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The Slow Ride: A Cycling Podcast

A comedy show about pro bike racing? A racing show with comedy? Even we're not sure. These three cycling aficionados met a decade ago as bike messengers and have spent countless hours racing, and more importantly discussing the finer qualities of all things bicycles, cycling culture and bike racing ever since. Join the conversation.

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Ep 205 - Royal Grease Mysteries

Tim is back from London this week, and he has all the cycling related dirt on the royal wedding. So not much. But, we do talk about some Brit leading the Giro, tell you how to "make" your own sunscreen in a pinch, and Tim ruins mountain bikes for Spencer. Oh, and Colorado throws a crit. We are supported this week (and every week!) by the amazing Health IQ! HealthIQ is a life insurance company that celebrates the health conscious, including cyclists. Please visit HealthIQ.com/slowride to learn more & get a free quote! Find us, and other fantastic cycling podcasts on the Wide Angle Podium Network, at wideanglepodium.com! Check out the brand new WAP app available in the Apple and Android app stores! You can listen to us in a variety of ways: Find us on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and anywhere great podcasts are found. Give us a review and rating! We’d appreciate it! You can email us at theslowridepodcast@gmail.com Find us on Twitter: The show (@theslowridepod) Matt (@littleguymatt) Spencer (@spencerhaugh) Tim (@thesuperrookie) Abby (@AbiMickey)

1hr 6mins

22 May 2018

Rank #1

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Ep 184 - 2018 Cycling Jersey Top Corner Draft Corner

This week we are all here for a very important Top Corner Draft Corner: 2018 Men's World Tour kits. Amazingly, we mostly agree. Mostly. Plus, we talk about a bunch of cyclocross, a little Froomy, do some off season training, and Tim has a "hot take". We are supported this week (and every week!) by the amazing Health IQ! HealthIQ is a life insurance company that celebrates the health conscious, including cyclists. Please visit HealthIQ.com/slowride to learn more & get a free quote! Find us, and other fantastic cycling podcasts on the Wide Angle Podium Network, at wideanglepodium.com! Check out the brand new WAP app available in the Apple and Android app stores! And, remember to check out our NEW KITS, click on the store link on WAP dot com! It’s last call! You can listen to us in a variety of ways: Find us on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and anywhere great podcasts are found. Give us a review and rating! We’d appreciate it! You can email us at theslowridepodcast@gmail.com Find us on Twitter: The show (@theslowridepod) Matt (@littleguymatt) Spencer (@spencerhaugh) Tim (@thesuperrookie)

1hr 6mins

19 Dec 2017

Rank #2

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Ep. 30 - #podiumbucket

Welcome to episode 30! Defying conventional wisdom, we are back this week with some discussion of actual bike racing related topics! We also talk facial hair, debate what’s ruining cycling this week, as well as provide some useful tips for Yahoo users. It’s a great episode, you will love it or your money back.

43mins

27 Oct 2014

Rank #3

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Ep 183 - Dadcast 101 featuring Adam Myerson

This week we have special guest co-host Adam Myerson (@adammyerson) in the Slow Ride studio, replacing Tim this week. (You're welcome). 'Tis the season, so we talk a LOT of cyclocross, you'll love it. Probably. We also got deep in the #dadlife rabbit hole. Whoops. We are supported this week (and every week!) by the amazing Health IQ! HealthIQ is a life insurance company that celebrates the health conscious, including cyclists. Please visit HealthIQ.com/slowride to learn more & get a free quote! Find us, and other fantastic cycling podcasts on the Wide Angle Podium Network, at wideanglepodium.com! Check out the brand new WAP app available in the Apple and Android app stores! And, remember to check out our NEW KITS, click on the store link on WAP dot com! It's last call! You can listen to us in a variety of ways: Find us on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and anywhere great podcasts are found. Give us a review and rating! We’d appreciate it! You can email us at theslowridepodcast@gmail.com Find us on Twitter: The show (@theslowridepod) Matt (@littleguymatt) Spencer (@spencerhaugh) Tim (@thesuperrookie)

1hr 3mins

12 Dec 2017

Rank #4

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Ep 209 - Buying & Selling: The Tour de France

This week Tim visits Matt, Spencer re-joins an exclusive club but also needs some crisis intervention, and Matt raced full squish, no discs. We talk about nationals, the upcoming TdF, and Tim introduces the all-new Capitalism Corner! Plus, Spencer starts shredding.  We are sponsored this week by Shred Science Nutrition. Check out the site to learn more about this rad company, that can help make you a better bike racer and a healthier human! tell 'em we sent you! Find us, and other fantastic cycling podcasts on the Wide Angle Podium Network, at wideanglepodium.com! Check out the brand new WAP app available in the Apple and Android app stores! You can listen to us in a variety of ways: Find us on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and anywhere great podcasts are found. Give us a review and rating! We’d appreciate it! You can email us at theslowridepodcast@gmail.com Find us on Twitter: The show (@theslowridepod) Matt (@littleguymatt) Spencer (@spencerhaugh) Tim (@thesuperrookie) Abby (@abimickey)

