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Sep 29, 2013

September 28, 2013

 

Guitar Ted shares what he found at Interbike in Las Vegas. Three areas of cycling have really taken off.

 

Fatbikes have blown up over the last three years and now companies are commonly offering carbon goodies, including forks, frames, and rims. Many other fatbike options have also come to market, including tires, gear, and other components. This year the 27.5 inch wheel size has taken over this year's news and it has become a mainstay in many company lineups. In the background, the gravel riding scene has been experiencing huge growth in rides and races filled to capacity.

 

Listen in to hear a discussion about what Guitar Ted saw of each of the three groups in Vegas.

 

Related Show Links:

Guitar Ted Website

9:Zero:7 Bikes

Borealis Bikes

Fatback Bikes

Niner's new gravel bike

Twentynineinches.com

Europa Cycles

Gravel Grinder News

Surly Krampus

Retrotec 29+

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Sep 29, 2013

September 27, 2013

 

Georgia Gould joins Girls & Gears host, Danielle Musto, to discuss the 2013 season. She's been a little off this season and hasn't been able to get all rested up and perform at her desired level, so after Cross Vegas she shut it down for the fall to get rested up and ready to roll.

 

Georgia and Danielle dig into the thoughts that go with the racing and knowing when to call it a season. They also touch on some of Georgia's 2012 Olympic Bronze and other riding and racing thoughts. Listen in to hear a great discussion between two top women mountain bikers. 

  

Related Show Links:

Georgia's Website  

Georgia's Sponsors:

Team Luna Chix

Orbea Bikes

Maxxis Tires

Fox Racing Shox

Giro

Carmichael Training Systems

Camelbak

High Sierra

Shimano

Selle Italia

Pedro's

Oakley

SockGuy

Breast Cancer Fund

 

Danielle's Blog

Danielle's Twitter

Danielle's Instagram

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Sep 25, 2013

September 25, 2013

 

Jay Petervary joins Ben to reflect on all the cycling-related things in his life. This is a Ride Fatbikes Show episode because Jay is one of the most experienced and successful fatbikers there is. After starting the year off with no plans, Jay has managed to pack his schedule full of really cool races and projects.

 

From the Stagecoach 400 in California to Dirty Kanza 200 in Kansas and back to tours in the Teton Valley, Jay is at a point in his life where he wants to share the experiences and knowledge he has learned through cycling.

 

What does Jay think of fatbikes? Gravel? What is passion?

Listen in to find out!

 

Related Show Links:

Great Race Nutrition - www.greatracenutrition.com

Adventure Journal JayP Story - http://www.adventure-journal.com/2013/09/bike-touring-special-10-questions-with-endurance-cyclist-jay-petervary/

Fitzgerald's Bike Shop - www.fitzgeraldsbicycles.com

Dirty Kanza 200 - www.dirtykanza200.com

The Bike Tender Tours - http://www.fitzgeraldsbicycles.com/about/the-biketender-pg80.htm

Stagecoach 400 - http://socalenduro.wordpress.com/stagecoach-400/

Salsa Cycles - www.salsacycles.com

Race Across Oregon - www.raceacrossoregon.com

Teton Valley Trail Information - www.tvtap.org

March Episode with JayP discussing his Iditarod record - http://www.mountainbikeradio.com/the-ride-fatbikes-show/jay-petervary-iditarod-trail-invitational/

Buy an MBR Tshirt or become a Member - www.mountainbikeradio.com/buy-mountain-bike-radio/

 

Sep 24, 2013

September 23, 2013

 

Wondering whether to buy a 2014 Niner Jet 9 Carbon with X01 or the Jet 9 Alloy XO 2x10? How about tires? Are you thinking about getting the cheap China carbon?

 

You can hear discussion about these topics and find out the correct and appropriate length of your jorts by listening to this episode of Just Riding Along.

 

To learn about the Kappius Hubs, see the video in the show extras.

