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Best of AngryMountainBiker: Rob Raker Talks About His Experience Battling Cancer, Guiding Erik Weihenmayer, and More

AngryMountainBiker Show

Release Date: 12/28/2016

Is Bentonville a Mountainbiking Paradise?! show art Is Bentonville a Mountainbiking Paradise?!

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If you want trails like this, come help Saturday! Need bike repair? Check out show sponsor Need a fantastic sports massage?  

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Treasure Mountain Weekend, Tillman Road Closure show art Treasure Mountain Weekend, Tillman Road Closure

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Finally!  A New Show! 2019 Goals Review and Cyclist Bone Density Scare! show art Finally! A New Show! 2019 Goals Review and Cyclist Bone Density Scare!

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In the first episode of 2019 I briefly discuss goals for the new year, the most important of which is purchasing a NEW BIKE!  I also try to ease your mind about a scary NYT article about bone density in cyclists. Need bike repair? Check out show sponsor Need a fantastic sports massage?    

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Striving to Get Better! show art Striving to Get Better!

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Great to be back in on the microphone after a bruising work schedule!  Sound quality is a bit off--I had to use my old mixer for this episode.  I talk about being critical of your own work, and revisit some of the factors that got me to the finish line of the SM100. Need bike repair? Check out show sponsor Need a fantastic sports massage?  

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Team Effort:  Shenandoah Mountain 100 Recap! show art Team Effort: Shenandoah Mountain 100 Recap!

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We didn't expect it to be easy.  Expectations were met! Need bike repair? Check out show sponsor Need a fantastic sports massage?      

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Best Mountainbiking in the USA? Right Here! show art Best Mountainbiking in the USA? Right Here!

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In today's show, I make the case that DC is one of the top mountain bike destinations you can find.  What do you think? Need bike repair? Check out show sponsor Need a fantastic sports massage?  

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Shenandoah Mountain 100 Final Preparations! Sheduro Coming Up! show art Shenandoah Mountain 100 Final Preparations! Sheduro Coming Up!

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With the SM100 only a couple of weeks away, I talk about my final preparations and planning and mental state. Need bike repair? Check out show sponsor Need a fantastic sports massage?      

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New Local Weeknight MTB Race Series!  Organizers Mark Harris and Greg Pullyam in Studio show art New Local Weeknight MTB Race Series! Organizers Mark Harris and Greg Pullyam in Studio

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Mark Harris and Greg Pullyam of Adventure Enablers visited the studio to talk about their local mountain bike race series, Ride the Hump.  They also get me interested in adventure racing and give some tips on surviving endurance events.  Be sure to check out the Ride the Hump series at the link below--it benefits your local trail org, MORE, so let's build up another summer weeknight community oriented race community!   Need bike repair? Check out show sponsor Need a fantastic sports massage?  

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Wilderness 101 Race Breakdown! show art Wilderness 101 Race Breakdown!

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I did the Wilderness 101 metric distance race in Pennsylvania over the weekend. This is my story. Need bike repair? Check out show sponsor Need a fantastic sports massage?  

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Really, Science? Is This the Best You Can Do? show art Really, Science? Is This the Best You Can Do?

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I updated listeners on my training progress, rant about science and journalism, and talk about bike tourism. Need bike repair? Check out show sponsor Need a fantastic sports massage in NoVA?    

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Hi everyone, Will Niccolls here. In today’s show I thought I’d do something different now that I have a few more listeners and the show has grown a bit. I’ve dug into the back catalogues for one of my favorite interviews of the past few months. It’s with my old friend Rob Raker. Rob is an incredibly talented guy and a true inspiration. He’s been a rock climber and outdoor adventurer for fifty years and a professional filmmaker and documentarian for over 20.  We met on the rocks in Morrison Colorado many years ago and have renewed our friendship in the last year as he has traveled to the DC area to undergo treatment for an aggressive form of prostate cancer.  

Rob is a man of many talents, rock climbing, filmmaking, kayaking, cycling, birding, photography. One of the many interesting things he’s done over the past years is work with Erik Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind climber to reach the summit of Everest. You’ll hear Rob talk about some of his adventures with Erik here.

Now, I’m still pretty new to podcasting and listening back to this I wish I was a better interviewer and that I’d figured out some of the audio engineering tricks that I now know, but I went ahead and remastered the original track so that the sound may be a bit better, and Rob is such an interesting guy that I think the interview holds up ok despite my weaknesses. His candid discussion of his experience battling cancer is particularly important so I hope you enjoy this and I’ll be back with new shows in the next days. Meanwhile enjoy this and let me know your thoughts!