18 Burst results for "Craig Dalton"

"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

01:56 min | 3 months ago

"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

"Hello and welcome to in the dirt from ramble ride. Podcast i'm your host craig dalton and i'll be joined shortly by my co host. Randall jacobs in this week's episode. We're tackling our first qna episode. We've mentioned the ridership community on a number of occasions on this podcast. It's a community. That's full of vibrant questions all the time. So we thought we'd put out an asked to say what are the things you wanna learn about. What should randall an. Ib discussing and we were overwhelmed by the number of questions. We received so much so in fact that we're going to break this episode down into two parts so today will focus on part one and in the coming weeks were released part two before we jump into this week's episode. I'd like to thank this week. Sponsor thesis bikes as you know randall. Jacobs my co host in these in the dirt. Episodes is the founder of thesis bikes which you might not know is. It's the bicycle. I've been writing for the last. Let's say year and a half over. The course of this podcast. I've had the opportunity to ride many bicycles. And i keep coming back to my thesis as my number one bike in the garage. It really does deliver on the promise of a bike. That can do anything as many of you know. I operate with two wheel sets in the garage. So i've got a seven hundred. C wheels set with road tires. On and my go-to six. Fifty b wheel set for all my offroad adventures in the many many hours of conversation. I've had with randall. I've really come to appreciate how thoughtful he was in designing this bike and everything that goes in the thesis community randall. In the team are available for personal consults. Which i highly recommend you take advantage of if you're interested in learning more about the brand and figuring out how to get the right fit for your thesis bicycle in a shocking statement. I can actually express. That thesis has bikes in stock. It's something we haven't been able to say about a lot of bike brands these days during.

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"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

04:56 min | 5 months ago

"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

"Go to our link in our show notes and click on that that'll take you to their website and enter code. Pebble dollar sign at checkout. Save yourself ten percent off everything in store so he said it a couple of times. Now we absolutely love hearing from all you guys so whether you wanna hit the contact form whether you wanna find us at the gravelotte on all forms of social media organ craig at the growl ride on all the forms of social media and you can go to the gravelotte dot com. Stay in touch. Stay up to date find girls moving mountains find the bike shop. Show fine pink blue white find all of our old content on the gravelotte as well and again we have contact form up there so there's really no reason for you to not be able to find us if you want to make a phone call. You can call five one. Three four hundred fifty five seventy seven. Leave his voicemail. And then will i think the challenge now is to to leave us a voicemail that google has trouble translated. Yeah translating. so there's a challenge.

"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

04:49 min | 5 months ago

"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

"This better is part of a lot of different is that we're seeing right now and i love the bike indexes attacking for both sides. It's a good way to think about it. It's tricky as i had. The opportunity by connects received a little funding which allowed me to focus energy on it full time for a short period of time and i thought i could come in and get the bike. Industry whipped into shape based on my experience and get everybody's bikes registered was seamless for the end user and turns out there's just there's the bike industry and getting a big bike manufacturers on board to do these things even though it's clearly a benefit to the consumer operationally. It's not something they could figure out so we ended up working with a ton of local bike shops. Feeling like these are the people who want to develop these personal relationships with their customers. These are the people who are motivated to provide this service jets. Hit been great and the stories of recovery are just insane. Just one quick went up off my head. We had one one individual who was at the university of chicago. He had his bike stolen. His freshman. year didn't come back to him. he went on with his life. Went to medical school in chicago in his final year of medical school is bike turned up and we got these long at eight presumably had changed hands multiple times over those eight years but he had it registered. It was marked at stolen and soon as it came up in a legitimate place. Bike shopper pawnshop. Or police shop. It got back to them. That's ex- lawsom and like listening to working on. Api assume like api integrations with front end point of sale. And you lissette off once that. I think the majority of bike shops are using. So you're like ticking. The big boxes there and making it easier but also following in on the back end of using pawnshop logs. Police logs things like that and in surrounding it from both perspectives. I feel like those things are eventually going to pay dividends the same way that like. We're talking about bike shop owners. Wanna go that extra mile like the. The small bike shop wants to provide that unique experience..