Related Show Links:

ProGold - http://bikes.progoldmfr.com/

Brickhouse Racing - www.brickhouseracing.com

Andrea's Twitter - www.twitter.com/brickhouseMTB

Matt's Twitter - www.twitter.com/beanpolematt

Kappius Components - Hubs and Rims - www.kappiuscomponents.com

Praxis Works Conversion Bottom Bracket - http://praxiscycles.com/pages/conversion

Niner Bikes - www.ninerbikes.com

Interbike - www.interbike.com

Light Bicycle Chinese Carbon - www.light-bicycle.com

MTBR Carbon Wheel Discussion 

Buy an MBR Tshirt or become a Member - www.mountainbikeradio.com/buy-mountain-bike-radio/

Sep 19, 2013

September 18, 2013

 

Host Drew Edsall is joined by Rotem Ishay and Skyler Trujillo while on location at Interbike in Las Vegas. Rotem is a 9-time Israeli National XC Mountain Bike Champ and Skyler is one of the top young racers.

 

Listen in as they discuss everything from blood testing for performance and recovery to the Cross Vegas race and the Boo Bus. Listeners will get some great insight into Rotem's studies and how they apply to performance. 

 

 

The Boo Bicycles - TrainingPeaks Cyclocross team will be based around young and promising Colorado riders Skyler Trujillo and Rotem Ishay. Both riders are focused on taking their racing to a higher level over the course of the season with a schedule that will take them out of their natural Colorado habitat and to UCI races all over the country.

 

Skyler caught the nation’s attention by being selected to race in the U23 Cyclocross World Championships last February in Louisville, KY. Though Rotem raced a more regional cyclocross schedule last year, he had strong results against local professionals and has three medals from Collegiate Mountain Bike and Cyclocross Nationals to his name in the last year alone.

 

About Boo Bicycles:

 

"Boo Bicycles was founded in 2009 by Nick Frey after graduating from Princeton with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After successfully racing a prototype bamboo-carbon fiber bicycle in the spring of 2008, Nick was contacted by James Wolf, an industrial designer and master craftsman…

James Wolf, a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design in Industrial Design, has over 15 years of experience working with all types of bamboo. His company, James Wolf Designs, has specialized in custom structural bamboo installations as well as high-end furniture, fly rods, boats, and much more.

 

As a professional cyclist, multiple national champion, and mechanical engineer, Nick brought his wealth of experience in the high-end bicycle world to the table. As a master craftsman and talented designer, James took Nick’s ideas and made them a reality. Together, the two have created the highest performance, highest quality bamboo bicycles in the world."

 

Related Show Links:

Rotem's Website - www.rotemracing.com

Skyler's Website - www.skylertrujillo.com

Jamis Bikes - www.jamisbikes.com

Jamis Bikes Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/jamisofficial

Boo Bicycles - www.boobicycles.com

Boo Bicycles Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/boobicycles

Interbike - www.interbike.com

Get the App free, a free tshirt, and other deals by becoming a MBR member - www.mountainbikeradio.com/buy-mountain-bike-radio/

 

Sep 17, 2013

September 17, 2013

 

This is great episode filled some some of the "hot topics" in the mountain biking world. The gang discusses carbon wheels, gravel bikes, fatbikes, the Surly Krampus, and Interbike, with a dash of armadillo thrown in.

 

It's a full hour packed with practical bike talk with a small dose of four-letter words.

 

Bonus content during the show: Kenny hates the 29+ platform.

