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.
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.
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.
Strade Bianche 2018, Wout van Aert posts extraordinary Strade Bianche ride to Strava, Photo Gallery: A Mud-Splattered 2018 Men’s Strade Bianche, Former Sky coach Sutton to Wiggins: ‘Come forward and tell the truth’, Lappartient wants CADF to investigate Team Sky, Giro d’Italia defies trend, keeps podium girls; The Incredibly Cheap Street Fix That Saves Lives, and America’s Pedestrian Safety Crisis Isn’t Getting Any Better ProViz Reflective Cycling
Topics in episode 102 include EF(Education First)-Drapac new colors, the Tour of Hainan, Skoda China Criterium, BikeSGV help cyclists waive bike tickets, studies show So Cal is the most stressful for commuters, and Aqua Blue Sport Cycling Team’s new bike has only one chain ring.
NBC Sports has doubled-down on their coverage of our sport with the introduction of NBC Sports Gold, a $29.99 annual package that allows for ad-free, live and on-demand coverage of some 16 professional races throughout 2016 and 2017. The service lets you stream the racing to your PC/Mac, Android, iOS, Apple TV or Roku device anytime, anywhere. And the interface goes beyond just viewing the action by providing extra metrics, data, maps and profiles all in one place.
The SCB team discusses the way that international media covers cycling, specifically with regards to the claims of hidden motors in professional races. And we also talk Bees vs. Bicyclists (or maybe it should be Tim vs. Bees), our bee stories while on the bike.
Since Sir Bradley Wiggins smashed the hour record at the London Velodrome in June 2015, Australian Bridie O’Donnell will be attempting the Women’s Fastest Hour Record, on the other side of the world, on 22nd January in the Adelaide Super-Dome. Muc-Off is determined to be the lubrication partner for both the male and female Fastest Hour record holders, so O’Donnell will be supplied with a high-performance chain treated with the same winning formula as Wiggins had in June.