In this show, Andrew sets out to pick apart the habits, routines and strategies that Top Athletes and Industry leaders use to reach the pinnacle of cycling. Including their early beginnings, bouncing back from adversity, and candid untold stories from life on the road. As a professional international downhill mountain biker, and now commentator, Andrew “ Needles “ Neethling brings 18 years of experience in all aspects of the Cycling Industry.
#53. Matti Lehikoinen: The real world of World Cup Downhill
Matti Lehikoinen is a real-life badass. Winner of 2 World Cup downhills and the most successful dh rider out of Finland, Matti has seen and experienced it all in the sport. The good, the bad, and really ugly. We dive into his life story, winning, his ego, and how it affected him, riding for the iconic factory Honda DH racing team, crashes, and more crashes that eventually ended his career. Matti is a great friend of mine and I appreciate him opening up and not holding back. Follow Matti HERE
#52. Clay Porter : Action sports filmmaker. Co Hosted by Sven Martin
Sven Martin joins this week as my co-host. The guest this week is Clay Porter. Porter is leading the charge as one of action sports most visionary and progressive filmmakers - directing, shooting, and editing many of the industry’s most acclaimed and influential projects. From the age of 17, Porter has devoted his life to filmmaking - shooting on six continents and burning through three passports all before the age of 25. Best known for his work in mountain biking, Porter’s core mountain bike films have become the industry standard while he continues to progress the sport with each new release.
#51. Olly Wilkins: Your authentic self
Olly Wilkins is a professional mountain that comes from a dirt jump background. Olly is one of the most stylish riders around and grew up alongside Brendog in the UK but realized racing was not for him at an early age. Olly and I got to know each other years ago when I was based in the UK during the race season. It is never a dull moment around Olly and his passion for riding is infectious. Our conversation goes literally in every direction from beating Brendan at a DH race in his youth, working in the bicycle industry, building at Rampage, testing jumps, a lot of banter and I mean a lot, and of course what drives his passion for riding.
#50. Josh Carlson: The FROTHER
Josh Carlson is an Enduro Mountain Biker that comes from a motocross background. Hailing from Australia and with a nickname like "Frother " you can imagine he is great to be around. He is always positive and gets the most out of his riding and life. He has turned his focus to E-Bikes now and the world of E-Bike EWS racing. We chat about all sorts plus the future of E-Bikes is interesting to hear about. We used to be teammates so some funny old stories come up.
Learn more about Josh HERE
#49. LONG LIVE CHAINSAW: Stevie Smith Documentary Film
Long Live Chainsaw is a documentary on the life and legacy of Canadian downhill rider Stevie Smith. Darcy Wittenberg from Anthill Films joins the show to discuss all things about the film and Stevie. We get some amazing insights and inside stories of Stevie's life, upbringing, and what it's like to make a film like this. This is a MUST watch for anyone that wants to be inspired.
Find out all you need to know: LONG LIVE CHAINSAW
Also the Stevie Smith Legacy Foundation
#48. Dr Jason Richardson: World Champion BMX to Sports Psychology
Dr Jason Richardson is a former World Champion BMXER turned Psychologist. He helps create results for current or past athletes, entrepreneurs and execs by combining psychology and coaching. This conversation hits home on so many levels and every person I feel can benefit from looking a little deeper into the mental side of sport and life.
We hit a broad range of topics including the mental side of performance, retirement from sport, confidence vs preparation , physical vs mental and loads more. Enjoy
Find more on Dr Jason Richardson here: CLICK HERE