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Open Mic with Mike Creed

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Satisfying his constant need for attention, Mike Creed takes to the airwaves to have frank conversations with his friends, who just so happen to be figures in the world of pro cycling. Now that he's a retired mediocre bike racer, he's using his access to these athletes to humanize them, show you what he sees, and bring back a personal aspect to cycling. This is not the show for you if you're looking for controversy and the hard questions. It's more of a rambling conversation with and about the people and the sport that he loves.

Satisfying his constant need for attention, Mike Creed takes to the airwaves to have frank conversations with his friends, who just so happen to be figures in the world of pro cycling. Now that he's a retired mediocre bike racer, he's using his access to these athletes to humanize them, show you what he sees, and bring back a personal aspect to cycling. This is not the show for you if you're looking for controversy and the hard questions. It's more of a rambling conversation with and about the people and the sport that he loves.
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San Francisco, CA

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Satisfying his constant need for attention, Mike Creed takes to the airwaves to have frank conversations with his friends, who just so happen to be figures in the world of pro cycling. Now that he's a retired mediocre bike racer, he's using his access to these athletes to humanize them, show you what he sees, and bring back a personal aspect to cycling. This is not the show for you if you're looking for controversy and the hard questions. It's more of a rambling conversation with and about the people and the sport that he loves.

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@Cyclismas

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English


Episodes

Open Mic with Mike Creed Ep 55 Frank Pipp

2/10/2015
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THIS EPISODE Mike takes time out of the Team SmartStop training camp in Badger, CA, to sit down withFrank Pipp(@frankpipp), long-time US domestic hard man of the peloton who raced for Bissell Pro Cycling and Health Net p/b Maxxis. Set to the soundtrack of tinkling ice cubes, their wide-ranging conversation touches on boxing as aggression therapy, water polo and pool-peeing, Carl Menzies the silverback superhero, their favorite DQ stories, controlling the elitist attitude, and Frank's life...

Open Mic with Mike Creed Ep 53 Not Kiel Reijnen and Alex Howes

10/15/2014
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THIS EPISODE Mike visitsKiel Reijnento do a podcast, Alex Howes drops in, it's an awesome recording, and then Mike has a brain fart and accidentally deletes the bulk of the podcast. In a bold and daring move, Mike records an overly-long intro to make up for the deficit, fields questions from Twitter and answers them on-air to pad out the recording. Enjoy this 50-minute monologue showcasing the inner workings of the mindof Creed, 15 minutes of chat with Kiel Reijnen, a couple of minutes...

Open Mic with Mike Creed Ep 52 Ben Day

10/10/2014
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THIS EPISODE Mike catches up with TeamUnited Healthcare's Ben Day, an Aussie time trial specialist and all-around great guy. They chat about Ben's past team adventures, what flying standby means to the uninitiated, living and racing in Poland, having your wallet stolen by hotel staff (something Mike knows all too well after Interbike last year), and other random and fascinating topics. Enjoy this great conversation with one of the most interesting and versatile guys in the pro peloton...

Open Mic with Mike Creed Ep 48 Eric Wohlberg

7/4/2014
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THIS EPISODE Mikemeets up with Eric Wohlberg, a three-time Canadian Olympian and multiple national time trial championwho is currentlymen's performance manager of Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies. The two go way back, and Creed raced under Eric during his time on Optum before his new role as DS with Team SmartStop. Their rollickingconversation at the Tour de Beauce in Canada finds Mike andEric debating the soporific powers of poutine, androgyny and the Thin White Duke, NRA...

Open Mic with Mike Creed Ep 47 Bo Hamburger (Part 2)

6/27/2014
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THIS EPISODE Mike sits down with Bo Hamburger, currently the DS for the Christina Watches-KUMA cycling team and a former professional road cyclist who won Fleche Wallone in 1998 and the Danish National Road Cycling Championship in 2000. He is also a member of the Danish Cycling Hall of Fame. In 2001 Bo was fired from Team CSC for a positive EPO test. Part twoof their fascinating conversation at the Tour de Beauce in Canada finds Mike and Bo having some deep and probing musings about doping...