  

 

Related Show Links:

ProGold - www.bikes.progoldmfr.com

Velofuze - www.velofuze.com

The Guitar Ted Show episode with an explanation of gravel bikes - www.mountainbikeradio.com/the-guitar-ted-show/interbike-preview/

Gravel Grinder News - www.gravelgrindernews.com

Brickhouse Racing - www.brickhouseracing.com

Andrea's Twitter - www.twitter.com/brickhousemtb

Matt's Twitter - www.twitter.com/beanpolematt

Interbike - www.interbike.com

MTBR Carbon Wheel Discussion - www.forums.mtbr.com/wheels-tires/carbon-wheels-harsh-875600.html

Nox Composites - www.noxcomposites.com

Enve - www.enve.com

Surly Krampus - www.surlybikes.com/bikes/krampus

Buy an MBR Tshirt or become a Member - www.mountainbikeradio.com/buy-mountain-bike-radio/

Sep 17, 2013

September 16, 2013

 

Chloe has enjoyed a strong 2013 race season so far. She took second in the USAC Pro XCT series overall earlier this summer. Recently she had a strong third place finish at the Epic Rides Grand Junction Off Road, in a stacked pro field. 

 

Chloe took the win at this year's Chequamegon by a full minute, which is a decent margin in this race. Listen in as she shares her thoughts on the race and what she has coming up.

  

Related Show Links:

Crankbrothers Race Club - www.raceclub.crankbrothers.com

Chloe's Website - www.chloewoodruff.com

Chloe's Twitter - www.twitter.com/chloewoodruff

Chloe's recent appearance on "Girls and Gears" - www.mountainbikeradio.com/girls-gears/chloe-woodruff/

Sep 17, 2013

September 16, 2013

 

Brian has taken a little different approach to his 2013 racing season. He's ventured to new-to-him national events, starting off with the Epic Rides Whiskey Off Road where he had a very strong 12th place finish. He raced the Trans Sylvania Epic Stage Race at the end of May, placing 3rd.

 

In addition to his usual WORS races recently, he took a trip out to Grand Junction, Colorado to race in the inaugural Epic Rides Grand Junction Off Road, where he placed 6th.

 

With that great summer behind him, he went back to his bread and butter of racing the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival. He took his 5th win of the popular Midwestern race. Listen in as he discusses his race, what it's like to win a 5th Chequamegon, and other reflections of the race.

 

Related Show Links:

Chequamegon 40 Website - www.cheqfattire.com

Chequamegon 40 Results - www.itiming.com/html/raceresults.php?year=2013&EventId=1024&eventype=0

Brian's Race Report - www.b-matter.blogspot.com

Previous The WORS Report episode discussing prerace thoughts

Momentum Endurance Coaching - www.momentumendurance.com

Video of the ATV crash at the front of the race - www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKMg18N4gx4&sns=fb

ProGold - www.bikes.progoldmfr.com

Sep 16, 2013

September 15, 2013

 

This week is the largest cycling industry show in the US, Interbike. Thousands of industry reps, insiders, owners, media, and basically everyone involved in the cycling world, head to Las Vegas to show off, discuss, and share new goods.

 

It seems like the cycling industry is operating at full speed right now. Everyday, new products, gadgets, and bikes fill the media with endless content. It's an exciting time and there is a lot of information out there.

 

Guitar Ted gives you a little preview of what to expect from Interbike 2013. He also discusses his latest blog post on Friday about gravel bikes that spurred some healthy debate in the social media world. What is a "gravel grinder?" Why some companies seem to be falling short....

 

Related Show Links:

Guitar Ted Website - www.g-tedproductions.blogspot.com

Guitar Ted's Gravel Bike Post - www.g-tedproductions.blogspot.com/2013/09/friday-news-and-views_13.html

Borealis Bikes - new carbon fatbike wheels - www.borealisbikes.com

Fatback Bikes - new carbon fatbike wheels - www.fatbackbikes.com

Niner's new gravel bike - www.ninerbikes.com

Twentynineinches.com - www.twentynineinches.com

Europa Cycles - www.europacycles.com

Gravel Grinder News - www.gravelgrindernews.com

Get the App free, a free tshirt, and other deals by becoming a MBR member - www.mountainbikeradio.com/buy-mountain-bike-radio/

Sep 11, 2013

September 10, 2013

 

This week's WORS Report is loaded with great stuff. Todd gives a recap of the very popular Treadfest from this past weekend before Nathan Guerra and Brian Matter call in.

