Episode 9 – Cycling Fairy Tales

Episode 9 – Cycling Fairy Tales (originally posted 12 July 2012)



Well this week Sarah rather alarmingly threatens to stop talking about the Giro Donne, but with a little bit of coaxing I manage to salvage the situation. That success goes to my head a little bit and I solicit a call in the name of crazy. We take a moment to contemplate the Richie Porte/Tiffany Cromwell reunion and who has the better bragging rights in the relationship. Sarah compares Frank Schleck with Emma Pooley.

I manage to Farq up CJs name and I explain my philosophy of race design before taking Sarah to task for overstating things. Sarah manages to calm down and hints at why Evie Stevens is practically guaranteed to win the Olympic road race. She then rather cleverly manipulates me into promising to watch some track racing during the Olympics. We take a brief diversion into the current state of Mining Wars which sounds like a reality tv show. It’s not, but it probably should be.

We’re brought back to reality with Chloe Hosking’s night terrors which leads into my crazy idea of the week which has the added benefit of rather neatly fixing cycling for everyone. We wrap the show up with a brief discussion of some of the classic Grimm cycling fairy tales. (34:08Min / 31.26MB)