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Podcast 2014 Episode 11 – Ronde van Amazing

April 8, 2014 4 comments

Podcast logoWe wrap up the Ronde van Vlaanderen, talk about the Redlands Classic in the US (and how it’s not that fucking hard to provide some race footage!). We review a lot of blogs and videos we’ve seen through the week including ride blogs from Chloe Hosking, Gracie Elvin and Emma Johansson, and a great video from Matrix Vulpine. There’s also a great video from Caroline Buchanan and some more blogs from Anika Todd, Accidento Bizarro and a completely left-field shout-out to our mate Laura Moo. We quickly glance ahead to Energiewacht Tour and wonder where in the world the Tour of Thailand is (we’re pretty sure it’s in Thailand actually, but haven’t been able to confirm this online). Enjoy! (1:04:07 MIN / 61.55 MB)

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This week’s women’s cycling links

We really loved Accidento Bizarro’s blog on  how harassment can be just like riding a bike – it’s a great analogy, and she always write really well, you should definitely read it.

And once you’ve read that – read this!  Chloe Hosking‘s profile of all-round superstar, bike genius and our heroine, Ina-Yoko Teutenberg

This week’s racing

Ronde van Vlaanderen

What does Marianne Vos do when she isn’t racing?  Support the team, of course!

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Podcast 2014 Episode 9 – A Study in Tactics and Euphemisms

April 2, 2014 4 comments

Podcast logoThis week we discuss Trofeo Binda, Gent Wevelgem, the ABSA Cape Epic and racing in El Salvador, plus a whole heap of blogs. It’s been a great week for blogs, seriously. We’ve got rider race reports from Tiffany Cromwell and Chloe Hosking as well as very thoughtful blogs from Bridie O’Donnell and Anika Todd. There’s so many things to enjoy, including some great interviews from our friend Clara Beard, especially the one about the Saddle Sore book. We also have a  look ahead to Flanders!!!  It’s a great variety of topics with heaps of laughter and mayhem. Settle in and enjoy! (1:19:09 MIN / 75.98 MB)

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Last week’s women’s cycling news

We’re starting with something very close to a lot of women’s, erm, hearts….

Our friend Clara Beard interviewed Molly Hurfurd about Molly’s book Saddle Sore – a whole book about women’s genitalia and cycling.  Read the interview on Girl Bike Love, and then find out more on the Saddle Sore websiteBuy the e-book, for you or for the women in your life!

Clara also interviewed Rachel Heal, on DSing for United Healthcare – and being the first ever woman to DS at Milan-Sanremo.  Read the Q&A, it’s really interesting.

Last week’s races

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Podcast 2014 – Episode 8 – Special Feature – Sarah interviews Emma Johansson

March 28, 2014 3 comments

Podcast logo This week we bring you a special feature as Sarah sits down to interview the reigning world number one, Emma Johansson! Sarah talks one-on-one with the Orica-AIS rider ahead of Trofeo Binda and Ronde van Vlaanderen which they discuss in detail and how Emma prepares for those, along with how she thinks Binda will unfold and who she’s keeping an eye on as the World Cup races continue. Sarah asks Emma about being last year’s number one rider and if she’d prefer to win the races outright or the overall. They also discuss her role promoting Belgium and tourism in Flanders, along with how she’s managed to be adopted by pretty much every country she’s ever been to (as a side note Dan reckons she totally has been adopted by Australia, her English accent is half Aussie now!!!). It’s a great interview, so enjoy! (34:26 MIN / 33.06 MB)

To stream the week’s best interview with Emma Johansson click here (right-click, save-as to download).

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If podcasts aren’t your thing, you can read a transcript of the interview over on Podium Café

To follow Emma through the season, please do check out her website, and follow her on twitter – and you can follow her facebook fanpage.  Emma’s team, ORICA-AIS give regular updates on her progress – follow their news section, and keep an eye on their twitter, too.