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"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

05:37 min | 5 months ago

"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

"Where if i'm going to visit cincinnati i will jump into that region i will ask a few questions and i'll get led to a few rides for my weekend there so for let's pause for second say go to the ridership dot com sign up plug in your information and join this community because it it is. It's something that is much needed. It's something that from from the pr. Space working with cincinnati offroad alliance and doug is. There's so many times it's a couple times a week that we will get messages from people to the brand saying. I'm coming in from michigan. Or i'm coming in from tennessee. This is what this is to go. Yeah it's like wine. Pairing at the restaurant is okay. I wanna get this. What would you recommend that. I have within its. I'm looking for something. That's intermediate flowing. It's okay we'll go like you should go ride this trail and you can go here to check the status of it and then we can plug you into this facebook group so you can talk with other people that might be there. You might be able to pick up a group ride and like doing those things. But it's it was a bit at hawk because you're taking a facebook message you're pointing somebody towards a facebook group you're pointing towards a website and it's it's going in all these divergent locations whereas this is meant. Keep everybody within kind of one communal space. So i think this is interesting. Something we talked about before recording is so we've got the gravel ride podcast. We're talking about education. You're talking with people in the industry. You're talking about tech and bikes in training and events and all of these different things in in dropping knowledge on people on a regular basis. Now we're talking about the ridership which is building community and building some sort of network for people to feel tied into whether it's locally or nationally to your point and normally the last piece of that is what is the what's the outreach. What's the service so this is may throw in the alleyoop up in the air to you of the third piece of this puzzle slam it down. Just rip the backboard off just like smashed. The glass it and thanks john for that. Yeah i did. I did definitely wanna talk about bike. Index bike index is a nonprofit. That i'm the executive director of and bike. Index is a nonprofit bike registry and stolen bike recovery platform and basically it was founded out of a bike shop in chicago..

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"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

05:40 min | 5 months ago

"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

"I've got everything. I own with me. I'm just heading home. Like i just can't deal with this volatility anymore so i came back to the us and got out of the bike industry thinking which just too volatile for as much as i love it i have been through to two companies that were bought and just wasn't providing the stability as i was approaching my late twenties at that point so i decided to go into something very secure with no volatility. The tech industry superpower classically super stable to walk into. Can you get into. I don't know hedge funds like that. Seems like that might be even more stable. Yeah no doubt what prompted that decision. I had the intention. I thought i would go back to business school which i ended up doing so i took a job in santa cruz which was a great place to spend a year and then went down to uc irvine and got a degree in Information technology management. And then move back up to san francisco and worked for an east coast based company primarily in the mobile software development space and spent eight years doing that along the way i was always riding. My bike said for the listener viewer out. I didn't give up on cycling but it became something that was just something i was doing in my free time and not something. I was talking about twenty four. How does it feel when you make the change from. Hey bikes are my entire world. They are part of my lifestyle. Their thing i do and they are my business thing. How did it feel to shift gears into. Hey bikes are my recreation or a thing. I do to enjoy myself. What did that feel like to craig. At the time it felt incredibly liberating. I felt over the years in my bike industry. They was just too much bike in my life to be honest like everything was all was about the bikes whether that was my professional life or on the weekends. When you're riding with friends they wanna talk about it. What did you see that trade shower. What were you doing there. And it became too much. And i found that being outside the industry quote unquote when i was riding my bike. I wanna talk about bikes all the time. It was great. Yeah it's interesting so after after college. And i've talked about this before on the podcast after college. I worked for one of local shops and it was just like i would work saturdays or sundays when they had a need for additional resources. And one of the things that that the bike shop owner said. He was like the one thing that i tell. Everybody is if you want to ride. Bikes don't work in in a bike shop. And he was talking about it in an even more broad perspective of it felt like he wanted to say. Don't be in the bike industry. Because it's all your it's gonna consume all of your life but from a retail perspective and living that sort of lifestyle as a customer service facing piece of it. He was living in. He was like i thought. I thought i'd get to ride bikes all the time..

