Show #632 – June 23, 2023

Guest: Jenny Graham – Coffee First, Then the World

In my last podcast, I mentioned my guest – Jenny Graham.  In 2018, she embarked upon and completed a round-the-world trip by bicycle.

This, however, was not just ANY trip – THIS was a Guinness World Record attempt and break the record she did – by 110 days!

Her story – from start to finish – is detailed in her new book, Coffee First, Then the World, which was just released in the States on June 13th.

Her telling of her story is extraordinary – the story itself is extraordinary – and our conversation is soooo much fun.

From the custom Shand Bicycle to her zip-bottom Endura bibs, Jenny doesn’t leave anything out of her story.

We talk about her wardrobe because, during her ride, she experienced all the seasons and ended up in the Southern Hemisphere in winter.  We talk about her fears – like bears crossing Canada.  And, we talk about how she raised the money to accomplish this amazing feat as well as what’s next for her.

I did love the book and highly recommend it.  You can follow Jenny on social media or check out her website

I thought you’d like to see the photo of her handlebars!




Below are links to several of the companies who helped Jenny accomplish her world record.

Shand Cycles
Endura Apparel
Apidura Bike Bags
Wheelsmith Wheelbuilders

Show #617 – December 4, 2022

Guests: Shannon Galpin; Dan Cavallari

This week we dive into part II of Dan Cavallari’s holiday gift ideas with a focus on cool things you might not necessarily need but wouldn’t mind seeing in your stocking or under the tree.

First though, we check in with my friend and colleague, Shannon Galpin.  It’s been a while since we talked and much has transpired since our last conversation. The amazing activist, author, artist, and human rights advocate is still working to evacuate more women, girls, and families from Afghanistan while helping to work with a variety of entities to place those who are stuck in a sort of limbo. There are also some women who have resettled around the world and still need help – with education, bikes, housing, and most importantly a pathway to feeling accepted in their new countries.

There is still much work to do.  SUPPORT AFGHAN CYCLISTS

When I log in to chat with Dan Cavallari, he’s sitting in his garage with a microphone and computer, only it doesn’t look much like the inside of a garage.  As a rabid product tester for a variety of entities, Dan’s garage actually looks more like the inside of a bike shop. 

This week, he gives us 5 picks for holiday ideas.  Share with friends and family! Dan Cavallari, The Slow Guy on the Fast Ride, joined me from his garage again. 

Here are links to all the products we discussed this week: the Bivo Bottle, the Pearl Rove Shirt, the Endura Riever bibs, the PNW tiny Pebble Tool, and the Tick’r Fit heart rate monitor strap.

Next time Dan and I will discuss those things you probably shouldn’t give a cyclist – so, family and friends – listen up.

We’ll also speak with Dr. Madeline Bonsma-Fisher.  She’s a physicist turned bicycle infrastructure researcher in Canada and her story is filled with fascinating ideas.

Show #419 – September 22, 2018

This week, it’s a 3-fer!

With women smashing world records all over the place, I caught up with Vittoria Bussi – one of the best!

On September 13th, she broke Evelyn Stevens’ 1-hour world record at 48.007km.

She’s wicked smart, wicked fast, and actually one of the most self-effacing people with whom I’ve had the privilege to speak.

Vittoria and I talk about the event, her training, and what’s next for her.

Then it’s off to Annapolis, MD for a very quick conversation with Velo-Orange‘s Igor Shteynbuk.

As he gets ready to pack it up and head up the eastern seaboard to Boston for the Builder’s Ball, Igor gives us a bit of background on the company, the products, and what’s new.

Then, let me introduce you to a very enthusiastic and interesting man – Ryan Johnson from Galaxy Gearworks. Ryan has a great history in the bike biz and is now putting all his experience and effort into building bikes.