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Leadville: The 100 Mile Mountain Bike Race Podcast, p/b Floyd's of Leadville
64 minutes | 3 days ago
S4E06: Hardtail Party
We’re joined by the host of the popular Youtube channel Hardtail Party for this episode. Steve has a deeper understanding of the pros and cons of hardtails as your everyday ride than just about anyone, and has some extraordinary recommendations on how to select your next bike (but you may be surprised what he recommends for a Leadville racer). Enjoy this episode with an incredibly smart guy with a very smart channel and a really great riding philosophy.
60 minutes | 10 days ago
S4E05: Track Champ John Croom & Signing Up for Leadville Without a Bike
John Croom has NOT raced the Leadville 100. Yet. But that’s about all he has not done. He’s on Team USA for track cycling, was an Olympic hopeful, and holds the national record in track cycling’s team pursuit competition. And now — like the rest of us — he's getting ready to race the Leadville 100. Unlike most of us, however, he does not own a mountain bike. Somehow, we don't think that's going to stop this inspiring racer.
75 minutes | 17 days ago
S4E04: Shooting for a Sub-8 Finish...On a Gravel Bike
This episode is an answer to a question many racers have asked a number of times: is the Leadville 100 actually a great GRAVEL bike course? Well, we found a guy who — along with a few friends — has taken this question way beyond the “thought experiment” stage. Stephen Fitzgerald of Boulder Colorado — owner of Rodeo Adventure Labs, a small bike company with some VERY capable gravel racing bikes — set out to race the Leadville 100 on his Trail Donkey...not just to finish, but in search of a sub-EIGHT race time. Whether you're actually interested in trying this course on a gravel bike or just flummoxed by why anyone would try, we guarantee: you're going to LOVE Stephen's honest, insightful, and hilarious telling of his race.
67 minutes | 24 days ago
S4E03: Lessons Learned at Leadville with Selene "Fit Chick" Yeager
Selene Yeager is a top-selling professional health and fitness writer, trainer, coach, and podcaster. She’s been a regular contributor to Bicycling Magazine since 1998 and is currently hosting Hit Play Not Pause, a Feisty Menopause podcast for performance-minded women. She's ALSO been on the Leadville podium, twice: once in the Leadville 100, and once in the stage race. Selene brings a TON of storytelling skill, racing knowledge and riding wisdom to this episode. Don't miss it!
57 minutes | a month ago
S4E02: Brian Feddema, Owner of Leadville's Cycles of Life Bike Shop
When — not if — you need work done on your bike in Leadville, you'll definitely want to go into Cycles of Life. And maybe you'll want to go in even sooner, because it's simply a great bike shop with a terrific vibe...and they take care of you like you're a local. In this episode, Hottie and Fatty talk with Brian Feddema, founder, owner, and head mechanic of Cycles of Life, to hear his story, his shop's story, and how he manages to take care of hundreds of anxious racers who all absolutely MUST have their bike working perfectly...by 6:30am the next morning.
74 minutes | a month ago
S4E01: As Serious as a Heart Attack
Michael Iddings is one of very few people to have completed the Leadville 100 more than twenty times. But as his power and max HR plummeted, his frustration grew: his doctors weren't taking his concerns seriously. And, as it turns out, those concerns needed to be taken VERY seriously. Season 4 of the Leadville Podcast is all about stories, and we're starting with a bang. You will not want to miss Michael's amazing cautionary tale.
29 minutes | 3 months ago
S4E00: From the Ground Up — Talking With Ryan and Alexey
Season 4 of the Leadville Podcast will center around the amazing stories this race brings, and that dovetails nicely with the intriguing "From the Ground Up" contest pro cyclists Ryan Petry and Alexey Vermeulen have dreamed up: Choose three people new to mountain biking and give them (almost) everything they need to race the Leadville 100. We talk about the why, what and how of this contest that will be sure to result in amazing stories.
36 minutes | 8 months ago
S3E24: Talking with Life Time about the LT100 in 2021 and Beyond
Our first guest this season was Michelle Duffy, Associate Marketing Director at Life Time, talking about the LT100 2020 registration challenges. Little did she (or we!) know that by the time we talked again, that would be the smallest challenge the team (and she personally) would have dealt with. We're happy to have the 2020 season behind us, to be looking forward to 2021, with Michelle on the mend and on the mic...once again, answering our questions about plans and logistics for next years' lottery, starting line, and race logistics.
47 minutes | 8 months ago
S3E23: Life Time's Kimo Seymour Talks About the Future of the LT100
Kimo Seymour — President of events and media at Life Time, not only has his thousand-mile buckle, he’s finished the Leadville 100 UNDER eight hours every time he’s raced. In other words, we could learn a thing or two about this race from this guy. But we didn't bring Kimo on to talk about the course or race day tactics (at least not this time). It’s been a bad year, simply put, for racers, and we wanted to talk with the guy whose job it is to look past the problems we’ve got right now, and start thinking about what will hopefully be a brighter 2021. If you're dreaming about a 2021 6th & Harrison red carpet, this just may be the conversation you need.
