We discuss notable bike shops in San Diego during our magazine delivery route, we also touch on some ground-breaking rules regarding tossing bidons in the peloton and the fines riders could incur for doing so. We wrap up the episode with a discussion on Rotor Bike Components’ note-worthy release of the 1×13 Hydraulic Drivetrain and how bicycle patents can stifle growth in the components sector.
We recap the fun had at SDMBA’s Ride the Rancho event in San Diego and announce our Trail Boss trail tools giveaway, courtesy of 911 Law. We also discuss some upcoming Spring Classic races and the predictions for favorites to win. In the post-show we answer questions of frugality when shopping for bicycle gear.
We follow up on our discussion of the ‘Rotor’ stepping stone and the continued evolution of drivetrain design. We also discuss professional racing hot topics including the results of Strade Bianche, the first stage and the history of Paris-Nice, and Nicole Hanselmann’s speedy start at the Omloop Het Niewsblad. Finally, Chris gives us the update on the bike shop stops along the Orange County, magazine delivery route.
We talk our tech predictions for the bicycle industry in 2019 (including more tubeless tires and sustainable materials), how the peloton responds on words of former pro trying to relive his glory days at Paris-Roubaix, and railing against the claim that millennial cyclists are snowflakes.
We discuss how bike shops should be evaluated, predictions that owning a car won’t be so necessary in the future, how bikeways promote physical activity, MIPS vs. WaveCel helmet claims, Professional Cyclists discuss their experiences with depression and how they manage, and Strava stats from the professionals at Milan-San Remo that you have to see to believe.
This episode we talk some popular races cancelling their events for 2019, including the Red Hook Crit, while some new types of events make their way into the cycling scene, such as virtual racing. We also discuss the politics of bicycling nationally, the new bike deal, and the bicyclists who make up the majority of the community. Also more details on an incident at a bike shop in Chino that involved thieves attempting to steal a bicycle from Incycle Bicycles while severely injuring a shop employee in the process.
In this episode we recap results of a recent survey that shows Los Angeles has the most aggressive drivers in the country (and how they measured this), we talk about notable Orange County bike shops that we stopped by on our magazine delivery route, future damper technology for mountain bikes, and Victor’s got his eye on a new titanium bike. In the post-show we cover the results and last stage of Paris-Nice, the NEW Team Sky name and owner, and acquisitions in the industry.
In this episode we fawn over epic steel touring bikes, we admire the athletes and commuters who cycle in extreme weather (and we add some tips for cycling in rain or snow), we also review the announced route for the 2019 Amgen Tour of California, and discuss why Iljo Keisse was removed from the Vuelta San Juan.
We talk some new advancements being made in ride tracking, including a bike computer that runs for 96 hours and Strava’s (beta) route mapping feature, as well as thoughts on how the Red Hook Crit can come back full throttle in 2020, why your feet may be numb during a ride, and why cleaning the cobblestones for Paris-Roubaix is not sacrilegious. In the post-show we discuss pre-ride jitters, why a rider might smell or taste ammonia after a ride, and a discussion on how the body burns fuel based on your diet.
Chris previews his overnight touring adventure on Poseidon Bikes X model, we discuss gran fondos of interest in 2019 and team shakeups in pro cycling. We also discuss Danny Van Haute’s new Pro Cycling team and the implications of electrifying anything with wheels.
Denise Mueller-Korenek and her coach, Olympian John Howard, speak with Chris Reynolds of the BICYCLIST Experience Podcast on her attempt to smash the men’s world speed record on September 14-16th, 2018.
We interview Bill Walton, Former ABC/ESPN/NBC Basketball Announcer, NBA All-Star Basketball Player, UCLA All-American, and one of the fifty greatest players in NBA, about is love of cycling and his plans to ride the Million Dollar Challenge for the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
We discuss the Crossfit Games adding cyclocross to their competition, Walmart heir buys into Rapha, the last Vuelta a Espana Alberto Contador will race, Rally Cycling’s Rob Britton wins the Tour of Utah, and the Giro d’Italia to start in Jerusalem.
The team looks at BICYCLIST Provisions Matrix #6, a new e-bike-share in Park City, Utah, a study done in New York about cyclist injuries, Alessandro Andreoli’s motor-doping mishap, and pro racing news.
We are so excited to welcome a long time racer, always a finisher, and BWR co-conspirator Philip Tinstman to talk about the Cervelo Belgian Waffle Ride, his years of racing, and the Tour of California.
We cover a range of topics including race day carb loading, post-adventure fueling, vegan supplements, and DIY supplements on the cheap. We also discuss EF Education First team kits for 2019 and their new partnerships, new bike lanes in Santa Ana supports the community, and breaking down the assertions that ‘fewer Americans bike to work’.
Issue 155 is released! In this episode we discuss our exploration of the bike friendly areas of Fullerton, followed by a discussion of race radios’ place in the peloton and Romain Bardet’s desire to see them banned. We also touch on the popularity of virtual group rides, how the landscape of bike industry expositions is changing, and another reason not to use Uber.
We talk an experiment that made drivers more compliant, whether electrolyte beer is beneficial, a local Proposition that would hurt bicyclists, and our tips for outdoor photography and the gear you should have.
CeramicSpeed releases a new drivetrain concept that eliminates the need for chains – we discuss the implications of this new component. We also review results of the 2018 Tour de France Stages 1-8, as well as the team bikes for the pro cyclists in the race.
Former pro Bernard Hinault puts his finger on the scale and calls for a TdF peloton strike, Phil Gaimon challenges Fabian Cancellara to ta duel, and tariffs are making their way to the bike industry – specifically electric bikes.
We talk to the Jamie Smith on his latest book, American Pro. With great insight into the industry and a witty writing style, Smith uncovers what’s wrong—and what’s right—with America’s broken bike racing system. American Pro will transform how you think of domestic pro racing through a five-season exposé of the sport we love.
Lance Armstrong and Tour of Flanders, Froome’s camp has a new theory, how to not lock your bike and secure your gear, San Diego makes gains with a road diet, and reviewing the men’s 2018 team bikes for the World Tour.
“Every time I’ve been in traffic these past two weeks I’ve thought ‘what else could I be doing if I just rode my bike to a bus stop, took the majority of the ride to work on the bus, and then rode the rest of the way.’ Every time I’m sitting there I’m thinking ‘man,I could be doing something else, I could be reading a book or working on my website.’”
The team wraps up coverage of Le Tour, and Tim basks in the glory of being right. Travis Risley completes his ride down the California coast, China completes the world’s longest elevated bikeway, and road rage in Canada gets very ugly.
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.
We discuss some professional cycling ‘icons’ (Bradley Wiggins and Geraint Thomas disagree on one person), and some cyclists from team Cervelo-Bigla team reveal serious incidents under reign of manager. We also touch on how Clif Bar company plans to do their part in lowering CO2 emissions, and the studies that prove that ebike riding requires more physical activity than walking.
We cover how some bicyclists are responding to the Best Cities for Biking ranking and the justifications for why Los Angeles is one of the worst cities to bike in. Bicycles make an appearance in the IPCC climate change report, and a woman rides around the world in 125 days.
The RideArgyle effort continues, updates on the Vuelta España, Cycling Weekly’s forced apology, times to take shelter while riding, Justin’s animal encounter, Interbike’s shop awards and last year in Las Vegas, Tour of Britain news, and hill-climb gearing.
Topics include the new Shimano Ultegra R8000 and SRAM GX 12 releases, a review of the Bicyclist Provisions Matrix in the latest issue of the magazine, and a 50-mile proposed path that will connect Coachella Valley to the Salton Sea in California.