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Jun 18, 2016

The UCI released updated rules for cyclocross this week and the They Don't Do That In Europe crew of Scott Dedenbach, Mr. David Palan and Bill Schieken take an hour to hash out all of the changes. We compiled questions, did research, conferred with experts (really!), explained away all controversy, and got it 100 percent right ...  maybe 98 percent. If you want to follow along with the discussion, all of the rule changes and clarifications are available in an easy to read format, here: http://www.cxhairs.com/2016/06/14/uci-releases-updated-cyclocross-rules-and-regulations/.

Thanks as always for tuning in. If this is your first time listening, you can explore the rest of our episodes here. You can support the show and this site by checking out our swag at www.crosshairscycling.com/shop. Also visit www.cyclocrossbook.com to get your copy of Skills Drills and Bellyaches: A Cyclocross Primer.

Crosshairs Radio is part of the Wide Angle Podium podcast network. Check out  www.wideanglepodium.com, listen to the shows, and consider becoming a member.

Please subscribe to Crosshairs Radio  and all of the Wide Angle Podium shows on iTunes, if that’s how you consume podcasts. Also, rate and review on iTunes, even if it’s not the way you consume podcasts.You can follow the show on Twitter at @crosshairsradio. You can follow me, @cxhairs,  on Instagram and Twitter. Have a question, comment, complaint or general inquiry? Hit us up at feedback@cxhairs.com.

You can follow Scott Dedenbach (@cyclocrossnet) at https://twitter.com/cyclocrossnet

You can follow Mr. David Palan (David_Palan) at https://twitter.com/David_Palan

 

Jun 13, 2016

We are calling episode 32 of Crosshairs Radio "The Sampler Plate," because there is a little bit of everything on this episode and all of it is awesome. We start off the show by checking in with Jeremy Powers who gives an update on what he's up to and also gives some insight into the season ahead for him and his Aspire Racing program. But the main reason to have Jeremy on was to talk about the upcoming Jeremy Powers Washington DC Cyclocross Camp, which we would love to see you attend. For more information on this year's camp please visit: www.bikereg.com/jeremy-powers-dc-cross-camp.

Also on the show is Junior World Cyclocross Champion, Jens Dekker. At only 17 years old, Jens is not only a star in the sport but he's also a great interview. Unfortunately, the sound quality on this one is not where I want it to be. It's listenable and may even be better quality than a lot of other podcasts you are used to, but we like to set the bar high and want to do better. So just to be sure you don't miss out on any of  the conversation, the transcript of the chat is available at www.cxhairs.com.

After Jens we talk to yet another World Champ! Evie Richards, the U23 Cyclocross World Champ joins us for a quick chat. This was originally a video interview I shot in La Bresse, France, before the last round of World Cup cross country mountainbike races. My original plan was to show some highlights of Evie on course in a nice video package. But I missed her in practice and only have race footage, which I can't show because of rights issues.

Also on the show is Tom Meeusen!! I've wanted to talk to this guy for some time and he did not disappoint. Super nice and a pleasure to talk to. Along with Richards I hope to have these two back for longer conversations. Like the Richards interview, this was also originally shot for video.

We close out the show with a segment produced by JB Hancock on Australian cyclocross. JB is joined by Scott Dedenbach of the Cyclocross Network and TDDTIE fame and Sean Cooley, editor of Australian Cyclocross Magazine.

Thanks as always for tuning in. If this is your first time listening, you can explore the rest of our episodes here. You can support the show and this site by checking out our swag at www.crosshairscycling.com/shop. Also visit www.cyclocrossbook.com to get your copy of Skills Drills and Bellyaches: A Cyclocross Primer.

Crosshairs Radio is part of the Wide Angle Podium podcast network. Check out  www.wideanglepodium.com, listen to the shows, and consider becoming a member.

