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 57-year-old Seattle masters bike racer Joe Baratto "accepted a one-year suspension for an … [Read more...] about Doping for Girl Scout Cookies
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 limits and salary caps, plus we prove we're … [Read more...] about The Double Grind | Jessica Cutler
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 Man and maybe teaches us how to cook some carrots … [Read more...] about The Double Grind | Trombley Begins
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 Zuchinni. And our overly helpful editorial board learns what happens when they try to do us a solid and "fix" an … [Read more...] about The Double Grind | Kanza Is Fun?
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 a Cascade Bicycle Club interim Executive … [Read more...] about Coffeeneuring 2017: Riding for Coffee and Baked Goods