Info

Road Is Dead

Road Cycling, Cyclocross, Track or Velodrome Cycling, Bicycle technology, Cycling industry, Racing, Gravel. Discussion and interviews. Like hanging out in a bike shop. Guests from local to national level. The view as we see it from the midwest and more specifically the Chicago area.
RSS Feed
Road Is Dead
2019
September
August
July
May
January


2018
December
October
September
June
April
February


2017
December
October
September
August
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June


All Episodes
Archives
Now displaying: 2018
Dec 28, 2018

In a first for this podcast we assembled audio from 4 sessions and combined them into 1 podcast. We discussed questions we have always wondered about with 4 amazing lawyers who are dedicated to practicing law impacting cyclists. 

CAST

Jessica Cutler-Washington Bike Law

Arley Kemmerer - Piscitello Law

Joe Piscitello - Piscitello Law

Michael Keating - Keating Law Offices

Anthony Mikos 

Robert Curtis

Dec 6, 2018

When you have future pro racers toeing the line in the same field as the slowest racers around it's a formula for for those slower racers to get burned out. That's the enthusiast market that the sport needs for growth. 

At the same time what's the point of a P, 1, and 2 designation when all of those racers have the same level of skill. 

Listen and give us your thoughts and ideas at info@psimet.com

Cast: Robert Curtis, Leah Sanda, and Barron Gira

Oct 31, 2018

Spurred on by a few things in the current news we talk about and attack the futility of our sport. Sponsors, lack of participation, and general apathy in the face of our fanatic support. 

Lots of swearing - Impassioned arguing - fighting for what's left with the few words we still have. Honestly one of the best I think we've done.

Cast:

Anthony Mikos

Alex Edwards

Eric Olson

Robert Curtis

Oct 20, 2018

Discussion of cyclocross season to date. We talk a little about Jinglecross issues as well as local issues but mostly about just racing and the series. 

 

Cast Anthony Mikos and Robert Curtis

Sep 7, 2018

We are joined by Doug Bauer - mechanic extraordinaire to talk about the upcoming cyclocross season. We cover tips and tricks and things to make sure every rider needs to have in their bag when the go to races. Not so they can be like a pro as there aren't many actual pros and they usually don't know what's going on and are never prepared - rather so you can be like prepared racer. 

We cover course talk, Upcoming announcements regarding Woodstock, etc. 

Doug Bauer

Robert Curtis

Anthony Mikos

Leah Sanda

Jun 4, 2018

American Pro is a new book written by Jamie Smith and Published by Velopress. It chronicles the journey of the Astellas team from day one until the final race and podium. 

Astellas being a Chicago based team makes the book amazingly close to home in so many ways for the Chicago Cycling community and yet the stories throughout tell the true story of what it means to be in this sport in the United States. 

As mentioned in the podcast here is the link to buy the books:

https://www.velopress.com/?s=jamie+smith

Also the link to the Bike Forums thread where it all started: https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/200479-we-re-going-yell-you.html

Apr 28, 2018

Its not the cost, attitudes, speed, etc. - Americans don't want to play if they're not the best. Correlations between road license numbers and performance at the top level of the sport.

 

Cast:

Alex Edwards

Anthony Mikos

Robert Curtis 

Apr 24, 2018

It is more often than not becoming the norm for bicycle races to cease paying out any race other than the top men's and women's races. For some (cough - masters racers - cough) this elimination of a payout has become too big of a pill to swallow. 

For this episode we were sent a copy of an actual email that an actual "masters racer" sent to the promoters of a local race. 

Feb 27, 2018

Edwin Bull was in Chicago after the CABDA show so we invited him over to the shop for a podcast and to show off some bikes. We discuss all sorts of things from his background and experience into how the company started, etc. 

Give it a listen and check out their bikes at: https://www.vandesselcycles.com/

Cast:

Edwin Bull - https://www.instagram.com/edwin__bull/

https://www.instagram.com/van_dessel/

Leah Sanda - https://www.instagram.com/lrsanda/

Anthony Mikos - https://www.instagram.com/unstagrum/

Rob Curtis - https://www.instagram.com/psimet/

Feb 9, 2018

We discuss the end of the cyclocross season with some nationals and worlds coverage and impressions. We talk a bit about Aspire Racing and sponsorship. We also cover some winter tech and our own projects. 

Links to our youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMJ7ywz2t-2xuApwWlm_OrQ?view_as=subscriber

Cast:

Robert Curtis - PSIMET - https://www.instagram.com/psimet/?hl=en

Anthony Mikos - Tormund Giantsbane - https://www.instagram.com/unstagrum/?hl=en

Leah Sanda - Tawny Kitaen - https://www.instagram.com/lrsanda/?hl=en

Barron Gira - A Young Chevy Chase - https://www.instagram.com/barrongira/?hl=en

1