Podcast 2013 Episode 5 – Welcome to the Dark Side
This week we recap the Snowmageddon that was the Drenthe weekend. Sarah catches us up on some interesting developments in the world of marketing for women’s cycling. I teach Sarah about farming (including how to plant a chicken) and we swear a bit too. Early on I extol the virtues of the metric system and we take a look at the upcoming races this weekend.
You can stream the podcast here.
Things we talked about this week:
The Ronde van Drenthe World Cup
- Videos of the race
- Photos of the race by CJ Farqharson on Womenscycling.net and Cyclingnews
- Sarah’s round-up of Drentse 8 and the Ronde van Drenthe on Total Women’s Cycling
- Marijn de Vries’ blog about her childhood memories of Drenthe, and her blog after the race
- The ORICA-AIS race report, with DS Dave McPartland talking about why Emma Johansson didn’t get her bike changed
- The @Team_Johansson twitter account, for fans to follow Emma in races and out – we liked this photo after Drenthe:
— Team Emma Johansson (@Team_Johansson) March 9, 2013
More after the jump!
Websites with previews of this weekend’s racing:
- Classica Città di Padova on 16th March – by John on Les Déesses de la Route (more narrative), and by Sean on Velofocus (more stats and facts and streetview) – read both, they’re both great
- Cholet-Pays de Loire on 17th March – on Le blog de Gwéna, Les Déesses de la Route, and on Velofocus
Marketing, women and cycling – Sarah’s a bit obsessed:
- The adidas #mygirls ad
- Links to other things Sarah has seen this week
- Sarah’s post on Assos’s terrible attempts at selling women cycling gear – and three companies who get it right
And this is the Rapha video that I was so taken with:
On Friday 15th March, Sarah will be in London for the joint season launch event for Matrix Fitness Racing Academy and the London Women’s Road Cycle League. It’s at Look mum no hands! on Old Street from 6pm, and everyone is very welcome – if you’re nearby, come along and say hi to Sarah, she always loves meeting new people.
Finally, this article came out after we recorded, but Emma Pooley interviews are always full of great quotes. This one on Cycling Weekly is no different, with calls for a women’s Tour de France, comments on Marianne Vos, and a message for Jonathan Vaughters….