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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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May 12, 2022

Racing numbers seem to be trending upwards but local observations seem conflicting. Also we cover announcements in the industry and the trend with smart trainer companies to lay people off. Zwift, Saris and Wahoo. Finally the end of an era as Jingle Cross calls it quits.

Cast: Mike Friedman, Leah Sanda, Robert Curtis

Apr 13, 2022

Huge cast leads to all sorts of discussion and calls to action regarding events, racers, officials, etc. 

Cast: Steve Feehery, Michael Kelly, Bill Barnes, Mike Friedman, Leah Sanda, Robert Curtis

Mar 24, 2022

Online dating, Forest Preseve backed in cars, Specialized, USA Cycling, and Dropper posts being the stupidest marginal gain.

Cast - Mike Friedman, Leah Sanda, Robert Curtis

Mar 10, 2022

We quickly touch on the latest SRAM acquisition and discuss Netflix series on the tour. FInally will gravel ever be compelling enough to be interesting to a non-fan in the way the Tour or even track is?

Cast: Mike Friedman, Leah Sanda, Rich Smott, Robert Curtis

Feb 22, 2022

We discuss some of Mike's experiences and stories concerning the Beijing Olympics. From masks to sweating and how he became unforgetable to the First Lady.

Cast: Mike Friedman, Leah Sanda, Bill Barnes, Robert Curtis

Feb 1, 2022
We've been building up to this moment for over 20 years. While others have dipped their toes in the consumer direct model Specialized just took the largest opening shot in what will be remembered as the movement that irrevocably changed the Bicycle Industry. We cover some of the background and look at what this really means. Insight - not reporting.

Cast:

Tim Jackson

Mike Friedman

Bill Barnes

Leah Sanda

Robert Curtis

Oct 9, 2020

We finish off our ramblings including tech changes and talks about Chloe. 

Leah Sanda

John Boggs

Rick Baisa

Robert Curtis

Oct 8, 2020

Getting back into the groove of podcasting - part 1

Leah Sanda

John Boggs

Rick Baisa

Robert Curtis

Apr 27, 2020

New format - recorded using other apps and all over the phone. Cast:

Anthony Mikos

John Boggs

Rick Baisa 

Rich Smott

Robert Curtis

Apr 22, 2020

Our last podcast recorded at the very beginning of the spread of COVID-19. 

Barron Gira

John Boggs

Rich Smott

Dan Mallek

Robert Curtis

Jan 17, 2020

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John Boggs

Rich Smott

Leah Sanda

Robert Curtis

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