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AngryMountainBiker Show

Mountain bike, rock climbing, and adventure sports talk. Not really that angry. Tune in for topical mountainbiking interviews, trip reports, and rants on road cycling, and life's minor and not so minor annoyances. If you like mountain biking, and you like podcasts, you found a home!
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Feb 12, 2017

I break down the new 104 mph speed record set by Max Stockl of Austria, and talk more about Robert Marchand, the 105 year old cyclist setting records and being studied in France. He increased his VO2 Max by 13% at the age of 103.

105 Year Old Cyclist Robert Marchand

Markus Stockl breaks mountain bike speed record

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Feb 8, 2017

James Stoup visits AMB headquarters to talk about Colorado trails, his ride scheduling app, and the benefits of trailwork.  We talk about Doctors Park, the Monarch Crest, and why you need to get yourself out to help build trail.

Visit Yazda Here!

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Feb 7, 2017

Listen up, people. There is one word in biking that's holding us all back and I'd like to fix that. So get your 'beats on and tune in and let's fix this thing. Plus, you may get a chance to win a copy of Dirt Mag's 20th anniversary book which is loaded with a ton of great articles and pics. 

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Feb 5, 2017

I break down our local chapter winter party's special moment, and go over some evidence related to training and immunity

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Jan 31, 2017

One of the biggest challenges you can face starting out mountain biking is how to eat to sustain energy on big days out.  Mountain biking is a high output, high strength effort, and nutrition is a huge issue that can make a day a big success or a painful lesson. I relate my own experiences and tips gleaned from the past years of epic days in the backcountry.

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Jan 27, 2017

Today I break down a listener comment on my James Wilson interview, vent about a bizarre plumbing crises that happened in my kitchen, then I give a top tip on how to get stronger on your bike.

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Jan 26, 2017

James Wilson joins me from Grand Junction Colorado, where he's pioneered an innovative new design: the Catalyst Pedal. His company is Pedaling Innovations. We talk generally about flat pedal myths, benefits, and then get into the Catalyst Pedal he's designed. Full disclosure, James sent me a free pair of these to try out. After 40 miles on the trails, I'm a big fan, and plan on riding them full time this year.

James' website: http://bikejames.com for his strength and conditioning programs and his flat pedal manifesto and other information.

Find the pedals at http://pedalinginnovations.com

 

Jan 25, 2017

 

Garrett Hubbard joins me from Austin Texas to talk about his experience racing in the Capital Cyclocross race on his 6" travel enduro bike. We also chat talk about wheelbuilding and plus sized bikes.

Garrett's Cyclocross Video on Vimeo

Capital Cyclocross photo gallery on AngryMountainBiker.com

Capital Cross Classic Facebook page

Filz Built Bicycles in Northern Virginia

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Jan 24, 2017

Joining me today, Rob Berube of ridetechy.com talks more about spotting, organizing your own rides, the Techy Riders Scavenger Ride Event, backcountry scenario simulations, and women's specific techy group rides.

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Jan 20, 2017

Here's my visit with massage therapist Tracey Dugdale. Tracey is a former competitive triathlete and now a runner and rock climber.  She talks about the kinds of massage, what to expect with massage, as well as posture and her take on foam rollers.

To find out more about massage or book an appointment with Tracey, visit her website:  www.trimassage.com.

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Jan 19, 2017

I rail on some traffic sign issues, apologize to XC racers, break down a dopey article on gear "innovations", and discuss why your bars are too wide, or too narrow.

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Jan 18, 2017

I break down what I liked about Rob's interview, cover some science about our emotional and cognitive biases, then critique an article on backcountry mistakes.

Neural correlates of maintaining one’s political beliefs in the face of counterevidence

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Jan 17, 2017

In studio today is Dr. Rob Berube, a mountainbiker from Richmond, VA. He started a group in 2012 to join riders wishing to improve their technical riding skills by doing slower paced rides with an emphasis on stopping to session technical trail features, where advanced and beginner riders are welcome to share knowledge, socialize, and get better at riding bikes. 

