here. [00:37:00] Doug Roeder: Yeah. And as big as Levi's rad got at one point, I mean, there were thousands and thousands of people. I think you, you might meet a few locals. Who'd be out cheering on their front lawn, but a lot of folks just resented all the cyclists, you know, hogging the roads that day. And whereas out in the middle of Emporia, I mean, everybody is incredibly happy to see you. It's it's really kind of fun. [00:37:19] Craig Dalton: Yeah. I imagine out in the smaller communities or even going by someone's house, out on the Prairie, like they're out there just enjoying the spectacle that comes by once a. [00:37:28] Doug Roeder: I think, you know, in the, the, what's the name of the town where the second checkpoint was Madison, I think the entire town showed up downtown. You know, and that was, they were just having a big whole party and it's yeah. So the communities where they have the support stops really show up in force You got volunteer kids, you know, Manning the crew for hire. And it's just a, yeah, there's a lot of enthusiasm for the racers and the race. [00:37:52] Craig Dalton: Yeah. Yeah. Amazing. Well, thanks Doug, for sharing so much about this story, I love that you've been doing this. I love that gravel's kind of reconnected us socially and we'll definitely get out and do some riding together at some point in the near future. [00:38:04] Doug Roeder: Congratulations on the podcast. It was it really warm my heart to find this. As I kind of discovered the whole gravel scene, I was oblivious to it. Like I said, until, you know, a few random people clued me into this race in Kansas and it's it's been really fun to reconnect and see, see what you've done with this podcast. And I hope to get you out to Emporia. We gotta bed for you and Kansas. Anytime you're ready to come out. [00:38:24] Craig Dalton: I love it. The draw continues to get heavier and heavier for me. So I think I'll get out there one of these days [00:38:30] Doug Roeder: Sounds good, Craig. I'll be. [00:38:32] Craig Dalton: upstairs. Right on. That's going to do it for this week's edition of the gravel ride podcast. Huge. Thanks to my friend, Doug, for joining us and huge kudos to Doug for. Getting across that finish line of which sounded like a tough deal this year. If you're interested in connecting with me, I encourage you to join the ridership. Simply visit www.theridership.com. That's a free global cycling community, lots of smart and passionate athletes in there to connect with from all over the world. If you're able to support the show. Please visit, buy me a coffee.com/the gravel ride. Or if you have a moment, ratings and reviews are hugely appreciated. Another thank you to our sponsor athletic greens. They've been a long time sponsor of the show and a product that I really enjoy and use every day. So be sure to check it out@athleticgreens.com slash the gravel ride. That's going to do it until next time here's to finding some dirt under your wheels

Door Bumper Clear - Dirty Mo Media
257 - Nashville: Breaking Point

Door Bumper Clear - Dirty Mo Media

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 112:36 Very Popular


Door Bumper Clear returns from a trip to Music City at Nashville Superspeedway to break down the first of a 20 race stretch to end the season. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft first talk about their adventures in downtown Nashville this past weekend. As NBC now takes over as NASCAR's broadcast partner, the crew discusses the rise of streaming platforms as Peacock hosted both the pre-race and post-race shows. To start Spot On, Spot Off, the guys dive into the top running Toyotas electing to pit during the final caution and getting beat by Chase Elliott who stayed out. Although they demonstrated speed improvement from Sonoma, Freddie explains why he thinks the Toyota's did not have the raw speed to stay out on old tires. Next, the spotters talk about NASCAR not throwing a caution for Brad Keselowski limping around the race track after making contact with Cole Custer on the final restart. Producer Jason Schultz references an article about NASCAR changing its procedure on throwing cautions and T.J. explains why they should have thrown the caution for the damaged No. 6 car. Kyle Busch made comments over the radio about his car not handling well in traffic after being unable to pass Chase Elliott for the lead. T.J. and Freddie explain why it became increasingly difficult to pass as the race went on compared to when he stormed through the field early. Brett acknowledges he appreciates the entertaining quotes Busch provides and shares how he feels about team radios being public during races. Also, they talk about Busch still not having a contract for next year. Bubba Wallace showed his frustration with angry comments over his radio after he had to return to pit road to tighten a loose wheel. Freddie talks about how he's never seen his driver this animated before and why it's justified based on their speed that's continuously negated by pit crew blunders. Finally, Adam Stern tweeted about NASCAR being close to announcing a street race in Chicago for next year and that they are willing to drop a road course. The crew talks about why the track configuration doesn't need to be overly complicated and which road course event it should replace. In Reaction Theatre, fans call about NASCAR not throwing a caution because Chase Elliott was leading, potential loose wheel penalty alternatives, and a song about the last episode's scheduled guest canceling last minute.       Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Wine for Normal People
Ep 431: The Grape Mini-Series -- Sémillon