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"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

04:32 min | 5 months ago

"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

"With them ended up getting injured and just really realize like i was not going to be at the front end of these races. I was good on the east coast coming out to colorado. I was medium. Good an unlikely to get really good and same thing. In northern california ended up taking a job with a company called vada that made by computers for those old-timers else yes absolutely had them. That's moved over to switzerland and how to amazing job with them. I worked with distributors. And i was an athlete liaison so i was able to go to the toward a france the world championships in basically give bucket loads of products to all the teams and and make sure everybody was style out and all their stuff was polished needed. Any cedar helmet or whatever. Just make sure they were dialed in. So that was great as as someone in their mid twenties being over there didn't have any responsibilities. Got to go see stevie and meet some of my idols on the road racing side. So what yeah. What i mean as somebody who's just coming into adulthood and you had mentioned it a little bit ago in in looking back on some of those experiences. You didn't maybe appreciate them in the moment like you do now. Having more hindsight on like looking back on those experiences now going over to europe and interacting with those athletes did it. Does it feel as powerful now as it did then to you or it is it greater less than how does time age these experiences that you had. I'm super thankful that. I was over there at the age and time in the world that i was because i was literally fumbling around with paper maps where the car driving all over europe like going down the autobahn and realizing probably too late that the sign in german was like tollbooth coming up screeching to a halt in my ford mondeo. Slager had those experiences. Were incredibly valuable and again going back to that of common team. I really love being in front of the unknown whether it's professionally or out there on the bike or hiking in the woods like i just have recognized over time. That is where my i just get filled up with joy so yeah it was great i recognize in in hindsight that was a super fortunate experience and to say that i was sitting in a team car at some pro. Event is just like a once in a lifetime kind of thing. Yeah i think there's a lot of people that would try to trade places with you. But i feel like those are the times in our lives when we have like..

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"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

05:37 min | 5 months ago

"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

"I. He spent ten minutes with me and said this isn't for us. This isn't a good fit. Did that change your for your next applications attire. If did i found the colorado has a more relaxed tire. Yeah i moved up. The boulder ended up finally connecting with dean face to face and funny stories. Dean offers me a job as national sales manager. Right out of college awesome. That's the beauty of only having three people on the company nationalist. Title manner titles. Yeah but the funny thing is i learned after the fact side been calling them for about six months and every time i spoke to the production manager nameless tug levy and he would say oh. Hang on john. Secrets the founder and owner johnson the executive wing sky. Take me a few minutes to get over there. We'll just hold on so he would go through this rigmarole. Every time i spoke to him. And i found out after the fact that the interview that i had with dean was their first week in an office of any kind and the previous six months. I've been speaking to them. If john needed to be called in from the executive wing tug would take a broomstick from the garage and slam the ceiling. Several times for john. Pick up the phone. Yes excellent excellent. This sounds like how. I run a business. It's just a lot of smoke and mirrors right. Yeah branding and positioning. It's how you get yourself to the point where people take you seriously. I have to tell you that experience was informative my entire.

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"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

05:24 min | 5 months ago

"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

"I remember that era and that was definitely a thing like you knew you were walking into a different space at that point in time. This trip being that massive foray. Do you remember its effect on you like the cumulative effect of doing a trip with your dad and your friends. Do you remember the effect that it had on you and your relationship with bikes. At that time. I think it it really solidified this idea that all those stories. I'd heard growing up from my father that you really could just get on a bike. Take out a map. Go somewhere with a little pre-planning we were staying at a y h youth hostels which meant like in vermont. They were in barnes. With just bunks. Just wasn't incredible moment. And i don't think i recognize it at the time. But certainly did. In retrospect that bikes were this conduit to adventure. And i think later in my life. As i discovered mountain biking it all came together. I think this is good. Like transition point of where kinda your story starts to you. Start to go out on your own in in high school college and start to build your professional career. So i guess talked a little bit about the first part of your professional career and then loop back to how cycling and to your point mountain bikes comes back into the equation. Because i think a lot of people that may be maybe our listeners that are listening to your show may not know all of the like linked in information that you've actually accumulated in your professional career because you've done a lot of incredible things in your career. So i think it i want to give you a chance to take a little bit of credit for those things. Yeah i think it actually comes together my professional career and mountain biking it all comes together around the time where i went to college in between my first and second year i got a mountain bike and got a job in a bike shop in washington..

