Cycology.fm is the podcast about cycling culture, sport, and passion. Through interviews, commentary, and expert opinion, we tap the collective conscience of cycling and deliver its essence. We tell the stories of triumph and innovation along with those of failure and defeat. We cover the vastness of the sport from road racing and gravel riding to World Cup competition, mountain bike parks, and bikepacking. Cycology.fm is a celebration of the sport and an exploration of the lifestyle. Simply put, our mission is to put the psyche back in cycling.
Ep 13: Isabel King Represents a New Breed of Professional Cyclist, and She’s Just Getting Started
It is always inspiring seeing someone blaze their own trail, and today’s guest, Isabel King, is doing just that. Not only is she walking her own path into the world of professional cycling by leveraging her Strava performance, social influence, and support of social causes, but she also has an MBA! Isabel has managed to carve a unique niche somewhere between a traditional professional cyclist and a cycling influencer. In this episode, we hear about Isabel’s journey and how she went from being a D1 soccer player at Columbia to a professional triathlete to business school, and then onto cycling more seriously. Because Isabel lives in LA, we naturally touch on some of the magnificent road and gravel riding opportunities, and she shares some of her favorite routes. We talk about the kind of cyclist that she thinks she will become, and we also hear about how she came to train with Reggie Miller. We couldn’t let Isabel go without picking her brain about the state of the economy and stock prices, where she gives us some great insights. Wrapping up, we hear about the inspiring fundraising Isabel has done and will continue to do on her bike.
Ep 12: Drake Deuel is Bagging Major Strava KOMs and Making Certain Pros Look Foolish in the Process
Can you imagine someone coming out of nowhere to take major Strava KOMs from both retired and current world tour pros? Well, that’s exactly what today’s guest, Drake Deuel, is doing, and he is not showing any signs of slowing down anytime soon. In today’s episode, Drake talks about his introduction to cycling while he was a rower at Harvard, and unpacks his decision to pursue cycling more seriously. We also geek out on some of our favorite LA routes, along with some others Drake has done around the country. Drake combined two of his passions, cycling, and computer science, and managed to land an internship at Zwift. Over the summer, as he was working remotely, he did some traveling and got a great deal of cycling in. He is set to start a full-time job at the fast-growing company in December. We talk about the rise of indoor cycling, the place it has in complementing its outdoor counterpart, and Drake also shares what the future has in store for him. To hear this and more, tune in today!
Ep 11: George Russell is a Formula 1 Driver for Williams Racing and (Many Believe) a Future World Champion
Our guest today is Formula 1 driver for Williams Racing, George Russell. He is currently at the 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix, the third of 23 races in the longest F1 season to date. You might already be a long-time fan of F1, you might be unfamiliar, or you might have watched Drive to Survive on Netflix but, in today’s episode, you’ll discover that there is plenty of overlap between cycling and F1. In 2020, we saw the UCI Road Cycling World Championships take place in Imola, Italy, and a month or so later, the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix took place at the exact same venue, with bikes and F1 cars using the same start/finish line at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari race track. Cycling is also a large part of how F1 drivers train and maintain their fitness. George talks about the role that cycling plays in his training, both physical and mental, and he shares who among the grid he believes would be off the front and off the back in a race. We also discuss the recent crash with Valtteri Bottas at Emilia and his thoughts on the new sprint qualifying format. Tune in today!
Ep 10: Jared Fisher is the co-founder of Las Vegas-based Escape Adventures and a true mountain biking pioneer
Escape Adventures has been a staple in the bike tour world of the American West over the last 30 years and we are so lucky to welcome the cofounder of the company, Jared Fisher, to the podcast today! Jared and his team have run amazing and popular tours, traversing iconic routes, while managing three different highly-regarded bike shops too! In short, Escape Adventures is an amazing business that has built a dedicated and growing customer base from their home in Las Vegas, Nevada, and their story is truly surprising and inspiring. Jared and company also conducted some incredible work during 2020, which we hear all about in our chat, and listeners can expect to come away from this episode with a desperate need to head out west as soon as possible! Our guest also opens up about the company culture at Escape, and how this has determined their continued success. A sizeable portion of this episode is spent discussing e-bikes, with Jared believing strongly that this new sector of cycling is an extremely positive thing for everyone, and why we should be embracing these advances with open arms. So for all this and much more from a true legend, join us on the show!
Ep 09: Alison Tetrick is a former WorldTour pro and the current Queen of Gravel
Today we are very lucky to have an episode featuring the one and only Alison Tetrick! The three-time gravel world champion and cult-hero has more than a few tricks up her sleeve, balancing a career outside of cycling, and now continuing to evolve and shift her amazing career on gravel and in the mountains! Alison is the co-founder and CEO of SagaVentures, and we actually start this conversation considering the somewhat surprising duality of Alison's professional life. She talks about how switching between riding as a pro and work in marketing communications had very positive outcomes for both sides of the coin. From there we talk about the different stages of her cycling career, how she went pro, and the amazing relationships she has been able to maintain throughout. We also get to hear the inspirational and impressive story of Alison's recovery from two major accidents, and the obstacles she overcame through sheer determination to be stronger. Listeners can expect to come away with a real dose of the person behind the bike, as well as some great insight into what is on the horizon for Alison, so make sure to listen in with us, on Cycology.FM!
Ep 08: Richie Schley is a pioneer of mountain bike freeriding and a modern day cycling influencer
The world of mountain bike freeriding has come such a long way over the past couple of decades, and someone who has witnessed this firsthand, and moved with the tide of change is Richie Schley. He joins us on the podcast today to talk about his career, current professional setup, and hopes for the future for himself and the sport! Richie is an absolute legend in the space and proudly owns the title of 'cycling influencer', having smartly carved out a niche with strong brand relationships and visibility within cycling. We get into the nitty-gritty of sponsorship and branding, with Richie weighing in on the lessons he has learned about making the most of opportunities to make a career out of doing what you love, and some of the important landmarks along the way. We also discuss the irreplaceable utility of e-bikes, trail networks across the country, and some of Richie's most memorable magazine covers! The conversation covers rides that Richie still wants to do and the destinations at the top of his list. So for this great chat, layered with loads of awesome insight and experience, be sure to join us.
Great Cycling Podcast!
Rob is a knowledgeable host and keeps the conversations moving.
A cycling podcast for a discerning listener
The conversations are insightful and intelligent...like a masterclass on the world of cycling. There’s the business side and the lifestyle, competition, and history of the sport. Really is something for every type of cyclist
Best cycling podcast I’ve found
Love the variety of guests and how women are represented. The interviews flow naturally, and it sounds like they’re having a great time. Definitely got me psyched to ride!