Talking Luft! with Stuart O’Grady. S3. E2

Rapha presents Talking Luft!

Talking Luft is back for another week of chat about cycling style & culture, bikes, kits, coffee stops and all the best bits about riding a bike.

I had Aussie legend Stuey O’Grady on the podcast last week, and this week I hear a little bit more about him; about his style back in the day, his favourite race, training loops and favourite bike.

He raced in the era of casquettes and no helmets and contested many a sprint finish helmet-less – and even admits it’s mind boggling to imagine that was the done thing.

It’s always great hearing stories from the guys that raced back in the wild 80s & 90s – it’s no secret that’s my favourite era of bike racing – and Stuey had no shortage of stories to tell, with an epic war story from the Tour de France 1997.

If you haven’t listened to my episode with Stuey from last week, be sure to head back and check it out, there are some incredible stories from his iconic victories in the Tour de France, Olympics and Paris-Roubaix (couldn’t skip that one!). You’ll hear a little snippet in this episode.

But for now enjoy Talking Luft with Stuey. And stay tuned next week for my episode of LITP with Aussie Pro, from Roxsolt Liv SRAM, Peta Mullens.




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Show Notes

Stuey’s ‘Most Re-watchable race’ – or most watched race in this case (he admits he doesn’t watch many). The race that planted the seed when Stuey was a boy and that he has on Video Cassette: Paris-Roubaix 1983

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Episode breakdown:

0:00 to 1:40 – Snippet from LITP Episode 2 with Stuart O’grady

1:40 to 3:50 – Episode Introduction

3:50 to 25:00 – Talking Luft with Stuart O’Grady

25:00 to end – Outro

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Released: February 2, 2022