But what is Talking Luft? Well, it’s really just a little extra chat I have with guests that I speak with on Life In the Peloton the previous week. A bit like the DVD Extras, it’s the break away series where I try to find out that little bit more about them and their cycling style. It’s a little bit laidback and a lot of fun.
This season I’ve broken the episodes up into 4 topics: Style, Bikes, Culture & About You – with an exciting bunch of new questions for 2022.
On last week’s episode “How not to train like a Pro,” I spoke with my old coach, and returning guest, Kevin Poulton about entering a new era of my life – life after pro cycling – and how I go about training now while still keeping as much form as possible. Both Kev and I had already featured on Talking Luft, so I was searching for a new guest that would fit.
Meet local Melbourne cycling legend Allan ‘Alby’ Iacuone. He was previous Australian champion in 1994, rode professionally overseas many moons ago and has continued to hold his form while rejoining the rat race of normal life. He has mastered the ‘How to not train like a pro‘ while continuing to hold pro form! The perfect guest.
Alby has a very likeable personality as you’ll hear, he is currently the coordinator of the Rapha Cycling Club and is known around the Australian cycling scene as a real local legend – the perfect guy to talk some Luft with.
It was great recording at the Melbourne Rapha Clubhouse and I loved hearing Alby’s stories.
Enjoy the first ep of 2022 and stay tuned next week for a great new episode of Life in the Peloton with Stuart O’Grady.
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0:00 to 2.30 Snippet from LITP Episode 1- How Not to train like a Pro with Kevin Poulton
2:30 to 6:10 Introduction to Talking Luft presented by Rapha
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The theme music for Life in the Peloton was composed by Pete Shelley, who was lead singer of the punk band Buzzcocks. It was commissioned by the production company behind Channel 4’s coverage of the Tour de France in the 1980s and was used as the theme music for the nightly highlights show. Pete died in December 2018. We were given permission by Pete’s widow and his manager to continue using the music for the theme tune to Life in the Peloton. To hear more about the music, listen to the Andre Greipel episode of Life in the Peloton.