Much of our conversation is spent on the topic of riding your bike of rust and other environmental damages, but we also briefly mention JRA Bikes & Brew Bike Shop, Tour de Celeb, Red Hook Crit Doping, and gender inclusion in cycling.
We start the show with announcements, news, and events – plus special guest Phil Gaimon. Topics for this episode include: the end of the 2016 road cycling season, possible effects of the WADA hacks, the MPCC, and the WorldTour. Phil Gaimon joins us for a phone call to talk about preparing for his inaugural gran fondo, the Malibu Gran Cookie Dough, how it feels to be back on the bike after a months break, and his thoughts on the future of cycling.
Wolfpack Hustle’s annual Shortline Crit was held in Downtown Long Beach on May 3rd. The fixed-gear Men and Women’s race, presented by SCB sponsor Thomas Forsyth, is the second of three stages in the 2016 Unified Title Series.
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.