Monthly Archives: June 2020

Beyond Borders 2: KONA team manager Matthieu Dupelle



To say I was nervous for this episode is an understatement!!!

Mathieu Dupelle is the man in the shadows behind some of the greatest riders to race Downhill MTB. Dupelle is known for his humble attitude, quiet achievements, and being an all-round nice guy in the pits.

In this episode, we talk about his beginnings in MTB, wrenching for legends like Rennie, and how he manages a world cup team out of a van. He also shares his philosophies on working hard towards achieving goals.

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did. I apologise in advance for sounding a bit weird but, as usual, I was a bit star-struck.

Thanks to NSDynamics for supporting this episode of Beyond the tape. They have been super busy through this COVID-19 period but, if you want your suspension to feel its best, send it up there to work their magic.

Massive shout out to Huck the world for keeping me kitted up. I love their kit and bet you will to.

Episode 31: Grant Allen, Australias best freerider and all round legend.

Episode 31…….
I am completely honoured to have one of my childhood heroes on the podcast. Grant Allen, Australias greatest Freerider and one of the most positive humans I have ever met.
He was the guy everyone had stories about when I was a child. “Did you hear Grant jumped, 50ft?”. “My brother’s uncles mate named John said Grant dropped 90ft at eagle”. These were all common sentences heard in our scene at the time.
We have a chat about how Grant came into the sport, how he approached hitting huge gaps and the stories from the original rampage. It was humbling to hear his simple and positive approach to a life-changing injury that sent him on a different path.
As always thanks to NSDynamics for supporting the podcast. They are the best when it comes to suspension servicing in Australia. Their web store is down for maintenance but, you can still call or email if you want to get your suspension needs sorted. This episode was produced by FSR Media house if you need your media work taken to the next level hit up Jordo. Thanks to Huck The World for keeping me fresh in the best threads in town.

Also HUGE thanks to Ryan Finlay and Revolution for the photos.

Make sure you take a look at the article we did together over at

Hope you enjoy this episode

EPISODE 30: Shaun Hughes, Team Yeti Mechanic.

In this episode I was lucky enough to sit down with the mechanics mechanic, Shaun Hughes. We have a chat about his humble beginnings, moving up the ladder in shops, and then his kind of odd road into the world cup circuit. He has been a mechanic to some of the fastest people in the world and we chat about the pressure in those situations. Of course, the topic of Covid-19 made an appearance as it has thrown his schedule into a blender.

Thanks to NSDynamics for supporting the podcast. They have been supporting me for a while and I have been so stoked with their service. Huck the World has been keeping me warm and their kit is the best for riding in comfort without looking like you are still in your pjs.

I hope you enjoy this podcast. Don’t forget to tell your friends and leave reviews on I-Tunes to boost podcast numbers.