Techy Riders Social Club on Facebook

Techy Riders web site

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Jan 15, 2017

I take some time to break down a negative review I received, the IMBA website, a bit more on Catalyst pedals, and why you gotta get into a Wilderness First Aid course.

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Jan 14, 2017

I rode the Pedaling Innovations Catalyst pedals for the first time today. Hear about that as well as my introduction to Strava.  I also break down Bikram Yoga and the freak that founded it.

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Jan 13, 2017

Pedaling Innovation's new Catalyst pedals look sweet. I break down the advantages and disadvantages.  I also rant about IPA. Basically, the usual.

Pedaling Innovation's site

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Jan 9, 2017

I address a listener complaint and rant about plastic bags in tonight's podcast. And, I talk a bit about getting involved in your local trail club.

Jan 5, 2017

Today I break down 105 year old Robert Marchand's record breaking bike ride and also talk about some cold weather riding tips, and a way to get acclimated to high altitude while you're sleeping.

Jan 3, 2017

An 85 year old man did a sub 4 hour marathon. I rant about how most of what we think of as age related decline is actually due to lack of physical activity.  I also break down what's In vs Out in 2017 in mountainbiking, and break down a GMBN video pitting an enduro bike against a cross country bike in a race.  Enjoy!

Cross Country vs Enduro Race

NY Times Article on 85 year old marathoner

VitalMTB piece on what's in and out in 2017

Jan 2, 2017

Happy New Year--start the year off by taking the hard track. In today's episode, I talk about my wheels, my resolutions, and solo climbers Alex Honnold and Dan Osman. And I break down the lawsuit filed by the Bitterroot Backcountry Coalition which is sueing the US Forest Service to regain access to 180K acres of wilderness in Montana.

Alex Honnold Tribute Solo to Dan Osman

Dan Osman's original solo

Dec 31, 2016

I took some excerpts from a few of my interviews and put them together in tonights show. Hear the best from Martin Fernandez, Naz Ahmed, Russ Adam, Sean Johnson, and Frank Raiti.  Happy New Year to all my guests and listeners. I've really enjoyed building this show in 2016 and look forward to many more interviews and rants in 2017. See you on the trail!

 

Visiti Afghan Ascend to Help

Sean's site

Martin's site, Best Rides DC!

Dec 28, 2016

Hi everyone, Will Niccolls here. In today’s show I thought I’d do something different now that I have a few more listeners and the show has grown a bit. I’ve dug into the back catalogues for one of my favorite interviews of the past few months. It’s with my old friend Rob Raker. Rob is an incredibly talented guy and a true inspiration. He’s been a rock climber and outdoor adventurer for fifty years and a professional filmmaker and documentarian for over 20.  We met on the rocks in Morrison Colorado many years ago and have renewed our friendship in the last year as he has traveled to the DC area to undergo treatment for an aggressive form of prostate cancer.  

Rob is a man of many talents, rock climbing, filmmaking, kayaking, cycling, birding, photography. One of the many interesting things he’s done over the past years is work with Erik Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind climber to reach the summit of Everest. You’ll hear Rob talk about some of his adventures with Erik here.

Now, I’m still pretty new to podcasting and listening back to this I wish I was a better interviewer and that I’d figured out some of the audio engineering tricks that I now know, but I went ahead and remastered the original track so that the sound may be a bit better, and Rob is such an interesting guy that I think the interview holds up ok despite my weaknesses. His candid discussion of his experience battling cancer is particularly important so I hope you enjoy this and I’ll be back with new shows in the next days. Meanwhile enjoy this and let me know your thoughts!

Dec 24, 2016

Today I ramble about a lot of stuff. Why explaining things to people is not only useless but it robs them of the experience of being wrong, especially as it relates to movement skills like rock climbing and mountain biking.

Dec 21, 2016

The Red River Gorge is in Kentucky, a beautiful area with a bunch of world class climbing, and now a 100 mile mountain bike race in September, 2017.  I break it down, and also rant about low fat half and half for a while!

Red River Gorge 100 MTB Race

Dec 19, 2016

My friend Andres Rodriguez is a mountain biker and beer connoisseur and joins me in the studio to introduce some delicious and interesting beer  choices for your consideration this holiday season.

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