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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pro Champion rider Chris Froome gets a failed drug test result from the 2017 Vuelta Espana (which he won), how to get customers to spend money at bike shops, and GM plans to add ‘in-use’ shopping app to their new cars.
We discuss the new deal with EF (Education First), Chris Froome wins the Vuelta a Espana, PCH closed to cars on the way to Big Sur, but not for long, and some riders make gains during Hurricane season (do not try this at home!).
Reigning in the scandals of Kayle Leogrande, new segment: What Are We Drinking?, the loss of Steven Woolridge, a Grand Tour team begins Crowdfunding, updates on the Vuelta España, and free bike pumps in New York – how good is it?
In this first special edition episode recorded out of Crested Butte, Colorado, I speak with Jackson Long of Thought for Food TV about his upcoming Vegan Alpletic Ride, which will feature famous climbs of the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, while bringing awareness to the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle.
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’.
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.
UCI makes changes to the World Tour requirements, including in apparel, ASE, parent company to Performance Bikes, files Chapter 11, and we read an excerpt on sprinting from Peter Sagan’s new book “My World”.
We discuss how cyclists are not the problem with electric scooter share acceptance, how we push against helmet apathy, and how millennials relationship with cars is vastly different than older generations.
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.
We talk an announcer that made unbelievably sexist remarks towards some of the women cyclists in the UCI’s Jingle Cross race, Floyd Landis is building a domestic cycling team, preparation for bathroom emergencies in the wilderness, and the pursuit of extreme selfies is causing untimely deaths.
We review our experience as an exhibitor at cycling convention Interbike, we also discuss the first fatal e-scooter share accident just as more people are riding them, Uber CEO invests in bike friendly infrastructure, and how social media is making the outdoors ‘more dangerous’.
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.
Discussing visibility for women in cycling and sports, why road bikes sales are declining, how some cyclists have come to terms with having to break traffic laws, and the time it takes to commute to work may actually take less time than you think.
Topics for this episode include pro racer Peter Sagan, Phil Gaimon’s new book (and Fabian Cancellara), Thomas Dekker, IMBA’s stance on Class 1 eMTB, Metro’s plans for the Summer Olympics 2028, and LACBC kicks off Operation Firefly.
“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.’”