1hr 7mins

27 Jun 2018

Rank #5

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Ep 237 - Mitch Docker

This week we are joined on the poddy by MITCH DOCKER! We have a great chat with Mitch about Life in the Peloton, who's the current boss, how to pee in the pack, and of course, we draft some world tour jerseys in the World Tour Jersey Draft Corner. Do we rig the draft in our favor? Maybe. Is Mitch a good sport? Yes! Is his season built around winning 70 kilos of maple syrup? Definitely. This poddy is supported by Grimpeur Bros. Specialty Coffee! Our custom WAP roasts “The Full Schleck” and “Cyclocross Friends” are available now! Proceeds from each sale directly support WAP and SRP! Check out grimpeurbros.com and pick up the Full Schleck light roast or Cyclocross Friends espresso. Find us, and other fantastic cycling podcasts on the Wide Angle Podium Network, at wideanglepodium.com! Check out the brand new WAP app available in the Apple and Android app stores! You can listen to us in a variety of ways: Find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere great podcasts are found. Give us a review and rating! We'd appreciate it! You can email us at theslowridepodcast@gmail.com Find us on Twitter: The show (@theslowridepod) Matt (@littleguymatt) Spencer (@spencerhaugh) Tim (@thesuperrookie) Abby (@abimickey)

1hr 9mins

6 Feb 2019

Rank #6

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Ep 148 - Pro Trolling

This week we talk pro trolling, why Valverde just needs a reason to destroy you and all the great pre Flanders racing from Belgium. Mitch Docker gets a top 10, we make some difficult Flanders picks and Spencer thinks about maybe just maybe getting a license. Send us your #16the place picks for Flanders for a chance to hear us say your name on the podcast. What could possibly be better? We'd also like to remind you that the Michelin tires #WAPPowerContest is still on! Tag @michelinbicycle on IG with the hashtag! Better odds than getting a flat on your next group ride! So that’s pretty good. We are supported by Health IQ, a life insurance company that celebrates the health conscious, including cyclists. Visit HeatlhIQ.com/slowride to learn more & get a free quote! You can listen to us in a variety of ways: Find us on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and anywhere great podcasts are found. Give us a review and rating! We’d appreciate it! You can email us at theslowridepodcast@gmail.com Find us on Twitter: The show (@theslowridepod) Matt (@littleguymatt) Spencer (@spencerhaugh) Tim (@thesuperrookie)

59mins

29 Mar 2017

Rank #7

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Ep. 22: The Vuelta of Cyclocross Boredom

Send in the choppers! The season is getting real!Welcome to the 22nd episode of the podcast, and thanks to all of you that made your way here through some random and strange google search but decided to stick around. We appreciate it.

33mins

18 Aug 2014

Rank #8

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Ep 145 - The Height Of Dutch Cycling

Thanks to a visit from Coach Tim, this week we stay very focused and talk only cycling... and cyclists used cars for sale, and how all Dutch cyclists are tall and handsome. Obviously. We debate what makes a classic a classic, get a little overly excited about Paris-Nice and generally try and keep Coach Tim together. Trust us, it all works out in the end. Also, don’t forget to get us some clicks thru’s at: healthiq.com/slowride! <3 You can listen to us in a variety of ways: Find us on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and anywhere great podcasts are found. Give us a review and rating! We’d appreciate it! You can email us at theslowridepodcast@gmail.com Find us on Twitter: The show (@theslowridepod) Matt (@littleguymatt) Spencer (@spencerhaugh) Tim (@thesuperrookie)

1hr 2mins

7 Mar 2017

Rank #9

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Ep. 42 - How The Swap Was One

This week our hosts reveal the BEST bike swap tips ever! Then delve into CX Worlds, the sadfaces on the podium, the youngsters mixing it up, and the #BORINGNESS of the men’s race and then move on to the upcoming road season!Dark horses for the season are picked. LittleGuy ruins his computer. And we experiment with video skype. (spoiler alert: it’s weird and distracting)

