Coffee Chatter on Fifteen | Episodes 61-80
Coffee Chatter on Fifteen | Episodes 61-80
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Episode 80: Grands Preview with Alex Tougas
This week James and Tory break down how they think the big 3 are going to fair, who they think will be the contenders for the title, and who they think you should keep an eye on as an dark-horse to be battling in the final! Also, they discussed how they think racing will go with it being a unique year where everyone can win the title, and also break down the new updates to the 2021 USA BMX Pro series.
Episode 79: LIVE with the James & Tory Radio Show
On the radio show this week James and Tory chat with Niek Kimmann to hear about his decision to move to the UCI center in Switzerland, they narrow down the top 3 riders for GOAT talk in there respective divisions, give their thoughts on what percentage of athletes in the Olympics are saucing, and chat with some callers!
Episode 78: Greg Romero
James and Tory catch up with 3x Olympic BMX coach, Greg Romero! Greg has coached racers such as Corben Sharrah, David Herman, as well as Mike Day and Jill Kintner to Olympic Medals in 2008, so he has a vast amount of knowledge to share with everyone. They chat with Coach G about how he got started in coaching, where he learned the techniques he uses with his atheltes, the mental side of the game that he strives to help his atheltes with and much more!
Episode 77: LIVE with the James & Tory Radio Show
BMX Grand Slam? On the radio show this week James and Tory chat about the up coming USA BMX Grand Nationals and give thier thoughts on the recently released track map, discuss AMV’s post about Junior girls not being allowed to race the Woman Pro class at Grands, they chat about who they think is the GOAT of BMX racing, and created history by officially naming what is the Grand Slam of BMX Racing?!
Episode 76: Sylvain Andre
In episode 70 Sylvain André joins James and Tory on the chatter. Coming off his second French national championship win in a row, they chat about how the race day went for him and his mentality during it, they dive into his brain to dissect what makes him such a fierce racer and the mindset behind that, how the French team operates when it comes to qualifying for the Olympic games, and much more!
Episode 75: LIVE with the James & Tory Radio Show
On the radio show this week James and Tory rope in your favourite pro’s favourite pro, Nic Long, to talk about his birthday trails jam that went down last week, they look back at the Dutch national champs from last weekend, give their thoughts and opinions on the new Papendal track design, plus their predictions for this weekends French national champs.
Episode 74: Tony Hoffman
This week James and Tory have the pleasure of having Tony Hoffman come on to chat! Tony is a former BMX racer and Olympic BMX coach now speaking publicly around the world, inspiring others with his story, and educating people through the lessons he’s learned and the hardships he’s gone through. The way Tony shares his story and inspires others is truly amazing, we hope you all enjoy this episode!
Episode 73: LIVE with the James & Tory Radio Show
This week on the radio show James and Tory have a multitude of guests join the show! They chat with Tory’s golf swing coach and PGA professional, Max Cohen, catch up with the 2x Olympic Gold medalist, Maris Srombergs. David Graf sends in a voicemail to respond to some false comments made about him on the previous Radio show, and Pete Dylewski comes on after to help clear the air!
Episode 72: Josh Meyers
This week James and Tory caught up with the Florida kid, Josh Meyers! They chat with Josh about all things BMX from growing up racing both NBL and ABA, turning pro and racing World Cup events, how he started riding for Answer BMX/SSquared Bicycles, competing at the 2012 Olympic trials, being a father, and lots of fun BS in between!
Episode 71: LIVE with the James & Tory Radio Show
This week on the radio show James and Tory chat to Tre Whyte about his latest Instagram post saying he’s off the GB program, they discus the cancellation of the last World Cup round in Rock Hill, catch up with the newly crowned World Cup Champion, Connor Fields, and ranted about how Bmx Racers always get asked about doing tricks and never get the recognition they deserve for being the racers they are!
Episode 70: Donny Robinson
This week James and Tory catch up with the 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist and 2009 World Champion, Donny Robinson. They chat about his work with the BMX Racing League which he co-founded, the concussions he has had to deal with throughout this career, his 2008 Olympic Games experience, his solo trip to Australia to win the World Championships in 2009 and much, much more!
Episode 69: LIVE with the James & Tory Radio Show
This week James and Tory chat about box jumps on the track and if they could have a place if done right, the benefits and differences of riding smaller tracks vs SX tracks, the positives and negatives of implementing B Finals into Bmx racing, the race that went down in France last weekend, the Euro round going down in Verona next weekend, as well as the live callers!
Episode 68: Kam Larsen
This week James and Tory catch up with one of the young hot American pros of today, Kam Larsen. They chat with Kam about coming up through the amateur ranks, moving up to ‘A pro’ and then jumping up into the ‘AA pro’ class and World Cup tour. He also talks about how the transition was for him and what it may look like in the the near future. They also chat about sponsorship and the state of the industry, how it has changed recently, and what it may look like moving forward.
Episode 67: Federico Villegas
In this weeks episode James and Tory catchup with Federico Villegas! Freddy is one of Argentina’s top guys, Pan Am Games bronze medalist, and Olympic hopeful. They chat about a bunch of different things including how Freddy got into BMX in Argentina, what its like racing in America, travelling the world with the national team, as well as some funny stories.
Episode 66: LIVE with the James & Tory Radio Show
Zap straps or Zip ties? This week James and Tory get their first review from the social media guy, Sylvain Andre. They talk about whats best for a young racer from Canada wanting to develop and improve, their weekend coaching in Edmonton, cold call friend of the show Niek Kimmann, take calls from friends, and most importantly, discussed whether or not they’re called Zip ties or Zap straps!
Episode 65: Thomas Allier
In this weeks episode James and Tory have Thomas Allier on the show to talk all things BMX and his career! Thomas is one of the legends of the sport and greatest to ever do it. They chatted with him about his first world title in 1998, his move to the US and joining ‘The Firm’ in the process, winning his second World title in 2000, how the sport changed and evolved through the 2000’s and his experience at the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing!
Episode 63: Arielle Martin
In this weeks episode James and Tory catchup with Arielle Martin! Arielle has a fascinating story from turning pro at 15 years old, racing on the US national team, becoming the first US woman to win a world cup, making the 2012 Olympic team, and then getting hurt the day before flying out to the Olympics. Arielle is open and candid about her experiences, good and bad, and tells her story exactly how it happened and how she felt.
Episode 62: Robert de Wilde
In this weeks episode James and Tory have BMX legend and 1999 World Champion, Robert de Wilde, on the show with us. They discuss all things Afro Bob from growing up racing in The Netherlands, to his decision to turn pro and move to the USA to race full time on one of the most iconic teams in the sport, his World Championship win in 1999, adapting to the sport as it evolved into BMX SX as we know today, his run to the 2008 Olympic games, dealing with the injuries he had along the way, and so much more!
Episode 61: Connor Fields & Alise Willoughby
In this show James and Tory discuss USABMX’s big announcement about having the pro title decided at the Grands as a 1 day winner take all race. They chat with the USABMX Pro Champs Connor Fields and Alise Willoughby and see what they think about the situation, how they’re doing right now, and what their mindset will be like heading into the grands this fall, with possibly not racing before that…