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"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

01:58 min | 5 months ago

"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

"How did bmx bikes. Turn into something more for you. What was the. What was the next piece of this for me. Part of the challenge was i moved away from illinois. Move back to these. Two new jersey and my group of friends was entering high school at that point. Bmx just wasn't a thing. At that point. I transitioned more into writing for Purpose going to and from school. But a a seminal point in my cycling upbringing was really around my junior year of high school. My dad agreed to take me and two friends. On a at this point he called a bike packing trip through upstate. Vermont and upstate new york and vermont. And i don't know why he thought this was a good idea but he took us out there and i remember the funny story. I remember the first day i had won. A hand-me-down racing bike of his to ride. My friends had cobbled together with some advice from my dad. Decently capable dropped bar. Touring bikes and my dad. Were setting up and begging for equipment. That has two small front panners. That's it and he's packing them up. And my friends. And i have the rear rack. The big panthers were trying to strap things to the caboose. My dad's like looking at us like you want to pairs of shorts to shirts and a pair of sandals full. Stop at of course. We tried to try to edit back down but we ended up having a lot more gear than my dad did. And i remember starting that first day i unlike my other two friends. I did have a pair of cycling shorts but of course i wore a pair of cutoff shorts on top of it because fashion. We'd want that embarrassment fashion fashion. Yes but fortunately for having the cycling shorts underneath i was able to swap out like name probably half an hour into the first day. I said embarrassment be gone like my friend.

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Cyclist Craig Dalton Describes How He Got Into to BMX

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

01:58 min | 5 months ago

Cyclist Craig Dalton Describes How He Got Into to BMX

"How did bmx bikes. Turn into something more for you. What was the. What was the next piece of this for me. Part of the challenge was i moved away from illinois. Move back to these. Two new jersey and my group of friends was entering high school at that point. Bmx just wasn't a thing. At that point. I transitioned more into writing for Purpose going to and from school. But a a seminal point in my cycling upbringing was really around my junior year of high school. My dad agreed to take me and two friends. On a at this point he called a bike packing trip through upstate. Vermont and upstate new york and vermont. And i don't know why he thought this was a good idea but he took us out there and i remember the funny story. I remember the first day i had won. A hand-me-down racing bike of his to ride. My friends had cobbled together with some advice from my dad. Decently capable dropped bar. Touring bikes and my dad. Were setting up and begging for equipment. That has two small front panners. That's it and he's packing them up. And my friends. And i have the rear rack. The big panthers were trying to strap things to the caboose. My dad's like looking at us like you want to pairs of shorts to shirts and a pair of sandals full. Stop at of course. We tried to try to edit back down but we ended up having a lot more gear than my dad did. And i remember starting that first day i unlike my other two friends. I did have a pair of cycling shorts but of course i wore a pair of cutoff shorts on top of it because fashion. We'd want that embarrassment fashion fashion. Yes but fortunately for having the cycling shorts underneath i was able to swap out like name probably half an hour into the first day. I said embarrassment be gone like my friend.

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"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

