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Episode 37: Chatting with Gary Patterson about Trail building, early MTB, And the effects of E-Bikes


Garry was one of the first people I wrote down on the list of people I wanted to talk to when I first started the podcast. He has been around since mountain biking started in the late ’80s. Progressing from technical fire roads to the bike parks we have today, Garry has seen it all. Now he is the Head of one of Australias biggest trail building companies with people stationed all over the country. We have a chat about his begging in MTB, Building tracks for everyone, and the impact of E-Bikes on trails. I hope you enjoy it.

As always we are lucky enough to be supported by NSDunamics, Australias premier suspension tuning service. Head over to https://nsdynamics.com.au/ and book your service now. Huck the world has kept me comfortable for a long time now. If you want to ride, work, or rest in comfort, head over to hucktheworld.com.au and get some sick kit.

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 https://revolutionmtb.com.au/pro-bike-check-grant-allens-trek-session/

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.

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 beyondthetape.com and buy some merch.


Episode 27: a deeper dive with Jai Motherwell

In this Episode we catch up with Jai and see what he has been up to since we last chatted. We go deep into the hard times and the fun times.

Really enjoyed this chat and hope this becomes a regular thing.


Thanks again to NSD, Craftworks, Huck The World and [R]evolution for keeping this thing going. Keep safe


Episode 26: Matt D’arcy from KRUSH OZ

In this episode, I chat with Matt D’arcy from premium bike wash company, KRUSH OZ. We chat about changing industries, starting a new company from scratch, and how supporting the industry around you is the best form of marketing.

Huge thanks for FSR Media for supporting this episode. Always a huge shout out to NSDynamics for keeping my Craftworks ENR Running smooth.


Episode 25: Chatting with Davi from the HKT Podcast

In this podcast I was lucky enough to chat to one of my main inspirations when it comes to podcasting.

We have a bit of a chat about the Corona Epidemic, his history in business, and how Gypsy Tales ruined podcasts for everyone else. I also go into why I started the podcast and we chat about why we both do it.

Huge thanks to NSDynamics and Craftworks for supporting the podcast. Hit them up if you want to shred hard than ever before.


Thanks, everyone for listening.


Episode 24 : Talking acute career changes with Dan Birch


Dan Birch was introduced to me via Aaron from NSDynamics. Dan has had an interesting past when it comes to big career moves. After a career in sailing mega yachts around the world, he kind of fell into an MTB career. Now as the area manager for  Ohlins in Australia and south-east Asia it is insane to here how easily he copes with an immense workload.

As always, huge thanks to Craftworks cycles for the support. And other huge thanks to NSDynamics to ensure my shafts move the way they should.

Episode 23: Talking tuning with Steve Mathews of VORSPRUNG


In this episode, I was lucky enough to sit down with one of the biggest influences on modern-day suspension, Steve Mathews.

We chat about getting into riding, making his way as an engineer, and identifying a niche in the Canadian market. The chat also ends with a heavy tech focus where Steve shares his ideas on market trends. It was a pleasure to sit down with a super-intelligent man with a huge passion for our sport.

As always huge thanks to NSDynamics for their support. They have absolutely killed it with the service they have provided me and if you want your suspension to work better than new hit up Aaron and the crew A.S.A.P. Also huge shout out to Craftworks Cycles for continually supporting this venture. Use BTT10 to get 10% of a bike of your choice.

Beyond The Tape: Episode 3 – Craftworks Cycles



In this episode we sit down with the chief engineer Hugh and sale/marketing guru Jordo from Craftwork Cycles. The boys have been working hard on creating a unique bike that pedals efficiently, soaks up the hard hits, and pumps like a demon. It is a tough ask and we delve into how they do it and, maybe more important, why they do it. We go through their history in the sport, how they came up with the concept, and how they go about producing a bit of an out there bike.

At the end of the episode I announce some exciting new so stay until the end.

Follow Craftworks at @craftworkscycles on Instagram, or head over to their website craftworks.com. As a listener you can use the Code- BTT10 to get ten percent off a bike, or mention this podcast and they will help you out.

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Thanks for listening.