Mike Creed's podcasts
If you haven't yet caught one of Mike Creed's podcasts, check one out sometime.
If you ever had a wisp of a dream of being a pro cyclist, you'll file that away quickly after hearing him discuss the sport with pro riders.
The American pro cyclist lifestyle has to rank somewhere above carnie but below prison inmate.
His first few podcasts were a little rough, but he's gotten much better and has had some good guests since then.
He usually records them at a restaurant, so you get interrupted by wait staff a lot, but there are some nuggets in there.
Moved from Road Racing to Pro.
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Originally Posted by Xerum 525
I'll have to check it out but, I've listened to a few interviews with him and he's always struck me as somewhat bitter regardless of the situation. His situation being a borderline 'expendable' pro is probably much different than some of the bigger names.
Agreed with the above. Personally, I don't like him at all. I raced against him a number of times and he always came across as a ******.
I started listening to the newest podcast on the way to a charity dinner tonight. I got 5 mins in and I deleted the feed. The audio quality sucks. His vocabulary and phrasing sucks. I skipped ahead 20 mins and it was worse. As a past audio engineer, I am extremely critical on sound and performance, and both failed for me on that podcast.
On the other hand, the Speed Metal Cycling Podcast http://speedmetalpodcast.blogspot.com/ has good quality, is hilarious, and engages me every time I listen to it.
I've really enjoyed them. They've gotten better over time, he lets the guests talk more and repeats himself less. Audio quality is not the best but that is part of the charm.
Originally Posted by EventServices
What I've found is some of the guests that I knew the least about, or were the least excited about, were the most interesting.
For guys talking about racing, the Velocast gets my vote, a couple of Scots talking cycle racing. They get some good interviews with riders and industry folks along with commentary about races.