Wine for Normal People

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 46:57 Very Popular


Sémillon used to be the most planted white grape in the world. From its native home in France to Australia, Chile, South Africa, Argentina, and beyond, it was planted en masse to pump out large quantities of flavorless bulk white wine. The problem was that Sémillon doesn't cooperate when it's forced to high yields. It loses acidity and it lacks flavor unlike some other grapes that can still muster some umph when over-cropped (Chenin blanc, Sauvignon blanc, Colombard, to name three).  For this reason, plantings were replaced and the grape became unpopular. Photo: Sémillon, Bordeaux.com  Today it is grown in limited quantities but two distinct areas– Sauternes/Barsac and Pessac-Leognan in Bordeaux and the Hunter Valley of Australia --  create wines that are incredibly specific and unique. Demand and fascination with these iconic wines means that cultivation of this grape is not doomed!   Here are the show notes: The origins of the grape Although we don't know the parentage, we do know the grape is from southwestern France. It is likely from Bordeaux Until the 1700s, producers were only using the grape in Sauternes (at this point it was already a sweet wine, as records from 1717-1736 at the local abbey show) Later, it was found in St-Emilion, from which it derives its name. The name most likely comes from Selejun – the local pronunciation of Saint-Emilion     Sémillon in the vineyard A thick-skinned grape, part of the reason it was so widely planted was that this feature makes Sémillon pretty resistant to molds and mildews (although, thankfully not botrytis). This feature of the grape helps make it easy to grow and it can be quite vigorous, which is why it was so used and abused in the past! The grape buds later and ripens earlier than its blending partner, Sauvignon blanc, and this short growing window means it is not as susceptible to spring or autumn frosts The grape is versatile on soil types – it can thrive on gravel, calcareous clay, sand, and other types making it incredibly adaptable Fully ripe Sémillon will have big yellow to nearly copper colored berries Low yields are best Château d'Yquem, the most famous Sauternes producer in the world, allegedly makes one glass per vine. The rest of Sauternes yields about 24hl/ha, and lower quality regions yield 80 -100 hl/ha. Hunter Valley in Australia – 60 hl/ha **M.C. Ice and I fully acknowledge that we have no idea what a hl/ha looks like but we use the numbers for comparison sake – ratios are still helpful, right? ** Photo: Australian Semillon, courtesy Wine Australia Climate can vary enormously and the grape can still perform: In Sauternes, special climate conditions must exist (we discuss later) Top dry white areas of Graves and Pessac-Leognan have warmer sites for Sémillon, which allows it to get fully ripe, adding lushness to the blend with Sauvignon blanc In Hunter valley, humidity with tropical storms are best! Because the area has strong cloud cover there is less direct sun so it slows photosynthesis, despite heat. The humid afternoons somehow help build acidity. The light, sandy soils that contain some loam and iron have good drainage, during rain     We discuss the growing regions for most of the remaining part of the show France: Bordeaux France grows more Sémillon than any other country and most of the plantings are in Bordeaux, specifically – Graves, Pessac-Leognan, and Sauternes 50 or so years ago, half the production in Bordeaux was white, mostly from Semillon, which traditionally made up 4/5 of any white wine in the area, sweet or white, but now has taken a backseat to Sauvignon Blanc, which offers more acidity to the wine in a warming climate  Photo: Bordeaux vineyard, Getty Images via Canva subscription   Sauternes, Barsac In Sauternes, Barsac (please see episode 369 for more info) and the sweet appellations of Cadillac, Ste Croix du Mont, Loupiac, and Cerons Sémillon is always partnered with Sauvignon blanc, which also receives botrytis well but maintains its acidity. Wines are hand harvested, with several passes through