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Stoked to Ride
72 minutes | May 23, 2019
Ep:10 Suspension tuning with Diaz Suspension Design
Anthony Diaz grew up xc running, tried out xc biking and went pro in Downhill. He has been racing bikes and working in bike shops since he was a kid. In 2012 Diaz opened Diaz Suspension Design, offering shock and fork rebuilds as well as custom tuning and re-valving. Soon after he invented the RUNT.... Anthony and I talked about how he got in to Downhill and Enduro racing, the injuries he has sustained along the way, how and why he started custom tuning bike suspension and some tips and info on suspension and what you can or should consider doing with yours. Visit diazsuspensiondesign.com to learn more about the shop, the RUNT, and Anthony. Diaz Suspension Design | The Runt from Austin Hatala on Vimeo.
58 minutes | May 16, 2019
Ep:9 Can a Professional Make YOU Shred Faster & Harder?
Aubrey Volger, Licensed Massage Therapist, PMBI Level 2 Certified Mountain Bike Coach and kick ass mom, came in to talk about mountain bike skills coaching. I had heard about coaching for racers which centered more on fitness and nutrition, but Aubrey is all about the shred and how to actually ride a bike better. Two women I know locally have been instructed by Aubrey in either the Trek Dirt Series or Yeti Vida MTB Series and kept raving about her so I felt compelled to learn more. After talking with her I was in to it so I set my wife up with Aubrey to do a shred session as my wife's mother's day gift and she came back stoked. Whenever my wife kicks her cold I will get more specifics out of her, but I would highly suggest people look in to some form of professional coaching for yourself or your ride partner if you feel time crunched and want to get better right now instead of making small gains throughout the season. You can find Aubrey's website, Drift Hands, at https://www.drifthands.com/ and book an appointment for massage therapy or skills coaching sessions if you are in the Durango area. Or if you are a cool kid, check her out @cobarbie on the social scene.
105 minutes | Apr 26, 2019
Ep:8 Sell Your Car for a Bike & Get Struck by Lightning Riding It
Why were Jon and his wife driving around Durango naked? What happens when you get struck by lighting while riding a bike? Do you love mountain biking enough to sell your car for a new bike? Jon Reed came in to answer these questions and give some insight into racing the Big Mountain Enduro series.
82 minutes | Apr 18, 2019
Ep:7 Yeti Cycles Back in the Day & Track Cycling
Steve was one of the earliest Yeti employees and happens to be an amazing story teller and one of the nicest guys ever. We dive in to Yeti back in California, the bikes they were building, the race culture they bred and even how their iconic name came to be. In the midst of the Yeti story, Steve happens to drop a bomb on me and mentions that Yeti built a crazy 24" track bike for the legendary Rory O'Reilly. We deviate a handful of times for amazing stories about biking back in the day. This was an absolute blast for me and I hope you enjoy. The best pictures of the Yeti Ultimate with good shots of the Love Tube can be found HERE You can find great info and pictures of a lot of other old school Yetis in their archive HERE. There is a CRUISER (and I don't mean BMX) in that list. I wonder if it was made while Schwinn owned them... I will have to track someone down that stayed on through the various owners...
55 minutes | Apr 4, 2019
Ep:6 Mountain Unicycling & Training with Power
Jason came in to chat about how he ended up riding a Mountain Unicycle in Moab where he and his family later lived for 9 years. We talk about riding with Kids, deviate to jeeps and end up talking about his winter training. Spoiler alert: he lost 25 pounds and gained a ton of fitness. If any of you would like a Free month of the trainerroad program that Jason discusses when we talk about his "numbers" and ftp, email email@example.com and I will send you a code until I run out.
55 minutes | Mar 28, 2019
Ep:5 Whole Enchiladas in Tucson brought to you by TORCA and Homegrown MTB
TORCA - Tucson Off-Road Cycling & Activists Homegrown MTB - Shuttles Guiding and Rentals Art has spent 8 years rebuilding trails and clearing trees in Tucson Arizona to bring epic mountain biking back to life. Art is obviously proud of his work, but he should be because little known Tucson boasts 3 Whole Enchilada like trails. We also discuss Art's wife's work over at Homegrown MTB. I would not have considered hiring a tour guide for mountain biking before, but if you only have a few days to smash a new town, it seems worth every penny after talking to Art. Enjoy! This page may be sparse for a few because Art is on the road and I will be in Leadville Colorado for spring break. Awesome interview either way...wait, did Art say Stoked to Ride...yeah e' did!
