"Just Riding Along," with Andrea, Full Face Kenny, and Pool Boy Matt is bike talk from educated and experienced bike mechanics. While it's based on mechanic talk, don't expect it to be kid-friendly, bland discussion about technical specifications. Listeners are encouraged to email to say "hey," ask questions about their old junker, new parts, Craigslist bike deal, or just talk about beer.
Each episode, they answer emails from listeners a choose one winner. Winners receive either a MBR sticker pack or something from a email segment sponsor. It's easy, free, and you get your questions answered on air - just send a detailed email to firstname.lastname@example.org and listen for your email to be answered on air.
January 27, 2014
The crew hasn't been up to much, so they spend most of the episode discussing listener questions. First they tackle Joe's question about bringing his 1998 Specialized FSR Ground Control up to date. Then they discuss dropper posts to answer Bill's question about putting a dropper post on his Revelation-equipped 2014 Trek Superfly.
January 21, 2014
Trail work, bad forks, chains, tater tots, and more. That's all you need to know. Want more? Listen.
January 14, 2014
"I'm not that picky about my bikes" - Matt. The JRA crew discusses riding in cold, puke and digestion issues while riding a training, 27.5+/29+, axle standards, posting on the internet, Russian dash cams, and more in between.
January 6, 2014
Matt breaks out in tears after he gets word that his helicopter will be arriving late. The gang chats about dirtbikes and atvs. Andrea gets on her soapbox about a mountain biker suing a race director over a dangerous section of a super-D course. Listener questions and plenty more in between.
December 25, 2014
Matt and Andrea take on this episode while Kenny is away in an unknown location. Matt gets a big surprise. They are also joined by Ben, the creator of Mountain Bike Radio, and they discuss a lot of the behind the scenes of the show. Listen in if you want to hear Matt and Andrea's thoughts about doing the podcast, what they've learned, and some of their favorite parts of the show.
December 17, 2014
Andrea, Matt, and Kenny continue on with another information-packed episode. What can you expect in this episode? Drunken nakedness. Well, not really, but you get to hear the weird things Matt thinks about in the shower. Also, hear about what's up with Andrea's poor dog. Kenny admits to being a loose cannon and discusses his special Kenny-hacking ways with his hubs and wheels - did you know a hub pawl weighs 1 gram?
December 9, 2014
One of the best Just Riding Along episodes the crew has done. It involves plenty of Makers Mark. Listen to hear what happens. Brought to you by whisky.
December 3, 2014
The JRA gang continues to bring the great shows. In this episode they discuss BMX, what they think of the current trend of road bike tricks, cranksets, mud at Dirt, Sweat, and Gears, how drunk and beat up Matt got, and Andrea asks about baggies.
November 25, 2014
Matt starts off the episode with some good energy and carries it into his first rant in a while. It's a good rant about a certain power meter brand (listen to find out which brand). They chat about listener questions and some more good stuff.
November 18, 2014
This episode is filled with helpful information. Kenny leads off with a chat about his new wheel setup and then they dig in with several listeners questions. Matt gives good shoe info and leaves you with some thoughts on what hasn't worked for him. That's all folks.
November 12, 2014
Andrea and Matt tackle this episode themselves. Matt almost breaks out in tears as he recounts his love-hate relationship with cyclocross and relives his frame break from this weekend and Andrea chats about the DirtSmart MTB clinic she took this past weekend. Plenty of listener questions this week too!
November 4, 2014
Andrea discusses running, they chat about some more cyclocross racing, and then get into a good discussion about wheel/rim options when responding to a listener email. If you've been thinking about your wheel selection for next year and deciding whether you should go alloy or carbon and what are your alloy options. You also get some bonus bottom bracket talk at the end of the show.
October 28, 2014
And another episode of JRA is in the books.... Matt starts out with a discussion about how hard cyclocross is, Andrea shares her experience of learning how to wheelie, and then it's into good discussion. Plus, when to pee your pants and what's up with the Syllamo trails. Add in the segments and it's your show, so listen.
October 22, 2014
Kenny makes questionable decisions, Matt keeps the 29+ discussion front and center, and the gang runs through this week's segments. You know that you really want to listen. If not, we're begging you.
October 15, 2014
In this special on-site episode, Andrea catches up with Trisha Mims from the Lula Lake Land Trust, Michael Long, race director for SORBA Chattanooga, open winners Thomas Turner and Lisa Randall, and singlespeed 1st and 2nd place finishers, Gordon Wadsworth, Randy Kerr.
October 14, 2014
This episode brings listeners another great, full show with discussion about everything from recommended cyclocross tires to carbon rims to Fox forks to more blabber from Matt about fatbikes, plus more. They start up a new show outline to bring their usual bike talk in a little more organized format.
October 7, 2014
This episode is great...but only if you like discussion about bikes, components, 1x10, 1x11, 29+, and other bike stuff. Andrea kicks off the show by talking about her successful adventure race this past weekend in Maryland and then they launch into a full discussion about 29+ and a list of bike topics.
September 30, 2014
It was a long week at the Pisgah Stage Race and Matt is tired. In this episode, Kenny, Andrea, and Matt get caught up on some recent enduro racing, discuss a good listener's question, and discuss a common topic on MTBR.
September 23-27, 2014
Matt tackles the very challenging 2014 Pisgah Stage Race, which boasts 140 miles and 20,000+ feet of climbing in 5 stages in the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. Andrea is also along during the week for support. Listen in below for Matt's check in after each stage.
