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Oct 21, 2017

Welcome to a packed episode of HBP! We go deep on what's most important to us in our cycling lives. Plus, some news on the future of the show, as HBP goes into hibernation for a bit.

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mattio Twitter: @_mattio

Frances Twitter: @Francestastic

Greg Twitter: @grolby

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Oct 9, 2017

It's the offseason! For one of us anyway. So there's a little bit from Column A, a little from Column B... just a JRA chit-chat from your HBP friends.

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mattio Twitter: @_mattio

Frances Twitter: @Francestastic

Greg Twitter: @grolby

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Sep 22, 2017

#cxishere, new routines, the benefits of strength training, some pro cycling chitter-chatter.

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mattio Twitter: @_mattio

Frances Twitter: @Francestastic

Greg Twitter: @grolby

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Sep 11, 2017

We discuss the worst conditions we've raced in and how to deal with it, cycling style and The Rules, and Cannondale-Drapac's crowdfunding of their team.

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mattio Twitter: @_mattio

Frances Twitter: @Francestastic

Greg Twitter: @grolby

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Aug 27, 2017

This week, Dan Chabanov of the Richard Sachs Cycling Team joins us over the airwaves! We follow-up on our discussion of race and opportunity in cycling from the previous episode, then we talk some Red Hook Crit and, of course, cyclocross. 

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mattio Twitter: @_mattio

Frances Twitter: @Francestastic

Greg Twitter: @grolby

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Aug 12, 2017

Race in bike racing, money in bike racing. For once we touch on some actual hot topics in cycling. Also, mattio went to Track Natz. How did that go?

It's the Wide Angle Podium Donation Drive! Please help support our show and the network! You know... monetarily.

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mattio Twitter: @_mattio

Frances Twitter: @Francestastic

Greg Twitter: @grolby

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Jul 30, 2017

For a change, we talked mostly about pro cycling this week. What??

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mattio Twitter: @_mattio

Frances Twitter: @Francestastic

Greg Twitter: @grolby

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Jul 7, 2017

This episode is about the Tour de France. And the Giro Rosa. Definitely not about cyclocross. Tour. Giro Rosa. No 'cross here. No sir/ma'am.

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mattio Twitter: @_mattio

Frances Twitter: @Francestastic

Greg Twitter: @grolby

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Jun 27, 2017

After an unplanned hiatus (sorry!!!) HBP is back! And we're fired up. This week, we go deep on a payout fiasco at the Nutmeg State Games Criterium, and chat about the Hammer Series and what that all means. Greg talks kind of a lot on this one. Whoops.

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Erin Faccone - Nutmeg Games: Fool Me Twice

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mattio Twitter: @_mattio

Frances Twitter: @Francestastic

Greg Twitter: @grolby

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May 23, 2017

It's a jam-packed HBP this week! First mattio fills Greg in on the various scuttlebutt going around the world of cycling, before settling in to a discussion of illness and allergies, and how a little bit of structure in your life can make a world of difference when it comes to fitting in that riding and training we know you want to do. Our simple advice: anything you can make easier, do it.

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mattio Twitter: @_mattio

Frances Twitter: @Francestastic

Greg Twitter: @grolby

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May 1, 2017

This week it's just Greg and mattio while Frances is on sabbatical. We take a rummage through mattio's parts bin, share some revelations about racing while short, and talk about Caley Fretz's great piece on The Little 500 in VeloNews. We also talk about a string of tragedies in bike racing over the last month, sharing our feelings about the tragic deaths of Chad Young, Michele Scarponi and Steve Tilford in recent days and weeks.

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Cinder Chess at the Little 500

Telling Stories of Chad Young

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mattio Twitter: @_mattio

Frances Twitter: @Francestastic

Greg Twitter: @grolby

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Apr 10, 2017

In the 77th episode of HBP, we talk a bit about the Tour of Flanders (an American winner!!), the significance of tactics in bike racing and early spring bikes (ugh). Plus, 80's one-hit wonder megahits!

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mattio Twitter: @_mattio

Frances Twitter: @Francestastic

Greg Twitter: @grolby

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Mar 24, 2017

We unzip our flies and take aim at that third rail: disc brakes are back on the agenda! We talk about yet another controversy, and consider the role of facts and reason in this debate (spoiler: it's minimal). Also, some new rim tech from Mavic of all people, and a reminiscence about the good old days of collegiate cycling.

 

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mattio Twitter: @_mattio

Frances Twitter: @Francestastic

Greg Twitter: @grolby

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Mar 1, 2017

This episode is our Omloop preview! Just in time! What?

Also, crash stories.

This episode of the Honest Bicycle Program is brought to you by Health IQ.

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This guy didn't crash!

This guy did crash.

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mattio Twitter: @_mattio

Frances Twitter: @Francestastic

Greg Twitter: @grolby

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Feb 13, 2017

This week we put on our serious pants and discuss recent revelations about sexual, emotional and physical abuse of riders in women's cycling. We cover the recent Ella CyclingTips podcast interview with Genevieve Jeanson, as well as the Outer Line report based on anonymous interviews with twelve current and former women professional riders. There's also a good smattering of the usual bourbon-soaked nonsense.

This episode of the Honest Bicycle Program is brought to you by Health IQ.

