Author Archives : Chris Lyman

Podcast ep 7: Chino Grinder, DK & guest Toms Skujiņš on the eve of Tour of California

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We caught up with pro cyclist Toms Skujiņš of the Trek Segafredo team for a chat about bike racing, the Amgen Tour of California and Latvian cuisine. But first we sort out the OO crew’s Chino Grinder outing along with other ramblings Toms won’t be kicking his feet up in just a few days time, but you can check out what…

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Podcast double feature: we chat with Yuri Hauswald from GU Energy, and Spencer Powlison from VeloNews


We’re back with a packed episode of the Outdoor Office podcast, talking with GU Energy Community Development Manager & 2015 Dirty Kanza 200 winner Yuri Hauswald about endurance events, performance fueling and of course, a little gravel. But first, Spencer Powlison  from VeloNews parachutes in for a quick visit. On iTunes: https://goo.gl/85z2hR Hope you enjoy the episode.

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Podcast: Fresh off Sea Otter plus Chef Chris Cosentino on bikes, Chefs Cycle and CampoVelo

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We’re back for a fresh show, talking about what Neil and Chris saw at Sea Otter. Then we’ll hand the mic over to famed chef Chris Cosentino, winner of Top Chef Masters, restauranteur, cyclist and advocate for Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry, which provides meals to under-served kids across the country. This weekend Chris will also play host to cycling…

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Podcast 4– Ian Boswell: Life inside and out of the pro peloton

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If you don’t know pro pedaler Ian Boswell, trust us that he’s one of the nicest pro athletes around. But his life is about much more than bikes and moving from Team Sky to  Team Katusha Alpecin for 2018— turns out he’s also handy with home improvement, chopping wood and being the best possible fiancé—which is why we really enjoyed talking…

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Podcast 3: We go nutz talking weekly world champs, podium worthy chow, and gravel with DZ

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Dave Zabriskie stops by to fill us in on the Nuthouse Gravel Camp, Neil and Chris debate the merits of holding the world championships on Wednesday or Tuesday night, and we celebrate national food on a stick day. Also available on iTunes here.

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Podcast: We’re back with episode 2 and guest Jake Pantone from ENVE

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While not yet the Phil Donahues of podcasting we’re back with our second show and first guest, ENVE Composites Director of Marketing Jake Pantone. We’ll cover a lot of ground including Jake’s interests beyond cycling including snow and water sports, his start in the biz, product design, brand marketing, what’s on the horizon for ENVE, and #1 manscaping tip. Housekeeping note:…

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Chris’ Top 10 Rides of 17

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Trying to categorize last year’s top rides is like trying to pick my favorite bottle of Pinot. It’s a tall order replete with the potential to overlook a gem. But a “best of” list deserves careful consideration, so here goes. Gravel: Anywhere, Anytime I’d danced around the edges of gravel but last year I came to fully appreciate that fun…

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#RoadtoDK: Only thing Bigger than the Challenge is Overall Experience

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Fresh off the Rock Cobbler gravel race last weekend, Neil was reminded that the journey is more about pedaling the bike, and proffered these sage tips for Tim’s #RoadtoDK. When it comes to Dirty Kanza, the only thing bigger than the challenge is the overall experience. In order to make sure the tough times are balanced out with fun, here…

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#RoadtoDK: Tech Tips for Tim

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When spending an entire day in saddle riding over an uncountable number of flint rocks trying to steal precious life from tires, not to mention unparalleled Kansas mud, equipment plays an outsized role in successfully getting through Dirty Kanza–there’s a mega amount of info to know. Fortunately for Tim (and all of us) our colleague Neil is a gear guru.…

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