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Episode 33: Talking Racing in the 90’s, Massive injuries, and the transition to 24 hr racing with John Waddell



When I was getting into the sport as an early teen I would often see John Wadell’s name in all the big magazines.

As one of the pioneers in the sport, he has seen everything from racing Downhill on a bike with V-Brakes to racing 24-hour events on a bike 10 times safer. The story behind the transition from fast-paced risky downhill to 24-hour races is even crazier than the transition itself. In 2003 John had a huge crash resulting in massive brain trauma and John being in a coma for 26 days. We chat about his rehab and his unbelievable calm attitude towards the recovery.

As always huge shout out to NSDynamics for keeping the podcast going and keeping my bike’s suspension running better than ever. Huck The World has also come on board as an official sponsor and now and is offering 10% off to all our listeners using the discount code beyondthetape10. Also FSR media for producing the best quality audio, this podcast would be nothing without him.


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



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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.


Episode 22: Chatting about Training, Bike Setup and Changing styles with Jon Odams



 

In this episode, I was lucky enough to sit down with Jon Odams. A racer who has raced DH, XC, Enduro and Stage racing at a really high level. We have a chat about bike setup, getting into the sport, and how his diversity helps in all of his riding.

Thanks to Craftworks for supporting this episode along with NSDynamics. I wouldn’t be able to do this without them so jump over to their website and show them some love.