The Indian Cycling Podcast

The Indian Cycling Podcast

By sree harsha R
Your one-stop destination for all the events, personalities and discussions on cycling in India.
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Bicycle Touring with Krish Basu
Touring on a cycle is a great experience. I got a taste of it last year when I did The Bike Affair's Horsley Hills High, which is a 4 day ride from Kadthal outside Hyderabad to Horsley Hills covering around 590 KM. The person who organized that tour was none other than Krish Basu from The Bike Affair.  Krish has come up with a new and varied list of tours this year ranging from Araku in Andhra Pradesh, to  Mae Hong Song in Thailand and the Ho Chi Minh trails in Vietnam. Check out all about the tours at : https://thebikeaffair.com/page/travel We have our first question as part of our all new segment, “Too Embarrassed To Ask”. And we also talk about Chris Froome’s recent crash. 
45:06
June 15, 2019
Hyderabad Racing Circuit’s Premier Race – Movie Towers Classic
We analyse the Hyderabad Racing Circuit’s Mass Start Road Race that took place on 2nd June at Movie Towers in Hyderabad. Some of the biggest names in Indian cycling like Naveen John, Jetharam, Mugesh Bhaskar, Parashuram Chenji and many more took part.  We talk to regular guest and HRC core member Akash Panda to do a deep-dive of the race. HRC Mass Start: https://www.facebook.com/events/580959752399077/ We also announce the beginning of a new segment, "Too Embarrassed To Ask". Send us the questions you've always been too embarrassed to ask and we will answer them on the podcast. Of course, we will keep your question anonymous. The most embarrassing question will win a special gift from The Bike Affair. So send us your questions to podcast@thebikeaffair.com.
51:05
June 6, 2019
Tour of Nilgiris with Deepak Majipatil
Tour of Nilgiris (TFN) is the premier and most awaited multi-day cycle touring event in India. We talk to Deepak Majipatil about his experience organising TFN, it's conception and the future. The registrations for this year's event in December are open.  Tour of Nilgiris: http://tourofnilgiris.com/ Tour of Glory: https://www.facebook.com/TourofGlory/ In other topics, we preview the Hyderabad Racing Circuit’s Mass Start Road Race taking place on June 2 at Movie Towers in Hyderabad.  HRC Mass Start: https://www.facebook.com/events/580959752399077/ We also announce the beginning of a new segment, "Too Embarrassed To Ask". Send us the questions you've always been too embarrassed to ask and we will answer them on the podcast. Of course, we will keep your question anonymous. The most embarrassing question will win a special gift from The Bike Affair. So send us your questions to podcast@thebikeaffair.com.
42:21
June 1, 2019
BMX culture: India style
BMX or Bicycle Motocross is a cycle sport performed on BMX cycle, either in competitive BMX racing or freestyle BMX. We talk to Hamza Khan, the owner of WallRide Park in Hyderabad talks about the BMX culture in India and introduces us to the concept of racing and tricks. He explains the surgical precision required for executing tricks and the work goes behind doing the tricks. WallRide Park: http://www.wallridepark.co/ Funeral BMX India: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApUi8QpVwSw Mascot BMX: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9BL4gQMC9y3z8Phrba6HrA BMX at Olympics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PD6pFByqjs&t=237s Dave Mirra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P83IGQ1xTq0 Scottie Cramer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotty_Cranmer Intro/Outro Rap by Prajwal (@11th_tardis_boy) and recorded by Utkarsh.
52:37
May 24, 2019
The Giro Explainer
The Giro d'Italia is taking place right now. It is one of the oldest stage race and the year’s first Grand Tour. Along with Tour de France and the Vuelta Espana, it forms the troika of races considered most prestigious.  This is an explainer episode talking about this year’s race and its contenders..   Reading list: Chirs Froome's biography "The Climb" Chasing Legends: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1996211/ Riding in the Wind: https://mobile.twitter.com/Spragg_Coaching/status/1105063968664666113
42:50
May 17, 2019
Naveen John at the Asian Road Championships
Naveen John is a multiple national road racing champion. He took part in the Asian Road Racing Championships at Taskhent, Uzbekistan. We do a deep-dive into the event, the races and the Indian contingent.  Naveen John is the biggest name in India’s cycling. If you are that rare bird who doesn’t know Naveen John: Read and watch .   Asian results are here .
