Elite PAC Tour (Episode 7): Mick Walsh checks in from Soccoro, NM

Elite PAC Tour (Episode 7): Mick Walsh checks in from Soccoro, NM

Elite PAC Tour riders crossed the Continental Divide and entered state #3, New Mexico, as they make their way across the country.  Today featured a 155 mile stage from Springerville, AZ to Soccoro, NM.  Panache Endurance racer Mick Walsh checks in from Soccoro hoping to get a good night's sleep in preparation for tomorrow's 170 mile ride to Roswell, NM.

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Athlete Profile featuring Team Sky's Ian Boswell

Athlete Profile featuring Team Sky's Ian Boswell

Ian Boswell (Team Sky) is now in his third year as a professional cyclist. His maturation from rookie to veteran has been inspiring to watch. Ian joins us to talk about life as a pro racer, his career goals, his great performance on the Mt Baldy stage at Tour of California and finally, being named to the "10 Most Eligible Bachelors/Bachelorettes in Cycling" list!

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Health & Nutrition with Colleen Lingley, RD

Health & Nutrition with Colleen Lingley, RD

This show is an introduction of our health and nutrition expert Colleen Lingley, RD (pictured above at the Sedona Half Marathon).  Colleen will be joining us for a twice monthly show focusing on the topics of...you guessed it...health and nutrition! We welcome your questions and suggestions for topics - please message them to the Over the Top Cycling Facebook page.

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Elite PAC Tour (Episode 5): Mick Walsh checks in from Winslow, AZ

Elite PAC Tour (Episode 5): Mick Walsh checks in from Winslow, AZ

Today's stage was 155 miles long with approximately 9,600 feet of climb including Mingus Mountain and Strawberry Grade.  Temps have remained rider friendly with highs in the mid 80s.  Mick Walsh thought of standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona but decided to get to his motel instead...where he checks in for a quick update with us.

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Polly Dawkins - Davis Phinney Foundation Executive Director talks Ride the Rockies

Polly Dawkins - Davis Phinney Foundation Executive Director talks Ride the Rockies

Executive Director of the Davis Phinney Foundation Polly Dawkins joins us to discuss one of the Foundation's most popular fundraisers: Ride The Rockies.  Every dollar the Foundation team raises will go to the charity.

From the Davis Phinney Foundation web site:

The Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s is unique in the Parkinson’s community. Our mission to help people living with Parkinson’s to live well today makes us so.

We are committed to supporting programs and research that deliver inspiration, information and tools that will enable people living with Parkinson’s to take more control in managing their disease.

The Davis Phinney Foundation was founded in 2004 by Olympic medalist and cycling great, Davis Phinney, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2000 at the age of 40. Today, Davis is both a role model in the cycling community and an inspiration to the estimated 1.5 million Americans and estimated 10 million worldwide who are currently living with the disease.

The Davis Phinney Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to putting every dollar to work to fulfill our mission. We operate without an endowment and rely on direct support from individuals, foundations and corporations.

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Professional Endurance Mountain Bike Racer Sonya Looney

Professional Endurance Mountain Bike Racer Sonya Looney

Professional endurance mountain bike racer Sonya Looney joins us today to discuss her film that is currently in the works. Sonya pushes herself to the limit and once she accomplishes an event, she is on the lookout for a race that will expand her experiences yet again. For updates on the film and fundraiser please go to www.sonyalooneyfilm.com or check out her Twitter and Facebook accounts - sonyalooneyfilm

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Elite PAC Tour (Episode 2) - Mick Walsh checks in from El Centro, CA

Elite PAC Tour (Episode 2) - Mick Walsh checks in from El Centro, CA

We're following Panache Elite Team members Mick Walsh, Adam Morley and Alex Telitsine as they ride coast to coast with Elite PAC Tour.  The daily mileage is starting out with relatively short distances - Day 1 to El Centro was 119 miles - which means saddle time will increase dramatically as they cross the country! 

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Elite PAC Tour (Episode 1): The Ride Begins Tomorrow with Adam Morley

Elite PAC Tour (Episode 1): The Ride Begins Tomorrow with Adam Morley

Panache Elite Team's Adam Morley Skypes in for a brief chat on the eve of PAC Tour's Elite Tour.  18 days to cross the country - coast to coast - by bicycle. Starting out averaging around 120 miles per day, the daily mileage increases to upwards of 190 per day. We'll be checking in nightly with Adam and/or one or two of the other participants.

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Going the Distance: Paris Brest Paris Training/Strategy with Coach John Hughes

Going the Distance: Paris Brest Paris Training/Strategy with Coach John Hughes

Before John Hughes became one of the most respected coaches in endurance bicycle racing he posted some excellent results as a racer.  Hughes is a two time winner of the Furnace Creek 508 and held the Boston-Montreal-Boston 1200k brevet record.  The RAAM finisher has also completed PBP and numerous other events.  In this episode of Going the Distance, John is joined by PBP neophyte Terri Gooch who is looking for guidance in training and strategy. 

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Athlete Profile: Brianne Walle

Athlete Profile: Brianne Walle

Optum Pro Cycling Presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies Pro Cycling Team's  Brianna Walle joins us this evening as our featured Athlete Profile of the week.  Encouraged to begin racing by co-workers who noticed how quickly Brianna commuted to her job, Walle became a fast rising star in the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA) ranks.  A mere 5 years after her first bicycle race Brianna is a full time professional cyclist who loves her job!

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Talking Dirty Kanza with Boo Bicycles CEO Nick Frey

Talking Dirty Kanza with Boo Bicycles CEO Nick Frey

Don't use the phrase 'well it's not rocket science ' around Nick Frey.  Following his time as a professional cyclist, Frey actually WAS a rocket scientist! Nick brought his mechanical engineering skills with him to the bicycle company which he founded - Boo Bicycles.  When not designing bikes, Frey keeps up a busy riding and racing schedule.  Next on his list is the Dirty Kanza which takes place at the end of this month.  He joins us to talk gravel riding, gravel racing and designing a bike to specifically take on the unique conditions gravel presents.

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Episode 1: Beyond the Century with Coach John Hughes

Episode 1: Beyond the Century with Coach John Hughes

Cycling coach John Hughes has guided me to multiple successful finishes in ultra cycling events. I'm happy to have him join us for our new endurance coaching program "Beyond the Century".  In our first episode we focus on the importance of Periodized Training. Photo above is John celebrating his 65th birthday with a Moab mountain bike ride.  Next week we'll discuss preparing for Paris Brest Paris.

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Just Like Butter - Tech Talk with Michael Robson

Just Like Butter - Tech Talk with Michael Robson

Butter founder/CEO/Tech Reviewer/Butter Gold founder/Photographer Michael Robson (http://www.wearebutter.com/) joins us for our bi-monthly tech show which we record live from Reuben's Burger Bistro in Boulder, CO.  Our first show took place just a few days following the 100 mile Butter Gold invitation only gravel grinder. Weather conditions were less than ideal...atrocious actually...which made for epic wear and tear on the bikes earning its place as our main topic of discussion.

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