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A cycling podcast from two non-pros. We talk about everything from new kit, advice, education and everything cycling. Mainly dropbar focused.

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    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings

A cycling podcast from two non-pros. We talk about everything from new kit, advice, education and everything cycling. Mainly dropbar focused.

    Meet The GP Llama; aka Shane Miller

    Meet The GP Llama; aka Shane Miller

    This week we talk to Shane Miller. Shane has been at the forefront of Zwift and PowerMeter testing and advice on YouTube. Thanks to Shanes 'Llama Lab Test', his advice to companies in the beta testing periods has been crucial to many companies when it comes to verification of data. Shane has a very accomplished race pedigree, from TT to Road in the Australian scene. He stopped racing in 2016 and focused more on Zwift and his YouTube Channel.

    Quoted by TACX as “having a huge influence in making indoor training exciting” – Shanes goal is to help people have a better experience training and racing with technology both indoors and out.

    Follow Shane:

    YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Strava

    • 1 hr 47 min
    The Real Matt Stephens

    The Real Matt Stephens

    We had the chance to sit down and talk to Matt about everything from Andrew and Matt's favorite cyclist, reliving some of the funny videos from Matt's days at GCN and all around cycling.

    A Little About Matt

    As a junior rider, Stephens won the Junior Tour of Wales in both 1987 and 1988, one of only two riders to win the race twice. He represented Great Britain at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, finishing 61st in the road race. Stephens finished 8th in the Amateur World Road Race Championships in 1995, forming part of a break on the second lap of the race alongside eventual winner Danny Nelissen and earning Team GB their squad for the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 (automatic qualification for the Games was restricted to nations with finishers in the top 15 of the 1995 World Championships). However, he was not selected for the Olympic Road Race team that year, causing some uproar amongst fans of the sport. He became the British National Road Race Champion in 1998. After this he turned professional with the British-based Harrods team in 1998, before riding for the Linda McCartney Racing Team in 1999 until their demise in February 2001. During the 2000 3-week Giro d'Italia race he battled through with injuries from a fall, earning media admiration. He rode for Sigma Sport between 2001 and 2011, acting as rider/manager from 2010 onwards. He combined his racing at Sigma Sport with a career in the police with Cheshire Constabulary, which he joined in 2001. A broken knee in the 2011 Paris-Troyes ended his racing career.

    Since retiring from racing, he has written for various websites as well as being the 'specialist' on ITV4's Halfords Tour Series and Tour of Britain coverage, and commentating on live races for British Cycling's Premier Calendar and Eurosport. He also worked as a presenter for Global Cycling Network, a YouTube channel backed by Shift Active Media. On 24 April 2018, he announced on the weekly Global Cycling Network (GCN) show that he would leave GCN, shifting his focus to race commentary work and live events.


    • 1 hr 25 min
    Meet Mandy Marquardt – Team Novo Nordisk & Team U.S.A.

    Meet Mandy Marquardt – Team Novo Nordisk & Team U.S.A.

    This week we talk to Mandy Marquardt!

    A Little About Mandy:

    Mandy learned to love riding a bicycle at the age of 10 at the Brian Piccolo Velodrome near her home in south Florida. A little less than a year later, Mandy won three medals in cycling, including two gold medals (criterium and time trial) at the 2003 U.S. Junior Women’s 10-12 Road National Championships. Early in high school she moved back to Germany to live with her father, continuing to compete in many endurance road and track cycling events. It was during this time she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

    After completing her senior year of high school in Florida, she balanced studies and cycling at Penn State Lehigh Valley. It was during college in 2012, at age 21, that she moved her cycling focus to the track and sprint disciplines.

    Mandy resides in Allentown, PA and is currently a full-time professional cyclist for Team Novo Nordisk, the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team. As part of the USA Cycling National Team, she has raced internationally at the Pan-American Championships, UCI World Cups, and UCI World Championships. A 22-time U.S. National Champion, Mandy currently holds three U.S National Records in the Women’s Standing 500m TT, 1km TT and the Team Sprint.

    Mandy graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 2014, and is currently pursuing her MBA with Penn State’s Smeal College of Business.

    She is an active ambassador for many organizations, including TrueSport, The Taylor Hooton Foundation, and the St. Luke’s University Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania . Mandy is passionate about being a role model for children worldwide as well as for everyone affected by diabetes.

    The Kit Andrew was referring to: CEROTIPOLAR Kit On Amazon

    • 1 hr 12 min
    He is Ted King

    He is Ted King

    So who is Ted King?

    Well, he is a Professional World Tour bike racer turned professional bike rider, Ted King is now an ambassador for the general sport of cycling. He lobbies in support of putting more peoples’ butts on bikes, which takes the form of dabbling in gravel, coaching, hosting a pair of events with Rooted Vermont and King Challenge, operating on the board of organizations like Mountain Bike Afghanistan, and instigating stoke for the sport of cycling.

    It was great to sit down and talk with Ted and learn about all the things he is into from his love of cooking to the wonderful world of unTapped!

    You can find Ted on:

    * Website

    * YouTube

    * Facebook

    * Strava

    Photo Credit: Ansel Dickey, Brian Bailey & Paul Reitano

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    • 1 hr
    Meet Lex Albrecht

    Meet Lex Albrecht

    This week we talk to Lex Albrecht. Lex Albrecht is a Canadian athlete who began racing as a professional road cyclist in 2012.  She has been a member of the Canadian National Team and various professional teams including UCI Women's World Tour teams.

    She is a 8 time Champion of Québec, 3 time podium finisher at the Canadian National Championships, and has represented Canada on 4 occasions at the World Championships, and other prestigious international events in four continents

    Raised in Barrie and Oro-Medonte, Canada, Lex moved to the province of Québec at the age of 18.  There, she became proficient in French and studied Medical Biology (Biologie médicale) at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières.  Lex worked as a research assistant at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientfique (INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier).  Lex also races gravel, and loves mountain biking and motorcycling.  She's dabbled in track cycling and even picked up a BMX on a few occasions.

    Lex is based in Montréal, Canada, was coached by Chris Rozdilsky for most of her career and is now coached by Joy McCulloch who she found through TrainingPeaks' coach matching service.  Lex rides and races BMC bikes, and wears Sena Smart Helmets.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Meet Nick Arend – Certified Goofball & Cyclist

    Meet Nick Arend – Certified Goofball & Cyclist

    We have been following Nick’s instagram page for a while. Once he started doing the Nick and Rick reels, we knew we had to have him on the show. You can follow him on instagram @nickarend. Nick has a very strong passion for cycling, but he has combined that with his love for photography. Our conversation ranges from his struggle with vanity vs comfort on the bike to building his dream bike, and taking time to stare at it everyday, to how he found his way to train indoors. We hope you enjoy listening to the conversation.

    Follow Nick Arend On Instagram

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    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

PittsburghPRGuy ,

Great podcast!

This is a great podcast for both novice and veteran cyclists alike. Great tips on equipment and technique, and informative guests from throughout the cycling world. I’m a better, more informed cyclist thanks to Nick and Andrew. And they answer your emails!

F'ing go nuts ,

Entertaining and informative

Great source for info. And especially entertaining after 6 beers.

REDGAR6467 ,

Good non-pro talk

Nice to listen to a couple non-pro cyclist chatting cycling stuff of all kinds.

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