Riding Gravel Radio Ranch Podcast

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Episode 22 – TIv13, Almanzo Weekend, and More

May 31, 2017

Guitar Ted and Ben sit down with a new to Riding Gravel Guest Matt from MBR to discuss TIv13, Almanzo Cherry Grove aid station, chain sculptures, and more in the newest Riding Gravel Radio Ranch.

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Episode 21 – Grinder Nationals & the USECF

Grinder Nationals

March 26, 2017

Troy Farrar is one of the people behind the new Grinder Nationals, set to go off on Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Lawrence, Kansas. Troy discusses his history, Grinder Nationals, and the United States Endurance Cycling Federation.

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Episode 20 – 2017 Dirty Kanza

Dirty Kanza

January 10, 2017

Jim Cummins and LeLan Dains of Dirty Kanza Productions join Guitar Ted and Ben to discuss the 2017 Dirty Kanza. Registration opens Saturday, January 14 at 8am Central time.

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Episode 19 – Happy New Year

Riding Gravel Podcast

January 4, 2017

Guitar Ted and Ben get up to date with an episode by themselves. No guests does NOT mean no fun though. They do a little housekeeping and give some updates of what they have been up to with the website. Additionally, Guitar Ted discusses a recent question about tires, including the 650b WTB Horizon tires, as well as general information. Then they discuss the near term future of the cycling world. Plus, 2017 Trans Iowa information.

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Episode 18 – Will Ritchie – WTB

November 24, 2016Podcast

Will Ritchie of WTB joins this episode of The Riding Gravel Radio Ranch. They discuss several topics including the process of developing tires, specific tire details, Trans Iowa, and more.

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Episode 17 – September Show

September 12, 2016Riding Gravel Radio Ranch

Welcome back to the Riding Gravel Radio Ranch. In this episode, Guitar Ted and Ben discuss the gravel road code, Interbike, Gravel Worlds, Trans Iowa, and more.

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Episode 16 – Industry Advice

August 12, 2016

In this episode, Guitar Ted and Ben discuss the upcoming Gravel Worlds in Nebraska, Trans Iowa v13 in April 2017, and then give some opinions on the current industry.

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Episode 15 – July Update

July 5, 2016

In this episode, Guitar Ted discusses some of his recent tire and wheel testing and reviewing, they discuss tire widths, and Dirty Kanza (including Guitar Ted’s great personal experience and Ben’s rant about the Boo Bicycles fiasco.)

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Episode 14 – Wide Rims, Tires, & Trans Iowa Update

April 14, 2016

Guitar Ted and Ben catch up on some things that have been going on with the site, including some reviews and updates. Guitar Ted has been busy testing tires, wider rims, and getting his fill of riding on early season Iowa gravel. He shares some thoughts on the Panaracer Gravel King 40mm and the Clement MSO 36’s.

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Episode 13 – Red River RiotRiding Gravel Podcast

February 10, 2016

Guitar Ted and Ben interview Kevin Lee, the Race Director for the Red River Riot. They dig into the entire Red River Riot race details, as well as gravel grinders in general and how USA Cycling fits into the mix too. The Red River Riot is offers riders the opportunity to tackle 33, 80, 140, or 200 miles of Texas gravel. Registration is open HERE.

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Episode 12 – OGRE – Ozark Gravel Road Epic

February 5, 2016OGRE

Guitar Ted and Ben interview the race directors, Don and Josh, of the OGRE – Ozark Gravel Road Epic. The race existed for two years and then the previous directors did not put it on in 2015. Dirty Dog Race Productions is bringing the popular event back on April 30th, 2016. The Ozarks provide riders some challenging terrain through an underrated cycling and gravel road riding area.

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Episode 11 – Uncle Dudley – Gravel Ride for Maisie’s Pride

January 17, 2016

Guitar Ted and Ben interview Uncle Dudley, the Race Director for the Gravel Ride for Maisie’s Pride. The Gravel Ride for Maisie’s Pride is in it’s sixth year and this year’s race will have two loops of about 50 miles each, that go out, around, and back to Eskridge, Kansas. Registration opens HERE on January 31st, 2016 (Maisie’s birthday). Listen in to hear Uncle Dudley discuss how the race started, stories of previous years and races, thoughts on the Flint Hills, Kansas, and what it’s like to be involved with the race. Uncle Dudley brings great energy and stories to your ears and we’re confident that you’ll like it.

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Episode Ten – Yuri Hauswald wins the 2015 Dirty Kanza 200

June 25, 2015

Yuri Hauswald joins the podcast to discuss his gritty comeback win at the 10th edition of the Dirty Kanza 200 in Emporia, Kansas on Saturday, May 30. He combined years of successful endurance training and racing, his first cycling coach and months of hard training, and a lot of personal motivation into an exciting win. In this episode he discusses all of the aspects that went into it. Listeners are treated to some great storytelling and gut-wrenching emotion. You’ve likely read stories and interviews about the win, but this episode is your opportunity to hear the full story and get the details well beyond the written interviews.