 

Jun 6, 2016

We are back with another episode from the basement. For Crosshairs Radio episode 31, Taylor "Slinger" Jones and Kevin "CX Shark" Hays join Bill for an update on everything going on in cyclocross news. We go in-depth into the recent transfer news from Telenet Fidea concerning Lars van der Haar and Eli Iserbyt. Get hung up on what it is cyclocross managers actually do. And spend more time than you may be comfortable with discussing World Cup cross country mountainbiking.

Thanks as always for tuning in. If this is your first time listening, you can explore the rest of our episodes here. You can support the show and this site by checking out our swag at www.crosshairscycling.com/shop. Also visit www.cyclocrossbook.com to get your copy of Skills Drills and Bellyaches: A Cyclocross Primer.

Crosshairs Radio is part of the Wide Angle Podium podcast network. Check out  www.wideanglepodium.com, listen to the shows, and consider becoming a member.

Please subscribe to Crosshairs Radio  and all of the Wide Angle Podium shows on iTunes, if that’s how you consume podcasts. Also, rate and review on iTunes, even if it’s not the way you consume podcasts.You can follow the show on Twitter at @crosshairsradio. You can follow me, @cxhairs,  on Instagram and Twitter. Have a question, comment, complaint or general inquiry? Hit us up at feedback@cxhairs.com.

Taylor Jones is on Twitter at @jtaylorjones

Kevin Hays is on Twitter at @cxshark

 

May 2, 2016

For episode 30 of Crosshairs Radio we bring you another installment of They Don't Do That In Europe. Scott and David join the show to talk about the recent technological fraud decision handed down by the UCI, Telenet-Fidea's move to Trek, Lars van der Haar's Paris Roubaix debut, Lars Boom's possible full-time cyclocross return, Vermeersch news, Wout's power numbers and more.

You can follow Scott Dedenbach on Twitter at @cyclocrossnet

You can follow David Palan at @david_palan

Thanks for listening and please check out everything we do at www.cxhairs.com.

Also check out the Wide Angle Podium podcast network at www.wideanglepodium.com.

Drop the show a line at feedback@cxhairs.com.

 

Apr 25, 2016

On episode 29 of Crosshairs Radio, our guest is Katie Compton. Twelve-time U.S. Cyclocross National Champion, 100+ UCI wins, 20+ World Cup wins, Katie Compton is the greatest North American cyclocrosser ever. And one of the best to ever toe a line in the sport of cyclocross anywhere in the world.

Over the past few seasons, Katie has been dealing with myriad health issues that had her not having fun racing and thinking about retirement. Now that she has figured out what was happening, and how to prevent it, Compton is rejuvenated and excited about the upcoming season.

We talk about the past year, the future, and also discuss the state of European and U.S. racing. Katie also has some great advice for new racers and for those trying to break into that top tier of professional cyclocross.

Thanks for listening and please check out everything we do at www.cxhairs.com.

Also check out the Wide Angle Podium podcast network at www.wideanglepodium.com.

Drop the show a line at feedback@cxhairs.com.

Apr 16, 2016

On episode 28 of Crosshairs Radio we talk to Red Truck Garneau cyclocross racer Michael van den Ham. The van den Hammer won the 2013 U23 Canadian Cyclocross National Championship and finished fourth in 2015 in the elite race. He is a racer who is right on the cusp of joining the elite level of racers at the top of North American UCI C1 racing. On Crosshairs Radio he shares stories with us of growing up and racing in Canada, the trial by fire of New England cyclocross and his adventures in Europe.

Thanks for tuning in. Please visit www.wideanglepodium.com and become a member to support the shows on our podcast network.

Also, shoot us an email at feedback@cxhairs.com with your comments, questions and concerns.

Check out everything going on at www.cxhairs.com and folllow on Twitter and Instagram at @cxhairs.

Thanks for listening.

Apr 8, 2016

On Episode 27 of Crosshairs Radio we talk to American Classic pro, Robert Marion. If you aren't familiar with Robert's story, it's a great one. We go through his days as an out of shape 260 pound former offensive lineman in North Carolina, and how he transformed into a top endurance mountainbike racer before spending his energy racing cyclocross at the highest level. It's a story of a guy who is driven to succeed no matter what obstacles are placed in front of him. As you will hear, Robert Marion is one of the hardest working people you will ever meet.

