Talking Luft! with Mitch Docker (guest hosted by Luke Durbridge). S2.E18

It’s the final episode of Talking Luft for the year. And officially my final episode of Talking Luft as a professional cyclist.

After so many of you asked how I wear my cycling cap, I thought I would get my good mate Luke Durbridge to flip the mic on me and ask all the usual questions.

On our last night in Spain together, we sat down over a few Orvals and had a good laugh recording.

In true Talking Luft style we chat:

Cycling caps full of luft, headbands, coffee stop routines, solo training vs. group training, my favourite training loops in Europe & Melbourne and a whole lot of beer.

Plus.. find out what my second favourite race is behind Roubaix (because we all know that’s no secret).

This was a great way bookend my time in Europe, and for now, it’s full steam ahead as I pack up with the family and move our lives back to Australia.

This was the last episode of the Life in the Peloton for this year, but don’t worry, both Life in the Peloton and Talking Luft will be back again in January for a whole new season of podcasts – with an exciting new sponsor onboard. Stay tuned for more news on that in the coming months!

If you missed an episode this year, you can find both series here on our website: Life in the Peloton (with The Cycling Podcast) and Talking Luft or on all major podcast platforms.

I want to say a big thanks to everyone for listening and following the podcast this year. To the long time listeners and the newcomers to the show – thanks for joining me, you guys keep me coming back and I’m continually blown away by the support. Thanks also to everyone for getting behind the caps and merch this year, it’s been unreal to see them out on the roads and I’m so glad you’ve loved them as much as I have.

Lastly, some final thanks to the team behind the podcast. To Simon Kane who’s been editing these Talking Luft episodes and has taken the quality to a whole new level. Thanks mate.

To Lionel and all the team at The Cycling Podcast for having us over the past two years, it’s been an awesome ride, thanks guys.

And to Lara who works on everything behind the scenes to keep Life in the Peloton running smoothly, a big thanks.

For now, enjoy this episode and I hope you can all enjoy a little off season of your own, time to switch the channel over to cyclocross!

Until next year..




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Released: November 3, 2021