More Olympic musings, plus Mike goes mtb racing in Mackay

Racing and then hanging out in a tropical paradise ... this Eungella, just west of Mackay. Mike Blewitt photo.

Racing and then hanging out in a tropical paradise … this is Eungella, just west of Mackay. Mike Blewitt photo.

Here’s Episode 19 of the Briztreadley pod for 2016, and the second Olympic edition, after which Imogen Smith, Mike Blewitt and Andrew Demack still failed to give a proper preview of the cross-country mountain biking.

So you can choose your own favourites … Imo likes Sabine Spitz in the womens, and Mike picks Julian Absalon in the mens. The favourites will be Swiss pair Jolanda Neff and Nino Schurter. We will see!

 

 

 

 

Track 101 for the Rio Olympics

This is Episode 18 for the Briztreadley podcast this year, just in time for the track cycling at the Olympics.

Your host Andrew Demack gets the low-down on the five track cycling events at the Olympics from Emily Rosemond, former Australian champion and now coach at the Track Cycling Academy.

Plus there’s embarrassing revelations about the interview we don’t have for this episode. Oh dear. Never mind.

 

Those Chicks Are In The Sticks Again, in August

A lot of the fun of Chicks in the Sticks happens as ladies acquire new skills on the mtb in the lead-up events.

A lot of the fun of Chicks in the Sticks happens as ladies acquire new skills on the mtb in the lead-up events.

A big welcome into the Briztreadley studio for Cathy Peel, my special guest this week for Episode 17 for 2016.

We talk about:

  • The Tour de France
  • Chicks in the Sticks &
  • The #BrassMonkeyTour and #sunnycoasthelongway tour.

Riding and racing in an SEQ winter

It’s a nice time of year for riding. So that’s what I’ve been doing …

Riding the border track near Stanthorpe

Riding the border track near Stanthorpe

But enough about me … what’s in the podcast?

  • Brendan Johnston talks about his ride at the Bayview Blast
  • Chris Jongewaard blitzes his rivals at the National Cyclocross Series rounds in SEQ
  • Rebecca Locke and Naomi Williams fill us in on their secret team tactics talks.

Thanks to Hayden Lester for his on-going efforts with getting the interviews!

From Wooroolin to Wisconsin, wherever the trail takes us

Sarah Hammond from Melbourne, smashing the 2016 Trans Am bike race.

Sarah Hammond from Melbourne, smashing the 2016 Trans Am bike race.

And here is Episode 15 of the Briztreadley pod for 2016,  hosted by Andrew Demack:

  • Sarah Hammond from Melbourne is doing an amazing ride in the Trans Am bike race. We talk with last year’s Trans Am winner Jesse Carlson about what’s going on.
  • Andrew pops up to Kingaroy to get a sneak peek at the Kingaroy to Murgon section of the new Kingaroy to Kilkivan Rail Trail, to be opened later this year.
  • Hayden Lester interviews an intrepid overseas bike tourist, with cool stories of touring around Mt Fuji and all over Japan. And the intrepid tourist? His brother Joe.

Listen, enjoy, and share it with your friends!

 

 

Post Bike Week wrap, plus SEQ DH and Sunshine Series

Briztreadley's Jordana Blackman (centre) showing her barrier style at the Bike Week CX. Sholto Douglas pic.

Briztreadley’s Jordana Blackman (centre) showing her barrier style at the Bike Week CX. Sholto Douglas pic.

This is Episode 14 for 2016 of the Briztreadley podcast, and it comes to you courtesy of the efforts of Hayden Lester, who while I (Andrew) was otherwise engaged in Bike Week and the rest of my life, was busily putting together some excellent coverage of what’s been happening around South East Queensland in the bike world.

Thanks Hayden!

Featuring Jordana Blackman, Lonnie Toia, Joshua Button, & Declan Kilkenny (pray for DK!).

Nothing like a Kombi to make you smile

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And here is Episode 13 of the Briztreadley podcast for 2016.

  • To cover the World Cup mountain biking in Cairns, we cross to our woman in the rock garden at Smithfield, Cathy Peel
  • As the Eagles almost sang, “There’s a new trail in town, everyone’s talking ’bout it”. Hayden Lester chats with Jamie Borg chat about Kombi, over at Ironbark Gully.
  • And we have a look forward at the Giro d’ Italia and start to get in to the groove for Bike Week.

Hosted by Andrew Demack.

Cairns World Cup preview edition!

Troy Brosnan, Australian downhill champion, training on the Cairns course.

Troy Brosnan, Australian downhill champion, training on the Cairns course.

Here’s a short special edition of the Briztreadley podcast, previewing the mountain bike World Cup round in Cairns this weekend. Thanks to Mike Blewitt (editor of Australian Mountain Bike magazine) and Imogen Smith, friends of the podcast, for their input into this preview.

Some places online where you can find out more about the World Cup:

 

 

 

The un-Brisbane episode: Derby, Victorian rail-trailing, Roubaix

A cutting on a rail trail ... this is on the High Country Rail Trail somewhere between Bonegilla and Tallangatta.

A cutting on a rail trail … this is on the High Country Rail Trail somewhere between Bonegilla and Tallangatta.

Here’s Episode 11 of the podcast for 2016. Much thanks to Ashley and Alix Everton, Eleanor Jackson, Kaleb Griffiths, and Hayden Lester, for all their excellent input in this episode.

Stories from:

  • The rail trails of north-east Victoria, especially the Murray to the Mountains.
  • The National Marathon XC championships in Derby, Tasmania
  • The cobbled classics in Europe.

Just get out the front door and see the world (part 2 of the touring special)

Back roads touring somewhere near Koreelah, NSW

Back roads touring somewhere near Koreelah, NSW

For the second part of the Briztreadley Touring Special, your host Andrew Demack is once again joined by Jan Stevenson, Sholto Douglas and Emma Best, to talk about making the decision to get out there and see the world.

Also, Hayden Lester reports in from the National MTB Championships at Bright, talking to the first and second placegetters in the womens downhill.