100: Meta BICYCLIST Behind the Curtains, eBike Racing Coming to Southern California, Presidential Pants and London 6-Day Analysis

In celebration of 100 episodes, the team talks about the origin story of the magazine and the meaning behind BICYCLIST. We follow up on some important topics like the California wildfire devastation, the Joshua Tree hikers gone missing, and (electric) racing.

Recorded on October 25, 2017

Hosted by Kelley O’Toole

Co-Hosts:  Justin MaciasVictor PrestinaryChris Reynolds

Editing: Chris Reynolds


  • “The Belgians shaved off their beards and got aerodynamic.” [3:32]
  • “I would suggest going back to episode 93 and giving that a listen because we do go over quite a few things about how to prepare for a long tour or hot hot hot weather.” [5:28]
  • “If you go to sonomapride.com, Russian River Brewing Company and King Ridge Foundation are partnering to raise money for victims of the Sonoma County wildfires. “ [8:05]
  • “A once very green, lovely, lush, wooded area is now ash.” [9:18]
  • “What’s problematic is the wildfires that you have in the fall – if we have an especially wet winter – can lead to a lot of issues with mudslides in the spring, which iswhat we saw with Big Sur that ended up taking out that bridge.” [10:05]
  • “Sometimes the hot dry air comes whipping through these canyons, the gaps between the mountains, and they get funneled in and they blow through Los Angeles…and they cause these crazy fires.” [11:38]
  • “I may or may not have a heavily contested KOM due to – maybe not the Santa Ana winds – but a strong stiff tailwind.” [12:25]
  • “Will Decker was a veteran of Madison Avenue during the golden era of magazine production.” [16:36]
  • “I would encourage anyone who would like to know more to read our About page, it kind of gives a little more of the details, but the general mission of BICYCLIST and what we’re trying to do is guide, encourage, create, inspire, and advocate for the bicyclist lifestyle.” [21:12]
  • “The big point of it all is bicycling is a magical sport.” [31:18]
  • “His hair is full of secrets.” [47:38]
  • “The post-show is a demarcation for where the pre-show goes.” [48:12]
  • “The idea was not for the discussion to happen online with the bicyclist, the idea is to provide information for IRL conversations. We want you to read about topics in our magazine and go share them in real life with people. “ [57:01]
  • “At a budget price point, the cable pull disc brakes perform a lot better than I thought they would.” [1:04:00]
  • “I had a wonderful tailor that would put zippers in the rear pockets so you would not have change roll out while you were on the bike, and he would also sew reflectors on the inside ankles.” [1:07:00]
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