the vineyard to get the right level of botrytis, which can be patchy and can be grey rot if it developed poorly on the grapes Botrytis is a fungus that affects the grapes right when the fruit forms. It concentrates sugar and creates honeyed, apricot, mango flavors with a viscous mouthfeel from the glycerol it produces. Alcohol levels range in the region -- the minimum in Sauternes is 13% but it can well over 20% ABV For botrytis to form, a region needs foggy nights and early morning, followed by warm and sunny days. This is essential in the autumn, and is a very consistent weather pattern in the sweet wine regions of Bordeaux, which botrytized wine can be made nearly every year These wines are aged for long periods in oak barrels Some, like Chateau Climens in Barsac, are 100% Sémillon   Dry white appellations In Graves and the lighter, sandier regions of Pessac-Leognan, Sémillon is often the biggest percentage of the blend. The best versions – Haut-Brion Blanc and La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc (different Châteaux, owned by the same group = confusing, I know) – are hundreds of dollars a bottle and often have Sémillon as the main component, but it's vintage dependent In Pessac-Leognan, 25% of blend must be Sauvignon Blanc, and the trend is to favor that grape over Sémillon both because it's easier to grow, and because it has acidity. From good producers, these wines can age for decades The grape can be in Côtes de Bordeaux blancs and in basic Bordeaux blanc from better producers Sémillon adds fullness to the texture and when it is aged in oak (as is the case with Sauternes, Barsac and in Graves and Pessac-Leognan), it can have peach, mango, nuts, and toast flavors, which contrast well with Sauvignon blanc's more “green” aromas. If Sémillon is not aged in oak, it can have citrus, grass, notes without much flavor. When it is fully ripe and aged in oak, it is fat in texture with lemon and tropical fruit and has lower acidity.   Other places in France Sémillon grows... Southwest France has the sweet wine of Monbazillac (like Sauternes) and dry white of Bergerac Provence and the Languedoc, but not of any quality     Australia Makes the most distinctive dry white in Australia and was first planted in the Hunter Valley where it gained popularity for its ease to grow, high yields, and resistance to disease It went from being the workhorse grape in the 1980s, to accounting for only 3.1% of the total Australian crush today More than half of Australia's Semillon comes from the bulk New South Wales region of Riverina Hunter Valley in New South Wales The warm, humid climate of the Hunter Valley isn't conducive to most grapes but Semillon (no accent on the “e” in Australia!) changes from a grassy, lemony acidic wine into a dark yellow, nutty, honey and straw-scented viscous wine if grown and made under certain conditions To achieve this, growers pick early, before the summer rains and the grapes have very high acidity. Alcohol levels are around 10-11% ABV, and most of the wine spends no time in oak for fermentation nor for aging – it is put in stainless, fermented cold, and bottled. Wines in their youth are like Sauvignon blanc – citrus, green herbs, and straw flavors persist, with high acidity. After 5-10 years of storage the wine darkens and tastes like honey, toasted, grilled nuts and seems like it has been in an oak barrel (hasn't) – a total odd ball. Although the grapes can have some botrytis, this phenomenon is just a result of the rainy, tropical growing conditions To learn more about Hunter Valley and the Semillon, listen to ep 309, with the amazing Connie Paur Griffiths of Tranquil Vale, an excellent small producer located there Tyrells is the famous producer here (especially Vat 1 Semillon). Also Brokenwood, Silkman, Andrew Thomas    Photo: Hunter Valley Vineyard, credit Wine Australia   Western Australia: Margaret River: Popular for blends of Semillon and Sauvignon blanc You will see Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc or Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon on the bottle, the first name indicates which grape dominates the blend