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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

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@Cyclismas

Language:

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 54 Chris Carmichael

10/22/2014
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THIS EPISODE is a recording from six months ago of a conversation Mike had with his old friend and first cycling coach, Chris Carmichael. Carmichael is a person who needs little to no introduction for most of our audience, so you won't find a lengthy biographical blurb here. For a variety of reasons,we weren't able tohave the audio go live last April, but we finally got the green light over the weekend to upload the podcast. With that in mind, realizethat some of the conversation might...

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 51 More Ted King

10/1/2014
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THIS EPISODE Mike welcomes back old friend and bon vivant Ted King to rehash old times and talk all things Kombucha, compression socks, and how to lose Twitter followers without even trying. The two-time Tour de France starter shares some of the highs and lows of his season, the glamorous life of being on the road, maple syrup connoisseurship, and how much he loves riding his bike. Their hour and a half conversation is wild, wacky, and freewheeling, and the minutes melt away as you're...

Open Mic with Mike Creed Ep 50 Phil Gaimon Redux Part 2

9/24/2014
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THIS EPISODE Back after a completely inexcusable hiatus that consisted managing an upstart domestic cycling team to win the U.S. National Road Race Championship, the yellow jersey at the Tour of Utah, the white jersey at the Tour of Alberta, individual stages at multiple races, and the NRC Championship, Mike catches up again with old buddy Phil Gaimon, who currentlysports the argylefor Team Garmin-Sharp. Mike picks up where he left off inPart 1, stroking Phil's ego by talking about how...

Open Mic with Mike Creed Ep 49 Phil Gaimon Redux Part 1

9/17/2014
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THIS EPISODE Back after a completely inexcusable hiatus that consisted managing an upstart domestic cycling team to win the U.S. National Road Race Championship, the yellow jersey at the Tour of Utah, the white jersey at the Tour of Alberta, individual stages at multiple races, and the NRC Championship, Mike catches up again with old buddy Phil Gaimon. This time around they talk about Ben King (no edits with this podcast because they only say nice things), Eric Marcottes kindness to...

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 46 Bo Hamburger (Part 1)

6/20/2014
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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. This is part one of a fascinating two-part conversation Mike had with Bo at the Tour de Beauce in Canada. Meandering, lengthy, frank and...

Open Mic with Mike Creed Ep 45 Alex Howes

5/30/2014
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THIS EPISODE Mike catches up with palAlex Howesof Garmin-Sharp in the middle of the 2014 USA Cycling Professional National Championships. Mike and Alex had their chat just a few days before Team SmartStop very nearly swept the podium in a one-two finish that put Howes on the bronze medal step. Their raucous and rollicking conversation starts with a cryptic discussion of PCBC (Pro Cyclists Book Club), a somewhat mysterious reading group for Girona-based cyclists akin to Fight Club, crazy...

Open Mic with Mike Creed Ep 44 Alex Candelario

5/7/2014
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THIS EPISODE Mike finally wrangles a chat with longtime good friend Alex Candelario, a former teammate from back in their early days racing for Prime Alliance. "Cando" currently rides for Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies in [spoiler alert] what may be his last season of road racing. In what Mike views as one of the better podcasts he's ever done, theguyscompare and contrast what it's like being the talent for a team vs. being management, analyze races past and present, and Creed poses...

Open Mic with Mike Creed Ep 42 Solo ramblings with guests

4/25/2014
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THIS EPISODE Mike is with the team at the Joe Martin Stage Race in Fayetteville, AK, and because of some unfortunate timing, has no guest for this week's podcast. Flying solo (with a bit of assistance from team mechanic Chris Kreidl and team soigneuse Astrid van Uden), Mike attempts to entertain and amuse our faithful listeners for a little over an hour with random musings and anecdotes. Choice moments such as "My Twitter account is a tribute to honesty," "I don't feel like you can be as...

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 coded...

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 and...

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

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