King of the Ride
Episode 62: Angela Naeth — Professional Triathlete, Ironman Champion, and She’s Coming to Gravel!

Episode 62: Angela Naeth — Professional Triathlete, Ironman Champion, and She’s Coming to Gravel!

May 26, 2020

Welcome to gravel! Angela Naeth's story is one of tenacity and fulfillment. With high highs and difficult lows, she shares her fascinating trajectory through the sport of triathlon which coincidentally has her lining up for the SugarCane 200 in January 2020. With health now on her side, Angela is at a point where she's writing the script to her story rather than having it written for her. 2020 is wide open for possibility and that allows more gravel in her travel. Despite the global pandemic that we find ourselves in, despite not knowing about this pandemic when this conversation was recorded, Angela's positivity is almost tangible. 

Find more about Angela at AngelaNaeth.com

Read about IRaceLikeAGirl at iracelikeagirl.com

And follow along #DIYgravel at iamtedking.com/diygravel

 

Episode 61: Geoff Kabush — Professional Cyclist of All Stripes, 3x Olympian 15x National Champion, Victor of One of Few Bikes Races in 2020

Episode 61: Geoff Kabush — Professional Cyclist of All Stripes, 3x Olympian 15x National Champion, Victor of One of Few Bikes Races in 2020

May 11, 2020

On a pleasant Friday afternoon in early May, Geoff and Ted cracked into bottles of Chimay beer, raised a glass, and sipped and chatted... from across a computer screen and across the country.

At his US home in Truckee, CA, Geoff Kabush tells tales that are quite frankly of legend -- and that legend spans more than two decades of professional cycling. From his time at three Olympic games, to how it came to be that he went head to head against Yao Ming in 2008 in Beijing to how he came about with this legendary Coach K cyclocross training techniques, we'll discuss a crazy ride at the Tour of Cuba, his time of Jittery Joes in a US Postal/Discovery Channel era at the Tour of Georgia, where the Dopers Suck campaign came from, chat about his brief but successful running career, who his heroes are from cycling, and much more.

Be sure to check out the YouTube video to see the amazing and hilarious anecdotes from this show: https://youtu.be/UzFUveyGZSU

Join the #DIYgravel revolution at www.iamtedking.com/diygravel

Episode 60: Lea Davison — Pro Mountain Biker, Happiest Person on the Planet

Episode 60: Lea Davison — Pro Mountain Biker, Happiest Person on the Planet

May 4, 2020

Holy moly, where does time go? Welcome to episode number 60 of King of the Ride podcast. And welcome a very special guest, professional mountain biker, 2x Olympian, Lea Davison!

Lea is a Vermont native from Jericho, the very next town over from where Ted lives now. She's a perpetual body in motion, having ran in college, skied division 1 in college, earned a degree in college and then segued all of that into a professional mountain bike career. With podiums at two world championships, Lea is still in the hunt for an olympic spot at the now very derailled 2020 games.

Forever the optimist, this round three of the 19-Questions series jumps all around Lea's past, present, and future, and you'll hear that bright shining happiness that helps fuel every ride she's on. Please enjoy the show!

(Standby, we're still working on the video upload. Meanwhile...)

Lea's amazing organization, Little Bellas: www.littlebellas.com

Lea on instagram: @leaeatsalot

DIYgravel: www.iamtedking.com/diygravel

Episode 59: Toms Skujins — Everyone’s Favorite Latvian Pro Cyclist

Episode 59: Toms Skujins — Everyone’s Favorite Latvian Pro Cyclist

April 22, 2020

In the latest round of covid 19-Questions, Ted and Toms are sitting in Vermont and Girona, respectively, catching up on what it's like from the perspective of a World Tour rider operating through coronavirus.

Toms Skujins is known for his affinity for potatoes, for winning heroic stages of Tour of California, and for proudly wearing the KOM jersey in the Tour de France. This conversation ranges from how he got into cycling in Latvia, how he's holding up all cooped up in Spain, how he foresees the rest of the year panning out, what an authentic multi-day Latvian wedding is like, and much much more.

To WATCH this podcast in enhanced video version, click and enjoy here.

 

Episode 58: Rebecca Rusch — Fresh back from the Iditarod Trail Invitational

Episode 58: Rebecca Rusch — Fresh back from the Iditarod Trail Invitational

April 16, 2020

Rebecca Rusch's accolades put her in a league of her own. This seven time world champion is back from a harrowing Iditarod Trail Invitational with stories to tell! This is a self-supported 350 mile race across the Alaskan wilderness in the heart of winter. 

This is the second of the covid... 19-Questions series and this one especially is greatly enhanced with a video component. If you have the ability to watch this podcast as a video cast, just head to this link for a colorful conversation. 

Big thanks to SRAM for the continued support, here on the podcast and life in general. For all things SRAM simply visit www.SRAM.com

Episode 57: Tim Johnson and The covid… 19-QUESTIONS!

