Geoff Siepker stopped by the shop and we stuck a mic in his face and asked him questions. We talk about his background in racing as well as his recent trip and return from Masters Worlds in Belgium.
We get into discussing the post that popped up with Adam Myerson saying he had a bad heckle experience. Barron is back in house and we end up talking to Anthony about training with power. Easy listen. Taped pre-Thanksgiving.
We discuss a lot of what is going on in the season - a little bit of #rakegate2016. Some Heckling. The "old" days of chicago cross. Upgrades, Killing the series comp for cat 4, etc
The man Barron Gira - nic-named "tall dark and handsome" and set up in my phone contacts as my "boyfriend" is one of the most genuine and nicest person you will ever meet possessing a voice for radio and the story telling abilities that rival the Bard himself.
Then there's Matt. He's a criminal................defense lawyer who has some very hard opinions on just about everything but he speaks the truth. He's an old riding and racing buddy that has been with me for all of the racing I have done in the Chicago area.
Then there's Anthony and myself.
Rob and Anthony are joined by Brian Piotrowsi and Scott Van Maldegiam to discuss the local cross season so far, the final ever (?) race weekend at Hilton Indian Lakes, and the current state of diplomatic relations in the Middle East.
Cast - Sydney Guagliardo
Jim Canella - ABD - Orange Home Services
Just Anthony and Rob talking about Cyclocross, Jeremy Powers, Tim Johnson, Ryan Trebon, Carpentersville, Jinglecross, Trek, Sven Nys, Katie Compton, Georgia Gould, etc....
Welcome to the Road Is Dead Episode 11. In this episode I take the opportunity to drive everyone through a bit of the history of how we ended up in the current state of the bike industry as we know it from a retail perspective. Some if it is rather basic but there are tidbits in there that even the most stalwart veteran of the industry will find thought provoking. Many who know me have probably heard this discussion in parts before but most likely not all laid out in this format. I actually took notes and tried to make it concise and coherent.
I'm timing this so people can listen while on their way or while at Interbike. It might spur you to ask some deeper questions over dinner and drinks with individuals whose roles are actually more nemesis than ally.
The next step: open invite to industry insiders to partake in a roundtable discussion that will become one of our future podcasts. We will have to limit the panel and not many will want to go on record so if you have the intestinal fortitude to endure then step up and drop me a line.
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Me - Robert Curtis
Anthony Mikos (MIKE-us)
We discuss lots about Gravel as it is now and some up coming events.
Nathan Schneeberger - Snowy Mountian Photography Axletree
Mike Kirby from xXx Racing stopped by the shop to chat about the upcoming Svens cyclocross clinic. While here we talked about a bit more having to do with some local racing history.
Thumbnail photo - Eric Goodwin
An interview with US Racing legend Laura Van Gilder. Wiki entry
Interview was done during the Intelligentsia Cup. She had already had a couple of days of racing. All of us had a little bit of race brain going on. She ended up winning the overall Omnium for the series for the pro women's field.
Laura Van Gilder - @lvgbike
Anthony Mikos - @unstugrum
Robert Curtis - @psimet
Leah Sanda - @lrsanda
Shoutout to Jeannie Kuhajek who was in the background the entire time and may or may not have dropped a laugh or comment here and there.
During this episode we go over some of he results from the Intelli-cup series that just wrapped up a couple of days ago. Recorded on 7/27/16.
New intro music made by Chris Beckstrom http://chrisbeckstrom.bandcamp.com/
Robert Curtis - PSIMET - @psimet
Anthony Mikos - The Wizard - @unstugrum
A continuation of our time with Kenny Labbe. Lots of topics from Announcing to Team Names and continuity - mentoring - bicycle technology.
Bicycle cycling racing crit road gravel cyclocross professional tour de france
Part 1 of our 2 or 3 part series with Kenny Labbe.
Discussion all around - from road and current state of criteriums to cyclocross. Old school racing to announcing. Plenty of name dropping and reminiscing.
We invited pro cycling photographer Ethan Glading in to the shop to discuss what he sees on the national level for road and cross. We discuss the impact of teams and events, which is more important, as well as the idea of schedules.
We go over a brief recap of some of the highlights of the Tour of America's Dairyland Race series that just concluded. We also talk a bit about upcoming races Winfield Criterium - a National Championship ABR event and The Intelligentsia Cup