Do you struggle to keep up with the fast-paced nature and technicalities of track cycling? Listen in and get a behind the scenes look into the sport and Valley Preferred Cycling Center as well as the T-Town cycling community. Each episode contains relevant information from a diverse group of guests—athletes, nutritionists, sports psychologists, agents, doctors, sponsors, coaches—come along for the ride with us Tuesdays.
A Podcast Season in Review
For the final episode of the '22-'23 Talk of the T-Town season, Andrew and Maura sit down and recap their favorite episodes. Through their conversation, they discover a common thread running through: each of these guests gives us and you insight into something we traditionally don't hear about in every day news; pulling back the curtain, if you will.
The Talk of the T-Town will resume with the '23-'24 season this fall. We'll be hard at work with events and racing this season, and working to get you the best interviews with those who come visit us this summer!
2023 Season Teaser
Wondering what T-Town has in store for the 2023 season? This episode has you covered as Maura and Andrew sit down to discuss all T-Town has to offer this year! From programming to training to bierfests to international racing, there's something for everyone! As always, more information is available on our website, thevelodrome.com!
Emily Schelberg: Drinking from a Firehose
This week's guest has had a whirlwind of a start into the world of track cycling-- she raced her first UCI season with us, podiumed at Elite and Master's Track Nationals, and went on to race at Master's Track Worlds. Maura sits down with Emily Schelberg and they discuss everything from Emily's history with the US Skeleton team to navigating the track cycling world as well as what her support system looks like and what athlete she looks up to.
Joe Coddington: Gran Fondo Hincapie Lehigh Valley
If you missed it last year, this year is your chance-- the Gran Fondo Hincapie returns to the Lehigh Valley on June 3rd! This week Andrew sits down with Joe Coddington, the technical director of the Hincapie Group. The guys discuss what a fondo is, the flare that Hincapie brings, Joe's background in cycling and his passions, and much more like his favorite movie and the grossest mid-ride snack he's seen someone eat. Be sure to listen to get the scoop on all of the upcoming Hincapie Gran Fondos!
Travis Smith: We Need You
This week's guest is similar to host Andrew Paradowski-- Canadian and a Velodrome director! Andrew is joined by VELO Sports Center's very own Travis Smith. The two talk a little bit of velodrome history, the benefits of having an indoor 250, what the VELO Sports Center has to offer, and much more (including Travis's favorite movie and music to train to)
Grant Koontz: Raising the Level
This week's guest is another that joined us for a large block of racing in T-Town this summer, and he's another athlete with a great haircut. This week, Maura sits down with Grant Koontz and talks how Grant found cycling, his aspirations to represent Team USA on the Olympic level, racing at the UCI Track Champions League, what's next, and much more!
Elspeth Huyett ep ruled
Fantastic interview with local hero and track/road inspiration Elspeth Huyett. Her story and growth through TTown and her contribution to the industry is a great representation of all the opportunities available to fans and athletes of the sport.
Talk of the T-Town
Both Joan and Andy are incredible hosts who embody a wonderful balance of good fun, humor, and serious discussion about all things track related. They give a platform to some wonderful people who give do much to the sport. And they have no problems laughing at themselves to keep it light. The duration of interviews have been perfect. Keep up the great work !
It’s awesome to feel connected to the track world when we aren’t able to be together. One of the best aspects of training and racing at TTown, as a master/stagiaire, is truly sharing the space with elite athletes and getting to know them. This podcast reminds me how wonderful these people are.
And Andy’s radio voice! It surpasses his “Matt Damon” good looks.