After our conversation we have a short bonus chat with Adam Myerson who is starting his own podcast, The Myerson Line, on the Wide Angle Podium Network.

Please visit www.wideanglepodium.com and become a member. Also, check out everything we have going on at www.cxhairs.com. Questions, comments, concerns? Give a shout at feedback@cxhairs.com. And thanks for listening.

Apr 1, 2016

On Episode 26 of Crosshairs Radio we talk to Arley Kemmerer about being a full-time cyclocross racer and full-time lawyer. It was great to chat with Arley. If you aren't familiar with her story it's a fun one to follow. We cover her start in racing, how she balances a law practice and running her own team and how she became one of the top women cyclocross racers in the United States.

Thanks for tuning in. Please check out our show and all of the others on the Wide Angle Podium network at www.wideanglepodium.com

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, send them to feedback@cxhairs.com. Also, follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @cxhairs.

Thanks for listening.

Mar 21, 2016

On episode 25 of Crosshairs Radio we welcome Gavin Haley to the show. This episode also marks the first show on the Wide Angle Podium Network. We are excited to be part of the network. It's a great opportunity to give listeners, like you, an opportunity to find and support high-quality, fun podcasts. So go to www.wideanglepodium.com, become a member, check out the shows, and put them all in your ears.

Gavin Haley is a guy who is not a stranger to the Crosshairs family. We've followed his career for the past several years and Gavin has contributed rider journals for CXHairs.com. 

As he quickly approaches his 19th birthday, and after one year as a pro rider for Giant Bicycles, Gavin is making some big life and career decisions. We start out going through his racing history and then move on to what the future holds. It's a good listen, so thanks for tuning in.

You can follow Gavin on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/gavinhaley/

Also, please check out all there is at www.cxhairs.com. And follow on Twitter and Instagram at @cxhairs. Have a question, comment, complaint or general inquiry? Hit us up atfeedback@cxhairs.com.

Feb 24, 2016

Scott, David and Bill get together for the second annual They Don't Do That In Europe awards show. We hand out the TDDIE trophies in seven different categories covering the good, the bad and the muddy from the 2015-2016 cyclocross season.

Let us know how we're doing by sending a note to feedback@cxhairs.com. And also check out all that we do at www.cxhairs.com.

Thanks for listening.

Feb 9, 2016

Amanda Nauman first joined us on episode 14 to talk about her rise through the ranks of U.S. cyclocross. Since that time, she kept rising and ended up in a place she never thought was possible for this season: racing World Cup events in Europe.

We pick up from where we ended episode 14 with Amanda's success in Texas, her trip to Nationals and her World Cup experience.

You can follow Amanda's Panda POV columns on cxhairs.com at http://www.cxhairs.com/category/pandas-pov/

You can also follow her on Twitter at @_amanda_panda_ and Instagram at @Amanda_Panda_.

 

Please check out all there is at www.cxhairs.com. And follow on Twitter and Instagram at @cxhairs. Have a question, comment, complaint or general inquiry? Hit us up at feedback@cxhairs.com.

 

Thanks for listening.

Feb 3, 2016

Scott Dedenbach and David Palan join Crosshairs Radio for another installment of TDDTIE (They Don't Do That In Europe). We have a lively 90 minute discussion on the Cyclocross World Championship weekend that took place this past weekend in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium.

The championship weekend was an exciting one with competitive races, drama, mishaps, and controversy. We cover every race, every jump out of your seat and yell at your computer moment, and touch on the controversy, too. 

If you have a comment, question or feedback, get in touch at feedback@cxhairs.com.

Thanks for listening.

Jan 28, 2016

For Crosshairs Radio episode 21 it's another edition of the basement tapes with Taylor, Kevin and Elliott from a remote, disclosed location. The 2016 Cyclocross World Championships take place this coming weekend and we offer our thoughts and picks for the five races on tap. 

