The Gravel Junction Podcast

The Gravel Junction Podcast

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Raphael Albrecht
Feb 16 2022
Raphael Albrecht
Great show today, sitting down with Berlin based Raphael Albrecht. An ultra-endurance cyclist taking on events such as the Silk Road Mountain race & Atlas Mountain Race to mention but a few. Now working full time on Orbit 360, a gravel cycling festival and initiative where their homepage has the great line - "Welcome to the galactic future of (gravel)-riding. We are a bunch of friends who want to make ultra cycling accessible for everyone! We discuss a number of topics today such as Raphael's personal experience riding the Silk Road (great story in there involving a local herdsmen, a cycling jacket and freezing conditions).  We touch on the idea of unsupported bike packing races and how the idea of 'unsupported' can become a bit blurry in an age of winning and media exposure. Lastly and probably most importantly for me, we discuss the Ride For A Reason or #ridefar initiative. A great way of putting in some big miles and testing ourselves while at the same time helping those less fortunate than us to be able to join the wonderful world of cycling. So overall a great show. I hope you enjoy! For more details on all that was discussed in todays show please see below: Instagram: The Gravel Junction - @thegraveljunction Raphael Albrecht - @cyclingrapha Further Race - @furtherjournal Badlands - @badlandscc The Rhino Run - @the_rhino_run Sedgefield500 - @sedgefield500 Votec bikes - @votec_bikes Website: Orbit 360 - www.orbit360.cc Ride For A Reason - www.orbit360.cc/ride-for-a-reason Raphael's personal site - www.cyclingrapha.com