Jon Posner doing his thing somewhere in the Patapsco. Why hop over someone? Why not?

Jon Posner doing his thing somewhere in the Patapsco. Why hop over someone? Why not?

“The Poz.”

“Poz.”

Jonathan Posner has a few nicknames, all of which are printable. He’s a well-respected man about town, doing his best thing with an inimitable personal style.  See for yourself:

 

haha that grunty oomph sound #logridefail #obeygravity #racepacemtb

A video posted by jonathan posner (@mtbpozz) on

 

Well, this may be a better representation of The Poz at play:

 

A video posted by jonathan posner (@mtbpozz) on

 

Since the day he decided to be “a full-blown mountain bike racer”, Jon has lived the life of an enthusiast’s enthusiast. He’s crafted a career and a carved a lifestyle that enables him to enjoy the thing he loves with the people he adores.

We should all be so committed and fortunate.

From junior racing to planning epics, Jon’s got his fingers in many different slices of the cycling pie. Join us as we get to know Jon a little better.

Thanks to Tomi McMillar for the use of the profile photo!

Show Notes

0:40 – Pressing “record”
3:15 – Introducing Poz: “I was wrong about you.”
7:06 – A fun passion to share with people…
11:00 – “Quick smoking cigarettes…and decided to be full-blown mountain bike racers…”
12:55 – Trek / VW and moving up the ladder
18:00 – Tragedy…and moving forward
19:00 – A trail in memory of…Adopting a Trail in Patapsco
21:50 – Bike commute 18 miles…on the trails…
22:35 – “The flicking thing”
27:30 – Paying it forward through trail work
31:50 – Riding’s a full-family affair…Tracy kills it
33:10 – Fairytale story…how they met…
35:30 – Baltimore Youth Cycling
39:10 – National Interscholastic Cycling Association – MTB for schools? Why don’t we have one?
46:50 – Confidence unlocks higher levels of riding…less about moves than about thought processes
51:20 – Daniel Coyle: Talent is groomed…
52:55 – Poz on video…not being afraid to fail…and bike porn
55:20 – Our local is way better than most people’s local
56:25 – Where to ride…
58:00 – What’s your favorite kind of riding?
1:00:45 – Patapsco 100
1:02:05 – Race Pace…
1:07:20 – What’s next?
1:08:15 – Breck Epic
1:09:15 – That Pittsburgh Ride: “Poz will boil my water.”

A Few References

 

Jon Posner Contact Information

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Charlie Turner of the Patapsco Misfits rides his mountain bike across a dusty trail splitting a meadow.

Charlie Turner of the Patapsco Misfits focuses his thousand-yard stare, as he rolls along the dirty and dusty trails he loves.


Our first Trailcast features Charlie Turner, one of the myriad characters you might run into on the trails in our region. He’s far less creepy than the violin guy, and he’s much friendlier than the witch in the ’58 Chevy.

His rider group–the Patapsco Misfits–are stewards and ambassadors for the trails threading the Patapsco Valley.

As “a man of a certain age”, Charlie has a long-term perspective on riding, on the trails, and on riding with meaning. We talk about all of this during the episode, while dropping names, admiring MORE for all they do,  and appreciating the richness of the Patapsco Valley.

Keep your eyes open for Misfit rides that introduce riders to the wonders of the Patapsco trails!

Show Notes

Charlie Turner keeps his eyes forward during the 2016 Patapsco Trail Fest.

Charlie Turner rides enduro, 2016 Patapsco Trail Fest.

2:20 – Who are the Misfits?
6:20 – “A rider group…”
9:15 – “A higher responsibility”
10:40 – Trail work evolved to become a regular thing
12:00 – “What we need are more organized rides in the valley.”
13:00 – Wayback: twenty years of riding in the valley…
14:50 – The hybrid that was “crushingly not good”
16:15 – “You’re a bunch of older guys…” And changes from 20 years ago
19:00 – Ambassadors and advocates… M.O.R.E reference
20:15 – A rider group who does stuff (ride leaders)
23:30 – “What richness we have here” (Patapsco Valley)
26:40 – Riding the trails before GPS…before organized Epic rides…before it was all connected…and a “Poz” reference.
31:45 – Has the scene/culture changed in the past 20 years?
32:45 – Road culture, MTB culture. They’re not the same.
36:30 – Leading rides, sharing knowledge of the trails, and venturing away from Avalon. And an Ed Dixon name-drop.
44:00 – Patapsco in context with riding out West…Oregon and Sedona.
49:35 – Polishing the gem…trail building, trail maintenance, and credit to the organizers and leaders. And a Ken Lohr name-drop.
51:30 – The other users…trail runners, equestrian…forging partnerships to pool resources to nurture shared resources.
55:50 – Trail Fest. Aspiration to launch DMV Cycling prior to the event (oops!) and to talk to the MORE folks. And acknowledgement of the perfectly awful timeline overlap of the Ellicott City flood and launching this podcast…
57:45 – What is the future state of Patapsco? The future’s so bright, I gotta wear my shades.

Misfits Contact Information

You can find and follow the Patapsco Misfits on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/patapscomisfits.

Charlie and his crew are active in the Patapsco Mountain Bikers Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/patapscomtb

 

MORE Contact Information

You can learn more about MORE (Mid Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts) at http://www.more-mtb.org.

On the social interwebs you can find them at:

  • Twitter = @more_mtb
  • Instagram = MOREMTB
  • Facebook = RideWithMORE

And use the hashtag #RideWithMORE!

 

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