Racers at the 2018 Northwest Kermesse Series. Photo credit: Jim Wallingford
Cycling

The Double Grind | It’s Kermesse Time

It’s a mercifully short episode after last week’s marathon. Also we’re now on iTunes! Go subscribe, The tour may be over but we still have thoughts about whether Lance has finally come clean (spoiler: no), broken bones, giving #RidicDick Moscon the boot, Kermesse racing and how to cook cod. Plus, …

Adult beverages

The Double Grind | Bastille Day 2018

In this episode The Double Grind visits Bastille in Ballard for their Tour de France viewing party and wine tasting event presented by Cadence Winery. Hosts Michael “PruDog” Pruitt and Chef Craig Hetherington chat with Cadence wine’s founder Ben Smith about wine, gravel cycling, and gravel bikes. Then they review …

View of Bellingham Bay from mid-ride at the Chuckanut Grind
Cycling

The Double Grind | Cracked By The ‘Ham

Remember how Tenacious D made played the best song in the world and then forgot it so had to do a tribute song instead? Well, let’s just say we just recorded the best podcast in the world but thanks to an ill-timed software crash you’re getting this tribute episode instead! …

Gravel

The Double Grind | The Big Tour Cookout Edition

This week’s pod is dedicated to food! We triage the favorite foods of several top Tour de France riders as well as provide some seasonal recommendations to enjoy while watching a windy first week along the coast of France. Also: The Marketing Department crashes the pod to try to publicly …

Cycling

The Double Grind | Trombley Begins

In this episode of The Double Grind Michael and Craig chat with Seattle-area gravel veteran Robert Trombley about Dirty Kanza, gravel and endurance rides, and gear. Other discussion topics include: condom colored chain wax, comebacks, what we rode, what we gonna ride, and Chef Craig tolerates the Oddly Incompetent Middle-Aged …

The Eastside Rail Corridor Trail and the East Lake Sammamish Trail have small-grained firmly packed gravel that is suitable for standard road bike tires.
Adult beverages

Three Views of King County

I’ve never been a fan of the area’s multi-use trails. My disdain is mainly the result of undesirable experiences on the Burke Gilman Trail between the University of Washington and Log Boom Park. But, the recent opening of a section of the Eastside Rail Corridor Trail between I-90 and Gene …

Ian Tubbs Releasing The Recliner
Gravel

The Double Grind | Kanza Is Fun?

On today’s episode we talk to someone who actually knows stuff, Ian Tubbs. Unlike us he actually does well at big events like Dirty Kanza. Although he claims there are no piranha in Kansas so maybe it’s all a hoax. We chat about rides and Chef Craig saves PruDog from …

The group stayed together except on the climbs. Credit: Wes Salmon.
Bicycle culture

The Double Grind | Smoothie As Speed Gel

In this episode our fearless (and uninformed) hosts review the latest in ridiculous news from the cycling world. Our worst fashion nightmare has returned to Europe to race the Tour de Suisse so we decide to discuss men with shaved bodies lathering themselves with gels. Did we do any rides …

Regroup at the 2018 Elbe Multi Strada ride
Cycling

The Double Grind | Giro-tacular

Your hosts just can’t seem to get excited for the Amgen Tour of California this year, but muster some luke-warm Giro takes. Plus, an exhaustive/exhausting look at the PNW gravel calendar for the next month and a recap of PruDog’s dominating 2nd place (out of 5) at the 2018 Elbe …

Craig Hetherington, co-host of the Double Grind Podcast
Gravel

The Double Grind | Deathbike 2018

It’s Giro d’Italia time. But, instead of talking about the Giro we’re bringing you Deathbike ’18. What the hell is that? Well you’ll just have to listen to us yammer on to find out. PruDog and Chef Craig discuss some hidden gems of the greater Seattle gravel scene. Plus, can …