The Sufferfest - Everybody Hurts Podcast Perry ap Gwynedd is a famed Welsh guitarist. He’s played with some high-profile acts, including Faithless and a nine-year stint with Natalie Imbruglia. Perhaps he’s best known by Sufferlandrians down under for his work with Australian electro-rock outfit Pendulum out of Perth, with whom he recorded and toured extensively. Perry is also an avid cyclist, a Welsh-language cycling commentator, and a proud Sufferlandrian. We talk to Perry about Suffering on the road, music, and how the bike can help keep you sane.
Apr 11, 2017
The Sufferfest Podcast: Everybody Hurts Katie Kelly is an Australian triathlete who was diagnosed in her mid-20s with a degenerative disease known as Usher syndrome, which affects both hearing and vision. Declared legally blind in 2015 just a few months shy of her 40th birthday, Kelly contacted the Australian Paralympic Committee regarding her eligibility to compete in paratriathlon as a vision impaired paratriathlete. In the short time since she joined the elite ranks she’s garnered an impressive palmares, including gold medals at the 2015 ITU World Championships and most recently in the 2016 Rio Paralympics. We talk to Katie about the path she took on her way to gold in Rio, and what the future holds.
Mar 22, 2017
The Sufferfest Podcast: Everybody Hurts The 2017 Tour of Sufferlandria took place Feb 4-12. Many amazing stories came out of this year's Tour, but we're going to focus on three in particular: 1) Ethan Perlyn, an 8-year old from Miami, Florida, is the youngest person to ever complete the Tour. He also became the most prolific fundraiser, raising over $11,000 for the Davis Phinney Foundation. 2) Carol Bassett, an active member of the Sufferlandrian community, injured her shoulder shortly before the Tour. Despite being in a sling, Carol decided to ride anyway. Calling herself the One-Armed Bandit, Carol posted daily videos of herself completing the stages with her arm in a sling. 3) Simon Andrew is not only a Sufferlandrian, but an avid Medieval re-enactor. He decided to add an addition element to this year's Tour, completing each stage in full Medieval plate armour. His daily videos, where he tied each stage to a particular battle in the 100-Years War, showed that you don't have to be a knight to do the seemingly impossible.
Mar 8, 2017
The Sufferfest - Everybody Hurts The small African country of Lesotho struggles with endemic poverty and a lack of opportunity for its 2 million people. It's the last place you would expect to find aspiring cyclists, much less a world-class mountain bike team. But The Sufferfest African Dream Team is all about shattering expectations. We talk to team director Mark West and racers Likeleli Masitise, Malefetsane Lesofe, and Bakang Ebudilwe about the challenges and triumphs of competing at the highest levels of the sport.
Mar 2, 2017
The Sufferfest - Everybody Hurts EP 8: "Every Victory Counts" w/ Davis Phinney and Connie Carpenter-Phinney Davis Phinney and Connie Carpenter-Phinney defined American cycling during the 80's and 90's: he as a dominant sprinter for the breakout American 7-11 squad where he became the second American ever to win a stage of the Tour de France, and she as the first Olympic gold medalist in the women's road race (among other notable wins). In 1999 Davis was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, a degenerative disorder of the nervous system. In 2004 Davis and Connie founded the Davis Phinney Foundation to help improve the lives of those affected by Parkinson's. We talk to Davis and Connie about Suffering on the bike, re-defining victory, and living in the moment.
Feb 16, 2017
The Sufferfest - Everybody Hurts EP 7: "Col-blooded" w/ Mike Cotty If you’ve spent any time at all in Sufferlandria, you know the name Mike Cotty. Endurance cyclist, hardman extraordinaire, and all-around badass, he’s also the man behind the Col Collective—inspiring and educating cyclists while riding some of the most beautiful climbs in the world. You could probably draw his butt from memory. Mike and his crew provide much of the footage for the descents you’re treated to during those all-too-brief rest periods in some of the Sufferfest videos. We talk to Mike about going deep, Suffering, and never sitting down.
Feb 1, 2017
The Sufferfest - Everybody Hurts EP 6: "Suffer On" w/ Sir Evan Siddall Like most Sufferlandrians, Sir Evan faces the daily challenge of trying to juggle professional and family obligations while still finding time to get on the bike. But Sir Evan also faces another challenge. In 2014 he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. We talk to Sir Evan about life after his diagnosis, his relationship with the bike, and his new role on the board of the Davis Phinney Foundation.
Jan 30, 2017
The Sufferfest - Everybody Hurts EP 5: "Knight and Dame" w/ Liz Johns, the first woman to complete The Sufferfest Knighthood History is filled with impressive firsts. People who have defied the odds, blazed their own trail, and gone where no one had dared before. There's Annie Edson Taylor, the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel; Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic; and our guest, Dame Liz Johns: the first woman to complete 10 Sufferfest videos back-to-back to become a Knight of Sufferlandria. We talk to Liz about defying expectations, going outside of your comfort zone, and becoming more than you ever thought possible. Today's episode brought to you by, Dame Liz's Pain Shakes: The Best Dame Pain Shakes in Sufferlandria.
Jan 25, 2017
On a very special episode of Everybody Hurts, we talk with David McQuillen, Assistant Race Director for the 2017 Tour of Sufferlandria. David opens a window into the twisted mind of renowned Architect of Agony, Grunter von Agony, uncovering the inspiration for this year's parcourse and giving riders some words of warning about which stages shouldn't be trifled with. Today's episode sponsored by Thomson Bike Tours, Wahoo Fitness, and Wattbike.
Jan 17, 2017
The Sufferfest - Everybody Hurts Ep 3: "Flab-bergasted" w/ Richard Bye of FLAB Perhaps no one has done more to challenge the stereotypes about what a cyclist looks like and open the sport up to a broader demographic than Richard Bye. In 2013, frustrated with the lack of clothing options for cyclists who weren’t whippet thin, Richard together with his wife Lynne, started a performance cycling apparel company called Fat Lad at the Back, or FLAB. We talk to Richard about challenging stereotypes and how to get more people on bikes.
Jan 9, 2017