Show #198 – June 14, 2014
Guests: Tour of Utah’s Jenn Andrs; Senior Cycling Tours owner Pat Blackmon; Garmin-Sharp team pro Phil Gaimon
Sometimes you just hit a home run with a great selection of guests, news, and commentary. I think we’ve done that this week.
Jenn Adnrs, project manager, from the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah fills us in on this “Toughest of the U.S. Stage Races” with all the details of distances (LONG), climbing (RIDICULOUS for mere mortals), and sprints (LOTS OF THEM). Coming to Fox Sports each day or streaming on line, you can watch the 16 teams compete from August 4-10.
Are you over 50? Do you like things “handled” for you? Well, Pat Blackmon rode cross country with Woman Tours a few years back and said – WOW – I’m going to start Senior Cycling Tours that caters to active seniors. And, so she did. With many of her 2014 tours already sold out, I caught up with Pat – who is 75 by the way – at a softball tournament in Henerdonville, TN to tell me all about her tours and what makes them so irresistible.
After a short break with some current events, we head on out to Burbank, CA to speak with racing pro Phil Gaimon (Garmin-Sharp) about his new book, “Pro Cycling on $10 A Day – From Fat Kid to Euro Pro“.
Phil really was a fat kid and without mincing words, tells what it is like to slog through the amateur ranks and come out as an elite pro racer. Along the way, he relates some hilarious stories and gives excellent advice.
The conversation proves to be enjoyable and fun , just like his book. (PS – you can get a signed copy of Phil’s book on his web site!)