The guys do an amazing job on the cast (along with everything else) and I don’t think people realize how much effort it takes, and what they actually put into it to make it the success that it is. I and so many others appreciate that work and willingness to share so much about their personal and sporting lives.
That human touch from all aspects is one of the keys to their success, IMHO. I can’t imagine putting myself out there, as they have done, and dealing with the consequences of people second guessing their performance, decisions, etc. That level of scrutiny would crush plenty of people.
I admire their willingness to share so much, with the ultimate goal of allowing us to learn from their successes and failures. I personally have gained in many aspects of my life from many hours of listening to them all. I had one of my best years on a bike in 2018, nailing the performance and output goals I had set for myself.
A large part of that came from the training in TR, but also a bunch from the experiences they shared and guidance that came from the shows. A ton in particular from the discussion in the TT prep and related races, and more from the road race tactics and discussion. The good, bad and funny from their experiences make it so easy to relate to and give the show real ‘life’.
In the end, I just think the guys should do whatever it is that they see is best. Continue to make great choices as they have already done. Above all, be themselves and know that they have the respect from so many of us for all the good that they have done and continue to do.