No Stages Podcast
Welcome to the No Stages podcast! Our content focuses on all things endurance and the pursuit of excellence. We engage with top athletes, coaches, nutritionists, equipment manufacturers, etc. in the business. Life is in motion, it is not a stage race. We find out from some of the most interesting personalities how they approach highs, lows, challenges and everything in between on their way to success in their respective disciplines.
George Thomas has been racing bikes since 1982. Although George was interested in one day doing the Great American Bike Race (better known now as Race Across America), he was truly bitten by the ultra bug in 1984 when he entered the Spenco 500 as part of a relay team. Since then George has raced multiple times across America, in Alaska, Furnace Creek, Hoodoo, Missouri, the Northeast and much more. He has announced the RAAM and RAW finish lines and banquets since 2009.
He started the Over the Top Cycling podcast January 12, 2012 and has been a podcast presence ever since. As well as interviewing cycling personalities from local riders to top pros, George has provided daily cycling coverage from Race Across America, Amgen, Tour of Utah, Tour of the Gila, Australia, The Giro d'Italia, Vuelta a'Espana, Paris Nice and many more.
Rick Boethling's first passion is ice hockey, playing though university. In the early 90’s he started rock climbing, mountaineering and riding mountain and road bikes. In the early 2000s he moved on to adventure racing for several years. In 2007, he was part of the acquisition of Race Across America (RAAM) and quickly became the executive director. He also was the co-founder of Race Across the West, the 6-12-24 Hour World Time Trial Championships, and the Longhorn 500. Since then, he has raced on teams in Hill Country 600, NCOM, the 508 and Hoodoo 500.
He has been the announcer for the start of Race Across America since 2018, and over the past couple of years, he has co-hosted several live streaming events and interviews with George Thomas.