When we spoke with tech guru, frame builder, and endurance athlete Lennard Zinn, then 55, back in 2013, we were super impressed with the depth and breadth of his knowledge and expertise. In fact, our interview had to be broken into two parts to cover all the details of our conversation.
But what we didn’t talk about on air was the terrifying and life threatening physical issues he was experiencing.
Fast forward to 2015 and the now 57 year old has had to make some serious life choices because of his experiences. These issues were highlighted in a recent Velo News article, “Cycling to Extremes – Are endurance athletes hurting their hearts by repeatedly pushing beyond what is normal?”
The lengthy piece graphically and bluntly details what is happening to endurance athletes like Lennard who seemingly just get leaner, stronger, and faster as they age. But, there may be a silent killer lurking and this evening, Lennard and I delve into not only what happened to him, but what he believes may be a reason to take a serious look at your training, riding, and racing choices as you age.
After our break and some current events, we take a bit of a different and lighter tone as we head on over to Paris, France to speak with Anna Brones about her new book, The Culinary Cyclist. In the handlebar bag size book, Anna shares some of her wonderful recipes, practical ideas, and endearing etiquette with us.