On the Pegs: Motorcycle Trials World Radio – Show #01

Today we’re launching a new podcast here at the TTC. We’re calling it:

On the Pegs: Motorcycle Trials World Radio
A podcast featuring news from the world of motorcycle trials,
produced by the Trials Training Center

The podcast has its own domain name, OnThePegs.net and for now, that redirects to an On the Pegs webpage here on the TTC site. (Essentially, that’s an About page for the show, where we’ll also archive links to each episode.)

I’m the host and producer for the show, and Dan Brown is the managing editor. We were both selected after a long and rigorous interview process, marred somewhat by protracted contract negotiations with the TTC. heh.

Our first sponsors are: Gas Gas USA, Ryan Young Products, and Trials Competition Newspaper. We’re dang grateful to Dale Malesek, Brad Baumert, and Shan Moore for their support.

You can subscribe to the show’s RSS feed with your favorite podcatching tool. (We’ll soon have a one-click iTunes link, too). You can also subscribe to the show’s email alerts so you’ll be notified via email as soon as we’ve published a new show/episode. You’ll be able to download the MP3 of each show manually, or just listen by clicking the Flash audio player in the weblog post for each episode.

We want your feedback… and ideas for what you’d like to us cover in future shows. You can submit an audio comment for us to consider using on the show. (You need a computer equipped with a microphone for that.) You can email us via the TTC Contact Us page. Or you can attach a comment to the blog post for the show.

Click play to listen. 42 minutes. Or download the MP3. Or subscribe to the RSS feed.

Time segments (drag the slider): Intro: 0:00-3:45; News: 3:45-23:40; local club (UMTA): 23:40-34:00; Laia Sanz interview: 34:00-40:30; close: 40:30-42:00.

Shownotes for Episode #01, Dec. 29th, 2006

Our first episode of On the Pegs includes three main segments:

  1. Trials news roundup with Dan and I chatting about the US Pros (men and women); the new NATC 125 youth expert class; and changes with World Pro riders
  2. A feature on a local trials club, the Upper Midwest Trials Association (UMTA – my home club) including my interview with new club president Marc Redman

  3. Dan’s interview with Women’s World Champion Laia Sanz. (The audio was taken from this video interview, which we used courtesy of Doug Farrar at RockStep Creative.