Joining us for the discussion is Tim Johnson, a guy who actually raced a World Championship at Zolder (both on the road and in cyclocross). Tim brings some great insight to the conversation about the course and top riders who will be competing for the rainbow stripes.

Later in the episode, recurring guest to Crosshairs Radio, Dan Chabanov, joins us to give his picks and thoughts. 

We finish up the 90 minute episode with some music recommendations before sending you on your way.

We love to hear from you. Shoot us an email at feedback@cxhairs.com.

Thanks for tuning in.

Jan 20, 2016

Ben Frederick (beyondCX), who we first talked to in episode 9, returns to the basement for a post-season recap. We talk about the ups and downs of his season following our last conversation, the build up to U.S. Cyclocross Nationals, his time in Asheville, and what happens next.

And speaking of what happens next, just remember people, even if he leaves Virginia .. Ben is from the Mid-Atlantic.

Love talking with Ben and look forward to seeing what next season brings.

Follow us at @cxhairs and send your comments to feedback@cxhairs.com.

Thanks for listening.

Jan 15, 2016

It's a bittersweet episode as we welcome Scott Dedenbach and Mr. David Palan from Cyclcross Today onto Crosshairs Radio for a rundown of the U.S. Cyclocross National Championship week.

For the past year I have joined Scott and David for a weekly show on the Cyclocross Network covering U.S. and European 'cross racing that we called They Don't Do That In Europe. Sadly, that show, and Cyclocross Today, recorded its final episode a few days ago. That final episode is a companion piece to this Crosshairs Radio episode and only lasts 13 minutes. I would ask that you go listen to it first and then make your way back here for our discussion. You can find Cyclocross Today Show 49 - Final Show here: https://t.co/Zjsl5b6ybN.

Going forward Scott and David will join Crosshairs Radio for TDDTIE episodes similar to what we have done in the past. So although Cyclocross Today may be done, we will continue on because, you know, we are all part of the cyclocross network.

On this episode we give a rundown of the U23 and Pro races at nationals and share our thoughts on the venue and course.

Thanks for listening.

Jan 14, 2016

For episode 18 of Crosshairs Radio we welcome Richard Sachs to the show. Richard is best known as a bicycle frame builder who has built a reputation as one of the most meticulous, detail-oriented and skilled frame builders working today. 

Richard is immersed in cyclocross both as a racer and team owner. Our conversation concentrates on this side of Richard more than the frame building side. We have a great conversation about how he first discovered bikes, how he entered the business and how he ended up running a team.

Along with Richard, Dan Chabanov joins us once again. This time as a co-host. The three of us have a great conversation in Dan's hotel room during a rainy Saturday night before the final day of racing at the 2016 U.S. Cyclocross National Championships in Asheville, N.C.

You can learn more about Richard Sachs at www.richardsachs.com and www.richardsachscyclocross.com. He is on Twitter at @rscycles. Dan Chabanov is on Twitter and Instagram at @danchabanov. 

Thanks for listening.

Jan 5, 2016

Elliott, Kevin, Taylor and Bill gather in the cxhairs basement studio for a round-table discussion about recent European cyclocross races and the upcoming U.S. Cyclocross Nationals in Asheville, N.C. 

Midway through the show we are stumped by an omission on one of the cyclocross nationals registered rider list and call in Cyclocross Network's Scott Dedenbach to help set the record straight. Scott then sticks around to help us pick the podiums in most of the elite races.

Thanks for tuning in.

Dec 29, 2015

On episode 16 of Crosshairs Radio we check in with Dr. Kristin Keim, who has a doctorate in clinical psychology and a masters in sports psychology. Dr. Keim works with athletes in all disciplines including many top-level cyclists and cyclocross racers. 

