53/39 Cycling Podcast

53/39 Cycling Podcast

A cycling podcast from two non-pros. We talk about everything from new kit, advice, education and everything cycling.Mainly dropbar focused.

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January 24, 2022 101 min

This week we go full BMX and talk to Joce –pronounced Jah-ss, short for Jocelyn Camarra. We had a blast talking with her about injuries, learning new stuff on a bike and her infamous 360º. We hope you enjoy this one!

A Little About Joce

Joce is a wild child with a love for burritos and stoke. She’s the first woman to do the open loop on a bmx bike and typically the first one laughing at something inappropriate ...

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ABOUT LIZZI

We sat down to talk to Lizzi about her cycling story and how she found the motivation to start NeoPro with her husband Nick. They both love cycling, but wanted more from their kit, and at a better cost. Lizzi is one of us, the common cyclist, she isn’t sponsored and understands the needs of cyclists. That is what really appealed to us about her and NeoPro. We hope you enjoy this episode! We had a b...

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December 25, 2021 60 min

You asked them, we answered them! That’s right, all of the questions have been asked by you. Without your support this podcast would not be possible. We hope you enjoy this one! It was fun. Thank you for a great first season!

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When does a bike become art?

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Andrew doesn’t know this but I was tailing him in my car at the waterfront. I noticed that he had an unusually low cadence. I always thought a higher cadence ...

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December 13, 2021 60 min

This week we had the privilege of talking to Lael Wilcox.

Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Lael started commuting by bike in her 20s. Within a year, riding to work became riding across the country and then all over the world. She began ultra distance racing in 2015 and holds the women’s records in the Tour Divide and Trans Am. Lael is motivated to encourage more people, especially women, to ride. In 2022, she’ll organize Tucs...

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November 28, 2021 107 min

This week we talk to Shane Miller. Shane has been at the forefront of Zwift and PowerMeter testing and advice on YouTube. Thanks to Shanes ‘Llama Lab Test’, his advice to companies in the beta testing periods has been crucial to many companies when it comes to verification of data. Shane has a very accomplished race pedigree, from TT to Road in the Australian scene. He stopped racing in 2016 and focused more on...

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November 14, 2021 85 min

We had the chance to sit down and talk to Matt about everything from Andrew and Matt’s favorite cyclist, reliving some of the funny videos from Matt’s days at GCN and all around cycling.

A Little About Matt

As a junior rider, Stephens won the Junior Tour of Wales in both 1987 and 1988, one of only two riders to win the race twice. He represented Great Britain at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, finishing 61st in the road rac...

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This week we talk to Mandy Marquardt!

A Little About Mandy:

Mandy learned to love riding a bicycle at the age of 10 at the Brian Piccolo Velodrome near her home in south Florida. A little less than a year later, Mandy won three medals in cycling, including two gold medals (criterium and time trial) at the 2003 U.S. Junior Women’s 10-12 Road National Championships. Early in high school she moved back to Germany to live with her fat...

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October 17, 2021 60 min

So who is Ted King?

Well, he is a Professional World Tour bike racer turned professional bike rider, Ted King is now an ambassador for the general sport of cycling. He lobbies in support of putting more peoples’ butts on bikes, which takes the form of dabbling in gravel, coaching, hosting a pair of events with Rooted Vermont and King Challenge, operating on the board of organizations like Mountain Bike Afghanis...

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October 3, 2021 66 min

This week we talk to Lex Albrecht. Lex Albrecht is a Canadian athlete who began racing as a professional road cyclist in 2012.  She has been a member of the Canadian National Team and various professional teams including UCI Women’s World Tour teams.

She is a 8 time Champion of Québec, 3 time podium finisher at the Canadian National Championships, and has represented Canada on 4 occasions at the World Champions...

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We have been following Nick’s instagram page for a while. Once he started doing the Nick and Rick reels, we knew we had to have him on the show. You can follow him on instagram @nickarend. Nick has a very strong passion for cycling, but he has combined that with his love for photography. Our conversation ranges from his struggle with vanity vs comfort on the bike to building his dream bike, and taking time ...

