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Unleashing the FreakShow: Beyond the Wine with Michael David Winery

By Sonya Looney | Nov 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rage, Rapture, Lust, Gluttony, Sloth, Greed…what does this have to do with running a business, philanthropy, and backcountry skiing?  It all ties under Lodi’s premier winery; Michael David Winery.  David Phillips is a co-owner of the winery with his brother Michael and their family has been farming the fertile soil in Lodi, California for 5 […]

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Pioneering the New Age of Cycling Socks with DeFeet Founder Shane Cooper

By Sonya Looney | Nov 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

What do British born rock stars, the hosiery capital of the world, cycling, and dyslexics have in common?  One man: Shane Cooper. After traveling with his band and playing music/bass professionally, Shane got really into cycling and consequently, socks. “It kind of started by mistake” Shane said when I asked him how he started one […]

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Reggie MIller’s Path from NBA Hall of Fame to the Mountain Bike

By Sonya Looney | Oct 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

When an NBA Hall of Famer and Olympic Gold Medalist says “Mountain biking is my new basketball,” you know he means business.  Reggie Miller, the Knick Killer, is also killing it on the trails. If you’ve been watching the Legend’s Instagram, you’ve noticed that the majority of his photos are of him on a mountain […]

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Sonya Looney and Gordon Wadsworth are the Brasil Ride Champions!

By Sonya Looney | Oct 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

 Conquering Brasil Ride Champions: Looney and Wadsworth conquer the 7 day Brasil Ride UCI Stage Race; the Biggest Stage Race in South America. Brasil Ride is the biggest stage race in South America attracting the World’s top racers from Europe and North + South America. It is also notably one of the hardest races in the […]

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Secrets of Power Couples with Gordon Wadsworth and Emily Hairfield

By Sonya Looney | Oct 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

You know those couples that seem to always be happy?  Those people who always seem to be having cool adventures?  Gordon Wadsworth and Emily Hairfield are those people.  This show is about secrets of being a biking couple, singlespeeding, and some awesome adventure stories from our trip to New Zealand earlier this year.  . Matt […]

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My Journey as a Plant-Based Athlete and Creating Positive Change: My Speech at VegFest

By Sonya Looney | Oct 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

This week’s episode is a speech I gave about my journey as a plant-based athlete at the San Francisco Veg Fest (called the World Veg Fest). It was my first time to a VegFest and first time speaking outside the bike world about my diet. I wanted to share it with you on my podcast. […]

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America’s Rising Star Kate Courtney: Mountain Bike National Champion

By Sonya Looney | Oct 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kate Courtney found her love for cycling with tandem bike rides with her father in middle school and enjoying blueberry pancakes after the ride. “It was really just a vehicle for pancakes,” she laughed. This was the beginning of 10x National Champion Kate Courtney’s career on a bike.  Who knew that the little girl pedalling behind […]

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Secret Tips from the Pros with Mountain Bike Skills Legend Ryan Leech

By Sonya Looney | Sep 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Once you start acknowledging, and looking at, and being honest with yourself the role that the ego plays in the sport, and it’s a big deal in mountain biking… once that starts to be addressed, then some smarter decisions can be made.” -Ryan Leech Ryan Leech is one of the world’s best Trials Mountain Bikers […]

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The Most Powerful Influence in your Life is in Your Head: On Self-Compassion with Dr. Kristin Neff

By Sonya Looney | Sep 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The most powerful and most influential voice is the one in your head.  What does yours tell you throughout the day and how does it impact your actions and feelings? “The person inside your head that you’re with 24/7 is yourself. So you have to be your own supportive friend. I tell people you have […]

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Even Olympians Overtrain | Slowing Down with Caroline Burckle

By Sonya Looney | Sep 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

“There’s this perfect sweet spot of how much you can push before you pull back.  And I think knowing that and tapping into that is going to be huge. We can all have the navy seal mindset for life, you can have that mindset but at some point, you break; mental or physical, it doesn’t […]

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