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The Outer Line - Status of Women's Pro Cycling, Part Two

Ella CyclingTips - Sexism and Abuse in Women's Pro Cycling

CyclingTips Podcast: Interview with Genevieve Jeanson

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mattio Twitter: @_mattio

Frances Twitter: @Francestastic

Greg Twitter: @grolby

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Jan 25, 2017

Greg recommends some bourbon, and the team dives deep into the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships in Hartford, CT.

This episode of the Honest Bicycle Program is brought to you by Health IQ.

Check out Blinders Optics!

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mattio Twitter: @_mattio

Frances Twitter: @Francestastic

Greg Twitter: @grolby

Email us at honestbikeprogram@gmail.com

Jan 6, 2017

It's a special holiday and New Year Edition of HBP! Where "special" means "somewhat behind the usual schedule." We talk current events, some late-breaking predictions for US Cyclocross Nationals, and reflections on the previous and coming year. Greg would like to apologize for implying that there is anything wrong with robosexuality or Scott Smith's mustache.

This episode of the Honest Bicycle Program is brought to you by Health IQ.

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mattio Twitter: @_mattio

Frances Twitter: @Francestastic

Greg Twitter: @grolby

Email us at honestbikeprogram@gmail.com

Dec 16, 2016

Greg, Frances and mattio talk about Stephen Hyde's recent 10th place (!!!) at Spa-Francorchamp in Belgium, as well as more localized current events, downgrading categories and the challenge in being honest about your present capabilities. And a bunch of other nonsense, as usual.

This episode of the Honest Bicycle Program is brought to you by Health IQ.

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mattio Twitter: @_mattio

Frances Twitter: @Francestastic

Greg Twitter: @grolby

Email us at honestbikeprogram@gmail.com

Nov 28, 2016

In this jam-packed blockbuster edition of HBP, we travel to the Northampton International Cyclocross in Western Massachusetts. Greg and Frances finally ride the sandpit! We interview Ellen Noble and Dan Chabanov! Back in the studio, mattio and Greg talk six-days and raise a glass to Kuipke Cat, wherever he is.

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Ellen Noble is on Twitter

So is Dan Chabanov (he also has a Tumblr)

Ellen rides for Aspire Racing, and Dan rides for the Richard Sachs Cyclocross Team

Ellen suggests you check out Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary, and consider donating.

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mattio Twitter: @_mattio

Frances Twitter: @Francestastic

Greg Twitter: @grolby

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Nov 17, 2016

Greg and Frances recorded an episode on Halloween Night... but then it spookily disappeared! Amazingly, we found it in a run-down old cabin in the woods. Unfortunately, the arcane forces of evil magic seem to have done some bad things to the audio quality. Seriously though, Greg talks a lot about his trip to the land of cyclocross and wafels, so if you want to hear about that, this is one to listen to. We apologize for the audio issues.

This episode of the Honest Bicycle Program is brought to you by Health IQ.

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mattio Twitter: @_mattio

Frances Twitter: @Francestastic

Greg Twitter: @grolby

Email us at honestbikeprogram@gmail.com

Nov 3, 2016

We're back! Greg and mattio get together for a chat about appropriate pizza dough substitutions, the (men's) road world championship road race, the benefits of having a coach, and more. Also, pour one out for the sad loss of a beloved bicycle.

What happened to Episode 68? It's coming! We promise.

 

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mattio Twitter: @_mattio

Frances Twitter: @Francestastic

Greg Twitter: @grolby

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Oct 5, 2016

Greg and Frances discuss the recent Cyclocross World Cups of Cross Vegas and Jingle Cross. Mattio breaks in to tell us about what it's like to be on the ground and on the actual track at Jingle Cross. We conclude by talking about the joys of fall riding, and how it can be a challenge to mix the pleasures of autumn cycling with the intensity of Cyclocross.

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mattio Twitter: @_mattio

Frances Twitter: @Francestastic

Greg Twitter: @grolby

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Sep 21, 2016

It's a veritable smorgasboard of #podcast #content #brands as the Terrible Trio are together again! Dogs! Cyclocross in an Indian summer! The subtle nuances of World Champion kit design! Fast bike friends, new bike feels and more!

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mattio Twitter: @_mattio

Frances Twitter: @Francestastic

Greg Twitter: @grolby

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Sep 1, 2016

This week, it's once again a duo as Frances is busy fighting grues in the Great Underground Empire. Undeterred, Greg and mattio discuss mattio's practical memento from the National Sports Center Velodrome in Minnesota, track cycling at the Olympics and the rapid approach of cyclocross season.

The Honest Bicycle Program is brought to you this week by Icksnay.

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mattio Twitter: @_mattio

Frances Twitter: @Francestastic

Greg Twitter: @grolby

Email us at honestbikeprogram@gmail.com

Aug 19, 2016

The Wide Angle Podium fund drive is underway for the Honest Bicycle Program! Mattio is off somewhere doing something, but Frances and Greg got it together to discuss the Olympic road races, the phenomenon of people explaining to elite female athletes how to do their jobs, and Nantucket as a cycling destination.

The Honest Bicycle Program is brought to you this week by Icksnay.

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mattio Twitter: @_mattio

Frances Twitter: @Francestastic

Greg Twitter: @grolby

Email us at honestbikeprogram@gmail.com

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