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September 6, 2021 79 min

This episode, we talk to Graham Foster, sales manager of Trek. Despite being from Greenville, South Carolina, he was not racing bikes as a youngster. Graham was a runner who found bike racing in college. Despite this, we learn about his rise from a category racer to being a domestic pro. Graham shares his experience going through the ranks and has some advice for those looking to start racing. We learn about Gr...

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August 22, 2021 67 min

Keith has been cycling for many years and started off biking as a kid, but found his passion for gravel and all things rails to trails. In his spare time he runs a blog called have bike will gravel. Have Bike Will Gravel is a light-hearted blog about gravel biking Rails-To-Trails in Southwestern Pennsylvania and the tri-state region.

He has two Jamis Renegades, an Exile and an S-4. He also have a custom-built drop-bar fat bike and...

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This week we talk to Cam Nicholls, Cam creates cycling videos and cycling vlogs covering inspirational and entertaining local cycling stories, training and racing tips (notably criterium racing tips), and in-depth reviews of road bikes and road cycling products.

Cam, along with his business partner Neill also run the road cycling academy. The Road Cycling Academy was created to cater for the needs of the busy road cyclist that want...

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July 25, 2021 62 min

Buying a bike is simple, right? We know it can be a much more complicated purchase than it may seem. You just walk into the store, find the prettiest one, and pull out your credit card, right? We’ll walk you through how to make the important decisions.

  • What type of bike? Gravel, endurance, racing
  • What components do I want? Shimano, Sram, Campagnolo, Electronic
  • The debate that makes friends stop talking to each other: Rim or Disc Brak...
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    July 16, 2021 2 min

    Welcome to 53/ 39. There’s a lot of new listeners. So I figured I would take some time to explain our podcast just so you don’t have to listen to episode one.

    My name is Andrew and along with Nick, we are average cyclists.

    While we enjoy many of the existing cycling content outlets ranging from mammoth to small. We recognize there’s a void. That void, is focused on the average cyclist. We get it. We want to rid...

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    A Little About Joe Apgar

    Joe was recently named President of Pelotonia. Joe is responsible for developing and overseeing all efforts to increase awareness of, participation in, and support for the Pelotonia movement, as well as ensuring the strategic and responsible utilization of Pelotonia funds. He has been with the organization since 2016. As a cancer survivor himself, he knows as well as anyone the impact of Pelotonia.

    Learn hi...

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    June 27, 2021 75 min
    A Little About Luke

    He loves cycling, and loves getting pro cycling kit for less. If it’s cheap, from China, and made of carbon fiber, he’s interested!

    Road cycling can be an expensive hobby, and the barrier to entry for good quality cycling gear can be exceptionally high. His whole ethos is to get pro-level cycling gear on the cheap, and show that you don’t have to have to spend extortionate amounts to get some fantastic kit!

    Chec...

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    June 14, 2021 56 min

    In this episode, we discuss our best and worst rides on our bikes. What’s your best or worst ride? Learn about Nick not being sure if he was going to make it back to the parking lot and how Andrew did a century ride by accident. We also discuss over training, both causes and outcomes.

    If you would like to learn more about Pelotonia, our team, or support our ride to end cancer, click here for our team like.

    Advice

    We all love to rid...

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    June 1, 2021 56 min

    In this episode, we learn how Andrew completely ignored Nick’s advice from last episode. What changes happened to Andrews bike stable?  We also teach Andrew more about pro racing. Is there a word he cannot pronounce correctly? Listen to find out!

    Gear Omne Air Spin

    The helmet that inspires the will for more. Whether on the morning commute or a long weekend ride, the Omne Air SPIN pushes you to go farther. Optimal liner density and ...

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    May 18, 2021 64 min

    Today we talk about different group sets. What is the difference between Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo. What is the primary difference between them? Which one is best?  You’ll have to listen to find out. We also learn that Shimano released a coffee table book for their 100th anniversary. Which disappointed both Nick and Andrew.

    Gear

    Nick and Andrew review their Gatorskin tires. For at-least the past 3 years, we have exclusively used...

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