Talking Luft! with Colin Strickland. S3. E8

Rapha presents Talking Luft!

If you loved last week’s episode with the king of gravel, Colin Strickland, you’re gonna love this week’s Talking Luft!

Colin is an American fixed-gear bike racer turned gravel racer, and as you would have heard last week, an all round awesome guy.

In his spare time he fixes up Diesel engines and has started his own garage renovating 1950s Spartan Travel trailers, even working with his coveralls thrown over his kit sometimes!

After hearing his story last week, I knew it would be a lot of fun to talk some luft with Colin.

And it didn’t disappoint.

We chat the lack of luft in gravel, the early days racing in old pro kit & no shirts, an epic at Oregon gravel, the best of pros, bikes, coffee and spirits. And so much more!

It was just a great chat in general, with a lot of fun stories thrown in there. I know you’ll love the listen as much as I did recording.

Enjoy and stay tuned next week for my episode with Columbian Pro cyclist at Team EF Education EasyPost Esteban Chaves.




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Show Notes

Episode breakdown:

0:00min to 1:35 – Snippet from last week’s episode ‘Red Hook Master to Gravel legend’ Colin Strickland

1:35min to 3:45 – Talking Luft Intro

3:45min to 32:00 – Talking Luft with Colin Strickland

32:00min to end – Outro

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Released: April 27, 2022