December 15, 2020

Episode 27: Ride Bikes. Be Happy. Meredith Brandt and Ali Halpin of Ladies All Ride and Grit Clinics

On this episode: grit, crashing, cyclocross and maple syrup. We’re talking with Meredith Brandt and Ali Halpin of Ladies All Ride and Grit Clinics about helping women of all skill levels get comfortable on their mountain bikes.


Show Notes

  • 00:35 – Introductions
  • 02:25 – Ladies All Ride and Grit Clinics
  • 07:15 – How they got started mountain biking
  • 19:30 – What to expect when signing up for a clinic
  • 24:28 – Favorite mountain biking locales
  • 29:45 – Mountain bike racing (and balancing it with coaching)
  • 30:31 – What are your “go-to” rides?
  • 39:50 – Your favorite thing about cycling
  • 42:53 – What’s your “dream” mountain biking trip?
  • 55:20 – Energy Bar Taste Test, Part Two: Blueberry Bars

Mentioned in this Episode

  • Ladies All Ride – Mountain bike skills camps
  • Grit Clinics – Mountain bike skills coaching for men, women and kids
  • Liv Cycling – the only comprehensive cycling brand dedicated solely to women
  • PMBIA – The Professional Mountain Biking Instructors Association
  • Looney Bean Roasting – Thanks for hosting us in Bend!

Energy Bar Taste Test
Nutrition information from respective websites, based on entire bar (not suggested serving).

  • Clif Bar – Blueberry Crisp
    250 cal, 5g fat, 44g carb, 9g protein
  • Bearded BrothersBodacious Blueberry Vanilla
    180 cal, 10g fat, 22g carb, 5g protein
  • Pro BarBlueberry Muffin
    400 cal, 21g fat, 44g carb, 10g protein
  • JoJéLemon Blueberry Quinoa
    260 cal, 11g fat, 37g carb, 5g protein
  • This Saves LivesWild Blueberry & Pistachio
    160 cal, 7g fat, 25g carb, 4g protein

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