05:31 min | 5 months ago

"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

"The wherewithal is probably crying. And being a real little snot. I convinced him to return that bike. And i gotta. Bmx bike and i loved it. Bmx was just a source of ultimate freedom for me. I remember feeling like layers of accomplishment. As i was able to jump off for five curve five stairs and the types of jumps back in the seventies and eighties. Were nothing like the kids are doing today but suffice it to say i just fell in love with the adventure side of riding and and how much it would get me out of my little neighborhood and into my little town and exploring i because my neighbor had a bmx bike and his mom was supportive actually started racing bmx living in illinois at the time. The mid west was a hotbed of bmx racing. Blake tons of it totally and but my dad was like aghast. He did not know what to make of this sport that i was calling it because it made no sense to him as a road cyclist so i say i'd never got any rides from my parents to max races but my neighbor would take me and she would bring a like a a hot cooler full of hot dogs for us to eat and that's where we would eat the fuel ourselves up for performance kids. Yeah kids in seventies man. Yeah i feel like we've had this conversation. Since early in season one is like bubblegum magic man. Give a kid a cookie and a banana and they're good for the ninety mile ride. Bmx bikes like just kizer magic. I'm interested in this response from your dad like with spending so much time racing bikes like it had to have crossed his mind. That bike racing is already in niche sport and so for him respond the way that he did is. It's very intriguing that he would other what you were doing even though it was still on bikes but it was a different form of bikes. That he may not have understood but had no desire to understand. That seems like counterintuitive to me. I can't speak to his mindset. At the time. It's just my recollection. He came over here and cycling wasn't huge In the new york area when he emigrated from the uk and he did some races in central park. But i think as i have a sister so as he had two kids. He transitioned more into marathon running than cycling for a long time but continued to ride the bike and continues to ride to. This actually had the good fortune of interviewing him for my podcast about a month and a half ago and it was a lot of fun. Got a lot of great feedback for my dad's stories about but that's ridiculous stories about riding one hundred sixty miles in just having a tin crammed with jammed. Bredon his pockets. That seems very british. That seems like a very british thing to do. Doesn't it yeah. I think it's interesting because we are all the product of the space in which we start to access bikes. You and i think a lot of like my generation and even john's generation to some extent and the american generation of bikes all come at it from that era of the seventies eighties. Bmx like we are in that space. Where that is the cultural zeitgeist for us. And how we all. I know i didn't have a cool. Bmx bike out of banana seat. And like it did have blue bass boat but it was an i put the mushroom od. Grips on it. But it was not a bmx bike like it was like step down. But i get it like. We were all in that kind of era so how did bmx bikes. Turn into something more for you. What was the. What was the next piece of this for me. Part of the challenge was i moved away from illinois..

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"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

03:01 min | 5 months ago

"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

"But i think it's time to make the next piece this happened and i'm really excited for this week's guest because not only does this week's guest join us as a colleague in what we do and someone who is out there actually trying to make things happen but craig dalton is a lot like all of us. He loves cycling. He wants to share with as many of his friends as is absolutely possible but most notably for us. he's a fellow content creator and podcast but like all of us. He is far more than just a few bullet points. So we'll let him explain all of that to. Let's jump in right. Now craig dalton. Welcome to the gravelotte guys excited to be here. I am excited to to have you. Here is exciting to see your pro setup. I'm feeling it like we are all in our pro world. Yeah pretty good and the we gotta talk about the shirt as well. Let's carve out some time to talk about the shirt. It's free listening to the podcast. We're sorry but go to youtube and you can actually watch this ex. I didn't dress up like this. Just for the audio and the new is going to be on video. I needed to up my game since this shirt as i was describing guys earlier. It's made out of cycling fabric. It's from a new york based company. Australia now seemed like a fashion influence or of sorts. But but it's fun. This is my good time jersey. If i'm putting this on out for a ride a no. I'm in it just to chill for the scenery a and it's all good so it's like a mentality. It's like when. I wear baggy shorts to mountain bike. That kinda ride. Yeah i feel that. I feel that for sure you can put on the bag easing that. It's i don't know we may be cracking beers out here. I've hit some in the woods. It's definitely that sort of thing for pebbles. If you do not know. Craig is the host of the gravel ride podcast and is big in that space. Doing a lot of really good stuff has a ton of great content. If you haven't checked out a show check out a show tons awesome stuff there but you've listened the show your pebble you're part of this larger world and where we always want to start. We always want to start with. How the heck did you find bikes. And you're like so craig. Where did bikes enter. The world of craig so very early on semi parents are both from england and my father was an amateur bike racer when he was growing up. So we had a nice can't be equipped by cashing in the garage. At all times. The funny thing is at some point. I had a kid's bike with riser bars on it and it got stolen unfortunately but fortunately having a little bit of privilege in life my parents were able to afford new bike and my dad bought me a very small like twenty four inch road bike. Twenty four inch wheel road bike fund and i looked at it and said You can't jump that off curbs. I'm sorry. I don't mean to be a little snot obvious ended now..

