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Dec 30, 2016

On this marathon TDDTIE episode we cover the night race at Diegem, the Zolder round of the World Cup and the DVV Azencross race from Loenhout. We also answer viewer mail (we know you're not viewers), and listen to some hotline calls. To close it out, we wade into the "should the date of cyclocross nationals be moved debate for the umpteenth time, but this time there's a twist! We also make our picks for U.S. cyclocross nationals before signing off.

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. And don't hesitate to call the hot line: 405-CXHAIRS.

Scott Dedenbach is on Twitter at @cyclocrossnet.

Mr. David Palan is on Twitter at @David_Palan.

Dec 27, 2016

On episode 58 , Lindsay Bayer visits the Crosshairs Radio basement studio for a wide-ranging conversation about women's pro cycling. Lindsay started racing on the dirt but found her greatest success on the road. She is a co-owner of the Hagens-Berman Supermint team and also is (unofficially?) coming out of a short-lived retirement to once again toe the line at a national calendar race near you.

It was great to catch up with Lindsay about how she came to co-own a team and the highs and lows of racing bikes. We also touch on how to get noticed as an up-and-coming racer, Lindsay's reluctant part in one of the iconic cycling photos of 2016, and also about eating disorders in the professional ranks.

You can follow the HB Supermint team on Instagram at @supermintusa and Lindsay at @thdirtfield

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. And don't hesitate to call the hot line: 405-CXHAIRS.

Dec 22, 2016

On episode 57 of Crosshairs Radio, David, Scott and Bill talk about Resolution Cup and the North Carolina Grand Prix in the U.S., two DVV races and the Namur Cyclocross World Cup. We also marvel at Mr. David Palan's new audio set up. Next week, we'll teach him where the gain adjust is located.

In addition, we answered some great listener mail and played your voicemail messages, too. Keep those coming in. We love to hear from you and the interaction is a great part of the show. 

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. And don't hesitate to call the hot line: 405-CXHAIRS.

Scott Dedenbach is on Twitter at @cyclocrossnet.

Mr. David Palan is on Twitter at @David_Palan.

Dec 14, 2016

Ben Frederick, who we first got to know in episodes 9 and 20 of Crosshairs Radio, returns for a third time. Ben wanted to talk, first and foremost, about updates to the team he created in 2015, which is now called beyondCX p/b Ascent Bicycle Studio.

After a good conversation surrounding the team announcement, we move on to part ii of the show, which tackles Ben's current condition and the recovery process from a traumatic brain injury. Four months ago, Ben crashed while riding through a sandy section on a training ride and hit his head. His journey back to normalcy from that day on hasn't been easy.

It's a tough conversation but one worth listening to. Thanks for tuning in and please check out Ben's new team at beyondCX.rocks

Also, follow on Twitter at @beyondCXcycling and Instagram at @beyondCXcycling. Give his team and sponsors a shout. And if you feel compelled, throw in a couple bucks to help Ben with the necessities during his recovery: https://www.gofundme.com/BenjamFred.

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. And don't hesitate to call the hot line: 405-CXHAIRS.

Dec 10, 2016

Scott, David and Bill record a late night (for Scott) marathon that includes a run down of NBX, Major Taylor and Ruts n' Guts, the three UCI CX races that took place in the U.S. last weekend. We then cover the Belgian race scene before diving into viewer mail and answering our first ever hot line calls.

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. And don't hesitate to call the hot line: 405-CXHAIRS.

Scott Dedenbach is on Twitter at @cyclocrossnet.

Mr. David Palan is on Twitter at @David_Palan.

Nov 30, 2016

David, Scott and Bill go in deep on the latest World Cup cyclocross round that took place in Zeven, Germany, and the DVV race in Hamme that closed out the past weekend. Sanne vs. Katie, Wout vs Mathieu, Vinnie vs. Jens ... we cover it all.

