Darren Mallard Mountain BIke Journalist/Nerd public
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I am so stoked to have Olly Wilkins in the podcast. I crisply remember seeing him in a dirt magazine for the first time, front end dumped down, nosing it deep into the next set of dirt jumps. Since then and the explosion of social media, he is still in my eyes, the spirit of MTB. Stoked to be riding all the time, frothing on new tech, and is at the…
 
Connor Fearon, what else do I need to say? He is one of the most humble and down to earth humans in mountain biking. Known all around the world as one of the best at cornering, the most stylish on the bike, and yet if you were to see him on the trail he acts like an everyday bloke. That is probably the reason he has been the most requested guest fo…
 
In this episode, I sat down and chatted with Neville Jemson (@nevjem). We chat about his unique style of photography, his graphic design background, and his entrance into the MTB world. As always this episode was brought to you by NSDynamics, the premier suspension service centre in Australia. Huck the World clothing has been keeping me comfy while…
 
When I was getting into the sport as an early teen I would often see John Wadell’s name in all the big magazines. As one of the pioneers in the sport, he has seen everything from racing Downhill on a bike with V-Brakes to racing 24-hour events on a bike 10 times safer. The story behind the transition from fast-paced risky downhill to 24-hour races …
 
I am so happy to have Jackson finally share his story on this podcast!! As a fan of his since before he was on GT, I was always intrigued as to what drove his passion for racing. He became a household name while on GT and then out of know where he was back doing his own thing. Everyone in the industry was gobsmacked but, it now completely makes sen…
 
To say I was nervous for this episode is an understatement!!! Mathieu Dupelle is the man in the shadows behind some of the greatest riders to race Downhill MTB. Dupelle is known for his humble attitude, quiet achievements, and being an all-round nice guy in the pits. In this episode, we talk about his beginnings in MTB, wrenching for legends like R…
 
Episode 31……. . I am completely honoured to have one of my childhood heroes on the podcast. Grant Allen, Australias greatest Freerider and one of the most positive humans I have ever met. . He was the guy everyone had stories about when I was a child. “Did you hear Grant jumped, 50ft?”. “My brother’s uncles mate named John said Grant dropped 90ft a…
 
In this episode I was lucky enough to sit down with the mechanics mechanic, Shaun Hughes. We have a chat about his humble beginnings, moving up the ladder in shops, and then his kind of odd road into the world cup circuit. He has been a mechanic to some of the fastest people in the world and we chat about the pressure in those situations. Of course…
 
This is the first episode of BEYOND BORDERS. A sub series of Beyond The Tape, where essentially I find rad people doing cool things, just all over the world. This will be an additional 1 episode per month to add a little extra to what I am already doing with Beyond the tape which will remain as 2 episodes per month. In this episode we have Ben Plen…
 
After a lot of work, I finally got down the opportunity to sit down with one of Australias fastest, most stylish, and underrated riders, Baxter Maiwald. We chat about going racing at the world cups, the side effects of pressure, and the importance of riding for fun. We chat for a long time on this one and it was really exciting to hear his story. T…
 
In this episode, I was lucky enough to sit down with one of the raddest people I know, Sian A’hern. We met in Bright when I was covering the national champs and she is by far one of the most welcoming and positive personalities I have ever come across. Her attitude towards working hard while maintaining a strong focus on fun is the true underlying …
 
In this episode, I chat with Matt D’arcy from premium bike wash company, KRUSH OZ. We chat about changing industries, starting a new company from scratch, and how supporting the industry around you is the best form of marketing. Huge thanks for FSR Media for supporting this episode. Always a huge shout out to NSDynamics for keeping my Craftworks EN…
 
In this podcast I was lucky enough to chat to one of my main inspirations when it comes to podcasting. We have a bit of a chat about the Corona Epidemic, his history in business, and how Gypsy Tales ruined podcasts for everyone else. I also go into why I started the podcast and we chat about why we both do it. Huge thanks to NSDynamics and Craftwor…
 
In this episode, I chat with entrepreneur Michael Graham. We have a chat with him about changing careers, getting into product design, and opening up a bike shop. Hopefully, you get as much out of it as I did. Jump over to hucktheworld.com and get some of those tech tees, you will thank me later. Don’t forget to jump over to Craftworks and show the…
 
In this episode, I had the opportunity to talk with one of Australia’s silent people from behind the scenes. Evans sporting life has taken many turns and we chat about his many skills outside of sport as well. I feel like we could have kept talking for hours and I hope you enjoy the episode. Huge thanks to craft works for supporting the podcast. Ju…
 
In this episode, I sat down with the organiser of Australias biggest gravity focused mountain bike festival, the Cannonball Festival. We chat about moving down from the sea to the mountains, the transition from snowboarding to mountain biking, and how the idea for the festival came about. As always, please share the podcast around, leave reviews an…
 
In this episode, I had the pleasure of talking with the recently crowned, junior world champion, Kye A’Hern. We talk about growing up in an elite sporting family, the difference of world champs, and what it’s like joining a team with Troy Brosnan. As always, I would like to thank the legends at Craftworks Cycles and FSR Media House for all the supp…
 