These wines can be made in a juicy, fruit style with no oak, or oak fermented and/or oak matured to last longer Producers: Vasse Felix, Cullen, Cape Mentelle, Leeuwin   South Australia Adelaide Hills: Wines are like white Bordeaux in that they are picked early and blended with Sauvignon Blanc to avoid oiliness, too much ripeness. They sometimes use oak, sometimes not. Charlotte Dalton is the big producer here. Barossa: Sometimes makes varietal versions that show the purity of the grape, sometimes use big oak and can be toasty and Chardonnay-esque. Producers: Torbreck, Peter Lehmann, Henschke in Eden Valley Clare Valley: Can be more refined than Barossa but still peachy with apple and citrus and fuller body. Oak influence is common. Producers: Mount Harrocks, Pauletts Riverina: Is notorious for low quality bulk wine but a pocket of it develops botrytis easily and makes high quality sweet wines: McWilliams, De Bortoli     New Zealand has a small amount of Semillon in Marlborough, Hawkes Bay, and Gisbourne   South Africa Semillon was once so important it was called “greengrape” because of its bring green foliage By 1822, 93% of the vineyard land planted was Semillon. Then it was commonly just called “wine grape” but by the 1900s it began its sharp decline It is grown now in Stellenbosch, Swartland, and Franschhoek. Some areas have older bush vines. Producers like: Cederberg, Steenberg, Vergelegen , Mullineux are using more Semillon in blends with Sauvignon Blanc (some sweet, some dry versions)   United States   California Barely uses Semillon but vines that were imported in the 1880s to the Livermore Valley in northern California, were allegedly from Château d'Yquem Vines that live in the Monte Rosso vineyard in Sonoma date from 1886 and can make excellent wines. Morgon is an example Sierra Foothills: Some here, notably my friend Lorenzo Muslia of Andis makes the Bill Dillian Semillon that has great acidity but silkiness and hay, herb, and melon notes (for the podcast with Lorenzo click here) Photo: Andis Wines   Washington State Big decline in plantings and they usually a blend with Sauvignon Blanc Popular from Walla Walla producers: L'Ecole 41 – lemon curd, nut and toast notes with a pretty full body, Amavi (episode with Amavi here) – slightly more acidic and less full with more citrus and grass notes but still with a rich body     Others countries that use Sémilllon Chile: Because of the Bordeaux link, has Semillon and usually uses it for blends or Sauternes-like sweet wines. Semillon used be 75% of white vines in Chile! Argentina, Uruguay have some nice examples Canada     Food Pairing Ideas Sauternes/dessert styles: blue (Roquefort) cheese, foie gras, scallops, fruit based-dessert Lighter styles: Oysters, shellfish, white fish or chicken dishes with citrus or herbal sauces or creamy sauces, salads, goat and sheep's milk cheeses _____________________________________________ Research Sources: “Wine Grapes” by Jancis Robinson, Dr. José Vouillamoz, Julia Harding “Grapes & Wines” by Margaret Rand and Oz Clarke https://www.bordeaux.com/us/ https://www.wineaustralia.com/ Fiona Beckett – Matching Food & Wine As always, talking to people about the grape who grow it, and drinking a lot of the wine itself – Sémillon is awesome! __________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ From our Sponsors... Wine Spies uncovers incredible wines at unreal prices - on big names or boutique brands from all over the world at up to 75% off! It's not a club and there's no obligation to buy. They have a build-a-case option, so you can mix and match wines while enjoying free shipping on every purchase. Visit www.winespies.com/normal you'll get $20 credit to use on your first order! Don't forget to go to the store page to see what wines I love with descriptions I have written.    If you think our podcast is worth the price of a bottle or two of wine a year, please become a member of Patreon... you'll get even more great content, live interactions and classes!  www.patreon.com/winefornormalpeople   To register for an AWESOME, LIVE WFNP class with Elizabeth go to: www.winefornormalpeople.com/classes  

