On the Pegs - November 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 11 - November 2022 - Page 40

Ep 90 : Josh Roper -

Along for the ride !

* aired Oct 1 , 2021
Josh Roper is having a breakout season . Josh is riding the Pro Class in the US NATC Championship and currently sitting 2nd overall with one round to go this weekend . He won the California Trials Invitational earlier this year and he ' s just back from the USA TdN team who were agonisingly close to a podium , and also rode the world rounds preceding the TdN event in the Trial 2 class .
None of this should be a surprise . Josh is from Trials Royalty in the USA , starting with his Dad Todd who rode the Pro class in the 80 ' s and his brother Bryan who finished a high of 2nd place in 2013 . We interviewed his Dad Todd about 1 year ago on episode 43 . In addition to this we hear how current pro riders like Daniel Blanc-Gonnet have taken him under their wing when he was riding the Expert class and helped him build up to the rider he is now .
We also discuss his progress through the ranks , # vanlife and how he has been spending his summer , and what his routine looks like . We also discuss ambitions for Europe and how the USA ' pay it forward ' approach to rider development is now seeing Josh run schools for juniors where he can .
It was a real treat to chat with Josh and I ' d like to thank him for making time to do this podcast .
Ladies and gentleman I give you my chat with Josh Roper .