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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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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

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

Cast

John Boggs

Rich Smott

Leah Sanda

Robert Curtis

Jan 17, 2020

Cast

Robert Curtis

John Boggs

Barron Gira

Dec 23, 2019

Leah Sanda, Rick Baisa and Rob Curtis talk about the end of the season, Cross Nats, and some Zwift.

Sep 28, 2019

Cast 

Bill Barnes

Jessica Whiton

Anthony Mikos

Leah Sanda

Robert Curtis

Aug 23, 2019

Early Cyclocross musings, Gravel is just Road, Road is still on, Do not be afraid...oh and Putting my foot in my mouth for 10 years now. 

Cast: 

Leah Sanda

Robert Curtis

Barron Gira

John Boggs

Aug 3, 2019

Rob Curtis and Anthony Mikos talk about the Intelligentsia series that wrapped up as well as quick final tour thoughts and the beginning of cross

Jul 19, 2019

We talk a bit about some of the issues that the tour has brought up.

 

Cast - Robert Curtis and Anthony Mikos

May 30, 2019

We have a large podcast coming but ran out of bandwidth for the month so we figured we would cover the shortage and still get content out there. We talk a little about racing numbers from USA Cycling, The Safesport initiative, and Hia Velo / Allied in the news.

Cast:

Leah Sanda

Anthony Mikos

Robert Curtis

May 16, 2019

Mediocrity is the highest level of success in road cycling and Cat 3 Memes has tapped into that core altruism. 

Cast: 

Robert Curtis

Anthony Mikos

Sean (Cat 3 memes)

May 13, 2019

John Boggs joins us from a ride and we discuss disc brake use on the road. They're not going anywhere but it doesn't mean we have to bow down to our new disc overlords.

Cast:

Robert Curtis

John Boggs

Leah Sanda

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