Just Riding Along presented by ProGold

Just Riding Along is Presented by ProGold

ABOUT THE SHOW

 

"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. 

 

WEEKLY EMAIL CONTEST

 

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 info@mountainbikeradio.com and listen for your email to be answered on air. 

 

 

Sex on Rails

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?

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Petting Dogs

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.

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BMX Whips, Road Bike Tricks, and Baggies

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. 

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Choco Taco

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. 

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Email Central

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.

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Fries and Mayo

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!

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Intensive Purposes

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.

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Wear Your Gloves

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. 

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Is There a Value to a McNugget?

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.  



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Lula Lake Land Trust 5-Points 50

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.

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Organized

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. 

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Matt Wants to Ride a 29+

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.

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It's Enduro, Bro

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.

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Pisgah Stage Race

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.

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Kenny is Creeped the F Out

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.

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Fun Hurts

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.

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E - pisode

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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Challenge and Change

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!

 

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Progressivity

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. 

 

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Giant Show

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?

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Da U.P.

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.

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Matt Does Colorado

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.

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How Women Get Shafted

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.

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Standard Show

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. 

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Is This Thing On?

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?

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Dirty Kanza Win and More

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.

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Full Show and Watermelon

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.

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Cereal and Syllamos

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.

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Meatloaf and Tires

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.

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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.

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Andrea Discusses Her OGRE 150 Win and More

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.

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Rant On

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.

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Just Look At It

Photo by Icon Media Asheville

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.

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JRA Brought to You by ProGold, Trolling the Pros, and ProGold Again

 

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.

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Zima and Jolly Ranchers

 

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.."

 

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Take the tire off and ride the rim - It'll be better

 

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.

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Matt is doing WHAT with a Knard?

 

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.

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Krampus Hate

 

March 3, 2014

 

What do you do if your cog doesn't fit on the freehub? What to do with a pf30 bottom brackets? Did Matt change his mind on carbon wheels? Matt calls out Allen Lim.  Listen in.

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Iron Mountain MTB Endurance Race Report

February 24, 2014

 

Listen in to hear the crew talk about the Iron Mountain Mtb Endurance Race. If you've been stuck indoors all winter, looking out at a sub-zero thermometer covered in snow, this is your chance to get excited about the summer season to come.

 

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Serious Discussion

February 17, 2014

 

How much money do you think bike mechanics should make? Listen to the Just Riding Along crew discuss their thoughts about mechanic wages.

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ARCHIVED EPISODES:

 

January 14, 2013 - January 28, 2013. Including the following episodes:

 

November 19, 2012 - December 10, 2012. Including the following episodes:

  • "29ers, Drivetrain, and Dicky"
  • "The Shit Show"
  • "Andrea Can't Do a Wheelie"

October 29, 2012 - November 12, 2012. Including the following episodes:

  • "Introductions, Ebay Buys, and Dengfu Bikes"
  • "The Flowbee, Disc Brakes, and Tube Condoms"
  • "Chain Heavy, Ass Sores, and Gold Chains"
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