Coffee Chatter on Fifteen | Episodes 21-40

Coffee Chatter on Fifteen | Episodes 21-40

Sit back, relax, grab a coffee and listen to Canada’s Tory Nyhaug and James Palmer catching up with the worlds fastest BMX racers in their ‘Coffee Chatter’ podcasts … now officially on Fifteen BMX!

Listen to Episodes 1-20 HERE

Listen to Episodes 21-40 HERE (you’re here)

Listen to Episodes 41-60 HERE

Listen to Episodes 61-80 HERE 

Listen to Episodes 81-100 HERE 

Listen to Episodes 101-120 HERE

Listen to Episodes 121- 140 HERE

Listen to Episodes 141-160 HERE 

Listen to Episodes 161-180 HERE 

Listen to Episodes 181+ HERE 





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Episode 40:  Twan van Gendt, Dave van der Burg & Simone Christensen

In this episode James and Tory catchup and chat about Tory’s golf trip (sorry) and James’ training in Australia prior to the World Cup rounds. Then they call Twan van Gendt and talk to him about his injury (sorry, the reception was bad), Dave van der Burg to chat about what he worked on this off season with his mental coach and how his season prep is going, and Simone Christensen about her mindset going into the Olympic year and how she’s going to approach it …

Episode 39:  Caroline Buchanan

James and Tory start off 2020 with a special guest! Australian superstar, multi-time world champion, and 2x BMX Olympian Caroline Buchanan! They ask Caroline about her injuries over the last few years, how the recovery was and how she’s feeling back on the BMX bike. They also chat about the Olympics, her mental approach, and how she’s been able to successfully brand herself and be very successful off the track as well. 

Episode 38:  A Decade in Review

In this weeks special episode, James and Tory have have Mischa Partridge join us in studio to talk about all the big performances, standout riders, and standout races from each year of this past decade! They also debate what they think was the Moment of the Decade, Race of the Decade, and who is the Rider of the Decade for both male and female!

Episode 37:  Nic Long and Anthony Bucardo

In this weeks show James and Tory have Nic Long on to talk about his decision to leave Haro and his new ride with his Dad, aswell as Anthony Bucardo, A.K.A Shibby, on to chat about his rookie pro of the year season and signing an ‘AA Pro’ contract with Haro.  They also discuss heat training, tire compounds, SX and flat hill series, and a fantasy MX Coffee Chatter league … plus how to make James pee quickly …

Episode 36:  Alex Tougas

On this show James and Tory have Alex Tougas in studio.  They chat about James’ experience in Colombia, Alex’s head injury in Papendal this year, the severity of it, how he’s doing now and the recovery he’s going through.  We also chat St. Etienne, off season races, Russia’s ban from sport for the next 4 years, anti-doping, training, and some topics from fans. Enjoy!

Episode 35:  Connor Fields & Felicia Stancil USA BMX Grands Recap

 James and Tory recap the 2019 USA BMX Grands, debate the Vet Pro controversy, discuss the pro classes and chat with USA BMX National number 1 pro Connor Fields about his title, and 2019 Golden Crank ‘Pro of the Year’ Felicia Stancil about her successful 2019. 

Episode 34:  Tory Nyhaug

In this special episode, Coffee Chatter catches up with 2x Olympian, Olympic finalist, Pan Am Games gold medalist, World Champ silver medalist and newly retired BMXer Tory Nyhaug! Hear about Tory’s decision to retire, and dive in depth into his career, growing up in BMX, his years racing elite, the mental side of his racing career, what he’s learned over the years and the struggles he’s been through and overcome. Friends also phone in to tell funny stories about Tory.

