Talking Cyclocross with Adam Myerson

Podcast interview logoAdam Myerson is one of my favourite personalities in cyclocross.  He’s recently retired from being a pro cyclocross and road racer, has been running CX races in the USA for over 25 years, and has a fantastic online presence as a cyclocross analyst.

We talked about the 2015-6 European season, the state of USA CX (and why referring to it as a single scene is a misnomer), how the sport has changed, and everything from “Why can’t Sanne smile?” to Femke van den Driessche’s motorised bike at the 2016 CX Worlds, with a focus on the women but talking a lot about the men’s side of the sport as well.  And we’re joined by Myerson’s baby son Flynn, leading to a conversation about Adam’s new life as a stay-at-home dad, as well as the book he’s writing.

Listen to the ‘cast here, or click through to Soundcloud to download it.

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To find out more about Adam, follow him on twitter, instagram and facebook.  Adam started a cycling coaching company, Cycle-Smart, and you can find out all about them on the company website, and about him specifically, on his coach’s page.

Adam’s been organising the Cycle-Smart Northampton International Cyclocross race, the oldest UCI CX race in the USA, since he was 19 and also runs the Vittoria North East Series of races in New England – click through and check them out, and follow the race series twitter.

I’ve collected videos from the women’s races at the 2016 Cyclocross World Championships, and if you want more videos and interviews from the 2015/6 CX season, check out the Cyclocross section of the website.

I’m funded to do these interviews thanks to my wonderful Patreon supporters – thank you so much!  If you want to join them from just £1.50/$2 a month, there’s more information here.

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Saturday videos – team presentation (and Marianne Vos) edition!

It’s that time of year, where team presentation videos are popping up all over the place, so, for your delectation and delight, here are some I’ve seen – please feel free to point out any I’ve missed in the comments, or to me over on twitter.  But first, before teamy things, I’m already excited about the first World Cup of the year, the Ronde van Drenthe, on 9th March 2013 – if you don’t know the race, it’s a superb Dutch Spring Classic, with a section through a building (seriously!), racing over slimy, mossy cobbled sections through forest, and about 3 times over the VAMberg, a man-made hill that used to be a municipal dump, with some great steep inclines.  I love this race!!!  Here’s Marianne Vos riding recon over the “new” route:

More video fun below the jump – including Emma Pooley, a brass band and a boat….

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Celebrating social media – part 11 – Cyclocross in the USA

When Dan and I interviewed British CX star Helen Wyman for our podcast, she told why she thinks the future of women’s cyclocross is in the USA – so it seemed appropriate that this instalment of my Social Media series had a look at the USA cyclocross riders.  I’ll tell you about some of the riders and how to follow them – and then at the end I’ll give you links to how to follow the USA CX scene.  I’ve already talked about Katie Compton in my previous CX social media post, but as always, if you know people or links I’ve forgotten, add them to the comments, or let me know on twitter – and don’t forget to click through to the riders’ and team pages, and click on all their sponsors, to do your bit to help women’s cycling!

Georgia Gould Luna Pro Team

You might remember Georgia Gould from when she won the cross country MTB bronze medal in the London Olympic Games, but she’s also well-known on the cyclocross scene, not just for her great riding, but also for her work for equality in women’s racing.  She’s been campaigning for years for equal pay for women’s racers, and as a member of the UCI Athlete’s Commission, she was one of the riders who persuaded the UCI to give equal prize money to the men and women World Champions across the cycling disciplines – starting with the 2013 CX Worlds.

But cool as all that is (and it is VERY cool!) the reason Gould is in this post is because of her fantastic social media presence.  She’s got a great website with a lovely blog that’s always got good photos (I like her “I will murder you” face) – and her twitter is at @GouldGeorgia.  You can find lots of video interviews with her on cyclingdirt and on youtube – and definitely read this interview with her after the UCI athletes’ commission, and why she thinks things are moving in the right direction for women’s cycling.

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