The SoCal Cyclist Podcast
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The So Cal Cyclist Podcast is a show about the people and practice of the peloton. It brings Southern California (and beyond) cycling into the realm of podcasting. Featured guests will provide insights into their philosophy and work ethic, training, nutrition, recovery and challenges. This podcast will provide everything from advice on riding, racing, safety, etiquette, bike advocacy, and living a productive life on and off the bike. We get into people’s purpose and process all the information to the listener in a straightforward and fun way filled with tips and tricks to make you a complete cyclist and person.
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This Weeks Guest: Neil Shirley
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Neil Shirley started out as a mountain biker on the trails of San Luis Obispo in the mid 1990’s. His love of the sport has propelled him into a competitive and non competitive career in cycling. Neil’s passion for the sport has opened doors for him in a world that otherwise would not let him in. As a kid, his religion prevented him from competition. As a mountain biker he wasn’t thinking of a road career. He is not a trained writer but became the editor for Road Bike action. He has lived a life of friendly defiance and has found success with it. There is no secret. Just learning through the way of navigating an industry that is notorious for being more costly than lucrative.
As a racer for Kelly Benefit Strategies and then Optum, Neil has done some of the biggest races in the country. An all around rider that could excel at the one day races, Neil had a great career as a pro cyclist. As time and outside commitments came calling, he had to plan for things outside of the racing scene. He became the editor for Road Bike Action magazine where he has brought great stories from SoCal and beyond to many readers. When he started there, the gravel riding world started to take off and he was right at the fore