Open Mic with Mike Creed Ep 42 Chad Hartley

4/18/2014
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THIS EPISODE Mike and old friendChad Hartleyget together after the Belmont Criterium in Charlotte, NC, to catch up and swap stories over a bourbon or two. In acareer that's spanned decades, Chad first started racing BMX as a teenager, turned pro at age 19, and after a stint with Jittery Joe's joined Mike on TIAA-CREF (later to morph into Slipstream/Chipotle and finally Team Garmin). Teammate, training buddy, prankster, and all-around good guy, Chad lived with Mike in Silver City back in...

Open Mic with Mike Creed Ep 41 Lewis Elliot

4/11/2014
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THIS EPISODE Mike gets together with Lewis Elliot of Team Landis/Trek in between stages at the Redlands Classic. The Arizona native is not only a professional cyclist and triathlete, he's also a Ford Agency model, and is perhaps best known as the guy in the ProForm TDF Centennial edition Powered by Google Maps incline/decline training bike commercial (phew, that was a mouthful). After they get some bike geeking out of their systems, the guys settle down for an interesting conversation that...

Open Mic with Mike Creed Ep 40 Scott Price

4/4/2014
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THIS EPISODE Mike sits down with his former cycling rivalScott Priceafter the opening stage at Redlands Classic in California, where Scott is working with the Landis/Trek cycling team. A native of Calgary, Canada, Scott moved to Spain at the age of 17 to pursue a road cycling career, which he did successfully for nearly two decades, culminating in hisbecoming Canadian National Champion in 1992.In 1999 Scott founded Higher Living Health and Performance Coaching in Arizona, to guide athletes...

Open Mic with Mike Creed Ep 39 Scott Zwizanski

3/27/2014
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THIS EPISODE Mike talks to his old teammate Scott Zwizanski of Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies. In between sharing war stories from the Vuelta Mexico where they were racing, the guys reminisce about the good old days on Optum, and how Scott got his start in bike racing. At times comical (Creed tries to get Zwiz to admit that the Optum guys miss him when really they just miss having someone to be the butt of their jokes) and other times quietly brutal (we learn how Scott...

Open Mic with Mike Creed Ep 36 Dustin Judice

3/20/2014
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THIS EPISODE Mike makes a departure from his usual podcasts with this chat with Dustin Judice, a cycling fan, Cat 4 racer, and Iraq War vet. Dustin sent Mike a note on Twitter thanking him for the Open Mic podcast, relating how it gives such a great perspective on the pro cycling scene by really connecting the listeners with Mike and his guests. When Dustin mentioned he was looking for insight on how he might get into the world of pro bike racing, Mike became intrigued by Dustin's story...

Open Mic with Mike Creed Ep 35 Lauren Hall

2/28/2014
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THIS EPISODE Mike catches up with Lauren Hall of Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies. A talented all-rounder who's been racing pro since 2010, Lauren started her career with Team Vera Bradley and then moved to Team Tibco before landing a berth on her current Optum squad. With two national titles on the track and a second in both the national criterium and national road race championships, Hall's nickname of "The Bullet" is an apt one. She was named by VeloNews as a "rider to...

Duration:01:08:39

Open Mic with Mike Creed Ep 34 Gord Fraser

2/22/2014
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THIS EPISODE Mike gets together with Canadian cycling legend Gord Fraser, a three-time Olympian and four-time Commonwealth Games participant who was the 2004 Canadian national road race champion. In 2006 Gord retired from professional cycling after racing four seasons for the Health Net Pro Cycling Team Presented by Maxxis. He then went on to be a directeur sportif with Team Type 1 in 2009, and in 2010 joined UnitedHealthcare-Maxxis as a directeur sportif. In 2011 became DS for the US...

Duration:00:53:20

Open Mic with Mike Creed Ep 33 Shawn Milne

2/14/2014
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THIS EPISODE Mike grabs a bite to eat and chew the fat with old friend Shawn Milne (along with interloper Ian MacGregor of Skratch Labs). Milne recently culminated his road racing career with 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda to become the new team director of Team Rio Cycling, a Colorado-based development cycling team. In addition to his prestigious palmares on the road, the Gloucester native also races cyclocross for the Keough Cyclocross team, where this past season he won at Cycle-Smart...

