Resiliency and Determination a Theme in Cycling Podcast Episode Rehab.Recover.Repeat.

Emily Haggans

BEND OR — November 16, 2016—   Some stories are as uplifting as they are heart-wrenching. On Roam Rydes, a podcast featuring women with a passion for cycling and a story to tell, we hear the story of Emily Haggans, a pro mechanic, guide, and coach whose life, if charted, has an uncanny resemblance to hill repeats.  

“When we were editing Emily's interview...we couldn't bring ourselves to cut any of it out,” said podcast host Ash Bocast. “We try to stay within that commuter time-frame of roughly 20 minutes per episode, but Emily's story was so powerful, every word of it, we knew we had to tell it from start to finish.”

The episode leads listeners through a non-linear highlight reel of the hardships and challenges Emily has faced as an adventurous spirit with a dark and heavy past. Emily's unexpected and life-altering head injury is the focus of the show, and listeners will get insight on just how bizarre and devastating brain trauma can be.   

Listen here: Rehab.Recover.Repeat featuring Emily Haggans

 If you didn't catch the final installment of Roam Rydes' Minority Report series, be sure to go back an episode to hear a fresh perspective on culture and the diverse use of our outdoor spaces from Persian/Samoan guest Punneh Abdolhosseni. 

Listen here: Punneh Abdolhosseni talks culture and recreation

The Roam Rydes podcast is available on most podcast platforms including iTunes, Stitcher, and PlayerFM. You can also visit and catch show notes, links and photos from each episode. Don’t forget to check out the podcast’s sister show “Cycologoy” which features bike 101 from expert women in the cycling industry.

Upcoming “Cycology” episodes include:

  • Episode 1: Buying a Bike with Judy Tuttle-Wurth: Let’s learn everything you need to know before buying a bike with bike shop owner and rider Judy Tuttle-Wurth.
  • Episode 2: Bike Fit with Mel Bowen: Bike fit is so important to enjoying your ride! Longtime industry jill-of-all-trades Mel Bowen talks to us about the basics of bike fit and why it is an essential part of riding.
  • Episode 3: The Perfect Saddle with Leah Bensen: Finding the right saddle is probably one of the best “ah-hah” moments one can experience on a bike. We chat with saddle expert and Gladys Bike Shop owner Leah Bensen about finding the perfect fitting saddle.
  • Episode 4: Chamois Cream with Jill Hamilton: No more hoo hoo pain ladies and gents! Jill Hamilton, owner of Petal Power, a chamois cream and ride system product, informs us about why everyone should use chamois cream when riding to keep their nether regions happy.

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