Non-pro, average Joes and Janes in the cycling community doing incredible things like double Everesting, biking 2000+ miles in a month, and more. What makes them tick? Why do they do it? How do they do it? Who do they admire?
Episode 4: Shaun, These are My People
Meet Shaun who you can't help but listen to and feel joy. Shaun eschews racing, but he rides his bike over 10k miles a year mostly through carless commutes. He's a major advocate of cycling, and in this episode he tells us about how he got into cycling, some of the challenges he's face, and why he loves it so much.
Episode 3: Yonnel, Raising the bar in the Randoneering World
Yonnel has truly raised the bar in the local fondo/randoneering scene. He consistently in a top-finisher in most 200k, 300k, 400k, and 600k events in the PNW and just did a remarkable 65 hour Paris-Brest-Paris with two full nights of sleep and finished 8th overall at the Vicious Series Winthrop Fondo. More exceptional, Yonnel is a fairly late-to-life cyclist and he talks about how he improved his riding significantly to achieve his goals in this episode.
Episode 2: Yee Feng, the humblest KOM thief you'll ever meet
Yee Feng is a Cat 2 local road racer, later-to-life cyclist, family man, nice, generous, and will wake up at 5 AM to ruthlessly take all of your KOMs. In so many ways, Yee defines the extraordinary ordinary person; he prioritizes family and work first (always) but is truly exceptional in his ability to incorporate ferocious cycling (last month: 2000 miles) into a tightly packed schedule. Let’s hear how he does it.
So fun to figure out how people think!