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Cycling Matters Podcast
46 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
#036 Capturing a New World on a Bicycle
In this episode, we talk to Jilson Tiu, a freelance photographer and photojournalist who has a huge following for his work depicting Metro Manila streets and sceneries.
49 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
#035 Cycling and Coffee on the Edge of Sierra Madre
In this episode, Mikka talks to the people behind Habagat Coffee and Outdoor Lifestyle and how the cycling community impacted their local business.
53 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
#034 How Can You Get Stronger During _CQ?
In this episode we try to discuss, how do we actually get stronger or faster? We’ll hear about the different ways people stay in shape, or even just stay sane while being away from our usual pre-pandemic outdoor rides and training.
60 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
#033 How Did We Actually Start Riding?
We're back for another season! Get to know our new teammates and how we each pedaled our way into the cycling life on this new episode of the podcast.
53 minutes | Aug 20, 2020
#032 Tips for Rainy Day Bike Commutes
In this episode, we talk about cycling during the rainy season. We discuss which is worse: cycling in the hellish heat of summer, or in the downpour months of the rainy season, we talk a little bit about our best or worst experiences about riding in the wet, and we wrap up with some tips for safe cycling in the rain!
50 minutes | Aug 20, 2020
#031 Should We Ride Outdoors?
In this episode we talk about an issue that has become the center of a few discussions in the local cycling community: non-essential bike rides. We hope to discuss what should be considered essential, and what should be non-essential and therefore skipped altogether. Then we talk about the best practices we can follow when we are out riding our bikes.
56 minutes | Aug 2, 2020
#030 Building Locally: Rurok and the Filipino Mountain Bike
In this episode, we talk to PJ Tolentino, the design engineer of Rurok Industries., a Filipino company that designs and builds mountain bikes. We ask him about what makes Rurok bikes special, what their current product slate is, and what technologies are built into these bikes!
61 minutes | Jul 14, 2020
#029 Women Matters: On catcalling and other matters
In this episode, we’ll be tackling points reminiscent of our very first Women Matters episode, but in a new light, given that more women are biking now due to the circumstances we have and in light of the recent catcalling issues.
42 minutes | Jun 28, 2020
#028 Building Locally: Nyfti and the Filipino Folding Bike
In this episode, we talk to Carl Mamawal, one of the founders of Nyfti Inc., a company that produces what it calls full-size geometry bicycles. We ask him how Nyfti started, about the many iterations of their Raio bike, and what a Filipino-produced bike means for our local bike transport scene.
51 minutes | Jun 22, 2020
#027 Misconceptions about Cycling in the PH
In this episode we talk about how cyclists stink. Mabaho, madungis, kasi “masyadong mainit para mag-bike sa Pilipinas!” We also talk about how it’s too dangerous to cycle in our cities, too dangerous for any sane person to consider doing it. We talk about how cycling should only be an option for those who can’t afford better! We talk about how cycling is only for cyclists! And a few other unfounded, baseless misconceptions that usually come from people who don’t actually ride bikes!
74 minutes | Jun 7, 2020
#026 Building Locally: Bikes for the Filipino
In this episode we talk to Alex Silva, a proponent for the development of a local bike frame building industry in the Philippines. We ask him why he thinks local construction is important, what it can do for Filipino cyclists, and we talk about the CUB.
59 minutes | Jun 7, 2020
#025 Beginner Mistakes to Avoid
In this episode we discuss beginner mistakes that you can avoid! With so many people trying their hand at bike commuting, we’ll discuss some of the “beginner” mistakes that we’ve experienced and even ask our live listeners on Facebook to contribute their own tips so that we can learn from each other.
61 minutes | Jun 5, 2020
#024 How The Bike Will Save Us
In this episode we talk about how the pandemic has made the push for inclusive transport more pressing, and why bikes have to lead the way into the future. We talk about how the world is embracing the bicycle, what it could mean for the future of travel, and how the bike might save us!
50 minutes | Jun 5, 2020
#023 To Bike or Not to Bike?
In this episode, we will be discussing the importance of exercise and physical activity during the pandemic, given the guidelines released last May 13, 2020 on limited outdoor exercising.
35 minutes | May 3, 2020
#022 Cycling as an Instrument of Healing
In this latest installment of our Women Matters series, we talk with Ann Angala, former manager of top acts like Eraserheads, Bamboo, The Dawn, Barbie’s Cradle, and Asin. She talks to us about her advocacy against domestic violence and how she has used cycling as an instrument of healing.
76 minutes | Apr 27, 2020
#021 Pasig Transport: Before and After the Pandemic
In this episode of the Cycling Matters Podcast, we talk to Anton Siy, one of the millennials who are working hard to create more equitable and sustainable transport policies in Pasig City. We discuss the great strides that they are making and things they're looking forward to doing as we prepare for life after Covid-19.
36 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
#020 The Riding Dutchman
Hidde van der Wall comes from a nation of super cyclists but he has been living and cycling in the Philippines for awhile, riding his bicycle in Manila like he grew up here. As one of our collaborators at Cycling Matters, Hidde shares with us some stories about cycling culture in Europe, how different it is from our own, and his thoughts on the best and worst of riding a bike in the Philippines.
68 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
#019 Cycling in the time of COVID-19
How has the cycling world been affected by the pandemic? What kind of effect does a suspension of the public transport system have on our community and how can we adapt? We talk to Life Cycles PH Co-founder Keisha Mayuga about how they're helping front liners get to work by bike.
35 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
#018 Audax PH Part 2: Making it to the Finish Line
This episode is Part 2 of our Audax Special. This time around, we are joined by Dominic Go, who managed to set the fastest time in the 200 km brevet of last December’s 200 km event in Subic—a record which stands even today! We’ll ask him why he’s so strong, what went into his preparation, how that day went for him, and some tips for doing well in a cycling event.
42 minutes | Mar 16, 2020
#017 Long Distance Cycling: Audax PH
This episode is Part 1 of our Audax Special and we’re happy to be joined by Carmela Pearson of Audax PH. We’ll talk about Audax, her experiences as a cyclist and an event organizer, and what to expect from Audax PH this 2020 season.
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