Midwest Cycling Podcast Episode 14: Wisconsin Cyclocross AND Chicago Cross Cup Overall Points Champion, Dan Teaters

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!

Dan Teaters plays the long game on the CX season. Or at least on the even-number year CX seasons.

Dan Teaters plays the long game on the CX season. Or at least on the even-number year CX seasons.

The interview

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. 

Look closely at that check. It's not made out to Dan, instead he's giving back to Chicago Cross Cup. This is one our favorite parts of Dan's story. 

Look closely at that check. It's not made out to Dan, instead he's giving back to Chicago Cross Cup. This is one our favorite parts of Dan's story. 

Enjoy, this is a good one. 

Please subscribe to the Midwest Cycling Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher, and thanks for listening! 

--Mark & Sean

Links from the interview

Wiconsin Cyclocross

Chicago Cross Cup

Team Wheel & Sprocket

Wisconsin High School Cycling League

Wisconsin Off Road Series

Dan's personal website

Wiscrossin' Podcast

Dan's Sponsors