Show #127 – January 26, 2013


Would you hang up your bike cold turkey, and become a cattle farmer? Inga Thompson did exactly that in the mid-1990’s after a successful, yet frustrating career as an Olympian and U.S. National Team racer. Thompson learned that ‘not a team player’ was actually code for ‘clean rider’. She offers her inside view on women’s racing, and life beyond cycling.

In the second half of the show, Diane talks with nutritionist and author Matt Fitzgerald, whose book Racing Weight is now in its second edition. Weight is on many peoples’ minds this time of year, as we assess the toll our holiday indulgence has taken on our body mass. Matt has many practical tips on how to increase the quality of your dietary intake, and avoid “brain hunger”.

2 Replies to “Show #127 – January 26, 2013”

  1. Hi guys,

    I’ve only recently started listening to the podcast and I’m really impressed, one of the best cycling shows around (and it’s a high bar). Thank you so much for that sensational interview with Inga Thompson, I hope she’s been in touch with USADA or the UCIIC.

    Was also really impressed with Matt Fitzgerald. I was actually suffering up a steep hill whilst his segment was playing on my headphones. Perfect timing. Needless to say, as a result, I’ve just ordered his ‘Racing Weight’ book. 😉

    Glad to hear you’re already starting to think about Spring training. I feel (slightly) guilty every time I hear a northern hemisphere cyclist or podcaster complain about the cold and snow…’s been absolutely sensational summer riding weather down here. Hopefully you’ll be thinking of me the next time you’re putting too many layers on, because I’m sure as hell thinking about you guys. Respect to anyone who gets on a bike in that horrible climate.

    Melbourne, Australia

    1. You know Ben, YOU are one of the reasons that I love this work! Thank you so much for a.) listening and b.) taking the time to write.

      Yes, it’s still COLD and SNOWY here in the NE Ohio area, but today the sun is shining brightly and the temperatures are rising a bit.

      I have a lot of great guests lined up for future shows and I ALWAYS appreciate the feedback.

      As we say in the “bike biz” – keep the rubber side down!

      Best regards,


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