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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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Feb 10, 2023

From cyclocross world championships, Sven tweets, Wahoo steering, and CABDA feedback. Cast: Mike Friedman, Tim Strelecki, Leah Sanda, Robert Curtis.

Feb 2, 2023

From talking about an article that came out about helmet use, Junior license fee increase, Lifetime's reality series on YouTube with some brief doper action. All in a good day's bike shop visit. Cast: Mike Friedman, Tim Strelecki, Leah Sanda, Robert Curtis. 

Jan 26, 2023

Discussing the talent ID systems and revisions in the US. We kick some ideas around ourselves and then talk about Classified hubs again. All of this after talking about burning hair off legs. Cast: Kenny Labbe, Tim Strelacki, Leah Sanda, Mike Friedman, and Robert Curtis

Jan 23, 2023

Due to some tehnicall glitches we lost an episode so we squeezed 2 into 1. From layoffs in the industry to discussing tech, giving SRAM some props, to how to pronounce Qatar. Cats: Michael Friedman, Tim Strelecki, Leah Sanda, Robert Curtis

Jan 6, 2023

With a smaller cast and while trying to do the video side as well we discuss Unbound rule changes, NCL updates, SRAM getting a ride on Jumbo and other component stuff. 

 

Cast: Tim Strelecki, Mike Friedman, Robert Curtis

Dec 29, 2022

Large cast on this episode discusses primarily the idea of the National Cycling League and some ideas for personal improvement in the new year. CAST: Michael Friedman, Tim Strelecki, Leah Sanda, Robert Curtis, Anthony Mikos, and Bill Barnes. 

Dec 20, 2022

Discussions of what Brand Ambassadors are and why they have destroyed event and racer sponsorships. Specialized halting its program for Adventure Ambassadors and Ugly Sweaters. Cast: Mike Friedman, Tim Strelecki, Leah Sanda, and Robert Curtis

Dec 13, 2022

Misc ramblings from Wahoo layoffs to eBikes, Service Centers, to a reminder that Tubular is still the best for Cross. Cast: Mike Friedman, Leah Sanda, Tim Strelecki, Robert Curtis

Nov 29, 2022

Not our normal podcast but a good listen. Listener warning in the start. Cast: Mike Friedman, Timothy Strelecki, Leah Sanda, and Robert Curtis

Nov 4, 2022

Specialized Diverge helps make the ROUGH IMPACT of SRAM supporting sailboat racing while PULLING OUT of actual bike race support a little softer...or more LIMP maybe. CAST: Tim Strelecki, Mike Friedman, Leah Sanda, Robert Curtis

Oct 13, 2022

Cyclocross discussions including the recent Trek CX Cup and Wold Cup action with Tim Strelecki, Leah Sanda, and Robert Curtis

Sep 3, 2022

Celebrating Episode 69

Cast: Robert Curtis, Leah Sanda, Mike Friedman, Kenny Labbe, Anthony Mikos, Bill Barnes, Jessica Whiton

Jun 10, 2022

We look at what rules and traditions have held over in a lot of road cycling with a more modern eye and start to question the ones we can. 

Cast: Michael Friedman, Leah Sanda, Robert Curtis

May 28, 2022
Discuss how racing numbers are up. We talk about how even with media disappearing we still want good content and want to pay for it. Finally ending with Mike not remembering his racing. 

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

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 12, 2022

Misc stuff from Worlds through Peloton. 

Cast:

Anthony Mikos, Rick Baisa, 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 1, 2021

We discuss the life cycle of PowerTap and briefly touch on it's impact to racing and training and it's meaning to PSIMET. We also touch on the 2021 Paris Roubaix upcoming with some input from a new co-host who's been there. 

Cast:

Leah Sanda - Rick Baisa - Mike Friedman - Robert Curtis

Sep 17, 2021

Our discussion on gravel, again, in light of some of the current beef.

Cast:

Anthony Mikos

Leah Sanda

Rick Baisa

Ryan Handley

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

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