40mins

2 Feb 2015

Rank #10

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Ep 225 - Too Much Muscles

The pod has been in the gym, getting buff, and it's causing some unforeseen issues! We're just TOO strong. Time to dial it back so we can get back to our winning ways, and dial in our Power-to-Heart Rate Ratio. We are sponsored this week by Grimpeur Bros. Specialty Coffee! Custom WAP roast “The Full Schleck” is now available, and proceeds from each sale directly support WAP and SRP! Check out grimpeurbros.com and pick up the Full Schleck. Find us, and other fantastic cycling podcasts on the Wide Angle Podium Network, at wideanglepodium.com! Check out the brand new WAP app available in the Apple and Android app stores! You can listen to us in a variety of ways: Find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere great podcasts are found. Give us a review and rating! We’d appreciate it! You can email us at theslowridepodcast@gmail.com Find us on Twitter: The show (@theslowridepod) Matt (@littleguymatt) Spencer (@spencerhaugh) Tim (@thesuperrookie) Abby (@abimickey)

1hr 3mins

6 Nov 2018

Rank #11

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Ep 141 - Road Season, Our Old Friend

Yes, it's official. Road season is back for 2017 in a big way! The New French Resistance is leading the charge, and pulling no punches. (Neither is Astana, btw). With no Tim on the pod this week, Spencer and Littleguy were free to talk about goofy eBay stuff for like 20 minutes. I'm sure it makes for compelling listening. Also, don’t forget to get us some clicks thru’s at: healthiq.com/slowride! <3 You can listen to us in a variety of ways: Find us on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and anywhere great podcasts are found. Give us a review and rating! We’d appreciate it! You can email us at theslowridepodcast@gmail.com Find us on Twitter: The show (@theslowridepod) Matt (@littleguymatt) Spencer (@spencerhaugh) Tim (@thesuperrookie)

56mins

8 Feb 2017

Rank #12

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Ep. 52 - The Gummy Bear Is Back

This week John Degenkolb wins Paris-Roubaix and all we want to do is talk about a guy who got 98th in the Basque country. Tim attacks alone in the forest? Spencer and Matt wake up too late and don’t see the forest. We award all our #16th place champions and get ready for the upcoming hilly classics. Don’t forget to wave. Tune in next week for guest former Madison national champion Eric Saunders

53mins

12 Apr 2015

Rank #13

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Ep 144 - Omloop And The Donkey

Road season is here and Tom Boonen Tom Boonen makes some #Omloop while we discuss Peter Sagan's zen-like performance in the post race interviews. We make a visit to our E-Bay watch lists to only grow disappointed at the overpriced state of the Klein Bicycle. Add in a higher-level question about VW automobiles you have yourselves a quality cycling podcast. Get out your stuffed donkey and come along for the ride! Also, don’t forget to get us some clicks thru’s at: healthiq.com/slowride! <3 You can listen to us in a variety of ways: Find us on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and anywhere great podcasts are found. Give us a review and rating! We’d appreciate it! You can email us at theslowridepodcast@gmail.com Find us on Twitter: The show (@theslowridepod) Matt (@littleguymatt) Spencer (@spencerhaugh) Tim (@thesuperrookie)

59mins

1 Mar 2017

Rank #14

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Ep 244 - Return Of The Pizza Rankings (feat. Abby Mickey)

In a redux of one of our most popular and controversial episodes ever, we are bringing back the world renowned Pizza Scale to score the 2019 crop of Women's World Tour jerseys! And of course, you KNOW we had to bring in our expert part-time host, Abby Mickey, to take part in this one! Settle in, and order up a slice of the Slow Ride! The Slow Ride is supported by Health IQ! Check out healthiq.com/wap to learn how you can save actual real money on your life insurance. The poddy is also supported by Grimpeur Bros. Specialty Coffee! Our custom WAP roasts “The Full Schleck” and “Cyclocross Friends” are available now! Proceeds from each sale directly support WAP (and SRP)! It's a win-win! Check out grimpeurbros.com and pick up the Full Schleck light roast or Cyclocross Friends espresso. Find us, and other fantastic cycling podcasts on the Wide Angle Podium Network, at wideanglepodium.com! Check out the brand new WAP app available in the Apple and Android app stores! You can listen to us in a variety of ways: Find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere great podcasts are found. Give us a review and rating! We'd appreciate it! You can email us at theslowridepodcast@gmail.com Find us on Twitter: The show (@theslowridepod) Matt (@littleguymatt) Spencer (@spencerhaugh) Tim (@thesuperrookie) Abby (@abimickey)

1hr 4mins

2 Apr 2019

Rank #15

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Ep 142 - 17 Stages Of George

