The Pinkbike Racing Podcast: Episode 3 - The Fort William World Cup Post-Race Wrap-Up

May 24, 2022
by Henry Quinney  

May 24th, 2022

Henry and Ben Cathro take you behind the scenes at the Fort William World Cup race.

Join Ben Cathro and me on another episode of the Pinkbike Racing Podcast. This week, the team riders took part in a brutally wet Fort William World Cup and came out with some results to make it all worthwhile.

This week, we talk about the logistics of running a team, why on earth the junior categories aren't televised, as well as the brooding overall battle between Jordan William and Jackson Goldstone, plus the results from the weekend.

Previous Pinkbike Podcasts
Episode 1 - Why Are Bikes So Expensive?
Episode 2 - Where the Hell is the Grim Donut?
Episode 3 - Pond Beaver Tech
Episode 4 - Why is Every Bike a Trail Bike?
Episode 5 - Can You Trust Bike Reviews?
Episode 6 - Over Biked Or Under Biked?
Episode 7 - Wild Project Bikes
Episode 8 - Do We Need an Even Larger Wheel Size?
Episode 9 - Why Are We Doing a Cross-Country Field Test?
Episode 10 - Getting Nerdy About Bike Setup
Episode 11 - Are We Going Racing This Year?
Episode 12 - What's the Future of Bike Shops?
Episode 13 - Are Bikes Too Regular Now?
Episode 14 - What Bikes Would Pinkbike Editors Buy?
Episode 15 - What's Holding Mountain Biking Back?
Episode 16 - Who's Your Mountain Biking Hero?
Episode 17 - XC Field Test Insider
Episode 18 - Electronics on your Mountain Bike: Good or Bad?
Episode 19 - The Hardtail Episode
Episode 20 - MTB Conspiracy Theories
Episode 21 - Stuff We Were Wrong About
Episode 22 - Does Your Riding Style Match Your Personality?
Episode 23 - Grim Donut 2 is Live!
Episode 24 - Why Even Buy a DH Bike?
Episode 25 - Fall Field Test Preview
Episode 26 - The Three Most Important Mountain Bikes
Episode 27 - The World Champs Special
Episode 28 - All About Women's Bikes
Episode 29 - Freeride or Die
Episode 30 - Would You Rather?
Episode 31 - Wet Weather Riding Tips & Tricks
Episode 32 - What Needs to Change in the Bike Industry?
Episode 33 - Behind the Scenes at Pinkbike Academy
Episode 34 - Grilling Levy About Field Test Trail Bikes (and His Bonspiel)
Episode 35 - Story Time - Stranger Than Fiction
Episode 36 - Grilling Kazimer about Field Test Enduro Bikes
Episode 37 - The 2020 Privateer Season with Ben Cathro
Episode 38 - Editors Defend Their 2020 Best-Of Picks
Episode 39 - Predicting the Future of Mountain Biking
Episode 40 - The Pinkbike Awards!
Episode 41 - Racing Rumours and Team Changes
Episode 42 - Mountain Biking's Guilty Pleasures
Episode 43 - Dangerholm's Wildest Custom Mountain Bikes
Episode 44 - Mountain Bike Suspension Decoded
Episode 45 - What Makes a Good Riding Buddy
Episode 46 - The RockShox Zeb vs Fox 38 Deep Dive
Episode 47 - High Pivot Bikes: The Good, The Bad, and The Why?
Episode 48 - Rides That Went Horribly Wrong... & Why That Made Them So Good
Episode 49 - What's the Best DH Bike?
Episode 50 - Are Bikes Actually Getting Less Expensive? (Value Bike Field Test Preview)
Episode 51 - Should MTB Media Post Spy Shots?
Episode 52 - Our Most Embarrassing MTB Moments
Episode 53 - Should Climbers Still Have the Right of Way?
Episode 54 - Best and Worst MTB Product Marketing
Episode 55 - Big Dumb Rides & Staying Motivated
Episode 56 - What Were the Most Important Inventions in Mountain Biking?
Episode 57 - What Were the Best (and Worst) Trends in Mountain Biking?
Episode 58 - Debunking Mountain Biking's Biggest Myths
Episode 59 - Value Bike Field Trip Surprises & Spoilers
Episode 60 - What Kind of Mountain Biker Do You Want to Be?
Episode 61 - Athlete Pay, Lycra, Equality and More from the State of the Sport Survey
