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The Paceline Cycling Podcast
70 minutes | 6 days ago
#241: planning a post-pandemic calendar, returning ride life to normal
This week John talks about beginning to put together a calendar of events that he will enter. He’ll be fully vaccinated soon and the upshot is that he may actually have to get in shape. Patrick has been thinking about the letdown that can come at the end of a...
54 minutes | 13 days ago
#240: being the weakest link, allergies and antihistamines
Before we get to this week’s episode, there were a few problem’s with last week’s episode; they’ve been fixed and we’ve replaced the file. This week John “Robot” Lewis returns as guest host and he talks about what it means to have less than stellar fitness and to be the...
35 minutes | a month ago
Tandem: Allen Lim
This week we have our first tandem episode in, well, forever. Last summer Skratch Labs released a new product, Superfuel, that is a high-calorie drink for endurance athletes. It’s a drink mix built on a fundamentally different philosophy from their super-popular drink mix known for it’s blend of sugar and...
54 minutes | a month ago
#238: spring in New England, gravel riding in Mendocino
This week the Paceline welcome a guest host. John “Robot” Lewis joins the podcast for the first time and discusses the phenomenon known as spring in the Boston area. Patrick is just back from two days of riding in Mendocino County and in addition to talking about the riding he...
70 minutes | a month ago
#237: Saying goodbye to Patria
This week we say goodbye to Patrick’s cohost, Patria. Unfortunately, things have gotten so busy at Ride Studio and Ride Headquarters that she has to devote herself fully to the business and bid us syonara. We devote this week’s show to many of Patria’s passions and favorites within cycling. ...
66 minutes | 2 months ago
#236: spring maintenance, nerve pain
We all know we need to have our bike serviced, right? But sometimes we don’t do it as frequently as we’d like. But everything seems to work out, right? What happens if we wait longer than we should, though? How bad can it really get? Patria explains. Patrick looks at...
62 minutes | 2 months ago
#235: ride leadership, rain apparel
This week Patria takes a look at what makes for a good rider, and what constitutes good ride leadership. This is a great time to look at this as we all prepare to start doing group rides again. Patrick is deep in the cool and the wet of spring. He...
59 minutes | 2 months ago
#234: commuting, keeping your hands warm
With some workplaces beginning to make the shift back to in-person work in actual offices, Patria suggests it’s a good time to consider making the shift to commuting by bike. She looks at a number of strategies to make it simpler. Patrick has been logging in steady base miles but...
63 minutes | 2 months ago
233: chain and derailleur hanger issues, base miles
This week Patria discusses the need to be able to address a broken chain or derailleur hanger effectively while on a ride. She also shares a most unusual tip for how to help another rider get home when all else fails. Patrick tackles the subject of base miles. He observes...
54 minutes | 3 months ago
#232: safety for women, lower back trouble
This week Patria takes a look at some of the safety concerns women cyclists face when out on a ride. From dogs to bears to men, there are valid reasons to think about safety. Patrick wrenched his back on a ride and he considers what so many people have lost...
63 minutes | 3 months ago
#231: Travel to New Zealand, selecting a travel case
Travel is on the minds of our hosts this week. Patria opens the show recounting a trip that she and her husband did to New Zealand with travel bikes. Patrick takes a look at considerations for selecting a travel case for a bike and whether to consider getting an existing...
49 minutes | 3 months ago
Paceline Podcast 230
This week Patria take a deeper look at gearing on gravel bikes, especially now that SRAM has announced a new mid-cage Red Etap AXS rear derailleur, which will allow riders to run a cassette with up to a 36-tooth rear cog. It may be winter, but Patrick is thinking about...
64 minutes | 3 months ago
#229: Fat Pursuit Challenge, suspension designs
Snow arrived in Boston and Patria finally got to participate in the Jay Petervary Fat Pursuit Challenge. She took part in the 60km length and reports that more than 80 percent of her riding was on snow. She reports on her experience as well as a few fresh insights she...
69 minutes | 4 months ago
#228: bicycle fitting, illegal trails
This week Patria discusses why the winter is the perfect time to see a professional fitter and either be fit for your bike for the first time or to have your fit updated. She points out a number of details to consider and explains how a fitting can be done...
48 minutes | 4 months ago
#227: Mullet gearing, introducing riders to new places to ride
It’s warm in Boston and the Bay Area, warm being a relative term. Patria takes a look at the new phenomenon of “mullet gearing,” which offers especially low gearing combinations. Patrick introduced a friend to Annadel State Park over the weekend and realized that there might be a number of...
55 minutes | 4 months ago
#226: New road bike, traffic with self-driving cars
This week Patria takes on the performance road bike purchase and examines the factors that need to be weighed if the rider wants to use the bike for gravel riding in addition to road riding. Patrick digs into the way road riding will change with the advent of self-driving cars....
56 minutes | 4 months ago
#225: Jay Petervary's Fat Pursuit, New Year's Resolutions
Patrick and Patria are back after their holiday break and ready for the new year. Probably. Patria takes on the logistics involved in a winter challenge that hard man Jay Petervary dreamt up. Patrick admits that he hasn’t made a New Year’s Resolution since the Eisenhower administration (maybe not quite...
60 minutes | 5 months ago
#224: bike packing and what to do when motivation to ride flags
This week Patria takes a look at bikepacking and the gear needed as well as how to think about packing. Patrick says his motivation to ride has been hampered by short, wet and cold days.
65 minutes | 5 months ago
#223: goal setting, exploring new roads in the off season
Despite a broken rib, Patrick has been managing to get out for rides and has begun exploring roads he’s unfamiliar with. Patria takes the end of the season to look at goal setting and how to summon motivation if it may be flagging due to awful weather or too many...
50 minutes | 5 months ago
#222: Holiday gift giving
With Thanksgiving out of the way we can focus on the rest of the holidays, right? Well, it’s Cyber Monday and there are companies running some pretty terrific deals today. Even if you aren’t seeing this until later in the week, we’ve decided to put together a Christmas Wish List,...
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