Coffee Chatter on Fifteen | Episodes 61+
Coffee Chatter on Fifteen | Episodes 61+
Episodes 61 and above are available below …
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Episode 81: Justin Wahl
In episode 81 James and Tory are joined by the man behind USA BMX’s social media, Justin Wahl. They chat with Justin about his role at USA BMX and what it entails, how he got into the position, and what he plans to do with it moving forward. They also discuss the possibility of having pre and post-race press conferences at USA BMX events, and have a debate about what events classify as ‘Majors’ in our sport and how it effects The BMX Grand Slam.
Chatter TV: Ep. 6 Carolina Nationals Rock Hill
Behind the scenes with James Palmer at the USA BMX Carolina Nationals in Rock Hill …
Episode 79: Payton Ridenour
In episode 79 James and Tory are joined by pump track World Champion Payton Ridenour! They ask Payton what it’s been like making the transition from Junior to Elite, her pump track world title, her views on BMX, what she likes to do in her spare time, her goals in BMX and more!
Chatter TV: Ep. 5 Circle City Nationals
Behind the scenes with James Palmer at the USA BMX Circle City Nationals in Dothan, Alabama …
Episode 78: Steven Cisar
In episode 78 James and Tory catch up with 2008 World Championship Silver Medalist and all around legend of the sport Steven Cisar! They chat with Steven about his rise through the amateur ranks, his BMX and motocross background, his first years in Elite, his 2008 World Championships silver medal, being part of the generation that started racing BMX SX, and the 2008 US Olympic Trails. Ceez also talks about his struggle with addiction and the lowest points in his life, the experiences he went through, and how he overcame it and came back to racing BMX at the highest level. Incredible human-being and incredible story, you will enjoy this one!
Episode 77: Amanda Carr
In episode 77 James and Tory catch up with Thai Olympian Amanda Carr! Amanda chats about her retirement, everything that went down with Thai cycling, how she was unfairly treated, what led to her decision to ride for Thailand instead of the US, life as a track operator, her opinions and more! This is a really eye opening story about her journey with Thai cycling.
Episode 76: Cam Wood
In episode 76 James and Tory discuss Tory’s big mountain bike ride that floored him and James’ temporary move to Florida with the boys for a training camp. They then catch-up with the winner of day 2 in Phoenix Cam Wood! They chat about his weekend in Phoenix, his first big elite win, training with Sam Willoughby, growing up in Montana then moving to Arizona, his generation coming up and being competitive in the Elite class right away, his mindset at the races and more!
Episode 75: Jelle Van Gorkom
James and Tory joined by Olympic silver medalist and world cup winner Jelle Van Gorkom! They chat about his amateur career and winning multiple world titles, his early years on the Dutch national team, what it was like being on the team and being coached by Bas, how he came back from a very serious injury to win the Papendal World Cup in 2013, his Olympic experiences, and his 2016 Olympic silver medal.
Episode 74: Felicia Stancil
This week James and Tory chat with Felicia Stancil about the recent news that she’ll be joining SSquared Bicycles and Answer BMX in 2021. They also chat with Felicia about her great performance at the Grands just a few weeks ago and how she prepared for it, what it’s been like working with her coach Sean Dwight, her experience attending University while still racing BMX, and her plans for next year and beyond!
Episode 73: Grands Recap
This week James and Tory recap the 2020 USA BMX Grands Pro Spectacular! They breakdown all the excitment including Alise’s first turn move to win her the Women’s Pro title, Riley’s dominating performance in the A Pro Class, the exciting three way battle in the Vet Pro Class, and Connor’s impressive ride to win his third USA BMX No. 1 Pro title!
Episode 72: 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 71: 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 70: 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 69: 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 68: 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 67: 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 66: 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 65: 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 64: 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…