An insider look at the people and trends influencing the sports we love - mountain biking, snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing, hiking, skiing, cycling and anything else that gets you outdoors and your heart rate up!
#13 - Dustin Williams - Allied Cycle Works
Dustin heads up marketing and technology for Allied Cycle Works. Allied builds BEAUTIFUL bikes for roadies and gravel riders, and they do it right here in the good ole' USA. It's pretty cool to be able to see your bike come together and even talk to the folks building it. Dustin and I share a surprisingly common background, with bikes, skateboards, and adventure as a central theme. We had a blast on this episode and we're already talking about a follow-up. Stop reading and start listening already ;-).
# 12 - Ana Van Pelt - Niche Snowboards
Ana is the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at Niche Snowboards. She is passionate, interesting and really pushing the boundaries of what is possible with eco friendly manufacturing at Niche. It turns out it's possible to make high performing products without causing a bunch of damage in your wake. We talked about snowboarding, going outside, learning new languages, saving the environment, hunting, vegetarians, women in sports and all kinds of random topics. This was a blast!
#11 - Ruben Torenbeek - RAAW Mountain Bikes
Ruben Torenbeek is the founder and designer of RAAW Mountain Bikes. RAAW has one bike on the market, the Madonna, and judging by the reviews, people are loving it. We talked about everything from how the company came to be to assembling and riding the very first bike.
#10 - Marketing Talk - What Is Content?
We talk about where content's real power comes from; it's quality. It's a ruckus chat of marketing, rants, technical difficulties, and everything in between. Somehow, we then come full circle and end up discussing the merits of quality vs. quantity in content — think Zen and the Art of Motorcycle maintenance, but instead it's two crazy people, at least one of whom has never read that book.
#9 - Steve Mokan - Chasing Epic
Steve Mokan is the founder of Chasing Epic, a kick-ass adventure tour company that focuses on intermediate to advanced multi-day mountain biking trips. We had a lot of fun talking about Steve's business, riding bikes, our dogs, beer, and even the future of e-bikes.
#8 - Joe McEwan - Starling Cycles
Joe is the founder of Starling cycles, he's an aerospace engineer turned badass bike builder and because of that he brings some very interesting perspectives to modern bike making. Joe is not afraid to buck trends and take his own path, he builds his bikes from a performance first perspective and I sure hope I get to ride one soon!