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.
Kaio Lart: A Kiwi Summer in T-Town
Can you place the accent of this week's podcast guest? He's been a crowd favorite all summer, and we were certainly sad to see him leave. Andrew is joined this week by Kaio Lart, a cyclist from New Zealand. Kaio ventured out to T-Town this summer with a group of mates to get a solid block of training and racing done, as well as pick up some valued UCI points. Listen to learn how Kaio got his start in cycling, what it's been like racing here in T-Town, and much more.
Joe Truman: British Racing Green
If you joined us for racing over the summer, chances are you saw some dark green kit go by in a blur. One of those belongs to this week's guest, British Sprinter Joe Truman. Joe and his teammates joined us for a two week block this summer. **As a disclaimer, this episode was recorded in June 2022-- Joe went on to compete at the Commonwealth Games where he went down in a crash in the Keirin Semis. He is on the mend, and we wish him continued recovery.** Andrew and Joe discuss how Joe came into cycling, what it's like being coached by a former teammate, racing Japanese Keirin compared to Keirin, and much more.
Erin Hartwell: Champion of Cycling
Do you know your T-Town history? If so, you'll recall that this week's guest was a former director here at the VPCC. Andrew is joined by Erin Hartwell, coach, race director, cyclist extraordinaire. They discuss Hartwell's rich history with the sport, his time in T-Town and his residencies in coaching across the globe.
Dillon, James, and Daniyal: The Boys
One of this week's guests coincidentally got into cycling because his dad didn't want him to get a hamster... Andrew is joined by three South African cyclists this week, Daniyal Matthews, James Swart, and Dillon Geary. The boys joined us for our block of UCI racing this summer, and this episode delves into their experiences at T-Town, how each of them got into the sport (hamster or no), and what it's like to come from a lesser funded federation.
Dylan Bibic: Young Phenom
If you joined us for our international racing block in T-Town this summer, then you'll recognize this week's guest! Andrew sits down with none other than Dylan Bibic of Canada to discuss how Dylan got into track cycling, what his path has been and what it's going to look like moving forward, what training through COVID looked like, and what his favorite bike is!
Andrew Paradowski: True North, Strong and Free
Have you gotten to know our new director here at T-Town? Here's the perfect chance-- Chairman of the Board, Rick Beuttel, sits down and chats with Andrew Paradowski, our new Expert Executive Consultant. Andrew has jumped in the deep end here, and this is your chance to get to know him better!
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.