Podcast #14: Talking IRONMAN, Gravel and More with Matt Lieto


We couldn’t resist the distinctive style game of Matt Lieto so we conceived a podcast with the former pro triathlete, current IRONMAN commentator, bike racer and gravel grinder.The conversation covers predictions for World Championships Saturday, being on course when his brother Chris nearly won the race, his experience at Dirty Kanza 200 and plans for new Oregon Trail Gravel Stage…

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Podcast #13: Drums, Bikes and MySpace–Meet Saint Motel’s Greg Erwin

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A chat with Greg Erwin, drummer for indie band Saint Motel. We touch on everything from MySpace to riding bikes on tour. On iTunes: https://goo.gl/bmviMu Greg on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gregerwinphoto/ The Saint Motel Cycling Team on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/315365

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Podcast #12: Meet the Mr. Miyagi of Nor Cal’s Grasshopper Adventure Series

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20 odd years ago Miguel Crawford began pinning Forest Service maps to his wall and plotting meandering routes through the hidden backroads Northern California’s rugged coastal range. He soon coerced enough buddies and willing souls to embark on ride-whatcha-got outings, and well before anyone uttered ‘gravel bike’ or ‘groad’, the Grasshopper Adventure Series was born. The series kicks off in…

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Podcast #11: Inside The Mind of Crusher in the Tushar Promoter Burke Swindlehurst

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This Saturday 600 riders will roll out from Beaver, Utah, and head deep into the Tushar Mountains for the eighth edition of the Crusher In The Tushar. The event began as something promoter Burke Swindlehurst initially wasn’t sure would pique the interest of anyone, yet has gone on to cement itself as a cornerstone of the cycling calendar, featuring participants…

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A Two-Wheeled, Climb-Laden 4th Of July Celebration


In 1947 the United States entered a Cold War with the USSR, and in order to protect our country from a possible air assault, numerous Nike Missile sites were constructed throughout the country. Los Angeles County alone had more bases than any state, numbering 16. Over fifty years have passed since they’ve been decommissioned and there isn’t much to denote…

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Podcast #10: We Have Questions About CBD, Ph.D. neuroscientist Josh Kaplan Has Answers

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Is CBD about to have a moment? This month the legalization of hemp has been riding along with Farm Bill legislation, while for 2018 WADA removed hemp-based CBD from the banned list, making it a viable option for athletes seeking relief from pain along with a number of other potential uses. Yet it’s not the cure-all that some make it…

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Chino Grinder Showcases Arizona’s Gravel Paradise

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Just outside of the historic town of Prescott, Arizona, a highly popular destination for mountain bikers, Chino Valley sits 15 miles to the north and is quickly becoming a hot spot for gravel riders thanks to the quiet and scenic unpaved roads that go off in every direction outside of the city limits. It was just over a year ago…

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