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The Service Course Podcast

English, Sports, 1 season, 7 episodes, 6 hours, 14 minutes
No one gets to the top alone, behind every athlete there is an incredible support network from team managers, mechanics, coaches, and so on. This is the story of that support network. Join cross country mountain bike racer Will Foley as he sits down with some of the biggest names in the cycling world.
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ICE Friction: Michael Gallagher

Sit down with Michael Gallagher, the brain behind ICE Friction as we talk about drivetrain efficiency and how to get the most out of your bike. Additionally, get the insights into the ICE process from initial stripping of the lubricant, to the ICE coating, and testing after grit intensive riding.
6/2/202153 minutes, 16 seconds
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Waite Endurance Development Team: Cody & Kathy Waite

The Waite Endurance Development program (WE Devo) is a U23 and Junior team focusing on helping young cyclists chase their goals, with a majority of the riders focused on the UCI junior series in the US. Sit down with coaches Cody and Kathy Waite to hear the story behind the team and their coaching philosophy.
5/21/202158 minutes, 27 seconds
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Brian Gordon (BG): Specialized Product Manager

Brian is a product manager Specialized focused on the Epic, Epic hardtail, and Chisel platforms. I sat down to discuss the process of developing the 2021 Epic, some of his personal racing history, and the role he plays with the Factory XC team to dial in the bikes for the athletes for the upcoming World Cups.
5/6/202127 minutes, 13 seconds
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Mike Gavagan: Gav the Mechanic

Gav the Mechanic has worked in just about every discipline of professional cycling and triathlon. Get to know Gav from his beginning at a bike shop in Delaware, to the  Garmin pro tour team in 2012, Optum Pro Cycling team in 2013, then joining the dirt squad in 2014 with the Specialized S-Racing XC team, and much more. Today Gav has his own shop in Boulder, CO where he continues to work with several triathletes and some of the top athletes in Boulder.
3/23/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 44 seconds
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Benno Willeit: Specialized Factory Racing XC Team Manager

The Specialized Factory Racing team has seen enormous success, and a huge driver of that has been Benno Willeit From starting back as Christoph Sauser's mechanic and not even knowing how to put pedals on a bike, all the way to the feed zone in London 2012 as Jaroslav Kulhavy won the gold. After spending a couple years with the DH team, then Enduro and E-bike teams, Benno is back with the XC team for 2021. Sit down with Benno to hear his story, many incredible experiences with athletes throughout the years, and how the team is gearing up for the World Cup season
3/9/202148 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ned Overend: XC Legend

While Ned Overend is certainly well known for his racing career, especially his World Champion title, many don't know of all the work Ned has done to launch the careers of several notable athletes and the role his still plays with the Specialized Factory Racing team. 
2/24/202140 minutes, 30 seconds
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Brad Copeland: Scott-SRAM XC Team Mechanic

Brad Copeland is one of the most recognizable faces on the XCO World Cup circuit. Brad has been wrenching on the World Cup scene for several years now, and is the mechanical brains behind Kate Courtney's bikes. Prior to his time on the world stage, Brad has a phenomenal story with his role of cofounder of the Common Wheel. This episode highlights Brad's journey to the best XCO team with a look ahead to the 2021 season.
2/9/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 35 seconds