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#89: Halloweed, Sonoma fires update, interview with Jeremiah Kahmoson, ED of the B-Rad Foundation

We discuss Halloween and costumes, and how cycling clothing is a costume of its own. Friends of Fatty’s (FoF) used some bike tubes to make a killer Thor costume. Fatty dressed up as Superman (or something like him) and they want for a ride called Helloween. His friend who dressed...

Duration: 00:52:01

Tandem #02: Decker

In the Paceline Tandem episode #2, Fatty has two great conversations with people who are doing amazing things with bikes. First, he talks with Decker—a high school senior who loves mountain biking, and is one of the nicest, most positive kids you’ll ever meet. Decker tells the story of an...

Duration: 00:44:44

#88: Sonoma Fires, vacation, relief efforts

We open with discussion of the Santa Rosa fires and how they are affecting the local cycling community. Our man on the scene reports he is back home after a week in West County, and nearly everything he placed with other friends is back home as well. The family—both humans...

Duration: 01:04:41

#87 Phil Gaimon Guest Hosts

Phil Gaimon sits in on this edition of the Paceline. He plays along with all our normal antics: The Very Important Question and Paceline Picks. But what he really wants to talk about (and so do we) is his new book, “Draft Animals: Living the Pro Dream.” You’re going to...

Duration: 01:01:36

#86: Wahoo Fitness, VIQ: clipless pedals, injured high school athlete returns to cycling

After a difficult week in which schedules just didn’t meld (Vulcan or otherwise), the boys are back at it. This week’s Very Important Question concerns clipless pedals. On average, how many tries does it take you to clip your second foot in on uphill starts? A: First time, every time...

Duration: 00:56:29

#85: Interbike, book on gravel riding, Sarah Hammer retires, Marin Bikes

We’ve got our results from last week’s Very Important Question: would you still ride if you forgot your helmet at home and drove to the ride start. Patrick checks in from Las Vegas and the Interbike trade show. It sounds like he’s happy he won’t be going back there anymore....

Duration: 00:52:36

#84: Which foot forward? Interbike, 100 Miles of Nowhere

In our first VIQ (Very Important Question) we asked you, our audience, which foot you place forward when descending. We assumed most riders would indicate they put their left foot forward. We got an amazing 516 responses, so a pretty solid sample. As it happens Fatty, Hottie and Patrick all ride...

Duration: 00:56:49

Paceline Podcast #83

Patrick is away in Tennessee working on a feature for Bicycling Magazine on Memphis. Memphis’ fortunes have changed in the last few years and the city has made a huge investment in infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians. Patrick says this has made the city wholly more livable and infinitely more...

Duration: 00:58:53

#82: The Punisher, a colonoscopy, Floyd's of Leadville

Fatty had a meeting with a doctor that gave him an unusual frame of mind for this show. The colonoscopy made him hungry and maybe a little freer with his opinions. Some of those opinions regard his feelings about his performance at a new event called The Punisher. Apparently the...

Duration: 01:16:50

#81: Gerard Vroomen, customer service, the eclipse

So what do you do at the end of the season when you have massive fitness and all your goals achieved or finished? Fatty is busy compiling a new late-season race schedule now that he’s flying, post Leadville. As cyclists, we’ve all experienced stuff breaking, right? That just happens, part...

Duration: 00:59:21

#80: Leadville, Annadel, Canyon opens for biz

Hottie and Fatty are back from Leadville. Are they ready to stop talking about it? Heck no. The talk about how their races went, how that’s different from the result they expected, and their best guesses why. The boys actually Patrick a chance to talk about the race he did...

Duration: 01:19:33

#79: Leadville, Leadville, Rapha and Leadville

Fatty and Hottie (it’s like Laurel and Hardy, only not) are in Leadville for the annual Leadville 100. They’ve unpacked, done some course recon and have taken their final rides ahead of the race. And now they are eating. We talk about those final preparations, Jonathan Vaughters’ (name drop!) final...

Duration: 01:17:43

Tandem #01: Dream Chaser

Dream Chaser: A Normal Guy Confronts the Tour Divide You’re a normal person who wants to do something completely not normal: a 2700-mile mountain bike ride. You want to ride the holy grail of endurance mountain biking events — the Tour Divide. To make this happen, you’re going to need...

Duration: 00:57:00

#78: Leadville, Tour Divide, Saddle Drive, Interbike

Fatty and Hottie are busy packing for the looming rendezvous of each of their seasons: Leadville. Yep, it’s that time once again. Fatty has a whopping six people in his contingent. The boys break down what they are taking with them, from clothing to tools and equipment and what food...

Duration: 01:07:19

#77: Crashing, road diets, Dirt Rag celebrates 200 issues, ADHD

Fatty crashed and got a big raspberry on his hip. Went down on a wet descent right by a spot cyclists call Hamilton Falls because Tyler Hamilton fell there during the Tour of Utah. The staff here thinks they want to avoid that road at all cost. In the fall,...

Duration: 01:02:18

#76: The Tour, Froome, ratatouille, Garmin, Speedplay and ratatouille

The Tour de France is into its final days and Chris Froome looks likely to win. With Fatty away on a job interview, Patrick and Hottie hold down the fort and discuss Froome, Team Sky, (Sir) David Brailsford, journalist hostility and parallels to another episode in history. Patrick even suggests...

Duration: 01:02:55

#75: Crusher in the Tushar, children's book author Scott Fitzgerald

Fatty and Hottie went to Beaver, Utah, to partake in the wonderfulness known as the Crusher in the Tushar. Good suffering was had by all. Imagine an event that goes uphill more than downhill. Or don’t. It doesn’t sound easy, or fun. Fatty and Hottie interview organizer Burke Swindlehurst about...

Duration: 01:14:24

#74: Sagan's expulsion, stolen bikes, Armstrong's new blog/podcast

With Peter Sagan’s recent expulsion from the Tour de France, all of social media has blown up with whether or not he caused Mark Cavendish’s crash and what the appropriate action, if any, was warranted. As our man Patrick put it, “Pinning all of the problems of that sprint on...

Duration: 01:00:03

The Paceline Podcast #73

PressCamp took place in Park City last week and our man Patrick was in attendance. We open the show with his reporting on a few of the bikes he rode there. He checked out the new to the U.S. brand Factor, a new aero road bike from 3T, plus two...

Duration: 01:05:05


Everyone is back in their usual chairs this week, thank heaven. Fatty is just back from the Vision Relay, an event he’s been waiting for all season, and frankly, we at the Paceline have been waiting for him to do. He and his team kicked butt, but not enough butts. Say...

Duration: 01:02:28

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