 

Nathan finished 4th at the race after a stellar recovery from an early race mechanical and Brian took 2nd behind Tristan Schouten. Nathan and Brian have been riding strong and have recently competed in and finished well in large, national events.

 

Related Show Links (See the Show Extras For Links):


Wisconsin Off Road Series Website 

WORS Youtube Channel 

WORS Twitter

WORS Facebook

WIN Cycling

Dakota 5-O

Grand Junction Off Road

Epic Rides

The Dirt episode discussing the Dakota 5-O and the Grand Junction Off Road

Episode with Todd Sadow about the Whiskey 50

Brian Matter Trans Sylvania Epic Interview

Nathan Guerra's site

Brian Matter's site

Get the MBR iPhone/iPad App (Download the Podcast Box app and search "Mountain Bike Radio)

Get the MBR Android App

Buy MBR Socks or a TShirt

Sep 10, 2013

September 9, 2013

 

This is show is packed with discussion from beginning to end. All 90 minutes! Usually episodes don't go over an hour, but this was special. Where else do you get a discussion about Gerry Pflug vs. Ben or vs. a bear or....

 

Ben Welnak is a guest on the show to discuss his Vapor Trail 125 experience. Andrea is all in for a future attempt at the VT125, but Matt and Kenny aren't so into actually racing it.

 

The debate on when and where stiff carbon wheels are appropriate goes on and Matt discusses his new bike situation. Check out the extras to see a picture of Matt's new Salsa Spearfish.

 

  

Related Show Links:

Brickhouse Racing - www.brickhouseracing.com

Andrea's Twitter - www.twitter.com/brickhouseMTB

Matt's Twitter - www.twitter.com/beanpolematt

Vapor Trail 125 - www.vaportrail125.com

Absolute Bikes - www.absolutebikes.com

Osprey Packs - www.ospreypacks.com

Nox Composites - www.noxcomposites.com

Enve - www.enve.com

Salsa Cycles - www.salsacycles.com

Sep 7, 2013

September 7, 2013

 

This is a Member-Only Episode.

 

This is a clip from the latest member-only episode on Mountain Bike Radio. To listen to the full episode, become a member: MBR membership (www.mountainbikeradio.com/buy-mountain-bike-radio/)

 

You have to listen in because Kelli recommends licorice, beef jerky, those little cheese crackers, and more.

 

As a member, you probably know that Kelli is a nutritional superhero. She brings experience, knowledge, and a great sense of real-world practicality to her practice. In this episode, she gives you tips for "real life."

 

What if you're out and about and going to do a weekend of riding and camping? Out for a long ride and stopping at the store to grab something to eat? Or, do you just want something tasty without blowing up your diet. Kelli lets you know what you need.

 

 

Related Show Links:

Kelli's Recipe's

Kelli's Homebrew (see the show extras for the full pdf)

Kelli's Fuel Right Blog

Real Licorice

Baby Food Packets:

    - Happy Baby

    - Earth's Best

    - Ella's Kitchen

Perky Jerky

Justin's Nut Butter

 

 

Sep 5, 2013

A Midwestener Tackles the VT125

 

 

September 16, 2012

This is an episode from 2012 that is now making the archives and app.

The Vapor Trail 125 is one of the toughest 1-day mountain bike races out there. It is coming up in a few days, so it's appropriate to upload this archived episode.

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Tim joins the show again to discuss his latest adventure, the Vapor Trail 125. He tells his story of what it's like for someone coming from near sea level in Duluth, Minnesota to the high alpine terrain of the Central Rocky mountains to begin a 125-mile, 20,000-feet-of-climbing race at 10pm and finish a dirty, beaten, and triumphant soul.