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"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

04:44 min | 5 months ago

"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

"Somebody registered. We sent them a personal invite welcoming to the event we brought. I think i bought like fifty dollars worth of snacks. Buddy i most of them. I was like i was. I was jones for some sweets the other day. And they're like we didn't bring that many home so either people took them home or they actually grabbed them on the ride but yeah that's just all the prep stuff in the back end of it but actually doing the ride man. What a great recalibration for me getting back to riding with friends making new friends like this was a group of people who had never met each other previous to this ride. Outside of i think there was a husband and wife but it was a bunch of people that started the ride as not knowing each other and then finish the ride all like chatting and hanging out after the ride and it took three hours or whatever and everyone had an amazing day and it was just vibe off of that and feeding off of that energy that was coming from them was so much better than going out in smashing myself for three and a half hours at twenty miles an hour. Twenty two miles an hour trying to finish with some really hard gravel ride so it was. It was a good ride this weekend. that's excellent. that's i second all of that. So that is. It is all exactly my experiences while we had an absolute blast. Thank you j. B. thank you to the city of alma. Thank you to flat duggan. Regular doug and the side. We had three doug ride. That's a very rare occurrence. You've heard of three dog night's and there's the three doug ride. Those are both very rare occurrence and be on the lookout where i've got all of the dj. I gamble footage. Nice let as you guys who have been following the show. No we are technlogy. Were generally technologically challenged here on the gravel off. But we are right now..

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"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

05:54 min | 5 months ago

"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

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"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

01:33 min | 5 months ago

"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

"Today i was a guest on the gravel lot. Podcast and i was interviewed by john and doug. I thought it was a great opportunity to share a little bit of my story through. The eyes of the gravelotte podcast. John and doug aim to elevate cycling of all types and at all levels by telling stories of the people who ride them build them an advocate for them their interviews are long form so typically an hour and a half they do them live as well as share them on their podcast feed we connected and bonded as fellow podcasters cyclists and community builders so real pleasure talking to the guys i wanted to share the episode in its entirety. So you're going to hear it. From beginning to end from john and doug including their sponsors in their call to support i encourage you to check out their sponsors because just as my sponsor support what i do. Their sponsors are critical to their continued efforts. As podcasters live streamers. Since i won't speak to you at the end of the broadcast before we jump in. I'll just leave you with my parting. Words here's finding some dirt under your wheels. I hope you enjoy learning a little bit more about me in the course of this podcast and if you're a new listener russia sure. This isn't a typical episode of the gravel ride. Podcast it's an atypical one. So jump backwards in your feet or wait until next week. And you'll hear one of my normal long-form interviews were the in the dirt series with that said dive right in..

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"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