The Wine Situation
Côte Wine!!!

The Wine Situation

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 73:36


It's the June edition and it's a good one! Elle has boatloads of wine-person updates-- she's been to a ton of tastings (Alsace! Abruzzo! Line39 spritzers!), taken trips (Italy's Garda DOC!) and was a behind the scenes helper at the LA Spirits Awards, so the juice flows, and how! She then does a bit of a dive into Côte du Rhône wines and tastes a village level one. Lastly, she chats with friend of the pod Mike Stone, host of the Tall Mike Wine Podcast and tasting room manager of Sonoma's Nicholson Ranch. Good times. Straight ahead. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Tigerbomb Sports Audio Entertainment LLC
PIT ROW - EP 16 “Showdown in Nashville”

Tigerbomb Sports Audio Entertainment LLC

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 15:54


We are back after the week off from Nascar Sprint Cup action, and we are headed to Nashville! Join Ralph for a quick review of Sonoma and a look forward to the Ally 400 this Sunday! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ralph964/message

Frontstretch
Podcast: Brad Perez on Racing in Trucks at Sonoma

Frontstretch

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 39:50


Brad Perez talks with Bryan Nolen about his last NASCAR Truck Series start at Sonoma Raceway.

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media
387 - Phil Parsons: A Family Tradition

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 188:21 Very Popular


Phil Parsons has done it all. From being the little brother of a NASCAR Legend, a racer, a team owner and a broadcaster, the only thing he hadn't done was come to the Bojangles Studio to sit down with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Until now. On his 65th birthday, Parsons sits down with Dale Jr. and Mike Davis about his fascinating life. All he wanted to do is race. Plain and simple. From the age of five, watching his brother Benny in daring Figure-8 races through his older brother's monumental ascension through the sport, little brother just wanted to drive. When he got his shot, it didn't come easy. He took a Vega and some infrequent opportunities and made the most of them by winning races in NASCAR's Baby Grand Series, which was to become the Dash Series. He won at places like Hickory Motor Speedway, Caraway Speedway, North Wilkesboro and Nashville. It's a period of Parsons' story not often talked about and a time that Dale Jr. came to the table with curiosity about. Parsons' racing career hit rock bottom, when family money and opportunity ran dry. So, he humbly went to Humpy Wheeler for help. The advice led him to a "real job" working with Travis Carter on Hal Needham and Burt Reynold's Skoal Bandit team. The team's drivers were stuntman Stan Barrett and the legendary Harry Gant. The job created a relationship with U.S. Tobacco which blossomed into funding for his own chances back behind the wheel. The sponsorship sent Parsons on a course for Cup. At first, he was just trying to stick in NASCAR's Late Model Sportsman ranks (now known as the Xfinity Series). His rookie season produced success and an opportunity the next year with the Skoal Bandit team in NASCAR's Cup Series. Parsons is well known for a massive crash he experienced at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama which sent his racecar tumbling violently on the high-banks. He details the wreck from his vantage point and the pain it produced. Phil also experienced the jubilation of winning in NASCAR's elite series, when he captured a win, five years after his flip, at Talladega. He explains the Zen of having the perfect car that day and matching it with perfect strategy and drive. At the end of the 1989 season Phil elected to have cataract surgery. After the successful procedure, Parsons started in his next big opportunity, for the powerful Morgan McClure Racing team. But, only three races into his tenure with the team, he got a call saying that the team was going in a different direction. Phil opens up about taking that phone call and the decision that ultimately cut the growth of his Cup career. Parson's also reveals how false rumors about his eyesight then hindered potential chances in Cup. His decision to return the Xfinity Series was a family matter. He details the choice and how he built part-two of his racing career. Parsons goes into detail about his brother Benny and the wild repair job that netted him the 1973 NASCAR Cup Series Championship. He also talks about Benny's role as a television broadcaster and how his legacy lives on. Phil too followed in Benny's footsteps with a successful television career of his own, to which he still enjoys to this day. DIRTY AIR Before Parsons joins the show, Dale, Mike, Hannah and Matthew talk about: Dale and Amy's wild commercial travel adventures and their trip to France. The upcoming live DJD show at Nashville's Ole Red. Jeremy Mayfield and others winning after being on the show. The sport needing more short-track style road courses.   ASKJR presented by Xfinity The fan questions came rolling in about: What songs pump up Dale Jr. Road Course suggestions like running a green Sonoma or The Boot at the Glen! Dale Jr driving a V8 Supercar. Dale Jr. asked to Le Mans for Garage 56? and more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Final Lap Weekly - NASCAR Talk Show
TFLW - Concrete NASCAR at Nashville

The Final Lap Weekly - NASCAR Talk Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 34:32


Presented by Zyloware Eyewear - We recap the Truck Series racing in the Knoxville dirt during Fathers Day weekend. News of the week includes why Clint Bowyer wasn't at Sonoma, Jimmie Johnson wants back in at Hendrick, Valvoline lubes up Hendrick Motorsports for a while, plus a concrete preview of Nashville Superspeedway and Fantasy NASCAR from Rowdy Dragon. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie.

