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219: The Best Strategies for Gravel Racing with Alex Howes and Kiel Reijnen

Fast Talk

Learn the “ins and outs” of gravel racing as we discuss everything you need to know with pro-cyclists (now turned gravel racers), Alex Howes and Kiel Reijnen. From gear to weather to developing a good start and finish strategy, we cover it all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 3mins

9 Jun 2022

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Episode 12: Alex Howes and Kiel Reijnen try to Kill Phil (Gaimon)

Slow Guy On The Fast Ride

Phil Gaimon isn't good at retiring. Or, perhaps he's a bit too good at it. The former pro cyclist pedaled his way through some of the biggest races on top teams at the WorldTour level, but called it quits a few years ago.Problem is, he hasn't quit.Gaimon's YouTube channel chronicles his post-career pursuits, which include KOM-hunting, fun videos with pro cyclists (arm-wrestling with Toms Skujins, anyone?), and organizing his annual event, Phil's Cookie Fondo.Recently, Gaimon embarked on an adventure with Kiel Reijnen and Alex Howes, in which the two pros try to "Kill Phil" on tarmac and gravel over the course of a few days and a lot of miles.Gaimon recounts the journey on this episode of the Slow Guy on the Fast Ride podcast. Gaimon also lends his perspective on what it takes to be a pro these days, and how social media gave him a second career after racing. Theme music: "This Year" by Angela Sheik. Check out her new single, Under the Sun, on Bandcamp. Be sure to check out our other podcasts, videos, and live streams, and subscribe wherever you get our stories. Dawn Patrol MTBThe Practical StillMental HealthleteTheme music: "This Year" by Angela Sheik

33mins

10 Mar 2022

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57 Alex Howes: From “Uncoachable” to US Pro Champion

Cycling in Alignment with Colby Pearce

For this episode of Cycling in Alignment I speak with US racing legend Alex Howes. Alex is a former US Professional Road Champion, recent winner of Ned Gravel, winner of the Steamboat Gravel race [the big one without the vowels in the name; see below...], Tour de France veteran, husband, and father. I have had the honor of coaching Alex for a good part of his cycling adventure…”uncoachable” is his own description, but I found him to be intuitive [instead of data focused], practically minded, solution oriented, loyal to the core, and to have an authentic, deep passion for the sport. We unpack all kinds of thoughts on eating during races, training load, and coaching methods. Comments? Suggestions? Please hit me here on the IG feed. Thanks for listening.  Alex Howes’ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Alex_Howes Alex on the Web: http://www.TeamEFCoaching.com Steamboat Gravel Race on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sbtgrvl/

1hr 50mins

24 Aug 2021

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Jan Heine und Alex Howes über die Gravel-Szene in den USA

Outside is free

Wie die Gravel-Szene in den USA vor 15 Jahren starteteWir machen bis August eine kleine Podcast-Pause. Um die Wartezeit nicht zu lange werden zu lassen, präsentieren wir euch Auszüge aus unserer „Gravel Night“ im Juni, dem größten Digitalevent zum Thema Graveln und Bikepacking. In dieser Folge gibt es zwei Interviews mit dem Schwerpunkt der US-Gravel-Szene: mit Jan Heine (Rene Herse Cycles, „Bicycle Quarterly“) und dem Profi-Radsportler Alex Howes. Zunächst begrüßen wir Jan Heine (Rene Herse Cycles, „Bicycle Quarterly“), einen der Veteranen der Gravel-Szene, der mit Rene Herse schon 2008 erste Gravel-Reifen auf den Markt gebracht hat – zu einem Zeitpunkt, da es die Kategorie „Gravelbikes“ noch gar nicht gab. In dem Interview erklärt Jan die Ursprünge des Gravelns und gibt viele Tipps zur Auswahl von Reifen und Bikes. Eine seiner Thesen: „Heute ersetzt das Gravel-Rad für den sportlichen Radfahrer fast alle bisherigen Radgattungen. Man braucht kein schnelles Rennrad, kein breitreifiges Mountain Bike und keinen Lastesel – sprich Reiserad – mehr.“ Und: „Die Revolution liegt darin, dass Komfort und Leistung keine Gegensätze mehr sind, sondern untrennbar miteinander verbunden sind.“ Das Interview ist quasi die Kurzform eines Buchs mit dem Titel „Ein Rad für Alles – die Allroad-Bike-Revolution“, das am 10. Juli in Deutschland beim Covadonga Verlag erscheint (hier weitere Infos). Für das zweite Interview hat sich der US-amerikanische Straßenprofi Alex Howes dazugeschaltet, der zum Zeitpunkt des Interviews US-amerikanischer Straßenmeister war. Was an Alex so spannend ist: Er fährt für ein Team, EF Education Nippo, das vor einigen Jahren gezielt einen alternativen Rennkalender kreiert hat, zu dem elementar auch Gravel-Rennen wie Unbound (früher: Dirty Kanza) gehören. Alex berichtet, welche Rolle diese Rennen für das Team spielen, wie die Rennen im Vergleich zu Straßen-Rennen funktionieren und was daran so reizvoll ist. code text here Der Podcast ist ein Angebot der Radclubs der BVA BikeMedia. www.radclub.de www.r2c2.club Moderatoren des Podcasts sind Gerald Ciolek (einer der erfolgreichsten deutschen Radrennfahrer) und der Journalist Daniel Lenz. Der Podcast wird unterstützt von Bergzeit und Outdooractive. Bergzeit ist ein Onlineshop, der euch hochwertige Bekleidung und Ausrüstung für alle möglichen Outdoor-Aktivitäten liefert, sei es Sportklettern, Outdoor Trekking, Freeriden oder Skitouren – darunter ist aber auch Bekleidung und Zubehör für Fahrradfahrer. Bergzeit hat neben dem Onlineshop aber auch zwei Filialen in Holzkirchen und Gmund. Außerdem bietet Bergzeit Erlebnis geführte Touren und Kurse für zahlreiche Bergsportarten. Außerdem wird euch der Podcast präsentiert von Outdooractive. Outdooractive ist die weltweit führende Plattform für Outdoor-Aktivitäten wie Wandern, Radfahren, Mountainbiken und Skifahren. Outdooractive verbindet alle Akteure im Tourismus mit einer globalen Outdoor-Community von mehr als 10 Millionen registrierten Usern und ist die größte mehrsprachige Quelle für Inspiration und Informationen über Web- und mobile Anwendungen. Seit 2004 vertrauen Partner weltweit auf die Expertise von Outdooractive und profitieren nicht nur von innovativen digitalen Lösungen, sondern auch vom Zugang zu hochattraktiven Zielgruppen.