I've followed Dr. Keim on Twitter for quite some time and knew she worked with several of the best cyclocross racers in the country. When Gabby Durrin announced her retirement in a December 15 blog post (www.team-awesome.cc/neon-velo/closing-a-chapter-and-starting-a-new) it was this passage that caught my attention: "I had spent some months leading up to the season working with a really great sports psychologist in Kristin Keim. She really helped me to express myself and just let go of some tough feelings I had been holding onto. It had been an emotional few months. I realised through working with Kristin that I had been dealing with depression."

Knowing that psychology is a huge part of cycling, not to mention all of sport, I've always had it on my list to invite a sports psychologist on the show. Kristin's added focus on depression and helping athletes transition out of sport is what compelled me to seek her out specifically for a chat. Especially following Gabby's retirement announcement.

We cover a lot of ground in this episode. Some of the discussion may seem like it is focused on professional athletes, but there is something in here for everyone. We even talk a bit about the biggest issues facing masters racers. Kristin has a bunch of tips you can use to help your performance and a bunch more food for thought. 

After you're done listening, or even while you listen, you can learn more about Dr. Keim's practice at www.keimperformanceconsulting.com.

 

Dec 22, 2015

On Episode 15 of Crosshairs Radio we talk to Adam Myerson. Cyclocross racer, road racer, business owner, husband, dad ... Adam wears a lot of hats. In his last season as a professional racer, we caught up with Adam from team camp in Athens, Georgia, as his athletes prepare for U.S. Nationals.

We have a great conversation about how he got into cycling, his time spent on the European cyclocross commission and his thoughts on the state of U.S. cyclocross. We also spend some time analyzing some of your favorite European cyclocross stars' technique. It's a fun conversation with a lot of food for thought.

If you like the show, check out our music podcast Kids Don't Follow. You can find out more on Twitter at @KDFpodcast and at kidsdontfollow.libsyn.com.

Follow Crosshairs Radio on Twitter at @crosshairsradio. And also check out our cyclocross skills and technique book Skills Drills and Bellyaches: A Cyclocross Primer at www.cyclocrossbook.com.

Dec 9, 2015

For episode 14 of Crosshairs Radio we talk to SDG Muscle Monster's Amanda Nauman. You may know Amanda from the column she writes for In The Crosshairs, Panda's POV, and now you get to hear her whole story. From growing up as a competitive swimmer, to discovering bike racing, and catapulting to the top of sport in fairly short time period.

Amanda has some great stories and her bike racing career so far is a fun one to follow. Thanks for tuning in and for your continued support of Crosshairs Radio.

Thanks for listening. Please follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @cxhairs and check out all of the cyclocross and cycling products and gifts we have available at www.crosshairscycling.com/shop. Also take a look at our cyclocross book, Skills Drills and Bellyaches: A Cyclocross Primer, available at www.cyclocrossbook.com.

Dec 1, 2015

For episode 13 of Crosshairs Radio we have a post-Thanksgiving holiday roundtable with three of my friends and teammates: Taylor Jones (@jtaylorjones), Elliott Caldwell (@ef_caldwell) and Kevin Hays (CXShark).

Taylor and Elliott are my co-hosts on the Kids Don't Follow podcast where we talk music. But they also ride and race bikes. As does Kevin, the CX Shark. So we all gathered in my basement to run down everything that's anything in the world of cyclocross.

There's no real itinerary so we get a bit off track here and there. But it's all good. From Boonen and friends, to Koksijde, with stops at single-speed cyclocross world championships, and Flying Squirrel baseball games somewhere in between, we leave no leaf unturned.

We then end the show with our picks for an album you should be listening to right now. Or at least, after you finish the podcast.

Nov 24, 2015

Elle Anderson (Strava/SRAM) joins us for a great conversation on episode 12 of Crosshairs Radio. Elle grew up with dreams of being a downhill skier, but after spending her childhood years chasing that dream, she gave it up and eventually found the bike. First just for fun and later as a way to fulfill her competitive drive. Elle quickly rose through the ranks of American Cyclocross, with a string of UCI wins, finishing on the podium at Nationals and getting a ride on a Belgian team last season. 

