Cycle Jerks Podcast

Cycle Jerks

Conversation for the love of bikes...all of them. We can't promise that it won't get too nerdy at times but always try to keep it fun and entertaining. We will touch on subject matter ranging in topics for newbies to the hardcore racer and everyone in between. Cyclocross, bike packing, road, mtb, bmx, gravel or just riding in general ...we got ya covered. Interviews with athletes and industry insiders as well as stories that will hopefully entertain as well as inspire you to ride.

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Episodes

Ep 148 The Return of one of the OG's Shawn Remy
May 23 2024
Ep 148 The Return of one of the OG's Shawn Remy
We got one of the Original Cycle Jerks back to check in on him and share all of the things he has been up to since leaving the Podcast. We touch on his difficult childhood and ultimately being raised by his grandparents. Remy has been very busy, buying his first home, racing bikes, running a bike shop and just generally kicking ass in every way. His love and enthusiasm for cycling and life in general is very contagious. We also touched on his Visions of Grandeur ride. Sacramento to Tahoe via Gravel.. Should be an epic and looking forward to it. Hope you all enjoy this one as much as I did.  I did this Podcast without my lovely and talented co host Dave as he had to go to work of all things.. Support the Show.Thanks for listening and following along with our podcasts. We are available on all streaming platforms and most recently we have started uploading episodes to Youtube. If you like what we are doing please leave a comment or a positive review, additionally you can become a subscriber at cylejerkspodcast.buzzsprout.com. We would love to hear from you! Please send all show or guest suggestions to cyclejerkspodcast2023@gmail.com Episodes 1-129 feature intro and Outro music from Beau Grants band Ranchero.. Intro/Outro music from Episode 130 on is from the creative group "All Good Folks Music" and the voiceover is Dave, Mike and Madison. Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!):https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/jump-aroundLicense code: XHVEWTI3ELIY5T8M
Cycle Jerks Podcast episode 145 with Bike Racing legend turned Paralympian Tara Llanes
May 2 2024
Cycle Jerks Podcast episode 145 with Bike Racing legend turned Paralympian Tara Llanes
In this Episode we are joined by Tara Llanes. Tara had a prolific career as a bike racer that included many championships in BMX that put her in the BMX Hall of Fame, as well as several National Championships on the Mountain bike in both 4 cross and Downhill.  Her professional Mountain Bike racing career was cut short due a crash while racing in Colorado that caused a catastrophic injury to her back that left her paralyzed in 2007. Tara and Mike have a special history together as they both were associated with Giant Bicycles at the time of the crash and Mike was recruited to help with the first Race For Tara thanks to Livermore Locals Thayne and Brian Bolin, both big fans of Tara. The initial race was simply to raise money to help with Taras recovery but later shifted focus to charities involved with recovery. We ran this race for 5 years and raised lots of money thanks to the mountain bike community. We don't talk much about the event during the podcast because there are so many other great things to talk about with Tara but thought you would like to know the connection and the history.  In the podcast we talk about her prolific career in bike racing, her recovery from injury, some of the challenges and what it took to get her off the Oxy that she had been abusing since the injury. Additionally we talk about her current passion wheelchair basketball and how she became a Paralympian. Her experience in the covid Olympics in 2021 and the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics. We also discuss life after basketball. This was maybe our longest episode but definitely one you don't want to miss. Support the Show.Thanks for listening and following along with our podcasts. We are available on all streaming platforms and most recently we have started uploading episodes to Youtube. If you like what we are doing please leave a comment or a positive review, additionally you can become a subscriber at cylejerkspodcast.buzzsprout.com. We would love to hear from you! Please send all show or guest suggestions to cyclejerkspodcast2023@gmail.com Episodes 1-129 feature intro and Outro music from Beau Grants band Ranchero.. Intro/Outro music from Episode 130 on is from the creative group "All Good Folks Music" and the voiceover is Dave, Mike and Madison. Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!):https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/jump-aroundLicense code: XHVEWTI3ELIY5T8M
Ep 143 Mount Diablo Trails Alliance Mark Moskowitz
Apr 18 2024
Ep 143 Mount Diablo Trails Alliance Mark Moskowitz