Episode 57: Tim Johnson and The covid… 19-QUESTIONS!

April 6, 2020

Contemporary times call for a little restructuring, so amid coronavirus the King of the Ride podcast is introducing a new series featuring 19 hard hitting questions aptly titled The covid... 19-QUESTIONS! Will we get to all the questions? Only time (and listening) will tell.

Tim is back with his second appearance on King of the Ride, with 50 episodes spanning the time between visits. Zoom back to episode 7 for his first time on air. Staying above it all in Canada, Tim is safe and sound as he catches up with Ted at a safe, socially distanced 87 miles away.

If you want the video format, go no further than HERE.

As promised in this episode, here are the Coronavirus Distractions as recommended to help bide your time. The

Episode 56: Laurens Ten Dam — Professional Cyclist who Lives Slow, Rides Fast

Episode 56: Laurens Ten Dam — Professional Cyclist who Lives Slow, Rides Fast

March 24, 2020

Veteran pro, Laurens Ted Dam raced professionally from 2003 through 2019 for the likes of Rabobank, Lotto Jumbo, Sunweb, and CCC. But unlike many of his European professional cyclist counterparts, he's so full of energy, he wears his two young boys out!

Now retired from the World Tour, Laurens and Ted catch up on all things that are part of the LTD lifestyle, which is "Live Slow Ride Fast". This budding entrepreneur has a coffee line, clothing line, host two gravel events, has a podcast, video series, and is the Dutch editor of Bicycling Magazine. 

Over a couple of tasty beers part way through the Coast Ride in January, Laurens and Ted chat shop, the state of pro cycling, gravel racing, van life, and everything in between.

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Episode 55: Laura King — My Wife! All Around Ripper, Event Promoter, Vermonter, Soon to be Mother(!) and so much more

Episode 55: Laura King — My Wife! All Around Ripper, Event Promoter, Vermonter, Soon to be Mother(!) and so much more

March 2, 2020

My better half, Laura King, is someone I mention often on this show. So it's probably no surprise that I've received a lot of suggestions that we should have her on the show! Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, Laura King to the King of the Ride podcast.

This episode covers Laura's background, where she found her athletic drive and general tenacity that sparks her every day. It explores how she ended up in California and then how she's made the transition to the polar opposite part of the country now in Vermont. We'll discuss where the idea to create Rooted Vermont came from, the never ending job that it is to be an event director, and how it's all gone amid her pregnancy.

Laura's insight has been sought out by pregnant people world wide as she tackles a job, athletics, and being pregnant. Here is a recent Velonews article that's been widely read and something she penned for ProKit.

Follow Laura's adventures in life on instagram at LauraCameronKing and of course follow the adventure we have going on at Rooted Vermont.

Episode 54: Ashton Lambie — The Most Interesting Cyclist in America!

Episode 54: Ashton Lambie — The Most Interesting Cyclist in America!

February 17, 2020

Meet Ashton. A two-time world record holder, once up a time the speediest man across Kansas, a Nebraskan by birth and world traveler by past time, Ashton Lambie carries the title bestowed upon him as The Most Interesting Cyclist in America quite well. Ted and Ashton once upon a time raced their first Dirty Kanzas against each other and this podcast took place on the eve of another great one, the Oklahoma Gravel Growler. The The World's Most Interesting Man drinks Dos Equis beer. What does Ashton drink? Guess you'll just have to listen in and find out... Don't forget to check out Ashton on instagram: www.instagram.com/bahamalongbottom And thanks very much to Laura for the great info on the east and west coast women's retreats. For more info there, visit: https://www.advancingathletes.org/clinics

Episode 53: Rahsaan Bahati — Professional Cyclist, 10x National Champ, Compton raised speedster

Episode 53: Rahsaan Bahati — Professional Cyclist, 10x National Champ, Compton raised speedster

February 3, 2020

In his prime, Rahsaan Bahati was one of the fastest cyclist in America. Rahsaan’s entry into cycling is far from typical having grown up in Compton, California. Successful from very early on, this conversation covers his early days through the present, a time period where he celebrates the number ten quite well: the ten-time national champion with collegiate, road, and track titles is also celebrating the tenth anniversary of the organization he started, The Bahati Foundation, this year. Designed to inspire, empower, impact and transcend young people's lives, you can check them out at www.BahatiFoundation.org. Now as the Social Impact Manager at Zwift, Rahsaan finds himself in a role that speaks to that passion -- empowering people through the bike. The sport of cycling is certainly not lacking in the demographic of middle aged white guys. Take a dive into this conversation with Rahsaan who’s a person of color in a sport that is not necessarily welcoming to minorities, young people, women, and people without economic means. It’s an interesting peek into a perspective not often seen. I mentioned my 2020 calendar in the intro and here it is: www.iamtedking.com/schedule