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Knives, Flannel & Women Truck Drivers

10/6/2018
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Domestic Violence Awareness. Comedian Mara Marek rides her bike across the country to raise awareness for Domestic Violence Awareness. She and her dog Frank join me to talk about her experiences.

Duration:00:43:05

Bike Frame Failed At 40 MPH

9/22/2018
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Some of you may remember that my Podcast used to be called Bikes And...where I’d fill in the next part with the subject of the show. Bikes And...Beer, Bikes and Community, etc. This episode goes all the way back to Episode 15, Bikes and Making the best of it, where I was honoured to talk to Jamie Osbourne. A man who suffered a catastrophic spinal injury when his road bike’s frame collapsed travelling at more than 40 miles per hour. His approach to recovery is one of tenacity, character and...

Duration:00:55:09

You Are What You Eat

9/8/2018
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An interview with NYC Chef and Cyclist Seamus Mullen. We talk about how diet and exercise and a change in lifestyle allowed him to lose weight and help to battle his battle with early onset Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Duration:00:41:21

Blood, Sweat & Tears

8/25/2018
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Last week end I had the honour to see the Leadville 100 MTB race from the athletes point of view, talking to as many as would allow me to shove an annoying microphone into their face. I recorded more than 100 interviews and of course fitting them all into a podcast that lasts a little less than one hour is not possible. But I’ve a created representative selection to give you an insight into what makes people do this, their backgrounds and motivations. I am in awe of you all. This episode...

Duration:00:54:39

Who Dares, Wins

8/11/2018
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I will be up in Leadville, Colorado this weekend interviewing the athletes crazy enough to attempt the Leadville 100 mountain bike race. While I'm doing this, please enjoy an episode from earlier this year where I interview the race's founders, Ken Chlouber and Merilee Maupin. In my next episode I'll be playing some of those interviews.

Duration:00:42:41

The Deal - Part 2

7/28/2018
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There are two sides to every story. In the last Episode of Ben and Bikes I spoke with Ian Dille about what happened at the 2001 Road National Championships in Florida and the subsequent article he wrote for this month’s edition of Bicycling Magazine titled “The Deal”. Long story short: With a few laps to go on a grueling circuit, the race was between Ian Dille and Mike Friedman. Ian who had been in the lead for a while, Mike who had just caught up to him. Ian’s recollection is that Mike...

Duration:00:59:50

The Deal - Part 1

7/14/2018
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All of us can probably remember a time in our lives where we wish we could go back and change a decision we made. The results of that decision probably stick with us today, and probably will for the rest of our lives. For today’s guest, that time was 2001, and his decision was based on 6 words. It was the 2001 U23 National Criterium Championship and Ian Dille was sitting on the starting line with 100 or more other hungry young racers. It was a tough field stacked with pros, previous...

Duration:00:51:30

You gotta practice your winning pose, because it’s gonna happen

6/30/2018
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It was surfing legend and fitness guru Laird Hamilton who once said “Make sure your worst enemy doesn't live between your own two ears” There is meaning in this quote for both the sport he loves and for all aspects of his life. So often sports metaphors make this transitive leap. Others include: Driving for show, putting for doughSet your goals high, and don't stop till you get thereIt’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that mattersIf you...

Duration:00:51:40

That Time I Went Full Enduro

6/16/2018
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Gloria Liu writes in the article titled That Time I Went Full Enduro “It was a fabulous lifestyle. I got over feeling guilty about spending a whole day taking lifts or banging up some steep road to get to the downhills faster. Enduro was mountain biking’s five-pound bag of red Swedish Fish; there were none of the boring flavors, only the best one. Finally, I could eschew all that character-building stuff and maximize the fun.”

Duration:00:43:53

The Places I Pee

6/2/2018
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Today’s guests, joining me from St. George, Utah, are Chris Haag and Sophie George. They will be riding their bikes from Alaska to Argentina, a distance of 20,000 miles; it will take them 2 years to complete. You can learn more about their adventure and keep tabs on their progress by visiting www.theplacesipee.com and there will be a link to this page on the www.benandbikes.com web site.

Duration:00:44:42

The Behind Handlebars Project

5/19/2018
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There is a saying that sometimes you can’t see the wood for the trees. Translation: In this crazy world, where we spin around the cities and communities where we live at brake neck speeds, we forget to stop and look around and take into account what we take advantage of. So what better way to do this than on a bike. Today’s guest, joining us from, Denmark, is Oliver Andersen – the Urban Bicycle Explorer. His goal is to inspire people all around the globe to bike and use it as a tool for...