This week we got the best email ever. We spend some time carefully vetting it to ensure none of it is, "alternative facts". I hear that's an issue lately. Give a listen, and let us know what you think! We breeze over some current hot topics like Big Disc in the pro peloton, and Lance's lawsuit, because we frankly don't care that much. We also define the bike swap tactic of Pity Discounts. It's critical. Also, don’t forget to get us some clicks thru’s at: healthiq.com/slowride! <3 You can listen to us in a variety of ways: Find us on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and anywhere great podcasts are found. Give us a review and rating! We’d appreciate it! You can email us at theslowridepodcast@gmail.com Find us on Twitter: The show (@theslowridepod) Matt (@littleguymatt) Spencer (@spencerhaugh) Tim (@thesuperrookie)

51mins

17 Feb 2017

Rank #16

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Ep 140 - World Campingonships

Well, if we hadn't done it before now, we really came up with an idea to ruin cycling this time. Oh boy. We'll be running this one by DBH asap. We also argue about cross worlds, tires, flats, World Cups, and Dubai. Plus, Tour Guide Tim's recommendation for Birmingham Alabama, and it doesn't sound too bad actually. Also, don’t forget to get us some clicks thru’s at: healthiq.com/slowride! <3 You can listen to us in a variety of ways: Find us on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and anywhere great podcasts are found. Give us a review and rating! We’d appreciate it! You can email us at theslowridepodcast@gmail.com Find us on Twitter: The show (@theslowridepod) Matt (@littleguymatt) Spencer (@spencerhaugh) Tim (@thesuperrookie)

58mins

31 Jan 2017

Rank #17

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Ep. 31 - $40 Cyclocross, SVENMESS, and "Pro Only"

This weeks episode is a special one. We’ve filled it full of pro tips and life lessons for beginners and veterans alike! Join us on a smooth silky journey into the world of cycling. But not the boring parts.***On the show:OMFG a review of the Podcast!Are we really Lance Armstrong haters?Chris Boardman didn’t wear a helmet! Do we care?Jens Voigt Hour Record Loser“Pro Only” Sections of Cyclocross Courses; Hot or Not??DRAMA ALERT: Singlespeed Cross Worlds KerfuffleYahoo: How do I get into cyclocross? We finally give an honest answer.DRAMA ALERT: The SVEN line: right or wrong at Koppenburgcross?

44mins

3 Nov 2014

Rank #18

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Ep 211 - Velogames Drama & Le Tour de France

This week the Tour de France began and everyone is c®ashing in on the action! Velogames gets a letter from the government, Tim gets older and rides further than ever before, and Spencer lets some of his training secrets out. Plus chains, you know 'em and love 'em, and don’t like thinking of them. We are sponsored this week by the new Grimpeur Bros. Specialty Coffee! Custom WAP roast “The Full Schleck” is now available, and proceeds from each sale directly support WAP and SRP! Check out grimpeurbros.com and pick up the Full Schleck. We are also sponsored this week by Shred Science Nutrition. Check out the site to learn more about this rad company, that can help make you a better bike racer and a healthier human! Tell ’em we sent you! Find us, and other fantastic cycling podcasts on the Wide Angle Podium Network, at wideanglepodium.com! Check out the brand new WAP app available in the Apple and Android app stores! You can listen to us in a variety of ways: Find us on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and anywhere great podcasts are found. Give us a review and rating! We’d appreciate it! You can email us at theslowridepodcast@gmail.com Find us on Twitter: The show (@theslowridepod) Matt (@littleguymatt) Spencer (@spencerhaugh) Tim (@thesuperrookie) Abby (@abimickey)

57mins

10 Jul 2018

Rank #19

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Ep 240 - The Curious Case Of The Foam Party Wallet

This week we recap a few training races and make some uninformed picks for the upcoming start of Real racing. Tim tells us about the Curious case of the Foam Party Wallet. We talk messenger time, messengers in movies and where and how we park our bikes. This SRP is supported by Health IQ! Check out healthiq.com/wap to learn how you can save big moola on your life insurance. This poddy is also supported by Grimpeur Bros. Specialty Coffee! Our custom WAP roasts “The Full Schleck” and “Cyclocross Friends” are available now! Proceeds from each sale directly support WAP and SRP! Check out grimpeurbros.com and pick up the Full Schleck light roast or Cyclocross Friends espresso. Find us, and other fantastic cycling podcasts on the Wide Angle Podium Network, at wideanglepodium.com! Check out the brand new WAP app available in the Apple and Android app stores! You can listen to us in a variety of ways: Find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere great podcasts are found. Give us a review and rating! We'd appreciate it! You can email us at theslowridepodcast@gmail.com Find us on Twitter: The show (@theslowridepod) Matt (@littleguymatt) Spencer (@spencerhaugh) Tim (@thesuperrookie) Abby (@abimickey)

53mins

26 Feb 2019

Rank #20