Episode #16 - Dr. Alan Betts - Atomospheric Reasearcher and Climate Change expert

Dr. Alan Betts is an Atmospheric Researcher and Vermont's leading Climate Scientist. In the late 1970s, he moved to Vermont, and for over 40 years he has continued his research on regional and global weather and climate. He has worked with scientists and institutions in the US and around the world; and on many national and international research projects.

Episode #10 - Rasputitsa Gravel Race founders Anthony Moccia and Heidi Myers

Episode #10 - Rasputitsa Gravel Race founders Anthony Moccia and Heidi Myers

Rasputitsa means Mud Season in Russian.  It is also the name of a ridiculously fun and tough gravel bicycle race that happens during, you guessed it, mud season in the NEK of VT.  Since its launch, the race has grown its participation by a huge amount and has donated thousands to charitable causes. It’s been named “Best Cycling Event in the Northeast” by Competitor Magazine and listed in “7 Challenging, Fun Spring Classics to Ride” by Bicycling Magazine.

Episode #8 - Ted King - Co-Owner Untapped Maple

Episode #8 - Ted King - Co-Owner Untapped Maple

Ted King is a retired professional bicycle racer who recently moved to Vermont.  Teds love for using maple syrup as a race fuel led him to co-found “Untapped”, a company that started putting it into single serving containers like gel packets.  Ted also hosts the “King of the Ride” podcast, which deals with all things bikes and business.  Since retiring Ted has been a tireless advocate of all things to do with bicycling. 

Episode #3 - John Worth - Founder of the Kingdom Trails (KT series #2)

Episode #3 - John Worth - Founder of the Kingdom Trails (KT series #2)

In this episode I speak with John Worth.  John is the co-owner of the East Burke Sports, the Burke Mountain Ski Patrol Director and the founder of the Kingdom Trails.  John and I talk about how the KT system started, how it has changed and what is needed for balanced future growth.

This is an episode that I almost didn’t release.  Being new to the podcasting game, I am still learning.  A few things happened prior and during the interview that completely threw me off my game.  

Episode #2 - Knight Ide (Kingdom Trails Series #1)

Episode #2 - Knight Ide (Kingdom Trails Series #1)

Knight is a stonemason, a trail builder, and a damn good MTB rider.   His business creativity, love of riding and sense of community have allowed him to create a life that is fully submerged in the riding lifestyle.  Knight talks about his love of jumping and how he became involved with trail building. We also discuss his several businesses which all are tied to riding bikes. 

Episode #1 - Andy Weinberg - Owner of The Endurance Society

Episode #1 - Andy Weinberg - Owner of The Endurance Society

Andy Weinberg lives to help people realize what they are truly capable of.  His company, The Endurance Society, puts on challenging races for runners, skiers and bikers.  These are not typical races, and include a snowshoe marathon, a 10-day Ultrarunning event with distances of 8k to 888k (551 miles!!!!) and a death race style event that the details are kept secret.  An endurance athlete himself, Andy has participated in 100 mile running races, long distance swimming events, and even a quintuple iron man distance triathlon (12 miles swim/560 mile bike/131 mile run).  

Episode #0 - Introducing the Vermont Outdoors Podcast

Episode #0 - Introducing the Vermont Outdoors Podcast

Last year I moved back to Vermont for the third time in my life for what I call “semi-retirement”.  My business (National Powersports Distributors) is run by an incredible team and my involvement is no longer needed on a daily basis.  My wife Amy and I always knew that we would move back to Vermont, and we chose the North East Kingdom (NEK) partly because of the amazing Kingdom Trails. It’s not only the trails that are awesome here, the people are too.