Duration:00:40:20

Our Land and (S)oil

5/5/2018
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When most people think of a multi-day bike tour they might consider doing it in places like the Napa Valley, Croatia or maybe even The French Alps. But not today’s guest. Martin Eberlen decided to ride 1,600 miles from the City of Stanley, North Dakota where the Dakota Access Pipeline begins through to its end in Patoka, Illinois. This controversial pipeline transports 470,000 barrels of crude oil a day across four states. The end result of his ride is a book called Our Land and...

Duration:00:47:37

The Diva From Down Under

4/21/2018
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The Diva from Down Under is how Rapha describes today’s guest. Tiffany Cromwell is one of the World’s most accomplished female road riders having lived her stellar career racing in some of the most illustrious events on pro cycling’s calendar. Currently racing for Team Canyon-SRAM she calls Adelaide Australia her home, but spends a lot of her time racing and training on the roads of Europe. In the off season, Tiffany likes to relax with running marathons, mountain bike racing, boxercise...

Duration:00:41:05

Cycling in a virtual world

4/7/2018
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There is a place where you can ride your bike that’s a cross between the French Alps and Hawaii. It rarely rains. It never really gets dark. It is never cold. It is never windy. There are no cars. You can always find friends from all over the world to ride with, or you can choose to ride by yourself. There are butterflies and Sloths and Mountain Goats and 1,000 foot waterfalls and you can ride through a volcano. Sound too good to be true, or maybe that I’ve been imbibing in too much of...

Duration:00:47:52

Think You've Got What It Takes?

3/25/2018
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An interview with the founders of the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race and the Leadville Race Series, Ken Chlouber and Merilee Maupin

Duration:00:44:16

Garbage In, Garbage Out

3/11/2018
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This episode is coming to you from Brooklyn and my guest is Seamus Mullen, an award winning New York Chef, author, a leading authority on health and wellness, and a cyclist. Seamus trained in Spain and, as they say, one thing led to another and he now operates two Spanish influenced restaurants, Tertulia (English translation – Social gathering) and a Tapas Bar called El Colmado (English translation – The Grocery Store). He is the author of Hero Food and Real Food Heals – But there’s a lot...

Duration:00:40:17

Seamus Mullen

3/11/2018
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This episode is coming to you from Brooklyn and my guest is Seamus Mullen, an award winning New York Chef, author, a leading authority on health and wellness, and a cyclist. Seamus trained in Spain and, as they say, one thing led to another and he now operates two Spanish influenced restaurants, Tertulia (English translation – Social gathering) and a Tapas Bar called El Colmado (English translation – The Grocery Store). He is the author of Hero Food and Real Food Heals – But there’s a...

Duration:00:40:17

A Conversation With People For Bikes

2/10/2018
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For those of us who like to ride bikes, whether that be for commuting to work, riding with the kids to the park, trying to get King (or Queen) of the Mountain on that 7% bastard of a hill, or riding some sweet single track, People For Bikes have your backs. Visiting their web site – Peopleforbikes.org – will show you that 1.2 million people have registered with them. This podcast talks to those people who are not the shaved leg, Lycra clad, 1% uber athletes, and that is precisely who...

Duration:00:24:46

23 - People For Bikes

2/10/2018
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For those of us who like to ride bikes, whether that be for commuting to work, riding with the kids to the park, trying to get King (or Queen) of the Mountain on that 7% bastard of a hill, or riding some sweet single track, People For Bikes have your backs. Visiting their web site – Peopleforbikes.org – will show you that 1.2 million people have registered with them. This podcast talks to those people who are not the shaved leg, Lycra clad, 1% uber athletes, and that is precisely who...

Duration:00:24:46

A Conversation with an Indian Documentary Maker

9/17/2017
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Be On this podcastThe Bikes And Podcast's first international episode featuring an interview with Bidit Roy, Indian documentary film maker. I was introduced to Bidit by Ayleen Crotty of the Filmed by Bike Festival and subject of Episode 11. I talk with Bidit about his love of making documentaries, how they connect him to people who have a story to tell and his latest film. There are links to The Bicycle Maker, which was featured in the Filmed by Bike Festival, On The Church Trail and his...

Duration:00:38:17