A Classical Spring

Mat Hayman stuns the cycling world, and maybe even himself, by winning the 2016 Paris-Roubaix.

Here’s episode 9 of the Briztreadley podcast for 2017 … and it’s Spring Classics Time.

Your host Andrew Demack is joined by Euro cycling watcher Nicholas O’Donnell for a discussion of Paris-Roubaix, the Tour of Flanders, the Ardennes classics and more.

Find out what a Monument is! Get the Briztreadley scoop on Jay McCarthy’s future! Find out if Simon Gerrans is past it! All in this week’s Briztreadley podcast.

 

All patched up and somewhere to go!

This would look good on your messenger bag. Or backpack. Or motorcycle leathers. Or CYCLOCROSS BATTLEJACKET.

So this is Episode 8 for 2017, right about the time where I start to cash in on all this podcasting, with the sweet merchandising.

By giving away the exclusive Briztreadley patch! (Umm where was the monetisation again?)

We’ve got some good conversation with Jan Stevenson of Cycleway, plus Hayden Lester braved the heat of Toowoomba for the Oceania MTB Championships.

But if you want a patch, post in the comments on Facebook, tagging the person you want to introduce to the podcast for the very first time!

Thanks!

Andrew Demack

 

 

 

Baby, it’s cold outside: Troy Szczurkowski calls in from Anchorage

Here’s Episode 5 for 2017 of the Briztreadley podcast, hosted by Andrew Demack.

Sholto Douglas (RIP) (right), with his best friend Eric Bettens. Sholto Douglas photo.

In this episode:

  • A brief tribute to friend of the show and Bicycle Queensland stalwart Sholto Douglas, who died in late January.
  • An interview with Troy Szczurkowski before he sets off on the 2017 Iditarod Trail Invitational.

 

 

Mike Blewitt and Jan Stevenson kick off 2017

The Briztreadley podcast is back for 2017!

Hosted by Andrew Demack. Co-hosts this week are mtb guru Mike Blewitt and cycle-touring’s Jan Stevenson.

Among the stuff we get into:

  • The 2017 road nationals in Bunninyong.
  • The first and second round of the MTB cross-country national series. Massive win to AB!
  • Touring the Loire Valley, or the Tasmanian Trail, or the new trails at Cape Pallarenda near Townsville.
  • Just generally riding our bikes and having fun.

Mike B riding the new trails at Cape Pallarenda (from the Marathon MTB Insta)

Mike B riding the new trails at Cape Pallarenda (from the Marathon MTB Insta)

 

 

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!

 

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!).

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.

So you want to go bike touring …

Eric and Sholto make it from Lands End to John O'Groats, back in 2011.

Eric and Sholto make it from Lands End to John O’Groats, back in 2011.

This week is Part 1 of our two-part touring special, brought about because your host (Andrew Demack) is about to go rail-trail touring down in Victoria.

And it is Episode 9 for 2016.

So in the studio with Andrew are:

  • Jan Stevenson, co-founder of Cycleaway, a company which teaches adults to ride, runs bicycle education in schools, and also runs tours around South East Queensland, and further afield.
  • Sholto Douglas. As well as being the unofficial photographer for Queensland Cyclocross, Sholto is an experienced tourer, with both a LEJOG and a TransAmerica under his belt. Check out his profile on Crazy Guy on A Bike.
  • Emma Best, who appears as her alter ego Bike Bestie at so many bicycle related events around south-east Queensland that it is impossible to keep track of them all. Touring on her custom Ewen Gellie rigid mtb is how she re-charges for all the other bike stuff she’s involved with.