MOVING THE NEEDLE : The Andrew Neethling Podcast
#47. Thomas Vanderham: Big Mountain Freeride

#47. Thomas Vanderham: Big Mountain Freeride

October 19, 2021

Thomas Vanderham is a big mountain freeride mountain biker that lets his riding do the talking.  Known for his effortless style and iconic film segments. Thomas has pioneered the sport and his longevity is something to marvel at in a sport that can eat you up and spit you out. The sport that often rewards crazy risks , Thomas has taken a thoughtful and planned approach to the highest level.  He has been inside the top 10 at all his Rampage appearances including a podium spot.  

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#46. Mike Day: Olympic Bmxer - Life lessons and more

#46. Mike Day: Olympic Bmxer - Life lessons and more

October 5, 2021

Mike Day is one of the most successful and popular Bmxers of his time.  Winning a silver medal at the Olympics is one of his crowning achievements not to mention going on the Oprah Winfrey show :)  Mike opens up about the pressure that chasing the Olympic dream brings , the challenges he faces retiring from a sport like bmx , fatherhood and so much more.  It is a really open and candid conversation about his life in bmx with many lessons that can be learned.  What an awesome chat. 

Reference to the Movie which I recommend watching:   The Weight of Gold

#45. Snowshoe WC Downhill with Ed Masters: Crankbrothers Race Review

#45. Snowshoe WC Downhill with Ed Masters: Crankbrothers Race Review

September 21, 2021

World Cup Downhill racing heads to Snowshoe, USA for the final 2 rounds of the World Cup series. The overall in both the men and women ended up being the craziest thing I think we have seen in a while.  Ed Masters is my co host for this episode of Bench Racing.   In this episode we break down Snowshoe   

This podcast series is brought to you by Crankbrothers.  Crankbrothers is synonmous with the DH racing circuit, and this 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 World Champs Oisin O’Callaghan and Camille Balanche, as well as many more. 

 

 

#44. Lenzerheide DH with Tracey Hannah:  Crankbrothers Race Review

#44. Lenzerheide DH with Tracey Hannah: Crankbrothers Race Review

September 7, 2021

2021 World Cup Downhill from Lenzerheide, Switzerland.  Tracey Hannah is my co host for this episode of Bench Racing. 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 synonmous with the DH racing circuit, and this 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 World Champs Oisin O’Callaghan and Camille Balanche, as well as many more. 

#43. World Championships DH with Sven Martin:  Crankbrothers Race Review

#43. World Championships DH with Sven Martin: Crankbrothers Race Review

August 31, 2021

2021 World Championships Downhill from Val Di Sole, Italy.  Sven Martin is my co host for this episode of Bench Racing. 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 synonmous with the DH racing circuit, and this 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 World Champs Oisin O’Callaghan and Camille Balanche, as well as many more. 

#42. Maribor WC Downhill: Crankbrothers Race Review

#42. Maribor WC Downhill: Crankbrothers Race Review

August 17, 2021

World Cup Downhill racing heads to Maribor and Myles Kelsey former Masters World Champion is my co host for this episode of Bench Racing. We will cover the season and bring you review episodes of each race throughout the year.  In this episode we break down Maribor,Slovenia which was the 3rd World Cup DH race of the season.  

This podcast series is brought to you by Crankbrothers.  Crankbrothers is synonmous with the DH racing circuit, and last year celebrated 10 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 World Champs Oisin O’Callaghan and Camille Balanche, as well as many more. 

 

#41. Brook Macdonald: Indestructible - The full story

#41. Brook Macdonald: Indestructible - The full story

August 3, 2021

Brook Macdonald is the man. End of story. He has become in an inspiration to so many after coming back from what for most would have been a career ending injury.  Lets not forget Brook is a former Junior World Champ and a World Cup winner in downhill.   Brook has not only come back to the sport but has already got his speed back.  He has a new attitude to life and racing and shares the full story of the recovery and attitude he used to bounce back. I am blown away by this guy.

 

#40. Wyn Masters: Privateer to Factory Pro without forgetting his roots.

#40. Wyn Masters: Privateer to Factory Pro without forgetting his roots.

July 20, 2021

Wyn Masters is another one of those riders that can race it all. Known as one of the most well rounded mountain biker racers out there. Just like his brother he has slummed it as a privateer in a van and then gone all the way to a World Enduro MTB win. Known for his famous wheelie Wednesday videos and being one of the most likeable characters on the circuit pulling double duty with his Wyn TV race interviews from the races.  Wyn likes to give back and also founded the privateer fund. Click Here to learn more and help out the next star of the sport. 

#39. Les Gets WC Downhill with Ed Masters: Crankbrothers Race Review

#39. Les Gets WC Downhill with Ed Masters: Crankbrothers Race Review

July 5, 2021

World Cup Downhill racing heads to Les Gets and Ed Masters is my co host for this episode of Bench Racing. We will cover the season and bring you review episodes of each race throughout the year.  In this episode we break down Les Gets, France which was the 2nd World Cup DH race of the season.  

This podcast series is brought to you by Crankbrothers.  Crankbrothers is synonmous with the DH racing circuit, and last year celebrated 10 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 World Champs Oisin O’Callaghan and Camille Balanche, as well as many more. 

 

 

#38. Nathan Rennie: Nobody succeeds in their comfort zone

#38. Nathan Rennie: Nobody succeeds in their comfort zone

June 29, 2021

Nathan Rennie is a former Junior World Champion and the 2003 World Cup DH Champion. Rennie was easily one of the most exciting and talented riders to ever throw leg over a mountain bike.  The strong Australian is also one of the most funny and authentic characters the racing circuit has seen. From living on 99 cent hotdogs to winning a World Title, this episode does not disappoint.  Rennie actually mentored myself and others when I first went over to America to race.  Hear some amazing untold stories from the circuit mixed with some serious knowledge and inspiration. Rennie has done and seen it all and is not scared to tell you about it.  The MTB world needs more of this. 

 

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