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Seamus Mullen

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...


23 - People For Bikes

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 – – 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...


22 -Bidit Roy

Be On this podcast The 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...


21 - First Descents

I ride bikes, I hike and I fish, to name a few of my favourite outdoor pursuits. The common denominator is that all of these take place in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. The great outdoors represents a prescription, a healing place, both mentally and physically, providing me with the ability to escape from the stress and concerns of modern life, such is the power of adventure. But, what if what ails you was orders of magnitude greater than a bad day at the office, nose to tail...


20 - Guerrilla Gravity Bikes

This episode comes to you from the Denver Headquarters of Guerrilla Gravity. Manufacturers of Badass Mountain Bikes. Made for going fast. That’s Guerrilla as in Che Guevara and not Gorilla as in King Kong. As I am a fan of a) Mountain Bikes and B) going fast I am looking forward to talking to the team about their brand, their story and what makes their awesome bikes, so awesome (y). Guerrilla Gravity bike frames are designed and built in house in Denver Colorado, no too far from Mile...


19 - The Rwandan Cycling Team

It’s 1994 and Rwanda, a land locked country on the Eastern side of Africa, just on the Equator, was in the midst of one of the worst genocides in history. In 100 days more than 1 million Tutsis were slaughtered, representing about 70% of their population. At that time a bicycle = life. If you had a bicycle you might escape the slaughter. If you had a bicycle you could try to make your way to safety, too afraid to look back at the staggering and stomach churning displays of man’s...


18 - The Check In Foundation

In the space of 12 months I have known three people commit suicide. All 3 of them were men. In my interactions with them, I never would have guessed there was anything wrong, and news of their suicide came as a complete shock. In conversations with the people they left behind though, it is clear that theirs was a thin veneer and they knew there were signs of inner turmoil; signs that only a loved one might have noticed such as severe moodiness, disinterest with things they loved to do and...


17 - Commuting

In a first, I’m pleased to say that I’m interviewing a member of that most select, elite and smart group of people, a listener of the Bikes And…Podcast. A listener who reached out to me with an idea for a story. Honestly, when I started this podcast back on 2016, this is exactly the sort of person I wanted to talk to. It’s been super talking to people who have events to promote, or beers to drink, but for the most part I have reached out to them to invite them onto the show. So, to have...


16 - The Colorado Classic

Editorial Note: In this podcast it is inadvertently mentioned that the race that precedes the Colorado Classic is the Tour of California, it should be the Tour of Utah. 7 years ago, I stood on the steps of Colorado’s Capital Building, along with 4,000 other cycling enthusiasts, to witness the birth of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Quite possibly the longest and hardest to pronounce name in sporting event history, this marked the return of professional cycling to Colorado since the heady...


15 - Making The Best of It

In June 2007, Jamie Osborne was doing the one thing that listeners to this podcast love to do. Riding a bike. Nothing more, nothing less. He was on a lunch ride with colleagues, the same as he had countless times before. Things were getting a little competitive, the lead group’s pace increasing to 25 miles per hour. Jamie, ever so slightly the competitive and self driven type, found himself off this pace and dug deep within himself to catch up. Next came the unimaginable. His bike’s frame...


14 - Trail Heroes

On April 20th, I was on the 303 Trail Monitor Facebook page and saw that someone called James Kovaly had posted some pictures of a sign he had placed on one of the crown jewels of the trail system known as “Buffalo Creek” and this generated a storm of controversy. The sign, sitting off to the side of what looks to be a 3 out of 5 switchback reads “Don’t Skid” “Skidding destroys the trail”. This was like red rag to a bull for many of the red blooded 303 Trail members who wrote comments...


13 - Recumbent Bikes

Back on February the 4th I was riding my road bike on a favourite loop near my house. I was about to hit a Strava segment named “Short Grind’ , given that it’s on a little kicker of a hill, when about 400 yards ahead of me I see something in the bike lane, that I can’t quite make out. As I get closer I pick out a small flag waving like the lure of angler fish. Closer still and I make out the unmistakable image of someone riding a recumbent bike. I pull alongside and attempt to have a...


12 - Trail Conflict

Editorial Note: In this podcast Andrew described the attack taking place on the north facing side of North Table Mesa. It was actually the south facing side. Last week end, news began to spread, here along Denver’s Front-Range biking community about a mountain biker who had been assaulted on a popular bike trail near Golden, the North Table Mountain Trail. Most of us who live here realise that if you add the amazing access we all have to incredible trail systems to Denver’s growing...


11 - Filmed by bike

In this Podcast, I’m joined by Ayleen Crotty, the founder and Festival Director of “Filmed by Bike” a Portland, Oregon Film Festival held every year at the historic Hollywood Theatre. From May 5th – 7th the 15th Filmed by Bike Festival showcases documentaries, animation and scripted features that are not only shown to the local audience, but are also distributed around the country and the world for communities that want to host their own film festivals, spreading the word of bike advocacy...



Welcome to double digits and Episode 10. The second in the series of Bikes and …Great Causes, an interview with Brian Mayo, Regional Director of Special Events at the American Lung Association who is the master coordinator of Reach The Beach, a bike event held in Portland, Oregon every year to raise money for the American Lung Association. Also, Brian talks about the inaugural Washington State version of Reach The Beach. Links to organisations and companies mentioned in this episode of...


9 - oskar blues

Welcome to Episode 9. Bikes and…Beer and have I wanted to do this one since the beginning of the Bikes And…Podcast? Absolutely. Bikes and Beer go together like Fish and Chips, Apple Pie and Ice Cream and Chips and Dip. For many people, the idea of grabbing a beer after a day in the saddle is one the things that motivates you to keep rolling up and down the trail. My friends at the Velominati (Episode 6) have devoted Rule #47 to the idea of the intertwined nature of bikes and beers – “Beer...


8 - Parenting

For this Podcast we’re back at the Blue Spruce Brewing Company, the location for Episode 2's podcast Bikes And…Community. The story of one man’s quest to recover his stolen Yeti. Thank you to them as ever. As a reminder the Blue Spruce Brewery is located at 4151 E County Line Road in Centennial, CO and offers its own ales on tap & classic pub fare, plus open mic & music events. Today I’m joined by the Schmidt family, Chris, Jessica and their 8 month old son Carter. Both Chris and Jessica...


6 - The Velominati

The Velominati, Keepers of the cog, sacred order of the cycling disciple who spend their days committed to poring over the essence of cycling to understand how it makes up the sport’s colourful fabric. This, they believe is the Velominati's reason to be. They are so passionate about these beliefs that they have detailed them in a book called “The Rules” – 95 of them in fact, that talk to the way of the cycling disciple and available on Amazon. Some of you may already know about the 5th...


5 - A Great Cause

Ever wanted to take part in a charity that raises money for a great cause by doing nothing more than riding a bike? Look no further. Sarah Klein and I talk about the Multiple Sclerosis Society's BikeMS event. What it is, how to take part, some tips and tricks to help you get the most from the event and some insight into what the MS Society does with the $85MM it raises as it tries to battle this heinous disease. Links to organizations and companies mentioned in this episode of Bikes...


4 - The mountain biking refugee

An interview with Sina Solouksaran, International mountain biking legend, who in 2011, was on his way to representing Iran at the Asian Mountain Bike Continental Championships in China, when he was kicked off the team for nothing more than admission to belonging to a non-Muslim Faith. “I wanted to race for my country, for the sport of Mountain Bike Racing, not for a religion” Leaving his family behind, and assuming refugee status, Sina found himself in Turkey, able to race, but...


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