MOVING THE NEEDLE : The Andrew Neethling Podcast
#82. Eric Carter: A living MTB Legend. Multiple World Champ shares incredible stories and life lessons along the way.

#82. Eric Carter: A living MTB Legend. Multiple World Champ shares incredible stories and life lessons along the way.

November 22, 2022

With 19 National and 5 World Championships split between BMX and mountain biking to his name, Eric Carter is a living MTB legend.  EC came over to MTB from BMX in the heyday when pay was big and the partying even bigger.  I learned so much from EC during my years racing and owe a ton to the man. His attitude to life and racing was incredible and was always a good time being around the man. Enjoy some incredible stories from over the years. An Episode not to be missed. 

 

#81. How does a bike come to market: The all new Genius

#81. How does a bike come to market: The all new Genius

November 8, 2022

Ever wondered how a bike makes its way to market? Tim Stevens, head of mountain bike engineering, and Julian Wagner, bike marketing lead at Scott Sports join the show for a fascinating look at everything that goes into designing, building and marketing the all new Scott Genius and Genius ST. 

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#80. Timo Pritzel: MTB Freeride legend to yoga teacher, life lessons along the way

#80. Timo Pritzel: MTB Freeride legend to yoga teacher, life lessons along the way

November 1, 2022

Timo Pritzel and a straight-up OG of MTB Freeride. Insane movie parts to jaw-dropping stunts at Cranworx, not to mention jumping the Berlin Wall.  You name it he has done it.  Timo is a deep thinker as well and turned to yoga and alternative medicine to heal his body.  A fascinating conversation not to be missed.  

#79. Anneke Beerten: MTB World Champ overcomes a career ending car crash and injury. Incredible!

#79. Anneke Beerten: MTB World Champ overcomes a career ending car crash and injury. Incredible!

October 18, 2022

Anneke Beerten is a 3 x World Champion in 4 cross Mountain Biking. She grew up racing BMX in the Netherlands and switched to mountain biking and had an incredible career. Anneke suffered a scary car crash in August 2020 which left her with traumatic brain injury and severe whiplash.  She has been in therapy ever since and was advised to medically retire from racing. Anneke is one strong individual and is back riding and pursuing a career in MTB post her racing career. She says life is like a roller coaster with ups and downs and you better buckle up. She is a big inspiration and hopes you enjoy this conversation. 

More on concussions please see the episode with DR Euan Speirits : Concussion Episode

#78. World of MTB EP 4: Listener Q’s, Where are bikes going ,  plus random good times

#78. World of MTB EP 4: Listener Q’s, Where are bikes going , plus random good times

October 4, 2022

With over 50 years of racing experience, Andrew Neethling and Myles Kelsey of Bike Network take you on a journey into their MTB World.  We answer some listener questions and take a deep dive into getting you the rider faster and more confident on an MTB, plus some random MTB-related topics. This show is made for the listener so keep sending those questions in and let us know where to go with this show!! 

#77. Flo Payet: A legendary career comes to an end. Flo retires

#77. Flo Payet: A legendary career comes to an end. Flo retires

September 20, 2022

Flo Payet was born in Reunion Island and carved out an incredible career in Downhill MTB.  Flo went on to race 101 World Cup finals which is an incredible feat.  Spending 19 years racing the world circuit, you can imagine he had his fair share of challenges along the way but also achieved highlights like a bronze medal at the World Championships.  Flo became a character on the circuit with his laid-back Island way and positive attitude.  He will be missed between the tape but will still be around the circuit in another role.

#76. Val Di Sole Downhill Review with Sven Martin supported by Crankbrothers

#76. Val Di Sole Downhill Review with Sven Martin supported by Crankbrothers

September 7, 2022

2022 World Cup Downhill racing is in the books and Sven Martin is my co-host for this episode of Bench Racing.  WHAT A RACE !! We break down the final round held in Val Di Sole, Italy. Get all the insights and behind-the-scenes chat from the race. We will cover the season and bring you review episodes of each race throughout the year. 

This podcast series is brought to you by Crankbrothers.  Crankbrothers is synonymous with the DH racing circuit, and last year celebrated 11 years in a row of Elite World Champs wins with the Mallet DH pedal! Determined to improve the shoe and pedal interface for riders, Crankbrothers spent the last two years developing their own range of shoes, launching late last year, and in 2021 we’ll see those shoes in use on the World Cup DH circuit with riders like Luca Shaw, Bernard Kerr, Angel Suarez, and former World Champs Oisin O’Callaghan and Camille Balanche, as well as many more. 

 

#75. World Champs DH Review with Wyn Masters supported by Crankbrothers

#75. World Champs DH Review with Wyn Masters supported by Crankbrothers

August 29, 2022

The 2022 World Championships from Les Gets, France was a race for the history books! The world champs had not been held in France since 2004.  The French went 1,2 and 3 in the men's race.  Wyn Masters is my co-host for this episode of Bench Racing.  WHAT A RACE !!  Get all the insights and behind-the-scenes chat from the race. We will cover the season and bring you review episodes of each race throughout the year. 

This podcast series is brought to you by Crankbrothers.  Crankbrothers is synonymous with the DH racing circuit, and last year celebrated 11 years in a row of Elite World Champs wins with the Mallet DH pedal! Determined to improve the shoe and pedal interface for riders, Crankbrothers spent the last two years developing their own range of shoes, launching late last year, and in 2021 we’ll see those shoes in use on the World Cup DH circuit with riders like Luca Shaw, Bernard Kerr, Angel Suarez, and former World Champs Oisin O’Callaghan and Camille Balanche, as well as many more. 

 

#74. Marine Cabirou: Winning Titles to dealing with injury after injury in downhill MTB

#74. Marine Cabirou: Winning Titles to dealing with injury after injury in downhill MTB

August 23, 2022

Marine Cabirou is awesome! The French rider has tasted the top step of the podium multiple times and won an overall downhill title but has had her fair share of injuries along the way in a somewhat short space of time.  She never fails to have a smile on her face throughout the setbacks. Hear about her upbringing, how she deals with setbacks, winning and what makes her tick. 

Shoutout to Scott Sports, a long-time partner of mine and supporter of the Podcast, for making this episode possible. Obviously, as a sponsored athlete I only have good things to say about the product, but if there is one product I’d push regardless it is the Stego Plus Helmet

I spend a lot of time on many different bikes, from riding trail and enduro to the occasional XC rip. What’s cool is having a helmet that works in all of those situations, and for me, the SCOTT Stego plus is just that. The fit is great, looks super good, and keeps me safe on a variety of terrain.

 

#Bonus Rider Interviews Ste Anne and Pre Worlds MTB by Sven Martin

#Bonus Rider Interviews Ste Anne and Pre Worlds MTB by Sven Martin

August 16, 2022

Sven Martin, a friend of the show and huge contributor to the sport shares his rider interviews from Mont Ste Anne Downhill WC and includes riders' thoughts on the upcoming World Champs in Les Gets, France

Thanks to https://misspentsummers.com . Make sure to check out their awesome work!! 

 

 

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