133: Big (and Small) Changes to the Racing Rulebook, Bankruptcy Strikes the Industry Landscape, Excerpts from the New Sagan Book, Notes From the Commute
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”.
118: Sagan’s Dirt Fondo Recap, Bicycles are the Vehicles of the Future, and the Struggle to Charge Motorists with Murder
Oregon’s bike tax, why the vehicle of the future has two wheels, electric scooters are ‘running amok’ in our cities, and why it’s so hard to charge motorists with murder.
Sagan Fondo – Dirt Edition
Sagan Fondo is your chance to join Peter Sagan in California for two unique cycling events. In May, Peter is taking to the dirt in the Lake Tahoe town of Truckee for the ultimate mixed road and gravel adventure. The longest route will challenge riders with 64 miles of terrain and 5,500′ of climbing.
115: Can Californians Wean Themselves From Cars, Runners in the Bike Lane, the Amgen Tour of California Approaches, and the ALAN Mito
A decisive plan to wean California off Cars, a non-cyclists case for bike lanes, the benefits of Parisian bicycle subsidies, and the Amgen Tour of California preview.
112: The Chain Lube Episode! Plus the Women’s WorldTour Team Bikes, and Cancellara Calls Out Institutions Of Cycling
Topics of this episode include: Sagan meets the Pope, Fabian Cancellara gives an interesting interview, the Women’s World Tour and Continental team bikes, and lots of talk about bicycle lubricant.
103: Peter Sagan in California (and court), Books About Pro Racing, IMBA’s Stance on Class 1 eMTB , and Free Lights in Los Angeles
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.
99: World Championship Wins and Losses, Minimum Wage (Or Not) for Cyclists, and Beards Banned on Belgian Riders
World Championship Wins and Losses, Minimum Wage (Or Not) for Cyclists, Risks for Older Males in Triathlons and Beards Banned on Belgian Riders.
90: Tour de France Part 3 (Final), the California Coast Route, Elevated Bikeways, and Road Rage Revisited
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.
89: Dave Brailsford Press Implosion, Fireworks in Le Tour, 3D Printing in the Peloton, Double Century Redux
We dive into some follow-up with Contador, Dave Brailsford, and The Cowboy Cyclist. The Tour de France continues into the weekend with several surprises on the yellow and green jerseys. Also, what are pro racers doing with 3D printed bike parts?
88: Tour de France Part 2, Tour de Pharmacy, Catalina Island, and Coffee Power
Without Peter Sagan, the Tour de France becomes Tour de Marcel Kittel, with the German taking 5 stage wins already. We also detail a route on Catalina Island, and discuss some new developments in the healthiness of coffee.
87: Tour de France Part 1: Injustice, Injury…And Disc Brakes
Cavendish goes to the hospital after a Tour de France Stage 4 crash, Sagan’s elbow blamed, leading to disqualification. Tour de France features fancy new viewing options. Kittel Wins Stage 3 with new Shimano disc brakes.
Peter Sagan VIP Charity Ride
3 WAYS TO RIDE Full VIP Weekend $3050 Per Person Couples and Buddies Package $2350 Per Person Saturday Only Ride $299.99- the first 100 sign ups receive a free pair of Specialized Audax Road Shoes (retail value at $250) Proceeds go to the Boys and Girls…
Peter Sagan Confirms Overall Title for 2016
Peter Sagan, representing Slovakia, retained the rainbow jersey with his win in Qatar on October 16th. In a surprising sprint finish, Sagan beat out Mark Cavendish and Tom Boonen to hold the Road World Championship title for the second year in a row.
46: Sagan on a MTB, Lazer Helmet Innovation, and a Destroyed Derailleur
This episode we cover Peter Sagan’s Olympic MTB performance, and we talk about Felt Bicycle’s FR2 -the feature bike in #135. We also reveal Lazer Sports 2017 helmet collection, which includes an electric bike specific helmet. Lastly, we touch on how Chris’s derailleur was destroyed by pure misfortune. No Tim on this episode!
Voices of the Athletes
Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California began in Pasadena after the race made it’s way from the first stage in San Diego. For the 11th year, the 8-day race hosts WorldTour professionals as they roll their way across the Golden State.
Peter Sagan Claims His 15th Stage Win At 2016 Amgen Tour of California
World Champion Peter Sagan (SVK) racing for the Tinkoff team has won his 15th all-time Amgen Tour of California stage after a day of racing arguably the most iconic stretches of California roadway, Highway 1. The 4th day of the 8-day race began in Morro Bay and concluded with a sprint showdown on the Mazda Laguna Seca racetrack in Monterey County.
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.
26: State Bicycle’s 29er MTB, Idyllwild, Crystal Lake and Track Training
This episode covers the background details of the State Bicycle Co. 29’er steel MTB review featured in Issue #131. We talk about the bike, our review conducted out in Idyllwild and the status of the road to Crystal Lake, a favorite of the team that’s been closed to cars due to a mud slides, but definitely not bikes.
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