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  • 00:35

    Over the Top Cycling - The Boothby Challenge

    in Fitness

    A group of Seattle Randonneurs decided to create an unofficial challenge to honor the memory of one of their own, Don Boothby, who passed away before he got a chance to complete a 300k ride every month of the year, Hence the Boothby Challenge was created.
    4 riders completed it in 2014


    Randonneuring is long-distance unsupported endurance cycling. This style of riding is non-competitive in nature, and self-sufficiency is paramount. Participation in randonneuring events is part of a long tradition that goes back to the beginning of the sport of cycling in France and Italy. Friendly camaraderie and perseverance are the hallmarks of randonneuring.

  • 00:30

    Cycling

    in Fitness

    We will be interviewing Jory Gorcey, an avid cyclist who is a member of the well developed San Fernando Valley Bike Club. We will discuss the benefits of cycling, learning bike repair, and becoming involved with a cycling group. Cycling will not only keep you in shape, but allow you to travel!

  • 01:03

    Over the Top Cycling - Lon Haldeman discusses the Ghana and Elite PAC Tours

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    Ultracycling legend Lon Haldeman joins us to talk about his recent PAC Tour in Ghana as well as the upcoming Elite PAC Tour.  


    The fastest transcontinental bike tour ever! PAC Tour's first Elite Tour was in 1995 and has been going strong ever since!


    Daily miles range from 140 to 196 miles per day. Riders completing 100% of the tour will qualify for the Race Across AMerica.This extremem cross country bike tour intended for the most serious riders who are looking for a very challenging ride across America.    All riders must routinely ride 200 miles in 10-12 hours in training. An Elite Team Division is being offered for two riders to share participating by individually riding 80-120 miles each day.


    This Elite Tour begins in San Diego, California with moderate daily distances the first three days while crossing the desert.  We hope all riders will be able to gradually work themselves into shape before they begin the longer days for the remainder of the tour.  The route will use a combination of good cycling roads we have ridden for many years.


    This is not an easy cross-country route following the boring flat lands of the Southern states.  We will intentionally climb many steep mountain grades in Arizona and New Mexico.  In the eastern states we will ride many hilly days including the notorious Talimena Parkway which includes many 15% grades.


    This cross country bicycle tour is only for the best riders. Do not come on this tour if you are looking for an easy ride across the country. Even the fastest riders will be tested to their limits on most days.

  • 00:30

    Boston’s Cycling Craze: 1880-1900

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    Sometimes in our fast paced world it’s difficult to imagine our communities of the past.  Historian Rui Santos detailed an average trip by horse and carriage from Boston to Plymouth in the 1830s lasting some 10 hours.  Fifty years later a new form of transportation would take center stage: the bicycle.  


    And it was during that time period between 1880 and 1900 that the intersection of race, athleticism and cycling came to mean new forms of freedom and expression.


    Lorenz Finison’s remarkable new book, Boston’s Cycling Craze paints the landscape of how a host of visionaries took to the streets and byways … all for the glory of the bicycle. Black, White, Asian and Biracial…they are all in the book and all chronicled in detail during these pioneer years of cycling.  


    Come explore with us as we turn back the clocks to the golden age of bicycles during and era worth noting in the annuls of American history.

  • 00:16

    Treadmills, Climbing Machines, Cycling...Oh, my!

    in Fitness

    Which machine is better for cardio fitness? I'll discuss the popular and the not so popular cardio machines.

  • Amelia Thomas joins us for a Very Merry Christmas from Over the Top Cycling!

    in Fitness

    Grab some egg nog and relax as Amelia joins me for our annual reading to bring you some of our favorite Holiday tales.  If you enjoy Christmas stories as much as we do please take a listen.  We have a couple of our annual regulars - Twas the Night Before Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas as well as a couple of others from our trove of books.  Have a wonderful Holiday Season from all of us at Over the Top Cycling.

