Racers accelerate out of the turn.
Health & wellness
1

Doping for Girl Scout Cookies

Every couple of years a Seattle-area bike racer gets busted for doping. Most of the races in the PNW are relatively low profile and don’t include testing because of the expense. But, at national caliber events testing is part of the program. Last week, on March 20, USADA announced that …

Jessica Cutler is the founder of the Northwest Women's Cycling Project.
Cycling

The Double Grind | Jessica Cutler

Jessica Cutler joins Michael and Craig to discuss women’s professional cycling, misogyny and gender disparities in cycling, body issues, and her journey as a pro-cycling development team director for the Northwest Women’s Cyclocross Project. But before that, PruDog and Chef Craig awkwardly ramble on about the Tour De France, rider …

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 …

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 …

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

The Double Grind | 2018 Goldendale Medio

PruDog and Chef Craig are back after a week competing over who was sicker. They discuss Big Bike’s embrace of the gravel category. PruDog has reservations: is Big Bike designing products for riders or for racers? Craig says everyone should be able to work on their own bike (and ignores …

Bicycle culture

Coffeeneuring 2017: Riding for Coffee and Baked Goods

Some of the best bike rides include a stop for coffee and baked goods, ideally with a couple of buddies. In 2010, several Randonneurs formalized the linkage between cycling, coffee, and pastries into an annual Coffeeneuring Challenge. Coffeeneuring was conceived by Seattle Randonneur Joe Platzner (who also briefly served as …