THIS EPISODE Mike meets up with Garmin-Sharp’s gentleman racer and patron of the peloton, David Millar, at the Tour of Alberta to share a few cocktails and discuss everything from when it’s time to call it a day (Spoiler: retirement plans are revealed) and what the future holds, to the desperate need to please people vs. proving something to yourself, and how that affects your racing. They explore the balance between fame and self-indulgence, caring about what people think and say about you on social media, interacting (or not) with fans, and the addictive nature and ego trip of Twitter. Creed learns the proper pronunciation of “Millar,” shames David into following him on Twitter again, and we’re treated to a live nature break on air.
Enjoy this fascinating conversation between two very different – and yet similarly stylish – and intelligent cyclists.
Open Mic with Mike Creed is sponsored by The Colorado Cyclist, Mike’s very first professional cycling team in 1998. Thanks to everyone at Colorado Cyclist for their support of Mike over the years, and a big thank you to them for stepping up and sponsoring the podcast. Please visit their website at coloradocyclist.com and give them a follow on Twitter at @co_cyclist.