54 minutes | Mar 21, 2019
Ep:4 12 Hours of Mesa Verde & Heli Hut Trip in Canada
Matt Watson talks about driving up to Canada in his homemade camper to get picked up in a helicopter and dropped off in a remote hut for a week of Backcountry skiing. Matt and his Wife Katy are also members of my 12 hour "race" team in May. The pictures from this trip are amazing. Bill Putnam (Fairy Meadow) Hut - Links to pictures and all the booking info. 12 Hours of Mesa Verde - Registration is closed, but you can check it out. Matt is super humble, but the man gets after it. He and Katy are always out doing something extraordinary and treating it like nothing at all. Love the "Sassy". OneUp Components EDC Tool This thing threads in to any 1-1/8" threadless steerer tube and allows you to have tools on every ride weather or not you have a pack on. This is on my short list of things I have moved to the NEED category for this season. Worldwide Cyclery Link http://www.stokedtoride.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Watson-racing-a-strider.mp4
69 minutes | Mar 15, 2019
Ep:3 Dying Alone in the Desert & Targeting an Ironman at 40
Matt Sullivan talks about how a series of questionable (my words, not his) goals led him to completing an Ironman at the age of 45. He also tells the story of his first attempt at bikepacking from Durango, CO to Moab, UT and how a little bit of poor planning and a fair bit of bad luck/weather led him to break down and almost die alone in the desert As promised - Total Immersion Swimming Bibs with Pockets These are Yeti bibs, but they are similar to the SWAT bibs that Sully and I tried out and really liked this last year. I'll admit I would have jumped all over the Yeti version if I had seen them first. If you have not tried bibs, you really should. Worldwide Cyclery also has womens bibs in a similar style from a brand I have not tried. Check Them Out
79 minutes | Mar 8, 2019
Ep:2 Becoming a Brand Ambassador & Mountain Biking Phoenix in the Winter
How can you become a brand ambassador and ride a new frame every season? Robert Conner aka Bobby Duracell talks about building a bike team that enhances the work life balance for emergency medical professionals. The team also supports races and racers. You can learn more about Team EMS on their website - www.team-ems.org or on Instagram @team.ems We also delve in to Bobby's recent trip down to Phoenix to mountain bike in the middle of the winter. He provides a great camping tip and a description of the trail options. Thanks to those that support Team EMS and their amazing efforts: Orange Seal - Honey Stinger - Diaz Suspension Design - 2nd Ave Sports - SantaCruz - Big Agnes - SRAM - Point6 - G-Form - skratch labs - Helinox - Osprey - Event Medical Solutions Unlimited Check out their upcoming event HERE Find Bobby @bobbyduracel on ALL socials and his personal hash is #livefullycharged Bobby's "favorite piece of equipment" from 2018, if you want to check them out. These are Affiliate links that support the podcast if you choose to buy something, so thanks to Worldwide Cyclery and Amazon for that. Orange Seal, Skratch Labs the vanilla recovery is my favorite, and Honey Stinger the waffles are great after a little chamois love... CushCore A tire insert that could save your life, or at least your ride. Worldwide Cyclery has a great video explaining these if you click the link. Learn More Dynaplug If you like super cool bike gadgets you seriously need to look at this little kit. The bacon strips just don't compare in any meaningful way. US based company too. Learn More Uplnd Stoke Hey, I like their name...but I also think the topo print with a custom logo on my toptube would be super cool too. I have the helicopter tape on my frame and this looks way more pro. Not an affiliate link, just looks cool. https://uplndstoke.com/
37 minutes | Feb 8, 2019
Ep:1 Designing a CX bike & Drunken Fat Bike Racing
Beer, Guns, Bacon and bikes on snow - Matt Juntunen, from Rally Design Co, talks about the Silverton Whiteout. We also dive in to who Matt is as a rider and how this led him to design a CX bike for Luv Bikes. Learn more about Matt and the amazing work he does over at: Rally Design Co - Industrial Design
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