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Episode Nine – Riding Gravel Updatepedal_issi_triple_silver_front

May 20, 2015

Guitar Ted and Ben spend some time getting caught up on what’s happening around the world of Riding Gravel. There are no guests in this episode, but it’s full of information. Listen in to hear about the American Prairie Reserve in Montana, Guitar Ted’s upcoming trip to the Dirty Kanza, Ben’s upcoming race at the Badlands Gravel Battle in North Dakota, and a two-thumbs up review of iSSi Pedals.

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Episode Eight – Greg Gleason wins Trans Iowa

May 7, 2015

Greg Gleason has won Trans Iowa two years in a row. After finishing the 10th annual race in 2014 in 26 hours and 22 minutes and a year of hard work and dedication, Greg was ready to rock at the 2015 Trans Iowa. Listen in as Greg shares his story about Trans Iowa v11 and how he managed to get to Checkpoint 1 and complete 120 miles in 12 hours and 20 minutes. He shares his story about getting into gravel racing, preparing and racing for Trans Iowa, and gives a lot of other great information and thoughts. This episode is filled with great insight into racing one of the toughest races out there.

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Episode Seven – Pat Sorensen & Almanzo 100

April 23, 2015

Guitar Ted and Ben take on this new episode of the Riding Gravel Radio Ranch on their own. They catch up on recent happenings with Riding Gravel and discussupcoming races they’ll be attending. The guys also share some behind-the-scenes discussion about some of Guitar Ted’s recent testing and reviews of the Soma Cazadero Tires, Origin 8 Gary Sweep OS Bar, Fuji Tread 1.3 bike, Gevenalle GX Shifters, and WTB Nano 40c tires. The discussion includes tubeless tire considerations and the reasoning behind the Gevenalle shifters.

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Episode Six – Update with GT & Ben

April 2, 2015

Guitar Ted and Ben take on this new episode of the Riding Gravel Radio Ranch on their own. They catch up on recent happenings with Riding Gravel and discussupcoming races they’ll be attending. The guys also share some behind-the-scenes discussion about some of Guitar Ted’s recent testing and reviews of the Soma Cazadero Tires, Origin 8 Gary Sweep OS Bar, Fuji Tread 1.3 bike, Gevenalle GX Shifters, and WTB Nano 40c tires. The discussion includes tubeless tire considerations and the reasoning behind the Gevenalle shifters.

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Episode Five – Trenton Raygor of The Filthy 50

January 22, 2015

Trenton Raygor is the creator and director of the increasingly popular Minnesota gravel event, The Filthy 50, joins the show. Listen in as Trenton gives you rundown of his personal cycling history before sharing the story of The Filthy 50. He also discusses what makes The Filthy 50 so popular and listeners get a behind-the-scenes story of everything it takes to make the race happen, as well as an honest take on the current state of the gravel scene and what lies ahead.

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Episode Four – Gary Mendenhall of the Great Gator Gravel Grinder

January 9, 2015logoo

The Great Gator Gravel Grinder (4G) is the southernmost gravel grinder in the United States, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday, February 21st and 22nd, 2015! On Saturday night, the 21st, there will be a night ride into the Everglades. The main event on Sunday consists of a gravel grinder with distances of 32 and 62 miles. Gary shares his cycling history, details about the Florida gravel riding scene, information about the 4G, and his thoughts about gravel riding and gravel bikes in general.

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Episode Three – Jim Cummins of the Dirty Kanza

December 31, 2014

Another episode of the Riding Gravel Radio Ranch! In this episode, Dirty Kanza Director, Jim Cummins, joins the show to share everything that is going on with the race, including the upcoming registration, the Dirty Kanza Training Camp, and the future of Dirty Kanza events. Jim also shares his thoughts about the whole world of gravel riding, including free vs. paid events, bike choices, the future, and what the people behind the races mean to him. He also gives a special shout out to Joel Dyke.

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Episode Two – Bobby Wintle of the Land Run 100

December 18, 2014
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The second episode of the Riding Gravel Radio Ranch is one for the ages! Guitar Ted and Ben are joined by Bobby Wintle, who is the owner of District Bicycles in Stillwater, Oklahoma and the director of the very popular Land Run 100. They start off the episode with a recap of what has been happening behind the scenes of Riding Gravel since the announcement of the merger and then get into a lengthy discussion with Bobby about a full range of topics.

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Introduction Episode

December 3, 2014

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Welcome to the first episode of the Riding Gravel Radio Ranch. In this episode, hosts and owners of Riding Gravel, Guitar Ted and Ben, give you the big merger announcement. The discuss each other’s history in the gravel world, the reasoning behind the name, and details about what you can expect on both the site and the podcast going forward. They also chat about Trans Iowa, including a little of the history, some of this year’s registration stories, and more.

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4 Responses to Riding Gravel Radio Ranch Podcast

  1. Andy Forsythe April 21, 2016 at 5:04 pm #

    My name is Andy Forsythe with Mercury Cycling out of Ogden, Utah. I am reaching out to you today to see how we can promote are Gravel wheel on your webpage.
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    • RGBen April 21, 2016 at 5:35 pm #

      Andy, thanks for the message. I’ll send you an email later tonight. – Ben

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