It's hard to believe, folks. Not only are we back after a brief hiatus due to computer problems, but this time, those computer problems didn't destroy our interview with Dan Teaters. I'll tell you what though, when the computer guy told me I needed a new hard drive, I got really nervous and scared that this episode might not survive. I was beginning to think we might be cursed.
Alas, my computer came back from the shop and the file transfer worked, mostly, and here you go everyone: Dan Teaters, of Green Bay, Wisconsin is Mr. Midwest. He's your Wisconsin Cyclocross and Chicago Cross Cup overall Points Champion!
It's always more fun for us when we get to interview our guests face-to-face. So if there was a silver lining to losing Dan's first interview, it's that we were able to meet in person over the holidays at the Wheel & Sprocket store in Appleton, WI.
During our conversation we traced Dan's cycling history starting with his first mountain bike ride with a neighbor, through his entry in the Wisconsin Off Road Series and Superweek, and all the way up to winning the two cyclocross championships in 2016. Plus we even dig into what's ahead for him in 2017.
We were amazed how Dan could burn through a full road racing season and both cyclocross series and not get burned out. The man plays the long game and is a picture of consistency. And he's fueled by a competitive spirit that never allows him to give up.
We're thankful that attitude carried over to podcast interviews...
Finally, we get to hear how Dan manages to balance family, work, and training to win these two series, as well as how he's using his success to give back to the cycling community.
Enjoy, this is a good one.
--Mark & Sean
Links from the interview