The Cyclist Pod
The Cyclist Pod
Sep 2, 2020
Show 80 - Tour de BS
1 hr 18 min

The Cyclist Pod comes back after an extended break with a distanced but IN THE SAME ROOM podcast. Baby steps guys, baby steps.

It's a general catchup though so hold tight and Raya and Stephen chew the fat generally. All is looking good and friendly until Raya announces Zwift's new Tour de France challenge... until she realises a key detail of it. Then she goes BOOM. Listen up.

Plus the kitbag, AND, a crowdfunder invention. We're quietly impressed. Will YOU be?

And as ever, the Velominati.

The Cyclist Pod (c) Stephen Grant and Raya Hubbell sponsored by dhb www.cyclistpod.com

Voices by Marcella Vincent / Produced by Stephen Grant and Jimmy Ward Music 'Zazie' c/o Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) / Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License / http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3

The Cycling Podcast
The Cycling Podcast
Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe, Richard Moore
195: Explore | Escape From Lockdown
Explore returns with Escape From Lockdown, an episode celebrating the simple joy of riding a bike. The coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult to explore the world on two wheels. Most of the world has experienced lockdown or travel restrictions of some sort and we've all been tethered to home more than usual. For this episode, four riders took advantage of loosening restrictions to go cycling and they ended up enjoying four very different adventures. The result is an hour or so of pure escapism. We'll travel from coast to coast in northern England with Felicity Cloake, join Richard Moore as he tackles his first 100-mile ride in years, go bikepacking and outdoor camping with Ian Boswell and his wife Gretchen, and scale the 1,909m ascent of Mont Ventoux with Hannah Troop and her friend Ollie. Explore by The Cycling Podcast is supported by iwoca (https://www.iwoca.co.uk/?utm_source=google-ads&utm_medium=PPC&utm_campaign=1905711499&ad_group=72226008204&target_id=kwd-42576349472&creative=380202581659&match_type=e&device=c&ad_position=&network=g&feed_item_id=&device_b=desktop&network_b=search&interest_location=&click_location=9046030&keyword=iwoca&device_model=&placement=&placement_cat=&gclid=CjwKCAiA7939BRBMEiwA-hX5J7G2ra602YMYZqDwtZhcDbU9KrM5UHMZkx5My5P7fzatR-dPvNU_-BoCyFEQAvD_BwE) and Science in Sport (https://www.scienceinsport.com/) . HANNAH TROOP'S VOYAGE TO VENTOUX Where was your ride? Montpellier train station to the top of Mont Ventoux and back again... more or less How long was it? Day one: 160km Day two: 70km Day three: 93km When was it? October 8-10 Who were you riding with? My friend Ollie What bike were you riding? My Cannondale Evo What was the terrain like? Mainly road but Komoot took us over some amazing gravel too What are you most glad you took with you? Hannah: A pair of Vibram-soled trainers that could be rolled up easily, and so fit into my handlebar bag without taking up too much room. Also the Rapha Explore down jacket, which packs down into a small bag so doesn't take up a lot of room, but it's so nice to have warm and comfy clothing to change into at the end of a long day on the bike Ollie: Backpack Hannah: I will not accept this answer, I said to Ollie that if he ever came cycling with me again while wearing that backpack, I'd take it off him and burn it. This was explained to him about 155km into the first day of riding, while I was carrying it up a 3km climb that was ramping up to 12%! What do you wish you'd not left behind? Hannah: The outbound route for my Garmin...LOL! And the Garmin mount for the other bike. If there's more than one of you it's great if you can both see the route. It's a huge help having someone else share the navigation. It just lessens the load on your brain once you become fatigued, and it's always good to have two pairs of eyes checking that you're heading in the right direction Ollie: Chamois cream Hannah: Can I add another question? What do you wish you'd left behind? Ollie's 8kg rucksack. Frame bags are definitely the way to go. Cycling with that much weight on your back just makes things so much more hard work. It also means you get a lot more saddlesore. Highlight? Hannah: Has to be ascending Mont Ventoux and reaching the top of a mountain that has so much cycling history encapsulated within its slopes. Taking it all in, while having two hours of being inside your mind and body, experiencing your body go through moments of feeling strong and then moments of struggle. It's a wonderful moment that holds many parallels to life, especially