Semi-Pro Cycling Podcast
Understanding Your Headroom to Grow as a Cyclist
To be a great cyclist, there is more to it than having good legs. Many competing cyclists focus on fitness and think that's enough to find a place on a team, or to win bike races.. Having what´s known as “headroom” is a concept that may be unfamiliar to most. It's the idea that a rider possesses, along with fitness and natural talent, the ability to hone certain skills and a mental balance that are the makings of a great cyclist. This episode deals what teams look for in an aspiring pro,...
The Two-Sides of Pro Cycling with Phil Gaimon (Part 2)
Today we return for the second part of our interview with Phil Gaimon. If you missed out on the last episode have a listen here In this part of the podcast we have some important lessons to be learnt for anyone even considering what it´s like to be a pro cyclist. It’s not just about cycling or trying to be a pro though, there are great lessons here about following your dreams and getting the most out of where you end up, that anyone can learn from. Click here to listen and ask questions...
The Two-Sides of Pro Cycling with Phil Gaimon
Is being a pro cyclist all it´s cracked up to be? Does riding your bike for a living, being paid to travel, being handed top of the line kit, or even just being recognised as a pro sound like a dream job to you? Cycling can be just as shitty as any other high-profile profession, where you get taken advantage of for money, for time and sometimes your ambition -- but hey, if you want to live the pro cycling dream, you have to take the good with the bad. And that’s what today’s show is about...
In Defence of the Mamil (and Why They Are Complex Creatures)
What drives middle aged men to wake up at the crack of dawn on a Saturday or Sunday morning, while the rest of the world snoozes, to squeeze every inch of themselves into brightly coloured, tight-fitting cycling gear, open up a bottle of chain lube and take themselves off on a 100km adventure. Is it a personal challenge, for health and fitness, a social thing? In this episode I examine the raison d'être of the Middle Aged Man in Lycra and the motivations as to why they do what they...