Episode 62 - Editor Preferences and Why They Matter
Episode 63 - Our Best (And Worst) Bike Buying Advice
Episode 64 - Who's On Your MTB Mount Rushmore?
Episode 65 - The Hardtail Episode
Episode 66 - The Best and Worst of Repairing Bikes
Episode 67 - The Story of Mountain Biking's Most Interesting Man: Richard Cunningham
Episode 68 - Who Are Mountain Biking's Unsung Heroes?
Episode 69 - The Good, Bad, and Strange Bikes We've Owned - Part 1
Episode 70 - The Good, Bad, and Strange Bikes We've Owned - Part 2
Episode 71 - The Story of Mountain Biking's Most Interesting Man: Richard Cunningham - A Pinkbike Podcast Special, Part 2
Episode 72 - Hey Outers!
Episode 73 - The Details That Matter... and Some That Shouldn't
Episode 74 - The Best Trails We've Ridden and What Makes Them So Special
Episode 75 - Things MTB Brands Waste Money On
Episode 76 - MTB Originals and Copycats
Episode 77 - Interview with Outside CEO, Robin Thurston
Episode 78 - Modern Geometry Explained
Episode 79 - What's the Future of eMTBs?
Episode 80 - The Best Vehicles for Mountain Bikers
Episode 81 - You've Got Questions, We've (Maybe) Got Answers
Episode 82 - Behind the Scenes at Field Test
Episode 83 - Does Carbon Fiber Belong On Your Mountain Bike?
Episode 84 - Explaining RockShox's Computer Controlled Suspension
Episode 85 - Is the Red Bull Rampage Too Slopestyle?
Episode 86 - Greg Minnaar on the Honda DH Bike, World Cup Racing, and Staying Fast Forever
Episode 87 - How to Love Riding When it's Cold and Wet
Episode 88 - Mountain Biking on a Budget
Episode 89 - The Derailleur Pickle
Episode 90 - Is Supre the Future of Trouble-Free Drivetrains? (with Cedric Eveleigh of Lal Bikes)
Episode 91 - Riding Every Double Black in the Whistler Bike Park with Christina Chappetta
Episode 92 - Does Bike Weight Really Matter?
Episode 93 - Staying Motivated and Overcoming Burnout
Episode 94 - PBA Contestant Tori Wood on Her First Race and Finding the Right Mindset
Episode 95 - Field Test Down-Country Bike Debrief
Episode 96 - PBA Contestant Israel Carrillo on Riding in Mexico and Why It's Not Always About Speed
Episode 97 - Can We Predict the Future of Mountain Biking?
Episode 98 - Field Test Trail Bike Debrief
Episode 99 - New Year, New You?
Episode 100 - Q&A with the PB Editors
Episode 101 - MTB Tradeshows Explained
Episode 102 - Should MTB Media Be Going to Press Camps?
Episode 103 - Secrets from the World Cup Pits with Henry Quinney
Episode 104 - Lachlan Morton on How to be a Happy Bike Racer and the World's Longest Climb
Episode 105 - The 3 Bike Budget Challenge
Episode 106 - What's Your Ideal Ride Look Like?
Episode 107 - How (And Why) Did You Start Mountain Biking?
Episode 108 - Behind the Scenes at the Value Bike Field Test
Episode 109 - Berm Peak's Seth Alvo on Making Videos 24/7, Soul Rides, and Building a Bike Park
Episode 110 - Trying (and Failing) to Reinvent the Mountain Bike
Episode 111 - The Pinkbike Racing Podcast: Episode #1 - It's All Downhill From Here
Episode 112 - The Pinkbike Racing Podcast: Episode #2 - The Lourdes World Cup Post-Race Wrap-Up
Episode 113 - PB Editors Answer Your Questions (again)
Episode 114 - The Placebo Effect and Your New Mountain Bike
Episode 115 - We Are One's CEO Talks Future DH Bike, E-Bikes, & Domestic Manufacturing
Episode 116 - New Bikes and Gear from Sea Otter
Episode 117 - Mountain Biking's Worst (or Best) Cliché Crimes
Episode 118 - Music and Mountain Biking
Episode 119 - Road Trips Gone Horribly Wrong
Episode 120 - Gee Atherton on Titanium Additive Manufacturing, Million Dollar Machines, and 3 New Bikes
Episode 121 - How To Film Rampage & Field Tests with the PB Team
Episode 122 - Do Social Media & Mountain Biking Go Together?

