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The Stan's Refresh
72 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
The Stan's Refresh EP. 138 Racer Evelyn Dong on Her Decision Not to Attend the Pro XCTs in Arkansas
This week on the Refresh, Kenny and Adam sit down with Stan's athlete Evelyn Dong. Learn about her storied cycling and Nordic ski racing careers and her recent decision to not participate in the upcoming Pro XCT races being held in Arkansas. Evelyn decided not to attend the races in Arkansas in response to laws recently passed in the state that limit options for health care and sports participation for transgender people. Kenny and Adam chat with Evelyn about why she’s not racing, how difficult it was to make this decision, and some of the larger questions around this issue. Kenny and Adam also catch up on cycling world news and offer a Tech Tip for breaking out the bike after a long winter's nap.
38 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
The Stan’s Refresh EP. 137 Live from the Hurricane MTB Festival
This week on the Refresh, Adam heads to the Hurricane Mountain Bike Festival and talks with Brittany Phelps, the Event Director of the festival. Brittany gives us the lowdown on what it took to get the event running this year, her feelings on the event, and the future of bike events like hers. Also in this episode, Kenny and Adam chat about the Pan American Championships, Euro road racing news, and a fun tech tip.
21 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
The News DART EP. 102 The Cactus Cup race recap
Incoming! Here's a fresh news DART. The North American XC racing scene held its first event of 2021 this past weekend in Fountain Hills, Arizona. In this special News DART, Kenny gives Adam a recap of the recent Cactus Cup. The Cactus Cup is a long-standing XC stage race that usually kicks off the race season and has always served as an early-season opportunity to test one's legs. Kenny was out there supporting our riders while taking some rad photos of the racing action. Kenny saw it all go down, so he gives us a brief rundown of how the races played out
71 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
The Stan's Refresh EP. 136 Duncan McGuire, The Maxxis Sponsorship Man
This week on the Refresh, Kenny and Adam sat down with Duncan McGuire of Maxxis tires. Duncan is the Assistant Manager of the Bicycle Tire Division at Maxxis , AKA he makes the decision on whether or not to sponsor your favorite riders. Duncan talks with the guys about his time at Maxxis, what it's like working with high-profile athletes, and sheds some light on the inner workings of the company itself. Kenny and Adam also talk about some road racing news and their most embarrassing mountain bike stories. Enjoy the show!
66 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
The Stan's Refresh EP. 135 Howard "How Hard" Grotts!
This week on the Refresh, Kenny and Adam catch up with Howard Grotts. Howard is a 4x National Champion, 3x Leadville victor, and winner of the Cape Epic stage race. Howard sits down with Kenny and Adam to discuss his career and upbringing, share some Kenny stories, and fill us in on why he decided to stop racing professionally to focus on earning a masters degree in mathematics. Also in this episode, the boys chat about the spring classics that are starting this weekend and cover a fun tech tip.
94 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
That Stan's Refresh EP. 134 - Meet Waldek Steppinowski, the CLIF Pro Team's Long-Time Team Manager Part 2
This week on the Refresh, Adam and Kenny finish their interview with Waldek Stepniowski of the CLIF Pro Team. Waldek shares with the the guys some funny stories from the road and what he has planned next for his career and life. There is also a special appearance from Chris "Chris Cross" Mathis, the mechanic for the CLIF Pro Team, who reflects on his best memories from his years with the team. Kenny and Adam also talk about some interesting new UCI rules and discuss jumping a house. Sit back and relax, we have a long one for you.
65 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
The Stan's Refresh EP. 133 Waldek Stepniowski, the CLIF Pro Team's Long-Time Team Manager Part 1
This week on the Refresh, Kenny and Adam speak with Waldek Stepniowski. Waldek has been an integral part of the CLIF Pro Team, which was formerly known as the Luna Chix, for a long time now. The team is in its final year of an almost two decades long run as a professional cycling program. Waldek reflects on his long career with CLIF and tells the guys some stories about his favorite memories, race venues, and much more. Also this week, the guys chat about some racing news, new bike products, and some ski tech tips from Kenny.
67 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
The Stan's Refresh EP. 132 Chloe Woodruff Reflects on the Good Times with the Stan's Pivot Pro Team
This week on the Refresh, Kenny and Adam talk with Chloe Woodruff. Chloe answers some questions about her time managing and racing for the Stan's-Pivot Pro Team and reveals her sponsors for the upcoming season. She also sheds some light on her thoughts and hopes for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. To wrap things up, Kenny and Adam dive into some recent cycling world news and answer a tech question.
58 minutes | Jan 4, 2021
The Stan's Refresh EP. 131 Keegan Is Back... Again!
This week on the Refresh, Kenny and Adam revisit Keegan Swenson’s everesting podcast which was the most downloaded episode of 2021! The boys follow up with Keegan for a post-ride debrief on the effort. They also talk about his upcoming plans for 2021 and taste test Adam’s pancakes. We wish everyone a great 2021 and see you in Season 2!
63 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
The Stan's Refresh EP. 130 Kialani Hines, a BMX, Pump Track, and Dual Slalom Super Star!
This week on the Refresh, your beloved hosts Kenny and Adam talk with Kialani Hines. Kialani has won multiple Crankworx events and recently won the Straight Acres Dual Slalom. Kialani talks with the boys about her recent video project "Validation," which was featured on Pinkbike last week. Put your earbuds in and get to shoveling that driveway!
