Josh and Lacey take our listeners on a journey around the world on two wheels with extraordinary guests Marti Shea (aka the Gazelle), an esteemed elite athlete, cyclist, and owner of Select Fitness, and Joe Tonon (aka Luca), owner of Destination Cycling. As Marti and Joe join forces, listeners are treated to an insightful and entertaining discussion as they dive into their experiences and insights, exploring the world of elite cycling and the realm of high touch European bicycle tours.
The episode takes off with Marti's illustrious career, from her early beginnings to becoming a renowned elite athlete. They explore the challenges she faced and triumphs she celebrated, including becoming an accomplished cyclist specializing in hill climbs. Marti also discusses her experience as a personal fitness trainer for over 35 years. Her story is one of perseverance, dedication, and unwavering passion for the sport.
Shifting gears to European cycling tours, Joe Tonon, seasoned cycling entrepreneur, shares his inspiration for creating a platform that combines his love for cycling with Europe's illustrious road biking scene. Since 1989 he has helped his cycling clients attain their dreams of biking and experiencing some of the most incredible parts of the world. Joe provides a behind-the-scenes look at the meticulous planning, including carefully curated routes showcasing the breathtaking beauty of Europe to luxurious accommodations and gourmet dining. Joe leaves no stone unturned in his quest to provide a truly immersive and memorable journey while exploring the world on two wheels.
Embrace the allure of bicycle touring cycling on this episode of our podcast . . . “Love the bike . . Just keep riding.”