Monthly Archives: May 2020

BEYOND BORDERS: Ben Plenge from Strength Factory.

This is the first episode of BEYOND BORDERS. A sub series of Beyond The Tape, where essentially I find rad people doing cool things, just all over the world. This will be an additional 1 episode per month to add a little extra to what I am already doing with Beyond the tape which will remain as 2 episodes per month.

In this episode we have Ben Plenge the head trainer and owner of Strength Factory training. He has an interesting way of getting to where he is now, studied Geography,  entered the army, and then became a PT. We chat about training, covid and everything in between. He has also offered a discount to any listeners, use beyondthetape when signing up and save %20 until the end of June.

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Thanks to everyone for the support and I hope you enjoy



Episode 29: Baxter Maiwald, racer, builder and all round style cat.



After a lot of work, I finally got down the opportunity to sit down with one of Australias fastest, most stylish, and underrated riders, Baxter Maiwald. We chat about going racing at the world cups, the side effects of pressure, and the importance of riding for fun. We chat for a long time on this one and it was really exciting to hear his story.

Thanks to Ryan Finlay for the banger photo that sums up Baxter perfectly.

Thanks to my sponsors NSDynamics, Craftworks, and huck the world for keeping this thing going. There are some big things happening behind the scenes and I can’t wait to release them.

Episode 28: positive thinking, racing, and training with Sian A’hern

In this episode, I was lucky enough to sit down with one of the raddest people I know, Sian A’hern. We met in Bright when I was covering the national champs and she is by far one of the most welcoming and positive personalities I have ever come across. Her attitude towards working hard while maintaining a strong focus on fun is the true underlying key to her success. To hear her views on women riding was truly refreshing and really made sense. If you can’t tell already I was super happy with this episode and I hope you are as well.

Title photo by Nick Waygood

As always thanks to Craftworks for keeping the podcast running smoothly. FSR media for producing a product way better than I ever could. NSDynamics for keeping my bike on the ground and feeling plush. A huge shout of to HUCK THE world for keeping me dry over the last week with their new trail jacket. If you want to help support the podcast then jump over to and buy some merch.