He is Ted King

Professional World Tour bike racer turned professional bike rider, Ted King is now an ambassador for the general sport of cycling. He lobbies in support of putting more peoples’ butts on bikes, which takes the form of dabbling in gravel, coaching, hosting a pair of events with Rooted Vermont and King Challenge, operating on the board of organizations like Mountain Bike Afghanistan, and instigating stoke for the sport of cycling.

Meet Lex Albrecht

This week we talk to Lex Albrecht. Lex Albrecht is a Canadian athlete who began racing as a professional road cyclist in 2012.  She has been a member of the Canadian National Team and various professional teams including...

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Meet Lex Albrecht

Meet Lex Albrecht

This week we talk to Lex Albrecht. Lex Albrecht is a Canadian athlete who began racing as a professional road cyclist in 2012.  She has been a member of the Canadian National Team and various professional teams including...

Meet Nick Arend – Certified Goofball & Cyclist

Meet Nick Arend – Certified Goofball & Cyclist

We have been following Nick’s instagram page for a while. Once he started doing the Nick and Rick reels, we knew we had to have him on the show. You can follow him on instagram @nickarend. Nick has a very strong passion for cycling, but he...

Meet Graham Foster

Meet Graham Foster

This episode, we talk to Graham Foster, sales manager of Trek. Despite being from Greenville, South Carolina, he was not racing bikes as a youngster. Graham was a runner who found bike racing in college. Despite this, we learn about...

Meet Keith – Have Bike Will Gravel

Meet Keith – Have Bike Will Gravel

Keith has been cycling for many years and started off biking as a kid, but found his passion for gravel and all things rails to trails. In his spare time he runs a blog called have bike will gravel. Have Bike Will Gravel is a light-hearted blog about gravel biking...

Meet Cam Nicholls – Road Cycling Academy

Meet Cam Nicholls – Road Cycling Academy

This week we talk to Cam Nicholls, Cam creates cycling videos and cycling vlogs covering inspirational and entertaining local cycling stories, training and racing tips (notably criterium racing tips), and in-depth reviews of road bikes and road cycling products. Cam,...

Buying A Bike…How Hard Can It Be?

Buying A Bike…How Hard Can It Be?

Buying a bike is simple, right? We know it can be a much more complicated purchase than it may seem. You just walk into the store, find the prettiest one, and pull out your credit card, right? We'll walk you through how to make the important decisions. What type of...

A Little About 53/39

A Little About 53/39

Welcome to 53/ 39. There's a lot of new listeners. So I figured I would take some time to explain our podcast just so you don't have to listen to episode one. My name is Andrew and along with Nick, we are average cyclists. While we enjoy...

Meet Joe Apgar: President of Pelotonia

Meet Joe Apgar: President of Pelotonia

A Little About Joe Apgar Joe was recently named President of Pelotonia. Joe is responsible for developing and overseeing all efforts to increase awareness of, participation in, and support for the Pelotonia movement, as well as ensuring the strategic and responsible...

Meet Trace Velo; A.K.A. Luke

Meet Trace Velo; A.K.A. Luke

A Little About Luke He loves cycling, and loves getting pro cycling kit for less. If it’s cheap, from China, and made of carbon fiber, he's interested! Road cycling can be an expensive hobby, and the barrier to entry for good quality cycling gear can be exceptionally...

Rest Day?! Who needs a rest day?!

Rest Day?! Who needs a rest day?!

In this episode, we discuss our best and worst rides on our bikes. What's your best or worst ride? Learn about Nick not being sure if he was going to make it back to the parking lot and how Andrew did a century ride by accident. We also discuss over training, both...

My saddle bags are immense

My saddle bags are immense

In this episode, we learn how Andrew completely ignored Nick's advice from last episode. What changes happened to Andrews bike stable?  We also teach Andrew more about pro racing. Is there a word he cannot pronounce correctly? Listen to find out! Gear Omne Air Spin...

It’s A Me Mario!

It’s A Me Mario!

Today we talk about different group sets. What is the difference between Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo. What is the primary difference between them? Which one is best?  You'll have to listen to find out. We also learn that Shimano released a coffee table book for their...

Meet Cheri – Liv Brand Ambassador

Meet Cheri – Liv Brand Ambassador

Meet Cheri - Liv Brand Ambassador Liv Cycling USA; promoting women cycling. In this episode we talk about women in cycling and she tells us about Liv and the awesome stuff they are making for women by women. Follow Cheri On Instagram Follow Liv Bikes On Instagram...

Join The Club

Join The Club

Topic: We talk about how Nick and Andrew met. Also we cover Local bike club, Strava Metrics and Shoes! Gear: We both review the Bontrager Circuit Road Cycling Shoe Advice: Strava metrics, what are they and how do we understand them better, FTP, Intensity, Total work,...

Gettin Jiggy With It

Gettin Jiggy With It

TOPIC: LOOK Keo Classic Vs. Shimano SPL-SL which is better? Many have asked, many have wondered. We take a stab at the question. Nick and Andrew switched pedals and rode with the opposite pedal for three weeks. You might be shocked at what we say. GEAR: Aftershockz...

Can We Fix It? Yes we can!

Can We Fix It? Yes we can!

This week forget what we are talking about, finally finishing the project bike, multitools, convertible jackets and home maintenance. Topic: Project Bike Update! Check out Facebook or Instagram to see the finished product! Gear: Lezyne RAP II TOOL MultiTool PEARL...

And Now I know my ABC’s

And Now I know my ABC’s

This week on our show, we take a look at the ABC’s of cycling, and learn that Andrew is still unable to say Tiagra… Topic: The ABCs of Cycling jargon. Andrew and Nick learned something during the making of this alphabet. Gear: Andrew’s Pick – Torege Polarized Sports...

Now That’s A Rack!

Now That’s A Rack!

In this episode we catch up on our our recent rides, common cycling fears and a mystery dream bike review. Topic: E-Bikes, are they that bad or are they hated darling of the cycling world. Gear: 1up Bike Rack Mavic Cosmic Disc 700c Wheelset Advice: Common Cycling...

Enter The Matrix, err I mean Zwift

Enter The Matrix, err I mean Zwift

In this episode we catch up on our riding progress, training, mechanical issues and Andrew’s zwifting habit. Topic: Zwift, aka the matrix. Check out Zwift. Gear: Headsweats – Cycling Cap Ass Saver Advice: Indoor Training Dream Bike: ORRO – 2021 VENTURI STC ULTEGRA DI2...

All Things Kit – The Good, The Bad, The Cheap

All Things Kit – The Good, The Bad, The Cheap

On this episode we discuss all things kit. Topics: Bibs Vs Shorts – Which is better? Gear Review: Ghetto Kit – Coconut Ropamo Nice Kit – Castelli Cycling Advice: Winter Riding Tips – How to best prep for those cold rides. Dream Bike: Moots – Baxter...