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A new series brought to you by Issue One that dives into political reform with a conservative lens. It follows our host Weston Wamp — millennial Republican and former candidate for Congress — as he shines a light on the swampiest practices in Washington that repulse Republicans and Democrats alike: Slush funds in Congress, dark money in elections, gerrymandered districts, foreign interference in our elections, dialing for dollars, and more. Voices from the left and right are accompanied by l ...
 
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The road racing at Tokyo 2020 is finished and we have a new batch of gold helmet-wearing champions. The Toms discuss how the races were won, lost and tactically muddled before tensions flare over the charm of the Fuji Speedway.Music: Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpetLicense: http://creativeco…
 
This week we sit down with Olympian Lily Williams who will represent the United States on the Women's Pursuit team. While track cycling is not our typical fare, Lily has a cyclocross background (and a maybe a gravel future). In addition to representing our country, Lily is the Communications Director of Bike Index. Lily Williams Instagram USA Cycli…
 
There is an emerging trend in the world of political fundraising — grifters preying on the elderly and others with fake campaigns. The worst part? There are barely any laws on the books to stop them. In episode 30, Weston chats with Daily Beast reporter Roger Sollenberger about “scam PACs” and how they have been used to con unsuspecting Americans i…
 
The Tour de France is over and Tadej Pogacar’s reign continues. In this episode, the Toms go back over the last week of racing in France and highlight their favourite moments and unsung heroes from this year’s Tour. Music: Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpet License: http://creativecommons.org…
 
This week we sit down with Tony Pereira of Breadwinner Cycles to learn more about this Portland, OR based custom builder. Tony was part of the 2021 ENVE Builder Round Up in Ogden, UT. This week's podcast is generously sponsored by ENVE. Breadwinner Cycles Support the podcast The Ridership Automated Transcription (Please excuse the typos): Breadwinn…
 
It was supposed to be a standard rest day recap in our Tour de France coverage, but Cav’s been up to his old antics and we’ve decided to tear up the script. Join the Toms as they journey through the highs and lows of Mark Cavendish’s Tour career and deep dive into the now equalled stage win record.Music: Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://i…
 
This week we sit down with Jon Freeman, Rapha's Head of Hardgoods to discuss the Explore Powerweave gravel cycling shoe. We look at what it takes from a design perspective to build a shoe and what gravel cyclists should be looking for in a shoe. Rapha Explore Powerweave Shoe Presenting Sponsor: Athletic Greens Join The Ridership Automated Transcrip…
 
We’ve had crashes, tears and some career-defining rides in the first 9 stages of this year’s Tour de France. Join the Toms as they offer their insight and look ahead to the most feared mountain in the sport, Mont Ventoux. Music: Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpet License: http://creativecommo…
 
Interviews on-site at the 2021 ENVE Builder Round Up and Grodeo. We grab interviews with custom builders: Falconer, Holland, Inglis, Mosaic, No.22, Pine Cycles, Sage, Salt Air, Sycip and Wies. Episode presented by ENVE Composites Join The Ridership Support the Podcast Automated Transcription (please excuse the typos) ENVE Builder Mash Up Episode Cr…
 
There’s no denying it: big money plays a massive role in American politics. In fact, since Citizens United, just 12 megadonors contributed a combined $3.4 billion to federal candidates and political groups — accounting for about $1 of every $13 in federal elections. In episode 29, Weston is joined by an expert in the campaign finance research field…
 
It’s here. It’s finally here. The Tour de France is upon us. Three weeks of the most gruelling GC battles on the biggest stage cycling has to offer. In this preview episode, the Toms pick their warriors and highlight where the decisive moments will come in the first week. Intro: Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Ou…
 
This week we sit down with UNBOUND 200 winner Ian Boswell. We get to unpack his big win, but also dig into a new partnership between Wahoo and The Migration Gravel Race / Team Amani in Kenya. Wahoo Migration Gravel Race Team Amani Breakfast with Boz Podcast Support the Podcast Automated Transcription, please excuse any typos: Craig Dalton: [00:00:0…
 
Fresh from a stellar performance at the Tour of Slovenia, Ribble Weldtite rider James Shaw joins the Toms to discuss what it’s like racing Tadej Pogacar, his hopes for the Tour of Britain and how he almost packed it all in.Music: Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpetLicense: http://creativecommon…
 
This week we sit down with Brad Waldron, founder of Kali Protectives to take a deep dive into helmet tech and the new Grit gravel helmet. Kali Protectives Web / Instagram Support the Podcast The Ridership Automated Transcription, please excuse the typos: Kali Protectives Craig Dalton: [00:00:00] Hello and welcome to The Gravel Ride podcast. I'm you…
 
This week we sit down with former Pro Tour rider and current Ribble Cycles Head of Product, Jamie Burrow. Jamie walks us through the range of Ribble Gravel Bikes across three frame materials and highlight the companies' unique custom bike builder. Ribble Gravel Range Ribble Instagram Support the podcast Join The Ridership Automated transcription (p…
 