This episode is presented by the fine folks at Cantu Cycling Wheels. Hand built, race inspired. Check out their whole line of wheels at http://www.cantuwheels.com/. Find them on Twitter at @cantu_wheels

Also sponsoring this episode is  BikeneticX, the only Mid-Atlantic cyclocross race with a pirate ship. Come out December 11 to Haymarket, Virginia Race your bike, hang out and have a great end of the season party with the Bikenetic gang. Register at www.bikereg.com/bikeneticx.

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.

 

Scott Dedenbach is on Twitter at @cyclocrossnet.

Mr. David Palan is on Twitter at @David_Palan.

Nov 23, 2016

Scott, David and Bill are joined by our New York City special correspondent, Ed Nessen, for another episode of They Don't Do That In Europe. For episode 53, we cover Northampton, CXLA, Tulsa, Supercross in the U.S. and then talk about the Koksijde that never was, Hasselt and Gavere. There's a mix of ProCX talk thrown in and we also answer viewer mail.

This episode is brought to you by Veni Vidi Vélo Cycle Club, which can be found at www.venividivelo.cc. Go watch Hamme, live (11/27) at the club and jump on a computrainer while you're there. Then sign up for a class ... or a dozen.

Also sponsoring episode 53 is Capital Cross Classic, one of the oldest 'cross races out there and one you shouldn't miss. Come out to Lake Fairfax Park on December 4 for a fantastic day of racing. Register at www.bikereg.com/capital-cross-classic-cyclo-cross-race.

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.

Nov 15, 2016

On episode 52 I chat with Rebecca Fahringer about her start in the sport and her rise to the upper tier of cyclocross racing in the United States. Rebecca has some good stories about transitioning from a triathlete to cyclocross racer and also about her recent trip to Belgium to race Zonhoven and the Valkenburg World Cup.

You can keep up with Rebecca's goings on by visiting www.gofahr.com. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @GoFahr.

This episode is brought to you by Bikeneticx, a kickass Mid-Atlantic cyclocross race that takes place December 11 in Haymarket, Virginia. Come hang out with me on the pirate ship. Register at www.bikereg.com/bikeneticx.

This episode is also brought to you by The Chainstay. The ChainStay is a cycling guest house located in the heart of the Flemish Ardennes, only 2 km’s away from the town centre of Oudenaarde. It caters to all cyclists and hosts everyone from a single cycling enthusiast to full professional teams. Want to enjoy Belgium and cycling to it's fullest? Come stay with The ChaInStay! Visit www.thechainstay.com.

Finally, we are also sponsored by Health IQ. Find out more information about how Health IQ can help cyclists find competitive rates on life insurance at healthiq.com/cxhairs.

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.

Nov 11, 2016

For episode 51, Scott, David and Bill talk about the C1/C2 Derby City Cup weekend in Louisville, Kentucky. We then jump over to Belgium to break down Sint Niklaas and Ruddervoorde. We go on some tangents, lose our way, but it all comes back together in the end for a quick history lesson about Detroit-area forts that hold cyclocross races.

This episode is presented by the fine folks at Cantu Cycling Wheels. Hand built, race inspired. Check out their whole line of wheels at http://www.cantuwheels.com/.

We are also sponsored by Health IQ. Find out more information about how Health IQ can help cyclists find competitive rates on life insurance at healthiq.com/cxhairs.

Twitter:

Scott Dedenbach is at @cyclocrossnet

Mr. David Palan is at @David_Palan

Cantu Cycling Wheels is at @cantu_wheels

Health IQ is at @healthiqapp

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.

Nov 3, 2016

This is a long one, but it's worth it. We were left a bit rudderless without Scott Dedenbach at the helm for this edition of TDDTIE, but Scot Hermmann sat in and did strong work making the show work. Lord knows somebody had to. If it was just me and David it would have been two hours of obscure jokes and mispronounced names.

For episode 50, we go in deep on the Pan American Championships, Kings CX, European Championships and Koppenbergcross. 

This episode is presented by the fine folks at Cantu Cycling Wheels. Hand built, race inspired. Check out their whole line of wheels at http://www.cantuwheels.com/.

We are also sponsored by Health IQ. Find out more information about how Health IQ can help cyclists find competitive rates on life insurance at healthiq.com/cxhairs.

