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Four Horsemen of the Race Planning Apocalypse - MOD035

9/11/2017
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Merchants of Dirt Episode #35 Learn how to prepare yourself for the possibility that one or all of the four horsemen of race planning will show up and wreck your race. The Four Horsemen of the Race Planning Apocalypse CompetitionPermissionRegistrationCancellation The Horseman of Competition Competition - Races on your same day. You have to protect your top dates and locations by being Hard to Kill. Here are some key strategies for surviving the Horseman of Competition: Learn more at...

Duration: 00:43:43


Save Your Race with Measures and Metrics - MOD034

8/27/2017
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Merchants of Dirt Episode #34 You will never effectively adapt your races to unforeseen problems if you don't have any measures or metrics to base decisions on. I explore the process of deciding how to break up a race day category that had too many racers, and the advantages having (and not having) data gave me. The Decision Metric Do you have a system for collecting data about your races? Do you look at the numbers, analyze your situation, and make sure everything is going as...

Duration: 00:48:00


What you can learn from race hater Mr. Murphy - MOD033

7/26/2017
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Welcome to the Merchants of Dirt Podcast Episode #33, hosted by Reckoneer.com founder Kyle M. Bondo. This is your insider's guide to practical recreational engineering where I teach you the art and science of building, promoting, and directing off-road races. In This Episode I teach you what you can learn about your own race day preparation process with a real-world example of a Mr. Murphy -- the wannabe activist and trail extremist -- and his race day sabotage antics. Call to...

Duration: 01:15:35


Inside the Race Director’s Studio Part 2 - MOD032

7/8/2017
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Welcome to the Merchants of Dirt Podcast Episode #32, hosted by Reckoneer.com founder Kyle M. Bondo. This is your insider's guide to practical recreational engineering where I teach you the art and science of building, promoting, and directing off-road races. In this episode, we continue with Part 2 of Inside the Race Director's Studio we I take you behind the scenes of the third mountain bike race in the series and learn what thinking goes into deciding when to call the race due to...

Duration: 01:03:15


Inside the Race Director’s Studio - MOD031

6/27/2017
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Welcome to the Merchants of Dirt Podcast Episode #31, hosted by Reckoneer.com founder Kyle M. Bondo. This is your insider's guide to practical recreational engineering where I teach you the art and science of building, promoting, and directing off-road races. In this episode, I take you behind the scenes of the first mountain bike race in a four-race series and learn what thinking goes into preparing and directing a recent race. Wednesdays at Wakefield Race #1 I just directed a local...

Duration: 00:54:34


Turn a No into a Yes with Relationship Building - MOD030

6/20/2017
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Welcome to the Merchants of Dirt Podcast Episode #30, hosted by Reckoneer.com founder Kyle M. Bondo. This is your insider's guide to practical recreational engineering where I teach you the art and science of building, promoting, and directing off-road races. In this episode, I illustrate how to turn a No into Yes and get into places you’ve never raced before by using an approach that will help you form better relationships with your local trail steward organizations. An Example of a...

Duration: 00:36:11


Your Growth Model Needs To Go To The Gym - MOD029

6/12/2017
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Welcome to the Merchants of Dirt Podcast Episode #29, hosted by Reckoneer.com founder Kyle M. Bondo. This is your insider’s guide to practical recreational engineering where I teach you the art and science of building, promoting, and directing off-road races. In this episode, learn how race promoters use the Always Be Racing (ABR) growth model to maintain their sales volume enough to make racing a full-time gig. Always Be Racing Building volume has everything to do with the number of...

Duration: 00:49:27


Mr. Murphy Loves Your Cut-and-Paste Waiver - MOD028

5/14/2017
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Welcome to the Merchants of Dirt Podcast Episode #28, hosted by Reckoneer.com founder Kyle M. Bondo. In this episode, you learn why waivers your first line of defense against personal injury lawsuits and remind you that it is your duty as a race promoter to avoid being negligent. Having a Solid Liability Waiver is Vital All off-road sports are inherently dangerous and involve clear risks, but so is not having a well-written liability waiver. Not only are waivers your first line of...

Duration: 00:29:35


You Can't Fix a Race You Never Start - MOD027

5/5/2017
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Welcome to the Merchants of Dirt Podcast Episode #27, hosted by Reckoneer.com founder Kyle M. Bondo. In this episode, you can't fix a race you never start, so stop caring about what other people might think and go define your own race direction style. Negative Thinking Reality Checks Reality Check #1 -- Everyone starts somewhere YOU HAVE VALUE and your race will have value too, but you can’t create value if you never actual build the thing. Reality Check #2 -- Anything worth doing is...

Duration: 00:36:00


Get Busy Crunching the Numbers with Cy Sack - MOD026

4/19/2017
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About the Merchants of Dirt Podcast The Merchants of Dirt Podcast, hosted by Reckoneer.com founder Kyle M. Bondo, is a show dedicated to helping you build better off-road races and give you the sports management skills needed to promote successful mountain biking, trail running, orienteering, adventure racing, and endurance events. As part of the Reckoneer Media Network, Merchants of Dirt Podcast joins the Get Lost Racing Podcast in supporting Reckoneer’s education mission to teach race...

