138: The Tour Down Under Gets Messy, Electric Battery Explosion, Jess Varnish Loses the Battle but Not the War, and How to Get Americans Interested in Bicycle Racing

An electric bike battery explodes while a 79-year-old cyclist attempts a climb famous at the Tour Down Under, BBC obtains emails from the Team Sky doctor at the center of the Testosterone Delivery scandal, Jess Varnish loses a battle, but not the war, and we discuss how to get American’s more excited about bike racing.
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137: Race Meat, Carbo-loading, Riding With Cars, Warm Showers, Why It Matters Santa Ana Got A Protected Bike Lane, The ‘Stigma of the Vegan Brand’

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’.
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Cycle Cafe

Rapha Cycle Club to Potentially Open in Los Angeles

In response to this increasing interest in the availability of cycle clubs in the US, Rapha is set to launch a “…Los Angeles Cycle Club…next month” No word yet on the exact date and location, but we did find a job opening for a Rapha Cycle Club Assistant at Santa Monica location. It seems likely that they will set up the club inside – or near – Bike Effect in Santa Monica; the bike shop is often the starting location of Rapha Cycle Club Mobile Los Angeles group rides.
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