Episode 33:  Tyler Brown

 James and Tory catchup with the fastest track operator in the world, Chula Vista’s 2x UCI Masters World Champion Tyler Brown!  They chat with about being a track operator, how Tyler grew up in BMX, his career racing pro, his thoughts on sponsorship and the state of professional BMX now and when he was a AA Pro …

Episode 32:  Maris Strombergs

In this episode James and Tory catchup with 2x Olympic Gold Medalist Maris Strombergs! They chat about each of his Olympic experiences and hear his perspective, they discuss his mentality towards racing, what made him so successful, and what he’s up to now.  The GOAT of BMX Racing …

Episode 31:  Joris Daudet and Derek Betcher

In this episode James and Tory discuss the US Pro’s decision to pull out of day 2 in Sarasota due to weather.  Derek Betcher, who started a Facebook discussion about it, gives his opinion on the pull out.  They also chat to Joris Daudet to catchup and hear about his Worlds injury, recovery, how he felt in Sarasota, and his opinion on the Sarasota situation.  Plus ‘Story Time’ with Jason Carnes and the Berm Academy … beware!

Episode 30:  Sylvain Andre and Liam Phillips

James and Tory chat about the new Tokyo 2020 track and compare it to the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Olympic tracks. Story Time with Jason Carnes and the Berm Academy is back! Thave Sylvain Andre on to hear his opinion on the Tokyo track/tracks in general, and we also have Liam Phillips on to discuss his thoughts on the Tokyo track and how it compares to the last 3 Olympic tracks that he raced on.

Episode 29:  Kai and Saya Sakakibara

James and Tory catchup with Australian Olympic hopefuls and siblings in the sport, Kai and Saya Sakakibara! They chat about both their years, their thoughts on their performances, and then they get into how they got into BMX, growing up with BMX in Japan & Australia, their goals and the Olympics …

Episode 28:  Argentina Recap with Niek Kimmann and Rich Eames

James and Tory have Niek Kimmann and Rich Eames on set in Santiago Del Estero, Argentina. They talk about their trips, their experiences in SDE, Niek winning day 2 after struggling on day 1, his mindset, and his World Cup title.  They recap the weekends racing in-depth from both classes, chat about different riders/things, and share many laughs.

Episode 27:  Rock Hill Recap with Izaac Kennedy and Laura Smulders

James and Tory recap the weekend’s UCI BMX SX World Cup in Rock Hill. They talk about all things racing including their own experiences on the weekend.  They introduce our new segment and call Jason Carnes for “Story Time with Jason Carnes and the Berm Academy” and have an epic laugh at Jason’s story.  They also catchup with Izaac Kennedy and chat about his first SX podium, as well as chat with Laura Smulders about her 2 wins this past weekend and more!

Episode 26:  Mike Day

James and Tory catch-up with 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist, and all round fan favourite Mike Day! They chat about what Mike has been upto since he retired from BMX racing, his career, his 2008 Olympic trials preparation/Olympic preparation and his opinion on some different topics in BMX, and more … there’s always more!

Episode 25:  Lauren Reynolds

James and Tory catchup with 2x Australian BMX olympian, and multi-time World Cup podium finisher Lauren Reynolds! They chat about Lauren’s career, her move from Australia to the United States, challenges she’s faced racing around the world, growing up with BMX in Australia, her opinion on a few topics, her relationship with Alise and more!

Episode 24:  Anderson Souza

James and Tory catch up with 2018 World Champs Bronze Medalist, Pan Am Games silver medalist and all around nice guy Anderson Souza! They chat about his journey moving from Brazil to the USA, how he likes living and racing in the USA, his breakthrough performance at the world championships in Baku 2018, his thoughts on the current SX tracks and more! 

Episode 23:  Martijn Jaspers and Sam Willoughby

James and Tory catch up with the two coaches of the two 2019 BMX World Champions, Martijn Jaspers and Sam Willoughby. They chat to Martijn about how he’s coached Twan and chat to Sam about how he’s coached Alise. They also discuss coaching philosophies, their approach and more!

Episode 22:  Twan Van Gendt and Alise Willoughby – Post Worlds

James and Tory wrap-up all things the 2019 BMX World Championships and also chat with Alise and Twan about their respective Elite World championship titles

Episode 21:  Twan Van Gendt

James and Tory catchup with 2x Dutch BMX Olympian and 2x World Cup Winner Twan Van Gendt! They chat about Twan’s recent success in Europe, his decision to leave the dutch national team, his Olympic experiences and some funny stories with Tory. They also have David Graf on for a few minutes during the intro to talk about his recent Instagram post regarding the UEC in Lativa.