 

 

Related show links:

Vapor Trail 125 - http://vaportrail125.com/

Tim's Website - http://www.ekichronicles.com

Salsa Cycles - http://salsacycles.com/

Salida, Colorado - http://cityofsalida.com/

Duluth, Minnesota - http://www.duluthmn.gov/

 

Sep 3, 2013

September 2, 2013

The discussion about armadillos continues on from last week's show. They crawl, they squeal, they jump out in front of you. Listen in to hear more about those weird little creatures.

They share their experiences at this past weekend's Skool of Hard Nox 50 in the Tombigbee National Forest. Andrea took the win, Matt had a bad day, and Kenny sounds like it went ok, despite a possibly heart attack, stroke, or perhaps just a lack of fitness and toughness. We'll let you decide.

The discussion of race tshirts became a lengthy, somewhat spirited debate about what they should be. If race directors want an honest opinion, this is the show. Bottom line, don't just give out whatever shirt is cheapest because it's likely to end up as a rag...immediately.

If you don't have time to listen to anything, at least skip to the end and listen to the screeching armadillo. Warning: don't be drinking anything when you do.

Be sure to check out the Twitter discussion that was going on during the show.

Related Show Links:

Brickhouse Racing - www.brickhouseracing.com

Skool of Hard Nox 50 - www.facebook.com/pages/The-Skool-of-Hard-Nox-50-mountain-bike-race/310557625666993

Enve Carbon Rims - www.enve.com

Twitter Discussion about this episode - #MBRJustridingalong www.twitter.com/search?q=%23MBRJustridingalong&src=hash

Mountain Bike Radio Twitter - www.twitter.com/Mtnbikeradio

Berryman Epic Race - www.btepic.com

Just Riding Along Homepage - www.mountainbikeradio.com/just-riding-along

Become a Mountain Bike Radio Member - www.mountainbikeradio.com/buy-mountain-bike-radio/

Sep 1, 2013

September 2, 2013

Jeff Kerkove joins the show to discuss his recent experience at the Breck Epic in Breckenridge, Colorado. He, along with teammate, Yuki Ikeda, took the win in the 6-day Men's Duo Category. They had a great race all week, taking the win in each of the individual stages. It did not come easy though. Jeff and Yuki pushed each other hard, raced as a team to get through the painful climbing and enjoy the sweet, flowing singletrack to grab the final #1 and much coveted belt buckle.

The Breck Epic is a 6-day and 3-day stage race based in the middle of one of the best mountain biking areas in the country and world. It is composed of large, backcountry loops between 35 and 50 miles run in a cloverleaf format; each loop starts and finishes within a mile from downtown Breckenridge and utilizes the sprawling network of trails in both Summit and Park Counties.

The Breck Epic's first rule? It's "Don't Be a Dick."

Related Show Links:

Breck Epic - www.breckepic.com

Breck Epic Sponsors - www.breckepic.com/sponsors/

Breck Epic Press - www.breckepic.com/press-coverage/

Ergon Bike Ergonomics - www.ergon-bike.com/us/en/home

Ergon Bike Ergonomics Twitter - www.twitter.com/Ergon_Intl

Ergon Bike Ergonomics Facebook - www.facebook.com/ergoninternational

Ergon Bike Ergonomics Instagram - www.instagram.com/ergonbike

Team Topeak Ergon - www.topeak-ergon-racing.com/de/en/home

Team Topeak Ergon Facebook - www.facebook.com/TeamTopeakErgon

Team Topeak Ergon Twitter - www.twitter.com/TeamTopeakErgon

Jeff's Website - www.jeffkerkove.net

Jeff's Twitter - www.twitter.com/jeffkerkove

Jeff's Facebook - www.facebook.com/jeffkerkove

Jeff's Instagram - www.instagram.com/jeffkerkove#

Rincon De La Vieja Challenge - www.rincondelaviejachallenge.com

Vapor Trail 125 - www.vaportrail125.com

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