Tag Archives : gravel

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


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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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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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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#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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#RoadtoDK — Ted Talks Tips for Tim

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We almost feel bad about peer pressuring our colleague Tim into the Dirty Kanza 100. Almost. Absence of guilt acknowledged, we decided to help pave his bumpy road to Emporia with tips from the legends. And where better to start than the 2016 King of DK, Ted King, and being prepared for the unexpected. 1. Always be two steps ahead.…

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The scoop on Chino Grinder gravel race

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As our friends at Road Bike Action, VeloNews, Bike Radar, ENVE and GU Energy recently discovered, the Arizona gravel scene is on-point. From McDowell Mountain Cycles’ weekly mixed surface group rides to events like the Chino Grinder it’s everything you can ask for (not to mention pretty nice winter weather). Speaking of Chino, Neil and I did it and will be back…

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