Author Archives : Chris Lyman

S2 Ep 3: The Modern Day Road Bike


The road bike has greatly evolved over the years but perhaps never so dramatically as recent times. Where not long ago tubular wheels with 21c tires, 10-speed drivetrains and rim brakes were considered modern, what’s being ridden today–from the Tour de France to gravel backroads–is quite different different. We reached out to a few smart people to get their take…

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The Pod is Back: S2, Episode 1

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Look no farther for #MondayMotivation than Season 2, Episode 1 of the pod. To kick things off we check in on three big events we’re signed up to find out what’s new (or not). Listen to the show below, at iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts, and please give us a rating if you enjoy! Events mentioned:tusharcrusher.com/www.oregontrailgravelgrinder.com/dirtykanza.com/ *Ed note:…

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Best Commute Ever: Riding from Marin to Monterey for Sea Otter Classic

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“Commuting” by bike to the Sea Otter Classic has become an annual tradition for the Outdoor Office. We concocted the idea with Yuri Hauswald from GU Energy, and this year marked the third edition. We started a little further north than year’s past in Marin, and rode with a group of old & new friends including Neil Shirley, Jake Pantone…

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Podcast #18: Tales of Embracing the Adventure and Drunk Veterinarians, with Ryan Steers

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Pro dad, cyclist, adventurer and wine nerd are all fine labels according to Ryan Steers. If you’re ridden with him the phrase “full gas” might also come to mind, for a guy the Belgian Waffle Ride called an “underground SoCal heavy hitter.” We corralled Ryan to hear about his days of shredding single-track and south of the border gravel adventures…

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Joes Versus the Volcano: Riding Maunakea, the Hardest Climb in World

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Riding Maunakea with the ENVE squad started with dipping tires in ocean and ending on top of a volcano. Along the way we climbed nearly 14,000 feet, through desert-like dryness to rain to moonscape, with double-digit gradients and nearly of five miles of steep, nasty gravel. On Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/1893172249 Hardest climb in the world? We’re convinced.

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Postcast #17: Kona Group Therapy–Examining our Motivations for Sporting Endeavors

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Even though our significant others may accuse us of acting childish, let’s face it: we’re not getting any younger. At a time when our age-related contemporaries are contemplating Barcaloungers and big screen TVs, we’re eyeing expensive sporting equipment, and figuring how to get approval to do an event in some far-flung locale. In the final installment of our Kona conversations…

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Podcast #16: The Offseason Episode with Lucas Euser & Coach Jesse Moore

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Endurance coach Jesse Moore and former world tour rider Lucas Euser joined us at our oceanfront headquarters for the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona to talk about the offseason, and importance of shutting it down for a while. So sit back, relax, and stay relaxed for a week or two.

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Podcast #15: Talking IRONMAN, Gravel and More with Matt Lieto

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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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