Episode 27: Ride Bikes. Be Happy. Meredith Brandt and Ali Halpin of Ladies All Ride and Grit Clinics
On this episode: grit, crashing, cyclocross and maple syrup. We’re talking with Meredith Brandt and Ali Halpin of Ladies All Ride and Grit Clinics about helping women of all skill levels get comfortable on their mountain bikes.Show Notes00:35 – Introductions02:25 – Ladies All Ride and Grit Clinics07:15 – How they got started mountain biking19:30 – What to expect when signing up for a clinic24:28 – Favorite mountain biking locales29:45 – Mountain bike racing (and balancing it with coaching)30:31 – What are your “go-to” rides?39:50 – Your favorite thing about cycling42:53 – What’s your “dream” mountain biking trip?55:20 – Energy Bar Taste Test, Part Two: Blueberry BarsMentioned in this EpisodeLadies All Ride – Mountain bike skills campsGrit Clinics – Mountain bike skills coaching for men, women and kidsLiv Cycling – the only comprehensive cycling brand dedicated solely to womenPMBIA – The Professional Mountain Biking Instructors AssociationLooney Bean Roasting – Thanks for hosting us in Bend!Energy Bar Taste TestNutrition information from respective websites, based on entire bar (not suggested serving).Clif Bar – Blueberry Crisp250 cal, 5g fat, 44g carb, 9g proteinBearded Brothers – Bodacious Blueberry Vanilla180 cal, 10g fat, 22g carb, 5g proteinPro Bar – Blueberry Muffin400 cal, 21g fat, 44g carb, 10g proteinJoJé – Lemon Blueberry Quinoa260 cal, 11g fat, 37g carb, 5g proteinThis Saves Lives – Wild Blueberry & Pistachio 160 cal, 7g fat, 25g carb, 4g proteinConnect with us!Like Almost There on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/almostthereadventurepodcast/Follow Almost There on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/almostthere_ap/ Send us a voice message! https://www.speakpipe.com/AlmostThereOur Co-hostsJason Fitzpatrick – IG: @themuirprojectSaveria Tilden – IG: @adventuruswomen web: AdventurUsWomen.comJeff Hester – IG: @thesocalhiker web: SoCalHiker.netTheme song by Opus Orange. Courtesy of Emoto Music. The Almost There Adventure Podcast is a celebration of outdoor activities both local and epic. Discussing the big topics and talking to adventurers, artists, legends and activists within the outdoor community.