1:16:15
May 7, 2019
Episode-10: Road Racing with Parashuram
Parashuram Chenji is a two time National Road silver medallist winning the U23 Silver in 2016 and the Elite Criterium in 2017. Parashu talks about his journey in cycling so far. He is especially known for his ability to read a race and his fellow riders. We also talk about the Hyderabad Racing Circuit’s Mass Start Race that took place on 14-April. Parashu is also an avid blogger and all-round awesome dude. Check out his blog: https://parashuramchenji.wordpress.com/
1:05:23
May 3, 2019
Alpi-4000 with Krishna and Rajesh
ALPI 4000 Brevet goes around Alps' over 4000 high peaks and covers a distance of 1530 km. Randonneurs Krishna Kunam and Rajesh Krishnamaneni completed the inaugural event in 2018. They talk about their experiences riding the highest Alps of Northern Italy. They will also talk about their experiences London-Edinburgh-London in 2017 and the upcoming Paris-Brest-Paris. This is the first in a series of episodes where will cover riders going to Paris-Brest-Paris. Alpi 4000: https://www.alpi4000.it/en/home London-Edinburgh-London: https://londonedinburghlondon.com/ Paris-Brest-Paris: https://www.paris-brest-paris.org/index2.php?lang=en&cat=accueil&page=edito
1:14:04
April 26, 2019
Training essentials by Gokul and Hour Ride record
Gokul talks to Harsha about how to train for general fitness and events. We de-clutter the various jargon and acronyms that are thrown about about by cyclists: ERG, FTP, Zones etc. We also talk about Victor Campenaerts's new hour ride record and we preview the Asian Road Cycling Championships that will take place in Uzbekistan. Mathew Hayman: https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/paris-roubaix-winner-mathew-hayman-retiring-racing-394699 ERG mode and Smart trainer: https://support.trainerroad.com/hc/en-us/articles/201869764-Erg-Mode-Explained FTP and Power meters: https://www.cyclingweekly.com/fitness/ftp-cycling-363865 Zones: https://blog.wahoofitness.com/the-ultimate-guide-for-tracking-your-cycling-heart-rate/ Victor Campenaerts blog : https://lottosoudal.be/en/news/diary-victor-campenaerts-part-1
57:08
April 19, 2019
Maxwell Trevor: The fire still burns - Part 2
We continue our conversation with Maxwell Trevor. He talks about the future of cycling in India, coaching and how to bring more kids into the system. Do listen and send us your feedback to podcast@thebikeaffair.com . The Indian Cycling Podcast is also available on Apple Podcasts  : https://itunes.apple.com/in/podcast/the-indian-cycling-podcast/id1455857035?mt=2 Google Podcasts : https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy85YWJiMTU4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Spotify         : https://open.spotify.com/show/6yzBsJePXItjb21RFoSgxA Breaker         : https://www.breaker.audio/the-indian-cycling-podcast Overcast        : https://overcast.fm/itunes1455857035/the-indian-cycling-podcast PocketCast      : https://pca.st/Qu3T PodBean         : https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/h74f9-89325/The-Indian-Cycling-Podcast RadioPublic     : https://radiopublic.com/the-indian-cycling-podcast-GEvw4b Stitcher        : https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-indian-cycling-podcast Anchor          : https://anchor.fm/theindiancyclingpodcast
40:02
April 12, 2019
Maxwell Trevor: The fire still burns - Part 1
Maxwell Trevor set Indian velodromes on fire with his speed in the 1980s.  He is a national record holder, winner of more than 250 medals and an eleven-time national track cycling champion. He is a UCI Certified coach and runs an academy identifying and grooming young talent. Do listen and send us your feedback to podcast@thebikeaffair.com .
30:01
April 3, 2019
Saddle tech and Milan San-Remo
In this episode we have Krishnendu Basu (Krish) talk about the common issues riders face with Saddles and how to overcome them. In the second half we do a race analysis of "Milan San Remo" that happened over the weekend. Do listen and send us your feedback and questions to podcast@thebikeaffair.com
48:04
March 29, 2019
Individual Time Trial at BBCh
Our guest Akash Panda and co-host Gokul educate Harsha about Individual Time Trial (ITT) as an event. They talk about the Bangalore Bicycle Championship's ITT event that took place on 19-March 
46:39
March 22, 2019
Deep-dive into cadence and cleats
What is cadence? Why use cleats and cycling shoes? Gokul does a deep-dive into their importance and how it helps a rider. 
31:27
March 14, 2019
Handicap Race and Hyderabad Racing Circuit
Our first guest, Khiyar Pasha is the Director Sportiff of Hyderabad Racing Circuit. We talk about the recently conducted handicap race. How it works, why it's fun and what a cyclist means when he says, "Let's work together ....." . 
36:45
March 13, 2019
The First One.
The Indian Cycling Podcast introduces the hosts and sets out the goals of the podcast.
09:15
March 7, 2019
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