Episode 7 - Life of a Pro Cyclist with Carl Decker & Josh Berry
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In this episode, Patrick VanHorn is joined by pro athletes Carl Decker (@deckerator) and Josh Berry (@joshuaraspberry) of the Giant Factory Off-Road Team. They dive into what it was like to be a professional cyclist in 2020, dealing with mental health as an athlete, and much more!
Carl is a pro mountain bike racer, rally racecar driver and a tinkerer. He is very smart, has a quick wit and a dry sense of humor. In this episode we talk about his career (and his hilarious self-assesment of his place in biking), he tells an awesome story of racing rally cars in the Xgames(replacing Travis Pastrana!), racing his bike against Ebikes at the Seaotter Classic, and other hilarious tid bits of his mind.Please support this show by sharing, subscribing and by leaving a review! It helps! Support by donating! 100% listener supported show. www.paypal.me/ariintheairThanks to everyone who has listened, shared, donated and encouraged me on this podcast. It means a lot to me, I’m so grateful. So much good stuff coming up. Stay tuned!"I grew up racing mountain bikes with Team Decker (Dad and brother Chris) from the age of nine. Ran XC and track in high school, earning a scholarship at University of Portland, where I ran for four years (specializing in XC and Steeplechase) and earned a BS in Criminal Justice. Hung up the shoes in 1997 and began racing bikes in earnest that summer for the Mrazek/Deschutes Brewery team out of Bend. Shattered my back in 2000, healed for a year, made the Worlds team in 2002, and signed with Giant that fall. 2011 is my 9th year with Giant and my 10th year as a pro. I race everything from Super D to road stage races. I also enjoy the occasional rally car race. I still live in Bend Oregon, near my co-driver, Adam Craig, and more importantly, even closer to several burrito shops and brewpubs." -Carl's bio from REP Lab Sports page
Peanut butter and jelly, Tom and Jerry, Batman and Robin--we'd argue Adam Craig and Carl Decker are up there with the most legendary duos on earth. They certainly are the most interesting. Illustrious Olympic mountain bike careers, XGames level rally car partners as AC/CD, a Singlespeed World Championship dynasty, industry-altering bike set-up innovations, and some of the best storytellers we've ever encountered. Payson sat down with two of his childhood racing heroes at Adam's house in Bend, OR the day after the Singlespeed World Championships, and tried to figure out how many of the myths were true. This was the very first podcast Payson recorded.
Carl Decker is a five-time Downieville champion, a three-time US singlespeed champion, and in 2008 he won the World singlespeed championship. He’s currently part of the Giant Factory Off-Road Team and just recently helped put on the Singlespeed World Championship race in Bend, Oregon. In this episode, Carl talks about what it’s like to be a pro mountain biker and shares some of the competitive secrets he’s picked up over the years. We also talk about what makes singlespeed mountain biking so dang attractive and addictive. --Keep up with the latest in mountain biking at Singletracks.com and on Instagram @singletracks --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/singletracks/support
The Path Podcast - "Carl Decker" (Feb 17, 2016 #659)
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February 17, 2016
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ABOUT THIS EPISODE
Carl Decker joins The Path Podcast. If you're not familiar with Carl Decker, he's a 5-time Downieville All-Mountain World Champion (2010-2014), two-time Super D U.S. Champion (2007-08), 2005 U.S. Road Champion, three-time Singlespeed U.S. Champion, and 2008 World Singlespeed Champion. Carl shares some thoughts about mountain biking, tells some good stories about his career, and even gives you some insight into rally car racing.
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