45 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
The Stan's Refresh EP. 129 Kenny and Adam's Fireside Chat
This week on the Refresh, Kenny and Adam sit down to chat with each other. Adam asks Kenny some questions about what a sponsorship coordinator looks for when athletes inquire about support. The boys also chat about what the schedule looks like for next season and what events they are most excited for. Also in this episode, Adam has a tech question that Kenny doesn't expect. Sit back and relax for some of those smooth Kenny vocals.
74 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
The Stan's Refresh EP. 128 Dante Silva, The Next Great American World Cup Downhill Racer
This week on the Refresh, Kenny and Adam sat down with Dante Silva who recently won a junior downhill World Cup. At the age of only 18, Dante is already a seasoned World Cup racer. He provides some insight into being a young privateer on the circuit and describes how it feels to stand atop a World Cup podium. Kenny and Adam also talk about some #teamrumors, some hot videos from the week, and puppies! Hold onto your socks it's about to get fun.
77 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
The Stan's Refresh EP. 127 USAC Manager of Cyclocross, Jesse Anthony
This week on the Refresh, Kenny and Adam talk with the manager of Cyclocross at USA Cycling, Jesse Anthony. Jesse sat down to discuss his new role at USAC and what it means to be the “manager of Cyclocross” in the US. Jesse gives his opinion on where ‘cross was, is, and where he hopes it to be. Also this week, Kenny and Adam discuss the DH World Cup in Lousa, Portugal, the Vuelta, and some tech talk about tubeless technology and cyclocross.
75 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
The Stan's Refresh EP. 126 Mr. Chris Boice, Former Yeti/Fox DH Racer, Enduro Dark Horse, and Custom Van Builder
This Week on the Refresh, Kenny and Adam talk with Chris Boice, a former Yeti/Fox pro DH racer and now owner of Rally Vans, a business that builds custom Sprinter vans for the active and adventurous. Chris goes into detail about the trials and tribulations of being a professional racer and what led him to start Rally Vans.
87 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
The Stan's Refresh EP. 125 Post World Championship Recap With Some Stan's Athletes
What a weekend! This week on the Refresh, Kenny and Adam chat about the World Championships held in Leogang, Austria. They catch up with some Stan's athletes about their experience at this years crazy event. They go into the details on the COVID protocols, the pre-race jitters, and some great blow by blow race recaps. Sit back, relax and thank the bike gods you didn't have to race at Leogang.
75 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
The Stan’s Refresh EP. 124 Why I Ride: Pro RC Racer Jared Tebo
This week on the Refresh, Kenny and Adam are happy to present a new mini series they’re calling “Why I Ride.” For the first installment of “Why I Ride,” the guys are joined by Jared Tebo, a professional RC racer. Don’t let that fool you; Jared also enjoys shredding a mountain bike. Jared shares what it’s like being a pro racer and why he rides Mountain Bikes. Also, Kenny and Adam discuss the upcoming World Championships and the Giro D'italia. My math teacher called me average. How mean!
52 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
The Stan’s Refresh EP. 123 Strait Acres Slalom Invitational Recap
This week on The Refresh, Kenny and Adam were finally reunited and couldn't have been more excited. The guys went to the Strait Acres Slalom Invitational, a Dual Slalom race promoted by Rachel and Kyle Strait on their private “Bike Compound.” Kenny and Adam caught up with Rachel and a few other Stan’s athletes that competed this weekend. Along with the rider interviews and race recap, Kenny and Adam talk about the Nove Mesto World Cup and their E-Bike ride in the hottest of the hot.
86 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
The Stan's Refresh EP. 122 To Race Or Not To Race?
In this week's episode of The Refresh, Kenny and Adam talk with Sofia Gomez-Villafane, Keegan Swenson, Erin Huck, and Chloe Woodruff about their decisions to either race in Europe or stay in the US and race domestically. They tell us their race plans and give us the inside scoop on overseas travel during the pandemic. Kenny and Adam also chat about the Tour, the latest EWS round, and tackle a few tech questions.
89 minutes | Sep 21, 2020
The Stan's Refresh EP. 121 Peter Jamison, the Freshest and Hottest Talent Behind the Lens
This week on The Refresh, Kenny and Adam talk with Peter Jamison, the newest talent behind the lens. Peter is a Professional videographer and photographer who has worked with companies like Stan's NoTubes, Red Bull, Clif Bar, and Highland Bike Park, along with big name riders like Brett Rheeder, Aaron Chase, Ethan Nell and Reed Boggs. Kenny and Adam talk with Peter about his quick ascension in the sport and where he sees himself in the future. Kenny and Adam also cover the latest news and answer some fun tech questions. Oh, and Episode 21 means the podcast is now of legal drinking age!
69 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
The Stan's Refresh EP. 120 - Race coverage from the Winterpark BME... Still no Kenny
This week on The Refresh, Adam and Kenny give us the scoop on the Big Mountain Enduro Series event that happened this weekend. Kenny and Adam provide a post-race recap along with some racer interviews. Also in the episode, the guys talk about the latest Tour de France and mountain bike news. Grab a brew and enjoy!
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