05:50 min | 5 months ago

"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

"Hello and welcome to in the dirt from the gravel. Ride podcast in your host craig dalton and i'm joined by my co host. Randall jacobs randall. How are you. I'm doing well. Craig good to see you how you doing good. It's been a while since we've been on the mike indeed in we've had a lot to catch up on so excited to do. So what have you been out so of gun back in the saddle. After several months off. I should say maybe one ride a month casual ride and it's been great. The time off was great. I had a big move across the country and get settled and so on been doing a lotta trail running and it really brought a bath. I longer harder ride. That i did really just reminded me of why. I love this experience. Why i love riding a bicycle through the environment and exploring and so on and connecting with people. And they'll say that was a really a- a wonderful thing. I don't feel dating back on the bike just like. How does your body feel when you've been off for a while. It took me about ten brevity being sick so it's many years of muscle memory. I wasn't feeling super strong or anything. But i was like the motor was turning and the fact that i've been trail running. I helped his well so i still had the cardiovascular fitness yet. And you had some pressure that because you'd signed up for an event with your brother in law right those no pressure there. My brother-in-law got got us passes to vermont. And we're doing the shorter one. So i think it was forty eight miles or so and four thousand or so feet of climbing but i was planning on writing with him the whole time so i knew that like i could just kinda at at at that sort of easier pace that things would be good and yeah i actually. That was the longest ride done in quite some time when i did it and wasn't bad at all honestly. I probably could have done a long one granted at a very slow pace. I wouldn't have been competitive. I have not been over to rooted vermont. I've heard good things. What was your experience like. So i heard that the longer course had more technical terrain on it. These shorter course i would have done on. Seven hundred with the exception of say the last little single-track section at the end. Where i think. Even then i would have been able to ride it fine and it would have been worth for the efficiency everywhere else. There are a couple of spots where high speed dirt road descent. Where a little bit more volume would be nice. But if i was trying to be competitive for that course probably seven hundred thirty seven hundred thirty two and maybe some tire inserts to protect against impact rem impacts in pinch flats and things like that. How do brother-in-law days..

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"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

05:38 min | 8 months ago

"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

"Tom hello and welcome to the growl. Ride podcast. i'm your host. Craig dalton and this week on the podcasts. I'm gonna ask for a little personal indulgence. My father colin dalton is in town. He's been such an important influence on my personal cycling. Jeremy that i wanted to get him on the podcast and talk about his own journey in cycling as learn colin was born in the united kingdom and found. His world changed after getting on the bicycle for the first time. The bicycle opened up avenues. For exploration around the united kingdom later turned to a passion for racing and touring all over europe cycling continues to passion of the dalton family and is one of those things that unites many of us around the world with that. Let's dive right into my conversation with colin. Dalton colin dalton. Welcome to the show this phone to be here with you a creek in mill valley so for the listener. Colin dalton obviously shares the same last name as me thanks to vaccination..

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"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

05:57 min | 1 year ago

"craig dalton" Discussed on The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

"In the dirt from the gravel ride podcast. I'm your host Craig Dalton and shortly I'll be joined by my co-hosts gentle Jacobs this episodes about as self-explanatory as it gets so I'm not going to give you any warning. We're just going to jump right in Randall. Welcome to the show this week. Yeah glad back as usual or bi-monthly routine. So what might get picked up on audio but is definitely getting picked up as I'm looking at you on video is that you're outside today long as are you so I'm let's see I am on the ridge by skeggs point above Silicon Valley, but I'm actually looking to the West over at Half Moon Bay off. So pretty fantastic area where I'm posting up for the next few months. Anyways surrounded by a lot of trails. How did you explore there? I'm really eager to figure out Of a San Francisco to Santa Cruz bikepacking route. So keep it keep an eye on the trails and think about a route that we might be able to build through there. I know there's been some back and forth on this already, but I would love to kind of crack that code and publish it. Well that actually ties back to a previous conversation about trying to crowdsource this and we have the Forum in that we have been working on you have your Facebook forum for the gravel ride podcast and we have the thesis slack forum and we're going to be combining those two into a single Forum that we're calling the ridership home. That's still underway and we're kind of prototyping with the existing communities, but that'll be something to be announced hopefully on you know, the next episode or one shortly thereafter, and maybe we have a channel dedicated to you know, letting them having having some of the listeners and some of our Riders come together and put together this route going through their. Yeah. I think that that'll be great and I'm really excited about the concept of ridership that wage. Talking about just creating an online home for the gravel and Adventure cycling Community to come together and share, you know, fun stuff about bikes and gear down and roots and local rides and rides you're aspiring to internationally. I just think would be really cool to get all that in one place and just provide a free service to the committee. Yeah. Yeah. It's something that we I mean we started ours about a month or so ago and just seeing the level of Engagement and the quality of Engagement amongst the people participating has been great and then same on the Facebook group. So like tying those together and then slowly over time opening it up to other collaborators to bring their communities in and having.

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