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.
#265: Safety 3rd, Thanksgiving gratitude
John takes on a listener question this week regarding the notion of Safety 3rd. Is it foolhardy or a sound philosophy? John and Patrick ponder its implications. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Patrick takes a look at what he's grateful for and the how and why of his increased practice of contemplating what he has to be grateful for.
#264: Are Peloton riders cyclists? Tips for riding in wet weather
John wonders if Peloton riders just ride a Peloton or do they actually, you know, ride outside at all? Patrick takes on a listener question about riding in the rain.
263: Christmas wish list
With Halloween behind us, the retail world turns its attention to the holiday season. Patrick and John put together their Christmas wish lists which they hope listeners' significant others will act upon because gifts involving cycling are pretty terrific.
#262: Any bike is a gravel bike; Vosper interview—Pon buys Dorel Sports
John has been doing what we'd refer to as gravel rides since before he had a gravel bike and while he enjoys increased specialization, he thinks we don't always appreciate just how versatile less discipline-specific bikes really are. Patrick talks to industry vet Rick Vosper about how the Dutch conglomerate Pon just purchased Dorel, one of the biggest producers of bikes for the U.S. market and just what that means for shops and consumers.
#261: the road less traveled, taking a break
This week John elects to take the road less traveled and concludes he's better for it. Patrick, on the other hand, has chosen to take a break from his riding in an effort to get a reboot.
#260: preparing for winter riding, trail work
With the arrival of fall John says the change of seasons increasingly truncates his day. To prevent the his abbreviated days from cutting into his winter riding, which will involve many hours in the dark, John says he's instituting the practices now that will carry him through the winter. Patrick looks at trail work and how it both provides a service to the community and feeds his connection to the trails he rides on.
Recently discovered this gem and am working through the back catalogue. An insightful, thoughtful, and humorous look into why I (we?) love riding.
#113-#114 with Selene and Patrick are the best it gets
I couldn’t get into the show before Selene joined and sadly couldn’t after. Patrick is great but the duo of them both is what flies me to this podcast. Gravel, Road, and Mountain Biking are all discussed and it really is a cyclists podcast. From Selene’s tandem episode #5 and the 100 episode run, I’ll re revisiting this “era” all over again. I hope Patrick can find someone to help carry the torch.
Used to like it, now it’s almost un-listenable
For what content there is, that part is great. The hosts are knowledgeable but the last couple of episodes I’ve listened to are horrendous. Just mindless rambling and they cannot help but say the word “yeah” about 400 times an episode. It is really bad. I truly hope they see this review and take it to heart. Cut out the “Yeah” every other word and get to the point and the show would be half as long.