Back on the Bus
By Svein Tuft & Ryan Anderson
Back on the BusAug 17, 2021
We had a great chat with Dan Jones this week! Dan was the creator of the Backstage Pass with GreenEDGE Cycling if you have not watched any episodes you need to:
or check out the All for one documentary:
Dan really changed the game of how fans got to see a realistic look into a World Tour cycling team and captured its inner workings. We hope you enjoy listening to some more behind-the-camera stories!
Since we are in May and the Giro is on, we sat down and talked about it! Svein raced 7 Giro’s and wore the maglia rosa in 2014, so he has plenty of great insight and stories from over the years. We hope you enjoy!
We have Anthony Walsh on hand this week from the Roadman Cycling podcast. Anthony gets into his outlook on life from law school to cycling and some startups in between. Anthony has built himself a great podcast that you should check out if you have not already. We hope you enjoy!
In this episode, we sit down with the legend Mathew Hayman and touch on his long career at the top of the sport. This weekend the peloton races the third monument of the year Paris-Roubaix, so it’s fitting we chat about when he won the race in 2016! He is still leaving his mark on the sport as a director of the world tour team BikeExchange-Jayco which is the same team he finished up his racing days with. We had a great time hearing more of Hayman’s story and we hope you enjoy it as well.
Mike Woods Round 2
We had our good friend Mike woods back for round 2 on the poddy. Mike is always good for some great stories and he certainly didn't disappoint. We talk about his trials and tribulations in this wild early season where the illnesses are ripping through the peloton. We also get into his off-season training where he goes skimo in the mountains of Andorra. We hope you enjoy this one and please share it with your friends.
We are back for season two! Kicking things off with us this year is Ben Perry, a Canadian road cyclist currently living and racing in Europe. Ben has raced for small teams, big teams, and everything in between and he talks us through his journey at all levels of the sport. We really enjoyed starting things back up with Ben and we hope you enjoy it!
Luke Durbridge Pre Paris Roubaix!
We have a different show for you this week! We just finished up a three-day gravel bikepacking trip from Gold Bridge, BC. It was a wild trip with lots of great stories that we share in this episode as we sat down with the whole crew: Rob Britton, Jamie Sparling and Taylor Little. We hope you enjoy it!
What a great chat we had with our man Hugo Houle. Hugo made a big impression on both Randy and me back in 2011 when he was 20 years old as he had a level of professionalism that stood out for someone of that age. We always knew he would make it to the world tour but he has become such an amazing rider in the super domestique role. He's found his niche in the sport and is one of the best in the business at helping others win. In our discussion, Hugo describes his progression over the years and the discipline and long-term outlook it takes to make it to the top level of the sport. There are some real gems in here for some of our younger riders to take in. We hope you enjoy this one!
Mike Woods sits down with us this week after a busy month! Mike has some great stories to tell and after reflecting on the episode it's amazing to hear about the path he took to get to where he is now. He could have easily packed it in after any of his crazy setbacks but kept getting back up and now he is one of the best road cyclists in the world! We hope you enjoy it! We had some recording issues with this one (but it doesn’t affect the stories!) - after all, we are just a few guys recording in backyards in different parts of the world.
Back at it from a July break
In this episode, we recap what we got up to in July. One of the highlights was our bike packing trip on the sunshine coast over to Vancouver Island with a good crew and some funny stories. Hope you enjoy it!
This week we had the chance to sit down with Alison after a day out on the bike together. Alison is currently racing in the Women's World Tour for Liv Racing. She shares some of her experiences from racing her way into the World Tour and the balanced outlook on life that she has. She shares some great insight into the women's peloton, we hope you enjoy!
We got Mitch on the show today, a pro-cyclist with EF education nippo. He has his own podcast called 'Life in the peloton' which was one of the first cycling-based podcasts; Mitch was a trailblazer for cycling podcasts at the time. We talk about a lot of things from his early years in Europe to what could be next and all the rest! We hope you enjoy it!
We have our buddy Christian Meier on with us today; he has turned himself into a real serial entrepreneur since stepping away from professional road racing. He is the Co-founder of The Service Course, Espresso Mafia and La Fabrica which all originated where he lives in Girona, Spain. We had a great time catching up with Christian and hope you enjoy the episode!
This week's episode with our good friend Andrew Pinfold (aka Pinner) is a real gem! Pinner has a big passion for cycling and it's great to hear things from his perspective and about his time in the peloton. We hope you enjoy listening!
This week we have our friend and professional cyclist Rob Britton on the show. We've all been racing against each other since the mid-2000's but it took until 2019 for us all to be on the same team at Rally Cycling. We get into some old stories from racing along with an update on Rob's life over in Europe right now.
In this episode, we have our good friend Kevin Field on the show. We have both worked on and off with Kevin over the years on teams such as Symmetrics and Spidertech along with many projects off the bike. We dive into some stories from the 2007 season which was a big year; Kevin directed the Symmetrics cycling team.
*Disclaimer: we had a few audio problems but it's still a good show, we are a work in progress*
Getting to know Svein and Ryan
For our first episode, we introduce ourselves and tell some stories about some of our experiences riding in the professional peloton. We hope that you enjoy listening and having some laughs along with us!