after this year. It was a lovely, albeit hard, moment for reflection Ollie: Descending Mont Ventoux with my partner in crime Lowlight? Hannah: Spectacularly bonking on the third day, while carrying Ollie's 8kg rucksack... Ollie: The nappy rash Hannah and Ollie stayed at La Ferme des Belugues (https://www.lafermedesbelugues.com/) courtesy of Friends of the Podcast Karen and Spencer Martin. RICHARD MOORE'S RIDE PICARDIE Where was your ride? The ride was to Contalmaison from Croissy-sur-Celle via Saint-Just-en-Chaussée, Montdidier and Albert How long was it? 167.96km When was it? August 15 Who were you riding with? It was a solo ride What bike were you riding? Canyon Endurance CF SL Disc 8.0 Pro What was the terrain like? Rolling terrain. No serious climbs but 1,452m elevation What are you most glad you took with you? A face mask What do you wish you'd left behind? About 5kg* of blubber Highlight? Welcome party and picnic in Contalmaison Lowlight? Within five minutes of setting off after lunch a wasp flew into my helmet and stung my head *conservative estimate Sponsor Richard's ride for Pancreatic Cancer UK. (https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=RichardMoore1&pageUrl=2) IAN BOSWELL'S BIKEPACKING AND CAMPING Where was your ride? We started at our house in Peacham, Vermont, and stayed the night at Ricker Pond in Groton State forest. How long was it? Only 40 miles, 20 each way When was it? Mid-July Who were you riding with? My wife, Gretchen What bike were you riding? I was on my Specialized Diverge gravel bike, Gretchen was on the Creo e-bike from Specialized What are you most glad you took with you? The s'mores! What do you wish you'd not left behind? I could have used a sleeping bag and sleeping pad. We shared one sleeping pad and I slept using a quick dry towel as my blanket FELICITY CLOAKE'S WAY OF THE ROSES Where was your ride? The Way of the Roses from Morecambe to Bridlington How long was it? Day 1 (Thursday afternoon): 63.6km (Lancaster-Morecambe-Settle) Day 2 (Friday): 72.4km (Settle-Ripon) Day 3 (Saturday): 83.7km (Ripon-Pocklington) Day 4 (Sunday morning): 73.8km (Pocklington-Bridlington) When was it? Early October Who were you riding with? My friend, (annoyingly fit Strava addict) Gemma What bike were you riding? A Condor Fratello by the name of Eddy What was the terrain like? In general, undulating terrain – day two across the Dales was relentlessly hilly, while day three near York was very flat. Some “fun” cross country stuff through muddy fields en route, but mostly on road What are you most glad you took with you? Wet wipes – it was ridiculously wet and muddy on day three and we had to clean ourselves down next to York minster before we could even contemplate going inside for lunch  What do you wish you'd not left behind? While I didn’t use my new winter tights (legs dry quicker than Lycra) I do regret not getting waterproof shoe covers. My feet were VERY soggy for three days straight Highlight? Swooping majestically through the Fountains Abbey estate on the way into Ripon after a hard day in the Dales. Or possibly a large fish and chips in Bridlington Lowlight? Arriving at the B&B just outside Pocklington in the dark absolutely soaked through to find nowhere to dry our stuff and nowhere nearby to eat. Pretty dispiriting getting back into the soggy gear and on to the bikes in the storm
1 hr 33 min
Bikes or Death Podcast
Bikes or Death Podcast
Patrick Farnsworth
Ep. 61 - Ted King, FKT on the ARHCR
From 2006 to 2015 Ted King was a professional road cycling before switching to gravel where he took 1st at the DK200 in 2016 and 2018. Earlier this month he completed the 1,000+ mile Arkansas High Country Race in first with a time of 4 days, 20 hours, which was good enough to snag the FKT set by Jay Petervary in June of this year. The ARHCR is no walk in the park either. It may be easy to have your guard down when you see that the highest point on the route is only 2,745 ft. elevation, but in the words of friend and route creator Chuck Campbell "The valleys are low and the grade is steep". I got to preview a portion of the route in February and I got a first hand taste of the steepness. The route is littered with sharp grades going both up or down. There is very little flat sections, in most cases you're either going up or down. On Oct. 31st 2020 twenty ultra-endurance cyclist started from Fayetteville, AR. Racers can choose to go either CW or CCW, but regardless of which direction you go there is still 1,037 miles and over 80,000 ft of climbing through the Ozarks and Ouachitas in NW Arkansas. Of the 20 that started only 7 