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  • 44 1
 Seems pretty major that Henry's the mechanic & Ben's the main rider for PB and got what, 24th at the 2nd WC race - and out of retirement too. Higher placement than a lotta riders from super-slush fund teams. That's effin' stellar homies. Congrats - and by all means lobby PB to keep the podcast under the PB podcast.

Keep in mind lots of us would kick down cold hard cash on this team if asked to. I'd think more of us (esp the hardcore Beta-Zeta's) would kick in even a few bucks, kickstarter style, to keep you guys in coffees, goo, fuel, chamois's (chamoi?), etc. Lots of creative ways this could be done for extra racing money.
  • 5 1
 Forgot to say that the Jr riders (sorry, names not off toppa my head) did pretty damn well too. Seriously, PB ramped it up - not bad at all for the Right Amount of Stupid.
  • 6 0
 @henryquinney @mikelevy: That 'Ben-in-white-tights / Vince Neil" comment (etc) sound VERY Levy-esque, along w/ that next intro line. Honest question - did Levy write that or was that pure Henry verbiage?

Also: podcast idea (even for PB) - how about an interview w/ the PB Jr Riders? Most of us don't know jack about 'em.
  • 5 0
 Haha! Haven't quite stooped to outsourcing intros to Levy yet. Never say never though! Will in due course. On travel days it's almost a max exodus. On back to back world cups it'll be easier to snag other personalities in - juniors included.
  • 1 0
 @henryquinney: Good to know but you gotta admin, Levy's intros (and esp the busts on Kaz) do kinda make the pod - do stick with that format at least, its reallllllllllly good.
  • 8 0
 Devil's Avocado is something I'll defiantly be stealing from you Henry, thanks for the laugh.
  • 2 0
 Very interesting about Redbull’s stance on not broadcasting Juniors racing - and live that makes sense, tho Juniors could still be shown after pro as recorded. After at, its Redbulls own damn station & timeline so while they have plenty of time to show Gaming, Flugtag, Soapbox - all of which are sideshows & gaming which is purely laughable - they don't have 30 minutes to show Juniors DH? I dont buy that.

Basically RB is saying BS like gaming - which has its own stream on Redbull TV - is more interesting than Juniors (or even Redbull Formation). Clearly Formation was not a competitive format and hopefully RB can pull a 2-3 hrpost-event video or series from because we all know the footage is there - clips are far less interesting in either case.

So to the point: seriously Redbull… you have gaming channels and wacky events but Juniors DH, even recorded for showing later is not an option? f*cking please….
  • 3 0
 Brilliant, loving the Pinkbike Racing team, mega performance from a standing start. I see a Netflix "Ride to Survive" series in your future.
  • 1 0
 Amazing results PB Racing! The noise for Cathro on his run was ridiculous, one of the loudest of the day. @henryquinney apologies for a drunk incoherent 'hello' I was supposed so say congrats on the weekend and that I love the podcast but it had been a long day on the beers - I was on a stag do to be fair. Keep up the awesome work, looking forward to the next WC.
  • 3 0
 Was is bombshell that Cathro dropped? Or maybe a bollock? Ether way, it sounded heavy.
  • 1 0
 Fair point. However, I think it would be respectable if they made us pay for the " it's all DH from hear" podcast and left the other ones free.
  • 3 0
 If yr a Beta subscriber then yr paying for the team & cast the way its set up now and would apparently have to subscribe to keep getting the pod (if the stick with that plan). I'm not - have too many subscriptions now, don't need more - but I'd personally rather just help pay for racing & the pod straight up vs. having to subscribe to Beta to help out. Haven't even checked Beta out and all I hear is endless grievance and whining about it here (boo f*cking hoo, so sad) but it seems the percent PB Racing could raise even if all of us subscribed to Beta would be petty vs. what we could fundraise for the team for the hell of it. Thoughts? Just thinking out loud...
  • 4 0
 Bucket boys for life!
  • 2 0
 It was a great show. Thank you for this
  • 2 2
 Cathro in the tight whites is still easier to look at than cathro racing in the orange mojo black gimp suit....
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