Duration:01:25:44

Open Mic with Mike Creed Ep 33 Kathryn Bertine

2/7/2014
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THIS EPISODE Mike sits down to chat with pro cyclist/athlete/journalist/activist/filmmaker Kathryn Bertine, whose groundbreaking documentary, "Half the Road," about the passions, pitfalls and power of women's professional cycling recently premiered to a sold-out audience in Tucson, AZ (a premiere which, sadly, Mike was unable to get into...) They talk about the nascency of the documentary project, Kathryn's frustration with "sports journalism for women" as a separate media thread, the...

Duration:01:25:08

Open Mic with Mike Creed Ep 32 Meredith Miller

1/31/2014
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THIS EPISODE Mike settles in for a chat with women's cycling legend Meredith Miller in January, just before U.S. Cyclocross Nationals in her hometown of Boulder, CO. You will be hearing this conversation after the Cal Giant star stood on the bronze medal step of the podium there, and just as she's prepping for Hoogerheide, Belgium, to compete in the UCI World Cyclocross Championships. Recently retired from road racing, the Alabama native had a successful 15-year road career, most recently...

Duration:01:11:09

Open Mic with Mike Creed - Ep 31 Pat McCarty

1/24/2014
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THIS EPISODE Mike shoots the breeze with old friend and best man Pat McCarty, who has spun his cranks for such teams as US Postal, Phonak, Slipstream-Chipotle, OUCH-Maxxis, SpiderTech-C10, and most recently Bissell. Along with guest interloper Shawn Milne, Mike and Pat wax philosophical on all sorts of fascinating topics including the future, what it's like to be directing a women's cycling team, surviving the Giro not once but twice, getting drunk with Andy Rihs, the wacky times at...

Duration:00:53:21

Open Mic with Mike Creed - Ep 30 Mike Friedman

1/16/2014
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THIS EPISODE Coming to you live from Team SmartStop-Mountain Khakis training camp in Tucson, AZ, it's Mike's old friend Mike "Meatball" Friedman, a multi-time national champion and 2008 Olympic cyclist, most recently of Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies. Over the course of an hour and a half of reminiscing, they cover such diverse topics as guns, bleached hair, Friedman being intimidated by Creed and Pate, racing in Tasmania, the nuances of track cycling, team pursuit, and the...

Duration:01:24:23

Open Mic with Mike Creed Ep 29 Marianne Martin

1/10/2014
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THIS EPISODE Mike has margaritas and conversation with Marianne Martin, the winner of the first Tour de France for women in 1984, covering the 18-stage 616-mile course in 21 days, 29 hours, 39 minutes, and 2 seconds. We hope you enjoy this intriguing conversation with a legend in women's cycling. We certainly did. Open Mic with Mike Creed is sponsored by The Colorado Cyclist, Mike’s very first professional cycling team in 1998. Thanks to everyone at Colorado Cyclist for their support of Mike...

Duration:01:15:08

Open Mic with Mike Creed - Ep 28 Mara Abbott

1/2/2014
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IN THIS EPISODE Mike sits down for a chat with Mara Abbott (that's with two b's and two t's), the first American ever to win the Giro Donne, one of the Grand Tours of women's bicycle racing. In between trading smoothie recipes and Twitter stalking confessions, they discuss favorite places to cycle, Mara's Game of Thrones addiction, strategies for making riding the trainer more interesting, and which of them is the bigger dork. Mara shares the story of her love affair with triathlon, what it...

Duration:00:51:05

Open Mic with Mike Creed - Ep 27 Timmy Duggan Redux

12/27/2013
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THIS EPISODE Mike gets together with Timmy Duggan again for a heart-to-heart post-retirement chat with the former Saxo-Tinkoff rider. Over the course of an hour and a half the pair wax philosophical about what led Timmy to his decision to hang up his race wheels despite several legit team offers to continue racing. Their conversation meanders over topics including motivation, goals, hopes, dreams, and Bourbon as a truth serum. Enjoy this postscript to a career that's really a glimpse at the...

Duration:01:38:00