finished, which in itself is a testament to the toughness of this route. This was Ted's first attempt at an ultra endurance bikepacking event. He didn't have much experience bikepacking either, but that didn't stop him from signing up to tackle a very challenging course. Like many of you, I followed his dot closely to see if his wealth of experience in other disciplines of the sport would transfer over, or if the local Andrew Onermaa would be able to keep the crown away from King. In the end Ted would ultimately grit it out to win by beating out all previous FKT's, but for much of the race Andrew was on his heels never taking the pressure off. He recorded a video shortly after scratching that's worth watching. If you want to know how hard it is, this video scratches the surface of what it takes to compete at a high level against one of hell of a professional cyclist. Ted, congrats on your FKT, welcome to bikepacking! I can't wait to see what you set your sites on in the future.
1 hr 3 min
The Bradley Wiggins Show by Eurosport
The Bradley Wiggins Show by Eurosport
Eurosport
2020 – A year like no other | Hugh Carthy the complete package but will EF back him for GC in 2021?
Brad and Graham are back and joined by living legend Sean Kelly for the last episode of the Bradley Wiggins Show this year to dissect a season like no other.  The trio deliberate on the truncated racing calendar with Sam Bennett and Tao Geoghegan Hart’s exploits at the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia lauded. King Kelly breaks down his nerves as protégé Bennett sealed Champs-Élysées glory.   Primoz Roglic, who saw a maiden Tour de France win agonisingly taken from his grasp by Tadej Pogačar, bounced back to claim a consecutive Vuelta a España to continue an astounding few years.   Elsewhere, Hugh Carthy was the latest breakthrough act in a season of breakthroughs, and Brad calls the Lancashire rider the finished package, who has a genuine chance of winning a Grand Tour. However, will EF Pro Cycling back him?  2012 Tour de France winner Brad expects Team Ineos to bounce back after – despite Giro success – a disappointing season but raises questions over some of the signings the British-based team have made. Chris Froome, who is set to sign with Israel Start-Up Nation for the 2021 season, expects excellence, adds Brad, and his team have made some astute signings to support the seven-times Grand Tour winner as he goes in search of a fifth Tour.  The trio wrap up with their moments of the season and expectations for next year. The Bradley Wiggins Show is produced by Pete Burton. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
47 min
The Cycling News Podcast
The Cycling News Podcast
cyclingnews.com
Israel Start-Up Nations transfer plans, Dowsett’s hour, and NTT struggle
In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast – brought to you by Sportful and Pinarello we hear from Israel Start-up Nation duo Alex Dowsett and Kjell Carlström. Dowsett talks about the reasons behind his December attempt on the UCI Hour record, while team director Carlström provides an insight into the team’s transfer strategy, Chris Froome’s path back to the top of the sport, and where the team’s strengths lay in 2021. Hosts Ed Pickering and Daniel Benson recap the endings from both the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a Espana but also take an in-depth look at what’s gone wrong at NTT Pro Cycling and how difficult the market is for dozens of riders struggling for teams next season. We also discuss Richard Carapaz, and whether the Vuelta runner-up is Ineos’ best hope for Grand Tour success next season. The Cyclingnews Podcast is brought to you by Sportful and Pinarello. To subscribe to the Cyclingnews Podcast, click here. Sponsor message Born in the Italian Dolomites, Sportful has been making athletes faster, more efficient and better protected since 1972. Official apparel supplier to Bora-Hansgrohe. The same Pro Issue apparel, which includes our BodyFit Pro and Fiandre lines, worn by Peter Sagan is available to purchase by all cyclists. BodyFit Pro; a form fitting design with a focus on enhanced aerodynamics was created specifically for the rigors of pro bike racing. Our versatile Fiandre line uses proprietary technology to keep you dry and comfortable in inclement, variable weather conditions. Sportful leads the market with innovative and technical apparel so you can experience those unforgettable moments, your very best days on a bike. For more details visit sportful.com Follow the ride on instagram @sportful
1 hr 2 min
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