72 minutes | 8 months ago
S3E22: Talking with Todd Murray, Who's Raced EVERY LT100MTB
There are exactly TWO people who have done the Leadville 100 every single time it’s been held. John Callahan is of course one of those two, and TODD MURRAY is the other...and we’ve got a full hour with him. There’s literally nobody with more experience with this race, and it was an amazing honor to swap stories with him for an hour.
82 minutes | 8 months ago
S3E21: Reboot Your Training with Coach Brian McCulloch
Brian McCulloch is a good coah -- he'll assess your fitness, help you set goals, and put together a plan. But Brian also brings something exceptional to the coaching table: remarkably infectious enthusiasm. Brian has boatloads of energy, and boy do we need that now. So get ready for some training focus reload and some great stories too.
60 minutes | 9 months ago
S3E20: Riding the Course Alone & Unsupported
Last Tuesday, Fatty and Lisa went to Leadville, checked into their AirBnB, went to bed, and then got up and rode the Leadville 100 course — with a stowed ice chest as their sole support. It was a hard day. A slow day. A day of re-learning some very important things about the Leadville 100.
55 minutes | 9 months ago
S3E19: Singlespeeding and the Leadville 100
Have you ever seen a racer on a Singlespeed at the Leadville 100 and wondered, "Why would someone do THAT?" Well, this is the episode that tries to answer that question. Fatty has raced on a singlespeed for six of his 22 finishes — even winning the category once. Fatty's built (and will talk at length about) the singlespeed of his dreams for the 2021 race, and details out differences in how singlespeeders need to approach this race. This episode may not convince you to RACE the LT100 on a singlespeed, but you may find yourself wanting to at least ride one!
68 minutes | 9 months ago
S3E18: Pro Cyclist and 2nd-Place LT100 Racer Sarah Sturm
Let's just say right up front that this interview is one of the single most fun conversations we've ever had in the Leadville show. Whether it's podcasting, endurance racing, or absolutely crushing the CX field on a singlespeed, Sarah brings amazing energy and join to what she does. And the fact that she is an incredibly accomplished racer and a Leadville contentder means you'll be able to learn while you laugh. We know you're going to love Sarah's smart and hilarious telling of her 2019 LT100 race.
42 minutes | 10 months ago
S3E17: Rebecca Rusch and the RPI Challenge (Bonus Episode)
In our first bonus episode of the season, Fatty and Hottie talk with Rebecca Rusch — The Queen of Pain — about the RPI Challenge, a reimagining of the Rebecca's Private Idaho race. Learn what it is, how it's different from any other virtual event (that we know of), and why Hottie and Fatty are excited to be signed up and ready to train and race with a 7x World Champion.
57 minutes | 10 months ago
S3E16: Owning It, Part 3: Yuri, Ali, and Fatty
This is the 3rd in our series on “Owning it, the dumbest mistakes we’ve made in a race.” We're excited to have YURI HAUSWALD, ALISON TETRICK, and Fatty share their honest, funny, and occasionally serious helpful insights based on big mistakes they've made. Plus we have a few favorite listener-submitted mistakes to discuss. Enjoy this can't-miss episode!
65 minutes | 10 months ago
S3E15: Talking About The Race Across the Sky, with Show Creator Frank Matson
Frank Matson is a Leadville 100 racer and the visionary film producer behind the Race Across the Sky movies. If you've ever raced (or hope to someday race) the Leadville 100, you've almost certainly seen one or both these beautiful and inspiring films. In this episode, Hottie and Fatty sit down with Frank to celebrate these independent films, made about at race we love. Learn about why they were made, how they were made, and some incredible obstacles (weather!) to getting them made.
52 minutes | 10 months ago
S3E14: Owning It, Part 2
If you've ever embarrassed by a big mistake in an endurance event, this is the episode (or at least one of three episodes) you need to hear! REBECCA RUSCH and JEREMIAH BISHOP tell their stories of big errors, and what they've learned. We've also got more listener mistakes to report. Hottie and Fatty also have updates on their efforts to do better and would like you to be sure to check out the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (naacpldf.org) and HBCU20x20 (hbcu20x20.org).
68 minutes | a year ago
Without question, the most important part of your bike is your wheels. So it's about time we spend an episode focusing entirely on wheels. We've got two great interviews on this topic: Ryan Morse talks about building custom wheels, and Jake Pantone of ENVE digs into wheel tech and trends.
58 minutes | a year ago
S3E12: Owning Your Dumb Mistakes (Part 1 of 3)
This episode started as a throwaway question on Facebook: What is the dumbest thing you've ever done in the Leadville 100? And we got a LOT of great answers. So we wondered: What if we asked that same question of the winningest man in Leadville? DAVE WIENS joins us In this first (of three!) "owning it" episodes, telling us the story of three mistakes many of us will recognize — one that almost gave him a DNS, another that almost gave him a DNF, and one that cost him a world championship. We'll also talk with ALEX GRANT about the mistake he made that changed his day in Leadville from hoping for a top podium spot...to hoping he could finish at all. Plus we've got your "own it" moments and ace mechanic Ryan Morse's guidance on dealing with one of the most annoying problems with disc brakes.
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