  • 00:50

    Starting A Tank/Cycling: The Do's and Don'ts with Guest Amber Sheriff

    in Pets

    Starting a tank to house aquatic life in is a very important process in order for that aquatic life to survive. In this episode of Aquatics Euphoria, guest Amber Sheriff will give a run down on the do's and don't's of starting a tank on through the cycling process and much more. Amber will explain these do's and don't's so that beginner fish keeping hobbyists will have success in setting up the habitat for their aquatic life they will purchase with their hard earned money. Call in live 1-347-677-1837!

  • Over the Top Cycling - Hoodoo 500 with Deb Bowling

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    Deb Bowling joins us to discuss the 2015 Hoodoo 500 ultra-marathon bicycle race presented by Planet Ultra! The most epic and challenging ultracycling race, the Hoodoo 500 route passes through or around three National Parks, three National Monuments and several Utah State Parks. The scenery varies from majestic cliffs and striking red rock hoodoos to aspen and pine forests and high mountain meadows. All the best of Utah’s Color Country!


    Geologically speaking, hoodoos are tall, skinny spires of rock that protrude from the bottom of arid basins and sedimentary rock. Mystically speaking, hoodoo means a magical spell; which is what the Hoodoo 500 experience will cast upon you. Come test yourself, and bring your lucky mojo…


    Amazing scenery, quiet roads, epic climbs, exhilarating decents, and the best post race banquet with awards and prizes.


    500+ mile Solo, Tandem, 2-Person, and 4-Person Relay Teams, raced non-stop or 3-day stage race. 300-mile Solo, Tandem and 2-Person Relay Teams, non-stop or 2-day stage race. Bring a crew or request an invite to race self-supported with use of our drop bag service.

  • 00:25

    Over the Top Cycling - Hoodoo 500 with Deb Bowling

    in Fitness

    Deb Bowling joins us to discuss the 2015 Hoodoo 500 ultra-marathon bicycle race presented by Planet Ultra! The most epic and challenging ultracycling race, the Hoodoo 500 route passes through or around three National Parks, three National Monuments and several Utah State Parks. The scenery varies from majestic cliffs and striking red rock hoodoos to aspen and pine forests and high mountain meadows. All the best of Utah’s Color Country!


    Geologically speaking, hoodoos are tall, skinny spires of rock that protrude from the bottom of arid basins and sedimentary rock. Mystically speaking, hoodoo means a magical spell; which is what the Hoodoo 500 experience will cast upon you. Come test yourself, and bring your lucky mojo…


    Amazing scenery, quiet roads, epic climbs, exhilarating decents, and the best post race banquet with awards and prizes.


    500+ mile Solo, Tandem, 2-Person, and 4-Person Relay Teams, raced non-stop or 3-day stage race. 300-mile Solo, Tandem and 2-Person Relay Teams, non-stop or 2-day stage race. Bring a crew or request an invite to race self-supported with use of our drop bag service.

  • 01:58

    Cycling and Triathlon

    in Sports

    Today, Jill Hamilton and Stephen McCarthy will be talking pro cycling with Team Wiggle Honday Pro Cyclist and Team Owner Rochelle Gilmore about the last couple weeks and the Tour of Flanders
    Chris Balser, the Bicycle Fit Guru, will join us to talk about the basics of fitting a triathlon bike or raod bike.
    Lastly, Robin Morton of G4 Productions will be talk about a couple great causes and events in the Northeast United States.
    Sponsors:
    XLAthlete.com: The online strength and speed development source for athletes, trainers, and coaches.
    Five Star Basketball: The premier basketball skill development camp in the nation.

  • 00:30

    Over the Top Cycling - Cyclocross with Cheri Felix

    in Fitness

    Lucky's Market lived up to its name a week ago when I luckily bumped in to 303Cycling contributing editor Cheri Felix.  Cheri was getting ready for a cyclocross race and conditions could not have been better.  Snowing heavily with 18 degree temps.  Cheri had never raced in snow so I was looking forward to hearing all about her experience.  Cheri usually rides mountain bikes and lately has become cross curious. She has three kids, one dog, one bearded dragon and a husband. When she’s not taking care of her family she’s riding, planning a ride or writing about riding. Cheri’s passion is spreading the good word about riding on dirt and how it can change your life. She also likes beer which is not a requirement to ride bikes. You can follow Cheri on Twitter @mtnbikechi