In episode 28 of Swamp Stories, Weston chats with former Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) about what it was like being a member of Congress, how she would fix our broken political system, and the RV trip that she took across America alone after the 2016 election to better understand the rise of Donald Trump. This is the fourth episode in our periodic seri…
 
The Giro d’Italia is over and it’s time for Tom 1 to put Tom 2 through his paces. Before a bumper quiz of all the action in Italy, the Toms give their thoughts on the last few stages, analyse the general classification and catch up with the podcast’s Italian correspondent in Milan. Music: Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.film…
 
This week we sit down with Andrew Onermaa, founder of Ozark Gravel Cyclist. Andrew is a passionate gravel cyclist and bikepacker who has channeled energy and love into creating a hub for Arkansas gravel cyclists. Ozark Gravel Cyclists Web / Instagram Join The Ridership Support the Podcast Automated Transcription, excuse the typos. [00:00:00]Craig D…
 
The second week of the Giro has come to a close, Bernal’s riding away with the pink jersey and Bardet’s back at his best. The Toms run back through all the action in Italy with a little help from an overexcited Alberto Contador. Music: Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpet License: http://creati…
 
This week we sit down with Kemi King, Director of Philanthropy for World Bicycle Relief. World Bicycle Relief is an international, non-profit organization based in Chicago, IL that specializes in large-scale, comprehensive bicycle distribution programs to aid poverty relief in developing countries around the world. Their programs focus primarily on…
 
The Federal Election Commision (FEC) has long been plagued by gridlock and dysfunction — known for its inaction and ideological and partisan divides. In episode 27, Weston chats with the current chair and two former FEC commissioners to explore how the agency got to this place, and what can be done to help make the nation’s campaign finance watchdo…
 
It’s the first rest day of the Giro and the two Toms have a lot to discuss. Are the sprints too dicey? Is it disrespectful to abandon a grand tour early? Will Bernal go all the way? All that plus talk of broken collarbones and the mind-blowing stats on Alessandro Pettachi’s 2003 season. Music: Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech…
 
This week thanks to vaccinations, I'm able to interview my father without whom I'd likely never have discovered a passion for the sport. At 84 years old and still riding every Sunday, I hope the conversation keeps you stoked to ride into the future and gives you a little glimpse into my introduction to the sport of cycling. Join The Ridership Suppo…
 
The stage is set for the first grand tour of the year and it’s going to be bellissimo. That’s right - for the second time in 6 months - it’s Giro time. The Toms predict where the race will be won and lost, give their two cents for the overall and relive the folklore of the maglia nera. All that and more in this special preview of the 2021 Giro d’It…
 
This week we welcome the team from the Southeast Gravel Series to the show. Ben Renkema and Boyd Johnson discuss the journey to creating a 6-event race series in North and South Carolina. The team share their passion for the Southeast region and the desire to create a competitive, yet inclusive series to serve the area. Southeast Gravel Website Sou…
 
This is the third episode in a periodic series of conversations between Swamp Stories host Weston Wamp and leaders in the political reform movement. In this episode, former Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI) joins Weston to chat about the need for political reform, the problems Ribble sees with his own party’s narrative on elections, and the prospects for bip…
 
Every year the Ardennes provide nail-biting races and this year was no different. Amstel Gold was decided by a hair’s breadth, Anna van der Breggen made it seven in a row at Flèche Wallonne and Liège played host to two sublime sprints. All that and a little Romandie preview on this week’s TT Podcast. Music: Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeod Link: https…
 
This week Randall and Craig take a look at the new Cervelo Aspero and discuss its fit in the spectrum of gravel bikes. We then dive head first into a discussion of the myriad of ways one achieves suspension on a gravel bike. Cervelo Aspero Support the Podcast The Ridership Automated Transcript, please excuse the errors In the Dirt 20 Craig Dalton: …
 
Elinor Barker made her Olympic debut in Rio in 2016 and left with a gold medal and a new world record. Since then, she’s taken multiple British, European and World Track Championship titles and now has her sights firmly set on the games in Tokyo. The Toms sat down with Elinor to discuss what goes through your mind in a team pursuit, showcasing wome…
 
This week we talk with adventurer, instructor and guide, Ben Shillington about an upcoming 12 day guided bikepacking trip offered by TDA Global Cycling in Quebec, Canada. TDA Global Cycling Guided Bikepacking trip TDA Instagram Ben Shillington Support the Podcast Discuss in The Ridership Episode Transcription (please excuse the typos): Ben Shilling…
 
A man who hadn’t won a bike race in three years has just won two in a row. The Toms hail Mark Cavendish’s return to form at the Tour of Turkey and look forward to the trio of races that make up the Ardennes classics. Music: Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpet License: http://creativecommons.or…
 
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