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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?

Ordinary Extraordinary Lois Keller

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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

    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.

    • 46 min
    Episode 3: Yonnel, Raising the bar in the Randoneering World

    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.

    • 41 min
    Episode 2: Yee Feng, the humblest KOM thief you'll ever meet

    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.

    • 50 min
    Episode 1: Daniel Perry, Double Everesting Extraordinaire

    Episode 1: Daniel Perry, Double Everesting Extraordinaire

    Known for his incredible double Everesting success (50+ continuous hours on the bike and over 60,000 ft of climbing) and for a 2nd place finish in XWA, a 700 mountain bike race across the state of Washington, Daniel Perry defines "epic" and "unbelievable" for most people; doing things an "ordinary" person couldn't do. However, Daniel challenges us all to rethink what is ordinary and shows us how ceilings and limits are only in your head.

    Full Blog Post: https://loissmith317.wixsite.com/mysite/post/daniel-perry-dreamer-do-er-and-the-indomitable-will

    [1:12] What was your training plan for XWA?

    [6:30]: What are some tips from you for faster recovery from some of these long rides? Your typical training ride is 150 miles… how do you recover from that?

    [14:20]: Have you ever failed at something you set a goal for?

    [19:53]: OK, flip side of that coin – what is your best achievement?

    [20:38]: What is going through your head in such a race?

    [27:00]: What is your super power that allows you to do these things that 99.99% of people would never be capable of?

    [33:54]: Who do you admire most in the cycling community and why?

    [40:56]: What’s next?

    [46:05]: Any advice for people getting started?

    • 49 min

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