33mins

5 Jul 2021

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Episode 424: Alex Howes - American Cyclist

Any Given Runway

American cyclist Alex Howes chats about his career as a cyclist. Alex also reflects on how he has remained successful through adapting his training over the years.

27mins

17 Jun 2021

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Alex Howes - Pro Cyclist and US National Road Champion

Adventure Audio

Alex Howes is an American World Tour professional cyclist and the current US National Road Champion. We chat with Alex about becoming a new dad, his impressive pro career, exploring the ‘alternative’ race calendar and how that balances with road racing commitments. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/adventureaudio/support

58mins

13 May 2021

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Alex Howes and Lachlan Morton (Cape Epic Series 3)

The Adventure Stache

Alex Howes and Lachlan Morton are teammates on the UCI WorldTeam EF Education-Nippo. Alex is the reigning American road National Champion, and Lachlan has won stages at the Tour of Utah and the Tour of the Gila, among others. In addition to their road credentials, they’ve been making a name for themselves doing off-road races including Dirty Kanza (now Unbound) and the Leadville 100. They’ve been teammates off and on for over ten years, and have raced together on six continents. Last year they were slated to race the Cape Epic, but had to postpone when the event was cancelled. In this interview, they talk about their long friendship, how they've managed to incorporate off road racing into the historically regimented world of professional road racing, and how they think they might conquer the Cape Epic. Lachlan also talks about some of his ultra-endurance experiences from the past year including doing the 500+ miles of the Colorado Trail in four days, and what bikepacking challenges that are still on his bucket list. And Alex talks about recently becoming a father, and whether “dad watts” are a real phenomenon. 

53mins

23 Mar 2021

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PYSO, ep. 76: Alex Howes on spending his entire career on one team

Bobby and Jens

It's been a strange year for Alex Howes, as it has been for everyone.The U.S. national champion hardly got to race in the jersey he won last year — but since nationals was canceled, he gets to wear it again until the 2021 nationals.Howes also flew to South Africa to race Cape Epic as part of EF Pro Cycling's alternate program that puts its pro roadies in adventure races. But... that race never happened.The soon-to-be father recently got back to racing.On this episode of Put Your Socks On, Howes talks about his long road with Jonathan Vaughters' team — the only pro squad he has raced for. Even before turning pro, Howes races on Vaughters' junior development team, TIAA-CREF.Also on this episode, Bobby picks Howes' brain at length for gravel gear tips...

1hr 4mins

29 Oct 2020

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PYSO, ep. 76: Alex Howes on spending his entire career on one team

VeloNews Podcasts

It's been a strange year for Alex Howes, as it has been for everyone.The U.S. national champion hardly got to race in the jersey he won last year — but since nationals was canceled, he gets to wear it again until the 2021 nationals.Howes also flew to South Africa to race Cape Epic as part of EF Pro Cycling's alternate program that puts its pro roadies in adventure races. But... that race never happened.The soon-to-be-father recently got back to racing. On this episode of Put Your Socks On, Howes talks about his long road with Jonathan Vaughters' team — the only pro squad he has raced for. Even before turning pro, Howes races on Vaughters' junior development team, TIAA-CREF.Also on this episode, Bobby picks Howes' brain at length for gravel gear tips...

1hr 4mins

29 Oct 2020

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Lachlan Morton and Alex Howes in Colorado on lockdown

Home Roads

Aussie Lachlan Morton and US National Champion Alex Howes have been friends since they raced each other as teenagers. Despite coming from different parts of the planet, they're now on the same pro team and based a few miles apart in Colorado, USA. Compared to life in lockdown for many of their teammates at EF Pro Cycling, they have it slightly easier as they're still able to head out into the Rockies and train at altitude - provided they don't encounter lightning or some of the big wildlife that shares their home roads, as you'll hear.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/homeroads. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

32mins

22 Apr 2020

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