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Ride along with one couple as they prepare a rookie ultra-cyclist for the world’s toughest bike race.


Natchez Trace 444 and Some Nifty Guitar
Oct 9 • 33 min
The 2020 in real life Natchez Trace 444 is in the books! Supported by Team Z crew members Caryn Capriccioso and Steve Zwetsch, Rick completed the 442 miles from Nashville, TN to Natchez, MS in just a skoche over 32 hours – qualifying for Race Across…
Dave Brillhart, Data Fields, DaveAde and The 444
Sep 25 • 58 min
We’re thrilled to have a chance to visit with ultra-cyclist, master of all things stats and data, cycling cocktail creator and frankly one of the most helpful and friendly people I’ve met along my relatively short ultra-cycling journey…Mr. Dave…
George Thomas Interview
Sep 7 • 49 min
Listen in as we visit with long time, experienced and accomplished ultra-cyclist and skier/ski instructor, ultra-cycling race director (including Natchez Trace 444), the voice of RAAM, RAAM Hall of Fame Inductee and a whole lot more…Mr. George…
Fun With(out) Helmets, NT444 Prep and Feedback
Aug 18 • 42 min
As we publish, there are a few hours short of 43 days till we head for Nashville, TN and the start of Natchez Trace 444. Lots to start thinking about including my first race with a follow van, two new crew members who will be flying in from CA and TX,…
Dex Tooke and some “Unfinished Business”
Aug 5 • 42 min
In this episode, Rick talks with long time, experienced and accomplished ultra-cyclist and beloved friend to many, many people in the ultra-cycling community – Mr. Dex Tooke! Listen in as Dex shares how he got into ultra-cycling, his first attempt…
Welcome to Season 2!
Jul 23 • 21 min
In this preview, Rick and Caryn think through where the podcast will head in Season 2. What races are on the agenda heading to Race Across the West in June 2021. Possible guests leading up to Natchez Trace 444 in October? New Web site address: And…
VRAW Debrief: What Worked, What Would We Change?
Jul 7 • 33 min
In the Season One finale, Rick and Caryn debrief Rick’s successful VRAW attempt. Using a model carried over from their work, they talk through what happened, what worked, what they’d change and who there is to appreciate in getting Rick across the…
VRAW Time-lapse: A real-time race report
Jun 23 • 57 min
Per listener request, listen in as Rick’s virtual Race Across the West, or VRAW, race unfolds in this time-lapse episode. From moments before the start through to the race finish celebration, and including a morning-after update, this episode is a…
A Look into Rick’s Plan for the First Ever vRAW
Jun 9 • 36 min
We’re publishing this episode on June 9th – a week before the start of the first ever virtual Race Across the West (vRAW) and virtual Race Across America (vRAAM). While there’s a lot to do to get ready, not nearly like what we and the crew would…
It’s a Rick & Rick Extravaganza!
May 29 • 53 min
Join Rick Z. and the Executive Director of the World’s Toughest Bicycle Race Mr. Rick Boethling as they talk about all things RAW and RAAM in real life and vRAW and vRAAM starting on June 16th. Just because RAW and RAAM have been cancelled for 2020…
Countdown to VRAAM/VRAW/the60 Continues – Get the Latest from Anthony Gordon
May 15 • 24 min
Join Rick and Anthony Gordon for our “Quick Release” episode with all the latest updates on the development, launch and start of America’s Toughest Virtual Bike Race! Entries open on Monday, May 18th and Anthony and the FulGaz team are hard at…
Michael Davies-Hughes: On what it takes to (almost) finish RAAM
May 13 • 69 min
Welcome to the podcast, Michael Davies-Hughes. Our most quotable guest to date, Michael and Rick talk about how Michael caught the ultra-cycling bug and what drove him to give Race Across America a try. Spoiler alert – Michael didn’t quite finish…
Anthony Gordon: The ultimate RAAM/RAW pivot – going online!