Wicked Fast Podcast
Suarez Puts The Win In Wine Country! #NASCAR

Wicked Fast Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 24:20


Episode 235. Daniel Suarez gets his first win at Sonoma! 12 winners so far this season...can we get 5 more in the last 10 races? We'll cover all of the Fantasy angles for the upcoming Nashville race. Keep an eye on our social accounts this Friday! Timmy G is attempting to regain his NHMS Media Challenge Championship! See ya in Music City! Be safe,  @Lungboy & @TimmyG @WickedFastPdcst on Twitter, @WickedFastPodcast on Insta or Like the Wicked Fast Podcast on Facebook Please join our NASCAR Fantasy League! You know you want to Subscribe on iTunes! You can also subscribe on Google Play or Spotify. Click for more info about the Wicked Fast Podcast Check out Timmy G's Celtics Podcast - Banner Banter Podcast Find more great podcasts at bPodStudios.com…The Place To Be For Podcast Discovery

The Comic Bookies
Episode 152: Back from COVID & Back in a Championship Parade

The Comic Bookies

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 48:08


Welcome all to another issue of The Comic Bookies Podcast. Mike is riding solo tonight for episode 152. This episode, like all of them, is brought to you by Treasure Island Comic in Fremont, CA. Visit the shop every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday for all your comic booking needs! Follow them on IG and Twitter @ticomics.  This week, Mike discusses what was lost and gained from having COVID the last 10 days. Daniel Suarez with his first win in the Cup Series at Sonoma, and the Golden State Warriors with their 4th ring in eight years.  And in comics, plenty has been read, so many reviews and previews to be had. Mike did plenty of TV watching while in quarantine. He'll catch you up on what he's been binging. More news in the world of entertainment, and we say goodbye to the great Tim Sale.  Follow us on all social media platforms @thecomicbookies. Email us at thecomicbookies@gmail.com. Subscribe to the YouTube page for all the latest videos, shorts and live streams.  Stay healthy out there everyone. We love you 3000!

The Final Lap Weekly - NASCAR Talk Show
Rowdy Dragon Fantasy NASCAR Recap for Sonoma

The Final Lap Weekly - NASCAR Talk Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 4:14


Rowdy Dragon has your Fantasy NASCAR Recap for Sonoma Raceway since the Cup Series has the weekend off. 

Brown Bag
Ep. 52: Foo Factor

Brown Bag

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 66:37


On the 52nd episode of Brown Bag, Letty, Doknow and Vic discuss the No Limit Gym owner accused of being racism towards Mexicans, Daniel Suarez becoming the first Mexican American to win NASCAR series at Sonoma, a company offering $2k to release 100 roaches in their home for a study, our own roach stories, Cardi B's Edgar cut, plus more. Tickets for Brown Bag Live at the El Rey Theatre July 29th: https://www.axs.com/events/438232/brown-bag-podcast-live-tickets Merch: https://brownbagpod.com/ Support us: https://anchor.fm/brown-bag8 Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brownbagpod/ https://www.instagram.com/letty.set.go/ https://www.instagram.com/doknowsworld_/ https://www.instagram.com/rosecransvic/ Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@brownbagpod?lang=en https://www.tiktok.com/@doknowsworld_?lang=en https://www.tiktok.com/@letty.set.go?lang=en https://www.tiktok.com/@rosecransvictor?lang=en Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrownBagPodcast https://twitter.com/Letty https://twitter.com/doknowsworld https://twitter.com/RosecransVic --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brown-bag8/support

The Bellas Podcast
Happy Hump Day!

The Bellas Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 41:29


As The Bellas open up on this week's episode and get your engines going, there's a startling moment of insight that has nothing to do with camels.Nikki & Brie are still buzzing from their big weekend as Grand Marshals of the Toyota/SaveMart 350 at Sonoma Raceway in Napa for a unique experience. And it's absolutely certain that if The Bellas are Grand Marshals at a race, it's going to be a historic event! It was a busy day at the race track with old friend run-ins and new friends like Kurt Busch, Kyle & Samantha Busch, Michael Waltrip and celebrity spottings like Skeet Ulrich and a lot of NFL players. The Bellas also had a lot of observations on and off the track, including Daniel Suarez's first win.Then Nikki & Brie give their takes on the news of Britney Spears' wedding and her unbelievable guest list.Nikki also threw Artem a stunning party for his 40th birthday party that went phenomenally…except for one thing. There was a scheduling miscommunication earlier in the day that led to a major fail. Nikki redeemed herself with some quick thinking, though, and threw a great party for Artem!It started out innocent enough, but The Red Flag Game took a dramatic turn that nobody saw coming. The Bellas then tell us how much of a warning sign certain situations are when it comes to dating, annoying behaviors, confidence, being vocal during sex, and much, much more in a very revealing segment. So if you wanted to know a lot more about Nikki's relationship with Artem or Brie's relationship with Bryan, this episode is a must-listen for you.Nikki & Brie close out this remarkable episode with inspiration & affirmation, highlighting a quote from NASCAR driver Joey Logano which focuses on the people you surround yourself with.Follow Nikki & Brie on Instagram for exclusive clips from this episode, and tune into The Bellas Podcast Instagram page every Friday at 12p EST/9a PST for an IG Live with Nikki & Brie!Follow Bonita Bonita on Instagram!Follow Nikki & Brie on Instagram for exclusive clips from this episode, and tune into The Bellas Podcast Instagram page every Friday at 12p EST/9a PST for an IG Live with Nikki & Brie!

