Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Interview with Mike Brcic of Sacred Rides


I spoke with Mike Brcic, Founder and CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) of Sacred Rides, a mountain bike adventure trip company based in Toronto. Mike has overcome personal challenges to become an accomplished entrepeneur. His projects include Sacred Rides, Mastermind Adventures, and Bikes Without Borders.



Bikes Without Borders
Sacred Rides Mountain Bike Tours
Master Mind Adventures
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Monday, May 29, 2017

Three Tips for Climbing Steep, Technical Terrain


I break down the Virginia Trail Festival over in Stokesville, and I also talk about three techniques that are key to climbing technical terrain.

 

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Interview: Tim Henriques, Trainer of Personal Trainers, Author, Powerlifter


This is a freaking incredible knowledge drop on strength training and nutrition.  Tim Henriques has been lifting weights and training people, and training other personal trainers, for a long time. His book, "All About Powerlifting" is a well written and well researched volume that anyone looking to get stronger and more fit should read.

*For those with kids, there is a very small amount of adult language in the show tonight.

All About Powerlifting Website

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Not So Surprising Results of My Experiment on Roadies


I break down why you should go to the Virginia Trail Festival in Stokesville despite some wet weather, how roadies react to social interaction, give some tips on how to approach the clip in vs flats decision for a new rider, and generally rant about bike stuff in a full enduro way.

 

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Virginia Trail Festival in Stokesville

 


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Monday, May 22, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

Interview: Meg Valliant, Director of "The Sisterhood of Shred" Documentary


Today I talked with Meg Valliant, a dirt jumper and filmmaker from Seattle, Washington, about her full length documentary, "The Sisterhood of Shred".  I also do a short breakdown of my SDS trip earlier this week.

Info for Richmond VA Screening of The Sisterhood of Shred

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

Interview: Author Martin Fernandez Talks About His Latest Guidebook and 25 Years as a Mountain Biker


Today I sat down with Martin Fernandez to talk about his new book, Mountain Biking Virginia. Learn about the hidden gems you don't even know about, with rides for all abilities and in all parts of Virginia.  We also talk about MORE and its relationship to IMBA and many more topics!

Find Martin's book here: BestRidesDC Site

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Hard Way: Chain Repair Lessons Learned and Reader Mail


In today's show I relate how not listening to my intuition last time I installed a chain cost me a new derailleur and a rush to repair.  I also break down some reader mail about differences in biking effort.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Interview: Anne and Todd Mader, Owners of the The Bike Lane Bike Shops


Today I chat with Anne and Todd Mader, owners of the Bike Lane shops in Northern Virginia.  We get into how they overcome the challenges facing retail shops in a tough competitive environment, what their bike team means to them, the importance of skill building, and much more.
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