Duration: 01:00:32


How Not to Suffer Registration Woes - MOD025

4/11/2017
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About the Merchants of Dirt Podcast The Merchants of Dirt Podcast, hosted by Reckoneer.com founder Kyle M. Bondo, is a show dedicated to helping you build better off-road races and give you the sports management skills needed to promote successful mountain biking, trail running, orienteering, adventure racing, and endurance events. As part of the Reckoneer Media Network, Merchants of Dirt Podcast joins the Get Lost Racing Podcast in supporting Reckoneer’s education mission to teach race...

Duration: 00:40:13


Get Soggy Setting Courses with Mark Montague - MOD024

4/5/2017
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Welcome to the Merchants of Dirt Podcast Episode #24, hosted by Reckoneer.com founder Kyle M. Bondo. This is your insider’s guide to practical recreational engineering where I teach you the art and science of building, promoting, and directing off-road races. In this episode, Mark Montague and I get into what it takes to put on adventure races. Interview with Mark Montague Are you ready to take your race promotion skills to the next level? Then let me introduce you today’s guest, Mark...

Duration: 00:44:50


Win More Customers with Strategic Messaging - MOD023

3/31/2017
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Welcome to the Merchants of Dirt Podcast Episode #23, hosted by Reckoneer.com founder Kyle M. Bondo. This is your insider’s guide to practical recreational engineering where I teach you the art and science of building, promoting, and directing off-road races. In this episode, I talk about what strategies you can use to be more consistent when you communicate with your customers. Have a Question? Thank you so much for listening to Merchants of Dirt Podcast. If you have questions or...

Duration: 00:53:36


Get Addicted to Adventure with Michelle Faucher - MOD022

3/21/2017
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Welcome to the Merchants of Dirt Podcast Episode #22, hosted by Reckoneer.com founder Kyle M. Bondo. This is your insider’s guide to practical recreational engineering where I teach you the art and science of building, promoting, and directing off-road races. In this episode, Michelle Faucher and I walk step by step through her latest adventure race launch and we learn how to Brake the Habit. Interview with Michelle Faucher Adventure racing is one of those sports that is really a bunch...

Duration: 00:41:40


Manage the Unknown of Race Day Volunteers - MOD021

3/14/2017
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Welcome to the Merchants of Dirt Podcast Episode #21, hosted by Reckoneer.com founder Kyle M. Bondo. This is your insider’s guide to practical recreational engineering where I teach you the art and science of building, promoting, and directing off-road races. In this episode, I talk about how race day volunteers can be a key element in your race’s success but only if you can recruit, manage, and deal with them in an effective way.

Duration: 00:58:16


It Is Time That Your Timing Was Timely - MOD020

2/28/2017
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Welcome to the Merchants of Dirt Podcast Episode #20, hosted by Reckoneer.com founder Kyle M. Bondo. This is your insider’s guide to practical recreational engineering where I teach you the art and science of building, promoting, and directing off-road races. In this episode, I talk about why having an accurate timing process starts off being essential to deciding who won or lost your race and ends up helping you pay for future races.

Duration: 00:50:57


Fix a Bad Race Course with a Good Design Strategy - MOD019

2/21/2017
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Welcome to the Merchants of Dirt Podcast Episode #19, hosted by Reckoneer.com founder Kyle M. Bondo. This is your insider’s guide to practical recreational engineering where I teach you the art and science of building, promoting, and directing off-road races. In this episode, I talk about how you fix a bad race course with a good design strategy that includes walking the course, testing your design, and getting feedback from real racers.

Duration: 00:52:18


Venue is All About Location, Location, Location - MOD018

2/14/2017
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Welcome to the Merchants of Dirt Podcast Episode #18, hosted by Reckoneer.com founder Kyle M. Bondo. This is your insider’s guide to practical recreational engineering where I teach you the art and science of building, promoting, and directing off-road races. In this episode, I help you explore the beginnings of your location development strategy and the 7 venue areas that reduce customer confusion, control customer flow, and show your customers how organized you really are.

Duration: 00:54:39


Build Better Permits With A Proposal Process - MOD017

2/7/2017
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Welcome to the Merchants of Dirt Podcast Episode #17, hosted by Reckoneer.com founder Kyle M. Bondo. This is your insider’s guide to practical recreational engineering where I teach you the art and science of building, promoting, and directing off-road races. In this episode, I teach you how to obtain the legal permission to use the venue by developing a process for getting your permits approved each and every time.

Duration: 00:50:04


Mr. Murphy Just Wrecked Your Race Day - MOD016

1/31/2017
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Welcome to the Merchants of Dirt Podcast Episode #16, hosted by Reckoneer.com founder Kyle M. Bondo. This is your insider’s guide to practical recreational engineering where I teach you the art and science of building, promoting, and directing off-road races. In this episode, I’ll introduce you to a few race day risk mitigation strategies that include time padding, pre-race checklists, and why you always walk a venue BEFORE race day.

Duration: 00:30:16

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