PHIL GAIMON

53: Pushing Limits, MPCC, and a Conversation with Phil Gaimon

We start the show with announcements, news, and events – plus special guest Phil Gaimon. Topics for this episode include: the end of the 2016 road cycling season, possible effects of the WADA hacks, the MPCC, and the WorldTour. Phil Gaimon joins us for a phone call to talk about preparing for his inaugural gran fondo, the Malibu Gran Cookie Dough, how it feels to be back on the bike after a months break, and his thoughts on the future of cycling.
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Stinner Frameworks

50: Interview with Aaron Stinner About His Journey Bringing Awareness to Mental Health

On this special episode, we speak with Aaron Stinner, from Stinner Frameworks, about his 4-day journey with Black Sheep Cycling and Men of Steel to raise awareness about Men’s mental health. It’s called The Man Ride and the US chapter will be riding out from Santa Barbara on Thursday, September 29th to end in Legget Oregon on Sunday, October 2nd.
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trek e bike

41: TdF Stage 12, the 28mph Commuter, and Training Tools for Racing

The tour continues and though the race has hit a bit of a lull, we discuss the controversy and excitement from Stage 12 when Chris Froome hopped off his bike and started running towards the finish line.We talk about issue #134, specifically the ride experience of the Trek xm700+ – a class 3, 28 mph electric bicycle, and We cover some of our favorite training tools and software.
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40: Tour de France Stages 6-10

This episode we talk Tour de France stages, wins, and losses, so again if you haven’t seen stages 6-10, come back to us after you catch up. We also preview the new issue that will be hitting your local bike shops very soon, and Victor discusses the cover model for 134 -The Marin Bikes Four Corners Elite.
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39: Tour de France Stages 1-5

The Tour de France returns and we have lots to talk about! It’s been an incredible year already and we’re only on Stage 6. Be sure to finish the stages before you listen, as we discuss the winners throughout. We follow up on recent news and talk fantasy cycling with our VeloGames team. Before we move on from issue #134, Victor discusses the Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Roebling riding experience.
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38: Myths About Bicycling, The Tour, and Components

We go over noteworthy news in cycling, including our main discussion involving some of the common myths that non-bicyclists may have about bicyclists (published by the Washington Post). We make our predictions about the 2016 Tour de France, and talk about the potential in young rider Lawson Craddock. Lastly, we talk the new Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 and some of the key components to look forward to.
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37: Simon Yates And Getting Tangled In The Brambles Of Bureaucracy

The main topic of discussion involves the announcement of Simon Yates’s 4-month ban after he tested positive for a terbutaline – a drug on WADA’s banned list – at Paris-Nice in March. We were glad to see Yates only get the minimum punishment, as it seemed to be a genuine mistake, but we wonder what steps could be taken to ensure an oversight like this doesn’t happen again.
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close up of shimano road disc rotor

27: Paris-Roubaix, Disc Brakes, Peter Sagan’s Brother & Sagan-Nibali Union

The majority of our conversation involves a statement UCI made Wednesday afternoon that they would be suspending disc brakes on bikes in professional racing. This comes after a Movistar rider, Fran Ventoso, was severely injured during a crash at Paris Roubaix when he sliced his leg on a disc brake. We share our thoughts on disc brakes and its place in road racing.
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