THIS EPISODE Mike shoots the breeze with old friend and best man Pat McCarty, who has spun his cranks for such teams as US Postal, Phonak, Slipstream-Chipotle, OUCH-Maxxis, SpiderTech-C10, and most recently Bissell. Along with guest interloper Shawn Milne, Mike and Pat wax philosophical on all sorts of fascinating topics including the future, what it’s like to be directing a women’s cycling team, surviving the Giro not once but twice, getting drunk with Andy Rihs, the wacky times at Ouch/Maxxis and Rock Racing, and good Cipo stories (who doesn’t love a good Cipo story?).
We also get some choice intro moments from Team Smart Stop p/b Mountain Khakis ace mechanic Chris Kreidl, and become privy to yet another of Mike’s embarrassing confessions.
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