We, like many off road riders, are often frustrated by the lack of "legal" trail access. This week we spoke with Mark Moskowitz of the Mount Diablo Trails Alliance. The Alliance is a band of volunteer Trail Champions working to maintain and repair trails on Mount Diablo with a focus on safety, preservation and equitable access. Mark shared the extensive Road & Trail Management Plan to expand shared access on new and existing trails within the Park and how their work is a blue print for other State and Regional Parks. He also dispelled the myth that many Parks are "anti-mountain bike". According to Mark most are just resource constrained which is why the Trails Alliance efforts are so critical.  Support the Show.Thanks for listening and following along with our podcasts. We are available on all streaming platforms and most recently we have started uploading episodes to Youtube. If you like what we are doing please leave a comment or a positive review, additionally you can become a subscriber at cylejerkspodcast.buzzsprout.com. We would love to hear from you! Please send all show or guest suggestions to cyclejerkspodcast2023@gmail.com Episodes 1-129 feature intro and Outro music from Beau Grants band Ranchero.. Intro/Outro music from Episode 130 on is from the creative group "All Good Folks Music" and the voiceover is Dave, Mike and Madison. Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!):https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/jump-aroundLicense code: XHVEWTI3ELIY5T8M
Ep 140 Mike and Dave talking Classics and tough climbs! One in Nor Cal the other in Hawaii
Mar 28 2024
Ep 140 Mike and Dave talking Classics and tough climbs! One in Nor Cal the other in Hawaii
Couple of old dudes talking bike racing and the overall health of the world tour right now. It has never been better in our estimation! Who is your favorite right now? Tadej? MVDP? Jonas?  Mads? Jasper? Bernal? Wout? Powless?  The list in long and getting longer every year on the mens side with all of the young talent entering the World Tour stage? Not to mention the exciting racing that is happening on the womens side! It is so great to see Womens Professional Cycling finally getting the credit and airtime it deserves. Whos you favorite? Kopecky? Vollering? Vos?  Niewiadoma?Wiebes? Van Vleuten? Balsamo? Dygert? Its a great time to be a fan of cycling! Also we chat about Mikes recent attempt at Mauna Kea and Dave chats about a local climb here in Nor Cal Del Porto Canyon. Good times! Support the Show.Thanks for listening and following along with our podcasts. We are available on all streaming platforms and most recently we have started uploading episodes to Youtube. If you like what we are doing please leave a comment or a positive review, additionally you can become a subscriber at cylejerkspodcast.buzzsprout.com. We would love to hear from you! Please send all show or guest suggestions to cyclejerkspodcast2023@gmail.com Episodes 1-129 feature intro and Outro music from Beau Grants band Ranchero.. Intro/Outro music from Episode 130 on is from the creative group "All Good Folks Music" and the voiceover is Dave, Mike and Madison. Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!):https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/jump-aroundLicense code: XHVEWTI3ELIY5T8M
Ep 133 The Luna Cycling Family
Feb 8 2024
Ep 133 The Luna Cycling Family
In this episode we meet up with Joel Luna and his 2 boys Josh and Jacob.  Joel grew up in the Philippines and moved to the US at age 15. He raced bikes there before coming to the US and has also raced here but this episode is focused on his two boys and their life racing bikes. Josh 18 and Jacob 14 are racing road bikes and doing quite well. They are both racing for teams and developing as young cyclists. Mom and Dad have given them tremendous support and have even gone so far as to dedicate a room in their house for smart trainers and Zwift sessions. These sessions often include the boys and Mom and Dad! The boys share stories of and some of their challenges of racing and training while juggling a full-time school schedule.  From where we are sitting it seems like they are doing quite well. Neither of them really focusses on climbing and yet at this year's Mt. Diablo Challenge they managed to both ride sub 55 minutes which is very respectable at any age! Support the Show.Thanks for listening and following along with our podcasts. We are available on all streaming platforms and most recently we have started uploading episodes to Youtube. If you like what we are doing please leave a comment or a positive review, additionally you can become a subscriber at cylejerkspodcast.buzzsprout.com. We would love to hear from you! Please send all show or guest suggestions to cyclejerkspodcast2023@gmail.com Episodes 1-129 feature intro and Outro music from Beau Grants band Ranchero.. Intro/Outro music from Episode 130 on is from the creative group "All Good Folks Music" and the voiceover is Dave, Mike and Madison. Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!):https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/jump-aroundLicense code: XHVEWTI3ELIY5T8M