Twitter:

Scot Herrmann is at @ScotHerrm

Mr. David Palan is at @David_Palan

Cantu Cycling Wheels is at @cantu_wheels

Health IQ is at @healthiqapp

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.

 

Oct 24, 2016

As is now tradition, the Saturday night after day 1 of DCCX, Dan Chabanov and I record a podcast. This year, along with Chabanov, we were hosting Dan Langlois, too. Dan L, aka Action Dan, was in town as team mechanic for Arley Kemmerer's Fearless Femme team.

Fueled by a long day and a bottle of bourbon, the Double Dan show is a loose but fun affair. We may stray a bit from the path but I think the conversation is a good one that covers a lot of cyclocross ground. 

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.

Oct 20, 2016

David, Scott and Bill get into it about the Craft Sportswear Grand Prix of Gloucester and the U.S. Open of Cyclocross. We also dive into the European scene and breakdown Polderscross and Zonhoven.

As always, there were tangents galore including a philosophical discussion on where the U.S. UCI races are located (or are not located) and when officials should restart a race.

We are highlighting Verge Sport, one of our sponsors from the ITCH tour in this episode. Check out www.vergesport.com and give them  a follow on Twitter @VergeSport. Let Verge know that you heard about them on Crosshairs Radio.

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.

Scott Dedenbach is on Twitter at @cyclocrossnet.

Mr. David Palan is on Twitter at @David_Palan.

 

Oct 13, 2016

Scott, David and Bill give you the low down on all that happened at this past weekend's Charm City Cyclocross UCI C1/C2 races. We talk about the racing, the course, the hipsters and so much more. Theories are put forth, grievances are aired and conclusions (right or wrong) are made. We then move on to Ronse and talk about rainbow jerseys, mechanicals, internet commenters. It's an action packed hour that is not to be missed.

We are highlighting SDG Components, one of our sponsors from the ITCH tour in this episode. Check out www.sdgcomponents.com and give them  a follow on Twitter @SDGcomponents. Let SDG know that you heard about them on Crosshairs Radio.

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.

Scott Dedenbach is on Twitter at @cyclocrossnet.

Mr. David Palan is on Twitter at @David_Palan.

 

Oct 6, 2016

In Baltimore for Charm City Cross, Scott Dedenbach and his Australian charges: Chris Aitken and Tom Chapman, made their way down to DC for the day to do some sightseeing and record a podcast. Live from the CXHairs basement studio, Tom and Chris talk about getting into cyclocross in Australia and their two month U.S. tour. Scott and Bill then go through a Mr. David Palan-less TDDTIE discussing KMC Cross Fest, Gieten and and the upcoming Charm City.

Chris and Tom have been filming their adventures in the U.S., you can check out what that entails on Chris' YouTube channel. You can also follow Tom on Instagram at @chapman432 and Chris at @chris_aitken1. Follow the Women's CX Project at @wcxproject

This episode is brought to you by DCCX, which takes place October 22/23 in Washington DC. For more info and to register visit: www.bikereg.com/dccx2016.

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.

 

Oct 4, 2016

For episode 45 we talk to Kerry Werner about, among other things, his transformation from top-level mountain-biker to pro cyclocross racer. Kerry has some great stories about his adventures in cycling. He is a person who comes across as pretty laid back but there's definitely an intensity there that drives Kerry to constantly analyze his performance and strive to improve. He's also got a bit of a prankster side and a good sense of humor, which makes for a fun conversation.

This episode was recorded outside of Madison, Wisconsin, as part of the ITCH Tour. We are highlighting Easton Cycling, one of our sponsors from that tour in this episode. Check out www.eastoncycling.com and give them  a follow on Twitter @eastoncycling. Let them know you heard about them on Crosshairs Radio.

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.

 

Sep 30, 2016

Scott, David and Bill catch up on everything that happened during the ITCH Tour (ITCH=In The CrossHairs). From Trek CXC Cup to CrossVegas and the three race-day finale at Jingle Cross. We get in the weeds on all of the C1, C2 and World Cup action and some of the behind the scenes stories that made the week a memorable one.

