The Paceline is a cycling podcast aimed at roadies, mountain bikers, commuters, cyclocross enthusiasts , those who grind gravel—indeed anyone who claims cycling for their own. The bicycle is more than a thing, it's an issue. The Paceline also discusses the bike's place in society. The hosts love bike gear so expect some banter about what works and what does not on the road and trail. The Paceline is hosted Patrick Brady and John Lewis, and is a production by The Cycling Independent.
#295: Tour de France, tax credit
John is back from Wales and takes on a subject from a nearby part of Europe: the Tour de France. When news that a $900 tax credit was dropped from the climate change package in Washington, Patrick had an opinion or two about it.
#294: Cycling and inclusivity, full-face helmets for kids
This week John takes on cycling and inclusivity, and how to bring more people into the party. Patrick talks to Jacob Rheuban of Prevelo Bikes and his thinking on kids and full-face helmets.
#293: Buying a bike to hang with the fast riders, making cycling fun for kids
A listener asks if he should buy the light, fast road bike to follow the fast kids on the group rides? John answers, with aplomb. Patrick discusses riding with kids and strategies for presenting cycling in a way they enjoy.
#292: Is tubeless the way to go, travel cases for bikes
John takes on the question of rim brakes vs. disc brakes. If you have the choice, and increasingly, we do not, why choose one over the other? The answer isn't as simple as one might think. And because it's vacation time, Patrick answers a listener question about traveling with a bike.
#291: faith, making new friends
This week John talks about faith, but not the religious variety. For those who battle episodic depression, faith is expressed in relating to others. Patrick is just back from Memphis and made some new friends.
#290: Bike supply chain effects, disc brakes vs. rim brakes
This week we check in on the current State of the Bike Industry, specifically how supply chain and pandemic challenges are manifesting in the 2022 season. Padraig addresses a reader question about disc brakes vs. rim brakes. All that and a couple of fresh Paceline Picks.
That’s a long opening intro song
Yikes. I kept thinking anytime now the song is gonna stop…nope. That is one long intro. I think you should go back to the shorter intro song.
I used to love this podcast, but ….
This used to be my favorite cycling podcast, but now there is so little cycling actually discussed. I think both Patrick and John are very knowledgeable about all things cycling, but they just need to have more organization and coordination about what cycling topics to discuss and less random discussions about other things.
Recently discovered this gem and am working through the back catalogue. An insightful, thoughtful, and humorous look into why I (we?) love riding.