Episode 8A – The Supplemental Crazy Idea (originally posted 6 July 2012)
Ok, so the main show was a long and involved one because we were catching up on just how fucking awesome the Giro Donne is (Spoiler Alert: It’s really fucking awesome). So we decided to break off the last part and serve it up separately. In this supplement, Sarah talks us through what is probably the world’s best bike toss.
After that I launch into an idea that’s short on specifics but long on crazy and served up with a decent bit of optimism. I also reveal who my best friend is and tell Sarah about my very famous cycling relative. We end the episode with me not giving the Girl Guides Swearing/Promise sign thing, because of complicated legal reasons. Enjoy! (It’s 16mins or so and 14.92MB)
Here are links to the bits and pieces we mention along the way:
Catharine Pendrel’s blog on split-second decision making – and subsequent regret – at the Windham cross country World Cup http://cpendrel.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/i-never-thought-winning-world-cup-could.html
Rachel Atherton describing her crazy Downhill race at Windham: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=07A07V5gjmg and this video from Dirt includes clips of Tracey Hannah’s jump and Emmeline Ragot chucking her bike across the line – and Atherton’s podium celebrations (among lots of clips of breath-taking riding!) http://dirt.mpora.com/news/dirttvwindham-world-cup-finals-2012.html
Lots more Downhill fun on Dirt: http://dirt.mpora.com/