In this week’s episode we discuss bike commuting because our man Hottie is now working for a radio station and his duties require him to be up at 3:00 a.m. to be able to make his eight-mile ride into work. We talk about the challenges of the work commute, from how to dress, cleaning up and changing and coworkers who don’t comprehend adults on bikes.
For our big interview, we talk to Mark Johnson, author of the book “Spitting in the Soup,” about the history of doping in cycling. It’s an enlightening education into the early mindset that gave rise to doping in cycling and the reasons why it remains so prolific and how wrong our understanding is about the dangers. As it turns out, doping isn’t nearly as deadly as we’ve been told.
We’re sad to report on the death of professional rider Chad Young at the Tour of the Gila. It’s tragic any time the cycling community loses one of its own, but Young was only 21 and had a promising future.
We also discuss lasers and sharks and buying lasers that include sharks. Best thing ever.
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