Emma made a great video for Visit Flanders, and we recommend you watch it:

If you want to follow the Trofeo Alfredo Binda as it happens on Sunday, here’s Sarah’s guide

 

Podcast 2014 Episode 7 – How to Improve the Scenery in New Zealand

March 20, 2014 Leave a comment

Podcast logo It’s an epic and epically rambly show this week with a discussion of the Drenthe series of races. We also talk El Salvador, cyclocross and Clara’s (Hughes that is) Big Ride. We ask you to weigh in on whether or not toasters are sexist. Sarah accuses Dan of being evil and we chat about Sarah’s podcasting exploits, cycling themed cakes, team launches, cool videos, amateur dentistry and snakes that eat crocodiles! Basically this podcast contains all the news and information you need to get you through the week! It’s a long one but we’re pretty sure you’re going to enjoy it, we sure did! (1:25:42 MIN / 82.73 MB)

To stream the podcast with more bikes, crocodiles and pythons than any other, click here (right-click, save-as to download)!

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Things we talked about included

DRENTHE WEEK!  We love springtime in the Netherlands!

If you only click on one link this week, make it this one – Chloe Hosking’s race blog.  Seriously, the best rider/team report/analysis we’ve seen.

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Podcast 2014 Episode 6 – Bickering FTW!

March 12, 2014 Leave a comment

Podcast logo Hello everyone! This week Sarah and I talk about the results of Le Samyn, Hageland, the Drenthe world cup series, and the coverage that goes with it – including the new commitment from the UCI to a quicker turnaround on race footage and a race highlights package with commentary from Ant McCrossan and Rochelle Gilmore. We also talk about Clara Hughes and her big ride around Canada in support of awareness for mental health issues and that Ina-Yoko Teutenberg will be joining her for some of this 12,000 kilometre, continent-spanning expedition. We also discuss how much fun it is to bicker (and how good we are at it) along with a whole lot more stuff as well!! Strap yourselves in, grab a bottle of wine and enjoy the shenanigans! (59:42 MIN / 57.40 MB)

To stream the bickerfestivities click here (right-click, save-as to download).

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Things we talked about this week include…

Le Samynfull resultsphotosORICA race report & photos

Omloop van het HagelandresultsphotosORICA report & photos

Lex Albrecht won the Tour de Murrieta

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The Drenthe races

Here’s Sarah’s guide to watching the Ronde van Drenthe, which includes the UCI trailer for the Road World Cup – and her interview with Annemiek van Vleuten about the race, on Podium Café.

And here’s the UCI trailer for the MTB World Cup:

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Podcast 2014 Episode 5 – What’s the Capital of Delaware?

March 5, 2014 Leave a comment

The-Unofficial,-Unsanctioned-Women's-UCI-Cycling-Show Hi everybody! This week Sarah and I recap the highlights and tragedies of the Omloop. We also ambitiously try to (kinda) follow Le Samyn semi-live while we record. We talk about the Track World Championships, including stellar performances from Kelly Druyts, Amy Cure, Sarah Hammer and more. We talk about Richmond worlds and a whole bunch of awards of the film type and other types as well! We get into a weird conversation about US state capitals and Sarah baselessly accuses Dan of lying, so of course Dan responds by accusing Sarah of lying about lying. See if you can spot who is telling the truth. Oh, and for those wondering, the Capital of Delaware is Dover, although Dan claims partial credit because there is actually a Wilmington in Delaware.(1:12:32 MIN / 69.64 MB)

Stream the trackiest edition of Le Samyn podcastery ever by clicking here (right-click, save-as to download).

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Things we talked about included…

The 2014 Omloop het Nieuwsblad

Some videos from the women’s Omloop:  two and half minutes each from Belgian news channel AVS which includes Lizzie Armitstead talking in English and Emma Johansson in Dutch – and from Focus WTV – and a minute on Sporza.  All of them feature interviews with Amy Pieters.  Please click through to show them all we love women’s racing!

and here’s a video featuring small team Isorex ladies, including Basque rider Irene San Sebastian, who came 11th.

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Podcast 2014, Episode 4 – Always Send Whisky

February 26, 2014 8 comments

The-Unofficial,-Unsanctioned-Women's-UCI-Cycling-ShowThis week we brace ourselves because spring is about to be sprung and cobbles are about to be flung because the Omloop Het Nieuewsblad is on Saturday! We take a moment to imagine what a women’s edition of Paris-Roubaix might look like. We also talk virtual director sportif, track worlds, Oceania championships, horse heads and Koppenbergcross equality! It’s a huge week and there’s so much going on, you need to make sure that you check all the links, videos, photos and things below. (1:16:14 MIN / 73.18 MB)

To stream the cobbliest, whisky-ist podcast ever click here (right-click, save-as to download).

