MOVING THE NEEDLE : The Andrew Neethling Podcast
#33. Kirt Voreis: Pushing the boundaries of MTB. Part2

#33. Kirt Voreis: Pushing the boundaries of MTB. Part2

April 27, 2021

Kirt Voreis is quite simply a jack of all trades and a master of all.  Kirt is a legend in the sport of MTB.  Coming from a tough up bringing to becoming one of the worlds fastest racers. This was not enough for Kirt. He always wanted more and to entertain. He made the move to freeride MTB and still progresses the sport almost into his 50's . This episode is epic and goes is many directions including us talking about the hay day in downhill including some great Shaun Palmer stories. 

#32. Kirt Voreis: Pushing the boundaries of MTB. Part 1

#32. Kirt Voreis: Pushing the boundaries of MTB. Part 1

April 13, 2021

Kirt Voreis is quite simply a jack of all trades and a master of all.  Kirt is a legend in the sport of MTB.  Coming from a tough up bringing to becoming one of the worlds fastest racers. This was not enough for Kirt. He always wanted more and to entertain. He made the move to freeride MTB and still progresses the sport almost into his 50's . This episode is epic and goes is many directions including us talking about the hay day in downhill including some great Shaun Palmer stories. 

 

#31. Dean Lucas: Chasing your dreams while staying true to yourself

#31. Dean Lucas: Chasing your dreams while staying true to yourself

March 30, 2021

Dean Lucas is an Australian World Cup Downhiller with multiple podiums. There is more than meets the eye with Dean.  Dean opens up about childhood challenges which even led to a suicide attempt. We jump around and chat about all things life and riding. Get to know Dean and even myself. An episode not to be missed.

Dean also has a podcast The Off Track Experience 

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#30. Matt Walker: The 2020 World Cup Dh Champ on hard work and sacrifice

#30. Matt Walker: The 2020 World Cup Dh Champ on hard work and sacrifice

March 16, 2021

Matt Walker is only 21 years old, but can call himself an Overall World Cup Downhill Champ.  The 2017 Junior World Champs' rise to the top is a story of dedication, hard work and sacrifice.  He may be young, but has the head of an experienced veteran. Matt joins the show to talk about what it took to win the title, balance and getting chased by the cops on a downhill bike. Enjoy

Check the Documentary story of his season here.

#29. Cedric Gracia:  Life lessons from the MTB showman himself.

#29. Cedric Gracia: Life lessons from the MTB showman himself.

March 2, 2021

You name it and Cedric Gracia has done it in the world of MTB.  A career that spanned well over 20 years including World Cup Dh wins , 4x win and a Red Bull Rampage Win.  He did this all while entertaining the MTB world and having probably more fun than any of his competitors. CG also had 3 near death experiences while doing what he loves. He joins the show to discuss it all and holds nothing back but then again we didn't expect him to. Enjoy! 

#28. Ben Deakin: Mental toughness all while not taking life too seriously. Lessons from the royal marines.

#28. Ben Deakin: Mental toughness all while not taking life too seriously. Lessons from the royal marines.

February 16, 2021

Ben Deakin is a former Royal Marine Commando and now a pro mountain biker. To achieve this status you have to complete arguably the toughest basic milatary training in the world and is said to be harder than the Navy Seals.  In his words "  it's 32 weeks of pure hell. "   He served and was shot in the Afghanistan conflict.  Ben has shown how mental toughness and a positive attitude can help you over come adversity and build the life you dream of.  He has paved his own way in the mountain bike world and is now a real character. Some say even famous in the MTB world. Check out his Youtube Channel HERE.  We chat about it all and more. Some stories are crazy and the way he tells them had me on the edge of my seat. He has some great insights and relates it back to life and riding. Enjoy. 

 

 

 

   

#27. Tracey Hannah: An incredible Downhill MTB career that almost didn’t happen.

#27. Tracey Hannah: An incredible Downhill MTB career that almost didn’t happen.

February 2, 2021

Tracey Hannah is a legend of the sport of Downhill MTB.  Tracey won the 2019 WC DH overall title and has multiple WC race wins.  This career almost didn't happen though!  She was basically pushed out the sport with little to no support but made a return after a 5 year break and won that very first World Cup race back!  She has announced her retirement from WC DH.  We chat about her early beginnings, her amazing attitude, bouncing back from career ending injuries and so much more. She is a true inspiration. 

 

#26. Matt Macduff: When pushing the limits of Freeride MTB almost cost you your life.

#26. Matt Macduff: When pushing the limits of Freeride MTB almost cost you your life.

January 19, 2021

Matt Macduff is one of the most creative free ride mountain bikers of the modern day. Matt set out to build and ride what he coined the Loop of Doom. Loop of Doom Crash . It did not go as planned and he nearly died in a horrific crash.  Matt has not only recovered but reflected on the event and came out stronger as a person and rider. We chat about so many topics including the crash,  the ego and how one can manage it, his drive to try do what no rider as ever done before, his career now and much more. 

#25. Sven Martin: Professional skateboarder to professional MTB photographer and journalist.

#25. Sven Martin: Professional skateboarder to professional MTB photographer and journalist.

January 5, 2021

Sven Martin who is one of the big voices in MTB racing joins the podcast. Many don't know Sven was a professional skateboarder in his early years. He took up downhill mountain biking really late but his real passion is photography. Sven follows the world MTB circuit shooting and writing about the sports stars. He has so many stories and has helped the sports top riders along the way. 

#24. Taylor Rapley: Mindfulness, flow state , performance under pressure and getting the best out of the mind.

#24. Taylor Rapley: Mindfulness, flow state , performance under pressure and getting the best out of the mind.

December 15, 2020

Taylor Rapley is a mental skills consultant and facilitator, currently with a special interest in performance, resilience and well-being. She has a keen passion in how mindfulness can help high performance athletes.  We touch on all things like the "flow state" , performance under pressure and getting the most out of your mind. We also chat about how these methods can be used to improve your everyday life.  To learn more be sure to check out https://www.ahuapsychology.com 

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