Masiguy Podcast #10- Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Spinergy team training camp, 2009 Taipei Cycle Show and more! (Sorry)

After another needlessly long delay, a new podcast is now ready for your listening pleasure (or torture).

Mostly, as always, I ramble and drone on… but the main topics are the Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Spinergy team training camp and the 2009 Taipei Cycle show. I also mention the economy, the bike industry and other things related to cycling and my goofy little life within it.

I somehow doubt I’ll be nominated for a podcast Grammy…

Me and Chad Thompson- team camp 2009

Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Spinergy 2009

Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Spinergy 2009

2009 Taipei Cycle Show

2009 Taipei Cycle Show

Velo pre-show party and presentation.

Velo pre-show party and presentation.

Stella Yu and myself- Taipei 2009

Stella Yu and myself- Taipei 2009

Listen here, or download here… and maybe you can find it on iTunes later too.



Masiguy Podcast #9- Potpourri of Wonderfulness

Well, after a 7 month break since the last podcast, I’m finally back… with apologies to all in advance. I wish I could say that I spent 7 months improving the “show”… but, well, no I didn’t.

Topics covered;

Recovery update

2008 NeverStop YangJin P Highway Challenge

Team Masi at 2008 NeverStop

Team Masi at 2008 NeverStop

Meeting with Taichung Mayor’s office and possible blending of the RideOn and Taichung Bike Week bicycle trade events

Health of the cycling industry during this terrible economy.

Footnote; I failed to mention in the podcast itself, when covering the economy relative to the industry, where I think sales will fall into place. It is my personal theory that low-end and high-end sales will still be solid, but it is the mid-range that will likely suffer. High-end consumers will still buy bikes because they will always still “treat” themselves. Maybe, rather than buying a new Escalade, that high-end consumer will choose to buy a bike instead… as an example. Lower priced consumers will always be around because they still want to save money even if gas is now cheaper. They are being stretched thin still by the weak economy. New consumers coming in to the market at the low-end should still continue to grow. It’s that mid-range guy- say the 105 to Ultegra level consume- who looks to be the most likely to be harder to find. In my opinion, this is the consumer most likely to say, “I can wait a bit longer” before making a purchase- if at all. So, me personally, I’m going to be watching this segment of my own business very carefully.

Ok… that’s it!

Listen here or download here. (Working on the iTunes thing still… )

Masiguy Podcast now on iTunes!

Hello all, just a short post to let you all know that the podcast is now available on iTunes… finally. Thanks to my podcasting hero David Bernstein of Fredcast and Spokesmen fame, I am now available as a download on iTunes. I’m still learning all the intricacies of it all… but I’m there now.

A new podcast will be up soon; I’m going to record a new one either today or tomorrow.

Thanks again for your patience and for listening.


Masiguy Podcast #8… the CRASH episode!

Thanks for waiting patiently for this latest episode, where I ramble my thanks to be alive and thanks to all the wonderful people who have offered their support to me after the worst crash of my life on April 29th.

I try my best to not lose it and cry again as I think of all my blessings… and manage to stay dry-eyed somehow… but I do ramble again- sorry.

Thanks again for the continued support and for all the patience between podcasts.


Listen here or download here (and yes, still working on iTunes too).

Masiguy Podcast #7.5- Comments and commentary from the Masiguy

Long time, no speak… sorry.

After a long hiatus and being very rusty, the podcast is back! Even though I ended up recording the show twice- because the first time I recorded the entire 30 minutes with the microphone on mute- it’s great to be back and I’ll try not to take so long to do it again. Promise.

Show notes;

Inferno is going to kick ass! (Check out page 28 of the April 2008 issues of ROAD for a team update.)

Jenna Shoemaker joins the Masi family as our first ever sponsored professional triathlete.

Jenna and Masiguy

Masidaughter rocks!

Masidaughter at Cabrillo

Heading off to Brand Camp- “This one time, at Brand Camp…”

April 12-13; BP/MS150- Houston to Austin

Taipei Show

Pricing pressures facing the bicycle industry.

Thank you for your patience- I hope it proves worth the wait for you.

Episode #7- 27:47

Listen here. Download here.

Masiguy Podcast #6- Bicycle Leadership Conference

Sorry for the delay between podcasts- it’s been a zoo, of course.

This show covers some of the BLC highlights for me;

  • Seeing friends
  • Hearing about the health of the industry
  • Learning about advocacy
  • Getting energized to do good

It was my first time at the BLC, but hopefully not my last. Looking forward to being a part of change.

Show links; (let me know if I forgot anything)

Thanks for listening and thanks for waiting so patiently between recordings.


Listen here- 23:09. Subscribe here.

Masiguy Podcast #5- Fresh Produce from Taiwan

Thanks for waiting for another installment of the insanity that is The Masiguy Podcast. This “episode” is a bit meatier at about 22min 37sec, so grab a cold one, or a hot one, or go sit on your trainer and ride a little.

This episode is a bit of a Taiwan wrap-up with notes on people, product and traveling.

Adult Product Group at Ritchey Components

Thanks for listening and see you again later in the week for Episode #6!


Listen here. Subscribe here.