Bike for Life Stories 

 The podcast about cycling adventures from around the world 

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Epic races. Awesome products. Monster climbs. Spectacular triumphs. Crushing defeats. Daunting challenges. 

In Bike for Life Stories, journalist and bestselling author Roy M. Wallack takes you to Costa Rica, Hawaii, Paris-Roubaix, the High Sierra and around the world on the wild 30-year adventure of an ordinary cyclist capturing extraordinary moments. As Roy and guest writers narrate their best stories in the coming weeks, listen in at the links below — and enjoy the ride.

LA RUTA DE LOS CONQUISTADORES:

Why this Costa Rican killer is the world's hardest mountain bike race.

2001  Men's Fitness  

https://bikeforlifestories.podbean.com/e/la-ruta-broken-legs-blurred-vision-chapter-1/

https://bikeforlifestories.podbean.com/e/la-ruta-chapter-2/

GO TO HAWAII & CLIMB YOUR BRAINS OUT: 

Surviving 13,796-ft. Mauna Kea, the steepest, highest, sea-to-summit climb on Earth.

2011  Bike for Life

https://bikeforlifestories.podbean.com/e/go-to-hawaii-%e2%80%94-and-climb-your-brains-out/

 

SHEDDING TEARS AT PARIS-ROUBAIX:

What it's like to ride the world's most jarring race

2005  Competitor

https://bikeforlifestories.podbean.com/e/shedding-tears-at-paris-roubaix/

ONLY IF YOU DARE: Combine the snowbound Sierras with a fat bike and ... all hell breaks loose!

2017  Los Angeles Times

https://bikeforlifestories.podbean.com/e/only-if-you-dare-sierra-snowbound-on-a-fat-bike/

REVELATION ON THE C&O CANAL:

Father and son reverse roles on this amazing, car-free, 335-mile route from DC to Pittsburgh.

2016  Adventure Cyclist 

https://bikeforlifestories.podbean.com/e/revelation-on-the-c-o-canal/

 

MY FRIEND RUSSELL:

Russ Allen, the longest-lived member of the 1932 U.S. Olympic cycling team, was a gambler, a super-star 6-day racer and the world's greatest 93-year-old tandem partner

2006  Bike for Life

https://bikeforlifestories.podbean.com/e/my-friend-russell/

 

Coming soon: 

THE HEAVYWEIGHT HILLSLAYER & CO. CONQUER THE CALIFORNIA COAST:

Non-cyclists struggle through the iconic 500-mile route for the Arthritis Foundation

2019  Los Angeles Times

SHE WAS EVERYTHING TO ME:

I loved the Rock 'n Road Tour-- then I cheated on her.

1994  Bicycle Guide

     

ROLLING IN AGONY & ECSTASY:

Krampin' Kennedy's in a bind on the ride to Shangri-La.

2005  Los Angeles Times

     

Please check back often as we put up more stories from Roy and other cycling writers.

Got a good bike-related story to tell?  Let us know at roywallack@aol.com

 
 
 

Contact Us

Roy M. Wallack
Orange County, CA
roywallack@aol.com
949-237-8679

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