Apr 30 • 61 min
When life gives you lemons, make a virtual 3,000+ mile bike race out of thin air! As you know by now, the 2020 Race Across America and Race Across the West have been cancelled due to our shared global pandemic, which got Anthony Gordon thinking… As…
Jo Schaalman: Fueling cross-country cycling through conscious nutrition
Apr 23 • 54 min
On this episode, we are thrilled to welcome Boulder, Colorado-based Jo Schaalman, co-founder of The Conscious Company and co-author of The Conscious Cleanse. Jo and Rick talk about Jo’s history as a college athlete and cross-country cyclist and how…
Plot Twist: When your focus shifts forward an entire year
Apr 14 • 26 min
We suspected it was coming—and are confident the decision is the right one—yet somehow it was still a rough moment when we got the final word that the 2020 Race Across the West and Race Across America were cancelled. In this Quick Release episode,…
Bugs & Bones: Shifting focus to meet a changing reality
Mar 26 • 23 min
It’s been over three weeks since our last episode and when you listen, you’ll see why. Of course, we’re right there alongside all of you scrambling to make things work during this unprecedented time of COVID-19. As Rick’s crew chief, Steve…
How YOU Doin’? 3.5 Months to RAW Check-In
Mar 3 • 50 min
With just over 100 days until Race Across the West, Rick and Caryn check in on Rick’s training, crew, fundraising and race prep. What are we focused on? What’s on our minds? And, why are we so tired?! Then in our second segment – driven by…
Dr. Vince Marcel and the Infinity Bike Seat
Feb 18 • 70 min
What does a chiropractor, inventor and life-long cyclist do when he finds himself with some extra time on his hands? He creates a new bike seat, of course. Join Rick and Dr. Vince Marcel as they discuss the process that led to the development of the…
Money, It’s for Gas: Let’s talk budget and fundraising
Feb 4 • 29 min
The #1 question we’re asked about this journey is, “how can I help?” Our community is coming through big-time with offers to support training, follow-vehicle practice and crewing for Race Across the West, as well as offers to donate. Until now,…
Quick Release – Terms & Definitions
Jan 28 • 21 min
Join us for the first of our shorter, more concise episodes where we get laser focused on one subject! As we’ve been recording each episode, thinking about future episodes and well just talking about this stuff amongst ourselves and with others we…
Inside the Crew Experience - Race Across the West
Jan 21 • 66 min
Last time we talked with Jen Orr about her experiences riding Race Across the West. Now listen in as Caryn picks the brain of three-time RAW crew member, Brandy Ingels. Brandy served on the crew for her husband, Jason Ingels’ three RAW attempts,…
Jen Orr: Success in Ultra-Cycling
Jan 7 • 54 min
Jen Orr is an accomplished triathlete turned ultra-cyclist. She made the switch with a bang taking first place overall (female) solo and setting a course record at the 2018 6-12-24 Hour World Time Trial Championships and leading the way to first place…
Marko Baloh: Ultra-Cycling Legend and Coach
Dec 17, 2019 • 64 min
In this special, extended episode, Rick talks to his coach and ultra-cycling legend, Marko Baloh. They chat about Marko’s storied cycling and coaching career, how he decided to take on Rick (a 60+, rookie ultra-cyclist) as a client, his hopes/expectations…
Rick Qualified, Now What?
Dec 3, 2019 • 34 min
Now that Rick is freshly qualified for Race Across America, and plans to race it in June of 2021, how will he spend the next year and a half? Caryn and Rick will talk through his big picture plans for 2020 including races, training, planning and raising…
A Crew Perspective, Texas Time Trials Race Report Part II
Nov 21, 2019 • 40 min
While Rick’s on the course turning his pedals, the crew is working behind the scenes to make sure everything’s on track, anticipating Rick’s needs and trying to take care of our own. In this episode, we’ll share Caryn’s race report, and talk with…
Did He Do it? Texas Time Trials Race Report
Nov 14, 2019 • 40 min
As we make our way back to our home in Colorado, we’ll let you in on how the race went and whether Rick qualified for Race Across America. No spoiler alerts here. You’ll need to listen and find out the answer as Rick and Caryn chat along the course, in…
Texas Time Trials Here We Come!
Oct 25, 2019 • 37 min
On today’s episode, Rick and Caryn are en route to and getting ready for the Texas Time Trials where Rick will attempt to ride 503 miles in 48 hours to qualify for Race Across America. Caryn will be joined by our friend and first time crew member, Dan…
Getting to Know Us
Oct 23, 2019 • 23 min
Welcome to our podcast focused on our experiences as a couple working together to get Rick across the finish line of Race Across America in 2021. In this episode we set the stage for the podcasts to come by introducing you to us: Rick Zwetsch, a…