Door Bumper Clear - Dirty Mo Media
256 - Sonoma: Pressure to Win

Door Bumper Clear - Dirty Mo Media

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 89:09 Very Popular


Door Bumper Clear is back from a weekend in wine country at Sonoma Raceway as T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft and co-host Casey Boat recap the second road course race of the season, It was a short Sunday for Freddie as his driver Bubba Wallace suffered an engine failure nine laps into the race. Hear about what he did for the rest of the event and what else went down in California. Plus, DBC officially announces a sellout of the Dirty Mo Media Ultimate Suite Experience at Bristol Motor Speedway. In Spot On, Spot Off, the spotters react to Chase Elliott's pit crew not getting a wheel tight during a pit stop, having to back up to tighten it and getting penalized for pitting outside the box. They discuss Elliott's team saving themselves from both a loose wheel and crew chief suspension, and again discuss why the loose wheel penalty needs to change. Kevin Harvick called out his pit crew for a slow final pit stop and used some choice wording. T.J. asks Freddie to define the word Harvick used before they explain why they don't encourage their drivers to call out their pit crew. Chris Buescher came close but didn't make contact attempting to pass Daniel Suarez for the lead after the final restart. The crew applauds Buescher for racing clean and talk about how a rescinded pit road penalty kept him in contention. During the Truck Series race on Saturday, John Hunter Nemechek made contact with Christain Eckes, sending him around. They respond to Eckes tweet calling Nemechek out and explain how they think the same outcome would happen if the roles were reversed. Only four Cup playoff spots remaining with 10 regular-season races left on tap. Will there be four more new winners? How many drivers will be able to point their way in? The guys share how they expect the playoff bubble to play out.. Finally, hear what Brad Keselowski said about the limited practice and qualifying format this year. The guys talk about whether teams actually save money and why NASCAR needs to add more on track time. In Reaction Theatre, fans call in about the odd qualifying timing line, fixes for loose wheels, Freddie's potential new theme song, and an update from a familiar voice.    Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

NASCAR on NBC podcast
Sonoma: Daniel Suarez makes history in first Cup win as his NASCAR perseverance and sacrifices pay off; tough stop for Kevin Harvick; big day for Next Gen

NASCAR on NBC podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 32:32


Daniel Suarez's memorable first Cup win for Trackhouse Racing: Did seeing teammate Ross Chastain's two wins wear on Suarez and crew chief Travis Mack? (2:30); Suarez's bumpy road and long journey to Trackhouse (5:00); the importance of a driver's confidence and how hard it is to maintain after being fired (6:30); the sacrifices and perseverance of Daniel Suarez that go unseen (9:00); Parker's first meeting with Daniel (11:30); wrestling with so many of the typical self-doubts for any driver … while also trying to learn English (13:30); could Chastain's ordeal at Gateway indirectly have helped Suarez? (15:30); “Drivers are very insecure. No matter what we say, we are” (17:30); the travails of Kevin Harvick and the not-so-good pit stop (19:30); Parker's own frustrating experience with an SHR pit crew (20:45); the insatiable drive of Kevin Harvick to be perfect (22:00); how the Next Gen is driving differently on road courses (24:30); looking ahead to NASCAR on NBC at Nashville (26:30); Parker's upcoming NASCAR schedule (29:00).

The Teardown
From Sonoma to Baku

The Teardown

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 74:08


Jeff and Jordan have much to discuss this week between NASCAR's race at Sonoma, Formula One in Baku and IndyCar at Road America.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices