“Just Riding Along,” with Andrea, Full Face Kenny, and Beanpole Matt is bike talk from educated and experienced bike mechanics. While it’s based on mechanic talk, don’t expect it to be kid-friendly, bland discussion about technical specifications.
Listeners are encouraged to email to say “hey,” ask questions about their old junker, new parts, Craigslist bike deal, or just talk about beer.
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- Just Riding Along – Episode 21 of 2020 | Breaking ChairsABOUT THE EPISODE Matt has a crash before this episode even starts, right in his kitchen. Kenny is back on the bike, and Andrea has ordered a new carbon single speed….
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Andrea has ridden and raced bikes since 2006. Before that, she had been everything from professional horse trainer to desk jockey to college teacher.
When she rode her first mountain bike in 2009, she was immediately addicted. Over the last several years, Andrea has worked as a mechanic in some local shops, in Tennessee and Colorado, and raced extensively across the US in off-road endurance events.
Aka Full Face Kenny. My name is Kenny. I used to work in the corporate world, but now I work at a bike shop in Memphis, Tennesse. I ride and race as much as possible. I wear a fullface helmet because I like to smash my face into things. I’m always good for some smart-ass one-liners too. Enjoy!
I am Matt McCulley aka Bean Pole Matt. I got my start into bike racing with BMX at the wee age of 9 years young (1998). I raced BMX until the age of 16-17 and stopped mainly because most of my friends weren’t making great life choices. When I started college I got a sweet used road bike (a huge terd, nicely polished) for $400. I went to another shop to buy some tires for it because I kept getting flat tires and they had a help wanted sign. The rest is pretty much great from there.
I continued with college, gained a degree in English and Philosophy, and decided to continue my quest for the perfectly adjusted rear derailleur. Now it is 2015, I am 27 years old, and I am well versed in most road, cyclocross, and cross-country mountain bike technology. I never gave up my love of BMX and it shows when I jump things on my Crave, ride wheelies on my road bike, or hop barriers on the ‘cross bike.