We Got To Hang Out is a podcast hosted by Christopher "Cree" Stricklen with a relaxed format and a big message. A goal of the show is to shed light on those who positively impact our community of cycling. WGTHO provides a platform for you to hear stories in a way you likely don't hear in mainstream media. A casual environment breeds authentic storytelling, so let’s hang out!
Episode 115 // Moriah Wilson
This episode will forever be near and dear to our hearts and to our WGTHO family. Right before the summer, and a month after this recording, we lost our friend and WGTHO champion, Moriah Wilson. We kept this recording off the air to allow for The Wilson family and those close to her to grive and heal. Now that we are starting our new season we wanted to begin by remembering the legacy of an extremely bright star and a friend that we continue to think of and will forever hold close the memories we have with her.
Moriah Wilson was an incredibly talented cyclist who started off this year with 7 wins and one second place finish including the very first race of the Lifetime Grand Prix. We caught up with "Mo" directly after her win and several reschedules. Mo generously gave us her time as we chatted about her life before bikes as an elite skiier, her disinterest in word games and all things that have culminated in her life and lead her to be the most exciting cyclist of the season.
Our Episodes are rarely edited but to ensure that Mo's personality and legacy is maintained we are presenting this episode almost entire uncut from beginning to end. Roll in Peace, Mo.
Episode 114 // Reggie Miller (Hall of Fame Basketball Player/MTBer/USAC BoD)
It’s not every day that WGTHO has a Hall of Fame, Top 50 NBA player of all time on our show… BUT WE DO TODAY! Reggie Miller is all of the aforementioned plus a veteran MTBer. Reggie sits on the Board of Directors at USAC and focuses on diversity initiatives and engagements within the organization. Naturally we touched on that topic, the NBA Finals and Reggie’s sweet new Moot YSL that he just picked up in Steamboat Springs. Reggie was participating in the Ranch Rally in Steamboat which is a bike event that supports the ranchers in the area but Reggie was also able to direct some of those proceeds towards cycling at HBCUs as well. We covered the gamut in this episode. It was a fun one as always. Enjoy.
Episode 113 // Isabella Bertold (Pro Sailor/Pro Cyclist)
Isabella Bertold lives her athletic life on two opposite ends of the sporting spectrum. Isabella made a very successful career of racing a laser radial and was previously ranked No. 2 in the world. After suffering from a TBI Isabella discovered cycling through physical therapy and from there has gone on to find herself competing with the most elite cyclists in the world—not to mention she started her own UCI team, InstaFund LaPrima. We’ll leave the rest to the podcast but not without teasing how to sail into the wind, Isabella’s thoughts and initiatives on sustainability, the ongoing conflict between the correct pronunciation of the word ‘buoy’ and Isabella returning back to sailing but now in the most elite field of SailGP. Enjoy.
Episode 112 // Aliyah Barnwell (Journalist/Cyclist)
Episode 111 // Isabel King (Professional Cyclist)
Isabel King is a professional cyclist originally from The Bay Area now currently living in Santa Monica, CA. In the last 18 months Isabel has gained a lot of attention, initially, from being the heir apparent in Southern California QOMs and then putting her talents to the test in bike racing. In Isabel's first ever race at Unbound she was able secure a Top 10 spot (8th) and from there she set the tone for a very successful rookie year in gravel racing. We talked about her athletic background and the time she spent working on Wall St. and what it means to be a professional cyclist in an era of privateering. Another great conversation to get you through the day. Enjoy
Episode 110 // Lea Davison (Professional MTBer)
I enjoy the different perspectives as walks of life from the various guests. I do think it a little funny though when the Host tells guests that he’s old when he’s only in his 30’s. Hahaha! Wait till you’re in your 40’s.
Cool guests and content…audio is horrible
Cool guests and content, entertaining musings, but bro spend some time getting your audio dialed in. 1.5 stars for subpar audio. I don’t know what it is but Chris your voice is low and very difficult to hear and audio has massive lows/bass but very little mid/high tones. When you talk it’s like listening to bass. 2022 is the year you step up your podcast audio game!
Great podcast with an approachable insiders connection to the sport