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We catalog the experience of CEOs, founders, and entrepreneurs in the outdoor, fitness, and wellness industry. All of them have a story to tell. This podcast focuses on a different kind of adventure.
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Now displaying: April, 2020
Apr 28, 2020

This podcast episode was originally recorded on Sept 4, 2018. Since Two Wheel Gear is a part of our current bike gear giveaway we wanted to bring this episode back from the archives. We've cleaned up the audio a bit and hope that you enjoy the episode with Owner Reid Hemsing talking about his journey in building Two Wheel Gear.

Josh sits down with Two Wheel Gear owner Reid Hemsing. Two Wheel Gear makes bike bags and packs for the everyday commuter. Although Two Wheel Gear, founded by Ken MacLean and Craig Coulombe originally got its start in 1999, Reid Hemsing, owner and president of Two Wheel Gear has successfully brought this rising star of a company into the 21st century. With more and more bike commuters searching for a practical, stylish, functional bag, Two Wheel Gear’s revitalization has sent it soaring but, what comes next, you’ll have to tune in to find out.

Apr 21, 2020

This podcast episode was originally recorded on Oct 8, 2018. We've cleaned up the audio a bit and hope that you enjoy the episode with Priority Bicycles CMO/co-founder Connor Swegle talking about his journey in building Priority Bicycles.

Josh sits down with Priority Bicycles CMO/co-founder Connor Swegle. Priority Bicycles was started to make biking simple and low maintenance with their belt drive bicycles. Connor and his fellow co-founder Dave Weiner have known each other since college, their paths staying relatively parallel, only diverging when their careers took them in different directions. Years went by, life happened, their jobs got super stressful, and they found themselves wanting to switch things up. After they both took the plunge to quit jobs they hated, Dave was absolutely fixated on getting back into the bike industry and that was all the inspiration Connor needed to join him. Together they made it a priority to spread the joy of getting on and riding bikes. But, how do you make something like that possible? After taking a step back and looking at the bigger picture, they realized they just needed to take the work aspect out of biking. With that, they created a low maintenance bike that’s great for everyday riders, and set a reasonable price. This entire package hadn’t existed yet...so they made it and Priority Bicycles was born.

Apr 14, 2020

Josh sits down with Pale Blue Earth co-founder Tom Bishop. Pale Blue Earth makes USB rechargeable smart batteries. Though they may be a brand new brand, this lean startup is trying to push for a bigger change in their industry and aims to revolutionize how batteries are looked at. Single use batteries have long been something that people have clung to for its simplicity and convenience and that’s exactly what they want to do for rechargeable batteries. So how does one get into the battery biz? Tune in and find out as Tom walks us through how he got into energy entrepreneurship.

Apr 7, 2020

Josh sits down with Adv3nture founder Zane Lamprey. Ad3nture is a brand making adventure gear for thirsty travelers. Ok, what does that even mean? That question might be easier to answer if you knew their founder a bit better and chances are you do! Zane Lamprey is a comedian, actor, editor, producer, and writer for television and movies, but NONE of that takes away his passion for the outdoors and more than anything, travel. We got a chance to sit down to see how a guy who has enough on his plate makes time to get outside. Buckle up for one of our most interesting episodes yet from one of the more unexpected guests on The ReddyYeti Podcast.

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