This podcast is made possible by the amazing support of the ITCH Tour sponsors:  Orange SealEaston Cycling, SDG Components,Verge Sport, Feedback Sports and Squid Bikes. As always, please click on the links, throw a tweet their way, etc. You guys know the drill. I’d also like to thank Trek Bikes for their support in making the ITCH Tour a success.

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.

Sep 28, 2016

If you have a cyclocross podcast, or any podcast for that matter, it doesn't take long before people start asking you who your dream guest would be. I think it's safe to say, this week I can put a check mark next to the first person on that list, because Sven Nys is our guest. 

I am not going to insult your cyclocross intelligence with telling you about Sven Nys. You all know who he is and what he has accomplished. What I can tell you is that for all of the hard work he put in as a professional cyclist, he may be working even harder now. The guy goes non-stop. From managing the Telenet-Fidea team, to holding clinics, working the pits, washing team bikes, driving the van. He does it all.

In typical Sven Nys fashion, I asked for 30 minutes and he graciously gave me close to an hour. We have a great wide ranging conversation for the first half of the podcast, and then we get into the weeds, in the best of ways. Sven breaks down video from his final World Cup victory at Koksijde and then we talk for a bit about the 2016 World Championship race in Zolder.

For that second half of the podcast (right about the 27 minute mark) there is a video companion piece that is posted at cxhairs.com. It's basically the rest of the podcast but with video clips added for reference.

This podcastis made possible by the amazing support of Orange Seal. Along with our other above-and-beyond sponsors: Easton Cycling, SDG Components,Verge Sport, Feedback Sports and Squid Bikes. As always, please click on the links, throw a tweet their way, etc. You guys know the drill.

 

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.

Sep 14, 2016

Scott, David and Bill convene for a spirited edition of They Don't Do That In Europe. We talk about China, Rochester and the upcoming Trek CXC race. I make an Alexander Haig joke nobody understands, and David makes some really bad Guns and Roses puns. It's a good listen. 

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.

Sep 2, 2016

We are coming at you from Vallnord, Andorra, for Crosshairs radio episode 41 during which I sit down with Simon Burney, the UCI MTB Coordinator and author of Cyclocross: Training and Technique. Simon is at Andorra to make sure everything goes to plan in the World Cup XCO race. He has a lot on his plate and it was great to have him make some time to chat at the end of a long day.

We recorded in the Trek Factory Racing XC team's camper, which is parked atop a climb, which among other things, featured in the Tour de France. Between that and the MTB World Cup finish line we could see from the window of the camper, the environment could not be better for a cycling podcast. You can hear the helicopter outside a couple times during our conversation as it evacuated fallen downhillers from the mountaintop, and a bit of other external noise. But for the most part, the traveling podcast studio did okay. Even after some early technical difficulties that had me scrambling to cobble together the backup equipment.

Simon Burney's book was the inspiration for Skills Drills and Bellyaches: A Cyclocross Primer. When I first interviewed Simon via email in 2009 I hadn't really thought about writing a book. At least not until he put that thought in my head. We had a wide-ranging conversation about MTB and cyclocross. Having worked closely with the UCI it was really good to hear Simon's insight on the rules and how they are applied in the United States versus Europe.

Thanks to The Service Course for once again sponsoring the episode. Check out the cleaning kits featuring tampico brushes available at www.theservicecourse.com. And follow along on Twitter at @sc_cycling

Also, 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.

If you have a few minutes, go check out Trailside Dailies, the video series I produce for Trek Factory Racing and the reason I'm in Andorra. You can find it on YouTube on the Trek Factory Racing XC page.

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.

 

 

Aug 25, 2016

On episode 40 of Crosshairs Radio we talk to Micah Rice, USA Cycling Vice President of National Events. Micah is in charge of all USAC national championships and we spend a lot of time discussing cyclocross nationals. From if the event should move back from January to December, to whether the event should be four days rather than six. 

So many topics to cover and we touched on a whole bunch of them. Thank you to everyone who submitted a question for Micah. I tried to work in as many as I could and apologize to those whose questions were not addressed. We may do this again in the future with Micah and can answer those questions in round two.