September 15, 2014
Welcome back to a regular start of the week episode! It's a great episode! Why should you use tubeless setups? Power meters for carbon cranksets? Why would you drop at 70 miles into a 100-miler? Pisgah Stage Race? Arkansas Enduro? Hell yeah. It's all here and more.
September 12, 2014
Matt and Andrea check in for a special mid-week episode. Andrea is back from her trip to Colorado and discusses the monster that is the Vapor Trail 125. They also answer a listener question, chat about Matt's upcoming race at the Pisgah Stage Race, and more.
August 19, 2014
Wow. The e-bike discussion continues to heat up. In this episode, the crew discusses listener comments about last week's e-bike rant. Then they respond to listener questions about bike and component upgrading and handlebars for long gravel races.
August 12, 2014
Matt kicks in a rant about the use of e-bikes on mountain bike trails to start the show. It's a great point about the possibility of ruining access for all mountain bikers....that discussion is sure to be continued. The crew also discusses listener questions, including the bike to buy on a budget, and much more!
August 4, 2014
This episode is another list-filled show sure to inform and entertain you. The gang covers a good range of new topics - road racing, Ikon vs. Ardent Race, riding with a new rider, a little bit of World Cup and plenty more. And....let's get Matt a full suspension 29er to race soon! Have a listen. Now.
July 28, 2014
Andrea and Matt tear it up in this episode with endless answers to great listener questions. What carbon wheels? Should you run a dropper post? Where do they stand on the new Salsa Spearfish? New Wolf Tooth Components color? What about the RockShox RS-1? Should you race a shitty bike?
July 21, 2014
After a week off, Andrea, Matt, and Kenny are back with a full episode, complete with discussions about recent trips, recent rides, tech, bikes, goods, and more. Matt has a couple small rants, Kenny is his usual self, and Andrea isn't crabby like when she was cutting weight for a fight.
July 7, 2014
Matt shares stories about his recent trip to Colorado. He had the opportunity to demo some really sweet bikes, including a Borealis Echo with XX1, 29+ wheels, and a Bluto fork, as well as a Pivot Mach 6 with 27.5 wheels while he was at 92Fifty Cyclery. The crew also discusses some thoughts on being a sponsored rider.
June 24, 2014
In this episode, Andrea points out a disturbing trend she noticed at the Mulberry Gap Women's Weekend - women seem to be riding bikes that have majoy issues, while, knowlingly, their husband/boyfriends do nothing about it. Also, the debate rages on about pressfit bottom brackets and more.
June 16, 2014
In this episode of Just Riding Along, the crew discuss different and new "standards," including the new Trek Boost 148 hub and the Cannondale F-Si. Matt starts a rant, but Kenny cools him off while being devil's advocate. Andrea jumps in with a rant of her own.
June 9, 2014
Andrea's legs are swollen. Listeners gears are grinding away their 1x11 setups. Will gels actually kill you? What the hell are in those gravity riders' backpacks?
June 3, 2014
Andrea discusses her successful Dirty Kanza 200 race this past weekend. Finishing 1st in the 39year old and under and 3rd overall, helping an injured riders, and fighting through some real heat issues, she has some good stories. Listen in to hear all about the course, the experience, the people, the tires, and more.
May 27, 2014
If you want to hear discussion about J.Paks Adventure Cycling Frame Bags, Talas, chainrings, Nino Schurter's World Cup bike, the Training Mask, and more. Andrea even talks about her intentions for getting into the ring. It's good....trust us.
May 19, 2014
This is a show full of race reporting from Matt and Kenny's race this weekend at Syllamo's Revenge. You'll hear everything from little details about the trail, technique, and clearing muddy hills, to what you should know about cleaning up after a muddy race.
May 12, 2014
This show is filled with a lot of tire talk. Ardents, is bigger better, and is there a place for midsized tires for road, dirt, and trails. Plus, the usual banter and Matt's f-bombs.
May 5, 2014
Matt spends a good chunk of the episode drooling over his new Nox Composites wheels. If you think he's just kissing up to Nox, you haven't listened to the show.
April 28, 2014
Andrea discusses her winning ride at the OGRE 150 gravel grinder in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri and then they discuss bad drivers.
April 22, 2014
After a week off, the JRA crew is back and in a feisty mood. This episode is brought to you by ProGold, margaritas, and ProGold again. Headsets, best rim ride quality, and a LOT more.
April 7, 2014
Have a bent or warped rotor? They'll give you some tips on what to do. They'll also discuss road BB7 brakes and how the 6 Hours of Warrior Creek went down for Andrea and Matt.
March 31, 2014
Welcome to another episode of Just Riding Along. This episode brought to you by ProGold, trolling the pros, and ProGold again. This is a fantastic episode if you've been considering going with a 1 x setup. The gang talks a lot about chainline, chainrings, gear ratios and a lot more.
March 24, 2014
"It has an electronic lockout like the brain on Specialized, but reverse...so when it senses bumps, it locks out..so it's rigid when you want it.."
March 18, 2014
This is a great episode filled with discussion about a lot of different topics. They start out with Spa City discussion and then launch in to a lot of listener questions. Some bashing while everyone learns a little something - race talk, tech talk, questions, and more.
March 10, 2014
Matt is liking the Knard. What do you want as a race prize? My Racing Ralph tire knobs are coming off - what is wrong with them? Did you know that you can plug a radiator with eggs? Endless Cogs calls in to explain last week's question. Capes and vests, oh my.
January 14, 2013 - January 28, 2013. Including the following episodes:
November 19, 2012 - December 10, 2012. Including the following episodes:
October 29, 2012 - November 12, 2012. Including the following episodes: