Why is the act of bike riding often paired with post ride beers, wine, or great meals? The two are inextricably linked. The bike is a tool for connection, and this common ground has served as a doorway for Professional Cyclist Peter Stetina to meet some truly inspirational characters who love to ride, but are masters in their own right. Join Pete as he sits down with craft brewers, wine makers, coffee roasters and chefs, as they share anecdotes of these two shared passions.
Draft (v.) To ride close behind another bicycle so as to benefit from the reduction of wind resistance.
Draft (adj.) To be drawn from a cask rather than served from a sealed bottle.
Chef Chris Cosentino: Celebrity Chef and former solo 24hr MTB pro
Chris Cosentino is a Celebrity Chef who is an OG of the 24hr MTB race scene. He's an idea tank and an entertainer. Pete got to sit down with him at an event where he blends his 2 favorite passions into the ultimate experience.
Matthew Accarrino. Michelin Star chef and elite cyclist
Matthew Accarrino is one of the fastest chefs around. He owns SPQR, a Michelin starred restaurant in San Francisco, and is a regular at cycling events across the nation where he regularly is competitive and then hops straight into the kitchen to cook for all the tired, sweaty, and hungry souls.
Duncan Meyers. Pro MTB racer turned wine maker
Duncan is perhaps the perfect guest for this podcast's theme, he traveled the Pro XC MTB race circuit during the heyday of MTB and is a self taught wine maker. Today he makes up one half of the illustrious Arnot-Roberts Winery, and has found a way to blend life, work and sport without sacrificing on any of them.
Don Winkle: The Beer Industry's Esquire
I sit down with my friend, personal attorney, and fellow MTB ripper Don Winkle who happens to be one of California’s leading legal experts on the beer industry. He also gave legal advice to pro cycling teams in a former life. Listen in!
Episode 1: The Story of America's Model Taproom.
Today I sit down with my friend and manager of Trail House Santa Rosa, a community gathering shop and taproom that revolutionized the way a taproom could serve its community--so much so that it was recently voted best bike shop in the US. Go figure.
Episode 0: The Prologue
Beyond being my profession, the bicycle has served as a tool of connection. I've developed a love for all things craft: Beer, wine, food. The bike has enabled me to meet professionals in this world. The Prologue gives you the WHY of this podcast: A bit of my personal brewing history, how I've embraced the untraditional moniker of a pro athlete who also openly enjoys craft beer.
I would’ve never thought to mix culinary and bicycling together on a podcast until I listened and realized that we all do it every time we ride. The community beer after a long ride or the invite over for a huge meal after a long ride. It just seems as if they go hand-in-hand. Love this podcast. Please keep it going.
It is awesome podcast combining my favorite things cycling and beer. I have listened while at work, I start to shed a tear thinking of gravel riding with a cold one after time in the saddle. Keep up good stuff on the Privateer lifestyle.
Two Loves, One Podcast
Pete is the man and combines my two favorite things: Beer and Bikes! I never miss an episode!