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Things we talked about included…

Cyclocross

The last cyclocross race of the season – Sluitingprijs Oostmalle, where Sanne Cant won the overall 2013/14 bpost bank trofee series.  There’s a little video clip of the women and the junior & u23 men on Sporza, and this 4-minute video looking at Cant’s season-long duel with Helen Wyman to win the series, and clips of Oostmalle (Sanne talking in Dutch, Helen in English)

There are some lovely photos of the Sluitingprijs by Balínt Hamvas on his site cyclephotos.co.uk. If you like cyclocross, or know someone who does, you can pre-order Balínt’s 2013-14 season book – with words by our friend Caro, who’s the reason Sarah’s into CX in the first place.

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Podcast 2014, Episode 3 – We need to talk to each other!?

February 11, 2014 7 comments

Podcast logoIt’s official! The season has started! The Ladies Tour of Qatar is now over and so we talk racing, deserts, camels, worlds in 2016 and heaps of interviews and stories we’ve seen around in the last week or so. Dan accidentally makes a very dirty camel joke, which he admits is actually better than the drinking joke that he was actually trying to make. We also talk about mental health, politics and whether it’s possible to write a book of the entire cycling season in the style of The Odyssey. So basically it’s exactly like every other podcast, except with normal levels of swearing restored! Enjoy! (1:07:11 MIN / 64.50 MB)

To stream the sandiest podcast we’ve ever recorded (with camels in it!) click here (right-click, save-as to download).

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Things we talked about included…

The Ladies Tour of Qatar

Videos!

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Podcast 2014 Episode 2 – Gracie Elvin

February 3, 2014 1 comment

Podcast logo G’day everyone! We greet you in the traditional Australian fashion as this week reigning Australian national road champion Gracie Elvin joins us from Doha, Qatar to tell us about defending her champion’s jersey, all things ORICA, last year’s season and this year’s plans. Gracie talks us through what it was like to defend her national championship, the team expectations, the moment she was dropped from the lead group on the final climb and what it meant to take the win. We also talk about last year’s edition of the Ladies Tour of Qatar and the lessons ORICA-AIS learned there, before taking a glimpse at what’s ahead this week. Gracie also lets on that she’s looking for inspiration for her next series of videos on her YouTube channel this year. This is where we started talking about finger puppets. Also, at one point we suggested staring contests. General hilarity and wisdom (the wisdom was from Gracie) ensues. (45:44 MIN / 43.90 MB)

Stream the Elvinest interview we’ve got by clicking here. (Right-click, save-as to download)

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Links to what we talked about this week

You can follow Gracie through her season on her twitter, website and youtube, and of course through the race reports on the ORICA-AIS website.  And if you have any ideas for what you’d like to see in her videos and blogs this year, please do get in touch.

Gracie came second in last year’s Tour of Qatar Stage 1:

and here are all the other videos from the 2013 race – including the last few kilometres of Stage 2.

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Podcast 2014 Episode 1 – Marijn de Vries!

January 3, 2014 4 comments

Podcast logoIt’s our first episode for 2014 and holy shit did we go all-out to start on a high! The ever superb Marijn de Vries stopped by to talk with us, and Sarah and I were so starstruck that we forgot to swear for the entire podcast (Marijn saved that day and taught us some naughty Dutch)! We did remember to talk though. We discussed all sorts of stuff from frozen eyeballs, spring classics, racing and goals for 2014,  to new teams, and MUCH more! It’s a great conversation and Marijn has a lot of keen insights, so get a large sized portion of your favourite beverage, sit back and get ready to enjoy. (1:03:16 MIN / 60.74 MB)

To learn conversational Dutch with Marijn de Vries (and listen to the rest of the podcast too), click here (right-click, save-as to download).

To never miss another podcast again, sign up for free in the iTunes store (and rate us highly so we top the women’s cycling podcast charts – I actually don’t know if there’s a chart for that, but let’s assume there is).

Our Marijn links

If you want to follow Marijn (of course I assume you already are!) her blog in Dutch and in English – and she’s @MarijnFietst on twitter.   And if you want to know more about the book she wrote with Nynke de Jong, it’s called Vrouw & Fietst, and you can buy it from Dutch bookseller Bol.com…. and if you know of any English publishers, tell them we really NEED it in English too!

Marijn will be racing for Argos-Shimano in 2014 (under their soon-to-be-announced new name) – make sure you follow them on twitter and like them on facebook.

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Some of Marijn’s specific blog posts we talked about…

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