Thanks to The Service Course for sponsoring the episode. Check out the cleaning kits featuring tampico brushes available at www.theservicecourse.com. And follow along on Twitter at @sc_cycling. For the record, I had a 50/50 chance of getting right what BYOB stood for in The Service Course parlance. And I got it wrong. It's not bring your own brushes (that just sounds silly in retrospect) but rather bring your own bucket. I'll get it right next time.

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. If you act now, during our donor drive, you'll get a free water bottle and several virtual high-fives.

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.

 

Aug 20, 2016

It's podcast crossover time on Crosshairs Radio. Similar to how Richard Belzer would occasionally pop up in Law and Order episodes while he was starring in Homicide: Life on the Streets, before eventually getting his own Law and Order franchise, we are bringing in John Gatch of The Two Johns Podcast fame to add his always entertaining take on the world of cyclocross.

We set out to talk about the World Cup schedule and the show sprouts out in all directions from there, before ending with our favorite Two Johns moments.

This episode also kicks off the Wide Angle Podium Network donor drive. We want to keep the good times rolling and need your help to make it possible. Go to www.wideanglepodum.com, become a member and get cool stuff.

The episode is also sponsored by www.icksnay.com. Go check out the ICKSNAY wares. Buy a scarf, and everything else.

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.

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.

Aug 8, 2016

We take the Crosshairs Radio show on the road, once again, for episode 38. This time, to the Twin Cities, where I sat down with Nicole Mertz for a conversation that ranges from her first race ever on a single-speed cyclocross bike, that culminated in a stars and stripes jersey, to a bit of controversy surrounding her road racing season. 

We talked on my in-laws porch in St. Paul, Minnesota, which means there's a bit of ambient sound, including dogs barking and kids playing, but the conversation is loud and clear. So grab a tall glass of iced tea (unsweetened), find a porch and a rocking chair, and settle in for the show.

You can check out Nicole's graphic design work at nicolemertz.com and follow her on Instagram at @mertz019.

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.

 

Jul 30, 2016

In episode 37, we welcome CrossVegas head honcho, Brook Watts, to Crosshairs Radio for a lively discussion about the history of the event and what we have to look forward to for the tenth year celebration. In its second year as a World Cup event, CrossVegas has revamped the entire course and brought a fresh look to this American cyclocross institution. Brook gives us a peek inside the race and gets us ready for September.

Joining in as co-host for this episode is Scott Dedenbach of the Women's CX Project and Cyclocross Today. You can follow Brook on twitter at @crossvegas and Scott at @cyclocrossnet.

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.

 

Jul 25, 2016

For episode 36, Cole Oberman dropped by CXHairs HQ after winning the Iron Hill Challenge MTB XC race and making the drive down interstate 95 to Washington DC. We had a great chat about the life of a pro MTB/CX racer and how cool Harrisonburg, Virginia has become. We then ate Thai food before sending Cole back on the road.

Cole is a professional mountainbike racer with Ridebiker Alliance. He also races cyclocross bikes with Pro Tested Gear (three words). Although he may not have started racing seriously until age 20, Cole has more than made up for it with a quick rise to the elite level over the past five years. 

You can follow Cole on Instagram at www.instagram.com/cole_oberman. Also, check out his website, www.coleoberman.com

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.

Jul 17, 2016

For episode 35 I had the opportunity to chat with Richard Nieuwhuis, who owns A. Dugast BV, the company that makes Dugast tubular tires. We found some time before the Lenzerheide World Cup mountainbike races to sit down in the Scott Odlo compound and talk cyclocross. The environment was not ideal so there is definitely some background noise, including an espresso machine and a late cameo by Band of Horses. But the conversation is wide-ranging, from how he got into the business and how he works with top pros to produce the treads we all know to dishing on the the best riders in the business.

Before the conversation with Richard begins, there is  a quick chat with Scot Hermann about a bonus episode we put together for subscribers to the Wide Angle podium podcast network. That bonus content should be available soon.

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.

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