THIS EPISODE Mike took a road trip to California and got together with Jesse D. Anthony, his former teammate on Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies. From skidding contests to crashing BMX bikes to racing mountain bikes and cyclocross to becoming one of the most-capable all-arounders on the domestic road racing circuit, Anthony has crammed a lifetime of experiences in his relatively short career span. They pair sat down in Jesse’s hometown of Thousand Oaks to talk about their teammates, transfer rumors and the goings on in the silly season, and where Jesse’s travels will take him next.
They consider the merits of underpants humor, career trajectories, and Jesse’s early years as a junior and his cyclocross roots in New England. The way their personal stories intertwine into a shared history of bike racing is both fascinating and heart-warming.
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