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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.
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Oct 19, 2017

Cast

Val Brostrom

Leah Sanda

Anthony Mikos

Robert Curtis

Oct 6, 2017

Cast

Kelli Richter

Barron Gira

Leah Sanda

Anthony Mikos

Robert Curtis

Sep 21, 2017

Alex Edwards walks into a bike shop with a 6 pack of beer. What ensues is a bit of a sleep deprived fueled spouting of thoughts regarding many things. 

Cast:

Robert Curtis

Alex Edwards

Anthony Mikos

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Aug 21, 2017

Good stuff and a bit of a filler until we can talk Bro Deal in the upcoming episodes. We cover the changes to the cross schedule here locally - talk about Ryan Trebon's work and then cover the purchase of Rapha by a private equity firm that has some stretched ties to descendants of the Walmart founding Walton family. Delicious jokes ensue.

 

Cast:

Anthony Mikos - The muddy Redbeard of Bicycles

Barron Gira - Everyone's Prince Charming - will he ever reveal his dark side?

Leah Sanda - 5 seconds of Leah at the end. She was busy practicing her Tawny Kitaen routine for her 35th high school reunion

Rob Curtis - Acting like he didn't have any coffee that morning. 

Aug 4, 2017

We are back after adding coffee to the operation here at PSIMET. Check out our new coffee club or simply order some 11 Jackson Heckler blend:http://www.psimet.com/category/coffee/

We take a look at the current state of tubeless technology as it pertains to Cyclocross racing specifically. In preparation for the episode we discussed the issue with a lot of pros who have had documented success running tubeless in racing scenarios. 

Cast:

Leah Sanda

Anthony Mikos

Gary Dicicco

Robert Curtis

Mar 16, 2017

Part 2 of 3. Great stuff. Stories of the old days.

 

Cast:

Wayne Simon

Kevin Moncrieff

Anthony Mikos

Robert Curtis

Feb 28, 2017

There's name dropping galore in here - Lance, Julich, Hincapie, among many many others. Multi-time bad ass and Enzo's creator and owner Wayne Simon stopped by to kill some time. A little into the discussion Kevin Moncrieff dropped in. Turns out the two have a lot in common. The discussion went for 3 hours - we cut a lot but it's still a 2 part. Enjoy

 

Cast:

Anthony Mikos

Robert Curtis

Leah Sanda (briefly)

Wayne Simon

Kevin Moncrieff

Feb 15, 2017

Cast 

Barron Gira

Anthony Mikos

Rob Curtis

Feb 2, 2017

Jen finishes her discussion of what it is like to be a souigneur and what she sees herself doing in the future. 

 

Cast:

Jen Agan

Anthony Mikos

Robert Curtis

Jan 17, 2017

Cast:

Anthony Mikos

Robert Curtis

Jen Agan

Jan 12, 2017

Laura Van Gilder calls in to discuss a bit of a snub that came from a VeloNews video regarding her win in the women's 50+ cyclocross national championships. They in essence called her a sadbagger. What's a 52 year old supposed to do when they aren't contending the top race anymore? Isn't that what a masters race is for? Is masters supposed to just be for those amateurs that couldn't make it in elites?

 

Cast:

Robert Curtis

Anthony Mikos

Leah Sanda

Laura Van Gilder

Dec 8, 2016

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. 

Cast:

Anthony Mikos

Robert Curtis

Geoff Siepker

Nov 30, 2016

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.

 

Cast:

Anthony Mikos

Barron Gira

Robert Curtis

Nov 19, 2016

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. 

Nov 18, 2016

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.

Oct 31, 2016

Cast - Sydney Guagliardo

Anthony Mikos

Robert Curtis

Nathan Schneeberger

Jared Verbecke

Leah Sanda

Oct 26, 2016

Cast

Jim Canella - ABD - Orange Home Services

Jim Canella

Rob Curtis

Anthony Mikos

Leah Sanda

Oct 20, 2016

Just Anthony and Rob talking about Cyclocross, Jeremy Powers, Tim Johnson, Ryan Trebon, Carpentersville, Jinglecross, Trek, Sven Nys, Katie Compton, Georgia Gould, etc....

Sep 20, 2016

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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Aug 30, 2016

We discuss lots about Gravel as it is now and some up coming events.

 

Cast

Anthony Mikos

Robert Curtis

Nathan Schneeberger - Snowy Mountian Photography Axletree

Aug 12, 2016

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.

 

Cast:

Anthony Mikos

Michael Kirby

Robert Curtis

Thumbnail photo - Eric Goodwin

Aug 3, 2016

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. 

 

Cast:

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. 

Jul 28, 2016

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/

Cast: 

Robert Curtis - PSIMET - @psimet

Anthony Mikos - The Wizard - @unstugrum

Jul 19, 2016

Cast 

Anthony Mikos

Leah Sanda

Robert Curtis

Kenny Labbe

Jul 14, 2016

A continuation of our time with Kenny Labbe. Lots of topics from Announcing to Team Names and continuity - mentoring - bicycle technology. 

 

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