A hard, frustrating season left her a bit burnt out at the end of last season. But after a healthy break from the bike she is ready to rock for the remainder of this season and really excited about her new one-woman team and a chance to race again in Europe, this time on her own terms.

Thanks for listening. Please follow us on Twitter at @cxhairs and check out all of the cyclocross and cycling products and gifts we have available at www.crosshairscycling.com/shop. Also take a look at our cyclocross book, Skills Drills and Bellyaches: A Cyclocross Primer, available at www.cyclocrossbook.com.

Nov 18, 2015

For Episode 11 we talk to Jake Wells and Dan Timmerman of the NOTUBES Elite Cyclocross Team. The conversation touches on both riders cycling careers from starting on MTBs and eventually finding their way to cyclocross.

We also spend some time talking about finding the balance between life and racing. Dan Timmerman has taken a couple hiatuses from racing, the second time to go off into the woods with his wife, build a yurt to live in, and teach primitive skills. Not to be outdone, Wells was racing as a pro while also holding down a career as a carpenter.

Truly two blue collar racers with great stories. 

For those of you who like a classic cyclocross debate, we don't talk about cantis vs. discs, but we do spend some time talking about tubeless technology and how it compares to tubulars.

Finally, it's the holiday season. If you are looking for gift ideas for your cyclocross friends, how about heading over to www.cyclocrossbook.com and picking up a copy of Skills Drills and Bellyaches: A Cyclocross Primer. Or check out our SpurCycle bells and line of shirts at www.crosshairscycling.com/shop.

Thanks for listening. Give us a review at iTunes and follow on twitter at @cxhairs and @crosshairs radio. And on Instagram at @cxhairs.

Nov 11, 2015

For Episode 10 of Crosshairs Radio we welcome Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com's Stephen Hyde, who is coming off a breakthrough weekend at the Derby City Cup in Louisville, Kentucky. Stephen not only won his first UCI C1 race but he also beat Jeremy Powers in a two-man battle both days of the weekend.

Stephen Hyde joined us from Pensacola, Florida, the place he grew up and started his life on the bike by putting in thousands of hours on a BMX bike. He has an interesting journey from BMX street and flatland competition to professional cyclocross racer. We touch on most of it in this hour long episode.

The story about how Stephen won a spot on the J.A.M. Fund team is one not to miss. As well as his breakdown of how he won the Louisville weekend. Hyde is a smart racer who analyzes not only his strengths and weaknesses but those of his opponents, too. He gives some great insight into the tactical game behind winning at cyclocrossm and maybe even life.

Thanks for tuning in. You can support the show by rating and reviewing at iTunes. You can also start buying your holiday gifts at www.crosshairscycling.com/shop. Also visit www.svenness.com for your SVENNESS shirts and socks, and www.cyclocrossbook.com to get your copy of Skills Drills and Bellyaches: A Cyclocross Primer.

 

Nov 3, 2015

Ben Frederick is a professional bike racer whose name outside of the Mid-Atlantic region may not be one you know. But you may soon. At the time we recorded this podcast he was ranked 15th in the ProCX standings, finished fourth at Charm City, third and fifth at DCCX and has moved up to 150th in the UCI world rankings.

Ben had dreams of being a pro road racer and now is refocusing those dreams to cyclocross. He has started his own team, Beyond CX, and has a great story.

This is a long episode. But I think you'll like it. We cover a lot of ground and for anybody with dreams of glory in professional cyclocross, I think it's a really nice look into what it looks like on the way up. Ben has fought through some substantial setbacks but continues to strive for the top tier of cyclocross. By the time we're done talking, you'll no longer ask the question: Who is Ben Frederick.

For more information about Ben and his team, check out www.beyondcx.rocks. Follow Ben at @benjamfred and @beyondcxrocks.

Follow me @cxhairs on Twitter and Instagram.

Have a question or comment? Send them to feedback@cxhairs.com.

 

Thanks for listening.

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