"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.
May 18, 2015
Andrea, Matt, and Kenny crank out a huge episode. Catching up, questions, technical issues, Matt complaining, and all the usual complaining and bantering fill up your ears.
May 12, 2015
Andrea brings you a special in-between episode of JRA. She's on location at the Scott Enduro Cup in Moab, Utah. After a successful race (Andrea finished 2nd in the Expert Women 30+ by seconds), she chats with the Pro Women's winner, Katie Compton (who raced on a Trek Superfly 100), Pro Women's 5th place finisher, Syd Schulz, and Pro Men's winner, Macky Franklin. She wraps up the special episode with Expert Women's winner, Gina Jane, and Amateur winner, Zephyr Sylvester.
May 6, 2015
"Do you know what I would do if someone dropped me off at 38 mph? I'd promptly do 37 mph." - Kenny
Matt gets rowdy on the Colorado Front Range. The gang catches up on the latest happenings and takes a break on questions. Listen in as they discuss latest rides and a bunch of other random nuggets.
April 28, 2015
Your place to learn about stairs, Moab, and plus-size bikes, and hear screaming teenagers.
April 16, 2015
Matt and Andrea are quickly realizing that Colorado is all uphill. Kenny is still on flat land. They spend half of the show talking about road bikes, cars, and some other things and a little bit about some gearing options. The gang does answer two listener questions - one about 3" wide tires and the other about bike options similar to a Santa Cruz 5010. Bonus: Matt meets nice older ladies.
April 9, 2015
The Just Riding Along times are-a-changing. Matt is headed to the Wild West, Andrea is still kicking up in the mountains at 92Fifty, and Kenny is doing his thing. This episode, the guys are joined by a guest - long-time listener, Adam. Adam lives his lifetime dream of being on Just Riding Along. They do the usual - catch up on recent happenings, answer questions, and discuss whatever.
April 3, 2015
In this episode, Andrea, Kenny, and Matt get caught up after a week off of the regular show, including a discussion about Andrea's trip with 92Fifty to Moab, Matt chats about his team win at a local 6 hour race, and Kenny is still just trucking along. Before hitting up several listener questions, Kenny and Andrea take the show over with 1x discussion. The longest show yet.
March 31, 2015
Matt and Andrea traveled to the Land Run 100 on March 14th in Stillwater, Oklahoma and enjoyed a great experience. They were able to talk with two of the Land Run's directors, Bobby Wintle and Jim Brewer, race winner Bryce Hylton, 4th place finisher Nate Beams, fixed gear finisher Thomas Adams, and last place finisher Griffin Radford.
March 18, 2015
The longest episode yet! Learn why Kenny wears a full face helmet. You'll also get information about seatpost clamping and keeping them from slipping both at the saddle clamp and the frame. Plus, listen to thoughts about full face helmets and helmets in general. If you are looking for discussions about wheels again, you should go find another podcast.
March 11, 2015
This is a wheel-filled show. Listen in as Andrea, Matt, and Kenny dissect wheels, spoke count vs. rim material, brands, tires, and basically anything you need to know. If you have any questions about your next wheel purchase, you may want to check this out.
March 4, 2015
Kenny puked in his full face helmet once.
March 1, 2015
Indy is on anaesthesia and wanders off, so he's joining the show. Since the weather has been craptastic so they've been laying low. Lucky for you, they spend nearly the entire episode answering listener questions. If you're wondering about their opinions about electronic controls, bike replacements, and more, listen in. If not, they'll probably have an opinion of where you can go...
February 18, 2015
You're going to listen to this even without a description. Go check out #onelessarmadillo on Instagram and Twitter while you check out this episode. That's all.
February 11, 2015
You're used to hearing the crew catch up on what's been going on and then giving in depth answers to listeners emails, right? Well, this week is no different. Listen in as they discuss more old, worn out bikes and parts. Kenny questions whether several states are actually part of the US and enlightens the crew on the great Minnesota Purchase.
February 4, 2015
Kenny starts the show off drooling over his 1300-something gram Nox Composites/Industry Nine wheelset and drooling some more over his lovely bike. Matt gives you way more thoughts about the TRP Spyke brakes that he's been testing than you can possibly process. Plus, you get another listener question about a worn out, old bike.
January 27, 2015
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, 2015
Trail work, bad forks, chains, tater tots, and more. That's all you need to know. Want more? Listen.
January 14, 2015
"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, 2015
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.
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