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There are some fantastic mountain bike podcasts out there, covering all the main headlines, the new stuff that comes out constantly and even riding tips. With our show, we want to add to that and explore all the little stories, different perspectives and the people that make mountain biking so great in more detail. On top of that, we also want to bring in the local flavour of the mountain bike community here in Switzerland, which in and of itself deserves more attention, and we hope to offer an interesting take on that!

Skids & Giggles Skids and Giggles

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There are some fantastic mountain bike podcasts out there, covering all the main headlines, the new stuff that comes out constantly and even riding tips. With our show, we want to add to that and explore all the little stories, different perspectives and the people that make mountain biking so great in more detail. On top of that, we also want to bring in the local flavour of the mountain bike community here in Switzerland, which in and of itself deserves more attention, and we hope to offer an interesting take on that!

    Episode 15 – Lucas Huppert: Making the dream work

    Episode 15 – Lucas Huppert: Making the dream work

    We sat down with Lucas Huppert to talk about his journey in mountain biking so far, juggling his apprenticeship as an electrician and his dream of a professional slopestyle career and the not so secret rules of contest after parties. We cover a lot of ground in our conversation, from his goals as a competitive rider and his plans for the future, Red Bull Joyride in Whistler, to his experiments in other mountain biking disciplines. “Huppi” is entering an exciting time as a rider, now being able to focus on his progression full time for the first time in his career, so we also talk quite a bit about his approach to training, mindset, learning new tricks and how and when to bring them to competition. As the Red Bull Rookie of the Year ’18, Lucas also knows a thing or two about young riders and what it takes to inspire the next generation and it was great hearing his insight into the development paths available to up and coming talents in Switzerland today.



    Music credit: “B-Roll” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

    Episode 14 – Nik Wicki: EWS, Zermatt and changing courses

    Episode 14 – Nik Wicki: EWS, Zermatt and changing courses

    We sat down with Nik Wicki to talk a little bit more about Zermatt, hosting an Enduro World Series event and how to design a course that is not only fun to ride and race, but also safe for everyone, from elite racers, spectators as well as the numerous volunteers. As the Race Director and Course Designer for Traillove Zermatt, Nik not only has a interesting perspective on how the race in 2020 went down, but also some very interesting insights into the risk management of an event held in the alpine, how to adapt to and overcome challenges along the way, and how to select suitable trails for top-level Enduro racing. We also get into Nik’s personal preferences when it comes to riding and racing, his favourite spots in Switzerland and, of course, how his skiing fits into all of this.



    Unfortunately, we didn’t point out enough during the recording how incredibly important all the volunteers are for an event like Traillove, especially during a year like like last year and conditions as they were in Zermatt. Big thank you from Nik, Pascal as a racer and Bryson as a spectator from afar!



    The Enduro World Series in Zermatt in 2020 has been a topic on a number of episodes. Make sure you have a listen to our conversation with Anna Newkirk to find out how her race went and what she learned in Zermatt for the equally as challenging World Championships in Leogang. We also sat down with Jan Cadosch and Dario Lohner. They travelled to Zermatt to watch the pros but also managed to take the Pinkbike Photo of the Year after the race.



    Music credit: “B-Roll” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

    Episode 12 – Jan Cadosch & Dario Lohner: Pinkbike Photo of the Year

    Episode 12 – Jan Cadosch & Dario Lohner: Pinkbike Photo of the Year

    We sat down with Jan Cadosch and Dario Lohner to talk about their trip to Zermatt last year and how they managed to take the Pinkbike Photo of the Year 2020. Of course we discuss how the competition went down, what the infamous Pinkbike comment section had to say about the photo and what “the headless rider” is all about. In the slightly less lighthearted parts of the conversation, we cover Jan’s approach to photography, what skiing and flow has to do with all of it and what the future holds for Jan and Dario. Naturally, we also had to touch on their favourite riding destinations, Graubünden and how riding in the Alps is different from anywhere else.



    Music credit: “B-Roll” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

    Episode 11 – Pumptrack Muttenz: Debbie & Philipp Gilgen

    Episode 11 – Pumptrack Muttenz: Debbie & Philipp Gilgen

    Pascal sat down with Debbie and Philipp Gilgen to talk about the Pumptrack Muttenz, the challenges of starting a new community-based bike project during a global pandemic and how their project has gone about finding the support that they needed. We discuss how to find a good spot for your pump track, what to look out for and what the positive “side effects” of a community bike project look like. We also cover the plans for the future, how Anna Newkirk fits into all of this and why you should always think big!



    Our conversation was recorded in Swiss German, so Bryson and I discuss the main takeaways of the conversation with the Gilgens and provide our own perspectives so that the English speaking listener also gets the overall picture. If you do understand Swiss German, you can just listen to the one on one with Debbie and Philipp after our discussion to get the full picture.



    Music credit: “B-Roll” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

    Episode 10 – “Swiss” Chris Räber

    Episode 10 – “Swiss” Chris Räber

    We sat down with “Swiss” Chris Räber to talk about slopestyle, mastering new tricks and, of course, his appearance on national TV with the challenge to learn, and land, a Cork 720 within a month during the summer of 2017. We cover Chris’ personal journey with mountain bikes and competing in slopestyle events, his favourite tricks over the years, mindset and how things have changed in the sport since he came on scene. We discuss what the development path and infrastructure looks like for young riders that get into the sport today, Chris’ time at Highlands Mountain Bike Park and how he came to be “Swiss” Chris.



    We caught up with Chris while he was on a riding trip and he managed to get some good Wifi in a restaurant. The downside to that is that there is a bit of background noise in some parts. Apologies for that.



    Music credit: “B-Roll” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

    Episode 9 – Greg Kowner, Part 2: Bikeschule, skateboards and throwbacks

    Episode 9 – Greg Kowner, Part 2: Bikeschule, skateboards and throwbacks

    Pascal sat down with Greg Kowner, owner of Biroma Bikes, the Bikeschule Zürich as well as, more recently, Biroma BMX. This is the second part of the conversation with Greg where we cover the bike school and what the most successful courses are, new trails, destinations as well as Greg’s personal journey with mountain bikes. We picked up on the different dynamics of different rider groups, something we’ve covered with Yeti and Lucy before, and how Greg picks the right destination when he is guiding groups. Greg and Pascal also talk about skateboarding, the Olympics, freestyle sports and, of course, our favourite bikes from way back.



    As we have said from the outset – have a listen to the intro in Episode 1 if you missed it – we wanted to offer a “different take” on the local community here in Switzerland and this episode marks the first time that we are trying to cross the proverbial bridge between our English-speaking, Switzerland-based podcast and just having a conversation with our friends in the local dialect!



    Bryson and I discuss the main takeaways of the conversation with Greg and provide our own perspectives so that the English speaking listener also gets the overall picture of the conversation. If you do understand Swiss German, you can just listen to the one on one with Greg after our discussion to get the full picture.



    We’ve bounced this idea off of a couple of our friends before we went ahead so we are really curious to see if this works. We do know that a good portion of our listeners is tuning in from abroad, so just let us know in the comments, in a message or a quick email what you think!



    Music credit: “B-Roll” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

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de_bro ,

Brilliant

Informative podcast about the little things about mountain biking in Switzerland with humorous dialogues. You notice that the two guys (and hosts) are experienced riders themselves with a lot of expertise. Entertaining and makes you addicted to the next episode.

elscapo ,

Top!

Fresh new breeze in the MTB podcast world! Can highly recommend! Interesting insights from sympathetic hosts!

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