A podcast covering everything about bikes. Hosted by two Stan's notubes employees who are now stuck at home rather than being on the road attending Festivals and Races. We talk with Race mechanics, Racers and industry insiders each week while chatting about recent bike news and rumors.
The Stan's Refresh EP. 138 Racer Evelyn Dong on Her Decision Not to Attend the Pro XCTs in Arkansas
This week on the Refresh, Kenny and Adam sit down with Stan's athlete Evelyn Dong. Learn about her storied cycling and Nordic ski racing careers and her recent decision to not participate in the upcoming Pro XCT races being held in Arkansas. Evelyn decided not to attend the races in Arkansas in response to laws recently passed in the state that limit options for health care and sports participation for transgender people. Kenny and Adam chat with Evelyn about why she’s not racing, how difficult it was to make this decision, and some of the larger questions around this issue. Kenny and Adam also catch up on cycling world news and offer a Tech Tip for breaking out the bike after a long winter's nap.
The Stan’s Refresh EP. 137 Live from the Hurricane MTB Festival
This week on the Refresh, Adam heads to the Hurricane Mountain Bike Festival and talks with Brittany Phelps, the Event Director of the festival. Brittany gives us the lowdown on what it took to get the event running this year, her feelings on the event, and the future of bike events like hers. Also in this episode, Kenny and Adam chat about the Pan American Championships, Euro road racing news, and a fun tech tip.
The News DART EP. 102 The Cactus Cup race recap
Incoming! Here's a fresh news DART. The North American XC racing scene held its first event of 2021 this past weekend in Fountain Hills, Arizona. In this special News DART, Kenny gives Adam a recap of the recent Cactus Cup. The Cactus Cup is a long-standing XC stage race that usually kicks off the race season and has always served as an early-season opportunity to test one's legs. Kenny was out there supporting our riders while taking some rad photos of the racing action. Kenny saw it all go down, so he gives us a brief rundown of how the races played out
The Stan's Refresh EP. 136 Duncan McGuire, The Maxxis Sponsorship Man
This week on the Refresh, Kenny and Adam sat down with Duncan McGuire of Maxxis tires. Duncan is the Assistant Manager of the Bicycle Tire Division at Maxxis , AKA he makes the decision on whether or not to sponsor your favorite riders. Duncan talks with the guys about his time at Maxxis, what it's like working with high-profile athletes, and sheds some light on the inner workings of the company itself. Kenny and Adam also talk about some road racing news and their most embarrassing mountain bike stories. Enjoy the show!
The Stan's Refresh EP. 135 Howard "How Hard" Grotts!
This week on the Refresh, Kenny and Adam catch up with Howard Grotts. Howard is a 4x National Champion, 3x Leadville victor, and winner of the Cape Epic stage race. Howard sits down with Kenny and Adam to discuss his career and upbringing, share some Kenny stories, and fill us in on why he decided to stop racing professionally to focus on earning a masters degree in mathematics. Also in this episode, the boys chat about the spring classics that are starting this weekend and cover a fun tech tip.
That Stan's Refresh EP. 134 - Meet Waldek Steppinowski, the CLIF Pro Team's Long-Time Team Manager Part 2
This week on the Refresh, Adam and Kenny finish their interview with Waldek Stepniowski of the CLIF Pro Team. Waldek shares with the the guys some funny stories from the road and what he has planned next for his career and life. There is also a special appearance from Chris "Chris Cross" Mathis, the mechanic for the CLIF Pro Team, who reflects on his best memories from his years with the team. Kenny and Adam also talk about some interesting new UCI rules and discuss jumping a house. Sit back and relax, we have a long one for you.
Now is a good time to try and stay connected to the bicycle racing community via the internet since events are canceled. Thanks for making this.