In this episode, we chat with Lachlan McKillop about what it’s like to wrench for teams, race at a high level, and what training other mechanics at STU. For those outside the “industry”, we describe what STU is and how good SRAM is at providing good dealer service. Really happy to share his story with all of you. Don’t forget to head over and check…
 
In this episode, I chat with Jai Motherwell about his career in Mountain biking, the freeride MTB scene, and Trail Building. Jai has had a varied history in MTB and it’s been a wild ride. He is not shy to send it both on and off the bike, with a strong passion to party on both as well. I was super stoked to chat with him and it shows because this i…
 
In this episode, I had the privilege of sitting down with two personal hero’s Jamie Moore and Ryan Lloyd. Jamie and Ryan are the brains behind Light House Youth Projects, a not for profit organisations that change peoples lives using bikes. In this episode, we chat about the catalyst that leads to them starting the company, how they are changing li…
 
In Episode 14 I am stoked to sit down with one of my idols, Josh Carlson. He is an absolute animal on a bike, sponsors dream, and an all-round top bloke. You cant tell just how stoked he is on life by the liveliness in his voice and the passion in his words. Really happy to see him back in Aus and being a part of the growing Wollongong Scene. Huge …
 
Simon French has a strong past in the Australian mountain bike industry. In this episode, we talk about his pathway through the industry, his unusual deviation in careers, and how he opened the biggest bike park in Australia. As always I would like to thank Jordo from FSR Media House for taking the time to master this in-between gelato in Italy. Do…
 
In this episode I got to sit down with a good friend and one of the worlds best mechanics, Aaron Pelttari. We sat down at his place in Radelaide while he was on a short break before heading back out for a 6 week tour. We talk how he got into riding, why he became a mechanic, and what it is like to work for world no.1 (at the time) Troy Brosnan. As …
 
In Episode 11 I sit down with the brains behind Australia’s leading suspension tuning company, NSDynamics. We have a chat about suspension theory, dealing with faulty products, and how he got started. Don’t forget to head over to their site and check it out for yourself. Huge thanks to Craftworks for supporting me and the podcast. Shout out to Alan…
 
In episode ten I sat down with Rob Metz, the founder and creator behind Zerode Bicycle. We talk about building bikes, creating a product you want to ride, and his innovations. I really learnt a lot talking to rob and I hope you do to. Again, thanks to Jordo from FSR Industries for the production. Craftworks cycles for providing my ride and supporti…
 
In this episode I was lucky enough to sit down and chat with none other than the legend himself, Brook Macdonald. We chat about racing, injuries, and the road back to the bike. We also have a chat about how he first got to the world cups and what it takes to get on that top step. As per usual huge thanks to Jordo from FSR Media for the Production, …
 
In Episode 8 I sat down with Will Rischbieth from Will Ride bike shop. Will is a magician on a bike and has been at the top of the game. We discuss what its like for two Aussies to travel in a van, what it’s like to be at the top of the game. We also talk about his entrepreneurship when it comes to open one of Australia’s pioneering E-Bike stores a…
 
Just in time for the the 1st round of the XC world cup in Albstadt I sat down with Giant Factory Racing’s newest member Cameron Wright. We talk about how Cam got into racing, what it was like training in his birth country South Africa, and his goals for the future. During conversation we also cover topics like training and what it was like to becom…
 
In episode Six of Beyond The Tape I sit down with Alan Vogt, the innovator behind Frameskin frame protection and Dirtsurfer Mudguards. We discuss Alan’s pathway into the sport, how he managed events, and how he has built up two successful brands after finding unique entry point into the market. To say thank you for listening Alan has gifted all lis…
 
In Episode 5 I was lucky enough to sit down with an inspiration of mine, Martin Whiteley. We chat about how he started the Mountain Bike race scene in Australia, his journey from AMBA to the UCI, and the future of the YT Mob. He hands out some really great advice on how he manages to handle any negative feed back and what it is really like to find …
 
In Episode 4 we sit down and have a chat with Kate Halbrook of Gravity Enduro South Australia. We sit down and talk bout how the series is planned, how to give constructive criticism, and how the series is trying to grow. This episode was produced by Jordo at FSR Media. Get in touch with him if you need any filming or audio work. If you are interes…
 
In this episode we sit down with the chief engineer Hugh and sale/marketing guru Jordo from Craftwork Cycles. The boys have been working hard on creating a unique bike that pedals efficiently, soaks up the hard hits, and pumps like a demon. It is a tough ask and we delve into how they do it and, maybe more important, why they do it. We go through t…
 
In this episode we talk to Cam Ryan. Cam is one off the nicest and modest guys I know. You can tell just by how nervous he sounds in the first half of the podcast. He has struggled with a few hiccups over the last few years and is making a huge comeback this year. Hopefully this episode sheds some light on the life of a young aspiring EWS racer, wh…
 
‘ Hey Guys, For this episode I sat down with Nathan Newell of Greyzone Racing. We chatted about his history in the sport, his moto background and what he is doing with Greyzone racing. Hopefully you enjoy listening and please leave any feed back on i-tunes or instagram. http://media.blubrry.com/beyondthetape/content.blubrry.com/beyondthetape/Nathan…
 
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