February 28, 2014 Scott writes:
Hello, I came across your podcast a few months ago and have since listened to all the archived and current episodes, and I have to say it's one of the best, and I'm no doubt not your target audience. A 52 year old male, who has been riding since about 10 years old, logged about 300,000 miles over the course of my years of riding (which most of it was in Minnesota, so the season is quite short - I've since moved to AZ where I can ride most all year around) Have owned 14 bikes and have gone through a lot of gear. I really enjoy your honest, candid conversations, your gear reviews and your experiences.
Joanne, I find your gear reviews to be quite helpful (even if they are focused on women's gear) and trustworthy. I'm a frequent customer of RevZilla, which is a perfect place for you to be working, but I also like that you aren't simply an advocate for products they carry. I've heard you speak about Vanson leathers (I own 3 jackets and they simply don't wear out) which is an indication of your integrity as a independent reviewer and not a RevZilla sales person. Kudos.
Cristi, I find your stories of your experiences and the growth of your riding competency both informative and entertaining. Even with all my years riding, I don't let my ego get the best of me, and I always feel I can be learning. The style is very relaxed and conversational, which is nice in what can be a testosterone-driven sport. Your podcast is truly one of those that I look forward to listening to, and I just wanted to take a few moments to let you know it doesn't go unnoticed - even with some of us male riders out there who are a passionate about riding.
Best to you both,