Any old road is fine for touring, riding and having fun

Testing the Cannondale Slate on the fire roads of the Glasshouse Mountains on a Neil  Ennis adventure ride. My buddy Emma is keeping an eye on me in the background.

Testing the Cannondale Slate on the fire roads of the Glasshouse Mountains on a Neil Ennis adventure ride. My buddy Emma is keeping an eye on me in the background.

And here is Episode 23 for 2016 of the Briztreadley podcast.

In the show this week:

  • Andrew Demack interviews Alee Denham, who runs a wonderful website called CyclingAbout.com.
  • Hayden Lester chats with the winner of the SEQ downhill series.
  • And Andrew reviews the Cannondale Slate.

Get into it!

 

Michael England wins State XCO championships in Mackay

Momo Frank smashes it through a rock garden on his way to becoming State under 15 XCO champion.

Momo Frank smashes it through a rock garden on his way to becoming State under 15 XCO champion.

Hayden Lester brings us an interview from the Queensland XCO Championships, held in Mackay on October 2. Michael England has only been racing mountain bikes for a couple of years, but he is building an impressive list of race wins.

 

 

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! I’m going to try something over this weekend (Ootober long weekend), so hopefully nothing too weird happens!

 

 

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.

Human Power and an Inhuman Bike Race

This week on Briztreadley, episode 6 for 2016 …

Andrew Demack and Chris Welsh have stories of unusual bikes in unusual places.

We start with Hayden Lester’s reports from the weekend’s downhill enduro action at Hennessy Hill. Then we move on to discover the world of high school human-powered vehicle racing, with Paul Hand from Aquinas College on the Gold Coast.

And finally we chat to Troy Szczurkowski, just days before he departed for the 1000-mile Iditarod race across Alaska. That’s some next-level commitment to your bike sports.

 

A scorcher for the Coot-Tha Burn

Champions aplenty on Mt Coot-Tha last Saturday. Here's one of them, Craig Hinkins.

Champions aplenty on Mt Coot-Tha last Saturday. Here’s one of them, Craig Hinkins.

Lots of sweating involved in this episode of the Briztreadley podcast. Some of it just sitting at a computer, editing interviews. But also …

Chris Welsh, Jordana Blackman and Andrew Demack were all out and about at the Coot-Tha Burn, getting some great interviews.

We talk to Craig Hinkins, Peter Shield, Jordana and Tamyka, Matt Keenan and Robbie McEwen, and of course we enlist Jens Voigt into the on-going quest to bring all koala thieves to account.

That wasn't easy. Tamyka and Jordana smile for Chris Welsh's camera, despite being close to death.

That wasn’t easy. Tamyka and Jordana smile for Chris Welsh’s camera, despite being close to death.

2016 episode 1: Finishing off the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

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And we’re off and riding for 2016. In this first episode regular hosts Andrew Demack, Chris Welsh and Jordana Blackman are joined on the line by Paul Heymans from the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Users Association, to share some exciting news!

And we chat about the fun and games in RAdelaide.